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Skins Flexed to Prime Time vs. Ravens

Nov 24, 2008, 9:29 PM EDT

The Redskins’ December 7 game against the Baltimore Ravens has been moved from a 1:00 PM kickoff to a prime time 8:30 affair on NBC.

There are those who are complaining about the move given the Redskins’ dismal record in prime time games this year. They are 7-1 in games that start under the natural lights and 0-3 under all artificial light.

However, those folks have a short memory. During the Redskins’ December drive to the playoffs last year, games in Minnesota and against the Giants in the Meadowlands were flexed to night games. The Redskins were serious underdogs in both but they prevailed in both.

A couple of other notes:

  • It’s become so routine, we don’t notice it any more. With about 3:50 left in the game yesterday, the Redskins were clinging to a three-point lead and facing a third and six at their own 47. They had run the ball from their own four to that point. The play call was not a draw or a little dump pass, but a pass beyond the sticks. Not a huge a Zorn gamble as we were seeing earlier in the season, but still a play call that would not have been made last year. From the shotgun with an empty backfield, Campbell fired a strike to Moss over the middle to move the chains and keep the clock rolling.

  • I goofed yesterday when I said that Clinton Portis trails Adrian Peterson for the NFL rushing lead. Portis has 1,206 yards to 1,180 for Peterson.

  1. John - Nov 25, 2008 at 9:27 AM

    I hope we can make it 1-3 we need to win that game but giants first!

  2. Anonymous - Nov 25, 2008 at 10:25 AM

    Thanks for the correction about the total yards. I was surprised reading it yesterday but feel quite happy about it today. So he leads Adrian by 26 yards.

  3. Joe in Raleigh - Nov 25, 2008 at 11:15 AM

    I’m more concerned about scoring points against Baltimore’s defense, than I am about what time of day it is. But if the offense is going to stink up the joint, I’d certainly rather it NOT be when the whole country is watching.

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