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Super Bowl XXVI

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Super Bowl XXVI was played on January 26, 1992 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The Washington Redskins beat the Buffalo Bills 37 to 24.

The game

Mark Rypien passed for 292 yards and two touchdowns as the Redskins overwhelmed the Bills to win their third Super Bowl in the past 10 years. Rypien, the game's most valuable player, completed 18 of 33 passes, including a 10-yard scoring strike to Earnest Byner and a 30-yard touchdown to Gary Clark. The latter came late in the third quarter after Buffalo had trimmed a 24-0 deficit to 24-10, and effectively put the game out of reach. Washington went on to lead by as much as 37-10 before the Bills made it close with a pair of touchdowns in the final six minutes. Though the Redskins struggled early, converting their first three drives inside the Bills' 20-yard line into only three points, they built a 17-0 halftime lead. And they made it 24-0 just 16 seconds into the second half, after Kurt Gouveia intercepted Buffalo quarterback Jim Kelly's pass on the first play of the third quarter and returned it 23 yards to the Bills' 2. One play later, Gerald Riggs scored his second touchdown of the game to make it 24-0. Kelly, forced to bring Buffalo from behind, completed 28 of a Super Bowl-record 58 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns, but was intercepted four times. Bills running back Thurman Thomas, who had an AFC-high 1,407 yards rushing and an NFL-best 2,038 total yards from scrimmage during the regular season, ran for only 13 yards on 10 carries and was limited to 27 yards on four receptions. Clark had seven catches for 114 yards and Art Monk added seven for 113 for the Redskins, who amassed 417 yards of total offense while limiting the explosive Bills to 283. Washington's Joe Gibbs became only the third head coach to win three Super Bowls.

CBS televised the game in the United States, with commentators Pat Summerall and John Madden. Also, history was made when CBS' Lesley Visser became the first female sportscaster to preside over the postgame championship trophy presentation for a Super Bowl.

Scoring Summary

  • WAS- FG Lohmiller 34
  • WAS- Byner 10 pass from Rypien (Lohmiller kick)
  • WAS- Riggs 1 run (Lohmiller kick)
  • WAS- Riggs 2 run (Lohmiller kick)
  • BUF- FG Norwood 21
  • BUF- Thomas 1 run (Norwood kick)
  • WAS- Clark 30 pass from Rypien (Lohmiller kick)
  • WAS- FG Lohmiller 25
  • WAS- FG Lohmiller 39
  • BUF- Metzelaars 2 pass from Kelly (Norwood kick)
  • BUF- Beebe 4 pass from Kelly (Norwood kick)

Playoffs

See NFL playoffs, 1991-92

NFL Super Bowls

I 1967 | II 1968 | III 1969 | IV 1970 | V 1971 | VI 1972 | VII 1973 | VIII 1974 | IX 1975 | X 1976

XI 1977 | XII 1978 | XIII 1979 | XIV 1980 | XV 1981 | XVI 1982 | XVII 1983 | XVIII 1984 | XIX 1985 | XX 1986

XXI 1987 | XXII 1988 | XXIII 1989 | XXIV 1990 | XXV 1991 | XXVI 1992 | XXVII 1993 | XXVIII 1994 | XXIX 1995 | XXX 1996

XXXI 1997 | XXXII 1998 | XXXIII 1999 | XXXIV 2000 | XXXV 2001 | XXXVI 2002 | XXXVII 2003 | XXXVIII 2004 | XXXIX 2005 | XL 2006

XLI 2007 | XLII 2008 | XLIII 2009 | XLIV 2010

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