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Encyclopedia > Super Bowl XXVI
Super Bowl XXVI
Image:SuperBowlXXVI.png
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 17 14 6 37
Bills 0 0 10 14 24
Date January 26, 1992
Stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
City Minneapolis, Minnesota
MVP Mark Rypien, Quarterback
Favorite Redskins by 7
National anthem Harry Connick, Jr.
Coin toss Chuck Noll
Referee Jerry Markbreit
Halftime show Gloria Estefan, Brian Boitano, Dorothy Hamill
Attendance 63,130
TV in the United States
Network CBS
Announcers Pat Summerall and John Madden
Nielsen Ratings 40.3
Market share 61
Cost of 30-second commercial US$850,000

Super Bowl XXVI was the 26th championship game of the modern National Football League (NFL). The game was played on January 26, 1992 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota following the 1991 regular season. Image File history File links SuperBowlXXVI.png Super Bowl XXVI logo, claiming fair use File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The new Wembley Stadium in London is the most expensive stadium ever built; it has a seating capacity of 90,000 This article is about the building type. ... The entrance The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, usually simply called The Metrodome or The Dome, and often nicknamed the Homerdome (even though in reality it is no friendlier to the long ball than average[3]), is a domed sports stadium in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Minneapolis redirects here. ... // The Super Bowl Most Valuable Player or Super Bowl MVP, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ... Mark Robert Rypien (born October 2, 1962 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) was a American football player. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Spread betting is a term used to describe various types of wagering on the outcome of an event, where the pay-off is based on the precision of the wager, rather than a simple binary outcome (win or loss). ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States. ... ‹ The template below (Taginfo) is being considered for deletion. ... Coin flipping or coin tossing is the practice of throwing a coin in the air to resolve a dispute between two parties or otherwise choose between two alternatives. ... Charles Henry Chuck Noll (born January 5, 1932) is a former American football coach, having served as the coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League from 1969 to 1991. ... NFL officials (striped shirts) and guests prepare to toss the coin to start the 40th annual Pro Bowl. ... Jerry Markbreit Jerry Markbreit (born March 23, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football referee in the National Football League (NFL) for 23 seasons and became one of the most recognizable referees in the game [1]. Markbreit officiated football games for 43 seasons. ... The following is a list of Super Bowl halftime shows. ... Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Fajardo on September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning Cuban American singer and songwriter. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... A sportscaster is an announcer on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... George Allen Pat Summerall (born May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida) is a former American football player and well-known television sportscaster, having worked at CBS, FOX, and, briefly, ESPN. Summerall is best known for his work with John Madden on CBS and FOXs NFL telecasts, and in... John Earl Madden (born April 10, 1936) is a former National Football League player, head coach, and a Pro Football Hall-of-Famer. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ... USD redirects here. ... NFL redirects here. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The entrance The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, usually simply called The Metrodome or The Dome, and often nicknamed the Homerdome (even though in reality it is no friendlier to the long ball than average[3]), is a domed sports stadium in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Minneapolis redirects here. ... The 1991 NFL season was the 72nd regular season of the National Football League. ...


The National Football Conference (NFC) champion Washington Redskins (17-2) defeated the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Buffalo Bills (15-4), 37–24. Washington became the fourth team to win three Super Bowls, joining the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Oakland Raiders, and the San Francisco 49ers. The Bills also became the third team to lose back-to-back Super Bowls, joining Minnesota (Super Bowls VIII and IX) and Denver (Super Bowls XXI and XXII). They would go on to lose 4 straight. National Football Conference logo. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... Steelers redirects here. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin 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... 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 Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division...


The Redskins jumped to a 24–0 lead early in the third quarter, which the Bills could never recover from. Washington quarterback Mark Rypien, who completed 18 of 33 passes for 292 yards and two touchdowns, with 1 interception, was named the first Canadian born player to win the Super Bowl MVP (born in Calgary, raised in Spokane, Washington). Redskins head coach Joe Gibbs became only the third head coach to win three Super Bowls. Washington became the first and still only team to win the Super Bowl with three different starting quarterbacks, following wins by Joe Theismann (Super Bowl XVII) and Doug Williams (Super Bowl XXII). Mark Robert Rypien (born October 2, 1962 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) was a American football player. ... The Super Bowl MVP, or Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, is an award given at the conclusion of the Super Bowl, the National Football Leagues championship game, to the player deemed to have made the most significant positive impact on the outcome of the game. ... Joe Jackson Gibbs (born November 25, 1940) is a Hall of Fame American football coach and NASCAR Championship team owner. ... Joseph Robert Theismann (born September 9, 1949 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA), is a former American football quarterback in the NFL. He was born to an Austrian father, Joseph John Theismann and a Hungarian mother, Olga Tobias and was raised in South River, New Jersey. ... There are several people named Doug Williams, including: Doug Williams (football player), the Super Bowl XXII MVP. Doug Williams (wrestler), 2-time FWA British Heavyweight Champion. ...


In a strange coincidence, Super Bowl XXVI is currently the only Super Bowl the Redskins have won in a non-strike season. In both of their previous Super Bowls the Skins had won up to that point, the NFL went on strike in 1982 and 1987. The National Football League Players Association, or NFLPA, is the labor union of players in footballs National Football League. ... The National Football League Players Association, or NFLPA, is the labor union of players in footballs National Football League. ...

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Background

NFL owners voted to award Super Bowl XXVI to Minneapolis during their May 24, 1989 meeting. It became the second Super Bowl to be played in a cold, winter climate city. The first one was Super Bowl XVI on January 24, 1982 in Pontiac, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Indianapolis, Indiana lost in its bid to host the game at the Hoosier Dome. is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Date January 24, 1982 Stadium Pontiac Silverdome City Pontiac, Michigan MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 1 National anthem Diana Ross Coin toss Bobby Layne Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show Up with People presents Salute to the 1960s and Motown Attendance 81,270 TV in the United States Network... is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... A disputed record setting 93,173 fans in attendance for WrestleMania III at the Pontiac Silverdome. ... Pontiac is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan named after the Ottawa Chief Pontiac. ... Detroit redirects here. ... Indianapolis redirects here. ... The RCA Dome is a domed stadium located in Indianapolis, Indiana which is the home of the Indianapolis Colts NFL franchise. ...


The Metrodome also hosted the 1992 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, making it the only stadium to host both events in the same calendar year. It also hosted the 1991 World Series as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Atlanta Braves. Minneapolis is the only city and the Metrodome is the only arena to host all three events in a 12-month span. The attendance mark of 63,130 was second lowest only to the first Super Bowl's attendance of 61,946, and the Metrodome was the smallest stadium to ever host the Super Bowl. To date, this is the northernmost Super Bowl ever played. Dates October 19, 1991–October 27, 1991 MVP Jack Morris (Minnesota) Television network CBS Announcers Jack Buck, Tim McCarver Umpires Don Denkinger (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Drew Coble (AL), Terry Tata (NL), Rick Reed (AL), Ed Montague (NL) The 1991 World Series was played between the Minnesota Twins (95-67... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston...


