The Washington Redskins obviously weren’t paying attention in preseason.
They forgot the “football experts” picked them to end up dead last in the NFL.
They forgot the “football experts” picked them to end up dead last in the NFC East Division.
Dan Snyder forgot he was supposed to keep Jerry Jones’ trophies and Roger Goodell’s Mercedes polished.
Jay Gruden forgot he was supposed to cut Chip Kelly’s yard and take out Tom Coughlin’s garbage.
And last but not least Kirk Cousins forgot he wasn’t supposed to be “starting quarterback” material.
Instead they stomped a 30 burger mudhole in the Philadelphia Eagles, shocked everyone except the Redskins players, coaches & fans and committed “Grand Theft Division™” in front of a TV audience numbering in the tens of millions.
“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.
Yesterday (as you already know) the New England Patriots beat the Washington Redskins 27 to 10. On the other hand an asteroid didn’t wipe out the New England coast, California didn’t slide into the ocean, Yellowstone Park didn’t disappear under megatons of volcanic pyroclastic debris, and Europe wasn’t invaded by masses of un-dead zombies.
No, you weren’t dreaming – Kirk Cousins lead our Washington Redskins back from a 24 point deficit by rushing for one touchdown and passing for three touchdowns. It was in fact the biggest comeback victory in the entire Redskins history. The boo’s our team heard in the 1st half turned into cheers as the defense rose to the occasion in the 2nd half AND held the Tampa Bucs to just 6 points & 2 field goals so Kirk could throw the winning TD with just 24 seconds left on the clock. The final score was a gift from the entire Redskins team to the faithful: Skins 31, Bucs 30.
Often in a loss there are so many positive aspects of the game that it makes losing a lot more easy, and Sunday’s game was a good example. Several facts about the game give me reason to be proud about the team’s performance::
Washington proved it can compete with any team
The Redskins defense played well considering a injured secondary
Our defense held Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan to zero touchdown passes and intercepted him twice
The Redskins defensive effort caused and recovered a fumble
Three total turnovers for the Skins defense, plus the sacks and constant QB pressure
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.