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Bet the mortgage on the Eagles and/or Cardinals this weekend.
Both these squads got beat by the Redskins this year —- the Cardinals in Week 3 and the Eagles in Weeks 5 & 16.
In recent seasons, there aren’t many harbingers of Super Bowl success as trusty as taking a whupping from the lowly Skins.
You can look it up.
In 2000, the Redskins beat the Baltimore Ravens, 10-3 during the regular season. The Ravens went on to beat the Giants in Super Bowl XXXV.
In 2002, the beginning of the Spurrier Era, the Redskins beat Tampa Bay, 40-10, in preseason. The Bucs went on to crush the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XVII.
In 2003, the Skins whupped the New England Patriots, 20-17, at FedEx. The Pats went on to win Super Bowl XXXVIII.
In 2005, the Redskins beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 17-10, in preseason at home. The Steelers crushed the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL.
And last season, the Skins beat the Giants, 22-10, on the road in Week 15. The Giants upset the undefeated Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.
Luckily for Eagles fans, the Giants whupped the Skins in both regular season encounters this year.
And, Phoenix could be on Easy Street, since the Carolina Panthers absolutely destroyed Washington, 47-3, in August in a preseason game.
Vegas, are you listening?