Superbowl XXXIII - January 31, 1999
"This one's for you!"
Superbowl XXXII - January 25, 1998
"This one's for John!"
The Drive - 1986 AFC Championship
The Fumble - 1987 AFC Championship
Superbowl XXII - January 31, 1988
NFC champion Washington won Super Bowl XXII and its second NFL championship of the 1980s with a 42-10 decision over AFC champion Denver.
The Redskins, who also won Super Bowl XVII, enjoyed a record-setting second quarter en route to the victory.
The Broncos broke in front 10-0 when quarterback John Elway threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Ricky Nattiel on the Broncos' first play from scrimmage. Following a Washington punt, Denver's Rich Karlis kicked a 24-yard field goal to cap a seven-play, 61-yard scoring drive.
The Redskins then erupted for 35 points on five straight possessions in the second period and coasted thereafter. The 35 points established an NFL postseason mark for most points in a period.
Jackie hated this one but it was one of my favorites. I distinctly remember all the cheering going on when Denver quickly and easily took a 10-0 lead. It looked like it would be a Denver blow-out, who knew.
"The Quarter", "5 Minutes", "18 Plays" - 35 points! (and who the hell is Timmy Smith?)