Chapter 4, Page 151

Fans Storm Field
Pandemonium: The Fun Bunch, right, leaps in a high-five celebration of a fourth-quarter touchdown pass ni the 27-17 Super Bowl victory over Miami, while fans go wild on the field after the NFC championship game.
(Lucian Perkins/The Washington Post)
Fun Bunch
(Richard Darcey/The Washington Post)

The Redskins piled up 541 overall points that season, still the NFL record.

With the best year of his career, Theismann was chosen league MVP by the Associated Press. He completed 60.1 percent of his passes for 3,714 yards and 29 touchdowns. He threw just 11 interceptions, with four of them in a meaningless game against the Giants to end the regular season. What mattered more was that Theismann had thrown only four interceptions in the previous 12 games combined.

Also with the best year of his career, Riggins set a Redskins single-season rushing record with 1,347 yards, a mark that stood until Terry Allen gained 1,353 in 1996. Riggins also scored 24 touchdowns, breaking O.J. Simpson's record of 23. Riggins' record lasted until Dallas' Emmitt Smith scored 25 in 1995.

Moseley made enough field goals (33 of 47 attempts) to lead all NFL players in scoring, with 161 points.

With home-field advantage and a first-round bye, the Redskins swamped the Rams, 51-7, in the divisional round.

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