Coming off the feeling of reaching the post season for the first time in 26 years the season before, the George Allen led Washington Redskins of 1972, won 11 of their first 12 games. After dropping the last two games of the season, the Redskins were charged and ready for a push in the 1972 NFL Playoffs, and push they did.
The Redskins beat the Green Bay Packers and then the Dallas Cowboys in the 1972 NFC Championship game in route to Superbowl VII. The Redskins would come up short against the undefeated Miami Dolphins in the Superbowl, losing 14-7.
This week we flash back to a time when the Washington Redskins traded five veteran players to the Houston Oilers for safety, Kenneth Ray Houston. A member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Houston is widely considered the best safety to ever play for the Burgundy and Gold!
Throughout his career, Houston intercepted 49 passes, recovered 21 fumbles, gained 1,498 return yards and scored 12 touchdowns.
Starting this week, we are going to look back at a piece of Redskins history every Friday. What better way to kick off this column than a video look back at Sonny Jurgensen for Flashback Friday. Enjoy!