A review of the best and worst performances by the Washington Redskins' defense and some observations after rewatching the TV broadcast of their 20-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Coming off the bye week, facing a desperate team with a dangerous offense, Washington's defense opened Sunday's game in the worst possible fashion - flat and lax.
Michael Vick knew he was in trouble. The snap flew over his head and he was scrambling back into the end zone. This was just Philadelphia's second drive, and Washington Redskins linebackers Brian Orakpo and Rocky McIntosh already were converging on him.
Eleven months ago, Michael Vick shredded the Washington Redskins' defense like a cheat code-boosted quarterback in a video game.
Mike Shanahan dedicated a few hours during his bye week Sunday to preview the NFL's greatest calamity. Shanahan watched the Philadelphia Eagles' fourth straight loss, a five-turnover defeat against Buffalo, from his home.
A review of the best and worst performances by the Washington Redskins' defense and some observations after rewatching the TV broadcast of their 17-10 win over the St. Louis Rams.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan didn't exactly break into a full-fledged grin when quarterback Sam Bradford picked himself up off the turf for the seventh time in Washington's 17-10 win at St. Louis on Sunday. But it's exactly the kind of performance he's been waiting for.
Sixty minutes can be an awfully long time in football. As the quarters pass, you can think you're watching one kind of game, only to discover, as events unfold, that you're watching another.
There was no uneasiness or frustration inside the Washington Redskins' defensive huddle in the fourth quarter Sunday when that group was called upon to clean up the offense's mess and save the day. The surging St. Louis Rams were only 19 yards from eviscerating Washington's 17-point lead. Suddenly, a Redskins victory that had seemed certain minutes earlier was in extreme danger.