(1090 The Fan) — The Seattle Seahawks and the Washington Redskins are set to face off in Monday Night Football. It will be the sixteenth meeting between both teams in a history that is surprisingly lopsided.
In fact, it’s been sixteen years since Seattle has beaten Washington in a regular season game (the franchise’s last victory came on September 20th, 1998, with a final score of 24-14).READ MORE: Third Stimulus Check: Will Your Next Relief Payment Be $1,400?
Nevertheless, the defending Super Bowl champions are a favorite to win tonight.
Here’s a glimpse at the games they’ve played together since then (you can check out the preview for tonight’s game here):
November 4th, 2001
Result: 27-14, WAS
Washington controlled the game early with a 7-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tony Banks and a Brett Conway 43-yard field goal in the first quarter. The Seahawks responded with a 41-yard rushing touchdown from then-second year pro Shaun Alexander; however, Seattle wasn’t able to score again until late in the third quarter (on a Trent Dilfer touchdown). In the end, they beat themselves with four turnovers.
November 3rd, 2002
Result: 14-3, WAS
Washington’s Shane Matthews tossed a pair of touchdowns, and Rian Lindell put Seattle’s only score on the board with a 23-yard field goal in the second quarter. On a chilly 41-degree day, fans sat through a scoreless second-half.
November 9th, 2003
Result: 27-20, WAS
Washington ended a four-game losing streak with a 27-20 victory over the Seahawks in 2003. Seattle was explosive in the first half, putting 14 on the board early, but the lead was lost to poor play in final two quarters. Fred Smoot ended any hope of a Seahawks’ rally when he intercepted a bobbled Matt Hasselbeck pass with 0:44 remaining in the 4th quarter.
October 2nd, 2005
Result: 20-17, WAS (OT)
Two Mark Brunell touchdown passes gave Washington a 14-3 lead by the third quarter. Seattle rallied for a comeback with a 3-yard touchdown by Shaun Alexander. Hasselbeck’s touchdown pass to Darrell Jackson tied the game with just over a minute remaining in regulation. Josh Brown had a chance to hit a field goal to seal the win for the Seahawks, but missed from 47-yards.
Five minutes into overtime, a 30-yard reception by Santana Moss proved to be the nail in the coffin for Seattle and put the Redskins in field goal range. Nick Novak — who had never attempted a field goal kick before — made it 39-yards to end the game.
Washington Redskins @ Seattle Seahawks – November 23rd, 2008
Result: 20-17, WAS
Washington’s Clinton Portis rushed for 143 yards in a hard-fought victory that ended a Redskins’ losing streak. The game was tied going into the fourth quarter until cornerback Shawn Springs benefited from a Hasselbeck interception.
Washington Redskins @ Seattle Seahawks – November 27th, 2011
Result: 23-17, WAS
The Seahawks certainly had some highlights: Doug Baldwin posted 60 yards on 5 catches, and Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner each recorded an interception. Tarvaris Jackson made a few good throws (including a pair of touchdowns) but wasn’t consistent — completing just 14 of 30 passes for a 46% completion rate and an interception.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Latest: When Could You See Another Economic Relief Payment?
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