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SCORING Washington 0 35 0 7 -- 42 Denver 10 0 0 0 -- 10


DEN- Nattiel 56 pass from Elway (Karlis kick), 1:57 1st DEN- FG Karlis 24, 5:51 1st WAS- Sanders 80 pass from D. Williams (Haji-Sheikh kick), 0:53 2nd WAS- Clark 27 pass from D. Williams (Haji-Sheikh kick), 4:45 2nd WAS- Smith 58 run (Haji-Sheikh kick), 8:33 2nd WAS- Sanders 50 pass from D. Williams (Haji-Sheikh kick), 11:18 2nd WAS- Didier 8 pass from D. Williams (Haji-Sheikh kick), 13:56 2nd WAS- Smith 4 run (Haji-Sheikh kick), 1:51 4th
TEAM STATISTICS Washington Denver Total First Downs 25 18 Rushing 13 6 Passing 11 10 Penalty 1 2 Total Net Yardage 602 327 Total Offensive Plays 72 61 Average Gain per Offensive Play 8.4 5.4 Rushes 40 17 Yards Gained Rushing (Net) 280 97 Average Yards per Rush 7.0 5.7 Passes Attempted 30 39 Passes Completed 18 15 Had Intercepted 1 3 Tackled Attempting to Pass 2 5 Yards Lost Attempting to Pass 18 50 Yards Gained Passing (Net) 322 230 Punts 4 7 Average Distance 37.5 36.1 Punt Returns 1 2 Punt Return Yardage 0 18 Kickoff Returns 3 5 Kickoff Return Yardage 46 88 Interception Return Yardage 11 0 Fumbles 1 0 Own Fumbles Recovered 1 0 Opponent Fumbles Recovered 0 0 Penalties 6 5 Yards Penalized 65 26 Total Points Scored 42 10 Touchdowns 6 1 Rushing 2 0 Passing 4 1 Returns 0 0 Extra Points 6 1 Field Goals 0 1 Field Goals Attempted 1 2 Safeties 0 0 Third-Down Efficiency 9/15 2/12 Fourth-Down Efficiency 0/0 0/0 Time of Possession 35:15 24:45
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing Washington No. Yds. LG TD Smith 22 204 58t 2 Bryant 8 38 15 0 Clark 1 25 25 0 Rogers 5 17 5 0 Griffin 1 2 2 0 D. Williams 2 -2 1 0 Sanders 1 -4 4 0 Denver No. Yds. LG TD Lang 5 38 13 0 Elway 3 32 21 0 Winder 8 30 13 0 Sewell 1 -3 3 0 Passing Washington Att. Comp. Yds. TD Int. D. Williams 29 18 340 4 1 Schroeder 1 0 0 0 0 Denver Att. Comp. Yds. TD Int. Elway 38 14 257 1 3 Sewell 1 1 23 0 0 Receiving Washington No. Yds. LG TD Sanders 9 193 80t 2 Clark 3 55 27t 1 Warren 2 15 9 0 Monk 1 40 40 0 Bryant 1 20 20 0 Smith 1 9 9 0 Didier 1 8 8t 1 Denver No. Yds. LG TD M. Jackson 4 76 32 0 Sewell 4 41 18 0 Nattiel 2 69 56t 1 Kay 2 38 27 0 Winder 1 26 26 0 Elway 1 23 23 0 Lang 1 7 7 0 Interceptions Washington No. Yds. LG TD Wilburn 2 11 11 0 Davis 1 0 0 0 Denver No. Yds. LG TD Castille 1 0 0 0 Punting Washington No. Avg. LG Blk. Cox 4 37.5 42 0 Denver No. Avg. LG Blk. Horan 7 36.1 43 0 Punt Returns Washington No. FC Yds. LG TD Green 1 1 0 0 0 Yarber 0 1 0 ** 0 Denver No. FC Yds. LG TD Clark 2 0 18 9 0 Kickoff Returns Washington No. Yds. LG TD Sanders 3 46 16 0 Denver No. Yds. LG TD Bell 5 88 21 0
MVP- QB Doug Williams, Washington
January 31, 1988
San Diego, California; Jack Murphy Stadium
Attendance: 73,302


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Play-by-Play

   Washington won the coin toss and elected to receive.
   FIRST QUARTER
   Karlis kick to WASH 2, Sanders 16 return (Clark).
