Browns-Redskins Meet In Washington For First Time Since 1991

The Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins aren't total strangers. They have met 43 times in their histories.

Most of that, however, happened before the NFL-AFL merger of 1970. Since then the two have met just seven times. In fact, due to scheduling quirks, this will be the Browns' first visit to Washington since 1991.

And, yes, that is a picture from that game.

That was back when the Soviet Union was crumbling, Magic Johnson was retiring due to contracting HIV, courts were banning Dr. Kevorkian from assisted suicides, Mike Tyson was arrested for raping Desiree Washington, Jeffrey Dahmer was finally caught, Pee-Wee Herman was arrested for publicly assaulting himself, Super Nintendo was born and Freddie Mercury died.

It was also the last season the Redskins went to a Super Bowl.

The Redskins then played in RFK Stadium. The Browns and Steelers are the only NFL teams not to play a regular season game at FedEx Field (Pittsburgh visits DC in two weeks). The head coaches of that game were Joe Gibbs and Bill Belichick. Gibbs was on the road to winning the last of his three Super Bowl titles. Belichick was in his first season as an NFL head coach.

One thing has stayed the same: Cleveland has owned Washington. The Browns have won 33 of the 43 meetings (they've also tied once). In their one meeting since 1991, the Browns beat the Redskins in Cleveland, 17-13.

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