Washington Redskins

Washington entered Super Bowl XXVI leading the league during the regular season with 485 points while allowing just 224. The team was led by Mark Rypien, head coach Joe Gibbs' third different starting Super Bowl quarterback (after Joe Theismann in Super Bowls XVII and XVIII, and Doug Williams in Super Bowl XXII). Rypien led the NFC during the regular season in passing yards (3,564) and touchdown passes (28). With 249 out of 421 completions and only 11 interceptions, he earned the second highest passer rating in the league (97.9). Mark Robert Rypien (born October 2, 1962 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) was a American football player. ... Joe Jackson Gibbs (born November 25, 1940) is a Hall of Fame American football coach and NASCAR Championship team owner. ... Joseph Robert Theismann (born September 9, 1949 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA), is a former American football quarterback in the NFL. He was born to an Austrian father, Joseph John Theismann and a Hungarian mother, Olga Tobias and was raised in South River, New Jersey. ... Date January 30, 1983 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP John Riggins, Running back Favorite Dolphins by 3 National anthem Leslie Easterbrook Coin toss Elroy Hirsch Referee Jerry Markbreit Halftime show Bob Jani Productions presents KaleidoSUPERscope with the Los Angeles Super Drill Team Attendance 103,667 TV in... Date January 22, 1984 Stadium Tampa Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Marcus Allen, Running back Favorite Redskins by 2 1/2 National anthem Barry Manilow Coin toss Bronko Nagurski Referee Gene Barth Halftime show Salute to Superstars of the Silver Screen with the University of Florida and Florida State University... Douglas Lee Williams (born July 28, 1955 in Zachary, Louisiana) is a well-known American football quarterback. ... Date January 31, 1988 Stadium Jack Murphy Stadium City San Diego, California MVP Doug Williams, Quarterback Favorite Broncos by 3 National anthem Herb Alpert Coin toss Don Hutson Referee Bob McElwee Halftime show Chubby Checker and The Rockettes Attendance 73,302 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al... Passer rating is a measure of the performance of quarterbacks or any other passers in American football and Canadian football. ...


Rypien had several great targets to whom he could throw. Wide receiver Gary Clark was the main deep threat on the team, catching 70 passes for 1,340 yards and 10 touchdowns. On the other side of the field, wide receiver Art Monk, playing in his 12th NFL season, was just as reliable, catching 71 passes for 1,049 yards and 8 touchdowns. Monk's 71 receptions in 1991 gave him a career total of 801, just 18 behind the all-time record held by Steve Largent. Wide receiver Ricky Sanders was also big element of the passing game, catching 45 passes for 580 yards and 5 touchdowns. Gary C. Clark (born May 1, 1962 in Radford, Virginia) is a former professional American Football wide receiver who played for the Washington Redskins (1985-1992), Phoenix Cardinals (1993-1994) and Miami Dolphins (1995) in the National Football League. ... James Arthur Art Monk (born December 5, 1957 in White Plains, New York) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League. ... Stephen Michael Largent (born September 28, 1954 in Miamisburg, Ohio) is a retired football player, enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame, and a former U.S. Congressman, having served in the U.S. House of Representatives for Oklahoma from 1994 until 2002. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


The Redskins primary weapon in the backfield was running back Earnest Byner, who ranked 5th in the NFL with 1,048 rushing yards, while also catching 34 passes for 308 yards and scoring 5 touchdowns. Rookie running back Ricky Ervins was also a major asset to the running attack, rushing 145 times for 680 yards to earn an average of 4.7 yards per carry, while also catching 16 passes for 181 yards. And when Washington was near the goal line, they usually relied on fullback Gerald Riggs, who rushed for 248 yards and scored 11 touchdowns. The Redskins offensive line, known as "The Hogs", was led by Pro Bowl tackle Jim Lachey and guard Mark Schlereth. "The Hogs" allowed the fewest sacks in the league with just 9, 10 sacks less than the team that allowed the second fewest. Even Washington's special teams unit was a big threat. Running back Brian Mitchell gained 1,183 yards and scored 2 touchdowns returning punts and kickoffs. Earnest Alexander Byner (born September 15, 1962 in Milledgeville, Georgia) is a former American football running back. ... Ricky Ervins, born in 1968, was a third round draft choice in 1991 for the Washington Redskins out of the University of Southern California. ... Gerald Antonio Riggs (born November 6, 1960 in Tullos, Louisiana) is a former American football running back in the NFL. He spent seven seasons with the Atlanta Falcons from 1982-1988 and three with the Washington Redskins from 1989-1991. ... The Hogs was the nickname for the offensive line of the Washington Redskins of the National Football League during the 1980s and early 1990s. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... Jim Lachey (born 1963) is a former American Football offensive tackle who played for ten seasons in the National Football League with the San Diego Chargers, the Los Angeles Raiders and the Washington Redskins from 1985 to 1995, missing the 1993 season with a knee injury. ... Mark Schlereth (born January 25, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is a former American football player and current television sportscaster. ... Special teams are units in American football and Canadian football that are on the field during kickoffs, free kicks, punts, and field goal and extra point attempts. ... Brian Keith Mitchell (born August 18, 1968 in Fort Polk, Louisiana) is a former American football player who played running back for the Washington Redskins (1990-1999), and later the Philadelphia Eagles (2000-2002) and New York Giants (2003). ...


Washington's defense, which ranked third in the NFL in fewest yards allowed (4,638), was led by all-pro defensive back Darrell Green, who was one of the fastest players in the NFL, and Pro Bowl linebacker Wilber Marshall. Both recorded 5 interceptions each, with Marshall recording 75 return yards and a touchdown, while also compiling 5.5 sacks. Up front, their line was anchored by defensive end Charles Mann, who recorded 11 of Washington's 50 sacks, and recovered a fumble. Darrell Green (born February 15, 1960 in Houston, Texas) is a former NFL cornerback for the Washington Redskins from 1983 to 2002. ... Wilber Buddyhia Marshall (born April 18, 1962 in Titusville, Florida) is a former American football player. ... Charles Mann (born 1961) is a former American Football defensive end who played for the Washington Redskins for eleven seasons and the San Francisco 49ers for one season from 1983 to 1994. ...


The Redskins stormed to a league best 14-2 regular season record. After crushing the Detroit Lions on opening day 45-0, they recorded 11 consecutive wins before suffering their first loss to the Dallas Cowboys 24-21. Their only other defeat was a meaningless loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the final game of the regular season in which they rested most of their starters because they had already clinched the #1 NFC playoff seed. City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert (official) Andy Reid (de facto) Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952...


