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Redskins-Eagles Have A Lot Of History

Posted by Stephen Czarda on September 6, 2013 – 1:54 pm

(AP photo)

(AP photo)

Monday’s matchup between the Redskins and the Eagles will mark the 157th overall meeting between the division rivals. This is the 156th regular season meeting between the Redskins and Eagles’ franchises, not including two meetings in 1943 when the Eagles merged with the Steelers to form the Phil-Pitt Steagles. The Redskins lead the all-time regular season series 80-70-5. With exception of the 1943 season, the two teams have played a home-and-home series every year since 1936.

Including a playoff win in 1990, the Redskins’ 81 combined victories against the Eagles are their most against any opponent. A win on Monday would give the Redskins three straight wins against the Eagles for the first time since winning four straight across the 1985-87 seasons.

During the first 10 years the two franchise squared off against one another the Redskins dominated, winning 16 of the first 19 games and tying another in 1944–31-31. The most memorable victory during that stretch was the first ever encounter, when the then Boston Redskins shutout the Eagles 6-0 at Fenway Park.

The Redskins longest win streak against the Eagles is 11 while the Eagles longest streak conversely, is eight which they’ve achieved twice. The first time was between the 1947-1950 seasons and the second during the mid 1990’s.

The most combined points ever scored in a Redskins-Eagles matchup is 87, and it has been done on two different occasions. In 1947, the Eagles won a 45-42 shootout in Philadelphia, a game that featured 788 combined yards of total offense. Redskins great quarterback Sammy Baugh finished the day 22-for-35 for 373 yards and five touchdowns with two interceptions. The least amount of points scored in a single contest is six–the first ever matchup.

The Redskins hold a series lead over the Eagles with a record of 81-70-5. Wins 80 and 81 came last season as the Redskins defeated the Eagles at home 31-6, thanks in large part to quarterback Robert Griffin III’s perfect quarterback rating, and held off a late Eagles rally in Week 16 for a 27-20 victory. It was the first time that the Redskins had swept a season series against the Eagles since 2008, when they tasted 23-17 and 10-3 victories.

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