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Flashback Friday: This Day in 1990

By Mark Solway | November 4th, 2016

On this day, November 4th in 1990, the Washington Redskins equaled what was at the time*, the greatest comeback in club history with a 41-38 overtime win at Detroit.

Washington were down by 21 points in the third quarter (17 points entering the fourth quarter), but 363 second-half yards from Jeff Rutledge rallied the Redskins.

Chip Lohmiller kicked a 34-yard field goal in overtime to seal the victory.

Art Monk (13/168), Gary Clark (8/132) and Ricky Sanders (11/132) ALL had over 100 yards receiving. Gerald Riggs had 91 yards and 2 touchdowns. Rutledge came in for Stan Humphries after his third interception.

The Redskins finished with an incredible 676 yards of total offense.

The Redskins went on to finish the season 10-6 but lost to the 49ers in the playoffs.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/199011040det.htm

Kirk Cousins broke the record in 2015 with a 24-point come from behind victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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