One Redskins win equals back in the pennant chase
Heck of a start boys,
We get a punt blocked in the end zone and with the extra point, it’s Oakland 7 and the Redskins 0. It was soon 14-0. Good God, we are going to get blown out by the mediocre Raiders and have a miserable season.
After one quarter, the winless Redskins are on pace to lose this game 56-0.
The second quarter begins and the refs check in again with a wrong call. Our franchise QB, Griffin the third, is called for grounding. Do these referees know what grounding is? Do you think Robert knows how to throw the ball out of bounds?
So we had to settle for a chip shot field goal from backup kicker John Potter.
And then a major break in the proceedings. Four minutes later, that rookie from NC State, David Amerson, gives up a pick 6. Takes back an interception for 45 yards and the Skins are back in the game. I may even forgive his old school, NC State, for the heartache from basketball with David Thompson and Tom Burleson beating my Maryland team with Tom McMillian, Lenny Elmore and John Lucas. Oh, never mind.
So now, with help from the Wolfpack rookie, the blowout is now a tight halftime game at 14-10.
OK, by now the word is out on both coasts. The Redskins are no longer a winless squad. Washington rallied from two touchdowns down and posted a 24-14 win on the left coast.
The second half opens with a sad fumble from Logan Paulsen after he chalking up yards after a catch. Didn’t he hear me yelling at him to protect the ball? Anyway we survived that miscue and drove close to the go-ahead score late in the third quarter.
Griffin found Leonard Hankerson on a big gainer. The Skins rode the back of Alfred Morris to push to the goal line. Pierre Garcon got his number called from 5-yards out and the Oakland lead was gone. The Skins were up 17-14.
And wouldn’t you know, our much-maligned defense was making a stand. Evidently, Brian Orakpo isn’t washed up and he can still go get a quarterback.
I actually witnessed Brandon Merweather make a big play on defense. And that Ryan Kerrigan is still a star.
And then Morris left the field injured. Didn’t he know I needed his yardage in fantasy football?
Enter Nebraska U star Roy Helu, Jr. And Griffin didn’t seem to mind to throw to Helu and give him the ball. With six minutes left in the game, Helu did the honors from 14 yards out. That was 24 points in a row. Redskins win.