Going to an NFL game can be one of the most rewarding experiences. Whether it is taking your children to their first contest to teach them the basics of the game or meeting up with some coworkers away from work, it always provides lifetime memories.
Since 1997, the Washington Redskins and Redskins Nation alike have called FedExField home for 130 games to include Joe Gibb’s first back at the helm, Darrell Green capping off an incredible 20-year career, and the debut of Robert Griffin III.
As the burgundy and gold prepare to defend their NFC East crown in 2013, Bleacher Report’s Russell Baxter remembers his greatest FedExField battle.
While RFK Stadium will always be remembered as one of the best home-field advantages in all of sports, FedExField has its share of memorable occasions.
For Baxter, he remembers the Redskins’ 36-30 overtime victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 4 of the 2006 season fondly.
The 2006 Redskins would win only five games. But in Week 4, they survived a thriller against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Former Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell was the main man in D.C. and he and wide receiver Santana Moss combined for three scores that day, including a 68-yarder in overtime which gave Washington a 36-30 victory.
Going into the game the Redskins sat at 1-2 but were coming off a thrilling victory over Houston where quarterback Mark Brunell completed an NFL record 22 consecutive passes.
Jacksonville entered Landover with one of the league’s best defenses as they had given up only 38 points in the first three games of the season and a measly two touchdowns passes.
Washington, however, wasn’t scared—especially with Santana Moss around.
Brunell shook off his interception on the first drive of the game by finding No. 89 open for a 55 yard touchdown on 3rd-and-five.
By halftime, kicker John Hall had tacked on additional six points to pull the Redskins to within four, 17-13.
So I have already mentioned Brunell and of course the antics of Moss, but I feel like I am forgetting someone…
Oh yeah that Clinton Portis guy.
On the Redskins second drive of the third quarter, No.26 completed a 10-play, 86-yard drive with a touchdown.
Entering the fourth quarter, the Redskins clung to a three point lead, but everyone at FedExField knew that it was far from over.
After 10 unanswered points in the middle of the quarter, Hall nailed his third field goal of the day—only to have Jacksonville respond with three of their own to force overtime.
It would be the last time Jacksonville would score.
So Redskins Nation—which game at FedExField over the last 15 years has been your favorite?
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