turnovers have been crucial this season

Which Redskins are going to show up Monday night?

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 10: Members of the Washington Redskins defense stop Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on third down and goal at FedExField on October 10, 2010 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

This season the Redskins have been anything thing but consistent. The theme this year seems to be “playing to the level of their competition.” They get up to play the contenders, or who they perceive as such, and they lay down to teams that are rebuilding or simply put, teams they have no business losing to. Are the Lions (2-6) and Rams (4-4) terrible teams? No. In fact they both have been putting the pieces together pretty well over the last couple years. Their other losses were by a combined six points to teams that are very much in contention for the AFC South title in Indianapolis (5-3) and Houston (4-4).

When we look at the teams victories this year, they’ve been against some of the  better competition in the NFL. The Dallas Cowboys (1-7) are better than their record indicates and to defeat them at home to open the season was a big step forward for this franchise. They then walked into a tough environment in Philadelphia (5-3) and came away with a W on Donovan’s homecoming. With their next two wins coming against the top competition in the NFC North, the Skins have shown that they can put up a fight when they “feel like it.”

So the question is, which team shows up Monday night in Landover?

Some things to consider:

  • Shanahan was 10-4 coming off a bye week while coaching in Denver.
  • The Eagles are on a roll right now winning three of their last four and now have Michael Vick back at quarterback.
  • The Redskins have a +8 turnover margin while the Eagles are at +9 through the first half of the season.
  • The Redskins offense averages just under 16 points per game in wins this season and 23 PPG in their four losses.

The Redskins are going to be fresh off a bye week and looking to silence the critics on Monday. Also with a victory they would move to 3-0 within the division and into 2nd place in the NFC East. I look for Vick to put on a show at FedEx but the Skins to come up with a key turnover late. The Redskins use all the cardiovascular endurance they can muster and win a tight one late.

Redskins 23 Eagles 20.

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  • Ryan John Estorninos

    This is a great first post! The thing this team needs to get back to is finding ways to win. I felt in Detroit, they found ways to lose.

    • Hubie Farrell

      Very well written. Kevin as you did, I grew up in Prince Georges County, however, I was never a Redskins fan, but you are correct in what you said. This team in recent years has had the potential to be a great team, but always found a way to go the other way. I have been around football all of my life, and though I never played in the NFL, think that this team has had too many distractions. On and off the field be it a quarterback issue, coaching issue, or the owner issue, the team always found a way to be something other than that, a team. If coaches dont coach, they are fired. If players dont play, what happens to them, almost nothing because the owners pay the big bucks and want their high dollar cry baby to be on the field. A close game in the old home town area, but I’m sure it will be a good one.

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