Redskins at Panthers open thread – UPDATE – Panthers pull out a 20-17 win


panthersblacklogo.jpgEven though ST is busy recovering, we’ll have an open NFL thread. Since my team, the Green Bay Packers, is off this weekend, I’ll try to focus my attention on the house team as the Carolina Panthers host the Washington Redskins. It won’t be easy because my local Fox affiliate will be carrying the team that broke my heart on Monday, the Minnesota Vikings.

The good news is the Redskins are not nearly as good as their 2-2 (corrected) record. They not only lost to the lowly Detroit Lions, they barely beat the equally-lowly St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The ‘Cats will speed ST’s recovery along by getting their first win of the season.

Game time is 1 pm Eastern, and will be on Fox.

Other games worth keeping an eye on this week:

– Cincinnati (3-1) at Baltimore (3-1) – 1 pm Eastern
– Atlanta (2-1) at San Francisco (3-1) – 4:05 pm Eastern
– New England (3-1) at Denver (4-0) – 4:15 pm Eastern

Every other game this week features at least one team with at least 2 losses, so it’s real slim pickings.

Revisions/extensions (7:13 pm Eastern, I hope, 10/11/2009) – Sorry about nodding off at halftime, but I didn’t have any good games to watch here in Wisconsin (the Vikings/Rams and Steelers/Lions). The Panthers reeled off an unanswered 18 points to get their first win 20-17.

Also, I corrected the Redskins’ record (dunno how I thought they had a bye last week).

13 thoughts on “Redskins at Panthers open thread – UPDATE – Panthers pull out a 20-17 win

  1. Hey, a safety! It’s a start… :">

    (I love safeties. They should be worth more than a field goal.)

    Edit: and the Raiders are getting blanked 28-0 by the Giants in the 2nd quarter. BWAHAHAHA!

  2. Hey y’all! Just had to check in here for a second and say “GO PANTHERS!” :) I was asleep most of the game but was awake for Jake’s 8 yard 1st down run, and then the win. Yahooo :D

    Just curious – does anyone know why the KC Chiefs were wearing Dallas Texan attire?

  3. Well, that’s what I get for looking at the NFL scores page. 35-10 Falcons at the half? A humbling reminder that we still have a loooong way to go. :((

  4. ST:

    The Chiefs used to be the Dallas Texans in the old AFL.

    In the early 60s the Texans (AFL) and the Cowboys (NFL) had quite a rivalry going on. Actually, the rivalry was between owners Lamar Hunt (Texans) and Clint Murchison (Cowboys). However, the two teams never actually played each other (there was serious bad blood between the NFL and the AFL in those days, and no inter-league games before Super Bowl I were played).

    The Texans always had more fans than the Cowboys. Of course, the Texans won the AFL championship while the Cowboys had a losing record, so that may have had something to do with it. There is a saying that is true: Dallas fans are always with you, win or tie.

    According to legend, Murchison and Hunt decided to flip a coin, with the loser leaving town. However, that was never proven.

    One other note. In 1952, there was yet another Dallas Texans team, an NFL version this time. That team had an 1-11 record, was recognized ans one of the worst teams ever, and decamped the following year for Baltimore to become the Colts.

    The 1952 Texan’s sole win? Against George Halas’ Chicago Bears, who was so confident of victory he played his second string the entire game. The Texans won 27-23. Halas nearly burst a blood vessel from anger.

    That is more than you probably wanted to know….

  5. Um, sorry, Steve, but the Deadskins were 2-2 before this game, 2-3 now. Next week will be their sixth game of the year, and their SIXTH game against a then-winless team! (NY Giants were 0-0 going into the opener, of course.) A lot of those games are against Bad teams, but Washington is something worse – a team stacked with expensive talent who just doesn’t feel the need to give the fans (or the owner) their money’s worth.

    If there were EVER a team that’s truly reflective of their city, well… ;)

    They need to change the name. Not because naming teams for American Indians is a bad thing, but because THIS team is an insult to all of them. Just call them the Washington Bureaucrats and be honest about it.

    And hats off to Jake Delhomme for some TRULY Gutsy Play out there! Those of us here in D.C. who love good football aren’t used to seeing that.

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