By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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Overall, coach Mike Shanahan lived up to his word. The Redskins mostly remained idle, limited by having only $3 million or so of salary cap space because of their $18 million cap penalty.
General manager Bruce Allen, in his first detailed comments about the penalty, called it a "travesty of fairness." Coach Mike Shanahan, meanwhile, expressed frustration but vowed to make the best of the team's financial limitations.
Washington's aggressive trade last winter to move up in the draft to select Robert Griffin III continues to pay off, and this is the latest reward. With that critical puzzle piece in place, the Redskins can spend this week addressing other needs.
Seattle's cornerbacks present of the biggest challenges for the Redskins on Sunday in their NFC wild card game against the Seahawks, from Robert Griffin III to his receivers.
As a wideout, Santana Moss wants Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III to throw the ball as much as possible, of course, preferably in his direction.
A quick recap of the Redskins' 27-20 victory over the Eagles.
There's only one way an NFL team can string together six victories: By having the ability, as Robert Griffin III put it Sunday, to "win any kind of game we have to, whether it's high-scoring or low-scoring or a gut-wrencher" or (fill in the blank).
At a certain point, a winning streak becomes a form of group hysteria, almost — an altered state. There's no understanding it, really. It just is.
The quick recap of the Redskins' 31-28 overtime win over the Ravens.
Ed Reed's footprint in NFL history is undeniable, considered perhaps the best safety to play the game.
A win in Dallas on Thanksgiving, another over the New York Giants on "Monday Night Football," and suddenly Robert Griffin III is a national phenomenon — a rookie with the NFL's top-selling jersey, a name politicians love to drop. It can happen quickly, can't it? Almost as quickly as Griffin can run the 40. In his case, just 12 games into his pro career.
Santana Moss reached the playoffs in three of his first four NFL seasons, all with the New York Jets. After Washington acquired him in 2005 for Laveranues Coles, via a straight-up trade, Moss advanced to the postseason in two of his first three years with the Redskins. He was accustomed to such success, having lost just eight times in three seasons at Miami, going 3-0 in bowl games.
MetLife Stadium could have been the scene for Robert Griffin III's greatest NFL triumph (so far). The Washington Redskins had the New York Giants beaten. That is, until Eli Manning found Victor Cruz for a 77-yard touchdown.
Ankles aren't supposed to bend the way Santana Moss contorted his left foot in the end zone on Thursday. And if they do, there's usually some type of tear and pain involved.
In a six-second blur of fingertips and churning legs, Pierre Garcon returned.
"Every week somebody's going to be aggressive to you. We know those guys are aggressive, so you've got to go out there and be ready for it," Moss said. "At the end of the day you've got to go out there and play football. You've got to find a way to win."
"That's big to me. Everywhere I've played and been successful, we ran the ball to pass the ball. Nowadays, a lot of teams fling the ball everywhere, and you want to be a part of that as a receiver," Moss said. "But when you really want to win games, you have to have both parts of your offense working, the air and the ground. It's great to see we have that here."