Buffalo Bills

The Bills No Huddle "K-Gun" offense once again dominated the league by gaining an NFL leading 6,525 yards and scoring 458 points, second only to Washington. The leaders of the offense, quarterback Jim Kelly and running back Thurman Thomas, both had the best seasons of their careers. Kelly completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 3,844 yards and a league leading 33 touchdowns, with only 17 interceptions, to give him a 97.6 passer rating. Thomas rushed for 1,407 yards, caught 62 passes for 620 yards, and scored 12 touchdowns to earn him both the NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award and the NFL Most Valuable Player Award. Just like Washington, Buffalo had more than one threat in their backfield. Running back Kenneth Davis emerged as a big threat, rushing for 624 yards, catching 20 passes for 118 yards, and scoring 5 touchdowns. The no-huddle offense is a tactic in American football designed to minimize clock usage and/or to keep defenses off-guard. ... For other persons named Jim Kelly, see Jim Kelly (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with explosives forensic expert Thomas Thurman. ... The NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award is given annually by the Associated Press to the offensive player of the National Football League believed to have had the most outstanding season. ... The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press, to the player who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Kenneth Earl Davis (born April 16, 1962 in Temple, Texas) is a former professional American football running back who played for the Green Bay Packers (1986-1988) and the Buffalo Bills (1989-1994) in the NFL. Before his NFL career, Davis played for Texas Christian University from 1982-1985. ...


The Bills also had several major weapons in their passing game. Wide receiver Andre Reed led the team with 81 receptions for 1,113 yards and 10 touchdowns, and also rushed 12 times for 136 yards. On the other side of the field, veteran wide receiver James Lofton recorded 57 receptions for 1,072 yards and 8 touchdowns to earn his 8th Pro Bowl appearance and finish the year just 55 yards short of the all time receiving record held by Largent (13,089 yards). Pro Bowl tight end Keith McKeller was also a big contributor with 44 receptions for 434 yards, while receiver Don Beebe had 32 catches, 414 yards, and 6 touchdowns. Once again, the Bills offensive line was led by center Kent Hull along with Pro Bowl guard Jim Ritcher. Andre Reed (born January 29, 1964 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver in the NFL for 16 seasons, 15 with the Buffalo Bills (1985-1999) and one with the Washington Redskins (2000). ... James David Lofton (Born July 5, 1956, at Fort Ord, Monterey, California) is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the Green Bay Packers (1978-1986), Los Angeles Raiders (1987-1988), the Buffalo Bills (1989-1992), Los Angeles Rams (1993) and Philadelphia Eagles (1993). ... Keith McKeller (born 1964) was an american football tight end for the Buffalo Bills from 1987 to 1993. ... Don Lee Beebe (born December 18, 1964 in Aurora, Illinois) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers and the Green Bay Packers of the NFL. He was drafted by the Bills out of Chadron State College (after transferring from Western Illinois University... Kent Hull (born January 13, 1960) is a former offensive lineman in the National Football League and United States Football League. ... James Alexander Richter (born May 21, 1958) is a former American football player. ...


But the Bills had big problems on their defense. Buffalo ranked just 27th (At the time there were 28 NFL teams) in yards allowed, 19th in points allowed, and recorded only 31 sacks. A reason for this was that defensive linemen Bruce Smith and Jeff Wright had missed most of the season with injuries. One of the few bright spots on the Bills defense was Pro Bowl linebacker Cornelius Bennett, who recorded 78 tackles, 9 sacks, and 2 fumble recoveries. Pro Bowl linebacker Darryl Talley led the team with 90 tackles and 5 interceptions, while also recovering 2 fumbles. Defensive back Nate Odomes was the leader of the secondary with 5 interceptions, which he returned for 120 yards and a touchdown, along with 66 tackles and a fumble recovery. Bruce Smith (b. ... Jeff Wright can refer to: Jeff Wright (defensive tackle), former NFL player for the Buffalo Bills. ... Cornelius Bennett (born August 25, 1965) is a former American football linebacker who played for the Buffalo Bills from 1987 to 1995, Atlanta Falcons from 1996 to 1998, and the Indianapolis Colts from 1999 to 2000. ... Darryl Talley (born July 10, 1960) is a former American football linebacker who played for the Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons, and Minnesota Vikings. ... Nate Bernard Odomes (Born in 1965) is former professional American Football defensive back who played for the Buffalo Bills (1987-1993) and the Atlanta Falcons (1996). ...


Despite their defensive problems, the Bills finished the season with an AFC best 13-3 regular season record.


Playoffs

See also: NFL playoffs, 1991-92

The Redskins first defeated the Atlanta Falcons, 24-7, in a rain-soaked playoff game that was closer than their 56-17 regular season win over Atlanta. Rypien had 442 passing yards and 6 touchdowns in the earlier game, but could only complete 14 out of 28 passes for 170 yards and 0 touchdowns in the rematch. Still, Washington dominated the Falcons again by forcing 6 turnovers and rushing for 162 yards. The Redskins held the ball for over 36 minutes while running back Ricky Ervins recorded 104 rushing yards and a touchdown. 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. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino 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 West (1970... Ricky Ervins, born in 1968, was a third round draft choice in 1991 for the Washington Redskins out of the University of Southern California. ...


Then Washington crushed the Detroit Lions, 41-10, in the NFC Championship Game. The Lions posted a 12-4 regular season record and were coming off of a 38-6 playoff blowout over the Cowboys. Many sports writers predicted that the NFC Championship Game would be much closer than the Redskins' win over the Lions in the season opening game because Detroit's future hall of fame running back Barry Sanders did not play in it due to injury. He had recorded 1,548 yards and 16 touchdowns in the remaining 15 games of the season, and 99 combined rushing and receiving yards against Dallas in the playoffs. However, the Redskins crushed Detroit in this game as well, quickly forcing 2 Lions turnovers and building up a 10-0 lead before the game was five minutes old. The Redskins scored 41 points of off 2 touchdown runs by Riggs, two field goals from kicker Chip Lohmiller, a pair of touchdown passes from Rypien to Monk and Clark, and Green's 32-yard fourth quarter interception return for a touchdown. Sanders was held to just 59 total yards, and linebacker Wilber Marshall sacked Lions quarterback Erik Kramer three times. City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Barry Sanders (born July 16, 1968)) is a Hall of Fame and Heisman Trophy winning American football running back who spent his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions of the NFL. Sanders is best known for being among the most prolific running backs in NFL history, and left the... Chip Lohmiller (born July 16, 1966 in Woodbury, Minnesota) was a National Football League placekicker for the Washington Redskins (1988-1994), New Orleans Saints (1995), and St. ... Wilber Buddyhia Marshall (born April 18, 1962 in Titusville, Florida) is a former American football player. ... Erik Kramer, born November 6, 1964 in Encino, California, is a former American football quarterback. ...


