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Are The 1991 Redskins The Best Team Ever?

Here's a gallery remembering the Redskins' 37-24 victory over the Bills in Super Bowl XXVI that took place on Jan. 26, 1992.

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Sure, there had been 70 seasons worth of great teams before them and it has been 23 seasons since they took the field, but in many ways the 1991 Washington Redskins remain the best team to ever play.

In a recent article on CBSSports.com that looked at all of the best squad for each team in NFL history, it was mentioned that the '91 Redskins were the best.

And that's backed up by statistics.

"In fact, using DVOA ratings going back to 1950, Football Outsiders deemed the 'Skins to be the best team of all time, period. 'Washington may have been the most well-rounded team in NFL history,' wrote Aaron Schatz in 2010. The Super Bowl XXVI winner went 17-2, demolishing all three of its playoff opponents and losing those two games by a combined total of just five points. The Redskins, who ranked first on offense, second on defense and had eight Pro Bowlers, outscored their opponents by a total of 332 points, which including the playoffs is the third-highest total of all time," states the article.

Here's a few more informational nuggets that back up the claim:

--The Redskins got off to one of the best starts in NFL history, winning their first 11 games. But in the first six games, they outscored their opponents 231-82.

--They shutout opponents three times during the season and held two other opponents (the Bears and Rams) to seven points and six points respectively.

--In Week 11 against the Falcons, the Redskins won the game by a final of 56-17, scoring 21 points in both the second and fourth quarters.

--Wide receivers Art Monk and Gary Clark combined for 2,389 yards and 18 touchdowns while Earnest Byner rushed for more than 1,000 yards.

--13 different players recorded a sack, with Charles Mann leading the way with 11.5.

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