It’s time to state the obvious: The margin for error is just about gone for the Redskins. When we had the momentum we didn’t maintain it and as a result the Cowboys are in the catbird seat and the Eagles are breathing down our necks. No more excuses, we have to get the job done this week.
Thanksgiving day? Well, Skins fans got turkey, beer, dressing, Crown Royal, veggies, wine coolers, but the gravy is whooping the Dallas Cowgirls in their own back yard. I have to warn you though, the Boys are favored as of this writing by 7 to 8.5 points.
“But Wait, There’s More!”
The Cowboys are ranked 14th but the Skins were downgraded to 13th.
“But Wait, There’s Still More!”
We’re gonna stomp a mudhole in the Dallas Cowboys and their football challenged fans are going to pay for the privilege of watching it. Now THAT’S what I call Thanksgiving!
Guys, the score of the game was hardly as relevant to me as the following:
With under 8 minutes left in the 3rd quarter, Alex Smith suffered a horrific broken leg injury as two Texans sacked him. He was taken off field in a cart and a cast and taken to a hospital for immediate surgery. Alex and his family will need all the prayers that the Redskins fans can come up with, and then some.
When you’re 1st place in your division and your record is 6 and 3 there are a few things that come with the territory – you’re cocky, got swagger and attitude, you’re 7 foot tall and bulletproof. So what happens when both teams show up equally matched, equally motivated and ready to rumble? You guessed it, this will be a heavyweight title fight. Both teams have a stingy defense so expect it to get bloody in the trenches.
Just So You Know:
The Redskins are 6 & 0 when they score first, and 0 & 3 when the other team scores first. So when Redskins cornerback Josh Norman intercepted Fitzpatrick on the Bucs first drive, and the Skins scored first by a Destin Hopkins field goal, I knew we probably had the Bucs licked…
For the 1st time since 2010 our record is 6 and 3, and the Washington Redskins are now 1st in the NFC East by 2 games!