After a first half full of offensive utility, it was a third quarter of offensive futility, with both sides failing to capitalize on opportunities.
They may not have been golden, but they were there.
First Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka missed a field goal in one of the worst end zones in football. If you look at the goalpost ribbons in the south end zone, they barely move. The ribbons in the north end zone will gust in any and all directions in any given minute of time. The flags atop the “Hawks Nest” end zone seating have officially shifted from blowing steadily northwest, to blowing northeast. This likely explains the Hauschka kick, which was pushed wide right with the wind.
The ensuing prime field position was squandered immediately by a downfield interception at the 20-yard line, which essentially amounted to a Redskins punt. This was followed by a Seattle punt and a Washington punt, before the Seahawks were finally able to piece something together in the form of a field goal.
The Redskins’ personnel decision to keep two fullbacks and three tight ends on the active roster is continuing to pay dividends, as fullback Darrel Young went back into the locker room to have a possible head injury examined. His return is questionable. In his place, the Redskins have turned to old reliable Mike Sellers, as well as tight end Logan Paulsen, who has been involved in a lot of two tight end sets this afternoon.
The Redskins need a spark going into the fourth quarter. Can we have another honorary coin flip? Redskins trail by three: Washington 7, Seattle 10.
Tags: 2011 season, Darrel Young, logan paulsen, Mike Sellers, Seattle Seahawks, third quarter, washington redskins
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