Redskins' record in primetime games has been atrocious

Ben Krimmel
September 19, 2019 - 1:00 pm

The Washington Redskins have not been good in primetime games.

And in Week 3 the Redskins have a chance to change that when the Chicago Bears come to FedEx Field on Monday Night Football. 

For Skins fans looking for optimism, there is this: The Redskins are due for a home win on a Monday night.

Why? Because their record in on Monday Night Football has been terrible in recent years: 2-15 since 2008. 

"That's a big sample size, that's not like one or two games. That's 17 games, that is a trend. It is not fluky," The Sports Junkies' John Auville said Thursday.

And in recent years it has been especially bad in primetime games at FedEx Field: 3-8 since 2013. 

"Man that's atrocious," Jason Bishop said on The Junkies.

The Redskins last got a Monday night win on Oct. 27, 2014, when Colt McCoy led the Skins to an overtime win on the road against the Dallas Cowboys. (For those keeping score, that was the infamous Tony Wyllie "No means no" postgame interview game.) McCoy also started the last time the Redskins played on a Monday, in Dec. 2018, when he sustained a broken leg in a 28-13 loss to the Eagles. 

Washington's last Monday night home win came in Week 13 of the 2012 season when rookie Robert Griffin III led the Skins to a 17-16 win over the New York Giants.

Monday, the Redskins will be looking to snap a drought of 2,485 days.

Here is the complete breakdown of the Redskins' last 50 primetime games (those are games on Monday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday nights) since the 2002 division re-alignment: 16 wins and 34 defeats (.320 winning percentage.)

2002: 7-9 overall record, 1-1 in primetime

Week 2, Monday night home to Philadelphia, 37-7 loss

Week 8, Sunday night home to Indianapolis, 26-21 WIN

2003: 5-11 overall record, 1-2 in primetime

Week 1, Thursday night home to NYJ, 16-13 WIN

Week 12, Sunday night at Miami, 24-23 loss

Week 17, Saturday night home to Philadelphia, 31-7 loss

2004: 6-10 overall record, 0-3 in primetime

Week 3, Monday night home to Dallas, 21-18 loss

Week 5, Sunday night home to Baltimore, 17-10 loss

Week 14, Sunday night home to Philadelphia, 17-14 loss

2005: 10-6 overall record, 2-0 in primetime

Week 2, Monday night at Dallas, 14-13 WIN

Week 9, Sunday night home to Philadelphia, 17-10 WIN

2006: 5-11 overall record, 0-2 in primetime

Week 2, Sunday night at Dallas, 27-10

Week 17, Saturday night home to NYG, 38-24 loss

2007: 9-7 overall record, 4-0 in primetime 

Week 2, Monday night at Philadelphia, 20-12 WIN

Week 14, Thursday night home to Chicago, 24-16 WIN

Week 15, Sunday night at NYG, 22-10 WIN

Week 16, Sunday night at Minnesota, 32-21 WIN

2008: 8-8 overall record, 0-4 in primetime

Week 1, Thursday night at NYG, 16-7 loss

Week 9, Monday night home to Pittsburgh, 23-6 loss

Week 11, Sunday night home to Dallas, 14-10 loss

Week 14, Sunday night at Baltimore, 24-10 loss

2009: 4-12 overall record, 0-3 in primetime

Week 7, Monday night home to Philadelphia, 27-17 loss

Week 15, Monday night home to NYG, 45-12 loss

Week 16, Sunday night home to Dallas, 17-0 loss

2010: 6-10 overall record, 1-2 in primetime

Week 1, Sunday night home to Dallas, 13-7 WIN

Week 6, Sunday night home to Indianapolis, 27-24 loss

Week 10, Monday night home to Philadelphia, 59-28 loss

2011: 5-11 overall record, 0-1 in primetime

Week 3, Monday night at Dallas, 18-16 loss

2012: 10-6 overall record, 2-0 in primetime

Week 13, Monday night home to NYG, 17-16 WIN

Week 17, Sunday night home to Dallas, 28-18 WIN

2013: 3-13 overall record, 0-5 in primetime

Week 1, Monday night home to Philadelphia, 33-27 loss

Week 6, Sunday night at Dallas, 31-16 loss

Week 10, Thursday night at Minnesota 34-27 loss

Week 12, Monday night home to San Francisco, 27-6 loss

Week 13, Sunday night home to NYG, 24-17 loss

2014: 4-12 overall record, 1-2 in primetime

Week 4, Thursday night home to NYG, 45-14 loss

Week 5, Monday night home to Seattle 27-17 loss

Week 8, Monday night at Dallas, 20-17 WIN in OT

2015: 9-7 overall record, 1-2 in primetime

Week 3, Thursday night at NYG, 32-21 loss

Week 13, Monday night home Dallas 19-16 loss

Week 16, Saturday night at Philadelphia 38-24 WIN

2016: 8-7-1 overall record, 1-2 in primetime

Week 1, Monday night home to Pittsburgh, 38-16 loss

Week 11, Sunday night home to Green Bay, 42-24 WIN 

Week 15, Monday night home to Carolina, 26-15 loss

2017: 7-9 overall record, 2-3 in primetime

Week 3, Sunday night home to Oakland, 27-10 WIN

Week 4, Monday night at Kansas City, 29-20 loss 

Week 7, Monday night at Philadelphia 34-24 loss

Week 12, Thursday night home to NYG, 20-10 WIN

Week 13, Thursday night at Dallas, 38-14 loss

2018: 7-9 overall record, 0-2 in primetime

Week 5, Monday night at New Orleans, 43-19 loss

Week 13, Monday night at Philadelphia, 28-13 loss

2019: 0-2 overall record, 0-0 in primetime

Week 3, Monday night home to Chicago

Week 8, Thursday night at Minnesota

We shall see.

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