The Redskins’ Connection To Minneapolis And The Super Bowl

It was announced yesterday, that the city of Minneapolis will host Super Bowl LII in 2018. The Big Game will be held in the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium which is scheduled to open its doors in 2016.

This will be the second time a Super Bowl will be held in Minneapolis.

The first? Super Bowl XXVI between the Buffalo Bills and the Washington Redskins.

As nearly every fan of the game knows, the matchup featured two of the top offenses and what was supposed to be an electrifying back-and-fourth game.

Instead, the Redskins showed their brute and pounded the Bills. Going up 24-0 early in the third quarter, the burgundy and gold cruised to a 37-24 victory.

Recapping the game:

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ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snydersince 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.