Found December 11, 2011 on D.C. Sports Bog:
Best and worst moments from the Redskins’ 34-27 loss to the New England Patriots at FedEx Field. Worst Replay: Perhaps the most important play of the game came in the final minute. Santana Moss appeared to catch a touchdown pass to draw Washington within one, but officials flagged Moss for offensive pass interference. You have to show that replay. Multiple times. CBS never did. I have friends who watched the live feed on their DVRs, and they offered differing opinions on the call. I needed to see it. (Video here.) Read full article >>

DeAngelo Hall watches two teammates not tackle Rob Gronkowski

Watching the game live, umpteen Redskins fans threw up their hands in disgust when both Redskins safeties failed to tackle Rob Gronkowski as DeAngelo Hall watched, leading to a 49-yard gain and, on the next play, a touchdown. John Keim, the normally mild-mannered Examiner beat writer, really let Hall have it for that play in his always excellent 10 Observations column: Read full...

Redskins secondary braces for Patriots WR Wes Welker

The Washington Redskins this season have faced their fair share of talented wide receivers. They’ve seen Larry Fitzgerald, Steve Smith, Dez Bryant, DeSean Jackson and Santonio Holmes. But when the New England Patriots come to town Sunday, Washington’s defensive backs will face the most prolific wideout in the game today: Wes Welker. Read full article >>

Third Quarter Thoughts

AP Image Through the first three quarters, Helu has 21 rushes for 105 yards.  By cracking the century mark, Helu is the new standard of consistency among rookie running backs, becoming the first in his 2011 draft class to rush for three consecutive 100-yard games. He is also the first Redskins rookie running back in franchise history to pull off this feat. Running for this many...

Brady upset with game on Patriots' record-setting day

LANDOVER, Md. -- Tom Brady's first interception in more than a month led to a screaming match on the sideline. That's how perfection-driven the New England Patriots are.

Andre Carter has key sack, costly penalty

New England defensive end Andre Carter didn’t have a single solo sack at FedEx Field last season as a member of the Redskins. Returning to Washington, he posted a big one Sunday afternoon, adding to his team-leading total. “This season in itself has been such a blessing,” Carter said. “The opportunity to do what I do and play with some great men on this football field. Overall...

Brady, Patriots Outlast Redskins

During Tom Brady's 12-year NFL career, he's gone from fresh-faced, high-energy upstart to cool-as-a-cucumber, savvy Super Bowl MVP. On Sunday against the Redskins, Brady was as about as animated as we've ever seen him on a football field when he got into a sideline shouting match with quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien. After the game (oh, right, the score: the...

Patriots deal with sideline spat, defensive woes

The sideline spat between Tom Brady and his offensive coordinator seems to have been patched up. The New England Patriots defense will take longer to fix.

Swing And A Miss

I thought I had Shank's next column pegged with the previous post. I was thinking Shank would zig when instead he zagged and instead climbed aboard the Rob Gronkowski bandwagon:LANDOVER, Md. - Twenty-two-year-old tight end Rob Gronkowski has emerged as everybody’s favorite Patriot. Sure, that guy Brady’s OK, but Gronk is the man-child who catches everything, sheds tacklers...

Pats QB Brady takes blame for shouting match with coordinator

After a fourth-quarter interception, Patriots QB Tom Brady and offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien got into a very heated -- and very public -- conversation on the sidelines.

Gronkowski sets mark, Patriots top Redskins 34-27

Tom Brady threw for 357 yards and three touchdowns, and Rob Gronkowski set an NFL single-season record for most touchdown catches by a tight end Sunday as the New England Patriots won their fifth straight, beating the Washington Redskins 34-27.

Pats Gronkowski breaks mark for TDs by tight end

Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots set the record for most touchdown catches in a season by a tight end, raising his total to 15 with two Sunday against the Washington Redskins .
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