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Aug 20, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Bob Griese (center) looks on during the 1972 Miami Dolphins White House Visit at the White House. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

After dominating the NFL in 1972 the Miami Dolphins returned to the post-season in 1973 and earned a spot in the Super Bowl. The Dolphins became the first team in NFL history to go to three consecutive Super Bowls and only the 2nd team to win back to back titles. The Dolphins entered the game favorites against the Minnesota Vikings but many believed that the game would be close.

The Dolphins boasted a stellar running game that featured Jim Kiick, Larry Csonka, and Mercury Morris. The end of the first quarter had the Dolphins with over 100 yards rushing. The Dolphins would win the game 24-7.

Many believed that the 1973 team was better than the 1972 team. Miami faced a far tougher regular season schedule and finished 12-2 on the year and surrendered only 150 points all season.

The Dolphins used a myriad of stunts and traps to keep the Vikings stout defense off-balance the entire game and by the end of the half the Dolphins had sufficiently put the Vikings on their heels. The Dolphins would hold the Vikings offense down and never allowed their opponent to sneak back into the game.

Over the course of two seasons the Dolphins went 26-2 which was the best two season performance of any team in NFL history.

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