The Washington Redskins’ First Super Bowl Win

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Dr. Aarohi Ambardekar has spent more than a decade as a partner, physician, and anesthesiologist with Southern Maryland Anesthesia Associates, LLC, in Lanham, Maryland. When he is not serving patients Dr. Aarohi Ambardekar spends time following Washington Redskins football.

The Washington Redskins National Football League (NFL) team made its first Super Bowl appearance in 1972, but would not claim the franchise’s first Super Bowl trophy for another decade. The Redskins finished the 1982 lockout shortened season with a record of eight wins to just one loss, a mark that tied the Los Angeles Raiders for best in the league.

Entering the post season as the National Football Conference (NFC) top seed, the Redskins made quick work of their opening round opponents, the Detroit Lions, with a 31-7 victory. Washington progressed through divisional and conference games with similar 21-7 and 31-17 wins over the Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys, respectively.

In the 1982 Super Bowl the Washington Redskins faced the Miami Dolphins at the famous Rose Bowl in Los Angeles. Miami scored early and often, amassing a 17-10 victory heading into halftime. However, the Redskins defense took over in third and fourth quarters, holding the Dolphins scoreless. Meanwhile Washington quarterback Joe Theismann orchestrated three scoring drives, giving the Redskins a 27-17 Super Bowl victory.

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