If you were anywhere near a TV or a computer in the past few days, there’s a good chance you heard “Redskins” and “Cowboys” dozens and dozens of times.
After days of hype, the two teams and rivals met on national TV last night for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” in a game that was turned out to be the NFC East championship. The winner moves on to host a playoff game; the loser goes home.
In case you forgot, the Redskins won 28-18 and will play host to the Seattle Seahawks Sunday at in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs.
Not surprisingly, the game performed very, very well ratings-wise, according to NBC Sports. Here’s some of their tweets from this morning:
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One of the more popular aspects of NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” are its introductions of the starters during the first quarter.
Instead of simply showing a graphic listing the player’s photo, position, uniform number and college attended, NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” comes to the team’s facility in the week leading up to the game and films the starters actually saying their names and schools out loud.
The NBC crew was at Redskins Park on Thursday filming the Washington players for their introductions, and we were there to get some behind-the-scenes footage of our own.
It’s actually a pretty fascinating process.
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The world really wants to see the Redskins make the playoffs, and now there’s proof.
ESPN SportsNation is conducting a poll asking its viewers, “Which team are you rooting for in the Cowboys-Redskins game in Week 17 that will decide the NFC East title?”
As of my last check (see above), out of 190,014 votes, the Redskins have more than 138,700 votes — or 73 percent.
Only in Texas — where the Cowboys only hold a 55-percent to 45-percent lead — is Dallas the favored selection.
To participate in this poll, simply click here. There’s currently a bunch of different polls in which you can take part, so have at it.
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I’ve got some good news and some bad news.
For those of you looking for positive vibes, the Washington Redskins on Sunday will be playing their second-ever Sunday Night Football game on Dec. 30. The last time the Redskins suited up on that date in primetime was in 2001, when they scored 40 unanswered points to blow out the host New Orleans Saints, 40-10, at the Superdome.
The bad news? Washington doesn’t have the most sterling of records vs. Sunday’s opponent, the Dallas Cowboys, in Sunday Night Football games.
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