By Mike Richman
The Redskins Historian
When it comes to classics at RFK Stadium, this one easily fit the bill.
On Oct. 2, 1983, the Redskins fought back from a 15-point deficit with about 7 minutes left to beat the Raiders, 37-35. Quarterback Joe Theismann, who had a spectacular day with 23 of 39 passing and a career-high 417 yards, threw two TDs during the comeback, including a 6-yarder to diving wingback Joe Washington to complete the miracle finish.
The two teams combined for nearly 900 yards of offense in a game touted as a possible preview to the Super Bowl.
Sure enough, they collided again that season in Super Bowl XVIII, with the Raiders embarrassing their foes, 38-9.
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