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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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Redskins vs Giants Prediction Thread: Meltdown in the Meadowlands Metlife Stadium?

Who wins the game?  

133 members have voted

  1. 1. Who will win, the 1st place team or the last place team?

    • Washington Redskins
    • New York Giants
    • Tie between worst and first.


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Welp, Im now predicting this will be 31-14.  The Giants have a bad offense, and they just traded 2 of their better defensive players.  Trap game, Smap game, Clap game, dont care, if we cant beat a team reeling like this Gruden should be immediately fired after the game.

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Even though the Redskins should outplay a 1-6 team, why will I feel nervous through out the whole game?

 

Redskins - 27

Mara's Pitifuls - 19 (Shurmur goes for another 2 pointer)

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This game should worry me, but it doesn't.  

 

Skins should push them around.  Don't let Atlanta game fool ya, they don't have a good dline.  Eli gonna be running for his life.

 

Skins roll 31-9.

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37 minutes ago, skinsfan35yrs. said:

27-23 Gnats. I am not even close to being sold on this team and our lack of 2nd production worries me

There's the reverse psychology we need!

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46 minutes ago, illone said:

This game should worry me, but it doesn't.  

 

Skins should push them around.  Don't let Atlanta game fool ya, they don't have a good dline.  Eli gonna be running for his life.

 

Brings up a good point. We usually have difficulty with mobile QB's, even when our defense is good, like this one...

But Eli is one of the least mobile QB's in the league, I believe.

He should get wrapped up quite often.

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Think this will be a repeat of the Panthers game. The offense comes out play well early, then they hold on for dear life.  23-17 

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 Oh, ****!

I see many of you talking about how the Giants are in 'fire sale' mode, and how that's going to benefit the Redskins

 

I'm not liking this one damn bit; you know why? Look at this from all angles and you'll see how this can be a big negative against the Redskins.

1. Whoever is filling in for the players that were traded away could very well be unknowns to the coaching staff, therefore there may not be any info on the player; whether he's good at pass rushing, a dirty player, etc etc, so game planning against them might be difficult.

2. The Giants are rivals, and we all know how rival games can be viewed as a win but the game turns out totally different.

3. Eli & co. have much better WRs than the Redskins, and their RB is no slouch, and all it would take is for them to get on a roll and the Redskins could be down 14 or more.

4. The coaching staff may play some different players, so there might not be any game film on them; they could be evaluating players, and a player looking to make a team will play his ass off.

5. The Giants could take the Rex Grossman approach; **** it and go deep. They may very well say the hec with trying to manage the game, and just go into an aerial assault. They have nothing to lose, they're not making the playoffs, so who better to go crazy on than the 1st place team in their division.

 

As I said, on paper it doesn't even look to be a somewhat close game, but that's why they play the game. I would not be surprised to see them going all-out to win the game, and you shouldn't either.

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I can not grasp how folks that are really optimistic about this team “don’t feel good” about this game.  I understand the history.  But this is the absolute worst Giants team we’ve seen in a long time.  What more of a gift could the Giants give to the Redskins, who can only win by running the football, than to trade Snacks this week?

 

If the Skins find some way to lose to this team, they are absolutely not who you think they are.

 

I’m much less optimistic than most of you, and can’t find a reason the Skins should lose to this team.

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2 hours ago, skins island connection said:

Oh, ****!

I see many of you talking about how the Giants are in 'fire sale' mode, and how that's going to benefit the Redskins

 

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5. The Giants could take the Rex Grossman approach; **** it and go deep. They may very well say the hec with trying to manage the game, and just go into an aerial assault. They have nothing to lose, they're not making the playoffs, so who better to go crazy on than the 1st place team in their division.

 

 

 

And probably quite a few 4th down attempts.

They're always going to be in 4-down territory pretty much.

They have little to lose.

You're right - a bad team is actually a very dangerous team in many ways.

Almost like in wartime, the scariest enemies are the kamikaze guys who aren't at all afraid to die.

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Listen, we’re the Skins playing in NJ. That’s a house of horrors.

 

BUT dammit, they suck and just literally waved the white flag on the season. IF we truly are a good team, we win and honestly, win big. So despite all the history, I’m going in optimistic 

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Redskins 24

Giants 13

 

Until I see otherwise, I don't thin our offense will put up a lot of points. I figure will go up 17-0 in the first half. Lay an egg in the 3rd quarter as usual. The Giants make it 17-13 Skins. We'll get a TD in the fourth quarter and win 24-13. With Snacks being traded to Detroit, I see AP having a big day even if they load the box. The Bama boys have been solid all season and Kerrigan seems to be coming to life. I think Eli is going to get hit a lot.

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I’d like to look at this from your perspective and say that you can’t trust the Skins in games like this because they’ve followed up so many good hard fought victories with stumbling bumbling bad losses.  However, I must say this.  How in the hell does Pat Shurmur have a head coaching job?  If the Redskins don’t sack Eli at least 5 times and deflect at least one floundering pass into the air for an interception I’d actually be rather surprised.  I’m gonna go ahead and say...

 

Redskins 19 Giants 17 

 

Skins sack Eli in the back corner of his own end zone to win it.  Or at least Matt Ioannidis will fling a blocking RB 5 yards into Eli knocking him clear to the back of the end zone FO DA WIN ?

 

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9 hours ago, OVCChairman said:

 

 

I shouldnt be, but i'm nervous.  I'll be even more nervous if we find out Lauletta is starting, because in the past we've found a way to hand games like this over.  

I think he plays the 2nd half and Eli begins retirement. My opinion. 

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The fact that we're only one point favorites ought to be a good indicator as to why the less optimistic among us are worried about this game.

Under no circumstance of any kind should a division leading 4 and 2 team be one point favorites to a 1 and 6 team having a fire sale on defense. 

Vegas knows the history of the Redskins as much as we do.

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This has trap game written all over it.  We need to score touchdowns early.  It's almost a toss up, but being in NY makes me lean towards a loss here.  Vegas has us favored by 1 point.  

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6 minutes ago, Koolblue13 said:

If we knock Eli out for good, that'll be our 3 biggest QB rivals who's careers we've singlehandedly ruined.

Realllly? Who are the other two? 

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