Washington (15:00)
   WASH 18 1-10    Smith 4 run right (Ryan).
   WASH 22 2- 6    Smith run up middle, no gain (Jones).
   WASH 22 3- 6    Williams pass to Clark dropped, incomplete.
   WASH 22 4- 6    Cox 34 punt downed at DEN 44.
Denver (l3:11)
   DEN 44 1-10    Elway 56 pass to Nattiel deep right (caught at WASH 8), touchdown (13:03).
                 Karlis kicked extra point.
                 Denver scoring drive: 56 yards, 1 play, :08.
                 Denver 7, Washington 0
   Karlis kick to WASH 2, Sanders 15 return (Micho).
Washington (13:03)
   WASH 17 1-10    Williams 9 swing pass to Smith right (Haynes).
   WASH 26 2- 1    Smith 4 run up middle (Mecklenburg).
   WASH 30 1-10    Smith 5 run right (Townsend).
   WASH 35 2- 5    Williams pass to Warren batted down (Kragen).
   WASH 35 3- 5    Williams pass to Clark dropped, incomplete.
   WASH 35 4- 5    Cox 42 punt, Clark 9 return (Bostic).
Denver (11:14)
   DEN 32 1-10    Elway pass to Jackson overthrown, incomplete.
   DEN 32 2-10    Elway 32 pass to Jackson middle (Wilburn).
   WASH 36 1-10    Sewell 23 pass to Elway right (Wilburn).
   WASH 13 1-10    Winder 1 run up middle (Olkewicz).
   WASH 1Z 2- 9    Elway 6 pass to Sewell right (out of bounds).
   WASH  6 3- 3    Elway quarterback draw loss of 1 (Butz).
   WASH  7 4- 4    Karlis 24-yard field goal (9:09).
                 Denver scoring drive: 61 yards, 6 plays, 2:05.
                 Denver 10, Washington 0
   Karlis kick to WASH 1, Sanders 15 return, fumbled, Caldwell recovered for Wash at WASH 16 (Klostermann).
Washington (9:09)
   WASH 16 1-10    Smith run left, loss of 4 (Mecklenburg).
   WASH 12 2-14    Bryant run left. loss of 2 (Jones).
   WASH 10 3-16    Williams 40 pass to Monk left (Lilly).
      50 1-10    Sanders reverse right, loss of 4 (Ryan).
   WASH 46 2-14    Williams pass to Bryant incomplete.
   WASH 46 3-14    Williams pass to Clark broken up, incomplete (Robbins).
   WASH 46 4-14    Cox 35 punt, Clark 9 return (Orr).
Denver (6:18)
   DEN 28 1-10    Lang 11 run left (Walton).
   DEN 39 1-10    Lang 13 run up middle (Bowles).
   WASH 48 1-10    Elway pass to Nattiel overthrown, incomplete.
   WASH 48 2-10    Elway 18 shovel pass to Sewell (Vaughn, Bowles).
                 Denver first time out (4:02).
   WASH 30 1-10    Elway pass to Kay overthrown, incomplete.
   WASH 30 2-10    Elway pass to Sewell overthrown, incomplete.
   WASH 30 3-10    Elway sacked, loss of 18 (Walton).
   WASH 48 4-28    Horan 32 punt out of bounds at WASH 16.
Washington (3:33)
   WASH 16 1-10    Williams 9 Bass 10 Sanders (Ryan).
   WASH 25 2- 1    Smith 25 run left. Play nullified
                 and Wash penalized 10 for holding (Warren).
   WASH 15 2-11    Williams pass to Sanders dropped, incomplete.
   WASH 15 3-11    Williams 20 pass to Bryant middle (Wilson).
   WASH 35 1-10    Williams sacked, loss of 10 (Jones).
   WASH 25 2-20    Schroeder sacked, loss of 8 (Mecklenburg).
   WASH 17 3-28    Schroeder pass to Bryant dropped, incomplete.
   WASH 17 4-28    Cox 39 punt downed at DEN 44.
Denver (:31)
   DEN 44 1-10    Elway pass to Winder incomplete. Play nullified
                 and Wash penalized 15 for roughing the passer (Olkewicz).
   WASH 41 1-10    Winder run up middle, no gain (Grant).
