It looked for about 40 minutes like the Washington Redskins were going to keep their win streak alive against the New York Jets. The Green Team's last win over the 'Skins came way back in 1993. In this game, Washington's defense did what it could to suppress Jets' scoring to the level the offense could beat. Then the offense and special teams sabotaged the effort.
You don't need the details in this litany. Special teams covered a kick-off poorly to give the Jets midfield position. Roy Helu and Rex Grossman lost fumbles. Helu's fumble killed a drive. Grossman's fumble sealed the win for the Jets. Graham Gano botched an onsides kick to preclude Washington's comeback that was low odds in any event.
Will Horton at the This Given Sunday blog best summed this puppy:
"Give the Redskins some credit: behind Roy Helu's running, they gave the Jets a game for a full three quarters. But then Rex Grossman rexed it up, and the Jets got a big win going aw...