There was lots to celebrate last night as nearly 80,000 happy fans filed out of FedExField.
The Washington Redskins used a solid all-around effort to defeat the Minnesota Vikings 38-26. The win pushed the Redskins to 3-3 on the young season and gave the team some all-important momentum heading into Sunday’s game against the New York Giants — the team’s NFC East Division opener.
Perhaps most importantly for the fans, however, was that the win also snapped an eight-game losing streak by the Redskins at FedExField. For whatever reason, the home-field advantage hadn’t been too kind to the Redskins for the past year or so, but the win against the Vikings is hopefully the first of many home wins for the rest of the season.
There were several cheers and chants as the fans left the stadium, but the Redskins Marching Band gave them a show.
Check out this video (via MarshallJohnson on YouTube) of the drumline gettin’ down:
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It’s still an 90 minutes until practice begins, but the fan festivities are under way and there is already a larger crowd here than I’ve seen for all of training camp.
This is video from about 9:30 a.m. and the crowd has already tripled:
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Honestly, there is nothing I can say about this that trumps the description from the person who put it up on YouTube: “A rare gem — portions of the Washington Redskins halftime show from what I believe is the 1946 Christmas Halftime Show, featuring the Washington Redskins Marching Band — also featuring Santa Claus and midget acrobats!”
Well, I suppose that description fails to mention the horse, the elephant, and the “gilded Indian dancers,” but you get the idea.
I hope everyone is having a happy and healthy Christmas day, whether you’re celebrating it with a tree and gifts, Chinese food and a movie, or a nice comforting day at work waiting for Redskins practice.
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