From 1970 to 2001, the Cardinals franchise was a member of the NFC East, making them a divisional rival of the Washington Redskins for quite some time.
In 2001 – the final season in the NFC East for the Cardinals – the two were supposed to face-off at FedExField on Sept. 16, 2001 for Week 2 action.
That game was not played as scheduled, though, as the NFL postponed that weekend’s slate just days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
While the game was eventually played on Jan. 6, 2002 at FedExField, below is the cover for Gameday Magazine that was going to be sold during Week 2:
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