NFL football is definitely a 60 minute game, Unfortunately for our Washington Redskins the last minute of the game turned the victory into a loss. In his 100th game Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford saw Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins fool the Lions defense with a read-option keeper and run 19 yards for a touchdown. That gave the Redskins a 4 point lead with only a minute left in the game. Stafford lead his team downfield like a veteran quarterback and hit receiver Anquan Boldin for an 18-yard touchdown with 16 seconds left, giving the Lions a 20-17 win.
“The first time’s the charm, the second time it’s payback”
Our Washington Redskins will clinch the NFC East Division with a win at Philadelphia vs the Eagles. Although the Eagles are a game behind and lost to the Arizona Cardinals & the Redskins had a big win over the Buffalo Bills, this is a division game. The Philadelphia Eagles will hit us with everything they have and they know they must win or else our Redskins will be the NFC East champs.
XX Our Washington Redskins won their first road game of the season by “bear-ly” edging the Chicago Bears by 3 points. Redskins dominated the first quarter and had a 14 to 0 lead before the Bear defense got tough. Not a lot of “style points” to discuss and it was a close, hard fought defensive game.
When Kirk Cousins lead our Redskins to a “come from behind” victory over the favored Philadelphia Eagles, he had to throw for almost 300 yards with one touchdown and zero interceptions. He also rushed for a one yard unplanned touchdown. The muddy ball squirted out like a greased tree frog but Kirk alertly recovered it, then drove his body hard into the line and crossed the goal line for the touchdown.