A recurring theme during chats, Twitter conversations and blog comments is that the Redskins would have been much better off is they would have left the 2009 Washington Redskins defense alone. That group was ranked 10th in the NFL in terms of yardage and many fans long for the days of that 4-3 scheme as opposed to the 3-4 unit that has spent most of the year at or near the bottom of the NFL’s yardage heap. Those who liked the 2009 defense must have loved Sunday’s game against the Vikings. It’s as though they found a Hot Tub Time Machine and transported that ‘09 unit to FedEx Field.Be sure to check out the mind-boggling stats about the running game later in the article.
Here is a look at each of the Redskins’ successful conversions against the Titans and how many of the plays differed from the approach taken in earlier games this season. First half 3 yards to go at TN 13—They lined up in a bunch formation, something not seen much previously, on the right side. Anthony Armstrong broke out of the group and easily made it to the first down line uncovered. Donovan McNabb’s pass hit him in stride for four yards. It was their first third down conversion in 17 opportunities, going back to the third quarter of the game in Detroit. Two plays later, McNabb threw to Santana Moss for the Redskins’ only touchdown of the game.Read the complete article here.
Clinton Portis never was dull. The trade to bring him to Washington was controversial. His difficulties in engaging the filter between his brain and his mouth frequently led to him saying provocative things. Some saw him as an overpaid prima donna, always willing to take advantage of owner Daniel Snyder’s open door for star players. Others saw him as a tough as nails player on the field who would sacrifice his body to take out a blitzing linebacker or gain an extra yard or two. Still others recognized both sides of the player and the man.Go here to read the whole article.
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|11/18/85||WASHINGTON (6-5) 23, Giants (7-4) 21||53,371|
|Was||Warren 10 pass from Theismann (Moseley kick)|
|NYG||Morris 56 run (Schubert kick)|
|Was||Riggins 1 run (Moseley kick)|
|NYG||Morris 41 run (Schubert kick)|
|NYG||Morris 8 run (Schubert kick)|
|Was||FG Moseley 28|
|Was||Didier 14 pass from Schroeder (kick failed)|