In today's Rewarding Moments In Redskins History presented by Maryland Lottery My Lottery Rewards, we look back at when the Redskins defeated the Lions in the NFC Championship on Jan. 12, 1992.
The Redskins were rolling on the way to their third Super Bowl victory. After starting the year 11-0, they finished with a 14-2 record, scoring a league-leading 30 points per game while allowing only 14, which was second in the leauge.
The only thing standing in their way of facing off agianst the Buffalo Bills in the Super Bowl was Barry Sanders and the Detroit Lions, who they blew out, 45-0, in the season opener at RFK Stadium. History has a strange way of repeating itself, as the Redskins handled the Lions for a second time in four months, 41-10.
The Lions kept things close in the second with an 18-yard touchdown pass from Erik Kramer, but almost all of the points came from the burgundy and gold for the rest of the game. The Redskins scored 24 unanswered points while holding Sanders to just 44 rushing yards. Meanwhile, Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien threw for 228 yards and two touchdowns, including a 21-yard pass to Art Monk that made the score 34-10.
Darrell Green iced the game with a 32-yard pick six, ending all hope for a Lions comeback. The Redskins went on to face the Bills and won, 37-24, for their third Super Bowl victory.