NFC First Round Playoff
RFK Stadium Alvin Garrett came out of nowhere to catch three touchdown passes, John Riggins came out of hiding to rush for 119 yards, and the defense came at the Lions from all directions, forcing five turnovers to lead this romp over Detroit.
Jeris White got things started with a 77-yard interception return for a touchdown and the Redskins never looked back. After a Mark Moseley field goal made it 10-0, Joe Theismann connected with Garrett for touchdowns twice in the second quarter. At 24-0 at the half all that was needed was for Riggins to run out the clock.