Redskins-Cardinals: A Photographic Tribute

Another week and another matchup between two storied franchises.  The Redskins game against the Cardinals will be the 120th matchup between the two franchises, stretching back to 1932.  The Redskins hold a 73-44-2 series advantage.

Here’s a look back at past battles, in terms of photographs:

Redskin quarterback Sammy Baugh threw one deep against the Cardinals blitz, on Dec. 9, 1951. This picture was taken in the first quarter against the then Chicago as Chicago Cardinals, as Cardinals Bob Dove (42) dives at him. Also rushing 37-year-old Baugh are Cardinal tackle Lloyd McDermott (64) and tackle Lou Ferry (82). In foreground is Washington end Jim Peebles. Baugh connected on seven of 13 tosses, leading the Redskins to victory, 20-17. 

Redskins running back Larry Brown (43) goes around right end of the then St. Louis Cardinals to score during the first quarter of Sept. 27, 1970 game in St. Louis. Brown manages to get away from Cardinals Larry Wilson (8) as he scores.  Redskins would lose this game, 17-27.

On Dec. 20, 1970, in Washington, the Redskins won by the slimmest of margins, 28-27.  Redskins John Hoffman (85) and Chris Hanburger (55) go after Hoffman’s fumble as Cardinals close in.  Cardinals Jim Hart, left, and Cid Edwards (39) are diving for the ball.

Sonny Jurgensen making a goal line dash against the Cardinals in a preseason game on August 21, 1971.  It’s not known how the game turned out, but who says people don’t play hard in the preseason?

Redskins Hall of Fame wide receiver Charley Taylor (42) runs upfield in a 31-13 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Oct. 21,1973 at RFK Stadium in Washington.  Taylor would finish the day with seven receptions for 153 yards and a touchdown.

Time to make some more memories at FedExField tomorrow.

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