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Redskins 19, Broncos 21

In 1996, the Redskins opened the season 7-1 but many viewed them with skepticism. It wasn't until a close home loss to San Francisco -- that dropped them to 8-4 -- convinced some that the Redskins were for real.

Me, for one. And I remember writing how that game showed me as much, if not more, than the previous wins. Why? The 49ers were a Super Bowl contender and the Redskins slugged it out with them, losing a close game. Then they collapsed. And they didn't make the playoffs. So here we go again: Sunday's loss at Denver revealed an awful lot about the Redskins. I'm not going to get carried away and... Recommended Stories

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