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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. 

       
       

       
       
       
       
       
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Gonna be a lot more dead people next week. 

 

My predictions:

 -Deanna will betray the group and show she was un undercover walker all of this time. (kidding)

- Rick's boo is going to die in the battle with the walkers before Rick can tap that. 

- Her son will try to kill Rick in the midst of the chaos and be killed by Carl.

- Morgan's captive will get free and either kill Morgan or get him killed. 

- Tara, the nurse, Rick's construction buddy, and Gabriel are all going to be walker food. 

- The arrival of Sasha, Abraham, and Daryl will save the remaining survivors. 

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Glenn being alive killed the rest of the episode. I ended up fast forwarding through every scene with Glenn cause he should be dead.

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Glenn being alive killed the rest of the episode. I ended up fast forwarding through every scene with Glenn cause he should be dead.

Don't be mad that they killed you off, Herschel

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Glen for the win. Survivors survive man. I can't wait for next week.

Rick is gonna have to tear some **** up next week.

Would love to know what happened with carol and Morgan.

And I'm over Morgan. When people go soft it's time to get rid of them. Now he's pulling other people into his mess. The wolf is gonna get out and he's gonna kill a bunch of people. You can take that to the bank.

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Let's forget the fact that when Glenn fell his feet were near the dumpster but in this this episode he apparently is headfirst near the dumpster so he can just slide right under and despite 50 walkers being in the area and seeing him under there, they just forgot about him under there after a couple got stabbed in the head.

Actually Im pretty sure his feet were near the dumpster when it panned out at the beginning of this week's episode.

I mean the writers really ****ed us on this one. Just completely ridiculous.

You know what this reminds me of? When I was growing up in Bakersfield, my favorite thing in the whole world was to go to the movies on Saturday afternoons for the Chapter Plays. Anyway, my favorite was Rocketman, and once it was a no breaks chapter. The bad guy stuck him in a car on a mountain road and knocked him out and welded the door shut and tore out the brakes and started him to his death, and he woke up and tried to steer and tried to get out but the car went off a cliff before he could escape! And it crashed and burned and I was so upset and excited, and the next week, you better believe I was first in line.

And they always start with the end of the last week. And there was Rocketman, trying to get out, and here comes the cliff, and just before the car went off the cliff, he jumped free! And all the kids cheered! But I didn't cheer. I stood right up and started shouting. This isn't what happened last week! Have you all got amnesia? They just cheated us! This isn't fair! HE DID'NT GET OUT OF THE **** - A - DOODIE CAR!

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So now they can trap the herd inside the walls of Alexandria?

 

I guess the help from the end of last week was actually from Alexandria and they happen to be in a fuel tanker.  

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Alexandria is done. It'll be hard to salvage it at this point.

 

 

Nothing to it

 

fuel truck arrives and sets fire to one of the out buildings while sounding the horn.

 

move on and set a few more

 

in that time ya can send a party after more vehicles or plug the hole

 

 

 

what lamebrain took every running vehicle away from town btw?

 

Frustrating watching at times

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This show has gotten boring. I just can't care anymore and that's always the problem with episodic stuff like this. Get some characters, a good story arc and get some resolution after a few seasons.

But that's just me. Not trying to rain on anybody's parade.

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Gonna be a lot more dead people next week. 

 

My predictions:

 -Deanna will betray the group and show she was un undercover walker all of this time. (kidding)

- Rick's boo is going to die in the battle with the walkers before Rick can tap that. 

- Her son will try to kill Rick in the midst of the chaos and be killed by Carl.

- Morgan's captive will get free and either kill Morgan or get him killed. 

- Tara, the nurse, Rick's construction buddy, and Gabriel are all going to be walker food. 

- The arrival of Sasha, Abraham, and Daryl will save the remaining survivors.

Good predictions Gamebreaker. I think your last 3 are all gonna happen. I also think the punk kid is going to give the viewers what they have wanted for a long time. Carl finally bites it.

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Why so salty?

It just really bothers me. The threat of a walker was already hanging by an extremely thin thread. I mean last week we have a walker stuck in a damn rock that can't even move and a guy casually walks by and basically unknowingly sticks his forearm in the walkers mouth.

The other walker bites we have are them miraculously sneaking up on people in wooded settings without making a sound despite never being shown to not moan and snarl and not being able to pick their feet up off the ground and essentially having to drag them through leaves.

It just kills it for me. Glenn should have been ripped to shreds in seconds. The only purpose for zombies in a show like this is to put the humans in tense situations and watch them react and handle it and how they change due to this new world. Why this show would go out of its way to intentionally neuter what should be the biggest threat in the series is beyond me. Walkers are the reason other humans are even a threat to begin with. And they killed it.

I don't get it at all.

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A way that I've justified Glenn's escaping is that once dead dude's flesh was ripped open, it was like chum in shark waters for the walkers. They may not have attacked Glenn because they were 'seeing red' for those fresh guts.

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Good predictions Gamebreaker. I think your last 3 are all gonna happen. I also think the punk kid is going to give the viewers what they have wanted for a long time. Carl finally bites it.

 

It's definitely looking like that could be what's coming. I'm not sure they will actually kill Carl though. I could see the Mid-season finale ending with that storyline though.

Walkers are defeated and everything looks like it's going to be ok. Then the camera pans to Ron holding the gun on Carl.. maybe a gunshot before the credits. I'm sure they'll leave us hanging.

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If they kill Carl, they might as well kill Rick cause his character will be lost.


Nothing to it

 

fuel truck arrives and sets fire to one of the out buildings while sounding the horn.

 

move on and set a few more

 

in that time ya can send a party after more vehicles or plug the hole

 

 

 

what lamebrain took every running vehicle away from town btw?

 

Frustrating watching at times

 

I forgot about Daryl and the fuel truck.

But really I don't want to see anybody ever get bit from a walker again. If Glenn can survive that there is no excuse for anybody else.

 

Don't forget about the RPG that they have as well.

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