God and Iranians
Everything points to a tough night for the 6-7 Washington Redskins. They've lost four of their past five games. Their immobile backup quarterback will make his first start in a decade against the 9-4 New York Giants' league-leading pass rush. And the Giants have whipped them by a cumulative 75-17 the past three years on the road.
Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor was shot and critically wounded early this morning at his South Florida home, according to Miami-Dade Police and the team.
Things got off to an interesting start for Redskins coach Joe Gibbs today. Upon entering Raymond James Stadiums player/coach/media door, everybody — everybody — has to provide photo identification. That included Gibbs.
The Washington Redskins hosted Harvest Feast yesterday at FedEx Field in Landover. The event provides Thanksgiving baskets to Prince George's County residents in need. Yesterday, redskins players joined hundreds of volunteers to help distribute 3,000 bags of food.
*This wasn't the normal parking lot atmosphere for an Eagles-Redskins game. There were fewer Philadelphia fans than in previous years, when the Eagles were at the top of the NFC East. The most interesting sight of the morning was a Redskins fan decked out in a vintage coach's sweater (the one Joe Gibbs wore for the Super Bowl win over Denver) zooming around in a motorized cooler. It even had a cup holder.
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