I don’t know if this is a coincidence or not, but every single time the Baltimore Ravens lose to the Washington Redskins during the regular season, someone within the Ravens organization either lost their starting job or got fired.
The Ravens have lost to the Redskins three times now in franchise history and the all-time series between the two teams is at 3-3. Over the weekend, I wrote an article titled, “If the Ravens lose to the Redskins, the Ravens are your 2016 Super Bowl champions”. Well, it happened so do we get ready to purchase tickets for Super Bowl 51?
Let’s go over this again and see the trend that happens every time the Ravens lose to the Redskins.
In 2000, when the Ravens were going through its historic touchdown drought of going five straight games without scoring a touchdown on offense, the Ravens went on a three game losing streak including a loss to the Redskins by the score of 10-3 at Landover, Maryland. That loss eventually led to the Ravens changing quarterbacks by benching Tony Banks for Trent Dilfer and the Ravens went on to win Super Bowl 35 behind a historic defense.
In 2012, the Ravens were having issues on offense under then offensive coordinator Cam Cameron during a three game losing streak which included an overtime loss to the Redskins by the score of 31-28. Cameron was fired almost immediately after the game and the Ravens replaced him with Jim Caldwell. The Ravens that year would go on to win Super Bowl 47.
Now, the Ravens just fired offensive Marc Trestman this morning as the Ravens lost the Redskins 16-10 yesterday. Notice how all of these changes had to do with the offense? It just seems like every time the Ravens lose to the Redskins, the entire organization realizes that they hit rock bottom and then all of the sudden the team wakes up and plays better.
If the result of Trestman’s departure ends up like duplicating the 2000 and 2012 seasons, the Ravens and Ravens’ fans will be happy to lose to the Redskins more often.