Top Five: Redskins losses at home on 'Monday Night Football'

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Since beating the Cowboys 21-16 on "Monday Night Football" in 1997, the Redskins have lost 10 straight times at home on Monday, many of them in deflating fashion after entering with high hopes. Here are five:

5. Eagles 37-7 (2002) »

After Steve Spurrier won his Redskins debut a week earlier, pepper spray that police used to break up a fight in the stands caused an eight-minute delay in the fourth quarter, extending the Redskins' misery on a night when Donovan McNabb threw for 292 yards.

4. Cowboys 21-18 (2004) »

Richie Anderson tossed the winning touchdown pass on a halfback option as Bill Parcells bested Redskins coach Joe Gibbs in their first meeting in 14 years, extending his winning streak to seven in their personal matchup.

3. Titans 27-21 (2000) » At 6-2 and after five straight wins, the Redskins were on track for their second straight playoff appearance, but Samari Rolle's 81-yard interception return on the final play of the first half was a backbreaker.

2. Eagles 59-28 (2010) » With the Redskins 4-4 and having sweetened the contract of McNabb, FedEx Field was fired up. But Michael Vick was the one who deserved a raise, leading Philadelphia to a 35-0 lead nine seconds into the second quarter.

1. Steelers 23-6 (2008) » At 6-2, the Redskins and rookie coach Jim Zorn were flying high, but Pittsburgh fans took over FedEx, waving terrible towels and making so much noise during Washington snap counts that Jason Campbell had to call a timeout.

- Kevin Dunleavy

kdunleavy@washingtonexaminer.com

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