4 plays that could have been big for the Redskins

1. Hail Mary, oh nevermind.


The Redskins were down one, with :30 left.  The Skins are backed down, to their own 20 with no timeouts.  McNabb is only looking downfield and towards the endzone.  Imagine if that catch is made and one of two things happen.

  1. Galloway scores and 80-yard touchdown on a Hail Mary, and the whole town would be giddy.
  2. Galloway makes the reception and gets out of bounds for a field goal try that would have sealed one of the biggest upsets in recent memory.

Neither of those happened and instead the Redskins fell to the Colts in what was considered then to be an “acceptable” loss.

2. Portis falls down in St. Louis

This play was huge only because it was a “WHAT THE #$% WAS THAT” kind of play.  This was considered a very winnable game, but real Skins fans knew it was really losable.  Portis going down in what could have been a extension of what could have been a much longer run was a summary of things going downhill.

3. McNabb throws a pick in Detroit

This play could go down as ultimately the play that began the self-destruction of the Redskins season.  The Skins were down with about five minutes left with enough time drive down and get some points.  Instead he throws a pass intended for Anthony Armstrong.  The Lions subsequently drive down and score a touchdown and then this happens…

4. Graham Gano misses a game winning field goal versus the Houston Texans

The Redskins were having difficulty on defense, but the soaring offense had yours truly drinking large amounts of Kool Aide.  The Redskins could have gone 2-0 after being two quality teams.  Instead, they allowed the Texans to score twice and eventually win in overtime.

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