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      Good afternoon Redskins fans!  I have once again been invited to sit in the relative comfort of the press box and shout my thoughts into the void via this blog.  As you watch the game today and see the rain  pour relentlessly from the heavens, know that I am safe and dry.  Know also that @Spaceman Spiff is out there somewhere, cold and unappreciated, rolling around in the muck trying to capture that perfect picture.  Maybe say a little prayer for his health (or laugh, whatever, I’m not judging you).  Also, be sure not to miss the pictures he posts on this site after each game.     
       
      Before we get into today's Redskins game, I want give some thanks for more positive occurrences in DC sports.  Congrats to the Washington Mystics for winning their first championship.  Congrats go out to the Washington Nationals as well for reaching the world series.  These two teams (along with the Caps) are working hard to change the sports related mood around this town, and we're all happier for it. 
       
      Lets move now into less cheerful topics, namely your Washington Redskins!  Yow know things are going bad, and I mean really dang bad, when your team has gone through three quarterbacks and two coaches and your not even half way through the season.  Today's fresh hell comes in the form of a specter of the our recent past coming to smirk at our misfortune.  Im talking of course of Kyle.  Kyle's spent the week assuring everyone that he isn’t holding a grudge, while very obviously holding a grudge.  “Everything else.”  You know what I’m talking about. 
       
      If all he brought to town were his hurt feelings we wouldn’t have a problem.  Sadly, he’s arrived with an undefeated football team that the NFL says we have to play this week.  This feels entirely unfair. 
       
      My generic key to the game:  Run the ball and stop the run.  The team (spoiler alert: 49ers) that does this today will win.   
       
      Redskins Inactives  
      QB Colt McCoy  
      S Deshazor Everett  
      CB Josh Norman  
      RB Chris THompson  
      LB Josh Harvey-Clemons 
      G Wes Martin  
      TE Vernon Davis  
       
      49ers inactives  
      QB CJ Beathard 
      WR Deebo Samuel  
      CB Ahkello Witherspoon  
      FB Kyle Juszczyk 
      T Mike McGLinchey 
      T Joe Staley 
      DL DJ Jones 
       
      1st Quarter Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers
       
      Callahan wasn’t playing around when he said he wanted to run the ball.  That first drive was all runs, and looked great... right up until they tried to pass the ball.  Hopkins missed the relatively short fied goal, because of course he did.     

      Maybe Quinn isn’t a good choice to be returning punts?  Consider it.    
       
      That second Redskins drive looked more like what we’ve come to expect from this offense.  Run for negative yards, pass dropped, and an unsuccessful screen pass.  A quintessential Redskins three and out. 

      Passing yards this quarter:  Redskins 3. 49ers 9.  Are you not entertained?! 
       
      Half Time Update
      Redskins 0 – 0 49ers 
       
      How happy are you to spend your Sunday afternoon watching this game?  Consider that some people paid money, to sit in a poncho, in the rain, to watch this game. 
       
      It’s now time for those half time adjustments that our beloved skins do so well.  It’s unlikely the second half mirrors the first. 
       
      3rd Quarter Update 
      Redskins 0 – 3 49ers  
       
      Good news, this game will not end in a 0-0 tie.  Those half time adjustments have kicked in as expected and the 49ers have found a way onto the scoreboard in this messy throwback game.  The Redskins have decided to spend the second half collecting holding penalties and sadness.  Mercifully, only one quarter remains. 
       
      End of Game Update 
      Redskins 0 – 9 49ers 
       
      Callahan hasn’t spent much time as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, but he’s already proven that his team can waste 2nd half timeouts like a veteran.  It makes little sense to adopt a strategy that shortens the game when your team is losing, and it makes even less sense when your team is short on time outs.  I’m not really sure what the thinking as late in this game.    
       
      Next week Kirk Cousins!   
       
       

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Hard to say, there's some key games in the AFC.

Raiders 12-1__AFC WEST *DIV: 4-0*

Bengals 9-4 __AFC NORTH *DIV: 4-1*

Jets 10-3_____AFC EAST *DIV: 4-1*

Texans 9-4___AFC SOUTH *DIV: 4-0*

*Wild Card*

Ravens 10-3__AFC NORTH *DIV: 2-2* (Key Game - Week 17: Ravens vs Bengals)

Patriots 10-3__AFC EAST *DIV: 2-2* (Key Game - Week 15: Patriots vs Broncos)

Chiefs 9-4____AFC WEST *DIV: 3-1* (Key Game - Week 16: Raiders vs Chiefs)

---------- Post added November-29th-2011 at 02:10 PM ----------

Wake me in Week 19 :cool2:

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AFC

1. Raiders

2. Jets

3. Bengals

4. Houston

5. Ravens

6. Patriots

Wild Card

Bengals beat the Patriots

Ravens beat the Texans

Divisional

Bengals beat the Jets

Raiders beat the Ravens

AFC Championship

Bengals beat the Raiders

NFC

1. 49ers

2. Panthers

3. Redskins

4. Vikings

5. Cardinals

6. Falcons

Wild Card

Falcons beat Redskins

Cardinals beat Vikings

Divisional

49ers beat Falcons

Cardinals beat Redskins

NFC Championship

49ers beat Cardinals

Super Bowl

Bengals beat 49ers in classic super bowl rivalry

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AFC

1. Raiders

2. Jets

3. Bengals

4. Houston

5. Ravens

6. Patriots

Wild Card

Bengals beat the Patriots

Ravens beat the Texans

Divisional

Bengals beat the Jets

Raiders beat the Ravens

AFC Championship

Bengals beat the Raiders

NFC

1. 49ers

2. Panthers

3. Redskins

4. Vikings

5. Cardinals

6. Falcons

Wild Card

Falcons beat Redskins

Cardinals beat Vikings

Divisional

49ers beat Falcons

Cardinals beat Redskins

NFC Championship

49ers beat Cardinals

Super Bowl

Bengals beat 49ers in classic super bowl rivalry

Lol I take it you're the bengals?

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Does anyone know the tiebreakers in M12? In Madden 11 they did not follow NFL tiebreakers. Pats and I have the same record, but I beat them twice. Just hope I dont get screwed and not win the division if we both win out. I have a better division record but he has a better conference record...

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Winning 1 more division game should lock you in, no?

Jets 10-3_____AFC EAST *DIV: 4-1*

Patriots 10-3__AFC EAST *DIV: 2-2*

---------- Post added November-30th-2011 at 02:32 PM ----------

Correction, as it stands

Jets 11-3_____AFC EAST *DIV: 4-1*

Patriots 10-3__AFC EAST *DIV: 2-2* ------Yet to play week 15 game

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Everyone sleeps on the Dallas Cowboys b/c I traded D.Ware, Witten and Ratliff. Seems I will find my way into the playoffs and with a boatload of draft picks I am primed for next season - even if I don't make a run at the Lombardi!

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