Just like with the Giants where I only did games played IN New York, for the NFCE teams, I'm only compiling info/memories from games played at the venue for that week.
So this week, we are only talking about Eagles/Redskins games played in Washington.
As always, I start my count in 1937 when we moved to DC
--Redskins are 38-34-3 vs Eagles in Washington
--Redskins lost first meeting in Washington in 1937 14-0
--Redskins longest win streak is 5 games (1938-1942)
--Redskins longest losing streak is 6 games (1946-1951)
--The Redskins were 18-8-2 all time vs Eagles at RFK (Eagles won last 4 played there)
--The Redskins are 5-10 all time vs the Eagles at FedEx Field
I have a ton of Eagles memories as I'm sure most fans do, but oddly enough, I'd say most of them come from games played in Philly. I just don't have that many Eagles games played in DC that really stick out to me. Here are some that do
--1989: We dominated the Eagles back in Washington back in those days, and that's why this game felt almost insulting to lose. At different points that day the Redskins led 20-0, 27-7, 30-14, 37-28, and they STILL lost. Randall Cunningham had an absurd day...threw for 450 yards and 5 TD's, including one to Keith Jackson late to clinch the 42-37 victory. The 1989 Redskins were good, but got off to a slow start (0-2) and in many ways, this game haunted them the rest of the season.
--1990: Vague memories here. Ugly, ugly game...We led 13-0, but had to hold on late...Fred Barnett caught a TD from Randall to close to within 6, but we were able to hang on.
--1991: Third straight shutout to start the season at home...amazing. 1991 was the year Randall tore up his knee week one and the Eagles wound up wasting an incredible year from their defense. Their offense was putrid. We didn't let them breath that Monday Night. Jim McMahon started...not sure if we knocked him out or he got pulled, but Pat Ryan and anothe scrub QB would enter the game before it was over. The three QBs barely combined for 50 yards passing. An absolutley dominating effort from the D, winning 23-0.
--1992: Similar to 1990, ugly game, we held a nice held all day, but the Eagles broke through late to make it tight....held on to win 16-12; big win at the time as it tied us with the Eagles at 4-2.
--1996: I remember being very frustrated with this season opener. My freshmen year of college, had been on campus about three weeks, so that weekend I went home with my roomate for a little home cooking from his family...watched the game at his house....was pretty letdown. Decent game, Terry Allen had a long TD run to make the score 17-14 in the third, but neither team did much after that and that was the final score. We did go on to win our next 7 games...and somehow still missed the playoffs.
--1999: One of those classic Norv games where we won, but it felt like a loss. Crusing with a 17-3 lead, McNabb (rookie year) brings the Eagles back to tie, and we squeek it out in OT. Didn't Brian Mitchell have a big return to set up the game winner? I might be making that up....this is the game where I knew McNabb would be good.
--2001: Most people seem to remember the Marty season for the five game win streak...I remember the three home losses (Cowboys, Eagles, Bears) that followed. The Cowboys were terrible and ended our streak, but this game with the Eagles was still huge....we looked good early, but couldn't punch the ball in the end zone. Close at halftime, but the Eagles dominated the second half...pretty much ended realistic playoff hopes.
--2002: The Spurrier "lip flap" game
--2007: Another blown lead (kind of a theme vs the Eagles in DC).... But this game will always be remembered for one play...third and forever for Eagles....we give up a long pass and the Eagles get the first by a yard...make that stop and we probably win the game. Most importantly, Sean Taylor is injured on the play...his last play as a Redskin.
--2010: The Monday Night Massacre. Michael Vick was a video game that night; we were humiliated. I am a moron because for about ten seconds that night, I thought we were going to make a comeback when we scored twice in a row to make it 35-14. How is it even possible to score 45 points in a half? Fat Albert took a nap on one play, which at least gave us some comic relief. It will never get more embarrasing than that night.
--2011: A pretty "blah" game, but memorable for me because I was there with my Dad...my first and only ES tailgate appearance, and I loved every minute of it and meeting so many members of the board. Great memories from the parking lot, not so hot from the stadium. I thought we might have a shot when Vince Young gave us a gift with an INT to Hall, but Rex kept finding Eagles DBs and a so-so comeback attempt from John Beck fell short.