The Washington Times - December 21, 2012, 10:26AM

Saturday

Cartier Martin sounds like a name out of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” #Wizards #NBA

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Either Pierre Garcon is Nostradamus or he knew all along that Kirk Cousins would start at QB vs. the #Browns#Redskins #NFL

Sunday

At #Browns Stadium, where the temperature is 51 with — what else is new? — a slight breeze off the lake. Fine football weather. #Redskins

5 of the last 6 #Redskins#Browns scores have been 13-9, 14-7, 17-13, 17-13, 14-11. Will it be another ugly one today? #NFL

The last time the #Redskins played here (2004), they sacked #Browns QB Jeff Garcia on the first snap from center. Who did the honors? #NFL

Answer: DE Ron Warner (!). It was one of just two starts in his #NFL career. He dropped Garcia for a 4-yard loss. #Browns

There are plenty of QBs, I’m sure, who would love to be able to throw the way #RG3 is in warmups right now, on an injured knee. #Redskins

From what I’m seeing movement-wise, #RG3 would have played today if this had been a No-Tomorrow Game. Not babying his knee at all. #Redskins

Kirk Cousins, I’m convinced, is the QB Kyle Shanahan will take with him if he gets a head coaching job (see Pioli/Cassel/Chiefs). #Redskins

Just posed the following question in the press box: How come nobody ever asks whether Rory McIlroy is Irish enough? #Redskins

I mean, Rory’s got a DANISH girlfriend (Caroline Wozniacki). Does that mean he’s “not really down with the cause”? #Redskins

The only concession #RG3 made to his injured right knee in warmups is that he didn’t practice his drop-kicking. #Redskins #Browns

Charley Taylor, the #Redskins‘ HOF WR, and Paul Warfield, the #Browns‘ HOF WR, both wore the same (unusual) number: 42. Love that. #NFL

Of course, Taylor started his #NFL career as a RB and Warfield played RB at Ohio State. #Redskins #Browns

Near as I can tell, Cousins is the first Kirk to start at QB in #NFL history. Just thought I’d throw that out there. #Redskins #Browns

It’s a semi-trick question, but: 2 men have been head coaches of both the #Redskins and the #Browns. One is Marty Schottenheimer. The other?

Answer: Terry Robiskie. He was interim coach of the #Redskins for 3 games in 2000 and of the #Browns for 6 games in ‘04. #NFL

This being the holiday season, I just thought I’d point out that “Schottenheimer” is an anagram for “cheeriest month.” #Redskins

Interested to see how #RG3‘s absence impacts on #Redskins ground game. #Browns should be able to fly to ball more w/o QB as run threat.

One of my Fearless Preseason Predictions was that Morris would outrush Richardson this year. 1,235-869 through Week 14. #Redskins #Browns

#RG3, btw, has thrown one interception in his last 176 attempts. Andrew Luck has thrown 9 in his last 176 attempts. #Redskins #Browns #NFL

Got a feeling Alfred Morris without #RG3 is going to be like Butch Cassidy without the Sundance Kid. #Redskins #Browns #NFL

Ref said there was no interference on that last deep ball, just a case of “tangled feet.” In other words, it takes two to tangle. #Redskins

Don’t get too down on Weeden, #Browns fans. He’s just a rookie. Why, next year he’ll only be 30. #Redskins #NFL

Took a while for the #Redskins to get the ball to Garcon, but he has 3 catches for 27 yards in this drive. #Browns #NFL

Royster’s 25-yard reception to the #Browns 28 is the longest of his career — by 8 yards. #Redskins

After that 5-yard bomb for a first down, the #Browns have 17 pass attempts for 42 yards. Good lord. #Redskins

OK, they’re even now. The #Redskins and #Browns have handed each other a TD following an INT. Washington, 17-13.

