The Washington Redskins are one of only two NFL teams to have an official marching band. But where do the Washington Redskins play? This post will answer that question, and then tell you some interesting facts about the Redskins.
Where do the Washington Redskins Play?
The Redskins play at FedExField. It was called Jack Kent Cooke Stadium up until 1999. The stadium is in Landover, Maryland which is in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Exit 16 off Interstate 495 takes you to the stadium. The exit is usually open only on game days. FedExField is the largest stadium in the NFL. So now you know where the Washington Redskins play. Now, let’s look at some facts about the Washington Redskins.
Facts About the Redskins
- The Redskins were originally know as the Braves.
- The first victory for the franchise (while they were still known as the Boston Braves) was over the New York Giants (14-6).
- The Redskins moved to Washington in 1937 due to small attendances in Boston.
- The 49 field goal attempts by the Redskins in 1971 is the most attempted by a team in one season.
- The Redskins hold the record for the most fumble recoveries in one game, 8 (against the St Louis Cardinals in 1976).
- Dexter Manley is the all-time leader in sacks for the Redskins. He recorded 97.5 sacks in his career as a Redskin.
- The Redskins have won 12 division championships, 6 in the NFL East and 6 in the NFC East.