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Flashback Friday: Washington Vs Philly – The Body Bag Game

The Body Bag Game. It was thirty-one years ago today – November 12th, 1990 – on a Monday Night football game at Veteran’s Stadium. A nationwide audience watched Washington lose 28-14 to the Philadelphia Eagles in what is widely regarded as one of the roughest games of football ever played.

The game is called the Body Bag Game because before the game, Eagles Coach Buddy Ryan told reporters that “they’ll have to be carted off in body bags.”

During the game, an Eagles player reacted to one of the Washington injuries by asking, “Do you guys need any more body bags?”

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Flashback Friday: This Day in 1990

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.

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