Super Bowl VIII

Super Bowl VIII was the fourth edition of the final match between the National Football Conference ( NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC ) when the Super Bowl to count between the American Football League and the National Football League, it's the eighth. On January 13, 1974, the Minnesota Vikings and the Miami Dolphins were compared in Houston, Texas in Rice Stadium. Winners were the Miami Dolphins for a final score of 24:7. Miami running back Larry Csonka, who has set the Super Bowl record for most touchdowns (2 ) and most spilled yards per game (145) and still holds, was chosen most valuable player.


For the Dolphins Super Bowl VIII was the third Super Bowl in a row. It was the first Super Bowl was played in a not currently in use by a team of former NFL and AFL stadium that Rice Stadium was used again for professional football in the National Football League only in the 1960s. There has been some controversy due to poor training facilities at the stadium for the Vikings, according to statements by Bud Grant, the team would have to drive always 20 minutes by bus from the hotel there, the changing rooms were too small and stuffy, there were no lockers and most showers did not work. Furthermore, missing on the training field football any specific equipment.

Game History

Right in the first quarter ran Larry Csonka and Jim Kiick ever a touchdown for the Dolphins in the second quarter followed by a field goal by Garo Yepremian. In the second half both teams made ​​nor ever a touchdown which caused the final score of 24:7.