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Encyclopedia > 1991 NFL season

The 1991 NFL season was the 72nd regular season of the National Football League. The season ended with Super Bowl XXVI when the Washington Redskins defeated the Buffalo Bills. The regular season is a term used, primarily, in North American sports. ... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from... Date January 26, 1992 Stadium Metrodome City Minneapolis, Minnesota MVP Mark Rypien, Quarterback Favorite Redskins by 7 National anthem Harry Connick, Jr. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Dark Navy, Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. ...

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Major rule changes

  • A drop kick, field goal, and punt can only be attempted from behind the line of scrimmage.
  • If a foul by a player causes an injury to an opponent, a team time out will not be charged to the penalized team anytime during the game instead of only during the last two minutes of a half.
  • The game clock will not start until the next snap following any change of possession, even if the player went out of bounds.
  • Officials will immediately blow the play dead when a defensive player is offsides before the snap and clearly rushes beyond the offensive line in such a way that he becomes an unabated threat to the quarterback.
  • A touchback will be ruled when a player fumbles the ball in the field of play and it goes out of bounds in the opponent's end zone.
  • A touchback, not a safety, will also be ruled when a player fumbles the ball in his own end zone and the opponent is the one that knocks the fumble out of bounds in the end zone.
  • An offensive player cannot deliberately bat a backward pass forward.

Week by Week Scores

  • Week One

Miami 31 @ Buffalo 35
Minnesota 6 @ Chicago 10
Dallas 26 @ Cleveland 14
Cincinnati 14 @ Denver 45
L.A. Raiders 17 @ Houston 47
Atlanta 3 @ Kansas City 14
New England 16 @ Indianapolis 7
Seattle 24 @ New Orleans 27
San Francisco 14 @ N.Y. Giants 16
Tampa Bay 13 @ N.Y. Jets 16
Philadelphia 20 @ Green Bay 3
Phoenix 24 @ L.A. Rams 14
San Diego 20 @ Pittsburgh 26
Detroit 0 @ Washington 45

  • Week Two

Pittsburgh 34 @ Buffalo 52
Chicago 21 @ Tampa Bay 20
Cleveland 20 @ New England 0
Green Bay 14 @ Detroit 23
Houston 30 @ Kansas City 7
Denver 13 @ L.A. Raiders 16
L.A. Rams 19 @ N.Y. Giants 13
Indianapolis 6 @ Miami 17
Minnesota 20 @ Atlanta 19
New Orleans 17 @ Kansas City 10
Phoenix 26 @ Philadelphia 10
San Diego 14 @ San Francisco 34
N.Y. Jets 13 @ Seattle 20
Washington 33 @ Dallas 31

  • Week Three

Atlanta 13 @ San Diego 10
Buffalo 23 @ N.Y. Jets 20
N.Y. Giants 17 @ Chicago 20
Cincinnati 13 @ Cleveland 14
Seattle 10 @ Denver 16
Miami 13 @ Detroit 17
Tampa Bay 13 @ Green Bay 15
Kansas City 7 @ Houston 17
Indianapolis 0 @ L.A. Raiders 16
San Francisco 14 @ Minnesota 17
L.A. Rams 7 @ New Orleans 24
Philadelphia 24 @ Dallas 0
New England 6 @ Pittsburgh 20
Phoenix 0 @ Washington 34

  • Week Four

L.A. Raiders 17 @ Atlanta 21
Buffalo 17 @ Tampa Bay 10
N.Y. Jets 13 @ Chicago 19 (OT)
Dallas 17 @ Phoenix 9
San Diego 19 @ Denver 27
Detroit 33 @ Indianapolis 24
Seattle 13 @ Kansas City 20
Green Bay 13 @ Miami 16
Houston 20 @ New England 24
Minnesota 0 @ New Orleans 26
Cleveland 10 @ N.Y. Giants 13
Pittsburgh 14 @ Philadelphia 23
L.A. Rams 10 @ San Francisco 27
Washington 34 @ Cincinnati 27