Passer ratings so far: Weeden (22nd pick) 51.9, Cousins (102nd pick) 98.6. #Redskins #Browns #NFL

Weeden is what a rookie QB usually looks like. Fortunately for the #Redskins, neither of their rookie QBs plays like a rookie. #Browns

The #Redskins‘ biggest concern right now might be getting this (snail’s pace) game finished before the Mayan apocalypse. #Browns #NFL

That’s Fletcher’s first INT in Cleveland (and environs) since he was playing for John Carroll University, I’d imagine. #Redskins #Browns

They might not be Waterfield and Van Brocklin, but #RG3/Cousins might be best pair of rookie QBs since … Aikman/Walsh in ‘89? #Redskins

Like they say: It’s all about the Benjamins — in this case Travis Benjamin, who just caught a 69-yard TD pass for the #Browns#Redskins

#Broncos closing in on 9th straight win. Has a QB ever won 10 in a row with 2 different franchises? #Peyton #Ravens

The last time the NFC East title was decided by #Redskins-#Cowboys in final week was ‘79. That one was in Dallas. This one would be in D.C.

Donte Stallworth last week, Deion Branch (revisited) this week. Next week Brady will probably be throwing to Troy Brown. #Pats #49ers

The #Redskins‘ winning streak (5) is the longest in the NFC. By night’s end, it figures to be the 2nd-longest in the league (#Broncos, 9).

Monday

Here’s the last time a team made up a 28-pt deficit and still lost. Brady now, Marino then. http://bit.ly/UBq6Ef  #Pats #49ers #Dolphins #NFL

With their 34 pts tonight, #Pats became the 3rd team to score 500 through 14 games (506). The others: ‘07 Pats (523), ‘61 #Oilers (513). #NFL

For the ‘61 #Oilers, of course, 14 games was entire regular season. They won the AFL title that year. ‘07 #Pats didn’t win it all. #NFL

Those ‘61 #Oilers threw 48 TD passes in 14 games (George Blanda 36, Jacky Lee 12). Next best through 14 games: ‘04 #Colts, 47 (all Peyton).

Just for the record, I wasn’t one of the ones who questioned the drafting of Kirk Cousins. Far from it. http://bit.ly/JqxXxM  #Redskins #NFL

Yahoo’s ThePostGame includes my book about the early#NFL, “The National Forgotten League” in its Holiday Gift Guide. http://bit.ly/RAEaCy

Tuesday

Kaepernick + Smith both have a chance to finish with 200+ PA/100+ rating. Only 1 QB duo in #NFL history has come close to that. Who? #49ers

Answer: Kurt Warner (347/98.3) and Trent Green (240/101.8) with the 2000 #Rams#NFL #49ers

Heck, only 8 other QB duos have both had 200+ PA and ratings of 80 or higher. How many can you name? #NFL #49ers #Rams

Answer: Schaub/Rosenfels, ‘07 #Texans; Griese/Frerotte, ‘00 #Broncos; Johnson/Flutie, ‘00 #Bills; Batch/Frerotte. ‘99 #Lions; … #NFL

… Moon/Carlson, ‘92 #Oilers; Young/Bono, ‘91 #49ers; Montana/Kemp, ‘86 #49ers; and Fouts/Herrmann, ‘85 #Chargers#NFL #Rams

Note that 5 of the 9 duos featured former + future #Redskins QBs — Gus Frerotte (twice), Trent Green, Sage Rosenfels + Rob Johnson. #NFL

Thursday

The #Redskins signed Vic So’oto off the #Packers‘ practice squad, filling a void that has existed since Ma’ake Kemoeatu was cut in 2011.

So’oto and Ma’ake play the all-important position of: Driving Sportswriters Crazy Trying To Remember Where The Apostrophe Goes. #Redskins

Just had a strange thought: Rob Lowe waking up next to #SuzyFavorHamilton in the first episode of “West Wing.” #CitiusAltiusFortius

Friday

The #Redskins can finish with 7 straight wins. Only 4 teams in franchise history have had a longer streak… .

The 4 teams were 1991 (11 in a row), ‘83 (11), ‘42 (10) + ‘72 (9). ‘91 + ‘42 teams won title. ‘83 + ‘72 teams lost title game.  #Redskins