The NFL has tried reaching out internationally to spread football’s appeal in places such as England, Japan and Canada. It would be a sound venture if the league attempted to give other countries a good game every now and then.
Instead, the city of Toronto was treated to a lowly Redskins team turning in a performance as brutal as a northeastern snowstorm.
Mike Shanahan called the 23-0 loss to the Bills “humbling,” but with a few noteworthy exceptions, it was a downright travesty. Nine sacks, zero points and yet another game with nothing to build upon.
“It’s as bad as I’ve ever been involved with from an offensive side,” he said. “It’s a tough one to take.”
London Fletcher’s interception near the end of the first half with the Bills in the red zone simply delayed the inevitable. Washington gave the ball right back and Buffalo marched down the field again to tack on a field goal to make it 13-0. After halftime, the Redskins had no answers in any phase of the game.
“Things just never went