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Rewarding Moments In Redskins History: Redskins Hold Cardinals Scoreless

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In today's Rewarding Moments in Redskins history presented by Maryland Lottery My Lottery Rewards, Redskins.com takes a look back at one of Washington's best wins from the 1991 season. *

In front of the home crowd at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, the Redskins shut out the Phoenix Cardinals 34-0 in what was just the beginning of a special season.

The defense led the effort for the Redskins, both by keeping the Cardinals scoreless and putting points on the board in the third quarter. A 55-yard interception return for a touchdown by linebacker Wilber Marshall off quarterback Tom Tupa, one of three interceptions he had in the game, helped the cause.

Rushing touchdowns by running back Earnest Byner and wide receiver Ricky Sanders gave Washington the early 14-0 lead and a 28-yard pass by quarterback Mark Rypien to wide receiver Gary Clark spread the margin out to 21.

The pick six and two field goals by kicker Chip Lohmiller sealed the 34-0 victory for the Redskins in dominant fashion to continue Washington's undefeated opening to the season, 3-0.

The Redskins would finish the regular season 14-2, and eventually go on to defeat the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXVI.

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