Each week, Sports Then and Now picks one NFL matchup and looks through the history books to find an intriguing past meeting between the two teams. We recap the game and hopefully help reintroduce (or introduce for you younger readers) you to some of the greats (and in some cases not-so-greats) from the history of professional football.
Since their first meeting during the 1934 season when the Redskins still called Boston home, the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins have played some exciting and memorable games. As NFC East rivals, they play twice annually in games that often have playoff implications.
Until the late 1980s, it surprisingly was not common for both the Redskins and Eagles to be contenders at the same time.
When the Redskins were contendin ...
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Article written by Dean Hybl