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Honoring Ed Sabol: The 1972 Redskins Football Team

Posted by Stephen Czarda on February 13, 2015 – 8:43 am

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Honoring Ed Sabol: Vince Lombardi’s Year In Washington
Honoring Ed Sabol: The Hiring Of George Allen

The Redskins’ defensive and special teams units were incredible during the 1972 season and NFL Films was there to capture every single play.

The Redskins Blog continues it’s look at the work of Ed Sabol and NFL Films by taking you back to the 1972 season when the Redskins, led by George Allen, would appear in their first Super Bowl.

While there were some truly great talents on the offensive side of the ball like Sonny Jurgensen, Billy Kilmer, Larry Brown, Jerry Smith and Charley Taylor, it was the defense and special teams that set the tone.

The defense gave up just 218 points, the least amount by any NFC team. In back-to-back games early in the season, the Redskins shut out the Philadelphia Eagles and then gave up just three points to the St. Louis Cardinals.

Then on the NFC side of the playoff bracket, the Redskins gave up a combined six points to the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys.

Check back with The Redskins Blog tomorrow as we’ll show footage and have more from that playoff game with the Packers.


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