  • Week Five

Chicago 20 @ Buffalo 35
N.Y. Giants 16 @ Dallas 21
Denver 13 @ Minnesota 6
Tampa Bay 3 @ Detroit 31
Kansas City 14 @ San Diego 13
San Francisco 6 @ L.A. Raiders 12
Green Bay 21 @ L.A. Rams 23
New Orleans 27 @ Atlanta 6
Miami 23 @ N.Y. Jets 41
New England 10 @ Phoenix 24
Indianapolis 3 @ Seattle 31
Philadelphia 0 @ Washington 23
Bye Week: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Houston, Pittsburgh

  • Week Six

Dallas 20 @ Green Bay 17 (Milwaukee, Wi.)
Minnesota 20 @ Detroit 24
Denver 14 @ Houston 42
Buffalo 6 @ Kansas City 33
Miami 20 @ New England 10
Phoenix 9 @ N.Y. Giants 20
N.Y. Jets 17 @ Cleveland 14
Pittsburgh 21 @ Indianapolis 3
San Diego 21 @ L.A. Raiders 13
Seattle 13 @ Cincinnati 7
Philadelphia 13 @ Tampa Bay 14
Washington 20 @ Chicago 7
Bye Week: Atlanta, L.A. Rams, New Orleans, San Francisco

  • Week Seven

Atlanta 39 @ San Francisco 34
Indianapolis 6 @ Buffalo 42
Cincinnati 23 @ Dallas 35
Houston 23 @ N.Y. Jets 20
Miami 7 @ Kansas City 42
L.A. Raiders 23 @ Seattle 20 (OT)
San Diego 24 @ L.A. Rams 30
Phoenix 7 @ Minnesota 34
New Orleans 13 @ Philadelphia 6
N.Y. Giants 23 @ Pittsburgh 20
Cleveland 17 @ Washington 42
Bye Week: Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Green Bay, New England, Tampa Bay

  • Week Eight

Cincinnati 16 @ Buffalo 35
Chicago 10 @ Green Bay 0
Cleveland 30 @ San Diego 24 (OT)
Kansas City 16 @ Denver 19
Houston 17 @ Miami 13
L.A. Rams 17 @ L.A. Raiders 20
Minnesota 23 @ New England 26 (OT)
Tampa Bay 7 @ New Orleans 23
N.Y. Jets 17 @ Indianapolis 6
Atlanta 10 @ Phoenix 16
Detroit 3 @ San Francisco 35
Seattle 27 @ Pittsburgh 7
Bye Week: Dallas, N.Y. Giants, Philadelphia, Washington

  • Week Nine

L.A. Rams 14 @ Atlanta 31
Chicago 20 @ New Orleans 17
Pittburgh 14 @ Cleveland 17
Denver 9 @ New England 6
Dallas 10 @ Detroit 34
Green Bay 27 @ Tampa Bay 0
Cincinnati 3 @ Houston 35
L.A. Raiders 21 @ Kansas City 24
Minnesota 28 @ Phoenix 0
San Francisco 23 @ Philadelphia 7
San Diego 9 @ Seattle 20
Washington 17 @ N.Y. Giants 13
Bye Week: Buffalo, Indianapolis, Miami, N.Y. Jets

  • Week Ten

San Francisco 14 @ Atlanta 17
New England 17 @ Buffalo 22
Detroit 10 @ Chicago 20
Cleveland 21 @ Cincinnati 23
Phoenix 7 @ Dallas 27
Pittsburgh 13 @ Denver 20
Miami 10 @ Indianapolis 6
Tampa Bay 13 @ Minnesota 28
New Orleans 24 @ L.A. Rams 17
Green Bay 16 @ N.Y. Jets 19 (OT)
N.Y. Giants 7 @ Philadelphia 30
Houston 13 @ Washington 16 (OT)
Bye Week: Kansas City, L.A. Raiders, San Diego, Seattle

