It seems like just yesterday that the Washington Redskins were 3-6 and head coach Mike Shanahan was already throwing in the towel, but Griffmas has come early this year as the 'Skins improved to 6-6 after a 17-16 victory over the New York Giants Monday.
As noted Monday, the Redskins' victory was their first at home on Monday Night Football since 1997, snapping a 10-game losing streak, the longest of its kind in NFL history. It also happened to be their first win on MNF over the Giants since Lawrence Taylor broke Joe Theismann's leg in 1985. Gross.
So in honor of that, here are more records and skids that Washington shattered and snapped Monday.
But perhaps the most important result of Monday's win was that Washington is now just one game behind New York for first place in the NFC East. The 'Skins have not won a division championship since 1999, which was also the last time they hosted a playoff game. More skid snaps could be on the way.
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