Archer Helps Dolphins Beat 49ers in London

<i> Associated Press </i>

Reserve quarterback Dave Archer scored on a 4-yard run with 1:28 remaining to give the Miami Dolphins a 27-21 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in a National Football League exhibition game in front of a capacity 70,000 in Wembley Stadium Sunday night.

Archer, taking advantage of a personal foul against the 49ers, faked a handoff and ran around left end to score.

Quarterbacks Dan Marino of the Dolphins and Joe Montana of the 49ers each played the first quarter before being replaced.


On Marino’s first play, he completed a 14-yard pass to running back Troy Stradford. Then Marino threw an 11-yard pass to Mark Clayton in the end zone that slipped out of the wide receiver’s hands.

Running back Lorenzo Hampton scored when he dived over from the 3 with 9:58 of the quarter gone.

Fuad Reveiz kicked the extra point to give the Dolphins a 7-0 lead.

Reveiz also kicked a 45-yard field goal to extend the Dolphins’ first-quarter lead to 10-0.

In the second quarter, Montana was replaced by Steve Young and Marino was replaced by Ron Jaworski.

Young’s appearance sparked the 49ers. On his second play, Young rushed for 11 yards, then gained a first down with a 41-yard pass play to Jerry Rice.


Young threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to running back Tom Rathman. Ray Wersching kicked the extra point and the 49ers, trailed, 10-7.

The 49ers took a 14-7 lead with Terrence Flagler rushing 6 yards to score. Wersching made his second PAT.

A nine-play Miami drive ended with Reveiz’ 43-yard field goal with two seconds remaining in the half, lifting the Dolphins to within 14-13.

After a turnover-free first half, Miami took the lead again when Harry Sydney slipped on the wet grass, fumbled a Young pass, and Miami’s Jackie Shipp picked it up and ran 11 yards to score.

The 49ers, however, went ahead again, 21-20, on Doug DuBose’s 1-yard scoring run.

Young continued to throw well but could not find the same coordination as earlier with his receivers. He was replaced by third-string quarterback John Paye.

Archer, 26, a fifth-year NFL pro, replaced Jaworski and improved his chances of making the Dolphins’ roster.

“Archer did an outstanding job by moving the young players down the field in the last quarter,” Miami Coach Don Shula said. “It was a very exciting ballgame.”


NFL games played outside of the United States:

Date Teams Site July 31, 1988 Miami Dolphins 27, London San Francisco 49ers 21 Aug. 9, 1987 Los Angeles Rams 28, London Denver Broncos 27 Aug. 3, 1986 Chicago Bears 17, London Dallas Cowboys 6 Aug. 6, 1983 Minnesota Vikings 28, London St. Louis Cardinals 10 Aug. 5, 1978 New Orleans Saints 14, Mexico City Philadelphia Eagles 7 Aug. 16, 1976 St. Louis Cardinals 20, Tokyo San Diego Chargers 10 Aug. 25, 1969 Detroit Lions 22, Montreal Boston Patriots 9 Aug. 11, 1969 Pittsburgh Steelers 17, Montreal New York Giants 13 Aug. 8, 1961 Hamilton Tigercats (CFL) 38, Hamilton Buffalo Bills 21 Aug. 5, 1961 Chicago Bears 34, Montreal Montreal Alouettes (CFL) 16 Aug. 2, 1961 St. Louis Cardinals 36, Toronto Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 7 Aug. 15, 1960 Chicago Bears 16, Toronto New York Giants 7 Aug. 6, 1960 Pittsburgh Steelers 43, Toronto Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 16 Aug. 5, 1959 Chicago Cardinals 55, Toronto Toronto Argonauts (CFL) 26 Aug. 11, 1951 New York Giants 38, Ottawa Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 6 Aug. 12, 1950 New York Giants 20, Ottawa Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 6