So much was lost last Monday, beyond any showing of competence by the Washington Redskins.
For much of that game, The Redskins appeared to more closely resemble a comedy troupe, then a playoff team, and at 4-5, the simple fact remains that they have a very uphill road to make any playoff showing.
Since 1990, only 15 teams below .500 through nine games have made the playoffs.
One of those teams was the 2009 New York Jets, who were also 4-5 through nine games last season, finishing the season 9-7, and making a nice little run in the playoffs.
Those Jets however appear nothing like this Redskins team. New York always had a good defense, a defense that just got better as the season got further along.
In comparison, this Redskins defense, (now ranked dead last) seems to be regressing. They allowed the opposition to score the two highest point totals against the Redskins in the last two games, giving up a combined 96 points in those two games.
Not good, not good at all.
Titans-Redskins Game Notes
- While Ryan Torain is listed as out for this game, Clinton Portis will play. If not the running game, the addition of Portis may do wonders for Donovan McNabb’s protection.
- With Randy Moss expected to be more incorporated into the Titans game plan, then he was in his first game with the team, (Moss caught one pass for four yards) the Redskins again face a dangerous threat. We can’t forget either about Titans Running Back, Chris Johnson. Johnson may not be on pace for a 2,000 yard year this season, however Johnson, still has rushed for over one-hundred yards in five of the Titans nine games, and already has nine touchdowns. The Titans will, however be missing one important weapon on Sunday, as leading receiver Kenny Britt, (23 reception, 434 yards and 7 touchdowns) is out.
- According to reports, both cornerback Carlos Rodgers and safety LaRon Landry, were able to practice on Friday after missing practice for most of the week with injuries. At this point, it is unclear whether either or both of them will play, or miss the game.
27th ranked offense- 304.9 YDS/G
31st in passing- 180.6 YDS/G
9th in rushing- 124.3 YDS/G
20th ranked defense- 350.8 YDS/G
25th vs passing -247.7 YDS/G
11th vs running- 103.1 YDS/G
20th ranked offense- 331.0 YDS/G
13th in passing- 235.2 YDS/G
23rd in rushing- 95.8 YDS/G
32nd ranked defense- 415.3 YDS/G
31st vs passing- 286.6 YDS/G
25th vs running- 128.8 YDS/G