Redskins seek to keep focus after long break
After a long break, the Redskins resume their game schedule Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedEx Field.
The team last played Oct. 31, losing to the Detroit Lions, 37-25, at Ford Field. Because of their bye week an extra day for a Monday night game, the Redskins have had a lot of time between games.
In order to help players maintain their focus, Coach Mike Shanahan will do the "same thing you do for [a] Sunday night [game]," he said. "The only thing different is that you're not watching games during the day. You've got to concentrate on football.
"When you're playing on a Sunday night game, you're kind of entertained throughout the day. Well, Monday night's a little bit different. So, we'll deal with that the same as Philly deals with it."
Washington lost after its bye weeks during the past two seasons. Obviously, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan hopes the Redskins fare better after this season's long break.
"We will see," Kyle said. "This is my seventh year, so I have had a few bye weeks and each one seems different. Sometimes the week away is great.
"Everyone rests physically, they rest mentally and come back sharper. I have also been on teams where you have been away for so long you come back sloppy. We have had a good week of practice, so I expect it to be good. We will have to see."
| November 14, 2010; 10:00 AM ET
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