Six unsung plays from Washington Redskins history
By Jonathan Eig
The Redskins have a storied history, and by extension, countless memorable plays for fans to draw upon.
Look up any list of the greatest plays in Washington Redskins history and you’ll find a bunch of the usual suspects: Riggins running over Don McNeal in Super Bowl XVII; the Manley/Grant double-team of Gary Hogeboom in the 1982 conference championship game; Darrel Green running down Tony Dorsett in his rookie year of 1983; Darrell Green’s rib-wrenching punt return against the Bears in the divisional round of the 1988 playoffs; Darrell Green, one week later, breaking up a game-tying touchdown pass to Darrin Nelson in the conference championship game. Funny how many of these plays involve Darrell Green.
I want to talk about something else. I want to talk about the unsung plays.
Some are glorious, others tragic. But they figure into Redskins lore and they deserve to be remembered by fans. Here are six such plays, in chronological order.