National Journal: "The last Redskins pre-election home game might determine the election"
It's likely no one noticed at the time, but the squad's performance in its last home game before Election Day soon became arguably the best indicator of who would win the presidential race. A Redskins win meant the incumbent party would stay put. A Redskins loss meant the White House would change parties. With only one exception — 2004 — this trend has held in every election cycle.Going into the game today, the Redskins were 3.5 point favorites over the Carolina Panthers. Final score: Panthers 21 - Redskins 13. CBS News: "Redskins lose to Panthers, Redskins rule says Mitt Romney will be President."