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      Cowboys versus Redskins - now that just sounds correct.
       
      Hello friends, JimmiJo here along with THE Spaceman Spiff. Space is already on the sidelines, yucking it up with the important people. Me? I'm thinking how grateful I am for the 3-car accident on the beltway...
       
      If you cannot get up for this game, there isn't enough viagra made on earth for you. After all; the Redskins are hosting their eternal rival, the Cowboys. Winner will be sitting on top of the division, with a truckload of bragging rights.
       
      What's not to like?
       
      Well, for starters, everybody and their mom is inactive. Chris Thompson Jamison Crowder, Paul Richardson, Quinton Dunbar; all inactive. What a time to have have your top two receivers out. The chatter here in the press box is Washington should do what they can to bring in receivers - to include making a trade with the Raiders for Amari Cooper.
       
      Then there's the question of which Redskins show up? They could come out and light Dallas up. Or, post an anemic effort to suffer another embarrassing lost. Neither would surprise me.
       
      One this is for sure, the distribution in fans is something like 55-45 Redskins. Already an embarrassment. Until you consider this team has done much to earn the lack of support.
       
      Still, you have offer the finger in the middle to those fans who sold their tickets to Dallas fans. What were you thinking?
       
      Back shortly...
       
      Inactives
       
      The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:
      o   No. 10 WR Paul Richardson Jr.
      o   No. 23 CB Quinton Dunbar
      o   No. 25 RB Chris Thompson
      o   No. 30 S Troy Apke
      o   No. 55 C Casey Dunn
      o   No. 74 T Geron Christian Sr.
      o   No. 80 WR Jamison Crowder
       
      The team held a touching tribute to my friend Rich Tandler, who passed this week.
       
      Follow along in-game on Twitter @Skinscast
       
      Half
       
      Did you hear the one about the team that got chance after chance but couldn't score more than a touchdown?
      That's right; they are tied at 7 at the half and completely anemic in the second half.
       
      "Against the run of play" is a term you hear in soccer all the time. It is applicable here. It means the better team is either tied or trailing.
       
      Whoever said football was fair?
       
      Washington needs to find a way to get hot in the second half. The Dallas Cowboys are infinitely beatable today.
       
      JimmiJo
       
      How do you like them apples?
      The Washington Redskins sent them home happy today. Along the way my ulcer started bleeding, I threw up twice, and peed the chair I was sitting in.
      Up by 10 at the two-minute warning, I did not expect to be hoping for a missed field goal to avoid overtime. But there I was, crossing fingers and toes and noticibly relieved when the ball bounced off the upright to seal the win.
      A lot of things had to go right for the Dallas Cowboys to even have a shot at the end. A lot more things went right for Washington.
      The Redskins held Ezekiel Elliot to just 33-yards rushing. They forced two fumbles by Dak Prescott, one of which went for a Redskins' touchdown, and sacked him a total of four times. 
      Ryan Kerrigan had his best day of the season, sacking Prescott twice, one of which caused the fumble for the score. Preston Smith scored the touchdown off of the fumble. Jonathan Allen and and Ryan Anderson each logged a sack. DJ Swearinger hit Prescott square on the ball to cause the other fumble by Prescott.
      And then there was the offense.
      Adrian Peterson defies time and physics in what he can still do on the football field. His ability to change directions instantly, the speed he still posesses, and his ability to play through multiple injuries is astonishing. He ran for 99-yards on 24-carries with a 4.1 yard per carry average. 
      Kapri Bibbs, the other back; added just 13-yards rushing. But as a receiver he caught 4 passes for 43-yards and the first touchdown of the game.
      Josh Doctson reeled in 3-receptions for 43-yards. Jordan Reed added 43-yards on his two catches. Maurice Harris logged 2 for 22-yards.
      Alex Smith had a adequate outting. He went 14/25 for 178 yards and a touchdown for a quarterback rating of 98.1. He was sacked once.
      His obvious miss of Jeremy Sprinkle running free in the end zone is almost cause for termination. Connect on that throw and the game is much more comfortable at the end. 
      The real stars of this show were the fat guys in the trenches. The offensive line that opened highway lane-wide holes for Peterson to run through, and the defensive line that wreaked such havok all game. 
       
