"HOG HEAVEN" 1991 Redskins My Favorite Team

Cyril QuinnContributor IMay 16, 2009

Jan 26, 1992:  Quarterback Mark Rypien of the Washington Redskins holds his daughter after Super Bowl XXVI against the Buffalo Bills at the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Redskins defeated the Bills 37-24. Mandatory Credit: Rick Ste

Coming off a 28-10 defeat at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers, the Redskins entered the 1991 season on a mission. The Redskins finished that season with a 17-2 record including a 11-0 start and a Super Bowl championship.

In NFL history there have been teams with better personal ie the 75 Steelers or the 89' 49ers; but few teams have ever been more dominate statistically. Washington had the number one scoring offense and the number two scoring defense that year, they outscored  their opponents by an average of 16.3 ppg.

In the postseason they outscored they opponents 102-41 and capped it off by physically manhandling the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVI. I love this particular team because they were the definition of a team and they had a philosophy which was to dominate the line of scrimmage.

In 1991, the Redskin offensive line allowed just 9 sacks an NFL record, while sacking the opposition's quarterback 50 times. Mark Rypien had a career season throwing for over 3564 yards and 28 touchdowns.

Overall I feel the '91 Redskins have to go down as one of the greatest teams in NFL history with the emphasis on team.