What a great TIME I had at FedEx Field on Sunday as the Redskins hosted the Green Bay Packers. To start the game, there was the very powerful LaRon Landry causing a Green Bay turnover; a completed pass from A. Rodgers to D. Lee combined with a forced fumble that was recovered by the very alert Kareem Moore. Before the play was over, J. Finley had to be carted off the field…all this with less than a minute of game time ticking off the clock. (14:04 left in the 1st Qtr) After that, there was R Pickett down with less than 2 minutes gone. (13:03 left in the 1st Qtr) Early on, this game proved to be one that will be decided by time and injuries.
I will fast forward to the Packers having 1st & goal from the Redskins 5 yard line. (11:00 left in the 1st Qtr) It took them two complete minutes to score their only TD of the game, but then I see D. Lee leaving the sideline for the locker room without wearing his jersey…or pads... hmmm. (8:50 left in the 1st Qtr) He was later determined to be OUT with a shoulder injury. (Who touched him?)
To start the 2nd quarter, the Packers had 1st & Ten from the Redskins 20…Red Zone Time! (Oh no!) A mere 50 seconds later and it was 1st & Goal from the Redskins 9…Red Zone Alert Time! (Dayyyum!) No dice, on first down, the very strong Chris Wilson makes one helluva play. Second & Goal, NOPE! It is now 3rd & Goal from INSIDE the Redskins 1 yard line. A. Rodgers keeps the ball and gets zilch, zip, nada, nothing…not even a hair of movement of the ball. The Packers are thinking…scratching their heads…looking around… they take too long. They take a much needed time out. With all their wisdom, they decided to TRY to DISRESPECT my defense by going for it on 4th down…albeit 4th & inches from the goal line…but who did they think they were messing with? (12:16 left in the 2nd Qtr) [By the way 12:16 is always a GREAT time.] The Packers depart from their huddle and incomplete their pass; it was broken up by the very aptly positioned Lorenzo Alexander. Can you say GOAL LINE STANCE?? Two field goals later by both teams and the score is Packers 10 – Redskins 3 at the half.
I am getting all excited…again…just by typing this game recap...Focus Diva, focus!
The 3rd quarter only saw another Packers field goal. Finally, our fearless leader Donovan McNabb connects on a 48 yard TD pass to the very talented Anthony Armstrong and the very lovely legged Graham Gano tied the game. We overcame a 10 point 4th quarter deficit, something we rarely do. (1:07 left in the 4th Qtr) The Packers M. Crosby missed a 53 yard field goal with only 1 second left in regulation!! It was not overtime, it was ‘nail biting, heart attack having, butterfly stomach churning, and grey hair growing’ time.
In this 5th quarter, on a Packers drive; the very attractive…I mean, very aggressive LaRon Landry makes a diving interception….then with 6:54 on the overtime clock the very accurate Graham Gano kicked a 33 yard game winning field goal after the Packers coach tried to ice him. In the end, the Redskins celebrated a 16-13 overtime win over the Packers.
This Diva is Done!