Meanwhile, the Bills first defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 37-14, avenging a 33-6 Monday night loss during the regular season in which the Chiefs gained over 247 rushing yards, with running backs Harvey Williams and Christian Okoye recording over 100 rushing yards each. During this playoff game, the Bills jumped to a 24-0 lead in the third quarter with Kelly throwing three touchdown passes, the first two to Reed and the third to Lofton. The Bills also got a big performance out of Thomas, who rushed for over 100 yards, and kicker Scott Norwood, who made 3 field goals. Meanwhile, unconcerned with Kansas City's weak passing game, Buffalo played Bennett and Talley close to the line of scrimmage on nearly every play to stuff the run. Both players combined for 13 tackles, while the Bills defense held running back Barry Word, who became the Chiefs' primary rusher since the Monday Night game and rushed over 100 yards in each of Kansas City's previous 3 games, to just 50 yards. In addition, Buffalo's defense knocked Chiefs quarterback Steve DeBerg out of the game and intercepted backup quarterback Mark Vlasic four times City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[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... MNF redirects here. ... Christian The Nigerian Nightmare Okoye is a former American Football running back for the Kansas City Chiefs (1987-1992). ... Scott Allan Norwood (born July 17, 1960 in Alexandria, Virginia) is a former National Football League kicker who played predominately for the NFLs Buffalo Bills. ... Barry Word (born July 17, 1964 in Long Island, Virginia) was an American football running back for the New Orleans Saints (1987-1988), Kansas City Chiefs (1990-1992), the Minnesota Vikings (1993), and the Arizona Cardinals (1994). ... Steve DeBerg (born January 19, 1954) is a former American Football quarterback who played for the San Francisco 49ers (1978-1980), Denver Broncos (1981-1983), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1984-1987, 1992, 1993), Kansas City Chiefs (1988-1991), Miami Dolphins (1993), and Atlanta Falcons (1998). ...


Buffalo then narrowly defeated the Denver Broncos, 10-7, in the AFC Championship Game in what was a tough defensive struggle. The Broncos, who had the AFC's top rated defense, were coming off of a 26-24 win over the Houston Oilers in which quarterback John Elway led them on an 87-yard drive to set up kicker David Treadwell's game-winning field goal with only 16 seconds left. It was predicted that this AFC Championship Game would be a shootout between the Bills' powerful offense and the superb postseason play of Elway. But neither Elway nor the Bills offense had much success, as the game was totally dominated by defense. Bennett had another great game, constantly pressuring Elway and tackling Denver rushers behind the line of scrimmage three times. Bills linebacker Carlton Bailey also made a big impact, intercepting a screen pass from Elway and returning it 11 yards for Buffalo's only touchdown of the game. After backup quarterback Gary Kubiak scored Denver's only touchdown with less than two minutes to go, the Bills then clinched the victory when defensive back Kirby Jackson forced and recovered a fumble from running back Steve Sewell on Denver's final drive of the game. City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... 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... John Albert Elway, Jr. ... David Treadwell (born February 27, 1965 in Columbia, South Carolina) was an [[american football] placekicker for the Denver Broncos (1989-1992) and the New York Giants (1993-1994). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Carlton Bailey (born December 15, 1964 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for ten seasons for the Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, and Carolina Panthers. ... A screen pass is a type of trick play in American football, much like a draw. ... Gary Wayne Kubiak (August 15, 1961 in Houston, Texas) has been the head coach of the Houston Texans of the National Football League since January 26, 2006. ... Kirby Jackson (born February 2, 1965 in Sturgis, Mississippi), is a former professional American Football defensive back who played for the Los Angeles Rams (1987) and the Buffalo Bills (1988-1992). ... Steven Edward Sewell (born April 2, 1963 in San Francisco, California), is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Denver Broncos in the 1st round of the 1985 NFL Draft. ...


Super Bowl pregame news

During the week leading to Super Bowl XXVI, it seemed most of the pressure was on the Bills. The AFC Championship Game appeared to be the best defensive effort by Buffalo all season, as they held the Broncos to only a touchdown, while also limiting Elway to just 11 of 21 completions for 121 yards and no touchdowns, with 1 interception. But the Bills's high powered offense was completely shut down, limited to just a single field goal in the entire game. In addition, the Bills could have easily been eliminated by the Broncos if Treadwell had not missed 3 field goal attempts, 2 of which hit the uprights. The performance also gave an opportunity for Gibbs and the Redskins' coaches to devise a strong game plan to exploit their Super Bowl opponent's weaknesses.


"Denver was successful being aggressive. That may have aided us a little bit in our thinking," said Redskins' defensive coach Richie Petitibon. "Looking at them before they had played Denver, we kind of thought you had to put pressure on this guy (Jim Kelly). We attacked the line of scrimmage more than usual. We wanted to blitz to stop the run early in the game. It's sometimes tough to pick up blitzes against the running game."[1]


Redskins linebacker Matt Millen was bidding to become the first player to play in a Super Bowl victory for three different franchises (he played in Super Bowl XV and Super Bowl XVIII with the Raiders, and Super Bowl XXIV with the 49ers). However, Millen was deactivated for the game and watched from the Redskins sideline. Matthew George Millen (born March 12, 1958 in Hokendauqua, Pennsylvania) Punisher was here Prior to assuming leadership of the Detroit Lions in 2001, Millen was a professional football linebacker for the Oakland Raiders, the San Francisco 49ers and the Washington Redskins of the NFL. In Millens 12-year NFL... Date January 25, 1981 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Jim Plunkett, Quarterback Favorite Eagles by 3 National anthem Helen OConnell Coin toss Marie Lombardi Referee Ben Dreith Halftime show Jim Skinner Productions presents Mardi Gras Festival Attendance 76,135 TV in the United States Network NBC... Date January 22, 1984 Stadium Tampa Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Marcus Allen, Running back Favorite Redskins by 2 1/2 National anthem Barry Manilow Coin toss Bronko Nagurski Referee Gene Barth Halftime show Salute to Superstars of the Silver Screen with the University of Florida and Florida State University... Date January 28, 1990 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 11 1/2 National anthem Aaron Neville Coin toss Mel Blount, Terry Bradshaw, Art Shell, Willie Wood Referee Dick Jorgensen Halftime show Pete Fountain, Doug Kershaw, Irma Thomas Attendance 72,919 TV...


Television and entertainment

The game was broadcast in the United States by CBS and featured the broadcast team of play-by-play announcer Pat Summerall and color commentator John Madden (their fifth and final Super Bowl broadcast for CBS). Greg Gumbel hosted all the events with help from his fellow cast member from The NFL Today Terry Bradshaw as well as Dan Fouts. Also, history was made when CBS' Lesley Visser became the first female sportscaster to preside over the postgame Vince Lombardi Trophy presentation. This would be the last Super Bowl to air on CBS until Super Bowl XXXV, as CBS lost the NFC package to FOX; leaving them without the NFL until they acquired the AFC package from NBC for the 1998 season. This article is about the broadcast network. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... George Allen Pat Summerall (born May 10, 1930 in Lake City, Florida) is a former American football player and well-known television sportscaster, having worked at CBS, FOX, and, briefly, ESPN. Summerall is best known for his work with John Madden on CBS and FOXs NFL telecasts, and in... A color commentator (colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... John Earl Madden (born April 10, 1936) is a former National Football League player, head coach, and a Pro Football Hall-of-Famer. ... Greg Gumbel (born May 3, 1946) is an American television sportscaster. ... The NFL Today is a TV show that precedes the American football program The NFL on CBS on CBS Sports. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948), is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ... Daniel Francis Fouts (born June 10, 1951) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the San Diego Chargers from 1973 through 1987, and is famous for being one of the most prolific quarterbacks of the Super Bowl Era. ... Lesley Visser (born in Quincy, Mass. ... Vince Lombardi Trophy The Vince Lombardi Trophy is the trophy awarded each year to the winning team of the National Football Leagues annual championship game, the Super Bowl. ... Date January 28, 2001 Stadium Raymond James Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Ray Lewis, Linebacker Favorite Ravens by 3 National anthem Backstreet Boys Coin toss Marcus Allen, Ottis Anderson, Tom Flores, Bill Parcells Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show Aerosmith, Britney Spears, Nelly, Mary J. Blige and *NSYNC Attendance 71,921... National Football Conference logo. ... NFL on FOX is the brand name of the Fox Broadcasting Companys coverage of the National Football Leagues National Football Conference games, produced by Fox Sports. ... The American Football Conference (AFC) is one of the two conferences of the National Football League (NFL). ... The NFL on NBC was the brand given to NBC Sports coverage of National Football League games until 1998, when NBC lost the NFL American Football Conference rights to CBS. NFL coverage will return to NBC for the 2006 season under the title NBC Sunday Night Football [1]. // Background The... The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ...


