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  Washington Redskins 1998 Season Recap

Redskins Helmet Week 1: New York Giants 31, Redskins 24
Quarterback Gus Frerotte hurt his shoulder after throwing back-to-back interceptions and the offensive line gave up eight sacks in the season-opening loss.

Week 2: San Francisco 45, Redskins 10
The Redskins dropped to 0-2 for the first time in Coach Norv Turner's five-year tenure after getting schooled on Monday Night Football.

Week 3: Seattle 24, Redskins 14
The Redskins showed improvement on offense, but turnovers proved to be their undoing as Washington fell to 0-3, their worst start since 1981.

Week 4: Denver 38, Redskins 16
The Broncos handed the Redskins their second-straight humiliating defeat leaving Washington zero for September.

Week 5: Dallas 31, Redskins 10
After dropping to 0-5, Redskins veteran Darrell Green described the state of affairs as "the worst situation I have been in as a Redskin."

Week 6: Philadelphia 17, Redskins 10
The loss to the hapless Eagles left the Redskins as one of only two NFL teams without a victory in 1998.

Week 7: Minnesota 41, Redskins 7
Coach Norv Turner described the loss to the Vikings "as poor a performance as I can say I've ever been involved with."

Week 8: Bye Week

Week 9: Redskins 21, New York Giants 14
After not earning a victory the first two months of the season, the Redskins finally got into the win column against the Giants.

Week 10: Arizona, 29, Redskins 27
After Washington rallied in the final minutes of the game, Arizona's Joe Nedney hit a 47-yard field goal with two seconds left to clinch the win.

Week 11: Redskins 28, Philadelphia 3
A season of disappointment and misery was brightened slightly with a convincing win over the Eagles.

Week 12: Arizona 45, Redskins 42
In a game that could be considered a microcosm of Washington's season, the Redskins fell behind early, rallied late and still lost to the Cardinals.

Week 13: Redskins 29, Oakland 19
Trent Green threw for three touchdowns as the Redskins surprised Oakland for Washington's first road win of the season.

Week 14: Redskins 24, San Diego 20
For just the fifth time in Norv Turner's tenure, the Redskins rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit to earn a victory.

Week 15: Redskins 28, Carolina 25
Washington tried to regain some measure of dignity for the 1998 season after winning for the third consecutive week.

Week 16: Redskins 20, Tampa Bay 16
A 13-point fourth-quarter performance against the NFC's top-ranked defense helped the Redskins beat Tampa Bay.

Week 17: Dallas 23, Redskins 7
The Redskins finished off the disappointing 1998 season the same way they started it: with a loss.

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