Found November 03, 2011 on
Ahmad Brooks remembers going to RFK Stadium as a child to cheer for the Washington Redskins, the team his father, Perry Brooks, played for as a defensive tackle from 1978-84.
Brooks would wear his burgundy and gold and watch in admiration as the Redskins of old authored their storied careers.
On Sunday, Brooks, now an outside linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers, will face the Redskins at FedEx Field for the first time in his career.
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BEST OF MAXIM
Jim Harbaugh is a pretty excitable man, a character trait that was on display Wednesday as he spoke about a fearless sack by 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks on Sunday against the Browns.
Within the larger 49ers story this season that is so unexpectedly giddy, there are many smaller good stories.
The whimpering 3-4 Washington Redskins return home to Fed Ex Field on Sunday, to face one of the biggest surprises of the 2011 NFL season, the 6-1 San Francisco 49ers. Two teams heading in different directions, but with the same goals, earning a tough NFL win.
What a difference a year and a coach have made for the 49ers, who were a disappointing 6-10 last year under Mike Singletary...
After going eight straight seasons without a playoff berth or a winning record, the San Francisco 49ers are certainly enjoying their resurgent 2011 campaign.
The mood seems to be much more somber in Washington, where the Redskins find themselves in the midst of what has become an annual three-game skid.
The 49ers look to win six straight for the first time in nearly 14 years Sunday...
On paper, San Francisco's Aldon Smith and Washington's Ryan Kerrigan are mirror images.
Smith (6-4, 258), a defensive end at Missouri, was the No. 7 pick in the draft.
Kerrigan (6-4, 267), a defensive end at Purdue, went to Washington nine picks later.
Now listed as 3-4 outside linebackers...
The Washington Redskins on Sunday look to avoid their fourth straight loss when the San Francisco 49ers come to town, boasting one of the best running games and best defenses that Mike Shanahan’s bunch will face all season.
The Redskins’ offense needs to rebound from a dismal showing and figure out a way to put points on the board while the defense must find a solution to stopping...
“I just don’t agree with the decision to start John Beck,” Joe Theismann said before the Redskins played the Carolina Panthers two weeks ago.
Two losses and 20 points later, Theismann hasn’t changed his mind. He was on with Mike Wise again on Thursday, and Wise asked if the Redskins were better off with Beck under center.
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