Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 4, five days before the Redskins play the Ravens at FedEx Field.
Another “biggest game” coming up
The general consensus was that last night’s game against the Giants was the biggest game at FedEx Field since 2007. If that is the case, then, what does that make this week’s game against the Ravens?
The thing about being close to an NFL playoff spot but still being on the outside looking in is that every game becomes bigger than the last one. If the Redskins lose to the Ravens on Sunday and the Giants win their game against the Saints Washington’s playoff chances will be worse than they were going into the day. They would be two games behind New York with just three to play.
The next biggest game will kick off at 1:00. This is going to be fun.
Fortune follows RG3
My high school football coach liked to say that luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. So the Redskins have been very well “prepared” a couple of times this season.
In Week 4 in Tampa, Robert Griffin III got hit as he neared the goal line. He fumbled into the end zone and Pierre Garçon recovered for a touchdown.
Last night he fumbled in the red zone again. The ball popped into the arms of Josh Morgan at the 13 and he scooted in for the touchdown.
It’s not unusual for a team to convert one of its quarterback’s fumbles into a touchdown. But twice in a season? That's, well, "interesting".
3:00—Mike Shanahan news conference, Comcast SportsNet
In case you missed it
London Fletcher can feel the excitement
Griffin led two game-winning drives last night
Days until: Ravens @ Redskins 5; Redskins @ Browns 12; Cowboys @ Redskins 26; 1st round of NFL playoffs 32