Visions of '96?

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Washington might be Redskins-crazed right now, but a 4-1 start hasn’t always produced a happy ending. As the team’s pyblic relations staff noted in this week’s release, this is the Redskins’ 13th 4-1 start since the 1970 merger and five of those 13 years ended in the Super Bowl. However, three of those seasons (1978, 1979 and 1996) ended without a playoff berth. What’s worse, the Redskins started 6-0 in 1978 and 7-1 in 1996 and failed to qualify.

— David Elfin


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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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