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      VICTORY!!!
       
      Redskins 20 - 15 Cardinals
       
      Sorry folks, just made it. Plus, all of our photogs are injured.
       
      It must be the end of a bad season with no hope of playoffs.
       
      But I am here, JimmiJo, to bring you all the action.
       
      Here are my thoughts in a nutshell, bottom-line sort of way: win today or coaches could become at risk. 
       
      This is where you see who is who and who will be here next year.
       
      Follow along on Twitter @Skinscast.
       
      Inactives 
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 19 WR Robert Davis
      o   No. 35 S Montae Nicholson
      o   No. 53 LB Zach Brown
      o   No. 67 G Kyle Kalis
      o   No. 71 T Trent Williams
      o   No. 73 C Demetrius Rhaney
      o   No. 97 DL Terrell McClain
       
      Half
       
      Prototypical game for Washington. Jump out to early start, then the offense starts to fade. The bad news with this is Arizona has stuck with the run game and it is starting to pay dividends for them. 
       
      Thanks to a fumble by Vernon Davis and a good defensive stand by the Redskins; the Cardinals were able to muster a field goal to pull within 5.

      Head coach Jay was visibly upset on that last drive and one wonders if he is not going to be lighting this team up in the locker room.
       
      The Redskins get the ball to start the half. 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
      JimmiJo
       
      Make no mistake. A win is a win is a win.
       
      But let’s not kid ourselves; any competent quarterback for Arizona and this was likely a loss. Heck, if the tight end holds the ball at the 1-yard line at the end it is likely a loss.
       
      The Washington Redskins got one they had to have. It meant nothing in the overall; there are no postseason aspirations, and this game likely had no spoiler-implications.
       
      But for the Redskins it was about pride and identity. It was also about people’s jobs.
       
      If a football team cannot get up for a much-needed win against a bad team in front of their home crowd; the problems are about more than injuries and dumb-luck. Such a loss would have been an indictment of the coaching staff. Specifically the head coach.
       
      Attitude is a reflection of leadership, as the saying goes. And lately this team has not been showing up.
       
      That’s on the man in charge.
       
      A loss today and ownership could be starting to consider a change at skipper. At a minimum he is wondering who else is out there.
       
      The good news is the team responded and found a way to win. They had help.
       
      Blaine Gabbert finished the day 16-of-41 for 181 for quarterback rating of 52.9. Worse were those moments when he decided to have poor accuracy. His red zone effectiveness was atrocious.
       
      Then there were the dropped balls from the receivers. If the Cardinals tight end catches the ball at the 1-yard line we are having a different conversation.
       
      The Redskins on the other hand didn’t fare much better. They posted just 218 total net yards of offense, and a paltry 31-yards rushing.
       
      The offense benefitted from an opening drive sack-fumble by their defense. Two plays later, Kirk connected with Jamison Crowder for the easy touchdown.
       
      Two drives later the Redskins would again draw blood when Cousins hooked up with Kapri Bibbs fir a 36-yard touchdown.
      But after this the offense went flat. They managed only 15-total plays in the first half. And early in the 2nd half had only amassed 5-yards rushing.
       
      The turnover the start the second half deflated the team and stadium.  Washington would manage to add another two field goals, and it turned out to be  just enough to get the win.
       
      Cousins was by far the best player on offense finishing 18/26 for 196-yards, 2-touchdowns and a QB-rating of 149.07.
      Crowder led all receivers with 5-catches for 55-yards and a TD. Next came Bibbs, with 4-receptions for 47-yards and a touchdown.
       
      Defensively, Washington brought pressure that made a difference at times. Preston Smith had a banner-day; finishing the game with a sack, fumble recovery, and interception. Anthony Lanier had two batted balls and a forced fumble. Kendall Fuller led all tacklers with 6-solo and 2-assists.
       
      The Redskins did just enough to get a win at home. It means they can still to avoid a losing season which would paint a much different picture on the season.
       
      From here on out it’s about who wants to be here next year. Washington has one more home game against the Denver Broncos, who feature a touch defensive group. They will then travel to New York for the final game of the year.
       
      It’s all about character now.
       
       

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FedEx Field Nicknames

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First and foremost, this is not the thread to express how much you hate FedEx Field. That has been discussed ad nauseum on here and if you wish to continue that discussion please post in one of the several hundred threads dedicated to that topic.

The fact of the matter is that the Redskins will be at FedEx Field for another 20-30 years unless Snyder sells the team to Bill Gates or someone else similarly rich. Since we will most likely be there for the long haul, I would love to see a fan generated nickname that everyone can can the stadium instead of the corporate "FedEx Field." I'm thinking something along the lines of "The Big House", "The Horseshoe", "The Big Sombrero", "The Frozen Tundra", etc.

I know some people still refer to it as Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, I also heard "The Big Jack" used in the late 90's. Then suddenly, last night, it hit me: the perfect name for the Stadium with a great double-entendre related to our FedEx sponsorship.

Imagine the ESPN intro for Monday Night Football tonight, followed by an aeriel view of FedEx Field. You hear Tirico say:

"We are coming to you live from THE BIG PACKAGE in Landover, Maryland!"

How great would that be? Find me a single red blooded American that wouldn't chuckle every time he or she heard that. Other suggestions are more than welcome.

HTTR

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Put me down for the "Big Package"

Those guys at FedEx are always willing to lend a hand when it comes to shipment.

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lmao the Big Package. Come on. That's a horrible nickname.

Agreed lol some of you guys have nothing but time on your hands to come up with nicknames, for a STADIUM? Stadiums dont have feelings like humans, they dont care!@ :ols:

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"The Fed"...

---------- Post added December-3rd-2012 at 01:02 PM ----------

lmao the Big Package. Come on. That's a horrible nickname.

That's about as bad a nickname as someone could come up with, short of borrowing The Oakland Coliseum nickname and calling it " The Burgundy Hole"

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i love the idiots who complain that the team should move back to DC. RFK was a dump. people only liked it because we won there. thats it. if we won at fedex people would love it

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"Bobby's World?"

Actually, if we find a way to string a few seasons of wins together against the Giants at Met Life, we can use that nickname for the Giants stadium.

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That's about as bad a nickname as someone could come up with, short of borrowing The Oakland Coliseum nickname and calling it " The Burgundy Hole"

nevermind... I think I am tiptoe-ing the line...

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i love the idiots who complain that the team should move back to DC. RFK was a dump. people only liked it because we won there. thats it. if we won at fedex people would love it

FedEx is crap. It's a huge pain in the ass to get to unless you live pretty damn close and actual experience is terrible. I don't think most people want it to move back to RFK, we want a new stadium in DC...

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