Redskins have tied their own streak from 1954

Brian Tinsman
November 11, 2018 - 5:23 pm
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The Washington Redskins came within a missed field goal of losing an increasingly historic streak on Sunday afternoon.

The Redskins entered the game without a single lead change all season. In other words, they had not trailed in any of their five victories this season or led in their three defeats.

The Buccaneers had back-to-back field goal opportunities in the first half after the Redskins built a 3-0 lead. The Bucs missed the first and made the second, their only points on the day.

The Redskins would increase their lead to 6-3 before halftime and add another 10 unanswered points in the second half.

The streak now extends to nine games (because a tie is not a lead change), which matches the 1954 Redskins, according to NFL Stats:

Most Redskins fans won't remember the 1954 team, but they were also quite unforgettable. After starting the season 0-5, they limped to a 3-9 finish. 

The Redskins are a 3-4 record away from a winning record, and perhaps four wins away from a division title.

 

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