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      VICTORY!!!
       
      Redskins 23 - 17 Panthers
       
      Will the real Washington Redskins please stand up?
       
      Hello friends, JimmiJo here, joined by the Spaceman Spiff. 
       
      Seriously, which team will we get to see today. The one solid in all quarters, playing fundamentally sound ball and making us believe that just maybe, this year they could be hanging around at playoff time? Or will it be the one who decides not all receivers should be covered? You know, the one that seems to believe no national embarrassment is too great to suffer.
       
      If I am on this team on this day, I am playing like I have been punked-out on national TV (because I was) and I have something to prove. I am playing with a degree of urgency yet to be seen this year. I am playing like the season is on the line today. Because it literally is as far as I am concerned.
       
      Speak amongst yourselves...
       
      inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 25 RB Chris Thompson
      o   No. 30 S Troy Apke
      o   No. 39 CB Adonis Alexander
      o   No. 74 T Geron Christian Sr.
      o   No. 77 G Shawn Lauvao
      o   No. 80 WR Jamison Crowder
      o   No. 99 DL Caleb Brantley
       
      Ok gang, showtime. Here's to a good game with no injuries. You can follow me live on Twitter @Skinscast. 
       
      See you at the half.
       
      Half
       
      Great start, poor ending. They need to produce in the 2nd half to win.
       
      JimmiJo
       
      This team is consistently inconsistent.
       
      I’m just glad I caught them on the good week. And if there was ever a time to go for two in a row, it’s this week.
       
      I was poised to ask the players how much last week had to do with this. I didn’t have to. Most of the guys I interviewed spoke about getting the bad taste of last week out of their mouth.
       
      To a man they wanted to put it behind them. No better way than to do so with a win against a 3-1 Carolina Panthers. The win preserves Washington’s first place position in the division.
       
      If we are looking for heroes we have to start with Adrian Peterson. Coming in with multiple injuries (shoulder, knee, ankle), all he did was run for 97-yards on 17-carries with a 5.7 yard per carry average. The man is ageless, looking more like a first-year back rather than a guy near the end of his career.
       
      On the other side of the ball was Josh Norman. It was clear in speaking to him following the game that the chatter in the media was starting to get to him. This game was important enough for him that he called a defensive backs meeting this week to get everybody on the same page.
       
      Norman payed like the all-star the Redskins signed in 2016. In fact, the interception was his first since week 16 of 2016. But he wasn’t done. Norman punched out the ball to force a fumble later on a critical drive, robbing the Panthers of an opportunity to score.
       
      Given the talk about Norman and the manner in which the New Orleans Saints bludgeoned Washington last week, it was fitting the game came down to a defensive stand that resulted in Carolina giving up the ball on downs.
       
      This was a total team effort for Washington, with all areas contributing.
       
      Alex Smith went 21-of-36 for 163-yards and two touchdowns. He finished with a passer-rating of 88.1.
       
      Jordan Reed had a relatively quiet five receptions for 36-yards to lead the receivers. Vernon Davis on the other hand, made some noise bringing in 3-receptions for 48-yards to include a beautiful touchdown grab on a seam route that left him largely uncovered.
       
      Smith did such a good job of looking off the safety that by the time he turned back to fire down field, Davis was running free and clear into the end zone.
       
      Another hero on the day was Dustin Hopkins. All he did was kick a 6-yard field goal, the longest of his career. I asked the coach if he had discussed the kick with Hopkins prior to making the decision. Gruden told me it was special teams coach Ben Kotwica who proclaimed Hopkins ready.
       
      “I thought it was a 53-yarder,” said Gruden. “When I heard it was a 56-yarder I thought about calling a timeout.
      He didn’t and Hopkins made him look smart.
       
      The Redskins fare best when they score first. They must be aware of this as they started red hot, jumping out to a 17-point lead before the Panthers got off the snide.
       
      A total of 9-unanswered points later, Washington scored early in the fourth quarter to bring the lead back to 11. That lasted officially 1-drive, as the Panthers marched down with relative ease to score a touchdown and bring the game within 3.
       
      Washington then mounted another drive to register another field goal to take the lead back to 6.
       
      Then a defensive stand was needed.
       
      Carolina was able to move the back to the midfield with relative ease. Washington tightened up and it all came down to a 4th-and-5 at the Redskins 16 with 38-seconds remaining.
       
      That was as far as they would go as Cam Newton skimmed the ball off of the field for a harmless incomplete.
       
      It was a much need win. It keeps the Redskins in 1st place in the division at 3-2 with Dallas coming to town next Sunday.
       
      What’s not to like?  

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I really like the idea of meeting at the Maryland House that someone suggested earlier. (I sorta forgot who). Is anyone else interested in meeting there and following each other to the game? That way we could arrive at the stadium in a bunch a scare the Eagles fans.

Please discuss.

This is the thread from the game last year. I am trying to organize a presence at the Eagles vs. Redskins game at the Linc this Sunday. There are a lot of tickets available on EBay and Stubhub (pretty reasonable too). Anyone interested?

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It was suggested that we meet there around 10:30am and leave out around 11. I will be going and have room for three more.

Hail to the REDSKINS!

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Some mod took that Caravan to Philly thread and merged it into another thread and then stuck it in the tailgate section that nobody reads. Good thinking!

http://www.extremeskins.com/forums/showthread.php?t=133765&page=9&pp=15&highlight=caravan+philly

We're not going to rally everybody together unless everybody sees the thread! Sheesh. Sometimes you have to wonder if an Eagles fan has infiltrated the ranks of the mods.... ?

