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Mission Accomplished
Paul Zimmerman
February 03, 1992
Sure, Mark Rypien was the MVP, and the Washington redskins' offense rang up 417 yards, but it was their defense that really did a number on the Buffalo Bills. First, it stopped Thurman Thomas, the little tailback who was No. 1 on Skins defensive coach Richie Petitbon's agenda. Washington stymied Thomas by hitting the gaps, bringing its linebackers up quickly and filling his cutback lanes. "Run blitzes, " Petitbon called it. Not a bad way to start against the NFL's top rushing attack.
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February 03, 1992

Mission Accomplished

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"I've said it all along—this is a really fine defense that's been constantly underrated," Petitbon said. "People just don't realize bow good we are. It's a case of the whole being better than the individual parts."

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