                 END OF FIRST QUARTER:
                 Denver 10, Washington 0

SECOND QUARTER
WASH 41 2-10 Elway pass to Nattiel underthrown, incomplete. WASH 41 3-10 Elway sacked, loss of 12, Play nullified and Wash penalized 5 for offsides (Mann). WASH 36 3- 5 Elway shovel pass to Boddie dropped, incomplete. WASH 36 4- 5 Horan 36 punt, touchback.
Washington (14:17) WASH 20 1-10 Williams 80 pass to Sanders deep right (caught at WASH 48), touchdown (14:07). Haji-Sheikh kicked extra point. Washington scoring drive: 80 yards, 1 play, :10. Denver 10, Washington 7 Cox kick 3 yards into end zone, Bell 21 return (Hamel). Denver (14:07) DEN 18 1-10 Lang 3 run up middle (Grant). DEN 21 2- 7 Elway pass to Winder left incomplete. DEN 21 3- 7 Elway pass to Sewell batted down (Coleman). DEN 21 4- 7 Horan 43 punt, Green no return (Bell). Washington (12:59) WASH 36 1-10 Williams 9 pass to Warren middle (Hunley). WASH 45 2- 1 Smith 19 run up middle (Smith). DEN 36 1-10 Smith 1 run up middle (Fletcher). DEN 35 2- 9 Bryant 8 run around left end (Wilson). DEN 27 3- 1 Williams 27 pass to Clark deep left sideline, touchdown (10:15). Haji-Sheikh kicked extra point. Washington scoring drive: 64 yards, 5 plays, 2:44. Washington 14, Denver 10 Cox kick into end zone, touchback. Denver (10:15) DEN 20 1-10 Elway 26 shovel pass to Winder (Bowles). DEN 46 1-10 Winder 7 run up middle (Kaufman). WASH 47 2- 3 Elway pass to Nattiel batted away (Butz). WASH 47 3- 3 Elway 21 run evading pass rush (Green). WASH 26 1-10 Winder run left, no gain (Butz). WASH 26 2-10 Elway pass to Sewell dropped, incomplete. WASH 26 3-10 Elway pass to Johnson middle incomplete. WASH 26 4-10 Karlis's 43-yard field goal attempt was wide left. Washington (7:18) WASH 26 1-10 Williams 16 pass to Clark middle (Wilson). WASH 42 1-10 Smith 58 run around right end, touchdown (8:33). Haji-Sheikh kicked extra point. Washington scoring drive: 74 yards, 2 plays, :51. Washington 21, Denver 10 Cox kick to DEN 3, Bell 19 return (Vaughn). Denver (6:27) DEN 22 1-10 Lang 2 run off right tackle (Mann). DEN 24 2- 8 Elway pass to Johnson overthrown, incomplete. DEN 24 3- 8 Elway 7 pass to Sewell right (out of bounds). DEN 31 4- 1 Horan 29 punt out of bounds at WASH 40. Washington (4:34) WASH 40 1-10 Williams pass to Sanders overthrown, incomplete. WASH 40 2-10 Williams 10 pass to Sanders middle (Ryan). 50 1-10 Williams 50 pass to Sanders deep right (caught at DEN 10), touchdown (3:42). Haji-Sheikh kicked extra point. Washington scoring drive: 60 yards, 3 plays, :52. Washington 28, Denver 10 Cox kick into end zone, touchback. Denver (3:42) DEN 20 1-10 Winder 13 run around left end (Bowles). DEN 33 1-10 Winder 8 draw up middle (Kaufman). DEN 41 2- 2 Elway pass to Nattiel deep right intercepted at WASH 21, Wilburn no return. Washington (2:14) WASH 21 1-10 Smith 1 run right (Gilbert). Two Minute Warning. WASH 22 2- 9 Smith 43 run left (Lilly). DEN 35 1-10 Williams pass to Warren dropped, incomplete. DEN 35 2-10 Williams 21 pass to Sanders right (Haynes). Wash first time out. DEN 14 1-10 Williams 7 pass to Sanders middle (Smith). DEN 7 2- 3 Bryant run right, loss of 1 (Smith). Den second time out. DEN 8 3- 4 Williams 8 pass to Didier left end zone, touchdown (1:04). Haji-Sheikh kicked extra point. Washington scoring drive: 79 yards, 7 plays, 1:10. Washington 35, Denver 10 Cox kick to DEN 10, Bell 14 return (Walton). Denver (1:04) DEN 24 1-10 Elway 7 pass to Lang middle (Manley). DEN 31 2- 3 Elway 10 shovel pass to Sewell (Coleman). Den third time out (:23). DEN 41 1-10 Elway 23 pass to Jackson left (Walton). WASH 36 1-10 Elway pass to Nattiel left intercepted at WASH 21, Davis no return. Washington (:07) WASH 21 1-10 Williams knelt down, loss of 1. END OF SECOND QUARTER: Washington 35, Denver 10
THIRD QUARTER
Cox kick to DEN 8, Bell 19 return (Dean).
