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      We’re still doing this?  Absolutely!  Despite all the compelling reasons to just let everyone go home and enjoy and extended offseason, this is not an option.  The games must be played, and therefore we the long-suffering fans will feel compelled to watch.  Even games no reasonable football fan would choose to watch like, for example, today’s Redskins Jets game.   

      Today’s convergence of sadness features the 30th ranked scoring offense (Jets 14.4 ppg) versus the 32nd (Redskins 12.0 ppg).  The first team to 15 wins!  With no playoff aspirations the compelling story lines for this game are largely limited to watching young players (hopefully) develop.  Dwayne Haskins gets his first home start and Derrius Guice is back from injury.   
       
      My, reasonable, goals for today’s game:  
      1- Score a touchdown 
      2- Score more than 17 points.   
      3- Haskins throws for 200 yards or more with no interceptions  
      4- Guice runs the ball at least 10 times and finishes at 3.5 yards per carry and healthy.  
       
      Hoping for a win at this point feels like setting myself up for disappointment, so I’m happy to settle for an entertaining loss.  
       
      Special thanks to @pez for some excellent Guinness beef stew.  If you absolutely have to stand in a frozen parking lot at 9am, the best place to do it is at the Extremeskins Tailgate with Pez and @Huly.  Great fans, great people. 
       
      The Redskins have declared for the following players as inactive: 
      Paul Richardson  
      Colt McCoy 
      Deshazor Everett 
      Chris Thompson  
      Ross Pierschbacher 
      Vernon Davis  
      Tim Settle  
       
      The Jets declared the following players as inactive  
      Nate Hairston  
      Darryl Roberts  
      Paul Worrilow 
      Matthias Farley  
      CJ Mosley  
      Jordan Willis  
      Leo Koloamatangi 
       
      1st Quarter - Redskins 0 - 6 Jets
      If you wanted to sit in the cold and watch a football game with some Jets fans at FedEx, but were worried that there were not enough seats available, I have good news.  There’s plenty of space available, so come on down and prove you’re a real fan by sitting though this in person.
       
      Jets dominated the 1st quarter even though they only scored 6 points.  The reason being that Washington managed only 13 yards of offense and a single first down.  
       
      Question: Is it still a check down pass if the QB never looks at anyone else?
       
      2nd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      The Jets have achieved an insurmountable 13 point lead early in the 2nd quarter.  All hope is lost.

      Is there a more perfect example of the Redskins offense than their first scoring drive in the 2nd quarter?  Interception gives the Redskins the ball on the Jets 16 yard line.  They proceed to march 10 yards backwards before kicking a field goal from the Jets 26.  It's perfect.  Two or three more field goals we can call it a day. 

      The Jets score again and if feels like they are are just piling on at this point.  Three touchdowns in the first half for them, just three points for the redskins.  Our streak of no touchdowns has now extended to 15 quarters. 
       
      3rd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      There is a spider slowly descending from the ceiling in the press box and it's the most interesting thing that's happened during the third quarter of this game. 
       
      I have decided to allow the spider to live, provided it does not touch me.  I'm off to get some more caffeine. 

      4th Quarter - Redskins 17 - 34 Jets
      The first wave of Redskins fans, the few that are here, started streaming towards the exits after that 4th Jets touchdown.  As if the Jets didn't have this game wrapped up in the 2nd quarter. 
       
      Jet have now more than doubled their average points per game and have matched their season high of 34 points (and they missed two field goals in this game). 
       
      TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS!  THE DROUGHT IT OVER!  Guice took a short pass from Haskins  all the way to the house.  2 point conversion is successful on a pass from Haskins to Quinn. 
       
      The Redskins score another touchdown!  This feels like an embarrassment of riches, even if we are still certain to lose this game. 
       
      End of Game.
       
      Let's review those reasonable goals I mentioned earlier:
       
      1- Success.
      2- Close enough, I'm counting it
      3- Haskins did throw for over 200, but unfortunately did have an interception. 
      4- Guice was not given the opportunity to run the ball ten times today.  He did however score on a 45 yard TD pass and finish the game healthy.  I'll take it.
       