The 1990 television contract (which was in effect) gave CBS Super Bowl XXVI instead of Super Bowl XXVII, which was in their rotation. The NFL swapped the CBS and NBC years in an effort to give CBS enough lead-in programming for the upcoming 1992 Winter Olympics two weeks later. The 1992 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XVI Olympic Winter Games, were celebrated in 1992 in Albertville, France. ...


Following the game was a 60 Minutes interview with future President Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton and an episode of 48 Hours. Super Bowl XXVI was featured in the episode of The Simpsons entitled "Lisa the Greek," which aired three days prior to the game and correctly predicted that Washington would win. This article is about the CBS news magazine. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is the junior United States Senator from New York, and is a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election. ... 48 Hours Logo 48 Hours is a documentary and news program broadcast on the CBS television network since Jan. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Lisa the Greek is the fourteenth episode of The Simpsons third season. ...


Pregame ceremonies

The pregame show featured local Minnesota youth including the Metropolitan Boys Choir, the Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, and local marching bands.


Singer Harry Connick, Jr. later sang the national anthem. The coin toss ceremony featured Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach Chuck Noll. Noll, former Steelers Hall of Fame head coach who had retired a month earlier after 23 seasons, conducted the coin toss. Noll's Steelers had lost to both of these teams earlier in the season by large margins (52-34 to Buffalo and 41-14 to Washington). ‹ The template below (Taginfo) is being considered for deletion. ... Coin flipping or coin tossing is the practice of throwing a coin in the air to resolve a dispute between two parties or otherwise choose between two alternatives. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... Charles Henry Chuck Noll (born January 5, 1932) is a former American football coach, having served as the coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League from 1969 to 1991. ... Steelers redirects here. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ...


STS-42, a space shuttle mission, was in orbit during the game. A live downlink between the Metrodome and Discovery happened during the pregame show. Three of the mission's seven crew members demonstrated a 'human coin toss' in space. // Ronald J. Grabe (flew on STS-51-J, STS-30, STS-42 & STS-57), Commander Stephen S. Oswald (flew on STS-42, STS-56 & STS-67), Pilot Norman E. Thagard (flew on STS-7, STS-51-B, STS-30, STS-42 & Mir EO-18), Mission Specialist 1 David C. Hilmers... This article is about the space vehicle. ... Space Shuttle Discovery (Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-103) is one of the three currently operational spacecraft in the Space Shuttle fleet of NASA, the space agency of the United States. ...


Halftime show

The halftime show was titled "Winter Magic" and featured a celebration to the winter season and the Winter Olympics. In addition to dancers and performers, former Olympic champions Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill skated on sheets of ice that were embedded on the tops of large platforms that were place on the field for the show. Singer Gloria Estefan performed during the show's finale. A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Gloria Estefan (born Gloria María Fajardo on September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning Cuban American singer and songwriter. ...


To counter with the halftime show, FOX decided to broadcast a special live episode of In Living Color. As a result of that ratings success, Michael Jackson would be tapped to perform at halftime during Super Bowl XXVII, and more big-name talent would come in the following years since. FOX redirects here. ... In Living Color is a sketch comedy television series which ran on the FOX Network from April 15, 1990 to May 19, 1994. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... Date January 31, 1993 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Troy Aikman, Quarterback Favorite Cowboys by 7 National anthem Garth Brooks Coin toss O.J. Simpson Referee Dick Hantak Halftime show Michael Jackson Attendance 98,374 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Dick Enberg and Bob...


During the CBS telecast, it is mentioned that Leonard Smith (the Bills' regular starting strong safety) did not play as a result of an infection in his knee. Leonard Smith (born September 2, 1960) was an American football player who played for the Buffalo Bills. ...


Game summary

Both teams entered the game as the two highest scoring teams in the league, but after the end of an extremely sloppy first quarter, both of them would be scoreless.


The miscues began right from the start. First, the opening kickoff had to be redone because Bills kicker Brad Daluiso kicked the ball before referee Jerry Markbreit signaled to begin play. Then after Washington was forced to punt, Bills running back Thurman Thomas missed the first two plays of Buffalo's first drive because he misplaced his helmet. Bradley William Daluiso (born December 31, 1967) was an American football player. ... Jerry Markbreit Jerry Markbreit (born March 23, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football referee in the National Football League (NFL) for 23 seasons and became one of the most recognizable referees in the game [1]. Markbreit officiated football games for 43 seasons. ... Not to be confused with explosives forensic expert Thomas Thurman. ...


Later in the period, Washington drove 89 yards and appeared to score a touchdown on a third down pass from Mark Rypien to wide receiver Art Monk. But it was overruled by instant replay: the officials ruled that Monk's foot was out of bounds when he caught the ball (the first time a touchdown was overruled by instant replay in a Super Bowl). The Redskins tried to salvage the drive with a field goal attempt, but their holder Jeff Rutledge fumbled the snap. Mark Robert Rypien (born October 2, 1962 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) was a American football player. ... James Arthur Art Monk (born December 5, 1957 in White Plains, New York) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League. ... For other uses of the term Instant replay, see Instant replay (disambiguation). ... For other uses of the term Instant replay, see Instant replay (disambiguation). ... Jeffrey Ronald Rutledge (born January 22, 1957 in Birmingham, Alabama) was a former American professional football player. ...


On Buffalo's first play after the botched field goal attempt, Bills quarterback Jim Kelly gave Washington another chance to score by throwing an interception to Redskins safety Brad Edwards, who returned it 21 yards to the Bills 12-yard line. But Rypien propmptly gave it back with an interception to Bills defensive back Kirby Jackson on the third play of the Redskins' ensuing drive. For other persons named Jim Kelly, see Jim Kelly (disambiguation). ... Brad Edwards (born 1966) is a former American Football defensive back who played nine seasons in the National Football League. ... Kirby Jackson (born February 2, 1965 in Sturgis, Mississippi), is a former professional American Football defensive back who played for the Los Angeles Rams (1987) and the Buffalo Bills (1988-1992). ...


