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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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2 minutes ago, StillUnknown said:

why didn't they foul?

 

not used to a Spurs team doing something completely stupid

You’re right, but fouling wouldn’t have saved them.  They were down two possessions with like 20 seconds left. The nuggets would have had to completely choke at the line.  That last shot Murray hit ended the spurs.

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Just now, Destino said:

You’re right, but fouling wouldn’t have saved them.  They were down two possessions with like 20 seconds left. The nuggets would have had to completely choke at the line.  That last shot Murray hit ended the spurs.

 

true, but you have to give yourself the chance at least. the way the played it, gave them none

 

 

 

its almost like they weren't aware of the score, the commentator either

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18 minutes ago, Mr. Sinister said:

 

Definitely feels like the wrong team won (and I say that very rarely)

 

Its nice to see an area not get their heart ripped out, I guess.  That was a mercy miracle if ever there was one not losing that game.

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Celtics are selling out to wall off Giannis but the rest of the Bucks aren’t hitting shots.  Bucks can’t win if that continues.

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Now they're picking it up.  Actually considering this game is tied with Giannis only scoring one field goal, that's pretty good for the Bucks.  Bud is going to get Giannis going after the half, he makes good adjustments.

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Free throws keeping the bucks in it.  Celtics are shooting north of 50%, Bucks under 40%.  Bucks are lucky to only be down 2

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1 hour ago, Mr. Sinister said:

This is going 7

 

Really depends if Gannis can break through the attempts to limit him.  If any team has the smarts and depth to take a single player out the game, Boston can.  Looks like Stevens has everyone in single file line up there right now.

2 minutes ago, Dr. Do Itch Big said:

I can’t stand Boston. 

Curious, why?

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25 minutes ago, Dr. Do Itch Big said:

I don’t know what the Bucks can do different. They can hit more shots but it was a 20 point game. 

 

they really need Brogdon for this series

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36 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

Curious, why?

 

I'm just gonna be honest.... Penis envy. They have more than me, and gave rebounded from their triumvirate better than my team. They were led by an MVP  calibre player,  who basically exploded, and they got better afterwards.

 

I just can't be happy about any of that.  Not at all.

 

 

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Nene is still playin?  Amazing, looking like Blacula with no grey hair neither.

1 minute ago, Mr. Sinister said:

I just can't be happy about any of that.  Not at all.

 

At least your honest.  I like well coached basketball teams, I would've followed Celtics/Spurs if I left the Wizards, gone to games they in town.

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I’m surprised by how much complaining Draymond Green gets away with afterbeing hit with a tech.  Most players would be tossed if they just ignored it like he does and kept screaming.

 

 

1 hour ago, Dr. Do Itch Big said:

I don’t know what the Bucks can do different. They can hit more shots but it was a 20 point game. 

Play defense.  They let the Celtics shoot 54%.  

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Kerr has never learned to hide Curry on defense.  He coached his way to a loss in the finals against Lebron by letting Lebron pick his defender (Curry) any time he wanted.  

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Those kinda fouls that refs call should be able to be challenged. Really bad for the NBA to have that nonsense called. Talking about Harden hooked the guys arm and there being no contact. 

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