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Packers part of the process?

Packers part of the process?

Just a few days remain in what has been an extremely tight and contentious presidential race. Interested observers may want to take their eyes off the polls long enough to watch the Washington Redskins host the Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon in D.C.<p>

Is football just a way to take a break from election stress? Not exactly. Call it a trend or call it an urban myth, but either way there is no denying that the NFL has aligned perfectly with the presidential process over the past several decades. For the entire history of the franchise since becoming the Washington Redskins -- 16 consecutive elections -- when the Redskins have lost their last... Recommended Stories

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