--Redskins are 10-33-1 all time vs the Browns, which is their second lowest win percentage against any team (Chiefs) and by far the worst percentage against any team they've played more than 10 times.
--Redskins lost their first nine games with the Browns, including a 20-14 defeat in Cleveland in 1950 (the first game ever played between the franchises)
--The 9 game losing streak is actually not the longest in the series. The Browns won 12 straight between 1963-1971
--The Redskins longest win streak is three games spanning ten years (1975-1985). All of those games were played in Cleveland.
--The series is heavily backloaded. Prior to the merger, the teams met 36 times (Redskins were 5-30-1 in those games). Since 1970 they've only met 8 times (Redskins are 5-3 over that span)
--The teams did not meet between the years of 1992-2003, which of course include the three "vacant" seasons in Cleveland after the Browns left for Baltimore.
--Recent meetings have generally been close and low scoring. Only once in the past six meetings has the winning team scored more than 17 points. And only once over those six games has the outcome been decided by more than a touchdown.
Very slim pickings here. My fan memories start in the early 80's, but those years are hit and miss for me. For whatever reason I have no recollection of our win in Cleveland in 1985.
1988: Very vague here. Later season game in RFK; 1988 was our one really "bad" (7-9) year under Gibbs I and if I recall, this loss sort of ended our hopes that year. Looked like we had it won, but I remember both Kevin Mack and Earnest Byner hurting us; the latter scoring a game winning TD. We'd get them back later with the infamous Byner-Mike Oliphant trade.
1991: The game in the series I recall most clearly. Like most games from 1991, this one is etched in my memory. I want to say Merlin Olsen was the analyst for this one on NBC...I remember that because we rarely played on what was the AFC network at the time, and I always really liked Merlin. We messed around with them a little that day a d they briefly got within 4 in the third quarter, but we quickly put them away. Ricky Ervins sealed the 42-17 win with a long TD run. Bright sunny day at RFK...I watched from my gameroom in Tulsa...1991 was glorious.
2004: One of the few games in the past 22 years I've missed. But I didn't mean to. I lived with my wife in Tulsa at the time, but we were in OKC (where I reside now) visiting her family. In addition, my patents and aunts and uncle met us in OKC as well. Everyone wanted to meet Sunday for lunch...not knowing the area all that well at the time, I chose a sports bar downtown figuring I'd slyly be able to watch. I was shocked when we arrived and they told me they didn't have Sunday Ticket. I was pretty pissed, but by that time everyone was there and I was screwed. I followed along as best I could (this was pre phone Internet or text messaging for me) and my friend called me with some updates. I remember feeling good at halftime...and then my friend called and did play by play for our last drive, which ended with a Coles fumble. Frustrating day all around.
2008: Absolutely awful game. Late afternoon start. We had family dinner plans and I was distracted at the end of the game because I knew we had to leave and our game was running long. I recall being relieved we won, but hardly happy. I watched until the end and was late for dinner, but I really don't remember much from the game other than it was horrible and we almost blew it late.
A weird side note...I have two aunts and an uncle that live in Hilton Head and come for a visit each year for a few days sometime between September and Christmas. They were here the weekend we played the Browns in 2004 and 2008.....and they will be here this weekend as well. These are the kinds of things that only interest me I'm sure, but the odds are pretty staggering.