Redskins

Redskins

On Jan. 26, 1992, the Washington Redskins defeated the Buffalo Bills 37-24 to win Super Bowl XXVI in Minneapolis, Minn.

Not only are we 26 years to the day of the Redskins' last NFL championship, but the game also took place at the site of this year's big game, Super Bowl 52.

We did some digging and found the original Associated Press story first published moments after the Redskins captured their third Super Bowl Championship.

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Most Valuable Player Mark Rypien passed for 292 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Redskins to their third Super Bowl title.

Sixteen seconds into the second half, Kurt Gouveia intercepted Buffalo quarterback Jim Kelly's pass and returned it 23 yards to the Bills 2-yard line. One play later, Gerald Riggs scored his second touchdown of the game to make it 24-0.

Kelly was 28 for 58 for 275 yards and two touchdowns and four interceptions. The 58 attempts were a Super Bowl record. AFC rushing leader Thurman Thomas was held to 13 yards on 10 carries and 27 yards on four receptions.

Even more embarrassing, he didn't start the game for the Bills because he couldn't locate his helmet on the sideline.

Redskins receivers Gary Clark had seven catches for 114 yards and a touchdown. Art Monk added seven catches for 113 yards.

 

Joe Gibbs became the third head coach to win three Super Bowls, joining Chuck Noll and Bill Walsh.