Thirty years ago today, John Riggins ran through Don McNeal to score a 42 yard touchdown in Super Bowl XVII. That run put the Washington Redskins up 20-17 over the Miami Dolphins, a lead never relinquished.

Riggins, Redskins Run to Super Bowl Title, 27-17The Post

Hail To The Redskins!Sports Illustrated

PREVIOUSLY: MUST SEE: John Riggins: A Football Life at 8 p.m. on NFL Network

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Author: WFY

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