Aug 21, 2009, 5:00 AM EDT
The 1991 Redskins were one of the best teams in NFL history. One of their benchmarks of excellence was their 11-0 start. The last of those 11 consecutive victories came at Three Rivers Stadium. The Redskins dominated and, in the process, clinched a playoff spot well before Thanksgiving. From the pages of The Redskins Chronicle:…
Jul 24, 2009, 5:00 AM EDT
The Redskins and Vikings have hooked up in some of the best games ever played at RFK Stadium. A couple of weeks ago I looked at a 1986 classic that the Redskins won on Gary Clark’s overtime catch. This one took place 11 years earlier. What made is special was that it knocked the 10-0…
Jul 3, 2009, 10:31 AM EDT
The scenarios were simple going into the last game of the 1976 regular season. The Redskins needed a win to secure a playoff spot. The Cowboys needed a win to secure home field advantage throughout the playoffs. In a classic battle, the Redskins prevailed. From the pages of my upcoming book The Redskins Chronicle: Texas…
Oct 24, 2008, 9:00 AM EDT
Joe Gibbs was 12-0 against the Detroit Lions. He beat them early in his career and he beat them late. He won close games and he won blowouts. The streak was in its greatest jeopardy on November 3, 1990 with about ten minutes left in the third quarter in the Silverdome. Barry Sanders had just…
Oct 17, 2008, 9:00 AM EDT
During the offseason leading up to the 1964 season, the Washington Redskins were quite busy adding high-caliber talent to the team. How good? Hall of Fame good. That year, the Redskins drafted wide receiver Charley Taylor and safety Paul Krause and traded for quarterback Sonny Jurgensen and linebacker Sam Huff. Taylor retired as the leading…
Sep 12, 2008, 9:00 AM EDT
“Gentlemen,” the coach said, “it is not true that I can walk across the Potomac. Not even when it is frozen.” The assembled media mass at the Sheraton Carlton in downtown Washington laughed on cue. It’s not often that a man can have the Washington press corps, used to dealing with the world famous and…
Aug 22, 2008, 8:00 AM EDT
Here’s a look at some of the history between the Washington Redskins and the Carolina Panthers. Owned The Redskins and Panthers have played just eight times with the Redskins holding a 7-1 series advantage. Carolina was a team that—brace yourself—Norv Turner owned. Norval had his ups and downs in Washington, mostly the latter. But when…
Aug 8, 2008, 9:00 AM EDT
There are few battles for starting jobs with the Redskins this year. Just in case you’re yearning for a good, old fashioned August battle for a starting spot, here’s a look back at a few of the more memorable ones from the Redskins’ past: 1972: Billy Kilmer vs. Sonny Jurgensen — This was the very…
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