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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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Current Ticket Prices for the Patriots game...

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Anyone check the current second hand market for Skins vs Patriots tickets?  Cheapest tickets are starting at $135, this may be slightly higher then the Dallas game.  In comparison the cheapest tickets right now for the 49ers game is $35.     I'm thinking Fedex Field may be overrun by Brady fanboys this weekend....

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A better way to look at this is how many tickets are available for sale. Stubhub only has 6,600 tickets for sale. Which seems low. So either Patriots fans have already bought up all the tickets or redskins fans are planning to use their tickets. Getting late to purchase if you are a Patriots fan unless local.

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There are like 72 season ticket holders left.  And those 72 people typically go to the games.  The rest of the to tickets are just sold week by week.

 

 

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I'm looking at a repeat of the season finale last year. I'd be very surprised if Patriots fans don't outnumber Redskins fans this week.

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6 minutes ago, hail2skins said:

I'm looking at a repeat of the season finale last year. I'd be very surprised if Patriots fans don't outnumber Redskins fans this week.

 

Guaranteed that's the case. What Skins fan, in their right minds, would go to a home game and watch us get blown out by the Patriots when we're 0-4? No Skins fan wants to go to this game.

 

I'd be surprised if you couldn't just walk up to the gate on game day and pick up some tickets for the cost of a 7-11 burrito.

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Slightly off topic but not. I'm going to the Miami game. A few weeks ago the Dolphins/Skins tickets were as low as $17. But suddenly they have jumped to the low to mid to 20s after the Redskins blowout loss to the crappy Giants.

 

Ticket prices are increasing for this particular game because the local market believes the October 13 match-up with the Redskins may be the only win for 2019 Miami Dolphins, a team purposely tanking.

 

How sad is that?

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2 minutes ago, Boss_Hogg said:

Slightly off topic but not. I'm going to the Miami game. A few weeks ago the Dolphins/Skins tickets were as low as $17. But suddenly they have jumped to the low to mid to 20s after the Redskins blowout loss to the crappy Giants.

 

Ticket prices are increasing for this particular game because the local market believes the October 13 match-up with the Redskins may be the only win for 2019 Miami Dolphins, a team purposely tanking.

 

How sad is that?

 

If they gave away special brown bags at the gate, it would help attract some fans.

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1 hour ago, Howie411 said:

Anyone check the current second hand market for Skins vs Patriots tickets?  Cheapest tickets are starting at $135, this may be slightly higher then the Dallas game.  In comparison the cheapest tickets right now for the 49ers game is $35.     I'm thinking Fedex Field may be overrun by Brady fanboys this weekend....

 

This is what I mean that the stadium having no Redskins fans wont matter. If a good enough team shows up, enough tickets will sell to opposing fans that the stupid prices wont even go down.  

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39 minutes ago, Renegade7 said:

 

This is what I mean that the stadium having no Redskins fans wont matter. If a good enough team shows up, enough tickets will sell to opposing fans that the stupid prices wont even go down.  

I remember some players complaining over the last couple of seasons about how many opposing fans show up at home Skins games...these poor dudes on this years team are gonna see that ten-fold. Some of our vets better speak up soon cause this train is not only off the tracks it's about ready to go over the side of the mountain with everyone jumping off. 

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This may also be the last time to see Brady in DC so that has something to do with it. 

 

If if they were the price of the other games I would go watch us get beat down. Might as well see at least 1 good team in that stadium this season. 

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Are we at that point yet where highlight shows start showing redskins fans with paper bags over their heads?

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2 hours ago, ExoDus84 said:

 

Guaranteed that's the case. What Skins fan, in their right minds, would go to a home game and watch us get blown out by the Patriots when we're 0-4? No Skins fan wants to go to this game.

 

I'd be surprised if you couldn't just walk up to the gate on game day and pick up some tickets for the cost of a 7-11 burrito.

There is probably a lot of fans who want to see what a well run organization looks like playing at the Redskins stadium. Plus it could be the last time they might be able to see TB play live.

