In the last two weeks, the Redskins have ended their streak of futility against rookie quarterbacks and on Thanksgiving in Dallas. It is high time that another streak come to an end. As ESPN 980 has pointed out, the Redskins have been abysmal on Monday nights at home since FedEx field opened, going 1-9. But the situation is worse than that, believe it or not.
The Redskins are mired in a five game losing streak on MNF, dating back to Week 2 in 2007, when they beat the Eagles in Philadelphia. Overall, since moving to FedEx field, the Redskins are only 4-12 on MNF, whether at home or on the road. Two wins have come over the Cowboys, and one each over the Rams and the Eagles. During that time, there has been one loss to the Giants, in such a fashion that I was a little bit surprise Bruce Allen still wanted the job. The losing streak and general suckitude has been so bad that our MNF record is a measly 26-34, which looks even worse when considering that the Redskins won 11 of their first 14 MNF games.
Incredibly, the Redskins have not beaten the Giants on MNF since...Joe Theismann broke his leg. In four meetings since that night, the Redskins have lost all four, by a combined 50 points. True, it's not a huge sample size; the Redskins didn't play the Giants on Monday night for over 20 years. But still, that four game losing streak needs to end.
So, to conclude, on Monday night the following streaks need to end:
9 game home MNF losing streak
5 game MNF losing streak
4 game losing streak to the Giants on MNF
3 game night game losing streak.
Looking ahead, the Redskins haven't won back-to-back MNF games since beating the Cowboys and Eagles in 1991. That needs to change, too, although it won't until next season. With RGIII, the Redskins can expect to become a fixture on both Monday and Sunday nights, and with a Thursday night game guaranteed next season, the Redskins can expect at least three (probably more) night games. They need to figure out how to win them, and they need to do it now.