БогородицаI think we all know by now that today marks the 20th anniversary of the Redskins’ Super Bowl XXVI victory over the Bills. Hallelujah to that.
But did you know that XXVI is only the 33rd-best (or 13th-worst) Super Bowl ever? Well, it is, at least according to Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager, who ranked all 45 Bowls based on quality, competitiveness and significance, which is he ranked them subjectively.
Here’s where he slotted the four Super Bowls in which the Redskins appeared:
No. 33 — Super Bowl XXVI: Washington Redskins 37, Buffalo Bills 24
No. 19 — Super Bowl XVII: Washington Redskins 27, Miami Dolphins 17
No. 17 — Super Bowl XXII: Washington Redskins 42, Denver Broncos 10
No. 14 — Super Bowl VII: Miami Dolphins 14, Washington Redskins 7
Considering the Redskins lost VII and XXVI and XXII were both landslides, I’d probably have bumped XVII up a bit (Diesel!). But I guess the first Super Bowl-winning African-American quarterback and the NFL’s only perfect team have to stand for something. So there you go.