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Pro Football Hall of Famer Barry Sanders stopped by Redskins Radio today and discussed his playing career.
Naturally, he was asked about his memories regarding the 1992 NFC Championship, a game the Redskins ultimately won to propel them to their third Super Bowl victory.
“First of all, I had such high hopes coming into that game,” Sanders said about facing the Redskins. “I was so excited. But that was a great team. That was a great team across the board, and obviously coached by a Hall of Fame coach. But you don’t see teams like that anymore — just a dominant team, and they were certainly the best team that year, and they ran through — I think it was — the Bills in the Super Bowl. It wasn’t even close.”
Coincidentally, the Lions season was bookended by losses to the Redskins, the first a 45-0 lopsided night game at RFK Stadium in which Sanders never played.
“I didn’t play in the game,” he said. “And never did we think that we’d be back there for the championship game, because that was my third year, and, of course, we didn’t have that rich tradition and we didn’t know what kind of team we had. But, lo and behold, we end up back there for the championship game, and I’m pretty sure Mark Rypien was quarterback, and just a slew of receivers. And the defense — that’s what I remember most. Matt Millen and Charles Mann, I believe, and just a host of guys. Just a solid team across the board, and looking back, it’s actually kind of fun.”
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