Friday, December 15, 2006

The Redskins dominated the Eagles in almost every statistical category--including first downs (20-14), total yards (415-263), rushing yards (210-99) and time of possession (37:46-22:14)--except the scoreboard. Chalk it up to inexperience of Jason Campbell, who threw two costly interceptions that allowed the Eagles to build a 21-3 lead. Campbell, Ladell Betts and the Redskins showed resilience in scoring 16 unanswered points.

The New Orleans Saints were a powerhouse in defeating the Dallas Cowboys 42-17 at Texas Stadium on Sunday night. The Redskins will have their hands full with the NFL's top-ranked offense, which includes quarterback Drew Brees and running backs Deuce McAllister and Reggie Bush.

Redskins vs Saints is happening 12/17... don't miss it!!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Broken Promises

In Sunday night’s game against the Carolina Panthers, the Washington Redskins lost 24-14 thanks to bad coaching. Last week coach Gibb’s had promised that he was going to play more “Redskins football.” So what happened? Where was this “Redskin football?” Apparently Gibbs had no intention of upholding his promise.

Instead of rushing for 155 yards, Ladell Betts should have been given enough carries to rush for 300 yards. And if he grew tired, they should have given the ball to T.J. Duckett 20 times. A two-touchdown lead and a kid quarterback making his third start demanded it. But the Redskins went ahead with their absolutely nonsensical approach and lost.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Can They Make the Playoffs?

With only 5 games left until playoffs the Washington Redskins need to get their collective butts in gear and start winning. With the current standing of 4W-7L, there is still a possibility that they can make it if they win all of their remaining games.

But is this really a possibility or a stretch of the imagination?

The Redskins next game is against the Atlanta Falcons, who have been on a losing streak for the past 4 games. So, there is a strong possibility of victory for the Redskins if the Falcons keep sucking. Later, the Reds go up against the St. Louis Rams, who just came off of a 5 games losing streak, and the New York Giants who have lost the 3 previous games. There’s a strong chance that the Reds will win those 3 games, but that’s not good enough to put them into the playoffs.

Now, the real challenge will be defeating the Philadelphia Eagles and the New Orleans Saints. The Eagles have lost the 2 past games, but I’m sure no one has forgotten about how the Eagles slaughtered (3-27) the Reds back on November 12. Now, New Orleans will be the highest ranked team that the Reds will play before the playoffs. The Saints started off the season incredibly strong and have stayed fairly consistent with no real streaks since then.

So, the Redskins going the playoffs might be a stretch but they still have a chance.