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About New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins
The New York Giants and the Washington Redskins are the oldest rivals in the NFC East Division, beginning in 1932 with the establishment of the 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 Redskins have played memorable games in the 1930s, 1940s and 1980s. The 1980s era, in particular, saw the Giants under Bill Parcells and the Redskins under Joe Gibbs compete for division titles and Super Bowl Championships. A flagging rivalry, the Giants and the Redskins rekindled their heated contest in 2012, both on and off the field.
With a rivalry as intense and old as the Giants and the Redskins, there were bound to be many memorable games and moments. A few are listed below:
Memorable Moments in Giants–Redskins Rivalry
“Hail to the Redskins” in the streets of New York – On December 5, 1937, the Redskins were playing in New York and the NFL Championship was at stake. While the Redskins won the game 49-14, a memorable moment occurred outside the stadium. Before the game started, the Redskins 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.
The Hit – Redskins 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 Redskins: 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 the Redskins by the largest point difference (53-0). The Redskins, 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 Redskins 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 Redskins Legends -
Art Monk – A three-time pro bowler, Monk played 13 seasons with the Redskins 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 Redskins of all time.
Old Rivals in a New Season
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