Redskins v. Eagles – Third Quarter Thoughts

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  • It is remarkable how fired up and fresh the defense looks as they come out of the tunnel for the second half. Partially, it’s having a few guys back — Chris Horton and Marcus Washington both ran out onto the field at speed, which was great to see — but I’m sure it’s also partially that the offense is helping keep them off the field.
  • LaRon Landry helpfully demonstrates what I’m talking about by nearly decapitating DeSean Jackson, exactly the kind of hit it seems like he’s been just a split-second late making so often this year. And Marcus Washington comes up short trying to intercept the tipped ball, but at least he was in the vicinity and made the effort, something else the defense has seemed to be unlucky with.
  • A sack and forced fumble by Jason Taylor. Apparently all he needed to do was go on the radio and claim that he’s not worth eight million, and he starts playing like the sort of player who commands eight million. It would’ve been nice to see London Fletcher take it all the way back to the end zone, but just by virtue of his recovering the ball, it was like a reunion of defensive guys who made off-the-field news this week.
  • I think that when Clinton Portis came up just inches short of the goalline, Redskins fans everywhere had the same thought: “Let’s not give it to Mike Sellers this time.” And they don’t — this time they do the logical thing, hand it to Portis again, and your score is Redskins 10, Eagles 0.
  • It seems like things have taken a turn for the worse when Lorenzo Alexander tweaks a hamstring, letting Brian Westbrook get 47 yards after the catch, but the defense stiffens back up yet again, and holds them to a field goal. So much for the shutout, if you’re the sort of person who was hoping for that sort of thing, but it’s Redskins 10, Eagles 3.
  • And the half ends with an appearance by the good Ryan Plackemeier, pinning the Eagles inside their 10. Even though Atlanta is threatening to kill any playoff hopes, it would still be very nice to hold on and win this game.
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38 Responses

  1. Words I thought I’d never utter:

    Great day for Plackemeier

  2. F’serious.

  3. i need yall to win this game, and im glad yall got the lead, but its still too little, i need yall to stop the eagles here and get the ball back and run the clock out, u get another field goal its game over, come one skins

    and as always GO COWBOYS!!!

  4. try not giving up 150 yds on 2 carries – get bent, a-hole.

  5. You guys looked great last night “C” for life…..way to end an era!

  6. Can we possibly get a first down to ice this one?

  7. Touchdown VIKINGS!!! 2:44 left – time for an on sides kick I believe – they are down 7 but have 3 time outs left…they may kick it off.

  8. they kicked it off. Atlanta 1st and 10 at the 20

  9. No 1st down again. Surprise, surprise, surprise.

  10. Vikings ahve it back with 2:14 to go. SKINS still have a pulse.. .. .. .. .. ..

  11. This Redskins offense all need to retire. This ought to be the last game of their pathetic careers. If I was a defensive player I would shove that football down the offense sorry throats.

  12. 3rd & 10 Vikings – midfield – 1:26 left

  13. here we go again

  14. Falcons kneeling – Jim Zorn era nearly over.

  15. Vikings couldn’t pull it off. Our season is over. Hopefully we can pull this one out – have a little fun sweeping the Eagles

  16. HUGE HIT BY LANDRY!!!!

  17. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    THE SKINS WIN THANK GOD FOR THAT

    I NEEDED YALL TO WIN AND YALL STOPED THEM SHORT THANK GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Ray, Our pathetic season was over long before today. This offense should have some self respect and never step foot on a field again.

  19. cowboys fan…. GTFOH

  20. OH BY THE WAY, IM STILL NOT A SKINS FAN

    HAHAHAHA

    I NEEDED YALL TO WIN TONIGHT TO GET MY BOYS BACK INTO THE DRIVING SEAT, IF WE WIN NEXT WEEK AGAINST THE EAGLES WHICH YALL SHOWED IS POSSIBLE AND SWEEP THEM, THEN WE MAKE THE PLAYOFFS GO COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. I don’t want to hear a blessed word from our offense in this post game.

