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1991 Washington Redskins season
Head Coach Joe Gibbs
Home Field Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 14-2
Place 1st NFC East
Playoff Finish Won Divisional Playoffs (Falcons) 24-7
Won Conference Championship (Lions) 41-10
Won Super Bowl XXVI (Bills) 37-24
Timeline
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1990 1992

The 1991 Washington Redskins began with the team trying to improve on their 10-6 record from 1990. The Redskins would finish the season 14-2. They went undefeated in the playoffs and beat the Buffalo Bills 37-24 to win Super Bowl XXVI. The 1991 Redskins are the last Super Bowl champion to never trail in any of their playoff victories.

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record
1 Pittsburgh Steelers L 16-7 Three Rivers Stadium 0-1
2 New England Patriots W 27-6 Foxboro Stadium 1-1
3 Cleveland Browns L 24-21 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium 1-2
4 New York Jets L 13-9 Williams-Brice Stadium 1-3

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record TV Time
1 September 1, 1991 Detroit Lions W 45-0 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium 1-0 TNT 8:00pm
2 September 9, 1991 at Dallas Cowboys W 33-31 Texas Stadium 2-0 ABC 9:00pm
3 September 15, 1991 Phoenix Cardinals W 34-0 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium 3-0 CBS 1:00pm
4 September 22, 1991 at Cincinnati Bengals W 34-27 Riverfront Stadium 4-0 CBS 1:00pm
5 September 30, 1991 Philadelphia Eagles W 23-0 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium 5-0 ABC 9:00pm
6 October 6, 1991 at Chicago Bears W 20-7 Soldier Field 6-0 CBS 1:00pm
7 October 13, 1991 Cleveland Browns W 42-17 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium 7-0 NBC 1:00pm
8 Bye
9 October 27, 1991 at New York Giants W 17-13 Giants Stadium 8-0 ESPN 8:00pm
10 November 3, 1991 Houston Oilers W 16-13 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium 9-0 NBC 1:00pm
11 November 10, 1991 Atlanta Falcons W 56-17 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium 10-0 CBS 1:00pm
12 November 17, 1991 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 41-14 Three Rivers Stadium 11-0 CBS 1:00pm
13 November 24, 1991 Dallas Cowboys L 24-21 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium 11-1 CBS 1:00pm
14 December 1, 1991 at Los Angeles Rams W 27-6 Anaheim Stadium 12-1 CBS 4:00pm
15 December 8, 1991 at Phoenix Cardinals W 20-14 Sun Devil Stadium 13-1 CBS 4:00pm
16 December 15, 1991 New York Giants W 34-17 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium 14-1 CBS 4:00pm
17 December 22, 1991 at Philadelphia Eagles L 24-22 Veterans Stadium 14-2 CBS 4:00pm
NFC Divisional Playoffs Atlanta Falcons W 24-7 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium 15-2 CBS 12:30pm
NFC Championship Detroit Lions W 41-10 Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium 16-2 CBS 4:15pm
Super Bowl XXVI Buffalo Bills W 37-24 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 17-2 CBS 6:15pm

Week 1: vs Detroit LionsEdit

Week 1: Detroit Lions at Washington Redskins
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 0 0 0

0

Redskins 21 14 7 3

45

at RFK Stadium, Washington,D.C

  • Date: September 1
  • Game time: 8:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 76° F (Clear/Humid)
  • Game attendance: 52,958
  • TV: TNT

Week 2: at Dallas CowboysEdit

Week 2: Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 7 13 3 10

33

Cowboys 14 7 3 7

31

at Texas Stadium, Irving,Texas

  • Date: September 9
  • Game time: 9:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 81° F (Clear/Humid)
  • Game attendance: 63,025
  • TV: ABC

Week 3: vs Phoenix CardinalsEdit

Week 3: Phoenix Cardinals at Washington Redskins
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 0 0 0

0

Redskins 7 7 14 6

34

at RFK Stadium, Washington,D.C

  • Date: September 15
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 76° F (Clear/Humid)
  • Game attendance: 54,662
  • TV: CBS

Week 4: at Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Week 4: Washington Redskins at Cincinnati Bengals
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 3 21 3 7

34

Bengals 7 3 14 3

27

at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati,Ohio

  • Date: September 22
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 59° F (Partly Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 52,038
  • TV: CBS

Week 5: vs Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week 5: Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 0 0 0

0

Redskins 0 10 3 10

23

at RFK Stadium, Washington,D.C

  • Date: September 30
  • Game time: 9:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 64° F (Clear/Breezy)
  • Game attendance: 55,198
  • TV: ABC

Week 6: at Chicago BearsEdit

Week 6: Washington Redskins at Chicago Bears
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 10 0 10

20

Bears 0 0 7 0

7

at Soldier Field, Chicago,IL

  • Date: October 6
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 43° F (Partly Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 64,941
  • TV: CBS

Week 7: vs Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week 7: Cleveland Browns at Washington Redskins
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 7 0 10 0

17

Redskins 7 14 7 14

42

at RFK Stadium, Washington,D.C

  • Date: October 13
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 55° F (Clear)
  • Game attendance: 54,715
  • TV: NBC

Week 9: at New York GiantsEdit

Week 9: Washington Redskins at New York Giants
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 0 7 10

17

Giants 10 3 0 0

13

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford,New Jersey

  • Date: October 27
  • Game time: 8:15 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 64° F (Partly Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 76,627
  • TV: ESPN

Week 10: vs Houston OilersEdit

Week 10: Houston Oilers at Washington Redskins
1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 0 6 0 7

13

Redskins 0 3 3 10

16

at RFK Stadium, Washington,D.C

  • Date: November 3
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 48° F (Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 55,096
  • TV: NBC

