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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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Maybe this was discussed but there's a few questions I can't get my head around and haven't had a chance to watch the episode prior...

How did Michonne know where the prison was? I don't recall Glenn telling her anything about their camp.

Why didn't Michonne tell Rick about Merl and the "brother" he is looking for? While being locked up in the prison I could understand her fear of torture to get information, but you would think that knowledge is important before they go back into the Governers town...

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---------- Post added November-27th-2012 at 05:57 PM ----------

Maybe this was discussed but there's a few questions I can't get my head around and haven't had a chance to watch the episode prior...

How did Michonne know where the prison was? I don't recall Glenn telling her anything about their camp.

Why didn't Michonne tell Rick about Merl and the "brother" he is looking for? While being locked up in the prison I could understand her fear of torture to get information, but you would think that knowledge is important before they go back into the Governers town...

Michonne knew because when she was hiding behind the car, she heard Glenn say it was a straight shot down the road. Maggie also mentioned the prison when she told glen to grab that duck. Michonne also mentioned all of this in the last episode...

As far as your second question, not sure. Maybe she simply doesn't think the 'brother' could be a part of their camp - odds would be too slim...

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Season 3 has been awesome, cool to see the transformations the characters have gone through. Hell of a buildup to the mid season finale this coming Sunday. Can't WAIT to see the Governor get inevitably murked out, and I'm so tired of Andrea, she needs to go too.

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Dude...after what he did to poor Maggie, I'm ready for the Governor to die a painful death.

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Thanks to netflix, I started this show 3 weeks ago and am done with seasons 1 and 2. Third season isn't on netflix and I want to get caught up. If anyone knows where season 3 is online please let me know

thanks

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Thanks to netflix, I started this show 3 weeks ago and am done with seasons 1 and 2. Third season isn't on netflix and I want to get caught up. If anyone knows where season 3 is online please let me know

thanks

I'm sure they'll be re-running the first half of this season during the break.

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Thanks to netflix, I started this show 3 weeks ago and am done with seasons 1 and 2. Third season isn't on netflix and I want to get caught up. If anyone knows where season 3 is online please let me know

thanks

They're showing all the episodes before the mid-season finale on Sunday.

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Thanks to netflix, I started this show 3 weeks ago and am done with seasons 1 and 2. Third season isn't on netflix and I want to get caught up. If anyone knows where season 3 is online please let me know

thanks

Season 3 is on Amazon Instant Video for $1.99 per episode. That is where I caught up on Season 3.

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Dude...after what he did to poor Maggie, I'm ready for the Governor to die a painful death.

At least he didn't rape her like I suspected he would. I was hoping Glen would kill him there on the spot.

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I guess it's the sign of a great show that I'm always so disappointed when I look at the clock and see there's only like 10 minutes left towards the end of the show.

My prediction (100% spoiler free- I have no idea what happens in comics or message board speculation, etc)- Andrea chooses the Gov, Darryl kills Merle

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I guess it's the sign of a great show that I'm always so disappointed when I look at the clock and see there's only like 10 minutes left towards the end of the show.

My prediction (100% spoiler free- I have no idea what happens in comics or message board speculation, etc)- Andrea chooses the Gov, Darryl kills Merle

I don't do spoilers either...but I think next episode ends something like Merle and Darryl finally seeing eachother and Merle says something like "Hey there baby brother" - END.

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I don't do spoilers either...but I think next episode ends something like Merle and Darryl finally seeing eachother and Merle says something like "Hey there baby brother" - END.

Not sure I'd be satisfied with that cliffhanger, depending on what happens before that in the episode.

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I guess it's the sign of a great show that I'm always so disappointed when I look at the clock and see there's only like 10 minutes left towards the end of the show.

Same here!

@ SF07, i'm with ya. After he got free and killed the one walker, I thought Glen was gonna come barging in and off that sick ****.

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I don't do spoilers either...but I think next episode ends something like Merle and Darryl finally seeing eachother and Merle says something like "Hey there baby brother" - END.

I think Merle will be on the verge of killing Rick when Darryl shoots him from behind. Merle turns, see it was Darryl, falls to the ground and dies. Cut to Rick, looking at Darryl in shock. Cut to Darryl looking more purposeful and stoic than broken up about it, then running off to continue the fight. Rick runs to join him. End.

Edited by Bliz

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Rick and Daryl will appear to be on the brink of initiating a romantic relationship with each other at the end, to be continued next season. Rick doesn't want to be alone and Daryl admires him as a killing machine and leader.

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i could definitely see them showing us a scene at the end of sunday's episode where Daryl and Merle find each other, make eye contact, and then fake to black.

see ya in February. :ols:

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Andrea, like Lori, Carl and dude who had his guts ripped out on the farm, is annoying. It's pretty amazing that I like a show that has so many unlikeable characters.

---------- Post added December-2nd-2012 at 09:36 PM ----------

And turdlet, aka Carl, needs a haircut. I don't know why it bothers me, but it does.

---------- Post added December-2nd-2012 at 09:41 PM ----------

Pretty intense episode.

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Did it not show Daryl running through the woods in the preview for the second half of the season? I guess he makes it out of there alive

---------- Post added December-2nd-2012 at 10:05 PM ----------

i could definitely see them showing us a scene at the end of sunday's episode where Daryl and Merle find each other, make eye contact, and then fake to black.

see ya in February. :ols:

You were pretty close

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Did it not show Daryl running through the woods in the preview for the second half of the season? I guess he makes it out of there alive

I hope so 'cuz if they kill off Daryl I swear to God I'll walk away from this freekin show

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