Now that Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have won the big game, the Washington Redskins will surely take even more solace in the fact that they defeated the Green Bay Packers 16-13 in Week 5. But here's a more remarkable stat, one that really means nothing in the grand scheme of things, but is still interesting.â†µ
Green Bay's victory means that the Redskins have now played the Super Bowl winner in each of the last five years during the regular season. The Redskins are now 2-4 in those games, which I suppose is somewhat respectable considering the downs they have had recently. Here are the six games the Redskins have played against past Super Bowl champions:â†µ
- 2010: Beat Green Bay Packers, 16-13, in Week 5. â†µ
- 2009: Lost to New Orleans Saints, 33-30, in Week 13. â†µ
- 2008: Lost to Pittsburgh Steelers, 23-13, in Week 9. â†µ
- 2007: Split with New York Giants (24-17 loss in Week 3, 22-10 win in Week 15) â†µ
- 2006: Lost to Indianapolis Colts, 36-22, in Week 7 â†µ
This has to be a good omen for the 13 opponents on the Redskins' 2011 schedule. That is, as long as there is a season.