I suggest we use this thread until they move it, then we restart another one here until they move it, etc., until game time.

The plan is, everybody who can meet at Maryland House do so and try to get there around 10:30 Sunday. It's at mile marker 81.0, which is 16 miles north of the Baltimore beltway on I-95. It's a left hand exit. We'll leave at 11 and caravan to the Linc together with Redskins car flags flying.

Those who are late or are coming from another direction, try to meet us at (EDIT) one of the Wachovia Lots, which can be accessed via Broad street. You can get maps and directions here:

http://www.lincolnfinancialfield.com/home.jsp

Edit: At first we planned on Lot U, but I've learned there is no tailgating allowed at Lot U. I called the Philadelphia Eagles and they recommend we park at one of the Wachovia lots. The Philadelphia Eagles told me to take I-95 N and you'll see the stadium on the right, then take the Broad St exit, then get on Broad st, and turn right onto Pattison St, and from there the Wachovia lots are accessible. They are marked Lots A through Lots H. PM me and I'll give you my cell and you can call me for our Lot location after we arrive and park at around noon Sunday, but we are planning on Lot D. I'll have a 20 foot flag pole flying the American flag, and a Redskins flag just below it. It will be visible from quite a distance.

Halter91 will have a turkey fryer to cook wings in, so you might want to bring some wings, and some hot sauce and butter to drizzle on them. Otherwise, if you can, bring hamburgers, dogs, brats, buns, chili, dips, chips, cheese, crackers, whatever, and of course, beverages, if you can. If you can't bring food, show up anyway! I'm sure there will be plenty of food to go around. A number of people will have grills. The main thing is SHOW UP! All Redskins fans are welcome, whether you have food or not!

Weather forecast for Philly Sunday: Partly Cloudy, High 47

Please bump this thread.

THANKS!

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i hope you get a good crowd, I wish I coulda gone, was seriously thinking about it, til everyone discouraged me cause its philly.

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I will try to be there by 10:30. I may not make it until around 11 or 11:30 though. From the looks of the directions we just take 95 N. to Broad St. and then turn down Phillies Dr or Rd to get to Lot U. If I'm not there before everyone leaves, will meet you at Lot U.

Go Skins!!! :helmet:

Still plenty of time left to get tickets on Ebay if you can get the tickets overnighted to you!

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By the way, I have a 20 foot flag pole that I'll be using to fly the American flag, and a Redskins flag just underneath it. So look for that and you'll find us easily.

Gosh, I don't think the Eagles fans would mind seeing a Redskins flag flying from the highest pole in the lot too much, you know?

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Mr. S......Do not be discouraged by the evil Philly fans. Come join us, it sounds like there will be plenty of us there.

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I will be at the game Sunday. I wouldn't worry too much about the Eagles fans at least during the tailgate as it is New Year's and many will be at the murmur's parade in center city Philly.

I expect to see a lot of no-shows. Many of my friends who are Beagles fans are not going to the game or sold them already, so you'll get a bunch of fans who never go to the games.

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Is there anyone who will me going up a little later? Possibly meeting at the Maryland House around 11:30 - 12:00?

Sherm, try to meet us. We will wait until 11:00 before we leave the Maryland House. It will be cool.

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Sherm, try to meet us. We will wait until 11:00 before we leave the Maryland House. It will be cool.

*OFFTOPIC*

Hey....Is there an update about that Giants fan of a boss of yours....

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Donita, I'll do my best to get there by 11:00. If not, I'll definitely be right behind you all and meet you in Lot U.

Way to go openallnight! We'll see you there!

I hope everyone will be wearing their colors LOUD AND PROUD!!!:helmet: :eaglesuck

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I am coming from Richmond, VA so I will do my level best to get to "Maryland House" by 11AM...if not I will try to find y'all in the lot! HAIL!!

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*OFFTOPIC*

Hey....Is there an update about that Giants fan of a boss of yours....

Actually he has been on vacation since the game. But lets just say he has about 10 pictures from the game on his door. (Right over the cover page from the New York Post). Including pictures of Manning getting sacked, Tiki getting stopped and the score board at the end of the game. I cannot wait until he returns on Tuesday to see it. Let's just hope that I still have my job. :doh:

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Actually he has been on vacation since the game. But lets just say he has about 10 pictures from the game on his door. (Right over the cover page from the New York Post). Including pictures of Manning getting sacked, Tiki getting stopped and the score board at the end of the game. I cannot wait until he returns on Tuesday to see it. Let's just hope that I still have my job. :doh:

Hopefully your boss takes it well....way to represent.....:cheers:

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Hopefully your boss takes it well....way to represent.....:cheers:

I think he will. We were talking smack all week before the game. But if we should win and they loose, I wonder how he would feel if we take the NFC East. That would be interesting to see. :silly:

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Is there anyone who will me going up a little later? Possibly meeting at the Maryland House around 11:30 - 12:00?

The reason we chose an earlier time is to avoid the chance of being broken up by arriving late. If we are there in a group when the lot opens, we should be able to all park together and party together and further plan the stategic assault on the stadium. Please try hard to arrive with us at 10:30. Otherwise, see you there. Thanks!

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Count 4 more of us in for meeting at the Maryland House.. Will be there by 10:45 at the latest as we have to stop off at my Dad's work on the way and pick up the skins car flag that he accidentally left there.

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