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Pols, Cops Prepare for Gridiron Match

Team “Mean Machine” will once again clash with “The Guards” for bragging rights on Capitol Hill in the 2015 Congressional Football Game for Charity on Oct. 28.  

Members of Congress and staffers huddle during a congressional football practice on the Mall in preparation for the upcoming game between members of Congress and the Capitol Police. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Members of Congress and staffers huddle during a congressional football practice on the Mall in preparation for a game between members of Congress and the Capitol Police. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The fundraiser, which benefits the non-profit United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund, American Red Cross National Capital Region, Our Military Kids and A Advantage 4 Kids Inc., pits lawmakers against Capitol Police officers in a game of pigskin.