The Redskins showed up on Thanksgiving

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Written by Madeline Head

Well the Washington Redskins did it; they defeated the New York Giants. They only had a three-day period to defeat the Giants following a rough overtime defeat to the New Orleans Saints. They are still plagued by injuries and yet they did it.


The Washington Redskins worked to put together a proper offense, which included third string center Tony Bergstrom, left guard Arie Kouandjio, and left tackle Ty Nsekhe. These three have never played together before.


“The preparation, we had to cram in a lot of hours of film in a short time,” Kouandjio said.

The team did not have a productive week in practice due to it being a short week for them. This clearly showed and Kirk Cousins stated, “There were several plays that I would chalk up to the fact that they were sloppy because it was a short week. We just didn’t have the reps that we needed to. I’m just glad we found a way to win.”


This offense showed a lot of heart especially since Kirk Cousins was sacked six times. This impacted the timing of the Washington’s offense, especially the pass game. Cousins finished with only 242 passing yards, which is his lowest since Week 4. The Washington Redskins defense carried the team, which allowed the offense to play a very conservative game.


As we anxiously wait for the game versus Dallas the Redskins will finally get a full week to prepare and practice in another Thursday matchup. Hopefully, we see a ton of heart on the field. Dallas is no easy feat and the Washington Redskins have their work cut out for them.

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