Week 11: vs Atlanta FalconsEdit

Week 11: Atlanta Falcons at Washington Redskins
1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 3 0 14 0

17

Redskins 7 21 7 21

56

at RFK Stadium, Washington,D.C

  • Date: November 10
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 39° F (Cloudy/Light Fog)
  • Game attendance: 52,461
  • TV: CBS

Week 12: at Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week 12: Washington Redskins at Pittsburgh Steelers
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 7 10 10 14

41

Steelers 0 0 0 14

14

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh,PA

  • Date: November 17
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 47° F (Clear)
  • Game attendance: 56,813
  • Referee: Tom White
  • TV announcers (CBS): Dick Stockton (play by play), Merlin Olsen (color commentator)

Week 13: vs Dallas CowboysEdit

Week 13: Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 14 0 10

24

Redskins 7 0 0 14

21

at RFK Stadium, Washington,D.C

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 52° F (Clear)
  • Game attendance: 55,561
  • TV: CBS

Week 14: vs Los Angeles RamsEdit

Week 14: Washington Redskins at Los Angeles Rams
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 7 0 14 6

27

Rams 3 3 0 0

6

at Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, California

  • Date: December 1
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 55° F (Clear)
  • Game attendance: 55,027
  • TV: CBS

Week 15: at Phoenix CardinalsEdit

Week 15: Washington Redskins at Phoenix Cardinals
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 0 14 6

20

Cardinals 0 14 0 0

14

at Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe,Arizona

  • Date: December 8
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 60° F (Partly Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 48,373
  • TV: CBS

Week 16: vs New York GiantsEdit

Week 16: New York Giants at Washington Redskins
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 3 7 7 0

17

Redskins 7 17 3 7

34

at RFK Stadium, Washington,D.C

  • Date: December 15
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 40° F (Partly Cloudy)
  • Game attendance: 54,722
  • TV: CBS

Week 17: at Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week 17: Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 3 10 3 6

22

Eagles 7 0 0 17

24

at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia,PA

  • Date: December 22
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 37° F (Clear)
  • Game attendance: 58,988
  • TV: CBS

Divisonal Playoffs: vs Atlanta FalconsEdit

Divisional Playoffs: Atlanta Falcons at Washington Redskins
1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 7 0 0

7

Redskins 0 14 3 7

24

at RFK Stadium, Washington,D.C

  • Date: January 4
  • Game time: 12:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 49° F (Heavy Rain/Windy)
  • Game attendance: 55,181
  • TV: CBS

NFC Championship: vs Detroit LionsEdit

NFC Championship: Detroit Lions at Washington Redskins
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 10 0 0

10

Redskins 10 7 10 14

41

at RFK Stadium, Washington,D.C

  • Date: January 12
  • Game time: 4:15 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 40° F (Clear)
  • Game attendance: 55,585
  • TV: CBS

SuperBowl XXVI: vs Buffalo BillsEdit

Superbowl XXVI: Washington Redskins vs Buffalo Bills
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 17 14 6

37

Bills 0 0 10 14

24

at Metrodome, Minneapolis,Minnesota

  • Date: January 26
  • Game time: 6:15 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Game attendance: 63,130
  • TV: CBS

StandingsEdit

NFC East
view · talk · edit 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

RosterEdit

Defensive Starters
[1]


FS
Brad Edwards


WLB MLB SLB
Andre Collins Matt Millen Wilber Marshall
SS
Danny Copeland
CB
Martin Mayhew


DE DT DT DE
Fred Stokes Tim Johnson Eric Williams Charles Mann
Markus Koch
CB
Darrell Green
Offensive Starters
[2]
WR
Gary Clark
TE
Don Warren
LT LG C RG RT
Jim Lachey Raleigh McKenzie Jeff Bostic Mark Schlereth Joe Jacoby
TE
Ron Middleton
WR
Art Monk
Ricky Sanders
QB
Mark Rypien
Special Teams
PK Chip Lohmiller
P Kelly Goodburn
KR Brian Mitchell
PR Brian Mitchell


RB
Earnest Byner


StatisticsEdit

PassingEdit

Player G Comp. Att. Pct. Yds. TD INT
Mark Rypien 16 249 421 59.1 3,564 28 11
Jeff Rutledge 16 11 22 50.0 189 1 0

RushingEdit

Player G Att. Yards Avg. TD
Earnest Byner 16 274 1,048 3.8 5
Ricky Ervins 15 145 680 4.7 3
Gerald Riggs 16 78 248 3.2 11

ReceivingEdit

Player G Rec. Yards Y/G Avg. TD
Art Monk 16 71 1,049 65.6 14.8 8
Gary Clark 16 70 1,340 83.8 19.1 10
Ricky Sanders 16 45 580 36.3 12.9 5
Earnest Byner 16 34 308 19.3 9.1 0
Ricky Ervins 16 16 181 11.3 11.3 1
Terry Orr 16 10 201 12.6 20.1 4

KickingEdit

Player FGM FGA Pct. XPM XPA Pct.
Chip Lohmiller 31 43 72.1 56 56 100.0

See alsoEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

  • November 10, 1991 – Mark Rypien threw for 442 yards against the Atlanta Falcons. On that same day, Warren Moon of the Houston Oilers threw for over 400 yards as well.

Best team ever?Edit

In 2010, ESPN conducted a "super league," consisting of the best Super Bowl winning teams of all time; the 1991 Redskins finished the regular season in first place with record of 14-2 and beat the 1992 Dallas Cowboys in the league finals to be named the greatest team of all time[3].

ReferencesEdit

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Indianapolis Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit LA Rams
Miami Houston LA Raiders Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego Phoenix Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1991 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XXVI

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