Count Up to Super Bowl 50: A Look Back at Super Bowl XXVI

Super Bowl XXVI was an exciting game played between the Washington Redskins and the Buffalo Bills. The final score was 37-24 with the Redskins in the lead. The total number of people who attended Super Bowl XXVI on January 26, 1992 was 63,130. This was a lower number than the Super Bowl as seen in the past. The game was played in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.

The Redskins and Bills had both just finished an exceptional season. Early on in the third quarter of the Super Bowl, the Redskins took an impressive lead of 24-0. Of course the Buffalo Bills couldn’t gain traction, which resulted in them losing the game. The MVP of Super Bowl XXVI was Mark Rypien, quarterback for the Redskins, completed a total of 18 out of 33 passes for 292 yards, which resulted in two touchdowns. He also had one interception during the game.

The game was televised on the CBS network and had a total of 79.6 million viewers. The cost of a 30 second commercial during Super Bowl XXVI was $850,000. This was by far the most expensive cost of a commercial to date. Pat Summerall and John Madden were both announcers at Super Bowl XXVI.


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