  22. HEY RODNEY RELAX, YALL WON AND I WAS ROOTING FOR YOUR TEAM, DONT BE A BAD SPORTMAN, I WANTED THE VIKES TO WIN BUT THEY COULDNT MUSTER OUT A WIN SO THATS “YOUR” PROBLEM NOT MINE HAHAHAHA

    OH WELL YALL ARE TIED FOR LAST PLACE IN THE NFC EAST CELLAR HAHAHAHA

    GO COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. I would like to see our defense officially divorce our offense…

  24. “C” for life…(and I do mean “C”) – if you can’t do it yourselves, you might as well count on the SKINS. Da ‘boys looked like SH*T last night, because they are SH*T. Look forwad to seeing how you girls are going to F it up next week. Enjoy it while it lasts.

  25. FAlcons won…does that eliminate Skins???

  26. Dude shut ur ball washer yall not making it to the playoffs

  27. We don’t deserve to be in the playoffs. I just wanted to beat the Eagles soundly. I live in Eagles dominated area and love to shut them up. This win was ugly. I can’t even feel good about bragging on this win. We looked like S*&%!!!!

  28. Newbee, YES, we are done

  29. yeah bizzarly even though we lost last night which im not happy about, we are still the 6th seed in the playoffs, i need the greenbay packers to win tommorow night and they can win against the bears, and then i need us to win next week and we are in, i tell yall god is looking down at us cause we have had like 20 lives this season, man what a crazy season,

    we lose and we are out of the playoff race, then yall win but the vikes lose so yall are out of the playoff race and then we get back into the 6 seed, HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I WANT THE PANTHERS TO WIN TONIGHT GO PANTHERS,

    thanks skins fans, yall have been funny till the end, see yall next year hahaha!!

    GO COWBOYS!!

  30. cowboys fan – i hope their plane crashes and they all die. how’s that for sportsmanship?

  31. mcnabb looked poor against yalls team

    ill give it to yall yall didnt look any better on offense, i just thank my lucky stars for 2 plays, one is that yall recovered that forced fumble and scored on a short field, and the second was to stop brown 1 yard short of the goal line and hold on to win right there, i was pumped up and had to yell and laugh at the same time, as i already knew yall arent going to the playoffs, even though yall won, its still a sad day for the skins, its like a bigger loss than the cowboys hahahahaha

    ALL HELL TO THE SKINS!!!

    HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. ahhh its ok rodney, go back to mommy and tell her to change your nappy lol

    ALL HELL TO THE SKINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ALL ABOARD

  33. lol man and i bet yall thought i wouldnt show my face, as i told yall i needed yall to win today, which im glad u did, i wanted our team to win yesterday and though we came close, we blew it, but we STILL have another chance and are the last and final seed, but u gotta be in it to win it thats what i say, which i can clearly say yall arent in it this year again, oh well at least your playing for pride and not be the nfc dwellers hahahaha

    GO COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Ray M, on December 21st, 2008 at 7:05 pm Said:
    Vikings ahve it back with 2:14 to go. SKINS still have a pulse.. .. .. .. .. ..

    the cowboys doctor just pulled the plug on the skins season and they have no more pulse hahahaha lol

    HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS!!!

  35. Don’t be a “C”! Come back next week when da ‘boys are joining us on the golf course. We can talk more then.

  36. cowboys 4 life….wow ur so sadd coming on here trying to make ur self feel better….. even IF yall do make it to the playoffs yall aint gonna do nothing…. the cowhoes are some garbage….wayyy overrated !

  37. See you next week C, I’ll be here waiting 4 u, good or bad.

  38. yo cowboys for life. im on ur side i want dallas to get in the play offs……

    ….. so i can see how romo embarasses himself again like every playoff game lmao!!!!!

    How bout them cowgirls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wow 2 77+ yard runs???? didnt wade phillips come in D for defence lmao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Hail to the Redskins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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