Count Up to Super Bowl 50: A Look Back at Super Bowl XXII

On January 31, 1988 the Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos went head to head during Super Bowl XII. The game ended with a score of 42-10. It was played in San Diego California at Jack Murphy Stadium. There were a total of 73,302 people in attendance at Super Bowl XXII.

By this time, the Redskins were making their 4th appearance at Super Bowl. Doug Williams was the MVP of Super Bowl XXII, even though he entered this football season as a “backup” he still came out on top. The Redskins scored a shocking 35 points during the second quarter alone. During the Super Bowl, Williams was recorded 18 out of 29 passes, which made for a record 340 yards, four touchdowns with one interception. It’s safe to say that Doug Williams was on fire during Super Bowl XXII.

The cost of a 30 second commercial in 1988 at Super Bowl XXII was $645,000! The halftime show included Chubby Checker and The Rockettes, which made for a very interesting show. The National Anthem was sung by Herb Alpert and the Super Bowl was aired on ABC’s network. The announcers were a little different this year with it being Al MichaelsFrank Gifford, and Dan Dierdorf. However, there were still around 80.14 viewers this time around.

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