  • Week Eleven

Buffalo 34 @ Green Bay 24 (Milwaukee, Wi.)
Chicago 34 @ Minnesota 17
Dallas 23 @ Houston 26 (OT)
Indianapolis 28 @ N.Y. Jets 27
Kansas City 27 @ L.A. Rams 20
L.A. Raiders 17 @ Denver 16
New England 20 @ Miami 30
San Francisco 3 @ New Orleans 10
N.Y. Giants 21 @ Phoenix 14
Philadelphia 32 @ Cleveland 30
Pittsburgh 33 @ Cincinnati 27 (OT)
Seattle 14 @ San Diego 17
Detroit 21 @ Tampa Bay 30
Atlanta 17 @ Washington 56

  • Week Twelve

Tampa Bay 7 @ Atlanta 43
Buffalo 41 @ Miami 27
Chicago 31 @ Indianapolis 17
Denver 24 @ Kansas City 20
L.A. Rams 10 @ Detroit 21
Cleveland 24 @ Houston 28
Seattle 7 @ L.A. Raiders 31
Minnesota 35 @ Green Bay 21
Dallas 9 @ N.Y. Giants 22
N.Y. Jets 28 @ New England 21
Cincinnati 10 @ Philadelphia 17
New Orleans 21 @ San Diego 24
Phoenix 10 @ San Francisco 14
Washington 41 @ Pittsburgh 14

  • Week Thirteen

Atlanta 23 @ New Orleans 20 (OT)
Kansas City 15 @ Cleveland 20
Dallas 24 @ Washington 21
Detroit 34 @ Minnesota 14
Indianapolis 10 @ Green Bay 14 (Milwaukee, Wi.)
L.A. Raiders 38 @ Cincinnati 14
Miami 16 @ Chicago 13 (OT)
Buffalo 13 @ New England 16
N.Y. Giants 21 @ Tampa Bay 14
San Diego 3 @ N.Y. Jets 24
Philadelphia 34 @ Phoenix 14
Houston 14 @ Pittsburgh 26
San Francisco 33 @ L.A. Rams 10
Denver 10 @ Seattle 13

  • Week Fourteen

Green Bay 35 @ Atlanta 31
N.Y. Jets 13 @ Buffalo 24
N.Y. Giants 24 @ Cincinnati 27
Cleveland 31 @ Indianapolis 0
Pittsburgh 10 @ Dallas 20
New England 3 @ Denver 20
Chicago 6 @ Detroit 16
Kansas City 19 @ Seattle 6
L.A. Raiders 9 @ San Diego 7
Tampa Bay 14 @ Miami 33
Philadelphia 13 @ Houston 6
New Orleans 24 @ San Francisco 38
Washington 27 @ L.A. Rams 6


Final standings

W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, PCT= Winning Percentage, PF= Points For, PA = Points Against

Qualified for playoffs
AFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Buffalo Bills 13 3 0 .813 458 318
New York Jets 8 8 0 .500 314 293
Miami Dolphins 8 8 0 .500 343 349
New England Patriots 6 10 0 .375 211 305
Indianapolis Colts 1 15 0 .063 143 381
AFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Houston Oilers 11 5 0 .688 386 251
Pittsburgh Steelers 7 9 0 .438 292 344
Cleveland Browns 6 10 0 .375 293 298
Cincinnati Bengals 3 13 0 .188 263 435
AFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Denver Broncos 12 4 0 .750 304 235
Kansas City Chiefs 10 6 0 .625 322 252
Los Angeles Raiders 9 7 0 .563 298 297
Seattle Seahawks 7 9 0 .438 276 261
San Diego Chargers 4 12 0 .250 274 342
NFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Washington Redskins 14 2 0 .875 485 224
Dallas Cowboys 11 5 0 .688 342 310
Philadelphia Eagles 10 6 0 .625 285 244
New York Giants 8 8 0 .500 281 297
Phoenix Cardinals 4 12 0 .250 196 344
NFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Detroit Lions 12 4 0 .750 339 295
Chicago Bears 11 5 0 .688 299 269
Minnesota Vikings 8 8 0 .500 301 306
Green Bay Packers 4 12 0 .250 273 313
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 13 0 .188 199 365
NFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
New Orleans Saints 11 5 0 .688 341 211
Atlanta Falcons 10 6 0 .625 361 338
San Francisco 49ers 10 6 0 .625 393 239
Los Angeles Rams 3 13 0 .188 234 390


