Jan 19, 2014, 7:06 AM EDT
Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, January 19, 51 days before NFL free agency starts.
Here is a look at Joe Gibbs’ five appearances in the NFC championship game:
1982 (season) vs. Cowboys—I don’t care how loud they say it’s going to get today in Seattle, it won’t be louder than it was in RFK Stadium after Darryl Grant high-stepped into the end zone after he gathered in a Gary Hogeboom pass that Dexter Manley had tipped into the air. That play clinched the home team’s 31-17 win and sent the Redskins to Pasadena, where they won their first Super Bowl.
1983 vs. 49ers—RFK was rocking again as the Redskins took a 21-0 lead into the fourth quarter. But Joe Montana was, well, Joe Montana and he threw three touchdown passes to tie the game. The Redskins pulled out a 24-21 win on Mark Moseley’s late field goal from 25 yards out.
1986 at Giants—Many Redskins fans have blocked their team’s appearance against the Giants in windswept Giants Stadium out of their memories. But the record shows that Bill Parcells took the wind advantage when his team won the toss and took a 10-0 first-quarter lead that never was seriously threatened. New York won 17-0.
1987 vs. Vikings—The underdog Vikings were able to hang around all game and tied it up at 10 with a fourth-quarter field goal. Then the Redskins’ offense did its job, driving to a seven-yard touchdown pass from Doug Williams to Gary Clark for a 17-10. The Vikings put a scare into the RFK crowd with a late drive. With 56 seconds left, Wade Wilson’s pass from the Washington six bounced out of Darrin Nelson’s hands and the Redskins were Super Bowl bound.
1991 vs. Lions—The Redskins had opened up the season with a 45-0 win over the Lions and not much changed between then and their 18th game of the season. On the scoreboard this was a game at halftime as the Redskins’ lead was only 17-10. But Gibbs’ fourth trip to the Super Bowl was inevitable and the Redskins outscored Detroit 24-0 in the second half to take a 41-10 win.
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