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About New York Giants vs. Washington Commanders
The New York Giants and Washington Commanders are the oldest rivals in the NFC East Division, beginning in 1932 with the establishment of Washington Commanders (formerly Washington Redskins). Like other rivalries, this contest, too seen many ups and downs. While not as infamous as they once were, the Giants and the Commanders have played memorable games in the 1930s, 1940s and 1980s. The 1980s era saw the Giants under Bill Parcells and Commanders under Joe Gibbs compete for division titles and Super Bowl Championships. A flagging rivalry, the Giants and Commanders rekindled their heated contest in 2012, both on and off the field.
With a rivalry as intense and old as the Giants and Commanders, there were bound to be many memorable games and moments. A few are listed below:
Memorable Moments in Giants– Commanders Rivalry
“Hail to the Redskins” in the streets of New York – On December 5, 1937, Washington Commanders (formerly Redskins) were playing in New York and the NFL Championship was at stake. While Commanders won the game 49-14, a memorable moment occurred outside the stadium. Before the game started, Commanders owner George Preston Marshall sent a 150-piece marching band and 12,000 fans to New York to hold a parade through the city, chanting Hail to the Redskins, the team’s fight song at the time.
The Hit – Washington QB Joe Theismann and Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor, along with their fans would never forget November 18, 1985. On this Monday night game, Taylor sacked Theismann and in the process, fell on Theismann’s right leg. As a result, Theismann suffered a compound fracture. This hit ended Theismann’s career, as he never played professional football again.
New York Giants vs. Washington Commanders: Head-to-Head Record
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The Giants lead this rivalry (regular season) 98-66-4. The two teams have also met twice in the post-season, in which both teams have won one game each. Giants also hold the record for defeating Commanders by the largest point difference (53-0). Commanders, on the other hand, hold the opposite record of recording a win by the smallest margin (21-20)
*All figures taken from pro-football-reference.com
*Figures correct as of June 2017
Giants / Commanders Hall of Famers
These NFC East rivals exhibit an impressive list of Hall of Famers, which includes some of the best football players of all time.
New York Giants Legends -
Lawrence Taylor – Ranked as the greatest defensive player in NFL, Taylor played his entire career with the Giants.
Michael Strahan – Strahan, too, played his entire career with the Giants and in 2001 set a record for the most sacks in one season.
Fran Tarkenton – He played four seasons with the Giants and at the time of his retirement, held every major QB record.
Washington Commanders Legends -
Art Monk – A three-time pro bowler, Monk played 13 seasons with Commanders and was their best wide receiver.
John Riggins – Riggins was one of the best running backs ever and was named Super Bowl XVII MVP.
Sonny Jurgensen – Five-time pro bowl pick, Jurgensen is named amongst the 70 Greatest Washington Commanders players of all time.
Old Rivals in a New Season
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