The streets of the nation's capital erupted into a sea of burgundy and gold last night as thousands of football fans sang, screamed and honked their horns to celebrate the Washington Redskins' 37-24 Super Bowl win over the Buffalo Bills.
Protected by his "Hogs" offensive line, quarterback Mark Rypien shredded the Bills' defense for 18 completions, 292 yards and two touchdowns -- earning Most Valuable Player honors -- while a tenacious Redskins defense frustrated Jim Kelly and the Bills' no-huddle offense.
For Washington, it was a third NFL title in a decade. Only the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Francisco 49ers have won more. The Bills, who dropped a 20-19 heart-breaker a year ago to the New York Giants, join the Minnesota Vikings and the Denver Broncos as the only teams to lose back-to-back Super Bowls.
Coach Joe Gibbs became the first coach to win Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks -- Joe Theismann, Doug Williams and Rypien.