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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Fight For Old D.C.

This afternoon our beloved Washington Redskins make their triumphant return to the playoffs facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Redskins lost to the Bucs 36-35 earlier this season on a phantom two-point conversion by Mike Alstott.

Interesting tidbit of information: Joe Gibbs is the third winning coach in NFL-playoff history with 16 wins in the postseason, tied with former Steelers coach Chuck Noll. If Gibbs is somehow able to get the Redskins to the Super Bowl, he will tie Don Shula with 19 playoff victories. If he is somehow able to win that game, he will tie Tom Landry for the most playoff wins all-time. It should be noted however that Landry and Shula each have two Super-Bowl rings, while Gibbs has three.


UPDATE: Ok, the Skins had no business winning that game. That was the ugliest win I have ever seen. Skins prevail 17-10. Oh well, bring on the Seahawks!


Blogger Bwana said...

Actually-ugliest win was 9-7 over Da Bears earlier this season.

9:47 PM

Anonymous Bill Kuster said...

I think Gibbs may have been on the Bucs staff when the Rams won a bunch of games at the end of the season to sneak into the playoffs as a wildcard and beat the Bucs at home in a horrible rain storm 9-0. That was the ugliest playoff game ever.

11:35 PM

Blogger Bwana said...

Almost-that game was in 1979. Gibbs was with Tampa Bay through 1978, then went to SD as the offensive coordinator for Air Coryell...with his next stop in Washington.

1:00 PM


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