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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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Throwback Thursday Bonus Edition: 30 Years Ago Today – The Replacements

On October 19th, 1987, ten Dallas Cowboy players crossed the picket line to play in a Monday Night Football game during an NFL strike. They were 8 point favorites against a Redskins team that was still using 100% replacement players. The replacement Redskins team spanked the Cowboys 13-7 right in Texas Stadium, thusly creating one of the greatest underdog victories in NFL history, one of the most memorable Monday Night Football games in NFL history, and the inspiration for the movie, The Replacements.

They weren’t garden variety players that crossed that picket line either – Hall of Famers Tony Dorsett and Randy White were among the group, as was starting quarterback Danny White.

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Throwback Thursday: Redskins Beat Eagles 21-17

On this day in Redskins history, 76 years ago, Sammy Baugh led his Washington Redskins to a 21-17 triumph over the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Throwback Thursday: Art Monk

It was exactly twenty five years ago today that Art Monk broke the all time career receptions mark.

So celebrate your Throwback Thursday by Hail-ing the greatest receiver in Redskins history:

On October 12, 1992, Monk caught a pass against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football, to go past Steve Largent (Seahawks) with his 820th career reception. Read More

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Throwback Thursday: Laveranues Coles

Today’s Throwback Thursday is Laveranues Coles. With the Jets on tap this weekend, it seemed like a good time to reminisce about Coles’ time in Washington.

Coles only played for the Redskins for two seasons – 2003 and 2004. He put up good numbers too, 82 and 90 receptions, and 1264 and 1204 yards. Regardless, his time here seemed maligned and he headed back to the Jets in 2005 where he played four more seasons. He then played a season for the Bengals before heading back to the Jets ceremoniously before retiring. Hard to believe that it’s over a decade since he was in D.C.

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Sonny Jurgensen: Throwback Thursday

In light of the Redskins’ match-up against their division rival Eagles this week, it seemed like a good time to feature Redskins mainstay Sonny Jurgensen.

Jurgensen was drafted by Philadelphia, and played seven seasons there; before being traded to Washington for quarterback Norm Snead and cornerback Claude Crabbe. He played eleven seasons for the Redskins, and incredibly won the NFL passing title in his final 1974 season at the age of forty. He was induced into the Pro Football Hall of Fame with the Class of 1983.

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Throwback Thursday: 2000 NFL Draft

In honor of today’s NFL Draft, it seemed fitting to make this week’s Throwback Thursday pay homage. It’s hard to believe it was 15 years ago that this photo was taken.

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2000 NFL Draft

While they were Redskins during some pretty lean years, both Lavar Arrington and Chris Samuels represented the burgundy and gold with pride for years to follow that 2000 Draft. Great players, great draft day.

No more sleeps… it’s nearly time.

Hail to the Redskins.

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Throwback Thursday: Sean Taylor

Today’s Throwback Thursday honors Sean Taylor. He would have been 32 years old yesterday.

This fantastic photo was taken by staff member NC43Hog at the 2007 Redskins Training Camp.

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