Washington Redskins Disaster Averted: Shanahan, McNabb’s Debuts Bestow New Hope

September 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Mike Shanahan era in Washington started the ball rolling with a 13-7 win against renewed NFC East rival Dallas in Landover, Maryland.
A capacity filled to the brim at Fed Ex Field roared so load, a majority of snaps could not have been heard at all.  Not only does this win for the Redskins start the 2010 season 1-0, but they have a leg up in NFC East play marking up a 1-0 record.
Remember last season the Redskins skirmished chance after chance eventually looking up at the division standings and seeing 0-6 next to their respected team name?
Washington flew out of the gates following a Dallas punt and drove 69 yards on 12 plays eating 6:26 off the clock before settling for a Geno Graham 29 yard field attempt prompting the Skins out to a 3-0 lead. 
For the next 20:21, the battle took place deep in the trenches exchanging punt for punt and no turnovers, just a pulverizing brawl with pads popping above the sound of the squeeze packed Fed Ex Field crowd.

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