For a couple of teams that have been around as long as the Minnesota Vikings and the Washington Redskins have, there really hasn't been a lot of history between these two teams. They've only gotten together 23 times over the years, with 18 of them coming in the regular season and five in the post-season. Let's take a quick look back at what has happened over the years when these two teams have gotten together.
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Total Games Between the Vikings and the Redskins: 23 (18 regular season, 5 post-season)
All-Time Record: Redskins, 12-11 (9-9 regular season, 3-2 Redskins post-season)
Total Vikings Points Scored, Head-to-Head: 537 (23.3 points/game)
Total Redskins Points Scored, Head-to-Head: 501 (21.8 points/game)
Longest Vikings Winning Streak vs Redskins: 2 (4 different times, most recently from 28 November 2010 to 24 December 2011)
Longest Redskins Winning Streak vs Vikings: 7 (15 January 1983 to 2 January 1993)
Most Recent Vikings Victory in Minnesota: 7 November 2013 (Final score 34-27)
Most Recent Redskins Victory in Minnesota: 23 December 2007 (Final score 32-21)
Biggest Vikings Victory in Minnesota: 34 points, 18 October 1998 (Final score 41-7)
Biggest Redskins Victory in Minnesota: 14 points, 29 November 1984 (Final score 31-17)
It's a bit strange that the Vikings have never won more than two in a row against the Redskins, and the Redskins have a 7-game winning streak against the Vikings in their history, yet the all-time record only favors Washington by one game. That 7-game winning streak for the Redskins over the Vikings includes all three of their post-season victories over Minnesota, including two games that bookend that streak.
The most recent game between these two teams took place last season on a Thursday night at the Metrodome. The Vikings got down big early, and trailed 24-14 at halftime. The Redskins eventually extended the lead to 27-14 in the third quarter, but the Vikings scored the game's last 20 points and held off a late Washington rally to hold on for the 34-27 win.
Hopefully, on Sunday, the Vikings can even up the all-time series between these two teams.
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