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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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Car knocked off the Bay Bridge in collision with truck

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BAY BRIDGE, Md -

Anne Arundel County and state officials say a collision with a tractor-trailer pushed a car over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and 40 feet into the water.

The State Highway Administration reported that the accident happened about 8:25 p.m. Friday near exit 32 eastbound, at the Sandy Point overpass.

Authorities say the female driver of the car was able to get out of the vehicle and swim to a jetty where she was subsequently rescued.

Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/22889570/car-goes-into-water-after-crash-at-bay-bridge#ixzz2ZY3MXPBn

Amazing she's alive.

~Bang

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Wow! Glad she's ok.

As I understand it, there are people who are frightened to death of that bridge. Also, I understand that people are paid to drive other's cars over the bridge.

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how she survived this is a miracle.  I ususally travel with  my daughter to the beach around that time on fridays and cant imagine that happening as it would be nearly impossible to rescue myself but i keep thinking how would I be able to save her since she is all strapped in her car seat......

 

this woman is just lucky it didnt happen in the middle of the bridge.

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that beach is just not designed for cars going at high school without a high guardrail.  it doesn't take too much for a car to over in certain areas.  

 

if this happened to me, i wouldn't have survived. 

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What worries me is how to get my kid or kids out in the event this happens. 

 

how to get out of car sinking in deep water:

 

"POGO"

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Yeah, definitely one of my top fears, although it helps that the water was only 8 feet deep.

 

that beach is just not designed for cars going at high school without a high guardrail.

 


Seriously, the truck driver had no business taking his 18-wheeler onto that beach. But to be fair, you're right, everyone knows this was one of those beaches that's designed for cars with at least a college-level education.

 

:P

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that beach is just not designed for cars going at high school without a high guardrail.  it doesn't take too much for a car to over in certain areas.  

 

if this happened to me, i wouldn't have survived. 

 

 

Autocorrect Post of the Week.

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Amazing.  Someone was born under a lucky star.  I've driven over that bridge many times and never really felt unsafe.  Just shows how short the distance is between normal and tragedy.

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Amazing.  Someone was born under a lucky star.  I've driven over that bridge many times and never really felt unsafe.  Just shows how short the distance is between normal and tragedy.

 

Living next to the Bay Bridge, there is plenty of tragedy there.  Bad stuff happens ALL the time.  Accidents, jumpers, deaths, bridge pieces falling off, etc.

 

There are plenty of people who drive it tend to fear it.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2331679/Chesapeake-Bay-bridge-The-Maryland-bridge-terrifying-locals-pay-25-company-shuttle-car.html

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Wow! Glad she's ok.

As I understand it, there are people who are frightened to death of that bridge. Also, I understand that people are paid to drive other's cars over the bridge.

 

 

I get nervous going over that bridge.

 

 

I get nervous as hell on that bridge.  Not to the point where I'd consider paying someone to drive me across, but still, it's scary as ****.  Honestly can't believe that this is the first incident.  I've often thought that those rails aren't big/strong enough looking to hold a car going back at a decent speed.

 

Going across to the Eastern shore is the worst, IIRC because it's two lanes, you're up against the rail no matter what.  Coming back is better because it's three lanes.  I sit in the middle.

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Wow! Glad she's ok.

As I understand it, there are people who are frightened to death of that bridge. Also, I understand that people are paid to drive other's cars over the bridge.

 

 

>I get nervous going over that bridge.

 

 

I get nervous as hell on that bridge.  Not to the point where I'd consider paying someone to drive me across, but still, it's scary as ****.  Honestly can't believe that this is the first incident.  I've often thought that those rails aren't big/strong enough looking to hold a car going back at a decent speed.

 

Going across to the Eastern shore is the worst, IIRC because it's two lanes, you're up against the rail no matter what.  Coming back is better because it's three lanes.  I sit in the middle.

 

Sometimes west bound is 3 lanes. A lot of times it's two lanes. With 1 lane dedicated to east bound traffic. I like to drive eastbound on the westbound side to freak out my wife.

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for some reason, i'm not freaked out by the bridge at all, even though i have a pretty normal fear of heights. 

 

i was on the bridge this weekend and was looking for the spot where the car went over, but couldnt see anything. i expected some kind of scrapes or damage to the concrete wall. weird. 

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Someone mentioned the Nice Bridge. I remember driving across that abut 5 years ago, in a full on downpour, barely being able to make out the bus in front of me. One of the freakiest moments I've ever experienced driving.

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