- - Thursday, December 13, 2018

You’re thinking about skipping the Redskins game this Sunday.

The teams are 6-7 and 4-9. The quarterbacks will be Josh Johnson (who?) and Cody Kessler (who, again?). The Washington Redskins are hurting on and off the field entering Week 15, and their proximity to the playoff race aside, they have given fans lots of reasons to look away during this four-game losing skid.

But there are still tons of reasons to watch Sunday’s game at the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Oh, you want to hear ‘em?

OK, well, um, OK.

How about these, then:

Redskins‘ emergency QB is better than theirs

The Jaguars’ offense has scored 15 points total in the two weeks since Kessler replaced the benched Blake Bortles. Ha! Johnson, Washington’s fourth starter this season, topped that last week, leading the Redskins to two touchdowns and a couple of two-point conversions after replacing Mark Sanchez.

Supposed to rain Sunday

Like you were gonna go hiking with the dog, right? Whatever. Look, it’s gonna be too wet to go outside, so just put the game on and quit complaining.

Redskins get someone they can tackle

Washington’s run defense has been too porous to stop anyone lately, but Leonard Fournette has had a disappointing sophomore season in the NFL. He missed seven of the Jaguars’ first nine games with a hamstring issue, and he has yet to surpass 100 yards in a game this season.

‘Aquaman’ is not worth missing the game

Yeah, we saw the same review you did, but c’mon: It’s Aquaman. SuperFriends, remember? Besides, has there ever been a good underwater movie? Ever?


The Redskins right now are a car wreck — no one can tear their eyes away. Sanchez is still on the roster. What if he somehow ends up back under center? Linebackers Mason Foster and Zach Brown are already talking about being someplace else next year (Foster is a Redskins captain, no less) — will either one make an impact play Sunday? This game has storylines for Redskins fans everywhere, from coach Jay Gruden, in a perpetual state of what looks like physical pain on the sidelines, to safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and his tackling-angle geometry problems in the secondary, to the signed-off-the-street O-line playing football on rollerskates. To paraphrase Russell Crowe, slightly: “How could you not be entertained?”

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