Denver (15:00) DEN 27 1-10 Elway pass to Lang underthrown, incomplete. DEN 27 2-10 Elway pass to Sewell overthrown, incomplete. DEN 27 3-10 Elway 11 pass to Jackson (Davis). Den declines offsides against Wash. DEN 38 1-10 Winder run off left tackle, loss of 3 (Walton). DEN 35 2-13 Elway pass to Johnson overthrown, incomplete. DEN 35 3-13 Den penalized 5 for false start (Bishop). DEN 30 3-18 Elway pass to Nattiel intercepted at WASH 39, Wilburn 11 return (Nattiel), Wash penalized 15 for personal foul (Davis). Washington (13:17) WASH 35 1-10 Smith run around right end, no gain (Fletcher). WASH 35 2-10 Bryant 15 run off right tackle (Kragen). 50 1-10 Williams 12 pass to Clark middle (Lilly). DEN 38 1-10 Smith 1 run up middle (Smith). DEN 37 2- 9 Williams pass to Clark right underthrown, incomplete. DEN 37 3- 9 Williams pass to Sanders incomplete. Play nullified and Den penalized 5 for illegal use of hands (Castille). Automatic first down. DEN 32 1-10 Smith 1 run up middle (Smith). DEN 31 2- 9 Williams 2 pass to Sanders (Smith). DEN 29 3- 7 Williams rushed, pass to Clark incomplete. DEN 29 4- 7 Haji-Sheikh's 46-yard field goal attempt hit right upright, no good. Denver (8:57) DEN 29 1-10 Elway pass to Sewell batted away (Grant). DEN 29 2-10 Elway sacked, loss of 7 (Manley). DEN 22 3-17 Elway pass to Jackson incomplete. Play nullified and Wash penalized 5 for offsides (Mann). DEN 27 3-12 Elway pass to Nattiel dropped, incomplete. DEN 27 4-12 Horan 43 punt, Green fair catch. Washington (8:03) WASH 30 1-10 Smith 3 run around right end (Fletcher). WASH 33 2- 7 Williams 6 pass to Warren middle (Mecklenburg). WASH 39 3- 1 Rogers 2 run left (Jones). WASH 41 1-10 Williams 6 pass to Sanders (Fletcher, Smith). WASH 47 2- 4 Smith 3 run right (Townsend). 50 3- 1 Rogers 3 run off right tackle (Townsend). DEN 47 1-10 Williams pass to Clark deep intercepted at DEN 2, Castille no return. Denver (3:47) DEN 2 1-10 Lang 4 run up middle. Play nullified and Den penalized 1 (half the distance) for holding (Bishop). DEN 1 1-11 Elway 10 pass to Jackson right (Wilburn). DEN 11 2- 1 Winder 4 run off right tackle (Mann). DEN 15 l-10 Elway 13 pass to Nattiel right (Bowles). DEN 28 1-10 Elway pass to Jackson batted down (Butz). DEN 28 2-10 Den penalized 5 for delay of game. DEN 23 2-15 Elway sacked, loss of 7 (Manley, Walton). DEN 16 3-22 Elway pass to Watson intercepted at DEN 40. Play nullified and Wash penalized 15 for roughing the passer (Walton). Automatic first down. DEN 31 1-10 Sewell run around left end, loss of 3 (Manley). DEN 28 2-13 Elway pass to Nattiel dropped, incomplete. DEN 28 3-13 Elway pass to Nattiel deep broken up (Bowles). DEN 28 4-13 Horan 40 punt, Yarber fair catch. Washington (:12) WASH 32 1-10 Clark 25 reverse left (Haynes). END OF THIRD QUARTER: Washington 35, Denver 10
FOURTH QUARTER
DEN 43 1 10 Smith 32 run off left tackle (Castille). DEN 11 1-10 Smith 7 run left (Smith). DEN 4 2- 3 Smith 4 run up middle. touchdown (13:09). Haji-Sheikh kicked extra point. Washington scoring drive: 68 yards, 4 plays, 2:03. Washington 42, Denver 10 Cox kick 1 yard into end zone, Bell 15 return (Orr).
