A little summer treat for all you Washington Redskins fans out there planning on making the trip to Richmond. And it involves a combined six Lombardi Trophies.
On Monday, the Redskins announced that they’ll host a few joint practices with the New England Patriots before tangling at FedExField on Thursday, August 7th at 7:30pm for the first preseason game of 2014.
It will be interesting to see how the practice sessions unfold, but following the possible duels between Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be a fun storyline to follow.
Anyway, before they do square off in the Commonwealth’s Capital, here’s a little history of Redskins-Patriots:
The burgundy and gold lead the all-time series against the team of the northeast 6-3. From 1978 to 2003, the Redskins won every single game.
A quick recap of each game:
The Patriots may have won the Super Bowl later that year and won 14 regular season games, but in this matchup, the Redskins took it to New England. Frustrating Brady into three interceptions and using a three-headed rushing attack, the burgundy and gold sent New England home with a three-point loss.
1996—Redskins win 27-22
In the RFK Farewell Season, quarterback Gus Frerotte had his best game of the season, throwing for 280 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. His performance was supported by a Darrel Green interception and a Ken Harvey sack.
Sounds like your typical performance from both.
1990—Redskins win 25-10
While the Redskin offense was as potent as any during the 1990 season, it was the defense that set the tone vs. New England in this game. In the first quarter, linebacker Kurt Gouveia returned a fumble for a touchdown. On the next Patriots drive, the Redskins stuffed them in the end zone for a safety. With a 9-0 lead in-hand early, the Redskins went to a game-control attack with Earnest Byner carrying the ball 39 times for 149 yards.
1984—Redskins win 26-10
In the most lopsided victory during the streak, the Redskins jumped out to a 20-0 lead before cruising to a 16-point victory. Mark Moseley converted on four field goal attempts and John Riggins notched a touchdown score.
1981—Redskins win 24-22
In a signature Joe Theismann game, the quarterback recorded both a passing touchdown and a rushing one to give the Redskins the close victory. Aiding Theismann that day were running backs Joe Washington and Riggins. Each recorded 14 carries while Washington added 97 receiving yards and a touchdown.
1978—Redskins win 16-14
Brad Dusek scooped up a late fumble and returned it to the house, giving Jack Pardee a victory in his first game as head coach.
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