By Mike Richman
The Redskins Historian
The Redskins were eyeing a 4-4 record when they trailed the Lions by 21 points in the third quarter at the Silverdome on Nov. 4, 1990.
But Jeff Rutledge, a journeyman quarterback, replaced Stan Humphries and played the game of his life.
He completed his first eight passes as part of a 30-of-42, 363-yard, one touchdown performance. He also ran for a score.
His 40-yard pass to Art Monk in overtime sparked a drive climaxed by Chip Lohmiller’s field goal that gave the Redskins a 41-38 win.
Rutledge was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week. The Skins tallied a team-record 674 yards, and their comeback from a 21-point deficit tied a team mark.
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