The employees at Redskins Park are still wearing weekly shirts for each opponent. No word on if we’ll receive BEAT THE BYE shirts next Friday. But if you believe Fanhouse’s David Elfin, the Redskins need all the help they can get heading into Ford Field.
A grim excerpt:
The more troublesome history for the Redskins is how they have struggled against the lowly Lions in Detroit lately. After beating Detroit 18 straight times from 1968-97, Washington is just 4-3 since. Of course, the most egregious defeat came in Week 3 last year as the Lions ended a 19-game losing streak by beating the Redskins 19-14. But Zorn’s 2008 team needed a punt return touchdown by Santana Moss to get past the winless Lions 25-17. And Gibbs’ guys needed a touchdown by Walt Harris on a blocked punt to win 17-10 at Ford Field in 2004.
There’s even more of that kind of excitement in the article. I don’t know if a few black T-shirts can help with any of that, but they certainly can’t hurt.
After the jump, a few more links and things to read.
- USA Today’s Game On! blog writes about London Fletcher heading into his 200th career game, which is great. But they use the headline ‘Is London Fletcher the next Brett Favre?’ to do it, which makes my head explode. One of London Fletcher’s defining characteristics is that he’s (arguably) the most underrated player in recent history. It is virtually impossible to use “Brett Favre” and “underrated” in the same sentence.
- WaPo’s Box Seats blog asks Michigan Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm to predict this weekend’s game. She picks the Lions, to no one’s surprise, and even manages to imply that a Redskins win would be almost anti-American, or at the very least anti-Michigan’s-economic-recovery. “These are still tough economic times in Michigan. But the people of Michigan are tough, too, and this toughness is reflected on the football field by the Lions.”
- At ESPN, Adam Schefter takes note of the trail of injured opponents that the Redskins have left behind this year.
- Latest Madden ratings are up. Lorenzo Alexander makes a huge leap (but only cracks 70); DeAngelo Hall gets yet another honor and finally breaks 90.
- And the Redskins Alumni will be celebrating the halfway point of the season with a benefit dinner on Wednesday, November 10, at Tony & Joe’s on the Georgetown Waterfront. Tickets are available here; the Return To Glory dinner earlier this season was a lot of fun, and I expect this one to be along similar lines.
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