SUPER BOWL XXVI Washington Redskins 37, Buffalo Bills 24 Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota January 26, 1992 Attendance: 63,130
Washington Redskins (NFC)
Buffalo Bills (AFC)
Gary Clark finished with seven catches for 114 yards to lead the Redskins' potent air attack.
Mark Rypien completed 17-of-33 passes for 292 yards and two touchdowns in guiding the Redskins to their third Super Bowl victory in 10 years. Rypien received the MVP award for his effort.
The Redskins put the game out of reach by intermission, taking a 17-0 cushion into the lockerroom.They extended the lead to 24 on Gerald Riggs' one-yard run. In order to get back into the game, Jim Kelly went into pass mode and put up a record 58 passes, completing 28 for 275 yards and twotouchdowns.
A field goal by Scott Norwood and a one yard run by Thurman Thomas pulled the Bills to within two touchdowns with more than a quarter to play. Rypien took the life out of the Bills though when he connected with Gary Clark on a 30-yard touchdown pass. The Redskins held Thomas, the AFC rushing leader (1,407 yards) to just 13 yards on 10 carries.
Clark finished with seven catches for 114 yards and Art Monk grabbed seven for 113 for the Redskins, who compiled 417 total yards. Joe Gibbs became only the third head coach to win three Super Bowls.