But in the second quarter, the Redskins began to take over the game. First, a 41-yard completion from Rypien to wide receiver Ricky Sanders and a 19-yard run by Ernest Byner set up kicker Chip Lohmiller's 34-yard field goal to give Washington a 3-0 lead. The Redskins defense then forced Buffalo to a three-and-out on their ensuing possession, and punter Chris Mohr's 23-yard punt sailed out of bounds at the Washington 49-yard line. The Redskins then drove 51 yards in 5 plays to score with Byner's 10-yard touchdown reception. Then on the Bills next drive, Washington defensive back Darrell Green intercepted a pass from Kelly at the Redskins 45-yard line. Three plays after the turnover, Rypien completed a 34-yard pass to wide receiver Gary Clark to reach the Buffalo 15-yard line. A 14-yard run by Ricky Ervins then set up fullback Gerald Riggs' 1-yard touchdown run to expand the Redskins' lead, 17-0. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Earnest Alexander Byner (born September 15, 1962 in Milledgeville, Georgia) is a former American football running back who played for the Cleveland Browns (1984-1988; 1994-1995), Washington Redskins (1989-1993) and the Baltimore Ravens (1996-1997) in the NFL. He was drafted by the Browns out of East Carolina... Chip Lohmiller (born July 16, 1966 in Woodbury, Minnesota) was a National Football League placekicker for the Washington Redskins (1988-1994), New Orleans Saints (1995), and St. ... Three and out is an American Football term used to describe a game situation where the team with the ball is unable to get a first down on their possesion and is forced to punt after they run 3 plays. ... Chris Mohr (born May 11, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American football punter. ... Darrell Green (born February 15, 1960 in Houston, Texas) is a former NFL cornerback for the Washington Redskins from 1983 to 2002. ... Gary C. Clark (born May 1, 1962 in Radford, Virginia) is a former professional American Football wide receiver who played for the Washington Redskins (1985-1992), Phoenix Cardinals (1993-1994) and Miami Dolphins (1995) in the National Football League. ... Ricky Ervins, born in 1968, was a third round draft choice in 1991 for the Washington Redskins out of the University of Southern California. ... Gerald Antonio Riggs (born November 6, 1960 in Tullos, Louisiana) is a former American football running back in the NFL. He spent seven seasons with the Atlanta Falcons from 1982-1988 and three with the Washington Redskins from 1989-1991. ...


The Bills had a chance to drive for a score late in the second quarter. With 1:46 left in the half, Bills special teams expert Steve Tasker downed Mohr's 48-yard punt at the Redskins 1-yard line. Washington gained zero net yards during that possession, and Buffalo got the ball back after Cliff Hicks returned Kelly Goodburn's 42-yard punt 2 yards to the Redskins 41-yard line. From there, Kelly completed 21-yard pass to tight end Keith McKeller to get to the 20-yard line. But after an incomplete pass and an 8-yard sack by linebacker Wilber Marshall, Edwards broke up a third down pass intended for Andre Reed. It was borderline pass interference, but none of the officials made the call. In disgust, Reed threw his helmet to the ground, drawing a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty that took his team out of field goal range and forced them to punt. Steven Jay Tasker (born April 10, 1962 in Smith Center, Kansas) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Houston Oilers and the Buffalo Bills of the NFL. He was drafted out of Northwestern University, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity, by... Clifford Hicks (born August 18, 1964 in San Diego, California), is a former professional American Football defensive back who played for four NFL teams from (1987-1995). ... Kelly Joe Goodburn (born April 14, 1962 in Cherokee, Iowa) was an American football punter with a 7 year career in the National Football League. ... Keith McKeller (born 1964) was an american football tight end for the Buffalo Bills from 1987 to 1993. ... Wilber Buddyhia Marshall (born April 18, 1962 in Titusville, Florida) is a former American football player. ... Andre Reed (born January 29, 1964 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver in the NFL for 16 seasons, 15 with the Buffalo Bills (1985-1999) and one with the Washington Redskins (2000). ...


The Bills became the 8th team to go scoreless in the 1st half, after the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III; the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowls IV, VIII, IX, and XI; the Redskins in Super Bowl VII; and the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XII. The Indianapolis Colts are a professional football team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... Date January 12, 1969 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Joe Namath, Quarterback Favorite Colts by 18 National anthem Anita Bryant Coin toss Tom Bell Referee Tom Bell Halftime show America Thanks with Florida A&M University Attendance 75,389 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers... 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 Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Viktor the Viking League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division... Date January 11, 1970 Stadium Tulane Stadium City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Len Dawson, Quarterback Favorite Vikings by 12 1/2 National anthem Al Hirt Coin toss Game referee Referee John McDonough Halftime show Mardi Gras with Carol Channing Attendance 80,562 TV in the United States Network CBS Announcers... Date January 13, 1974 Stadium Rice Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Larry Csonka, Running back Favorite Dolphins by 7 National Anthem Charley Pride Coin toss Game referee Halftime show University of Texas at Austin Band Attendance 71,882 TV in the United States Network CBS Announcers Ray Scott, Pat Summerall... Date January 12, 1975 Stadium Tulane Stadium City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Franco Harris, Running back Favorite Steelers by 3 National anthem Grambling State University Band Coin toss Game referee Referee Bernie Ulman Halftime show Tribute to Duke Ellington with Mercer Ellington and Grambling State University Band Attendance 80,997... Date January 9, 1977 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Fred Biletnikoff, Wide Receiver Favorite Raiders by 4 1/2 National anthem Vikki Carr (America the Beautiful) Coin toss Jim Tunney Referee Jim Tunney Halftime show Disney presents Its A Small World with the Los Angeles Unified... Date January 14, 1973 Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum City Los Angeles, California MVP Jake Scott, Safety Favorite Redskins by 1 National anthem Andy Williams Little Angels of Holy Angels Church, Chicago Coin toss Game referee Referee Tom Bell Halftime show Woody Herman and the University of Michigan Band Attendance... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Date January 15, 1978 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Randy White, Defensive tackle; and Harvey Martin, Defensive end Favorite Cowboys by 5 1/2 National anthem Phyllis Kelly of Northeast Louisiana State University Coin toss Red Grange Referee Jim Tunney Halftime show From Paris to the Paris...


The Redskins then increased their lead 24-0 just 16 seconds into the second half after linebacker Kurt Gouveia intercepted Kelly's pass on the first play of the third quarter and returned it 23 yards to the Bills' 2-yard line. One play later, Riggs scored his second touchdown of the game. The Redskins' 24-0 lead midway through the 3rd quarter is the largest shutout lead in Super Bowl history. The San Francisco 49ers had led the Cincinnati Bengals 20-0 at halftime in Super Bowl XVI. Kurt Gouveia (born September 14, 1964 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a former professional American Football linebacker who played 13 seasons in the National Football League. ... 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 Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... 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... Date January 24, 1982 Stadium Pontiac Silverdome City Pontiac, Michigan MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 1 National anthem Diana Ross Coin toss Bobby Layne Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show Up with People presents Salute to the 1960s and Motown Attendance 81,270 TV in the United States Network...