Denver (13:09) DEN 14 1-10 Lang 9 run wide right (Walton). DEN 23 2- 1 Elway 12 run evading pass rush (Walton). DEN 35 1-10 Elway pass to Winder incomplete. DEN 35 2-10 Elway 27 pass to Kay right (Bowles). WASH 38 1-10 Elway sacked, loss of 10 (Mann). WASH 48 2-20 Elway 11 pass to Kay left (Kaufman). WASH 37 3- 9 Elway sacked, loss of 8 (Walton, Coleman). WASH 45 4-17 Elway 32 pass to Johnson left. Play nullified and Den penalized 10 for holding (Freeman). DEN 45 4-27 Horan 30 punt out of bounds at WASH 25. Washington (9:11) WASH 25 1-10 Smith 6 run off right tackle (Kragen). WASH 31 2- 4 Smith 9 run up middle (Gilbert). WASH 40 1-10 Smith 3 run up middle (Mecklenburg). WASH 43 2- 7 Smith 4 run off right tackle (Gilbert). WASH 47 3- 3 Bryant 13 run wide right (Dennison). DEN 40 1-10 Bryant run left, loss of 3 (Gilbert, Smith). DEN 43 2-13 Bryant 6 run wide right (Haynes). DEN 37 3- 7 Williams 8 pass to Sanders left (Wilson). DEN 29 1-10 Bryant 2 run right (Gilbert). DEN 27 2- 8 Rogers 4 run (Mecklenburg). Two Minute Warning. DEN 23 3- 4 Rogers 5 run wide right (Robbins). DEN 18 1-10 Rogers 3 run right (Jones). DEN 15 2- 7 Griffin 2 run up middle (Mecklenburg, Fletcher). DEN 13 3- 5 Williams kneel down, loss of 1. FINAL SCORE: Washington 42, Denver 10 FINAL RECORDS: Washington 14-4, Denver 12-5-1.


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Starting Lineups
Offense
Washington RedskinsDenver Broncos
Jeff Bostic            C       
Raleigh McKenzie       G    
Ray Thielemann         G   
Joe Jacoby             T  
Mark May               T
Clint Didier           TE
Don Warren             TE  
Gary Clark             WR    
Rickey Sander          WR   
Timmy Smith            RB    
Doug Williams          QB
C  Mike Freeman            
G  Keith Bishop            
G  Stefan Humphries        
T  Ken Lanier              
T  David Studdard
TE Clarence Kay            
WR Mark Jackson            
WR Ricky Nattiel           
RB Gene Lang               
RB Sammy Winder            
QB John Elway              
Defense
                       
Butz, Dave                 DT    
Grant, Darryl              DT    
Manley, Dexter             DE    
Mann, Charles              DE   
Coleman, Monte             OLB  
Kaufman, Mel               OLB  
Olkewicz, Neal             MLB  
Bowles, Todd               CB    
Green, Darrell             CB   
Walton, Alvin              FS    
Wilburn, Barry             SS    

NT  Greg Kragen           
DE  Rulon Jones            
DE  Andre Townsend        
OLB Simon Fletcher            
OLB Jim Ryan               
ILB Ricky Hunley           
ILB Karl Mecklenburg       
CB  Mark Haynes             
CB  Steve Wilson           
FS  Tony Lilly            
SS  Dennis Smith           
Substitutions Branch, Reggie Ken Bell Bryant, Kelvin Tony Boddie Caldwell, Ravin Walt Bowyer Cox, Steve Tyrone Braxton Davis, Brian Michael Brooks Dean, Vernon Jeremiah Castille Gouveia, Kurt Kevin Clark Griffin, Keith Rick Dennison Grimm, Russ Freddie Gilbert Haji-Sheikh, Ali Horan, Mike Hamel, Dean Vance Johnson Hamilton, Steve Rich Karlis Jones, Anthony Keith Kartz Kehr, Rick Bruce Klosterman Koch, Markus Gary Kubiak Milot, Rich Tim Lucas Monk, Art Bobby Micho Orr, Terry Orson Mobley Rogers, George Bruce Plummer Schroeder, Jay Randy Robbins Vaughn, Clarence Steven Sewell Woodberry, Dennis Steve Watson Yarber, Eric

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