- The Washington Times - Monday, March 27, 2006


The Washington Redskins will open the 2006 season Sept. 11 against the Minnesota Vikings in the first “Monday Night Football” game on ESPN. The game will be part of a doubleheader that will commemorate the fifth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

The nightcap matches the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers.

The Vikings, 9-7 last year, have a new coach in former Philadelphia offensive coordinator Brad Childress and a new quarterback in Brad Johnson, Washington’s starter in 1999 and 2000.

The game also will mark the debut of ESPN’s new triumvirate of former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann, play-by-play man Mike Tirico and sportswriter Tony Kornheiser.

David Elfin

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