The Redskins sign Culliver to a four-year, $32 million deal. Culliver’s coverage grade for the 2014 season ranked fifth-best among cornerbacks. He allowed one catch per 13.3 coverage snaps, which ranks him sixth among cornerbacks.
McConaughey voices his opinion on the controversy over the name of his favorite pro football team Washington Redskins in an interview with GQ.
Man, it’s twofold. What interests me is how quickly it got pushed into the social consciousness. We were all fine with it since the 1930s, and all of a sudden we go, “No, gotta change it”? It seems like when the first levee breaks, everybody gets on board. I know a lot of Native Americans don’t have a problem with it, but they’re not going to say, “No, we really want the name.” That’s not how they’re going to use their pulpit. It’s like my feeling about gun control: “I get it. You have the right to have guns. But look, let’s forget that right. Let’s forget the pleasure you get safely on your range, because it’s in the wrong hands in other places. It’s just… I love the emblem. I dig it. It gives me a little fire and some oomph. But now that it’s in the court of public opinion, it’s going to change. I wish it wouldn’t, but it will.
Mark Rypien passes for 292 yards and two touchdowns as the Redskins overwhelm the Bills to win their third Super Bowl in the past 10 years.
NFC champion Washington win Super Bowl XXII and its second NFL championship of the 1980s with a 42-10 decision over AFC champion Denver. Rookie running back Timmy Smith sets a Super Bowl-record with 22 carries for 204 yards. Smith also scores two touchdowns on runs of 58 and 4 yards.
The Los Angeles Raiders dominate the Washington Redskins from the beginning in Super Bowl XVIII and achieve the most lopsided victory in Super Bowl history, surpassing Green Bay’s 35-10 win over Kansas City in Super Bowl I.
Fullback John Riggins runs for a Super Bowl-record 166 yards on 38 carries to spark Washington to a 27-17 victory over AFC champion Miami. It is Riggins’s fourth straight 100-yard rushing game during the playoffs, also a record.
The Dolphins play virtually perfect football in the first half as their defense permits the Redskins to cross midfield only once and their offense turns good field position into two touchdowns.