The Bills finally got some momentum going with their next few drives. First, they drove 77 yards to the Redskins 3 yard-line, aided by a 43-yard completion from Kelly to receiver Don Beebe. Washington kept Buffalo out of the end zone, but kicker Scott Norwood kicked a 21-yard field goal to cut their deficit to 24-3. Then aided by a 29-yard pass interference penalty on Redskins cornerback Martin Mayhew in the end zone, the Bills finally scored a touchdown on their next drive with a 1-yard run by Thomas to make the score 24-10. Don Lee Beebe (born December 18, 1964 in Aurora, Illinois) is a former American football wide receiver who played for the Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers and the Green Bay Packers of the NFL. He was drafted by the Bills out of Chadron State College (after transferring from Western Illinois University... Scott Allan Norwood (born July 17, 1960 in Alexandria, Virginia) is a former National Football League kicker who played predominately for the NFLs Buffalo Bills. ... Martin Mayhew (born October 8, 1965 in Daytona Beach, Florida), was a former American football player who was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the tenth round (262nd overall) of the 1988 NFL Draft. ...


The two teams combined for the most points in a 3rd quarter in a Super Bowl history (24 total points: 14 for Washington and 10 for Buffalo) and the most combined in a second half (44 total points: 24 for Buffalo and 20 for Washington).


But Buffalo's hopes of a comeback faded when Washington advanced 79 yards in 11 plays on their ensuing drive, scoring on Clark's 30-yard touchdown reception to give the Redskins a 31-10 lead with 1:24 left in the third period. Then 3 plays after receiving the ensuing kickoff, Kelly fumbled the ball while being sacked by defensive back Alvoid Mays, and it was recovered by defensive end Fred Stokes. After the turnover, Washington drove to the Bills 7-yard line and increased their lead to 34-10 with Lohmiller's 25-yard field goal on the second play of the fourth quarter. Alvoid Mays (born July 10, 1966 in Palmetto, Florida) was an American football cornerback in the NFL for the Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Fred Stokes (born 1964) is a former American Football defensive end who played ten seasons in the National Football League. ...


Then on the Bills ensuing drive, Kelly was sacked for a 9-yard loss by Stokes, threw an incomplete pass, and then threw his second interception of the game to Edwards, who returned it 35 yards to Buffalo's 33-yard line. Five plays later, Lohmiller kicked his second field goal with 11:36 left in the game to increase Washington's lead to 37-10. With the game almost completely out of reach, the Bills managed to respond with a 15 play, 79-yard drive to cut the score to 37-17 on a 2-yard touchdown pass from Kelly to Metzelaars. Then, after recovering an onside kick, the Bills drove 50 yards and scored another touchdown with Beebe's 4-yard reception to make the score 37-24. But the Bills' second onside kick attempt was unsuccessful and the Redskins were able to run out the clock. From there, the Bills attempted one final pass play before time expired.


Kelly, completed 28 of a Super Bowl-record 58 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns, but was sacked 4 times, intercepted four times, and lost a fumble. Thomas ran for only 13 yards on 10 carries and was limited to 27 yards on four receptions. James Lofton was the top receiver for the Bills with 7 catches for 92 yards. But Reed was limited to just 5 catches for 31 yards. Clark had seven catches for 114 yards and a touchdown and Monk added seven for 113 yards. (Clark and Monk became the third pair of teammates to each have 100 yards receiving in a Super Bowl; they joined the Steelers' John Stallworth and Lynn Swann who did it in Super Bowl XIII and the Bengals' Cris Collinsworth and Dan Ross who did it in Super Bowl XVI). James David Lofton (Born July 5, 1956, at Fort Ord, Monterey, California) is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the Green Bay Packers (1978-1986), Los Angeles Raiders (1987-1988), the Buffalo Bills (1989-1992), Los Angeles Rams (1993) and Philadelphia Eagles (1993). ... Johnny Lee Stallworth (Born July 15, 1952, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) played college football at Alabama A&M, becoming the Pittsburgh Steelers fourth-round draft pick in 1974. ... Lynn Curtis Swann (b. ... Date January 21, 1979 Stadium Miami Orange Bowl City Miami, Florida MVP Terry Bradshaw, Quarterback Favorite Steelers by 3 1/2 National anthem The Colgate Thirteen Coin toss George Halas Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show Bob Jani Productions present Carnival Salute to Caribbean with various Caribbean bands Attendance 79,484... Anthony Cris Collinsworth (born January 27, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio), is a former American football player and current television sportscaster. ... Daniel R. Ross (February 9, 1957 – May 16, 2006) was a former professional American Football tight end who played for the Cincinnati Bengals (1979-1985), the Seattle Seahawks (1985), and the Green Bay Packers (1986). ... Date January 24, 1982 Stadium Pontiac Silverdome City Pontiac, Michigan MVP Joe Montana, Quarterback Favorite 49ers by 1 National anthem Diana Ross Coin toss Bobby Layne Referee Pat Haggerty Halftime show Up with People presents Salute to the 1960s and Motown Attendance 81,270 TV in the United States Network...


Ervins was the top rusher of the game with 79 yards. Byner recorded 49 rushing yards, and 3 receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown. On defense, Edwards recorded four tackles, broke up five passes, and returned two interceptions for 56 yards. The Redskins amassed 417 yards of total offense while limiting the explosive Bills to 283, with just 43 rushing yards.


Scoring summary

  • WAS - FG: Chip Lohmiller 34 yards 3-0 WAS
  • WAS - TD: Earnest Byner 10 yard pass from Mark Rypien (Chip Lohmiller kick) 10-0 WAS
  • WAS - TD: Gerald Riggs 1 yard run (Chip Lohmiller kick) 17-0 WAS
  • WAS - TD: Gerald Riggs 2 yard run (Chip Lohmiller kick) 24-0 WAS
  • BUF - FG: Scott Norwood 21 yards 24-3 WAS
  • BUF - TD: Thurman Thomas 1 yard run (Scott Norwood kick) 24-10 WAS
  • WAS - TD: Gary Clark 30 yard pass from Mark Rypien (Chip Lohmiller kick) 31-10 WAS
  • WAS - FG: Chip Lohmiller 25 yards 34-10 WAS
  • WAS - FG: Chip Lohmiller 39 yards 37-10 WAS
  • BUF - TD: Pete Metzelaars 2 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Scott Norwood kick) 37-17 WAS
  • BUF - TD: Don Beebe 4 yard pass from Jim Kelly (Scott Norwood kick) 37-24 WAS

Starting lineups

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Buffalo Position Washington
OFFENSE
James Lofton WR Gary Clark
Will Wolford LT Jim Lachey
Jim Ritcher LG Raleigh McKenzie
Kent Hull C Jeff Bostic
Glenn Parker RG Mark Schlereth
Howard Ballard RT Joe Jacoby
Pete Metzelaars TE Don Warren
Andre Reed WR Art Monk
Jim Kelly QB Mark Rypien
Kenneth Davis RB Earnest Byner
Keith McKeller TE Ron Middleton
DEFENSE
Leon Seals LE Charles Mann
Jeff Wright NT-LDT Eric Williams
Bruce Smith RE-RDT Tim Johnson
Cornelius Bennett LOLB-RE Fred Stokes
Shane Conlan LILB-LOLB Wilber Marshall
Carlton Bailey RILB-MLB Kurt Gouveia
Darryl Talley ROLB Andre Collins
Kirby Jackson LCB Martin Mayhew
Nate Odomes RCB Darrell Green
Dwight Drane SS Danny Copeland
Mark Kelso FS Brad Edwards

