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

Who wins the game?  

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  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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8 hours ago, BRAVEONTHEWARPATH93 said:

We’re making this way deeper than it needs to be.

 

if we are the good team we claim to be, we win. 

 

Its that simple 

Spoken in the words of our legendary coach, we need to fight our guts out.  We can't even for a minute think this one is going to be easy.  We need to get on top of them early and never lift off the gas petal.

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Here's the thing about this game.  I am picking the 'Skins to win.  Something along the lines of a 23-17 type game.

 

However, until this offense can finish drives and score more points, it is hard not to feel uneasy about every game, especially divisional games on the road.

 

The Dallas game, the 'Skins pushed the Cowboys physically all over the field the entire game. With the exception of 1 busted coverage, it was borderline domination, but because the offense couldn't put the game away, it ended up close and coming down to a missed FG.


Now, overall the Giants are a worse team than Dallas, but I think ODBJr & Barkley are better than the combo of Zeke/Any Cowboys WR.  So I am not putting it outside the realm of possibility that the Giants will rip a big play here and there.  It will be up to the 'Skins offense to pour on enough points that the game doesn't come down a single busted coverage.

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Staying the course... predicting a Giants win... with a similar score as that dreadful loss in week 17 1/1

 

No pressure, nothing to lose, us all high on our horse....

 

NY Go fer 2 Giants 29, Skins 20. 

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34 - 17 Redskins.  We get better in the red zone this weekend.  Would love to see our WR1 get a td and Perine to get about 5-7 touches.

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Stupid fact of the day!

Eli has worse numbers against the Redskins then either the Cowboys or Eagles, but the Giants seem to always find a way to win.

 

Vs Team     Record     Comp %     Yards     TD's     INT's     Rate

Redskins     18-9          57.6%        6179      29        25          78.0

Cowboys     13-15        62.5%        6953      50        28          89.5

Eagles         10-19        59.2%        7494      51        33          83.9

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Giants' Alec Ogletree: Ruled out for Week 8

 

https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/football/news/giants-alec-ogletree-ruled-out-for-week-8/

 

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Averaging 6.9 tackles per game both this season and for his career, Ogletree has played every snap on defense through the first seven weeks. His workload will be covered by some combination of B.J. Goodson, Nathan Stupar and Tae Davis, which is a minor dose of good news for Washington's Alex Smith and Adrian Peterson.

 

Another starting defensive player out for this week.

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27 minutes ago, Audible_Red40 said:

Giants' Alec Ogletree: Ruled out for Week 8

 

https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/football/news/giants-alec-ogletree-ruled-out-for-week-8/

 

  

 Another starting defensive player out for this week.

The Gints are in full on tank mode at this point.  It wouldn't surprise me if they just have Eli throw it right to Josh Norman for the pick 6.  Anything to secure that #1 overall selection.

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Oh man. Literally everything is playing out to be a huge redskins win...this is strange. These things never happen for us.

 

are the football gods on our side this year? ? 

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1 minute ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

Oh man. Literally everything is playing out to be a huge redskins win...this is strange. These things never happen for us.

 

are the football gods on our side this year? ? 

Shhhhhhh...Don't jinx it.  

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27 minutes ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

Oh man. Literally everything is playing out to be a huge redskins win...this is strange. These things never happen for us.

 

are the football gods on our side this year? ? 

 

Means the Skins will lose, final week of 2016 all over again. 

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Crowder is out

 

Dunbar is questionable, practiced on side field today

 

Among the other players listed as questionable remain running back Chris Thompson (ribs/knee) and wide receiver Paul Richarson Jr. (shoulder/knee). Both of them missed last week’s game against Dallas but have been practicing this week and their chances to play Sunday seem hopeful.

“We're playing it by ear,” Gruden said when it came to Thompson. “We've game planned as if he's going to play like we have the last couple weeks but we'll get a better feel [Friday] for red zone day and Saturday morning. But, we're hopeful, fingers crossed. But ultimately, it's going to be up to him and Larry [Head Athletic Trainer Larry Hess]."

 

When it comes to Richardson, Gruden seemed more optimistic.

“He's got some good work in and so we are hopeful that he will be ready to go,” Gruden said. “But again, he's the type of guy we have to really keep a close eye on the day after a good day’s work and make sure he's good to go. He's a tough guy really, really tough. He wants to play all the time but we have to do what we think is right for him and obviously for this football team."

 

Linebacker Zach Brown missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with flu-like symptoms, but was able to return to the field on Friday. He's in line to play Sunday.

 

https://www.redskins.com/news/wasvsnyg-injury-report-quinton-dunbar-questionable-jamison-crowder-out

 

 

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1 hour ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

Oh man. Literally everything is playing out to be a huge redskins win...this is strange. These things never happen for us.

 

are the football gods on our side this year? ? 

This is what Ive been saying..kinda..over in the conspiracy theory thread...but I think ya have a good point.

2 hours ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

This is Alex's coming out party !

380+..4 tds..I can see it.. Malcolm Floyd gets game ball..

3 hours ago, RandyHolt said:

Staying the course... predicting a Giants win... with a similar score as that dreadful loss in week 17 1/1

 

No pressure, nothing to lose, us all high on our horse....

 

NY Go fer 2 Giants 29, Skins 20. 

Jus when everyone starts getting along..

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I like Keim but I think Snacks has a point here.  I re-watched the last Redskins-Giants game on coaches tape in the off season and the Redskins almost went completely outside zone with their runs to avoid him.  Snacks is a beast.

 

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??? how many 3rd down runs? Or how many of them came directly at me or anywhere near me? Think with your brain John...cool numbers though bro.

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According to @ESPNStatsInfo the Giants allowed 5.19 yards per carry on 117 run plays when Damon Harrison was on the field. Allowed 2.75 on 69 runs without Harrison on the field... (Last year: 3.89 when he was on the field.). Why? Dunno. Point is: Don't assume this cripples NY
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3 hours ago, Why am I Mr. Pink? said:

 

 

Among the other players listed as questionable remain running back Chris Thompson (ribs/knee) and wide receiver Paul Richarson Jr. (shoulder/knee). Both of them missed last week’s game against Dallas but have been practicing this week and their chances to play Sunday seem hopeful.

“We're playing it by ear,” Gruden said when it came to Thompson. “We've game planned as if he's going to play like we have the last couple weeks but we'll get a better feel [Friday] for red zone day and Saturday morning. But, we're hopeful, fingers crossed. But ultimately, it's going to be up to him and Larry [Head Athletic Trainer Larry Hess]."

 

 

I put that Thompson injury on Alex Smith so that's the one injury where I am not sympathetic as to him missing weapons.  That lob pass to Thompson in front of the red zone with a Saints player draped right behind him -- came off outright cruel.  I know it wasn't intentional but i thought that was a dumb pass and even more frustrating was that it was done when the game was already out of hand. 

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1 hour ago, skins island connection said:

 

 Yes, too much starch and being lactose intolerant...

Heyyy now..how'd ya know I was lactose intolerant

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2 minutes ago, Malapropismic Depository said:

 

Maybe from your sig.

I hear frequent urination is a symptom of lactose intolerance.

What's my sig?.. bakedtater1?

The milk I deliver from the farm is a2 non pasteurized...maybe I should try it

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