- Well, this quarter is off to a fantastic start, as Seattle runs the opening kickoff 55 yards back to the Redskins 45 yard line. Fortunately, they don’t exactly seem like they want to win the game either, as they go nowhere in particular and miss a field goal. Sometimes it’s a real disappointment when your game is only being broadcast in the local markets, but occasionally it really seems like the right decision. I’ll let you guess which one this is.
- Faced with fourth and one on the Seattle 16, Jim Zorn elects to go for it, and Clinton Portis runs over the left side for three yards and the first. Which is great and all, but here’s the thing: in that situation, trailing by three, I think you really need to take the field goal for the tie. It will likely go unquestioned, since they ultimately got the field goal anyhow, but I’m not really convinced of the thinking behind that one.
- LaRon Landry intercepts Matt Hasselbeck, for his first regular season interception. It’s the third interception of his career, though, with the previous two coming in Seattle, also off Matt Hasselbeck. Probably just a coincidence, but a somewhat interesting one.
- No stalling at the 30 yard line this time, which is doubly good since they started the drive at the 35. But a nice catch and run by Chris Cooley is followed up by a gorgeously designed play that ends in an Antwaan Randle El touchdown, and the Redskins score ten points in a single quarter for the first time in a month.