TWIT: The Week in Tweets, Oct. 12

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Sunday

Near as I can tell, the #Redskins came through pre-game warmups unscathed. #Falcons #NFL

Brady + Manning will meet for 13th time today (reg. season and postseason). Tom leads 8-4. Which 2 HOF QBs met 22 times? #Pats #Colts #NFL

Answer: Dan Marino + Jim Kelly met 22 times. Kelly had a 15-7 edge, including 3-0 in the playoffs. #Pats #Colts #NFL #Dolphins #Bills

Some other HOF QB matchups: Sid Luckman was 6-4 vs. Sammy Baugh. #Redskins #Bears #NFL #Pats #Colts #Broncos #Dolphins #Bills

Bobby Layne was 4-1 vs. Otto Graham. #Lions #Browns #NFL #Pats #Colts #Broncos #Dolphins #Bills

Bart Starr was 10-2 vs. Fran Tarkenton. #Packers #Vikings #NFL #Pats #Colts #Broncos #Dolphins #Bills

Terry Bradshaw was 4-0 vs. Roger Staubach. #Steelers #Cowboys #NFL #Pats #Colts #Broncos

John Elway was 5-1 vs. Warren Moon. #Broncos #Oilers #NFL #Pats #Colts #Broncos #Dolphins #Bills

Troy Aikman was 4-3 vs. Steve Young. #Cowboys #49ers #NFL #Pats #Colts #Broncos #Dolphins #Bills

Len Dawson was 6-2 vs. Joe Namath. #Chiefs #Jets #NFL #Pats #Colts #Broncos #Dolphins #Bills

Roger Staubach was 6-3 vs. Fran Tarkenton. #Cowboys #Vikings #NFL #Pats #Colts #Broncos #Dolphins #Bills

The #Redskins have so many media-relations helpers in the press box, I’m surprised they don’t have to declare some of them inactive.

Since 2007, only 15 #NFL RBs have rushed for more yards than the #Redskins‘ recent pickup, Ryan Grant (4,016). (And he was on the street.)

Grant has as many 1,200-yard rushing seasons as Willis McGahee (2) and one more than DeAngelo Williams (1). #Redskins #NFL

You know that gigantic inflated helmet the #Redskins run out of before games? It might be the answer to the #NFL’s  concussion problems.

When your defense is giving up 30 points a game, why would you NOT want the ball after winning the coin toss? #Redskins #Falcons #defer

Couldn’t tweet for a while. Notified ASPCA. They made sure the Internet was restored at FedEx Field. #Redskins #Falcons #NFL

That’s the 3rd TD this season by #Redskins D. One fumble return (Wilson), 2 INTs (Jackson, Kerrigan). #Falcons #NFL

With 4:56 left in the half, it’s #Redskins offense 0, #Falcons offense 0, Redskins defense 7. Who saw this coming? #NFL

If Cundiff misses another FG try, the #Redskins might have to bring St. Alban’s grad Nick Lowery out of retirement. #Falcons #Chiefs #NFL

That 21-yard catch by Tony Gonzalez was his 535th … since his 30th birthday. #Falcons at #Redskins 1. #NFL

In case you’re wondering, that’s the 8th 1-yard TD grab of Tony Gonzalez’s illustrious career. (3 from Trent Green.) #Falcons #Redskins #NFL

When Bledsoe threw a record 70 passes in OT game in ‘94, he had 17 passes in 1st half. Ryan had 32 in this game. #Redskins #Falcons #NFL

Alfred Morris now has 485 yards rushing in his first 5 games (with more than a quarter left). LaDainian Tomlinson had 486. #Redskins #NFL

The Kirk Cousins Era has officially begun. #RG3, shaken up, to locker room. 4-yard completion to Morgan on Cousins’ first play. #Redskins

Re: #RG3‘s injury. Not much to second guess there. Just football. Could have happened to any QB. #Redskins #Falcons #NFL

That was London Fletcher, the former St. Francis hoopster, tackling Tony Gonzalez, the ex-Cal hoopster, after a 13-yard gain. #Redskins #NFL

17-17 at FedEx Field — basically because the #Falcons could make a 53-yard FG, but the #Redskins couldn’t make a 31-yarder. #NFL

#Falcons have run 69 plays to #Redskins‘ 40. Will that be telling from here on out? #NFL

As that last sack reminded us, the #Redskins sure do miss #RG3‘s escapability coming down the stretch. #Falcons #NFL

Always amazing how football games just explode. 10-7, Redskins, entering 4th Q at FedEx. Now 24-17, #Falcons#Redskins #NFL

Cousins 2 INTs in 9 passes. #RG3 1 INT in 141 passes. Anything else? #Redskins #Falcons #NFL

#Orioles traded Guthrie for Hammel + Lindstrom, then dealt Lindstrom for Saunders. So for Guthrie they got starters of 1st 2 playoff games.

