January 07, 2006

Redskins Chuck Gruden's Buccaneers: The Washington Redskins set a new NFL record in a 17-10 upset of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first day of the NFC playoffs: 120 total yards offense. "This is great," said quarterback Mark Brunell, who wasn't referring to his 7 completions for 41 yards with one interception. "Our defense was incredible."

posted by rcade to football at 10:14 PM - 14 comments

At least No 1 can accuse the Bears of being the only team that can win without an offense.

posted by skydivedad at 10:28 PM on January 07

Excuse me mr. skydivedad, but if you'll remember all the way back to 2000, the Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl XXXV with a medioce offense at best. So it may not be a popular pick, but a team like Washington or da Bears could possibly win the Super Bowl, because defense wins in the playoffs, as we've into today's too games.

posted by headgames at 10:36 PM on January 07

Right on Headgames, I couldn't agree more. I am a Huge Bears Fanatic HOMER what have you. Like you I am tired of the you can't win without an offense in the playoff BS. Washington just did as well as Balt. in 2000. I,m looking forward to Da Bears going to Detroit!! GO BEARS!!!!!1

posted by skydivedad at 10:44 PM on January 07

Headgames, the problem with your analysis is that you need at least some points to win. Jacksonville got an entire three points off New England tonight; if it comes to that, how many do you think the Washington Team will get?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 11:00 PM on January 07

the Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl XXXV with a medioce offense at best. Trent Dilfer is god as compared to Kyle Orton..and at least Joe Montana as compared to Rex Grossman..So much for Tampa's "attack the ball" defense. It is hard to swarm when your flat on your back. Short yardage and goaline situations are the weakness of the smaller swarming type defenses. Thanks to Simms and company that's where the were for most of the game

posted by gronir_ hitrops at 12:42 AM on January 08

The Washington Uncoolname displayed a great defensive effort, however, they did play against a team that featured an unproven QB and a rookie RB (albeit Rookie of the Year). Simms just didn't do anything with the ball when his options ran out. He exhibited absolutely no creativity with the rock and appeared too hesitant to take a risk, such as scrambling to buy time or get a first down. After that first interception, he was way too willing to take the sack. At times I thought I was watching Bernie Kosar. But still, not to take anything away from the Washington Changeyournameplease Defense, they looked hungry and made the big plays. Wish you guys luck up in Seattle.

posted by babooze808 at 12:49 AM on January 08

I have watched Simms not win the big game since 1999 when he brought Ramapo HS into Hoboken for the State Championship of NJ,..He got spanked then, he got spanked in Texas and he continues to get spanked!

posted by gronir_ hitrops at 07:58 AM on January 08

I did enjoy him taunting the Washington DBs as he went out of bounds.

posted by yerfatma at 08:41 AM on January 08

babooze808, do you also feel Dallas should change their name to the Cowpersons? Should Tennessee or NYG be the "Plus sizers due to big boneed genetics"? The other could be "Big and Tallers Because of Thyroid". And NO animal names, they are God's creatures, too, and deserve our respect!

posted by texoma-slim at 10:11 AM on January 08

Uh... yeah, there's a difference, texoma. Now, if they were the "New York Fat Black Mexican Lesbian Cripples", you might have an equivalency there.

posted by hincandenza at 10:33 AM on January 08

"New York Fat Black Mexican Lesbian Cripples" Just think of the parties they'd throw in the luxury suites!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 11:06 AM on January 08

I think you need a cruise boat for those kinds of parties, TBH.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 11:31 AM on January 08

What happens in international waters, stays in international waters.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 12:00 PM on January 08

(I would so get a New York Fat Black Mexican Lesbian Cripples jersey. The logo alone would be mindblowing.) One of the reasons the Ravens won the Super Bowl that year was because there was no dominant-on-both-sides team for them to face. (The Raiders and Giants were comparative patsies, and even the allegedly mighty Titans that year had holes on both sides and injuries out the wazoo.) I like this year's Bears, and wish them the best, but they're not going to beat both Seattle and Indy, both of whom are better than anyone the Ravens met in the '00 playoffs. That said, they should beat Carolina pretty easily next week.

posted by chicobangs at 11:11 PM on January 08

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