      Even though the Redskins lost, it was good to see the offense show some faint signs of life and end the streak of games without a TD.  The team looked competitive for much of the second half, and perhaps they could have made this a fun game if they carried that same energy throughout.  It was good to see Guice and Mclaurin show out today.  I think both of them have a future with this team that I look forward to seeing. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
RenegadeTK

Paloffs is Now: 2007(merged)

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well guys, unlike some people on this board, i refuse to go quietly into the night. if we win out the rest of our games, we still have a good chance of making the playoffs this year. and i still believe we have it in us to beat everyone on our schedule.

minus the pats game, all of our L's have come down to the wire. now it's a matter of just winning those games, rather than letting them be taken from us.

this is what being a fan is about. our playoff run begins against the Bears tomorrow. rally behind your team!

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Hail to the Redskins! :logo:

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If we win out our chances are great. We already have tie breakers vs. Arizona and Detroit who both have tought schedules ahead of them. Minnesota has a fairly easy schedule from this point on and are coming on hot. But a loss to use would give us the tie breaker there as well. I can't say I'm confident in us winning out but I'll be cheering till the end regardless.

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stop saying paloffs youre sucha message board geek. PWN3D right bra! losers

stop posting in threads where you cant offer a legitamite thought or opinion

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So question...

was "paloffs" coined here? by who and where? I searched the board and the earliest was "paloffs is now" thread from 2005. Is that all there is too it? really?

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So question...

was "paloffs" coined here? by who and where? I searched the board and the earliest was "paloffs is now" thread from 2005. Is that all there is too it? really?

yeah.... as far as i know

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So question...

was "paloffs" coined here? by who and where? I searched the board and the earliest was "paloffs is now" thread from 2005. Is that all there is too it? really?

It made us all laugh at the time, especially since we actually got to the paloffs.

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The way the NFC conference is at this point in the season, 7-9 would qualify for a sixth seed. We have to win our remaining games and hope those teams who are in the same boat as us lose out.

There is no reason why we should be 5-7 heading into the 13th week of the season. We should at the very least be 7-5. We start off moderately at best in games, then once the 3rd quarter starts, we show our jeckle and Hyde side. Inconsistency and poor execution is the reason why we're not a winning team right now. But then again, 9-7 is reachable.

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We also need a lil' help to get into the paloffs, even if we win out.

A loss from the Cards, Lions, Saints and the Panthers.

The Cards and Lions need to have a loss for us to have the same W-L and thus take the head-to-head tie breaker.

If we beat the Vikings, we'll own the head-to-head over them.

The Saints and the Panthers have a better NFC record than us- which would award them the tie breaker.

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We also need a lil' help to get into the paloffs, even if we win out.

A loss from the Cards, Lions, Saints and the Panthers.

The Cards and Lions need to have a loss for us to have the same W-L and thus take the head-to-head tie breaker.

If we beat the Vikings, we'll own the head-to-head over them.

The Saints and the Panthers have a better NFC record than us- which would award them the tie breaker.

i have faith that the cards and lions will take care of themselves. losing fitz, boldin and williams respectively puts them at a serious disadvantage to begin with

i dont believe the panthers can go too far with vinny at the helm. surely they will lose to jax this weekend

the saints still have games against philly and chicago (soldier fields closer, i believe), so im sure they will drop one of those games

and we will beat the vikings

i know everyone hates speculation. but the ball is in our court in my opinion. win out, and we are headed to the post-season

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well guys, unlike some people on this board, i refuse to go quietly into the night. :notworthy

if we win out the rest of our games, we still have a good chance of making the playoffs this year. and i still believe we have it in us to beat everyone on our schedule. :point2sky

minus the pats game, all of our L's have come down to the wire. now it's a matter of just winning those games, rather than letting them be taken from us. :doh:

this is what being a fan is about. our playoff run begins against the Bears tomorrow. rally behind your team!:wavetowel :wavetowel :jump: :jump: :wavetowel :wavetowel

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Hail to the Redskins! :logo:

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BELIEVE PEOPLE!!!! BELIEVE!!!!!

Man, would it be great if we could pull this off after everything that has been going on!

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How come in the beginning of the season we won all of those "close games"; (ie. vs. Philly #1, vs. Cards, vs. Jets) but now we can't seem to win them?

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How come in the beginning of the season we won all of those "close games"; (ie. vs. Philly #1, vs. Cards, vs. Jets) but now we can't seem to win them?

with the loss of half of our starting secondary, we just cant stop the pass in the second half as well as we were before

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