--Redskins are currently on a two game losing streak on 10-23 (2011, 2016) both games on the road
--Previous to that the Redskins had a four games winning streak on 10-23 spanning 22 years (1983-2005)
--The Redskins have played the Eagles, Lions, and Colts twice on October 23rd. Oddly, they have never played the Cowboys on this date. This Monday will mark the third meeting between the Redskins and Eagles on 10-23
1938: Win at Philadelphia Eagles 20-14: A packed house of 3,000 were in attendeance for this one. The NFL has come a long way...
1949: Loss at Philadelphia Eagles 49-14: Would have been a bad day on the board if ES existed back then.
1955: Win at Baltimore Colts 14-13.
1960: Tie at Pittsburgh Steelers 27-27: We tied the week before as well.
1966: Win vs. St. Louis Cardinals 26-20: Everyone should google the Cardinals logo circa 1966. Pretty sweet with the muscle-bound bird under the arch.
1977: Loss vs. New York Giants 17-6: A forgettable day for most I'm sure. But a personal side note for me--my wife was born on this day.
1983: Win vs. Detroit Lions 38-17: That 83 offense was just incredible. Thus game has a very odd footnote. We had a RB named Reggie Evans--1983 was his only year in the league. He retired with a total of 16 carries and 11 rushing yards. He scored three TDs that day. Riggins did not play in this game-- Joe Washington went off in his absence.
1988: Win at Green Bay Packers 20-17: Looking back at the 88 season in these threads has been weird for me. I either have strong memories of the games are none at at all. 1990 was the year I discovered satellites at a local sports bar (I was 13) and that's when I started watching every game live. Prior to that I was bound to national games or whatever was on regionally. So I think that may have something to do with it, but 1988 has more memory gaps for me than other years. I recall virtually nothing of this game other than it was played in Milwaukee, not at Lambeau. Don Majkowski was the QB for the Packers that day (keep that in mind).
1994: Win at Indianapolis Colts 41-27: Get on the Gus Bus! What a strange phenomenon. Heath Shuler was less than half a season into his career, but it already didn't look good. Writing appeared to be on the wall. I do not recall if he failed to start this game due to performance or injury, but either way, another rookie got the nod. The week prior against the Cardinals we lost 19-16 in OT, Heath completed 11 passes and threw 5 INT's. To this day, I've never seen an NFL QB look more out of his element than Shuler. Gus Frerotte started and had a nice game. We had a big second half and "improved" to 2-6. I watched at a sports bar and I was oddly thrilled. I was 17 years old and still pretty naive and thought we'd turn it around fast. I just figured we'd found a QB and that was that. I even remember Gus doing national TV interview on the MNF game that week. Two weeks later I'd attend my only game at RFK and the Get on the Gus Bus stuff was in full swing. The late round rookie winding up being better than the top 5 pick? Hmmmm...have seen that since?
2005: Win vs. San Francisco 49ers 52-17: I mentioned my wife was born on the same day as our 1977 game. Well, this was the first day the Skins played on her bday after we were married. In my 30+ years as a fan I have missed a handful of late season games in bad years by choice. In terms of games I missed because I had conflicts etc....I'm serious when I say probably fewer than 10 in 30 years. I've worked my tail off over the years to avoid those situations. But this one, well this was one I missed. I attended our game the previous week in KC. We lived in Tulsa at the time with my wife's family about 2 hours away in OKC. For her bday they wanted her to come to town and eat lunch at one of her favorite spots. No TVs there and this was pre smart phone too. I pondered trying to reconfigure plans but didn't have any ideas that aren't lame. So I gave it up. I did have a friend call me once or twice with updates and was put at ease when I heard the scores. But this one goes on a short list of games I missed.
2011: Loss at Carolina Panthers 33-20: You know, I don't recall how I worked it but I definetly watched this game live with no conflicts like above. John Beck actually played alright on this day. Thought maybe he might be something. Well, that thought was erased a week later for sure. I remember this game being tight for awhile before Carolina pulled away. I also remember not caring much as I'd written us off already.
2016: Loss at Detroit Lions 20-17: Another game on my wife's bday. Luckily for me as long as I plan ahead and make sure we do celebratory things before and/or after, I'm good to watch the game. Of our 7 losses and one tie last year, this one was not the most painful by any means (we won 4 in a row previous to that), but I do think this was possibly the "one that got away" more so than any of the others. The Lions weren't all that great that day and we just sort of slogged through the first half. The Matt Jones fumble was huge and that was essentially the play that cost him his job (and possibly career). A last straw sort of thing. It was a weird game in that I had a bit of a hard time really getting into it-- kind of a boring lull. I felt good after the Cousins TD run, but I knew Stafford excelled in that situation. Having said that, our defense had already made some stops at the end of games that year and I felt decent that they could do it again. Oops... that TD pass to Boldin was like three inches from being picked off BTW.