I can’t believe the Redskins just won in Seattle
I can’t believe the Redskins just won in Seattle.
I can’t believe the Redskins just won in Seattle with a starting offensive line of T.J. Clemmings, Arie Kouandjio, Chase Roullier, Tyler Catalina and Morgan Moses.
I can’t believe the Redskins just won in Seattle without not just 80 percent of their offensive line, but also Jamison Crowder, Jordan Reed, Jonathan Allen, Matt Ioannidis, Mason Foster and so many other players that they had to activate men who were too injured to play.
I can’t believe that team — with that offensive line and that injury list — became just the seventh team to win a game in Seattle since 2012. The Seahawks were 37-6 at home in that span. The losses came against four division opponents, plus a 12-4 Dallas team and a 15-1 Carolina team. I can’t believe the Redskins just joined that list.
I can’t believe the Redskins are the only NFL road team with a winning record in regular-season games at CenturyLink Field since 2002.
And I really, really, really can’t believe that the Redskins are 4-0 at CenturyLink Field in that span.
I can’t believe they just won by three points in a game in which the Seahawks missed three field goals — from 39, 44 and 49 yards.
I can’t believe they won a road game, against a good opponent, in a tough stadium — while averaging 2.2 yards per carry. The Redskins couldn’t run the ball at all. Their 23 carries gained 51 yards. It would have been as productive to exclusively run quarterback sneaks up the middle. This was the first time Washington won a road game while averaging less than 2.3 yards per carry since 1985.
“Offensively we just sputtered,” Coach Jay Gruden said. “We couldn’t really run the ball, couldn’t really protect, didn’t do a lot of things.” I can’t believe that’s the winning coach.
I can’t believe Josh Norman tackled Thomas Rawls, in open field, by his arm, while being stiff-armed, on third and one. Look at that photo on top. Look at this play.
Great job by the #Redskins defense to blow up this 3rd and 1 run. What a clutch tackle by Josh Norman pic.twitter.com/7BRHoywXNC
— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) November 5, 2017
I can’t believe Washington won after the Seahawks scored the go-ahead touchdown with 94 seconds left. The game was over. I was preparing all my jokes about how the Redskins now led the league in road moral victories. It was going to be an even better moral victory than the moral victory in Kansas City. One of the best-ever moral victories. A world-class moral victory. Because Kirk Cousins wasn’t going the length of the field, in 94 seconds, in Seattle, without Reed and Crowder and playing behind an offensive line whose members Gruden struggled even to name after the game.
Gruden trying to remember who was playing OL pic.twitter.com/CYLWATdDWJ
— Danny (@recordsANDradio) November 6, 2017
I can’t believe the Redskins scored on that drive.
I can’t believe they did so in 35 sseconds.
I can’t believe the two biggest plays on that drive were deep passes to Brian Quick and Josh Doctson. Quick entered the game with one catch for 11 yards this season; then he caught a miraculous 31-yard bomb that put Washington in Seattle territory. Doctson’s two most memorable plays this season were drops against Kansas City and Dallas; then he caught a brilliant, stupefying, unforgettable 38-yard bomb to put Washington at the Seattle 1-yard line.
I can’t believe he caught that pass.
I can’t believe Cousins threw it.
Clip of the full route on that huge catch by Josh Doctson. Great job tracking and adjusting to the ball. pic.twitter.com/nrGWSWBdIK
— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) November 6, 2017