Politics

The Congressional Football Game, In Photos

Members of Congress and former NFL players played Capitol Police officers

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., and NFL star Herschel Walker watch along the sidelines during the Congressional Football Game at Gallaudet University in Washington on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/Roll Call)

The Capitol Police team, known as the Guards, bested the Mean Machine, a team of members of Congress and former NFL players in a Wednesday evening matchup in Northeast Washington. This is the fourth win in a row for the officers’ team in a game that occurs every other year on non-election years.

Here’s the night in photos:

Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., sings the national anthem before the start of the Congressional Football Game on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/Roll Call)
Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., sings the national anthem before the start of the Congressional Football Game on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 11: The Guards' quarterback Reggie Tyson drops back to pass during the Congressional Football Game at Gallaudet University in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. The game featured the Capitol Police team The Guards vs the Congressional team The Mean Machine. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
The Guards’ quarterback Reggie Tyson drops back to pass during the Congressional Football Game at Gallaudet University. (Bill Clark/Roll Call)

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UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 11: Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, passes during the Congressional Football Game at Gallaudet University in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. The game featured the Capitol Police team The Guards vs the Congressional team The Mean Machine. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, passes. (Bill Clark/Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 11: Capitol Police officers David Bailey and Crystal Griner along with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., participate in a halftime presentation during the Congressional Football Game at Gallaudet University in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. The game featured the Capitol Police team The Guards vs the Congressional team The Mean Machine. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Capitol Police officers David Bailey and Crystal Griner, along with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., participate in a halftime presentation during the Congressional Football Game. (Bill Clark/Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 11: The Guars' Milton Harris intercepts a pass and returns the ball for a touchdown during the Congressional Football Game at Gallaudet University in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. The game featured the Capitol Police team The Guards vs the Congressional team The Mean Machine. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
The Guards’ Milton Harris intercepts a pass and returns the ball for a touchdown during the Congressional Football Game. (Bill Clark/Roll Call)

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