Well, The Redskins lost.
Going into the ballgame The Skins were already without key Players Josh Norman, Ty Nsekhe, and (Rookie) Jonathan Allen. Also playing hurt was Jamison Crowder, Zach Brown, Trent Williams, Jordan Reed, Bashaud Breeland, and Rob Kelley. Even our Kicker is hurt!
And that’s not even the full list!
But Philly proved to be the better team (so there won’t be any sour grapes outta me). Still – at a certain point, the mounting injuries to The Lineup had to have a material affect on the outcome.
Plainly speaking, that’s what I believe. I feel in my core that while this ballgame may have ended up in the “L” column regardless, we played this one under a severe handicap. I noted as much in the Pregame post.
That’s the tough part. Because going forward, The Washington Redskins are not nearly going to be putting their best on The Field. And in that vein, this damn Eagles game has the potential to dramatically alter our season.
But no one cries for you in The NFL.
Not only are injuries a natural part of this game, but we aren’t the only team banged up.
In truth, the attrition rate is the hidden opponent on The Schedule for all teams. And it presents an even more daunting challenge because you can never fully prepare for its inevitability.
Again, that’s the nature of the game.
The biggest irony in all of this is that Sunday is the most important contest on The Redskins Schedule.
Once the clock ticked down to zero, the countdown began in earnest: there’s no time to lick the wounds, with The Hated Rivals on deck.
That’s right: it’s officially DALLAS WEEK.