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FedExField Retains Military Flavor

Posted by Brian Tinsman on December 11, 2011 – 11:34 am

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In honor of the Redskins’ Military Appreciation Week, the  team has elected to keep the “ARMY” and “NAVY” print in the respective end zones from yesterday’s Army-Navy game.

The stadium has transformed mostly back into a Redskins Wonderland, however, with the Redskins emblem back at midfield and the Burgundy and Gold walls and goalposts.  But from the Toys for Tots Marines to the military families that stayed in town, you can expect to see a continued military presence throughout the afternoon.

Given the respective records of the two teams today, given the fact that the Patriots beat the Redskins 52-7 last time they met, there’s still reasons to believe that the Redskins can bring the ‘wow’ factor today.  The Redskins have found a beast in running back Roy Helu and the Patriots are yielding a pedestrian 4.2 yards-per-carry.

And plus, hey, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen thinks the Redskins will win, and he’s called 60 percent of the games correctly this season.  He may be the only analyst that has give the Redskins a fighting chance this week, but he caused others to reassess their own picks.  Does he know something that nobody else knows?  We’ll find out in about an hour and one-half.

This is a big respect game for the Redskins, especially on defense.  The Patriots have a 32nd ranked defense, but if the Redskins have a chance today, they have to beat Brady and the offense.  Here’s what’s being said:

http://twitter.com/#!/darrelyoung/statuses/145859100750778368

http://twitter.com/#!/Travon_Bellamy/statuses/145875206228017152

Regardless of what happens today, this is a Patriots team that is consistently good and looks to be heading back to the postseason.  This is a good measuring stick to see how the Redskins are progressing.


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