One of the unsung heroes of the Washington Redskins’ season to this point has been center Will Montgomery.
Left tackle Trent Williams has gotten some attention this year — and rightfully so — for doing a fantastic job of protecting rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III’s blind side, but Montgomery and his relationship with Griffin III has been just as vital to the team’s success on offense.
ESPN NFC East blogger Dan Graziano has made sure to notice Montgomery’s efforts, however, as the six-year veteran from Virginia Tech has been a mainstay on Graziano’s weekly All-NFC East Team, which is not a week-by-week evaluation, but a reflection of an entire season’s body of work.
Here’s a look at this week’s All-NFC East Team, according to Graziano:
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(Washington Redskins halfback Rob Goode (21) bangs his head and shoulder on the snow-covered Griffith Stadium turf with his feet in the air in the first quarter of their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Dec. 16, 1951. The Steelers won the game 20-10 [AP photo])
The Redskins have played the Steelers on 76 occasions in the regular season and the postseason combined, beginning in 1933. Washington on Sunday is looking to snap a four-game losing streak to Pittsburgh.
The Steelers have played in Pittsburgh since their inaugural season in 1933, when they were known as the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Steelers’ Heinz Field is located about five miles from UPMC Sports Performance Complex, the team’s practice facility and headquarters.
The Redskins won the first-ever matchup between the two teams, 21-6, on Oct. 4, 1933, in Pittsburgh, when the Redskins were playing as the Boston Redskins. In their first matchup with the Redskins playing in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 17, 1937, the Redskins won 34-20 at Griffith Stadium. Later that season, the Redskins defeated the Chicago Bears in the NFL Championship game.
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The Washington Redskins went on the road for their 2012 NFC East Division debut last Sunday and almost pulled out a dramatic, last-minute win against the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants.
For the Redskins players and coaches — and probably many of you fans — “almost” doesn’t cut it. To get where they want to go this season, the Redskins know they need to close out games like the Giants matchup and prevent that one big play from ruining a celebratory ride home.
For some of the experts and analysts who conduct weekly NFL power rankings polls, however, “almost” for the Redskins seemed good enough for them not to see much of a fall in this week’s rankings. In fact, in one poll, they gained three spots.
Maybe it’s an indication that many feel the Redskins are a little better than their record indicates. Or maybe not. Anyway, here’s the weekly Power Rankings Roundup:
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