An offense rounding into form vs. a defense that is struggling. The league’s No. 1 offense vs. a defense giving up over 30 points a game.
Above is pretty much the tale of Sunday’s showdown–well and special teams, but hopefully that’s a non-story after a good performance.
With Robert Griffin III showing off again, the read-option stronger than ever with the addition of Roy Helu Jr. who was barely a part of it last season after his shut down and Jordan Reed’s quick transcendence forcing defenses to be honest with him and top target Pierre Garcon, the incomplete performances from the first two weeks seem to be out of the system like a bad piece of meat.
But is this weekend the classic ‘any given Sunday’ in the sense that maybe, just maybe, the Broncos offense won’t output at a record pace?
Well—as Santana Moss always says during media sessions—who knows. He’s right. No one knows what’s going to happen from one play to the next, but if the offense’s hand is forced to play shootout with the Broncos then they will.
Anyway, this week’s featured Redskins.com poll is asking you how many points YOU think the Redskins will score in the thin air of Denver this weekend.
They aren’t natural rivals by any stretch of the imagination like the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles, but the two do have some history. Meeting 12 times since 1970, when thinking of Redskins-Broncos only one thing comes to mind: the second quarter of Super Bowl XXII.
Behind four touchdown passes from the cannon of Doug Williams and another on the ground from one hit wonder Timmy Smith, the Redskins trounced the Broncos’ early confidence after jumping out to a 10-point lead.
The 42 points scored still stands as the most against Denver in franchise history.
In 2009, the last time a burgundy and gold vs. blue and orange matchup occurred, the Redskins walked away with a 27-17 victory.
Complete scoring history:
–11/1/1970 at Denver 19-3 W
–9/30/1974 vs. Denver 30-3 W
–10/13/1980 at Denver 20-17 L
–12/13/1986 at Denver 31-30 L
–1/31/1988 vs. Denver 42-10 W (Super Bowl XXII)
–11/20/1989 vs. Denver 14-10 L
–10/12/1992 vs. Denver 34-3 W
–9/17/1995 at Denver 38-31 L
–9/27/1998 vs. Denver 38-16 L
–11/18/2001 at Denver 17-10 W
–10/9/2005 at Denver 21-19 L
–11/15/2009 vs. Denver 27-17 W
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