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Sunday Afternoon H-Back

Alright, it's over. Thank all that is good in the world for that. It ended the way it should have given the course of the season, with the defense collapsing again. Tiki Barber stone cold knocked them out.

Consider this:

In the last two weeks the Redskins allowed 934 yards and 71 points.
Jackson (252) and Barber (258) alone amassed 510 combined yards against them. I'll let that sink in for a minute.

The Redskins saved the Giants season twice; they were left for dead and imploding when the Skins rolled over in the Meadowlands in October, and well, pretty much in the sire dire straights last night, when they pulled off the win.

They somehow went 3-9 against a horrible NFC.

They went 3-5 at home despite all of Coach Joe's ramblings about the fans.

On the bright side, the offense looks legit. Yeah, they still have some kinks to work out, but JC did you guys proud again. They scored 59 points the final two games .. and lost them both. They scored 8 touchdowns in the final two games. They had not scored 4 TDs in a game since Oct. 1, then did it consecutive weeks at the end.

Ladell's fumbles the last two weeks were killers, but the dude also put up 770 yards and 4 TDs in the last six weeks. That's a 2,053 yard pace over 16 weeks, folks.

Special teams finished strong, Frosty and Suisham got it done, and Rock was a beast.

FINAL SKINS NUMBERS
Gibbs 21-27 ; Redskins record previous three seasons - 20-28
5-11 record - equals record of Spurrier's final season
3-9 in final 12 games - equals Spurrier's final 12 games
1-5 vs. NFC East
3-9 vs. NFC
5,688 yards allowed - second-most in franchise history (5,723)
12 takeaways - fewest in NFL history
19 sacks - fewest in franchise history
6 interceptions - fewest in franchise history
376 points allowed - most since 1999 (377)

Okay, I'm out. Players are finishing up a team meeting, and they're outta here until March. Coach Joe will do his end-o-the-season presser Monday aftgernoon at some point. I'll check in then.
Happy New Years.
Cheers.

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 31, 2006; 1:23 PM ET
 
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