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Something Special: Second Chances

Earnest Byner and the 1991 Redskins host Barry Sanders and the Detroit Lions in the NFC Championship, with a spot in Super Bowl XXVI on the line.

Earnest Byner

Fresh off of a convincing win against the Atlanta Falcons a week earlier, the Washington Redskins now looked to knock off the Detroit Lions and advance to the Super Bowl for the fourth time in ten years.

The Lions had already lost to the Redskins 45-0 in the first game of the season, but a lot had happened since early September. This was a healthier, sharper Detroit squad than the one Washington had dispatched in week one.

On the other hand, the Lions had never won in Washington in six decades of trying.

The full story of the 1991 NFC Championship can be heard here, with past episodes linked below the player.

Episode 1: Laying the Groundwork

Episode 2: Putting Romeo and Juliet to Shame

Episode 3: Why Did You Wait So Long?

Episode 4: A Long Time Coming

Episode 5: Keeping the Dream Alive

Episode 6: A Lot of Marbles

Episode 7: Let’s Prove It

Episode 8: Step One