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The Washington Redskins 1999 Season Recap

Redskins Helmet R E G U L A R   S E A S O N
Week 1: Dallas Cowboys 41, Redskins 35 (OT)
Dallas came back from a 21-point fourth quarter deficit on Troy Aikman's 76-yard touchdown pass to Raghib Ismail in the season-opening loss.

Week 2: Redskins 50, New York Giants 21
Scoring early and often, the Redskins built a 33-14 halftime lead on three first quarter touchdowns by Stephen Davis, while quarterback Brad Johnson hit connected on 20 of 28 passes.

Week 3: Redskins 27, New York Jets 20
Trailing the Jets by four points, the Redskins surged in the fourth quarter, with Stephen Davis's second and third touchdowns putting them on top for good.

Week 4: Redskins 38, Carolina Panthers 36
The Redskins won their first home game of the season on Brett Conway's 31-yard field goal with six seconds remaining.

Week 5: Bye Week

Week 6: Redskins 24, Arizona Cardinals 10
Rookie cornerback Champ Bailey's record three interceptions, including his 59-yard touchdown run, gave the Redskins the edge in containing Arizona's offense.

Week 7: Dallas 38, Redskins 20
The loss tied Washington and Dallas for the NFC East lead, as Cowboy cornerback Deion Sanders, who suffered an early-game concussion, returned a 70-yard punt for the final Dallas points of the day.

Week 8: Redskins 48, Chicago Bears 22
After the previous week's dispiriting loss to Dallas, Washington came back to shred the Chicago defense, with Stephen Davis's 76-yard touchdown run 25 seconds into the game setting the tone for the day.

Week 9: Buffalo 34, Redskins 17
The Buffalo Bills, led by quarterback Doug Flutie's 211 passing yards and two touchdowns, outplayed the Redskins, who own the NFL's worst defense.

Week 10: Philadelphia 35, Redskins 28
With six turnovers, including three interceptions and a pair of fumbles by quarterback Brad Johnson, the Redskins offense suffered a meltdown at the hands of the Eagles.

Week 11: Redskins 23, New York Giants 13
With tailback Stephen Davis scoring his 15th running touchdown of the year, he became the first NFL player to top 1000 yards this season, leading the Redskins to their second win over the Giants.

Week 12: Redskins 20, Philadelphia Eagles 17 (OT)
Brent Conway's missed field goal forced Washington to work overtime, but his 27-yard kick was good for the win over the Eagles, preserving the Redskins' one-game lead in the NFC East.

Week 13: Detroit 33, Redskins 17
Plagued by penalties and turnovers, the Redskins were victimized by their former quarterback Gus Frerotte, who threw for 280 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' victory.

Week 14: Redskins 28, Arizona 3
With a sweep of the Cardinals, Washington revived its playoff hopes, rolling up 406 total yards as the defense forced four turnovers and held the opposition without a touchdown for the first time this season.

Week 15: Indianapolis 24, Redskins 21
The Redskins rallied but fell short in their upset attempt against one of the league's best teams, and also faced the possibility of losing Stephen Davis to a sprained left ankle and chip fracture.

Week 16: Redskins 26, San Francisco 20 (OT)
Earning their first playoff spot in seven seasons, the Redskins overcame a 10-point fourth quarter deficit against the 49ers and won their first NFC East title since 1991.

Week 17: Dallas 21, Miami Dolphins 10
The Redskins secured their first 10-win season under Norv Turner in a businesslike win over Miami that served as a warmup for their coming playoff game versus Detroit.

P L A Y O F F S 
NFC First Round: Redskins 27, Detroit 13
Coasting to a 27-point lead, the Redskins dispatched the Lions efficiently as tailback Stephen Davis ran for 119 yards and had a pair of touchdowns, giving Washington a berth in the conference semifinal game.

NFC Semifinal: Tampa Bay 14, Redskins 13
Squandering a 13-point third-quarter lead, the Redskins still had a chance to win,until Dan Turk's botched snap cost them the potentially winning field goal.

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