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Redskins @ Lions – First Quarter Reactions

Posted by Matt Terl on October 31, 2010 – 1:45 pm

It’s been one week since the Redskins played in what was widely regarded as one of the ugliest games in NFL history. During today’s first quarter here in Detroit, Larry Weisman said — without a hint of irony — that this might be the worst game he’s ever seen. That’s one way you know it’s going poorly.

Another, arguably easier way? Statistics. The Redskins finished the quarter with 19 total yards of offense, and I was honestly surprised to find out it was that high. They’ve also given up crucial penalties to prolong drives, Donovan McNabb’s been falling down on his own and throwing the ball to places completely devoid of receivers, and Trent Williams is having possibly the roughest game of his young career.

The good news? I can come up with three things:
First, DeAngelo Hall’s sixth interception of the year, tying his career high for interceptions in a season — a pick that was all the more important because it came in the endzone.

Which leads me to the second bit of good news: the score is still tied.

And third , the team seemed to be all business during pregame warm-ups, a serious atmosphere that stood in marked contrast to the somewhat goofy hijinks at last year’s game.

When “the guys seemed serious” is 33% of your good news for a quarter … yeah, that’s an ugly football game.

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