After starting the season 1-0, the Washington Redskins have lost two consecutive starts. They lost Sunday to the 0-2 Rams 30-16 in St. Louis Missouri. The Rams had not won a home game in 14 games and they had not won a game in September in four seasons. Well, all of that changed Sunday as they defeated the Redskins. There were certainly a lot of mistakes for Washington. They were 1-10 on third down conversions, 0-3 in the red zone, had nine penalties for 65 yards, and two critical turnovers (one fumble and one interception). Also time of possession was a big difference with the Skins having the ball for 25:10 and the Rams for 34:50.
The Rams rookie quarterback Sam Bradford, a number one draft pick in last year’s NFL draft, got his first career win. He went 23/37 with 235 yards and scored one touchdown. His opponent Donovan McNabb had his worst outing in a Redskins jersey throwing 236 yards as he went 19-32. He also had one touchdown.
Next week is a huge game for the Skins as they look to get back to .500 and travel to visit the Philadelphia Eagles. This will be McNabb’s first visit to Philly to play against his old team since he was traded in the off season to the Redskins. Game time on October 3rd is scheduled for a 4:15 kickoff on FOX.
The Nats ended their week on a high note defeating the Atlanta Braves 4-2 at Nationals Park. There are three more home games left at Nationals Park. They are currently in a three game series with Philadelphia Phillies, tieing the series 1-1 with Adam Dunns walk off homer for the Nationals 2-1 victory on Tuesday. This month is fan appreciation month for the Nats. They have some last-minute giveaways during the final three games of the season. Monday, Sept. 27, they gave away a team poster and early bird 2011 team schedule for the first 20,000 fans. Tuesday was the last t-shirt Tuesday of the season and the first 10,000 fans get t-shirts. Lastly, for the final home game of the season on Wednesday they are giving away knit beanies for the first 20,000 fans. This weekend is the final three game series for the Nats as they travel to face the New York Mets to close out the 2010 campaign.
Some other news and notes: DC United fell to the Houston Dynamo 3-1 Saturday night after having a 1-0 lead in the first half. Also, Monday, Sept. 27 was Midnight Madness for the Washington Wizards at the Patriot Center. Doors opened at 11:00 p.m. as practice lasted from 12:00 to 1:00 a.m. The first Wizards pre-season game is Oct. 5 at the Dallas Mavericks. Finally, The Washington Capitals are 2-0 in pre-season as they defeated the Nashville Predators 2-1 in their last outing.