Redskins Cursed? Injuries Plague Team

Chris Cooper '20, Staff Writer

Redskins have hit a slump midseason, falling behind after the loss of starting QB Alex Smith. The Redskins are tied for 2nd place in the NFC East after a crushing defeat against the Eagles. They are slowly sliding down the ladder from the top tier teams in the NFC East.

Monday Night Football. Redskins fans know that the Redskins don’t do well on MNF.  The Redskins matchedup against conference foe the Philadelphia Eagles, who have also been struggling as of late. The Eagles were able to strike 1st blood early in the 1st quarter. Multiple drives went on without a score. Late in the 1st quarter, tragedy struck again. 2nd string quarterback Colt McCoy went down almost untouched it seemed, but the diagnosis was a fractured fibula. The Redskins had to use their back up to the back up, Mark Sanchez, and went scoreless in the quarter.

In the beginning of the 2nd quarter, the Redskins were able to chip in a field goal to make it a 7-3 game. Still early in the the 2nd quarter, Adrian Peterson broke off  a 90 yard rushing touchdown which was the only touchdown of the game. The Redskins hit another field goal before the half making it 14-13, down only 1 point.

In the 2nd half, the Redskins were unable to get anything going. Philadelphia was the complete opposite, going on a tear, scoring 14 unanswered points in the half. The game was out of reach for the Redskins as they were held scoreless the entire half in an eventual 28-13 loss to the Eagles.


According to WTOP, two days ago, “the Washington Redskins signed Josh Johnson Tuesday to back up Sanchez, who is now the starter.” Read more here.

Tune in to Fox Sunday @1:00 pm to watch the Redskins go head to head with the New York Giants.