For Redskins, a defining game

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The Redskins were on the verge of disaster.  After an upset loss to Detroit and a shellacking at the hands of division rival Philadelphia on national television, many wondered if this team would succumb or overcome. 

Now facing a short week and having to go on the road against a Tennessee team struggling to keep pace in the AFC North, the Redskins showed who they truly were.  They are a team with character and mental toughness and most of all, heart. 

Loaded with injuries, defensive starters LaRon Landry and Carlos Rogers didn’t even make the trip to Nashville.  The defense however held firm.  Fresh off the embarrassment bestowed upon them by Michael Vick, Washington remained steadfast and resilient. 

The Titans would lose their composure and subsequently self imploded in overtime.  Two bad personal foul penalties awarded Washington thirty yards and good field position.  The Redskins however maintained their focus.  Despite a mound of injuries piling up and the continued erratic play of Donovan McNabb, they persevered and won the game.

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