Redskins DE/LB Chris Wilson ”It was final destination out there. We were all hoping we weren’t next.”
Wow. Just wow.
By now, we know that the only thing crazier than a Sunday where the Redskins play is a Sunday where they don’t (i.e. bye week). While watching the Skins grit out a tough win in Tennessee I couldn’t help but notice the resemblance to “The Body Bag Game” in which the Philadelphia Eagles injured eight Redskins en route to a 28-14 victory at Veterans Stadium.
This game in Tennessee is something to marvel at just from a statistical standpoint. The Redskins, the same ones from last Monday night, converted 8 of 16 third downs. They also converted 32 first downs total, compared to 15 by the Titans. Washington put up 465 yards on offense and allowed 373 on defense. Tennessee was also held to no touchdowns on offense and just one on special teams. Oh, did I forget to mention that Laron Landry, Carlos Rogers and Ryan Torain were out before the game already started?
Redskins injured against the Titans:
- Santana Moss
- Anderson Russell
- Casey Rabach
- Lorenzo Alexander
- Derrick Dockery
- Rocky Macintosh
- Clinton Portis
- Probably others I can’t remember right now….
The gist of it is that the Redskins did what they had to do to win. I said earlier this week that if we could contain Chris Johnson to an extent and force Vince Young (or “Oh So” Rusty Smith) to beat us with his arm, we would have a chance. Washington held the ball for almost three full quarters worth, 40:09. The Titans had the rock for just 26 minutes during the game. Another thing that the Skins benefited from were penalties. The Titans completely lost their heads coming down the stretch in OT. There were personal fouls, roughing the passers and defensive holdings. It was ugly. Graham Gano was then able to redeem himself with a 48 yard game-winning field goal that sent the Tennessee faithful home angry.
The Skins showed a lot of heart today and I’m happy to see the DC metro area have something to cheer about as we head into the Thanksgiving holiday.
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