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This week marks the 30 year anniversary of the Washington Redskins claiming their  first Lombardy Trophy, a prize that had eluded the team for years.

The game pitted the Redskins against annual powerhouse, the Miami Dolphins.

The 1982 season was memorable for the Redskins, as the team finished the strike-shortened season with an 8-1 record. The team would steamroll through the NFC portion of the playoff bracket as they overpowered the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings by a combined scored of 52-14 in the first two rounds, advancing to the NFC Championship Game.

In the NFC Title Game, the Redskins squared off against division rival, the Dallas Cowboys. In their only matchup of the strike-shortened campaign, the Cowboys handed the Redskins their lone loss, a 24-10 defeat at RFK Stadium.

The Redskins would extract revenge on their rivals from Texas, knocking them off 27-17 to advance to Super Bowl XVII against Miami.

Relive the…

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