By Maurice Hawkins
It has been 30 years since the Washington Redskins won Super Bowl XXII and the team has decided to honor the replacement players who played in three ‘strike games’ during the 1987 season. The story of the Burgundy and Gold replacement players who were referred to as “Scabs’ during the strike was highlighted in one of ESPN’s recent 30 for 30 documentaries “Year of the Scab.”
In those three games during the strike, the replacement players defeated three NFC East divisional opponents which took place during the most critical time of that season. The first team that the Replacement Redskins played were the St. Louis Cardinals. They defeated the Cardinals 28-21, as wide receiver Anthony Allen set a single-game franchise record with seven catches and 225 receiving yards.
In the second matchup for the “Scabs”, the Redskins defeated the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants, 38-12. In the last game for the Replacements, Washington beat their biggest rival the Dallas Cowboys in a Monday Night Football game on the road 13-7. Dallas had star players such as Tony Dorsett and Randy White playing in that game so the win was no small...