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  1. Three and Out

    Dec 18, 2005, 2:40 PM EDT

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    The three biggest factors in Sunday’s game:You can reach Rich Tandler by email at WarpathInsiders@comcast.net Ball control—The Cowboys lead the NFL in average time of possession. If they have a considerable edge there on Sunday it will be very difficult for Washington to win. Defensively for the Redskins, preventing third down conversions will be critical.…

  2. Three and Out

    Dec 18, 2005, 10:40 AM EDT

    The three biggest factors in Sunday’s game: You can reach Rich Tandler by email at WarpathInsiders@comcast.net Ball control—The Cowboys lead the NFL in average time of possession. If they have a considerable edge there on Sunday it will be very difficult for Washington to win. Defensively for the Redskins, preventing third down conversions will be…

  3. Bold Predictions, Part 2: Ground Game

    Dec 16, 2005, 12:49 PM EDT

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    The two teams have had very similar seasons. Of the 12 games they each have played so far, not counting the one against each other, nine have been against common opponents. The comparative results are muddled. The Redskins got bombed by the Giants, the Cowboys split with them, Washington beat Philly, Dallas swept the Eagles…

  4. Bold Predictions, Part 2: Ground Game

    Dec 16, 2005, 8:49 AM EDT

    The two teams have had very similar seasons. Of the 12 games they each have played so far, not counting the one against each other, nine have been against common opponents. The comparative results are muddled. The Redskins got bombed by the Giants, the Cowboys split with them, Washington beat Philly, Dallas swept the Eagles…

  5. Bold Predictions Part 1: Myth Busting

    Dec 16, 2005, 12:17 AM EDT

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    Bold Predictions, Part 1: Myth BustingThere are a lot of myths floating around out there surrounding Sunday’s game. Since you can only break down a game if you’re looking at the facts, not at popular misconceptions, here are a few of those myths and where they fall apart:Myth #1: The Cowboys dominated for the first…

  6. Bold Predictions Part 1: Myth Busting

    Dec 15, 2005, 8:17 PM EDT

    Bold Predictions, Part 1: Myth Busting There are a lot of myths floating around out there surrounding Sunday’s game. Since you can only break down a game if you’re looking at the facts, not at popular misconceptions, here are a few of those myths and where they fall apart: Myth #1: The Cowboys dominated for…

  7. Playoff Picture 12.13.05–First-Round Bye?

    Dec 13, 2005, 12:22 PM EDT

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    Other than the most important result, their own win in Arizona, not much went right for the Redskins this weekend in their hunt to make the playoffs. The three teams immediately in front of them in the NFC standings–Dallas, Minnesota, and Atlanta—all won.  The chances of Washington getting in with nine wins, as outlined here…

  8. Playoff Picture 12.13.05–First-Round Bye?

    Dec 13, 2005, 8:22 AM EDT

    Other than the most important result, their own win in Arizona, not much went right for the Redskins this weekend in their hunt to make the playoffs. The three teams immediately in front of them in the NFC standings–Dallas, Minnesota, and Atlanta—all won.  The chances of Washington getting in with nine wins, as outlined here…

  9. Game Blog Fourth Quarter

    Dec 12, 2005, 12:10 AM EDT

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    Fourth QuarterGood punt by Frost; in that three-game losing streak he had a tendency to get off a weak one under such circumstances.That was great timing for the first three and out of the game by the Cardinals, and they looked bad doing it. We’ll see if the commitment to the run shown on that…

  10. Game Blog Third Quarter

    Dec 11, 2005, 11:26 PM EDT

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    Third QuarterA fifteen-yard penalty before even taking the field for the second half? Did I mention that I hate games in Arizona?I’m typing this prior to the replay review, so I’m assuming that it’s a TD as it looks like Portis got the ball over before stepping out, but here goes. That was the perfect…

  11. Game Blog Second Quarter

    Dec 11, 2005, 10:38 PM EDT

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    Second QuarterCarlos Rogers pursues the run very well. It looked like J. J. Arrington had some running room on that pitch play, but Rogers closed in a hurry and made the tackle for a loss.Very good responding drive by Warner and the Cardinals. They got some ground game going and protected Warner better, giving him…

  12. Game Blog First Quarter

    Dec 11, 2005, 9:46 PM EDT

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    I hate games in Arizona. Let me get that out of the way before kickoff.Huh? What was the penalty on that first play? Can’t be sure if the sack counted or not or if the play would have stood if the Redskins had recovered the fumble. It’s not quite like a game at FedEx, but…

  13. Game Blog Fourth Quarter

    Dec 11, 2005, 8:10 PM EDT

    Fourth Quarter Good punt by Frost; in that three-game losing streak he had a tendency to get off a weak one under such circumstances. That was great timing for the first three and out of the game by the Cardinals, and they looked bad doing it. We’ll see if the commitment to the run shown…

  14. Game Blog Third Quarter

    Dec 11, 2005, 7:26 PM EDT

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    Third Quarter A fifteen-yard penalty before even taking the field for the second half? Did I mention that I hate games in Arizona? I’m typing this prior to the replay review, so I’m assuming that it’s a TD as it looks like Portis got the ball over before stepping out, but here goes. That was…

  15. Game Blog Second Quarter

    Dec 11, 2005, 6:38 PM EDT

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    Second Quarter Carlos Rogers pursues the run very well. It looked like J. J. Arrington had some running room on that pitch play, but Rogers closed in a hurry and made the tackle for a loss. Very good responding drive by Warner and the Cardinals. They got some ground game going and protected Warner better,…

  16. Game Blog First Quarter

    Dec 11, 2005, 5:46 PM EDT

    I hate games in Arizona. Let me get that out of the way before kickoff. Huh? What was the penalty on that first play? Can’t be sure if the sack counted or not or if the play would have stood if the Redskins had recovered the fumble. It’s not quite like a game at FedEx,…

  17. Bold Predictions Redskins vs. Cardinals

    Dec 9, 2005, 12:19 PM EDT

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    I’ve been following the NFL since 1967 and I’ve never wanted anything that the Cardinals had, either in St. Louis or as Phoenix or Arizona. Until now, that is. Here is the artist’s rendition of their new stadium, which will finally open next season: No, it’s not the retractable roof. I’m not real wild about…

  18. Bold Predictions Redskins vs. Cardinals

    Dec 9, 2005, 8:19 AM EDT

    I’ve been following the NFL since 1967 and I’ve never wanted anything that the Cardinals had, either in St. Louis or as Phoenix or Arizona. Until now, that is. Here is the artist’s rendition of their new stadium, which will finally open next season: No, it’s not the retractable roof. I’m not real wild about…

  19. Tuesday Morning Quarterback: Strategery

    Dec 6, 2005, 1:40 PM EDT

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    Michael Wilbon may be a Bears fan but he does know football and the Redskins pretty well. He hit it right on the money in his column on Monday morning: They should have been doing this all along. The Washington Redskins should have committed to pounding people with their running game from Week 1. Throwing…

  20. Tuesday Morning Quarterback: Strategery

    Dec 6, 2005, 9:40 AM EDT

    Michael Wilbon may be a Bears fan but he does know football and the Redskins pretty well. He hit it right on the money in his column on Monday morning: They should have been doing this all along. The Washington Redskins should have committed to pounding people with their running game from Week 1. Throwing…

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