Eagles–Redskins rivalry

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Eagles–Redskins
Philadelphia Eagles wordmark.svg
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins wordmark.svg
Washington Redskins
First meetingOctober 21, 1934
Redskins 6, Eagles 0
Latest meetingSeptember 8, 2019
Lincoln Financial Field
Eagles 32, Redskins 27
Next meetingDecember 15, 2019
Statistics
Meetings total171 meetings[1]
All-time seriesRedskins, 86–79–6[1]
Postseason resultsRedskins, 1–0[1]
Current win streakEagles, 5 (2017–present)

The Eagles–Redskins rivalry is a rivalry between the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins of the National Football League. The rivalry began in 1934, during the time the Redskins played in Boston. The Redskins lead in all-time series 86–78–6. The Redskins have won five NFL championships including three Super Bowls, while the Eagles have won four NFL championships including one Super Bowl. Both teams were members of the NFL's Eastern Conference prior to the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, and the NFC East division since 1970. The teams have met twice annually since 1936.

The rivalry is one of the most heated rivalries in the NFL[citation needed], and has featured some memorable moments in NFL history. The rivalry is most notable for the "Body Bag Game", where the Eagles knocked out nine Redskins players in a game in 1990.

The Redskins lead in all-time series 86–79–6. The Redskins have won five NFL championships including three Super Bowls, while the Eagles have won four NFL championships including one Super Bowl. The teams have met once in the Playoffs, in which the Redskins avenged the Body Bag Game by defeating the Eagles 20–6 in the 1990 NFC Wild Card round.

The rivalry can be attributed to the close proximity of Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.. It is mirrored by the National Hockey League rivalry between the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers.

Season-by-Season results[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins Season-by-Season Results

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c ALL-TIME TEAM VS. TEAM RESULTS. static.nfl.com

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