      But we have to thank Dallas as well for things like an illegal snap to back the field goal unit up at the end. The holding call that negated the big gain one play before the sack/fumble/score was huge. They seemed to find ways to beat themselves.
       
      Despite the above, Dallas was right there until last miss that struck the goalpost. The win was entirely too close for comfort.
       
      But now that's it's over, I sure am enjoying the win.
       
      The Redskins sit alone at the top of the division after 6-weeks. They travel to New York next week where they can continue to help themselves with a win.
       
      But just because New York currently resides in the toilet does not mean they intend to roll-over and play dead. Washington will have their hands full if they don't get more production out of the offense.
       
      That's next week though. For now, I am intent on  enjoying an excellent victory. Against the Dallas Cowboys.
       
      What's not to like?
       
      Talk soon!
TK

Game Night Thread- Redskins at Saints

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1 minute ago, NoCalMike said:

What the hell is going on with Jordan Reed?  How is he not in the game on a 3rd down?

 

Remember when he used to be money on 3rd down?  You have to actually throw him the ball though.

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1 minute ago, BigDibbs31 said:

Man we have to watch Alex Smith for four years?

No we have to pay him for 4 years.

 

We won’t watch him for that long.

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2 minutes ago, bh32 said:

Alex smith ****ing sucks..throw the ball down the field.

Happy now? 

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Well, Alex shouldn't of been bulleting that throw, shoulda been over his head.

 

Alex Smith having a horrible night, I'm sorry, he's too chill with his suckitude right now

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Just now, Tonysoprano1 said:

Wow Smith is just horrible. Why did we ever get this guy. He should be benched. just terrible. The only good thing that could come out of this game is if Gruden gets fired. This is a pitiful performance

 

Not sure why people are saying if Gruden gets fired... he is not getting fired over this game...lol

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Just now, KDawg said:

Horrendous play calling.

 

horrendous QB play.

 

Horrendous OL.

 

Horrendous D.

 

This team is ****ing bad.

Agree 100%

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Man his guy is way better than cousins. Glad we gave him 70 million instead of the 84 cousins got...

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That was on Smith but I love that we think we’re so good on offense that every time we have like 2, 3, 4, 5 yards to pick up we try to pick up 20+

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Just now, KDawg said:

Horrendous play calling.

 

horrendous QB play.

 

Horrendous OL.

 

Horrendous D.

 

This team is ****ing bad.

 

Yup. Week 5 and time to start scouting the top 10 picks. As per usual

 

same piece of **** owner, different year

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Just now, Csup said:

This team has so many more problems than just QB

Oh **** no..all we heard last year is how bad Cousins sucked and was the reason the team lost..Time for all the people that complained to man up

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Just now, Csup said:

This team has so many more problems than just QB

They didn’t trash cousins they trashed his contract wants over the results.

 

smith won’t be on the team next year if he keeps this up

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3 minutes ago, zskins said:

Damn it Richardson.. just run straight for the 1st down...ugh

 

Yep. Cut right and you fall for the first. 

Instead we throw an int. 

 

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2 Horrible reads and throws from Alex.

 

I would love for Jay to trust his vet QB to call a few plays out of hurry up.

 

No, not McCoy.

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Just now, Voice_of_Reason said:

No we have to pay him for 4 years.

 

We won’t watch him for that long.

So just a crippling contract to not address millions of other needs

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1 minute ago, Csup said:

This team has so many more problems than just QB

 

At least he provided entertainment at points....this **** is unwatchable.

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A NFL QB Has to be able to stretch the field, especially one you are paying 70 million to, Come on guys this is 2018 save that game manager stuff for the 80's & 90's

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