Redskins Stink Against Rookie Quarterbacks, Set To Face Rookie Quarterback Sunday

After a week off, the Washington Redskins will look to snap their three-game losing streak Sunday against the struggling Philadelphia Eagles, but history suggests that the chances of their skid extending to four are quite high.

Washington has lost four consecutive post-bye games, including the last two to, you guessed it, the Eagles.

But that is not the most concerning/laughable statistic. This is: the Redskins have lost eight straight games when a rookie quarterback starts for the opposition. That is the longest losing streak since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. That's also not good.

Michael Vick is out with a concussion, so unheralded rookie Nick Foles will start for Philadelphia Sunday

Here are the rookies that have combined to defeat the Redskins eight consecutive times:

  1. Christian Ponder (Dec. 24, 2011)
  2. Cam Newton (Oct. 23, 2011)
  3. Sam Bradford (Sept. 26, 2010)
  4. Matthew Stafford (Sept. 27, 2009)
  5. Joe Flacco (Dec. 7, 2008)
  6. Trent Edwards (Dec. 2, 2007)
  7. Brad Gradkowski (Nov. 19, 2006)
  8. Vince Young (Oct. 15, 2006)

If my calculations are correct (and I warn you that I suck at math), the last rookie quarterback that the Redskins defeated was Ryan FItzpatrick in a 24-9 win over the St. Louis Rams on Dec. 4, 2005. In fact, the 'Skins beat three rookie quarterbacks that year: Fitzpatrick, Kyle Orton (Chicago Bears) and Alex Smith (San Francisco 49ers).

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