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Super Bowl XXVI: Redskins 37, Bills 24

Starters | Scoring | Team Statistics | Individual Statistics | How They Got There


Redskins Steal the Show, 37-24
By Richard Justice
Washington Post Staff Writers
Monday, Jan. 27, 1992; Page C1

All Aboard!
After a 45-0 rout of the Detroit Lions in Week 1 of the 1991 season, Post columnist Tony Kornheiser literally rode the momentum of the Redskins' success into Minneapolis aboard the Redskins Bandwagon.
MINNEAPOLIS, JAN. 26 — Had the Washington Redskins dreamed of a way to finish this remarkable season it would have included a composed, big-time effort from quarterback Mark Rypien and a defense that swarmed the Buffalo Bills from beginning to end. The Redskins got all of that and more and rolled over the Bills, 37-24, to win Super Bowl XXVI.
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Redskin Starters
OffenseDefense
Pos. Player Pos. Player
WR Clark LE Mann
TE Middleton LT Williams
LT Lachey RT Johnson
LG McKenzie RE Stokes
C Bostic LLB Marshall
RG Schlereth MLB Gouveia
RT Jacoby RLB Collins
TE Warren LCB Mayhew
WR Monk RCB Green
QB Rypien SS Copeland
RB Byner FS Edwards
Bills Starters
OffenseDefense
Pos. Player Pos. Player
WR Lofton LE Seals
TE Metzelaars NT Wright
LT Wolford RE B. Smith
LG Richter LOLB Bennett
C Hull LILB Conlan
RG Parker RILB Bailey
RT Ballard ROLB Talley
TE McKellar LCB Jackson
WR Reed RCB Odomes
QB Kelly SS Drane
RB K. Davis FS Kelso



Scoring

  1 2 3 4 Tot.
Washington 0 17 14 6 37
Buffalo 0 0 10 14 24

First Quarter:
Washington: Lohmiller, 34 yard field goal
Washington: Byner, 10 yard pass from Rypien (Lohmiller kick)
Washington: Riggs, 1 yard run (Lohmiller kick)

Third Quarter:
Washington: Riggs, 2 yard run (Lohmiller kick)
Buffalo: Norwood, 21 yard field goal
Buffalo: Thomas, 1 yard run (Norwood kick)
Washington: Clark, 30 yard pass from Rypien (Lohmiller kick)

Fourth Quarter:
Washington: Lohmiller, 25 yard field goal
Washington: Lohmiller, 39 yard field goal
Buffalo: Metzelaars, 2 yard pass from Kelly (Norwood kick)
Buffalo: Beebe, 4 yard pass from Kelly (Norwood kick)


Team Statistics

  Was. Buf.
First Downs (Tot.) 24 25
First Downs (Rush) 10 4
First Downs (Pass) 12 18
First Downs (Penalty) 2 3
Fumbles/Lost 1/0 6/1
Penalties/Yards 5/82 6/50
Total Off. Plays 73 82
Total Net Yards 417 283
Avg. Yards Per Play 5.7 3.5
Missed Field Goals 0 0
Giveaways 1 5


Individual Statistics

Passing:
Washington: Rypien, 18-33, 292 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, 54.5%
Buffalo: Kelly, 28-58, 275 yards, 2 TD, 4 INT, 48.3%; Reich, 1-1, 11 yards, 0 TD, O INT, 100%

Rushing:
Washington: Ervins, 13-72; Byner, 14-49; Riggs, 5-7, TD; Sanders, 1-1; Rutledge, 1-0; Rypien, 6- (-4)
Buffalo: K. Davis, 4-17; Kelly, 3-16; Thomas, 10-13, TD; Lofton, 1- (-3)

Receiving:
Washington: Clark, 7-114, TD; Monk, 7-113; Byner, 3-24; Sanders, 1-41

Buffalo: Lofton, 7-92; Reed, 5-34; Beebw, 4-61, TD; Davis, 4-38; Thomas, 4-27; McKellar, 2-29; Edwards, 1-11; Metzelaars, 1-2, TD; Kelly, 1- (-8)

Punting:
Washington: Goodburn, 4, avg. 37.5
Buffalo: Mohn, 6, avg. 35.0

Punt Returns:
Washington: Mitchell, 2 FC
Buffalo: Hicks, 3, 9 yards

Kickoff Returns:
Washington: Mitchell, 1-16
Buffalo: Edwards, 4-77

Interception Returns:
Washington: Edwards, 2-56; Gouveia, 1-23; Green, 1-0
Buffalo: Jackson, 1-4



How They Got There: 1991

Buffalo: 13-3
Opponent Res. Score
Miami W 35-31
Pittsburgh W 52-34
at N.Y. Jets W 23-20
at Tampa Bay W 17-10
Chicago W 35-20
at Kansas City L 33-6
Indianapolis W 42-6
Cincinnati W 35-16
New England W 22-17
at Green Bay W 34-24
at Miami W 41-27
at New England L 16-13
N.Y. Jets W 24-13
at L.A. Raiders W 30-27
at Indianapolis W 35-7
Detroit L 17-14
Kansas City* W 37-14
Denver* W 10-7
* AFC Playoffs

Washington: 14-2
Opponent Res. Score
Detroit W 45-0
at Dallas W 33-31
Phoenix W 34-0
at Cincinnati W 34-27
Philadelphia W 23-0
at Chicago W 20-7
Cleveland W 42-17
at N.Y. Giants W 17-13
Houston W 16-13
Atlanta W 56-17
at Pittsburgh W 41-14
Dallas L 24-21
at L.A. Rams W 27-6
at Phoenix W 20-14
N.Y. Giants W 34-17
at Philadelphia L 24-22
Atlanta* W 24-7
Detroit* W 41-10
* NFC Playoffs



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