The AFC East refers to the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference of the National Football League. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Dark Navy, Red, Royal, Nickel, and White Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Robert Wood Johnson IV General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins, The Fish Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Navy Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970... City Foxboro, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Scott Pioli Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002... The AFC Central was a division of the National Football Leagues American Football Conference from 1970 to 2001. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Team colors Navy, Titans Blue, White, and Red Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Floyd Reese Mascot T-Rac League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach TBA Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1943; 1945-1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference... This article is becoming very long. ... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... The AFC West is a division of the National Football Leagues American Football Conference. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, gold, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner Clark Hunt[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... City Oakland, California Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach TBA Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC West (1970-present) Team history Oakland Raiders (1960-1981... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the augur hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference... City San Diego, California Other nicknames Bolts, Super Chargers Team colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Owner Alex Spanos George Pernicano (Minority owner (3%)) General manager A.J. Smith Fight song San Diego Super Chargers League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames The Boys, Americas Team Team colors Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Metallic Silver Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Mascot Rowdy [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... For the current season, see 2006 New York Giants season. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach TBA Owner Bill Bidwell General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations Independent (1898-1919) National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... The NFC Central refers to the Central Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... The NFC West refers to the Western Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ... City New Orleans, Louisiana Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White Head Coach Sean Payton Owner Tom Benson General manager Mickey Loomis Mascot Gumbo League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1967–present) Eastern Conference (1967-1969) Capitol Division (1967; 1969) Century Division (1968) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Jim L. Mora Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946... City St. ...

Tiebreakers

  • N.Y. Jets finished ahead of Miami in the AFC East based on head-to-head sweep (2-0).
  • Chicago was the first NFC Wild Card based on better conference record than Dallas (9-3 to Cowboys' 8-4).
  • Atlanta finished ahead of San Francisco in the NFC West based on head-to-head sweep (2-0), and was the third NFC Wild Card ahead of Philadelphia based on better conference record (7-5 to Eagles' 6-6).

Playoffs

Main article: NFL playoffs, 1991-92
Home team in capitals

The NFL playoffs following the 1991 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXVI. // Wild Card playoffs December 28, 1991 AFC: Kansas City Chiefs 10, Los Angeles Raiders 6 at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri Game time: 12:30 p. ...

AFC

  • Wild-Card playoffs: KANSAS CITY 10, L.A. Raiders 6; HOUSTON 17, N.Y. Jets 10
  • Divisional playoffs: DENVER 26, Houston 24; BUFFALO 37, Kansas City 14
  • AFC Championship: BUFFALO 10, Denver 7 at Rich Stadium, Buffalo, New York, January 12, 1992

Ralph Wilson Stadium is a football stadium located in the Town of Orchard Park, a suburb of Buffalo, New York. ... A buffalo is one of several species of bovine. ... NY redirects here. ... January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...

NFC

  • Wild-Card playoffs: Atlanta 27, NEW ORLEANS 20; Dallas 17, CHICAGO 13
  • Divisional playoffs: WASHINGTON 24, Atlanta 7; DETROIT 38, Dallas 6
  • NFC Championship: WASHINGTON 41, Detroit 10 at RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C., January 12,1992

Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, informally known as RFK Stadium, is a sports stadium that opened in 1961. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Federal District District of Columbia Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack Evans...

Super Bowl

Date January 26, 1992 Stadium Metrodome City Minneapolis, Minnesota MVP Mark Rypien, Quarterback Favorite Redskins by 7 National anthem Harry Connick, Jr. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: City of Lakes Motto: En Avant Location in Hennepin County and the state of Minnesota. ... January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...

References

  • NFL Record and Fact Book (ISBN 1-932994-36-X)
  • NFL History 1991-2000 (Last accessed December 4, 2005)
  • 1991 season in details
  • Total Football: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League (ISBN 0-06-270174-6)

 
 

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