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redskins-eagles playlist

(photos by Brian Murphy) 1. “No Tell” by Smoke & Jackal As the Washington Redskins prepared to take on the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, there was plenty of reason to believe the season was already lost. That because the Redskins stood at just 3-6 after pissing away victories against several beatable opponents during the first half of the 2012 season. Well, that and the fact that they were an NFL-worst 5-15 at FedEx Field since 2010. And they’d somehow managed to […]

redskins-panthers playlist

(photos by Brian Murphy) 1. “Panic Switch” by Silversun Pickups In the days leading up to the game against the Carolina Panthers, countless members of the Washington Redskins — including head coach Mike Shanahan — were emphatic about the heightened importance of this match-up. Not only was this Washington’s last game before the bye week, but it was, on the surface, the easiest game on the 2012 schedule. If the Redskins couldn’t muster a win over a 1-6 Carolina team […]

redskins-steelers playlist

(photos by Brian Murphy) 1. “Tell Me Where It Hurts” by Halestorm Coming into Week 8, the Washington Redskins had not beaten the Pittsburgh Steelers since 1991. To put that in perspective, current franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III hadn’t even had his second birthday yet the last time Mark Rypien and the burgundy and gold emerged victorious over the Steelers. When one team dominates over another for that long of a period, it’s safe to say it takes an extraordinary […]

redskins-giants playlist

(photos by Brian Murphy) 1. “Already Over” by Red With a chance to send a message to the rest of the NFC East, the Washington Redskins were uncharacteristically careless with the football Sunday — turning the ball over four times in a disappointing 27-23 loss to the New York Giants. So rather than moving into a tie for first place, the Redskins are now once again in last place in the division and, for better or worse, have no one […]

redskins-vikings playlist

(photos by Brian Murphy) 1. “Believe” by The Bravery Coming into the game, the Washington Redskins had every reason to believe the Minnesota Vikings boasted the toughest defense they would face in 2012. That’s because the 4-1 Vikings boast an aggressive front seven that does a tremendous job at pressuring quarterbacks while also stopping the run. Consider this: Minnesota’s defense had not allowed an opponent to rush for 90 or more yards in four-straight games and during the team’s three-game […]

redskins-falcons playlist

(photos by Brian Murphy) 1. “Professional Griefers” by Deadmau5 Feat. Gerard Way Over the last two decades, the Washington Redskins have lost plenty of games and honestly, since FedEx Field opened in 1997, they’ve lost more than their fair share of home games as well. So there’s nothing particularly newsworthy about the Redskins falling to 2-3 after losing to the undefeated Atlanta Falcons, 24-17. But when quarterback Robert Griffin III gets knocked out of the game with a concussion, it’s […]

redskins-buccaneers playlist

(photos by Brian Murphy) 1. “Force Of Nature” by Pearl Jam Since the day the Washington Redskins traded away multiple draft picks to the St. Louis Rams for the chance to select Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, expectations have been sky high for the rookie quarterback. It’s been so long since a worthwhile quarterback donned the burgundy and gold that, fair or unfair, anything less than restoring glory to a once-proud franchise has to be considered a failure when it comes to […]