Monday

Ryan Kerrigan had 2nd career INT TD Sunday vs. #Falcons. Since he entered #NFL in ‘11, only 1 other LB has as many (Lance Briggs). #Redskins

The #Redskins have had 14 kickers in the Dan Snyder Era (1999-). Which one kicked for every NFC East team? #Cowboys #Giants #Eagles #NFL

Answer: Jose Cortez, who kicked for the #Giants in ‘99, the #Redskins in ‘02 and the #Cowboys and #Eagles in ‘05. #NFL

Most rushing yards by #NFL rookie through Week 5 (since 1960): Dickerson ‘83 645, Peterson ‘07 607, Sims ‘80 560, Morris ‘12 491. #Redskins

Most receptions by a WR in an #NFL game this season: Amendola 15 vs. #Redskins. By a TE: Gonzalez 13 vs. Redskins (tie). #Rams #Falcons

Tuesday

I remember Joe Gibbs describing the ‘83 #Redskins (541 pts) as “a first-down team.” Averaged 22.1 a game. #Patriots are at 30.2. #NFL #Pats

After a defensive effort like Sunday’s, the #Bills should fill out an application form for the Big 12. #NFL

Vs. #Bills, the #49ers became 1st #NFL team with 300 yds rushing, 300 passing in same game. #Redskins had 280/322 vs. #Broncos in SB 22.

Here’s a pretty good rule of thumb: If you rush for 300 yds and pass for 300 in a game, you’re probably going to cover the spread. #NFL

Just realized: That TD catch of Gonzalez’s vs. #Redskins was 99th of career. As many as Don Hutson. http://bit.ly/UE5ZdO  #Falcons #Packers

J.J. Watt, J.J. Jennings, “The Governor and J.J.” (starring Dan Dailey) … what other famous J.J.’s am I forgetting? #Texans #NFL

I know he kicks in a dome, but since turning 37, Jason Hanson has made 20 of 24 FG tries from 50+ yards (83.3%). #Lions #NFL

Wednesday

Death of Alex Karras reminds me that, while Rams’ Fearsome Foursome was great, so was Alex’s #Lions D-line. Mauled Starr on T-Day ‘62. #NFL

Why isn’t Karras in HOF? One possible reason: He wasn’t as contrite as Hornung was after suspension for betting on games. #Lions #NFL

In fact, while on “leave,” he thumbed his nose at the #NFL by climbing in the wrestling ring vs. Dick the Bruiser. #Lions

Welcome to Nationals Park, the Hooky Capital of Greater Washington. #Nats #Cardinals #MLB

Last #Redskins home playoff game: Jan. 8, 2000. Last #Wizards home playoff game: May 2, 2008. Big day today. #Nats #Cardinals #MLB

Frank Robinson just threw the first pitch before the #Nats‘ game vs. the #Cardinals. Or to put it another way, he was on a pitch count of 1.

I can only say it for six more days, so I’m gonna say it again: Bryce Harper is 19 years old. #Nats #Cardinals #MLB

I know it looks bad for Edwin Jackson, but his ERA in his last 2 starts vs. the #Cardinals is still under infinity. #Nats #MLB

#Cardinals 4, #Nats 0 after 3. Where have you gone, Joe Cronin? #MLB

Ian Desmond has come to play in this series. As for his teammates … A double off the scoreboard with 1 out in 4th. #Nats #Cardinals #MLB

The #Nats can’t score, but the #Cardinals can parlay a leadoff HBP into a run. Story of the day. #MLB

Wonder how many times a starting pitcher hasn’t notched his first win of the season until the playoffs. Carpenter’s trying to do that. #Nats

Carpenter: 5.2 shutout innings, left with 5-0 lead. The only way it could have been better is if he’d worn a bloody sock. #Nats #Cardinals

You know what would make my day? If the #Cardinals sent Ducky Medwick up to pinch hit here. #Nats #MLB

11 former teammates reportedly testified against Lance Armstrong. Now we just need Gregg Williams to sign an affidavit. #Saints #NFL

Thursday

I just researched this: The #Nats have never lost a series in which they’ve trailed 2 games to 1. So that’s encouraging. #MLB

Never let it be said Adam LaRoche doesn’t show up in the playoffs. That’s his 4th HR in 37 postseason at bats. #Nats #Cardinals #MLB

First Bartman and now this for Dusty Baker. He might need an intervention. #Reds #Giants #MLB

The #Nats tonight became the 12th team since the beginning of divisional play (1969) to get 3 or fewer hits and win a playoff game. #MLB

Before divisional play, Davey Johnson was on an #Orioles team that got 3 hits and beat the #Dodgers 1-0 in Game 3 of ‘66 World Series. #MLB

 

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Dan Daly

Dan Daly has been writing about sports for the Washington Times since 1982. He has won numerous national and local awards, appears regularly in NFL Films’ historical features and is the co-author of "The Pro Football Chronicle,” a decade-by-decade history of the game. Follow Dan on Twitter at @dandalyonsports –- or e-mail him at ddaly@washingtontimes.com.

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