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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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I just now read that not only is this game at Home at FexEx, but its also on Monday Night.

ACcording to the Washington Post Monday Night Is the Saddest night at least going back to 1998.

I had thought that it was just Jay Gruden who was bad on Monday Night, but then I saw that we are 1 and 15? in the last 16 attempts?  1 and 16 if you go back to 1998?

I knew I felt miserable after losing to the cowpokes at home the way we did, but someone please, tell me, is there anything at all on this team, this week, that I can be optimistic about? 

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Theres a few things this team does well. Or adequate. Or just only kinda awful really, but monday night football at home is not one of them. 

 

Grudens week 1 team can always smoke the Monday at fed ex team. 

 

Losing at home at night is as guaranteed as us running the ball slowly on first down.

 

If you need something to be optimistic about, at least the entire leagues complete fan base will know how bad this franchise is and we wont have to explain it to fans of semi competitive franchises any more.

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2-16 on MNF in the history of the stadium . That is mind-boggling. And most of the games the Skins have been blown out. 

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tickets are selling for like $25 on the secondary market.  Ugh I can't even give mine away....

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2 minutes ago, Howie411 said:

tickets are selling for like $25 on the secondary market.  Ugh I can't even give mine away....

Club seats can be had for under $50 on Stubhub, and that includes fees. And we're still talking four days before the game. 

 

I might consider going but don't want to pay for a parking pass. If I took Metro, wouldn't I have to leave the game pretty early to catch a train?

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46 minutes ago, hail2skins said:

2-16 on MNF in the history of the stadium . That is mind-boggling. And most of the games the Skins have been blown out. 

Pretty sure it’s 1-16. Not 2-16. Slow down we’re not THAT good :P 

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****ing prime time game. Will have to avoid the score and watch it after work on Tuesday. Don't think it's worth altering my sleep pattern to stay up for, somehow.

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53 minutes ago, hail2skins said:

2-16 on MNF in the history of the stadium . That is mind-boggling. And most of the games the Skins have been blown out. 

 

6 minutes ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

Pretty sure it’s 1-16. Not 2-16. Slow down we’re not THAT good :P 

 

Either way, this is absolutely PATHETIC!!! 

 

You would think with home field advantage, even with a team as terrible as ours has been, the record would hover close to 500.

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1 hour ago, Veretax said:

I knew I felt miserable after losing to the cowpokes at home the way we did, but someone please, tell me, is there anything at all on this team, this week, that I can be optimistic about? 

 

Absolutely nothing. 

 

The team is a soulless, gutless, classless, barren wasteland of ineptitude. Any individual on the team who does NOT fall under that category - and there are a few - is still, inevitably, swallowed up by it. 

 

Sorry. 

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2 minutes ago, hatchetwound said:

 

You would think with home field advantage, even with a team as terrible as ours has been, the record would hover close to 500.

 

Home field advantage, that's a good one. 😂

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Chicago's less than elite offense will torch us and no one will be fired.. This is a Redskins reboot. 

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18 minutes ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

Pretty sure it’s 1-16. Not 2-16. Slow down we’re not THAT good :P 

 

It's actually 2-16 at FedEx...the 1-16 stat starts in 1998 for some weird reason. FedEx was open for bidniz in 1997. Bad either way, but that's why the other guy said 2-16.

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1 hour ago, hail2skins said:

2-16 on MNF in the history of the stadium . That is mind-boggling. And most of the games the Skins have been blown out. 

 

The only reason we hang in vs anyone is because nobody gets up for us... put us on a MNF & you eliminate our lone advantage. 

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10 minutes ago, Califan007 said:

 

It's actually 2-16 at FedEx...the 1-16 stat starts in 1998 for some weird reason. FedEx was open for bidniz in 1997. Bad either way, but that's why the other guy said 2-16.

2-16? Only one i can think of was.....redskins vs giants 2012. What was the other win?

 

from a list of MNF history in the NFL 1990’s to present, only other one i can see that we won was against the jets 16-13 in 2003. Except that was a Thursday night, so i dont think that would count as MNF....would it?

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21 minutes ago, RFK Lives said:

 

Home field advantage, that's a good one. 😂

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But our fans apthatic approach is fairly new.   But it wasn't ALWAYS like this.  The sell out streak just ended last year.  For YEARS we had the highest attendance in the league.  So yeah, now our stadium is basically a host destination for opposing fans.  But this is, for the most part (vs Pittsburgh 2008 MNF aside), a new development.

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1 hour ago, Howie411 said:

tickets are selling for like $25 on the secondary market.  Ugh I can't even give mine away....

 

1 hour ago, hail2skins said:

Club seats can be had for under $50 on Stubhub, and that includes fees. And we're still talking four days before the game. 

 

I might consider going but don't want to pay for a parking pass. If I took Metro, wouldn't I have to leave the game pretty early to catch a train?

If tickets are the cheap and Snyder really is "Just a fan who wants to win", why doesn't he just buy the remaining tickets so we don't get taken over again.

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I posted in the prediction thread that I was leaning toward picking the Skins until I realized it was a Monday night game. 

19 minutes ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

2-16? Only one i can think of was.....redskins vs giants 2012. What was the other win?

 

from a list of MNF history in the NFL 1990’s to present, only other one i can see that we won was against the jets 16-13 in 2003. Except that was a Thursday night, so i dont think that would count as MNF....would it?

 

 

Was the "Brunell to Moss" game against the Cowboys a Monday night game? (Maybe Sunday night? Not sure.)

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19 minutes ago, Cooleyfan1993 said:

2-16? Only one i can think of was.....redskins vs giants 2012. What was the other win?

 

from a list of MNF history in the NFL 1990’s to present, only other one i can see that we won was against the jets 16-13 in 2003. Except that was a Thursday night, so i dont think that would count as MNF....would it?

 

It was against Dallas...21-16 win at home.

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7 minutes ago, Califan007 said:

 

It was against Dallas...21-16 win at home.

No ****? Hmm. What year was that?

 

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It truly is a sad state when the fans in the area won't go with a free ticket, sadly defines this team right now.

 

I live in Philly and was contemplating taking a half day monday/half day tuesday and going because it's so cheap, and being solo!  But this just is an example of the frustration from the fans.

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4 minutes ago, Califan007 said:

 

1997:

oh. 1997. Weird that the stat is only from 1998 to now though, as you said. Probably why i didnt look at the 1997 MNF games list. 

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