Thus did the Redskins climb to 7-4 and keep pace with the Cowboys and Falcons in the Great Playoff Chase. With the Giants (here) and Ravens (there) next on the schedule, Washington’s two-game skid could easily have become a five-game freefall if it hadn’t found a way to win Sunday.
The victory came at a price, though. Portis, for instance, appeared even more banged-up than usual as he dissected the day’s events afterward. “I got blood running down both my legs, both my arms,” he said. “You sure I don’t got no black eye?”
Nope, no black eye. But a defeat at the hands of the last-place Seahawks certainly would have been one. The Redskins ducked that punch, though - barely. Now we’ll see, with the defending Super Bowl champs coming to town, how many more rounds they’ve got left in them.
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 email@example.com.
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