Ugly start

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How to look worse than a 1-11-1 laughingstock? You have your star running back stopped cold on first down, have your quarterback throw incomplete on second down and have your Pro Bowl tight end fumble after gaining the first down on third down. Then your top 10 defense gives up a first down on two plays, jumps offsides to give the opponent another first down and then gets toasted for two bootlegs by the quarterbak from Harvard, the second one for a touchdown.

Welcome to the world of the nose-diving Washington Redskins, who trail the lowly Cincinnati Bengals 7-0 early in the first quarter.


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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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