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2 hours ago, ExoDus84 said:

I'd be surprised if you couldn't just walk up to the gate on game day and pick up some tickets for the cost of a 7-11 burrito.

You’re talking actual cash. No way. The real price is more like half of a moldy ham sammich. Not money. Just the sammich.

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1 hour ago, PartyPosse said:

Are we at that point yet where highlight shows start showing redskins fans with paper bags over their heads?

Yes.

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3 hours ago, PartyPosse said:

Are we at that point yet where highlight shows start showing redskins fans with paper bags over their heads?

 

My dad, who was never into football, would warn us about leaving a pair of tickets visible in your car: someone might bust the window and leave you four more.  🤣

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3 hours ago, Llevron said:

This may also be the last time to see Brady in DC so that has something to do with it. 

 

If if they were the price of the other games I would go watch us get beat down. Might as well see at least 1 good team in that stadium this season. 

 

If I were in town, that's exactly why I would be going. To see the GOAT in person. 

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7 hours ago, PartyPosse said:

Are we at that point yet where highlight shows start showing redskins fans with paper bags over their heads?

 

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Nats next home playoff game is Sunday.  No time has been set yet but it would be glorious if they play at 1pm because I would like to believe that nobody would be dumb enough to watch the Redskins get pulverized.  But we do have those pesky Skins/Orioles fans 😂

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13 hours ago, PartyPosse said:

Are we at that point yet where highlight shows start showing redskins fans with paper bags over their heads?

 

Snyder and Allen have mechanisms in place to ensure that doesn't happen, with security on extra notice.

 

They were extra vigilant shutting down anti-Vinny signs during the Cerrato years.

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The club level is going to be an absolute ghost town on Sunday. That much is certain. Anyone with access to those seats has access to Nats tickets. They aren't going to go to both games.

 

I think the lower bowl is going to be 85 percent Patriots. The club level will be literally empty. The upper deck will be 20 percent full with an even split of Skins/Pats fans.

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6 hours ago, -JB- said:

Nats next home playoff game is Sunday.  No time has been set yet but it would be glorious if they play at 1pm because I would like to believe that nobody would be dumb enough to watch the Redskins get pulverized.  But we do have those pesky Skins/Orioles fans 😂

 

I'm a skins/O's fan and would still rather watch the Nats.

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18 hours ago, ExoDus84 said:

 

Guaranteed that's the case. What Skins fan, in their right minds, would go to a home game and watch us get blown out by the Patriots when we're 0-4? No Skins fan wants to go to this game.

 

I'd be surprised if you couldn't just walk up to the gate on game day and pick up some tickets for the cost of a 7-11 burrito.

I'm not looking forward to it, but I'll be there.  Tempted to tailgate, then leave. 

Maybe stay for a few series, as this may be my last chance to see the GOAT play.

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20 minutes ago, Skinsfan1311 said:

I'm not looking forward to it, but I'll be there.  Tempted to tailgate, then leave. 

Maybe stay for a few series, as this may be my last chance to see the GOAT play.

 

A few series? That might be all it takes before he's out of the game; might not be long til things are out of hand.

 

I'm hoping, though, that this is one of those surprising performances........where Gruden shows us some real chops. Maybe McCoy is fully healthy and can justify Gruden's strong faith in his ability to really deliver in this offense. Maybe he'll light the Patriots up. Imagine if that happens.

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1 hour ago, Lombardi's_kid_brother said:

The club level is going to be an absolute ghost town on Sunday. That much is certain. Anyone with access to those seats has access to Nats tickets. They aren't going to go to both games.

 

I think the lower bowl is going to be 85 percent Patriots. The club level will be literally empty. The upper deck will be 20 percent full with an even split of Skins/Pats fans.

Pats fans might have grabbed the club seats even at the inflated prices, especially people who normally aren't able to get tickets to Gillette Stadium and thus might make the drive down here to see Brady and Co obliterate the Skins. 

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