I don’t think we got around to the Redskins yesterday because, if we’re being honest, they’re pretty low on the NFL totem pole as of week three in 2018.
Most of Monday was spent on Eagles post-game stuff, the Carson Wentz-is-healthy press conference, and bitching about Josh Gordon and Dez Bryant. If you were watching other games on Sunday, you probably kept an eye on Packers/Vikings or stayed up to watch the Cowboys vs. Giants slapfight.
Washington failed to find the end zone in a 21-9 home loss against the Colts. They ran the ball 22 times for 65 yards and the team’s leading receiver was running back Chris Thompson, who snagged 13 Alex Smith dump downs and swing passes for 92 yards.
You’d think Redskin nation might be buzzing after a dominant week one road win, but that wasn’t the case at all:
Today's announced Redskins attendance was 57,013. That's easily the lowest for a home opener in FedEx Field history. Previous low, according to @pfref, was 76,512 in 2015
— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) September 16, 2018
FedEx holds 82,000 fans. It’s kind of a pain in the ass to get to, located 30 minutes outside of D.C. just off the hellish 495 beltway.
The 57,000 who did show up on Sunday apparently weren’t enthralled with the performance, which resulted in boos, boos that Thompson heard, in addition to feeling the lackluster attendance:
“Me, I noticed it,” he said. “I also noticed the boos we got as well, and that’s not something that I’m a real big fan of. If you’re a fan of a team, you shouldn’t be booing them, whether we’re doing good or bad. We understand as players that we’re not performing how we should. You don’t have to boo us to let us know – we’re out there on the field.
Here’s a quick NFC East recap/outlook on a Tuesday morning:
- the Redskins lose at home, booed by two-thirds full stadium
- the Giants don’t have an offensive line
- the Cowboys are okay, but have severe limitations on offense
The Eagles are banged up, yeah, but Carson Wentz returns this weekend and Alshon Jeffery will be back soon enough. The divisional outlook for the Birds is still very good.
Here’s Thompson talking about the boos during his post game availability via 106.7 the Fan: