- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 31, 2006

• The calvary from NFL Network was out in force for the first time at a Redskins game. That included the three-hour pregame show that set up shop to the right of the Redskins’ sideline. One problem: no people. They should do what Fox did when it was here for the Cowboys-Redskins game: put the pregame show in the parking lot to give viewers a taste of the atmosphere. Even when the gates opened, there were only a few dozen fans hovering in the stands.

• Two-plus hours before kickoff, a child — probably pre-teen — wearing Redskins clothing was trying 30-yard field goals. The attempts where low line drives that came a few yards short. And no, the kid’s name wasn’t Nick Novak.

• It’s rare that a team can move backward and still score. But when the Giants returned a Redskins fumble 67 yards, New York lost 4 yards on three snaps and settled for a field goal. It was the second negative-yardage scoring drive allowed by the Redskins this season. Jacksonville had a (-1)-yard drive that resulted in a field goal.

Ryan O’Halloran

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