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Darrell Green Swats Away Vikings Chance

Posted by Stephen Czarda on November 7, 2013 – 2:30 pm


Joe Gibbs nearly fainted. The sellout crowd at RFK Stadium nearly caused an earthquake of monumental proportions. And Darrel Green threw one arm up in the air in celebration.

Our journey in remembering the 1987 season continues this week with a look back at the greatest moment in Redskins-Vikings history: the NFC Championship Game.

Just one week after a rib injury nearly derailed Green’s Pro Bowl season, the Hall of Fame cornerback refused to let the pain hold him back from making perhaps the greatest play in Redskins history.

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Enemy Storylines: Vikings Edition

Posted by Stephen Czarda on November 6, 2013 – 12:51 pm

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One season ago these two proud franchises were battling for playoff positioning. Now they are hoping to notch a must-needed win in seasons marred with frustration, incremental rises, drops in execution and rides back up the roller coaster again.

Losing out in the final seconds to the Chicago Bears in Week 1, the Vikings 2013 season mirrors that of 2011 where they won only three games total after a 1-6 start.

Now 1-7 with cold weather whipping through the city streets and citizens packing away their summer clothes that they were afforded by Mother Nature for a whole six days, there hasn’t been much to get excited for.

Until now.

With their media as giddy as a child going to Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory on Halloween, all the focus this week has been on Robert Griffin III.

Shoot they even wrote about what could have been—an all-purple No. 10 jersey.

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Will Redskins Pick Up Where They Left Off?

Posted by Stephen Czarda on November 6, 2013 – 10:30 am

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A Thursday night game just wouldn’t feel right without a few unforgettable touchdowns.

Per the league’s new scheduling structure, all 32 teams will play at least one Thursday night game this season. Tomorrow is the Redskins’ big day.

Last time the Redskins played on Thursday this…and this…and this happened. When the burgundy and gold last played the Purple People Eaters, they looked more like a baby struggling to contain a jar of applesauce when Robert Griffin III saw enough breathing room and a straight shot to the front row of the end zone stands.

In the team’s first trip to the Metrodome since 2007, Redskins.com’s featured poll on this consolidated work week is asking you who how many points YOU think the Redskins will score tomorrow night.

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Redskins Players On The Atmosphere At FedExField

Posted by Matt Terl on November 29, 2010 – 1:33 pm

If you read my quarter-by-quarter in-game updates yesterday (and if you didn’t, boy do I feel sorry for you!) you know I that spent much of the first half of the game wondering what was up with the crowd at FedExField. The stands didn’t look overly empty or overly purple, but I used words like silent, skittish, nervous, muted and odd to describe the way the crowd seemed (to me) to be acting, and I quoted Larry Weisman as saying, “It’s like everyone’s waiting for the roof to fall in.” So it wasn’t just me who noticed.

But when I mentioned this to a few people at Redskins Park this morning, they seemed shocked. The stadium was as loud as ever, people claimed. It was a NOTABLY loud crowd, they said. I must’ve had a different experience behind the press box glass, they suggested.

This was possible, of course, although the press box glass hasn’t changed since the last home game against the Eagles — and I could hear the crowd clearly at that one — so I decided to ask some folks who should be able to hear the home crowd pretty clearly: the players who were on the field.

And they seemed to have noticed the same thing I did.
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