January 6, 2008


A Missed Opportunity (Michael Wilbon, January 6, 2008, Washington Post)

It was all set up so perfectly. In 2 1/2 minutes, the Redskins had gone from shut out to looking like a team of playoff destiny. A touchdown to start the fourth quarter, an interception that led to another touchdown and a balloon kickoff in the wind recovered at the Seattle 14 set them up to continue their inspired run into the postseason.

They were 14 yards from an eight-point lead, or at the very least a four-point lead. They had Seattle where the Seahawks had been too many times the past two seasons, scratching their heads and wondering what in the world had gone wrong.

It was all set up so perfectly.

Game over if they just convert. But never underestimate how awful NFC teams are at even fundamental football.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 6, 2008 4:29 PM
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