Detroit Lions: 0-for-Washington, Since 1939

September 21, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

History tells us that the Detroit Lions shouldn’t even bother making the trip to Washington, D.C. this weekend.
Save the airplane fuel. Don’t bother packing the bags. Stay home this Sunday and spend some time with the family. Mow the lawn. Grill something.
Do anything, other than make the poor equipment people load up the tons of gear and fly it to the Nation’s Capital.
Why bother?
The Lions and the Washington Redskins have been in the NFL together since 1934 (the Redskins franchise played in Boston until 1937). And not once, in 76 years, have the Lions made the trip to Washington and won a football game.
It’s not like the Redskins have always been world beaters. Even in the years when the Lions were the superior team, the final score always had Washington on top, when the game was played in the shadow of the Monument.
The Lions should just phone this one in. Call in sick. Take the loss and get ready for the Chicago Bears on Sept. 2...

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