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Throwback Thursday: Remembering The Great Sean Taylor

This week’s Throwback Thursday doesn’t look back at a day in Washington Football history like many of them do. Today, we use Throwback Thursday to take an extra chance to remember Sean Taylor.

Sean was forever memorialized on Sunday, when the Washington Football Team retired the jersey number 21. That means Sean is the last player that will ever wear that jersey for Washington. That’s fitting because when you think of “21,” it’s impossible not to think of Sean.

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Throwback Thursday: RGIII’s Memorable 76-Yard Run Versus The Vikings

On this day in Washington history – October 14th, 2012 – Robert Griffin III had arguably his most electric, and memorable run for Washington.

Who doesn’t remember when RGIII took a quarterback draw 76-yards down the sidelines for a touchdown, to seal a 38-26 victory over the Minnesota Vikings?

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Throwback Thursday: Snead’s Two First Half Touchdowns Lead The Way

On this day in Washington history – October 7th, 1962 – Washington beat the Los Angeles Rams 20-14 at the District of Columbia aka D.C. Stadium.

Norm Snead led the way with two first touchdown passes, and Washington coasted from there to victory.

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Throwback Thursday: Clark Hauls In Two Bombs In Rout Of Cardinals

On this day in Washington history – September 30th, 1990 – Washington pounded the Phoenix Cardinals 38-10.

Gary Clark caught not one, but TWO 42 yard touchdown passes from quarterback Stan Humphries.

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Throwback Thursday: Mitchell Hauls in 50-Yard Pass For The Win

On this day in Washington history – September 23rd, 1962 – Washington edged the Browns 17-16 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium.

It was 16-10 Browns late in the fourth, until Bobby Mitchell hauled in a 50-yard pass from Norm Snead. Mitchell took it to the house and gave Washington the lead for good. Snead only completed eight passes in the game, and was sacked four times.

1962 was Mitchell’s second best season stats-wise. He caught 72 balls for 1384 yards, and caught a career high eleven touchdowns. He was named to the Pro Bowl for the second time, and was named First Team All pro. Read More

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Throwback Thursday: Riley Smith Beats Giants Single-Handedly

On this day in Washington Football history – September 16th, 1937 – Washington beat the New York Giants 13-3.

It was opening day for the 1937 season, and 24,500 fans lined Griffith Stadium for what was technically the first ever Washington Redskins game. The season before, the franchise was still in Boston and called the Boston Redskins.

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Throwback Thursday: Kilmer Ends Vikings Undefeated Season

It was on this day – November 30th – in 1975, that Billy Kilmer led the Washington Redskins to a 31-30 upset victory over Fran Tarkenton’s Minnesota Vikings.

The Vikings came into the matchup with a 10-0 record, but George Allen had his 7-3 Redskins ready for battle. Read More

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Throwback Thursday: On This Day in Redskins History – 1947

On this day in Redskins history in 1947, Slingin’ Sammy Baugh led the Washington Redskins to a stunning 45-21 dismantling of the Chicago Cardinals.

It was 70 years ago, but Baugh was posting modern numbers in the game he was revolutionizing. He completed 25 of his 33 passes for 355 yards, with an incredible 6 of those passes for touchdowns. That would be an impressive statline for any quarterback on any Sunday, let alone in 1947.

Redskins Dick Poillion had an impressive and interesting scoreline that day too. He put up 15 points on the strength of one touchdown pass, one field goal, and six PATs.

Paul McKee led all Redskin receivers with 7 receptions for 103 yards, including touchdown receptions of 4 and 28 yards, while Hugh Taylor (34 yards), Sal Rosato (16 yards) and George Wilde (9 yards) all had a touchdown reception each.

The win came at Griffith Stadium with 35,362 in attendance.

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Throwback Thursday: On This Day in Redskins History – 1958

On this day in Redskins history in 1958, Eddie LeBaron led the Washington Redskins to a 45-31 trouncing of the Chicago Cardinals.

LeBaron only completed 15 of his 23 passes for 267 yards, but an astounding 5 of those passes were for touchdowns. Not only that, 4 of them were in the first half, as Washington staked out an insurmountable 38-10 lead.

Redskins running back Johnny Olszewski also had a first half two yard touchdown rush, and finished the game with 136 yards on 19 carries. That’s more than 7 yards per carry.

The win came at Griffith Stadium with 26,169 in attendance.

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Throwback Thursday – Lombardi and Jurgensen Beat Noll’s Steelers

It was on this day, October 26th in 1969, that a Redskins team coached by the late, great Vince Lombardi defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 14-7.

Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen scored both Redskin touchdowns, one with his feet, and one with his arm. The second, a 17 yard pass to Charley Taylor.

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