James David Lofton (Born July 5, 1956, at Fort Ord, Monterey, California) is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the Green Bay Packers (1978-1986), Los Angeles Raiders (1987-1988), the Buffalo Bills (1989-1992), Los Angeles Rams (1993) and Philadelphia Eagles (1993). ... Gary C. Clark (born May 1, 1962 in Radford, Virginia) is a former professional American Football wide receiver who played for the Washington Redskins (1985-1992), Phoenix Cardinals (1993-1994) and Miami Dolphins (1995) in the National Football League. ... William Charles Wolford (born May 18, 1964, Louisville, Kentucky) is a former National Football League offensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, and Pittsburgh Steelers. ... Jim Lachey (born 1963) is a former American Football offensive tackle who played for ten seasons in the National Football League with the San Diego Chargers, the Los Angeles Raiders and the Washington Redskins from 1985 to 1995, missing the 1993 season with a knee injury. ... James Alexander Richter (born May 21, 1958) is a former American football player. ... Raleigh McKenzie was an American football player who played guard for the Washington Redskins from 1985 to 1994. ... Kent Hull (born January 13, 1960) is a former offensive lineman in the National Football League and United States Football League. ... Jeff Bostic (born Sept. ... Glenn Parker (April 22, 1966-) is a former NFL offensive lineman who played for the Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, and New York Giants. ... Mark Schlereth (born January 25, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is a former American football player and current television sportscaster. ... Howard Ballard (July 30, 1903 in Toronto, Ontario - April 11, 1990) was a Canadian general manager and owner in ice hockey. ... Joe Jacoby was a Washington Redskins Tackle/ Guard from 1981 through his retirement in 1993. ... Peter Henry Metzelaars (born May 24, 1960 in Three Rivers, Michigan) is a American Football tight end who played for the Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, and Detroit Lions in a sixteen year career from 1982 to 1997. ... Don Warren(Born: 1956) is a former National Football League tight end, who in a career lasting fourteen years, played for the Washington Redskins. ... Andre Reed (born January 29, 1964 in Allentown, Pennsylvania) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver in the NFL for 16 seasons, 15 with the Buffalo Bills (1985-1999) and one with the Washington Redskins (2000). ... James Arthur Art Monk (born December 5, 1957 in White Plains, New York) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League. ... For other persons named Jim Kelly, see Jim Kelly (disambiguation). ... Mark Robert Rypien (born October 2, 1962 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) was a American football player. ... Kenneth Earl Davis (born April 16, 1962 in Temple, Texas) is a former professional American football running back who played for the Green Bay Packers (1986-1988) and the Buffalo Bills (1989-1994) in the NFL. Before his NFL career, Davis played for Texas Christian University from 1982-1985. ... Earnest Alexander Byner (born September 15, 1962 in Milledgeville, Georgia) is a former American football running back. ... Keith McKeller (born 1964) was an american football tight end for the Buffalo Bills from 1987 to 1993. ... Ronald Allen Middeton (born July 17, 1965 in Atmore, Alabama) is a former American football tight end, who played for the Atlanta Falcons and the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. ... Leon Seals (Born January 30, 1964 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former defensive tackle in the NFL. Seals attended Jackson State University, and joined the Buffalo Bills in 1987, playing with the team from 1987 until 1991. ... Charles C. Mann (fl. ... Jeff Wright (born June 13, 1963 in San Bernardino, California) was a 5-time NFL nose tackle during a 7-year career with the Buffalo Bills. ... Eric Williams (born February 24, 1962, in Stockton, CA) is a retired american football defensive lineman. ... Bruce Smith (b. ... Timothy Johnson (born January 29, 1965 in Sarasota, Florida) is Senior Pastor at Bethel World Outreach Center in Brentwood, Tennessee and a former professional American football player. ... Cornelius Bennett (born August 25, 1965) is a former American football linebacker who played for the Buffalo Bills from 1987 to 1995, Atlanta Falcons from 1996 to 1998, and the Indianapolis Colts from 1999 to 2000. ... Fred Stokes (born 1964) is a former American Football defensive end who played ten seasons in the National Football League. ... Shane Patrick Conlan (born April 3, 1964 in Frewsburg, New York) played college Football at Penn State University, where he won two national titles (1982, 1986). ... Wilber Buddyhia Marshall (born April 18, 1962 in Titusville, Florida) is a former American football player. ... Carlton Bailey (born December 15, 1964 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for ten seasons for the Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, and Carolina Panthers. ... Kurt Gouveia (born September 14, 1964 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is a former professional American Football linebacker who played 13 seasons in the National Football League. ... Darryl Talley (born July 10, 1960) is a former American football linebacker who played for the Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons, and Minnesota Vikings. ... Andre Pierre Collins (born May 4, 1968 in Riverside, New Jersey) is a former American Football linebacker who played ten seasons in the National Football League. ... Kirby Jackson (born February 2, 1965 in Sturgis, Mississippi), is a former professional American Football defensive back who played for the Los Angeles Rams (1987) and the Buffalo Bills (1988-1992). ... Martin Mayhew (born October 8, 1965 in Daytona Beach, Florida), was a former American football player who was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the tenth round (262nd overall) of the 1988 NFL Draft. ... Nate Bernard Odomes (Born in 1965) is former professional American Football defensive back who played for the Buffalo Bills (1987-1993) and the Atlanta Falcons (1996). ... Darrell Green (born February 15, 1960 in Houston, Texas) is a former NFL cornerback for the Washington Redskins from 1983 to 2002. ... Dwight Drane is a retired professional American football player. ... Danny Lamar Copeland (born January 24, 1966 in Camilla, Georgia) is a former American Football defensive back who played five seasons in the National Football League. ... Mark Alan Kelso (born July 23, 1963 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), was a former American football player who was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 10th round of the 1985 NFL Draft. ... Brad Edwards (born 1966) is a former American Football defensive back who played nine seasons in the National Football League. ...

Officials

  • Referee: Jerry Markbreit
  • Umpire: Bob Boylston
  • Head Linesman: Dale Williams
  • Line Judge: Ron Blum
  • Field Judge: Paul Baetz
  • Side Judge: Dick Creed
  • Back Judge: Ed Merrifield

NFL officials (striped shirts) and guests prepare to toss the coin to start the 40th annual Pro Bowl. ... Jerry Markbreit Jerry Markbreit (born March 23, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football referee in the National Football League (NFL) for 23 seasons and became one of the most recognizable referees in the game [1]. Markbreit officiated football games for 43 seasons. ... Ron Blum (7) Ron Blum has been an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since 1985. ...

See also

The 1991 NFL season was the 72nd regular season of the National Football League. ... 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. ...

References

  1. ^ Neft, David S., Cohen, Richard M., and Korch, Rick. The Complete History of Professional Football from 1892 to the Present. 1994 ISBN 0312114354

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