HAIL REDSKINS FANS!

A   R E T U R N   T O   F O R M!

A complete effort by all facets of the team started our Redskins' 3-game homestand with a well-deserved victory over the Carolina Panthers this past Sunday.  The game plan was sound, running the ball 37 times to keep the pressure off the shoulders of newcomer QB Jason Campbell, and allowing him to perform when necessary.  The fourth quarter 66-yard catch-and-run to TE Chris Cooley was perfect, hitting him in dead stride, which was absolutely necessary to make the play a success.  The Defense FINALLY played like we have expected them to all year!  Perhaps the anonymous quotes in last week’s ESPN Magazine, by a member of the defense, which were handed out in the locker room Saturday, fired everyone up!  Whatever it was . . . it was good . . . earning Safety Sean Taylor "Defensive Player of the Week" Honors. 

The trip through the NFC South continues this week as the "Middle Fingers of Michael Vick" and the Atlanta Falcons come to FedEx Field.  The Falcons are in big trouble as of late, so let's kick 'em while they are down, and send them back down to Georgia with a loss.  Vick is dangerous like few other individual players are, so we will need someone to spy on him and keep him in check.

Also, this week Art Monk’s name has surfaced in Hall of Fame discussions, with HOF Voter Peter King coming out publicly for Monk’s long-overdue induction into the Hall.  So, hopefully, that will happen this year!                                                                      .......................................................John Priddy

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Washington REDSKINS V.  Atlanta FALCONS
Sunday ~ December 3, 2006 ~ 12:00 Noon
Austin Avenue Grill & Sports Bar
 
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PLAYOFF PICTURE presented by JERRY MIRON:
9-7 WILL get us in:

Giants 6-5: Dallas, @Carolina, Philly, New Orleans, @Washington

Panthers 6-5: @Philly, Giants, Pitts, @Atlanta, @New Orleans
Philly 5-6 (after Indy): Carolina, @Washington, @Giants, @Dallas, Atlanta
Minnesota 5-6: @Chicago, @Detroit, Jets, @Green Bay, St Louis
San Fran 5-6: @New Orleans, Green Bay, @Seattle, Arizona, @Denver
Atlanta 5-6: @Washington, @Tampa, Dallas, Carolina, @Philly
St Louis 5-6: Arizona, Chicago, @Oakland, Washington, @Minnesota
Green Bay 4-7 (after Seattle): Jets, @49ers, Detroit, Minnesota, @Chicago
AND US OF COURSE: Atlanta, Philly, @New Orleans, @St. Louis, Giants

So, it’s definitely do-able. We just need all the teams ahead of us to go 3-2 (especially Carolina since we win the tiebreaker of head-to-head). We can’t win a tiebreaker with the Giants, so that’s a lost cause unless their wheels come COMPLETELY off!
 
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  AND HERE'S HOW IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN:   Giants 6-5: Dallas-W, @Carolina-L, Philly-W, New Orleans-W, @Washington-L = 9-7

Panthers 6-5: @Philly-W, Giants-W, Pitts-W, @Atlanta-L, @New Orleans-L = 9-7

Philly 5-6 (after Indy): Carolina-L, @Washington-L, @Giants-L, @Dallas-L, Atlanta-W = 6-10

Minnesota 5-6: @Chicago-L, @Detroit-W, Jets-W, @Green Bay-L, St Louis-W = 8-8

San Fran 5-6: @New Orleans-L, Green Bay-W, @Seattle-L, Arizona-W, @Denver-L = 8-8

Atlanta 5-6: @Washington-L, @Tampa-W, Dallas-W, Carolina-W, @Philly-L = 8-8

St Louis 5-6: Arizona-W, Chicago-L, @Oakland-W, Washington-L, @Minnesota-L = 7-9

Green Bay 4-7 (after Seattle): Jets-W, @49ers-L, Detroit-W, Minnesota-W, @Chicago-L = 7-9

AND US OF COURSE: Atlanta-W, Philly-W, @New Orleans-W, @St. Louis-W, Giants-W = 9-7 * We win tiebreaker with Carolina!
  --------------------------------------------------------------------   AND ONE MORE THING . . .   When we make the playoffs, we will probably play the third seed, which means a re-match with Dallas down here in January, so mark your calendars . . . . .

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