Monday, September 26, 2011

Redskins vs Cowboys: Best Rivalry in the NFL?

Big Time game on Monday Night Football tonight. How big? You might ask.

Well first some fun facts.

The first game between these two teams was played was on October 9th, 1960 which ended in a 26-14 Redskin win.

The all time series lead is held by the cowboys by a wide margin. 60-38-2. However, in the postseason the Redskins lead 2-0.

Between these two teams are 27 Division Titles, 13 Superbowl Appearances, and 8 Superbowl titles.

Sports Illustrated has deemed it the top NFL rivalry of all time, and that could indeed be the case.

Todays game pits two teams that are fighting for power in the relentless NFC East. The Redskins (2-0) are coming off a surprising start and looking to make a big splash by going 3-0. The Cowboys (1-1) are looking to stay above water after big injuries to three key players on offense. The keys to the game include Romo's ability to fight through a broken rib, LaRon Landry's effectiveness in his first game back from a hamstring injury, and Dez Bryant's ability to get open in the absence of Miles Austin.

Despite all the hype, this one may turn out to be a low-scoring, defensive battle that doesn't feature any outstanding offensive play. Look for Special Teams to play an important role.
Prediction: 20-13 Redskins.

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