October 3, 2010 |
In their most important game of the season, the Philadelphia Eagles lost by five. And by 5. That's the jersey number of Washington quarterback Donovan McNabb, who wore that same number for 11 years in Philadelphia before the Eagles traded him to the Redskins in April. "We had to come in here and help him get a victory against a team that basically said, 'You're not good enough. This is what we think of you: We'll trade you within the division,'" Redskins linebacker London Fletcher said after the 17-12 victory.
October 14, 1986 |
The Washington Redskins on Monday cut 16-year veteran Mark Moseley, the only kicker to be named the NFL's Most Valuable Player, saying they lost faith in his abilities. Moseley, 38, is the Redskins' all-time leading scorer (1,206 points) and the NFL's sixth leading scorer (1,351 points). He holds the NFL record for points scored in a season (161 in 1983) and consecutive field goals (23).
October 26, 1987 |
The same crowd that booed the Redskins for the first 50 minutes of their game against the New York Jets Sunday was applauded by Washington Coach Joe Gibbs after his team's 17-16 comeback victory. "The fans deserve a large part of the credit for what happened," Gibbs said after a 28-yard field goal by Ali Haji-Sheikh with 54 seconds remaining capped a rally in which the Redskins scored 10 points in the final 5:55. "When our crowd gets going, there's nothing like it," Gibbs said.
September 6, 1987 |
The Rams' offensive game plan against the Washington Redskins Saturday night was so vanilla you could have scooped it into a waffle cone. "We did nothing new," Coach John Robinson said. So this is progress? No, rather, this was just a last exhibition game of the most ordinary kind, a game where two teams attempted to out-bland the other in an effort to escape with their health and their secrets in order. Today, good shins mean more than good wins.
November 21, 1988 |
The National Football League's top two teams from last season are on the league's critical list in 1988. The condition may be irreversible for Washington or San Francisco after their game tonight, with the loser sinking to .500. The 49ers, who had the league's best offense, defense and record in the regular season a year ago, can point to a puzzling seven-game slump on offense as the reason they are mired in third place in the NFC West at 6-5.
April 25, 1985 |
The Washington Redskins, who have been searching for an established young running back for the past four months, have obtained George Rogers of the New Orleans Saints in exchange for the Redskins' first pick in next Tuesday's National Football League draft, sources said Wednesday. In addition, the deal, reportedly finalized Tuesday, calls for the Saints to send their fifth-, 10th- and 11th-round picks in the draft to the Redskins. The Redskins' first-round pick is the 24th overall.
October 20, 1987 |
The Washington Redskins closed out the three-week National Football League strike-replacement season Monday night by beating the Dallas Cowboys, 13-7, on Obed Ariri's two field goals and Ted Wilson's 16-yard touchdown run.
September 22, 1986 |
Washington quarterback Jay Schroeder's words of encouragement helped wide receiver Gary Clark overcome his worst moment and make a game-winning touchdown catch in the waning seconds. Clark caught a 14-yard pass from Schroeder with 1:16 remaining to give the Redskins a 30-27 victory Sunday over the San Diego Chargers. Less than three minutes earlier, with Washington driving toward the go-ahead score, Clark had fumbled after catching a Schroeder pass. San Diego recovered at its 23-yard line.
January 18, 1987 |
The Washington Redskins have adjusted to their playoff disaster against the New York Giants, expressing determination to bring success from that failure. "I think what happens is that you get close and you really get hungry," said Washington safety Curtis Jordan. "You see how close you were and it's so frustrating, it kind of wears on your mind all offseason."
October 13, 1986 |
In the past, the Dallas Cowboys turned to Danny White and Tony Dorsett when they were in trouble. Sunday, out of necessity, they did it with Steve Pelluer and Herschel Walker. With White sidelined by an injury and Washington ganging up on Dorsett, Pelluer passed for 323 yards and Walker scored two touchdowns as the Cowboys rolled to a 30-6 victory over the previously undefeated Redskins.