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Washington Redskins: 20 Years of History by the Numbers

Washington QB Rex Grossman lies after being knocked to the ground.
Washington QB Rex Grossman lies after being knocked to the ground.Rob Carr/Getty Images
Matt JamesContributor IIFebruary 11, 2012

The Washington Redskins have a storied history with five league championships, including two NFL Championships (1937, 1942) and three Super Bowl victories (1982, 1987, and 1991).

Still, the team has not seen much success in the past 20 years. Here is a breakdown of the Washington Redskins since their days of glory.

Wins: 136; Losses: 183; Ties: 1

Average Wins Per Season: 6.8

Average Losses Per Season: 9.15

Using the number provided, the Washington Redskins have been a 7-9 team for longer than many younger fans have been alive.

Having only two seasons in which the Redskins have won 10 games, the once-glorious 'Skins have become the epitome of mediocrity in the NFL and rival to small market teams that barely deserve mention.

To top it all off, the Redskins have only won two playoff games in the same span, a dearth that has undoubtedly hit ticket sales square in the gut—despite the touts of team owner Dan Snyder.

Redskins fans, some of the most dedicated in the league, are left with nothing more than a legacy. Season after season, fans are forced to relive an age of old, where highlights of the team's glory is only presented through sepia film of the 1980s—a distant past that few recall vividly. 

Who knows what the following season will hold. The weakened NFC East appears to be ripe for the taking, but the Redskins have failed to establish themselves as a dominant team. Looking to free agency and the draft may be the only hope for this franchise, as it staggers into yet another year.

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