Something the team would like to duplicate on the Road to Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta, an unlikely hero took the reins for the Washington Redskins in 1988, as the team would make their fourth Super Bowl appearance against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII.
Played in front of 73,302 people at San Diego’s Jack Murphy Stadium, the Washington Redskins would defeat the two-time AFC champion Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII with a score of 42-10.
Despite starting the season as a 2nd-string quarterback, Doug Williams was the MVP of Super Bowl XXII for the Redskins. 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 and one interception.
The cost of a 30 second commercial in 1988 at Super Bowl XXII rose $645,000. Halftime 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 Michaels, Frank Gifford, and Dan Dierdorf. However, there were still around 80.14 million viewers this time around.