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Super Bowl Memories: Super Bowl VII

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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2007 9:08 pm | Updated: 6:49 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

The Tribune is counting down the 37 remaining days until Super Bowl XLII at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale with a memory from each Super Bowl.

Super Bowl VII

When: Jan. 14, 1973

Where: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Score: Miami 14, Washington 7

Defining moment: Washington was in danger of getting shut out until it blocked a field-goal attempt by Miami’s Garo Yepremian, and the little kicker inexplicably tried to throw a pass. His feeble toss was plucked out of the air by the Redskins’ Mike Bass and returned for a touchdown.

Quotable: “I thought I was doing something good, something to help the team. Instead it was almost a tragedy. I almost caused a disaster.” — Yepremian

Lasting impact: This is a no-brainer. The magnitude of the game has never been more evident than now, with the New England Patriots’ pursuit of an undefeated season. That is something only the 1972 Dolphins — who went 17-0, as the NFL played a 14-game regular-season schedule at the time — have achieved.

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