Sure the New Orleans Saints were injury depleted as they travelled to FedEx Field to square off against the Washington Redskins. Sure Jim Zorn brought out the Skins in white-on-white, forcing the Saints to wear dark gold pants and black jerseys in the 94-degree weather. The burgundy and gold still went out, overcame missed kicks and poor red zone performance to earn Jason Campbell his first come-from-behind victory as a Redskins and Jim Zorn his first as head coach.Read More
The Washington Redskins, who were on their greatest winning streak since the six-game 2005 run that put them in Seattle for a divisional playoff game against the Seahawks, fell flat in the final minutes of Saturday’s wild card game. It ended a season of tremendous tragedy and accomplishment.
On to the Fifth Quarter rankings, which are based on a scale of 1 to 5 Quarters:
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THN would be remiss if we started this with anything but a thank you. Thank you Coach Gibbs. Thank you for returning to make this franchise a contender again. Thank you for bringing in your old buddies to run the Washington Redskins offense. Thanks you for bringing in Gregg Williams to sculpt a dominating defensive unit to help carry this organization back to glory.Read More
Yesterday’s game was a typical Joe Gibbs playoff game. It was not perfect, it certainly was not pretty, but it was a Washington Redskins victory. Thank you coaching staff and players for a great season thus far and a great run. Seeing the culture of losing removed from Redskin Park, and bringing the franchise from the depths of despair made this season a success, so this is all gravy. That being said, three in a row, and we win the show!!Read More
This week’s match-up with the Philadelphia Eagles had all the makings of a trap game. The Washington Redskins came in needing a win to reach the playoffs for the first time since 1999 and only the second time since Coach Gibbs retired the first time. The Eagles had nothing to lose and the Redskins were coming in after two emotional wins against playoff contenders from the NFC – East. Luckily, the Redskins overcame their early miscues and pulled out the win, 31-20.Read More
In what was perhaps the best game the Washington Redskins have played since Joe Gibbs first tenure, they demolished the Cowboys 35-7 to move to 8-6 and keep their playoff hopes alive. It marks the first time that the Skins have swept the season series with Dallas in ten years.
Mark Brunell only completed 12 passes on 20 attempts for 163 yards but four of those passes were for touchdowns. That tied a career mark for Brunell, as he captained the offense well and looked rock solid all game long.Read More
The word of the day was turnover, as the Washington Redskins and Arizona Cardinals combined for 4 interceptions and 3 lost fumbles, yet the ‘skins pulled out the win, keeping their slim playoff chances alive.
Mark Brunell came into this weekend leading the league in touchdown-to-interception ratio. That is likely no longer the case, as Brunell throws 3 picks on the day. While the Cardinals secondary played well, two of the interceptions were on the Redskin receivers who failed to pull in passes they would normally catch.Read More
To quote the great Yogi Berra: “It was like déjà vu all over again”, as the Washington Redskins found themselves up 17-7 in the fourth quarter. On their next possession, Mark Brunell fumbled the ball out of the back of the end zone for a safety, leading many Redskins fans to start thinking of the past three weeks’ fourth quarter collapses. This week however, ended much differently.
It was there… and then it wasn’t. Despite having every opportunity to win Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers, the Washington Redskins blew a lead late and lost in overtime to sink below .500 at 5-6.
Mark Brunell and the Redskins had a solid first half. They even had a good drive to score the go ahead touchdown mid-way through the third quarter. Apparently that’s all they had in them. Brunell would complete just two more passes on five drives after that touchdown. Perhaps the quarterback just got tired of watching people drop passes.Read More
It was a terrible loss for the Redskins, and a brutal display from most of the Redskins’ respective units. The loss puts the Redskins at 5-5 and two games back of the division lead as both the Giants and Cowboys won their respective games. Ultimately, this may be the loss pointed to if Washington falls short of the playoffs.