Robservations: Week 6

Is this what rock bottom’s like? It sure feels like it. 

The Washington Football Team suffered their fifth consecutive loss this season on Sunday, this time to the previously winless New York Giants, and have now plunged to the final spot of the worst division in football. And boy let me tell you, it was a doozy of an afternoon. 

Coming down to a final two-point conversion to win the game, the newly appointed starting quarterback Kyle Allen rolled to the left with a chance to tuck it and run for the endzone, but instead came to a full stop and essentially threw the ball into an open space of the field where no one was to be seen. It was actually pretty comical to watch. Even more comical was the rewatch, where it looked like Allen actually might have had a chance to run it in for the win had he not come to a complete halt. 

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Robservations: Week 5

Alex Smith, Washington QB, makes NFL return with first game in 2 years
Steve Helber, AP

Sorry this week’s Robservations is a bit late. Even I need a day off from writing about this team and all of their ineptitude. Plus I needed to take my lady on a nice date night before she leaves for a few days. Priorities, people. 

This week we’ve got another doozy of a game to talk about. Washington got absolutely walloped by the LA Rams, who managed to start this season by sweeping this entire NFC East because why not? Those are free wins, man. 

Unlike the other matchups with NFC East opponents, Washington really didn’t put up much of a fight at all in this one. Besides one pretty nice drive led by new starter Kyle Allen that ended in a gutsy seven-yard touchdown run, Allen’s debut was short-lived thanks to a pretty cheap hit by Jalen Ramsey that ended Allen’s day before halftime. We’ll probably see Allen starting under center again next week, but we did catch a glimpse of Alex Smith in his return from probably the most gruesome injury I’ve ever seen. 

That’s probably a good place to start for this week’s 30-10 loss. 

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Robservations: Week 4

AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Welcome back to the fourth edition of Robservations. This week we’ve got a doozy of a game to talk about. 

A lot of the points I’ll be driving home are ones I’ve pretty much already addressed in the past three games so I won’t beat a dead horse too much (I mean, it’s already dead), but as you’re probably aware, the Washington Football Team dropped their third consecutive game this season, this time against a potential Super Bowl candidate in the Baltimore Ravens. 

The 31-17 loss was not unexpected as we all pretty much chalked this one up as a loss unless we saw this team play an absolutely perfect game (which they didn’t), but honestly I thought they gave us a decent performance all things considered. Enough lollygagging, let’s jump in. 

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Robservations: Week 3

Cleveland Browns
Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images

In Week 2’s loss to Arizona, I wasn’t mad with the 15-point loss to a clearly better team, but yesterday was quite frankly a bit of a different story. Washington’s 34-20 defeat at the hands of the Cleveland Browns was a frustrating display of self-made errors that essentially gifted the game to a Browns team that I don’t necessarily see as significantly better than Washington. 

Considering next week is a matchup with an absolutely stacked Baltimore Ravens team, it was kind of important for this team to show up and get a good result against an opponent closer to their level before going up against a straight-up Super Bowl contender. What’s worse is that this team was pretty much in this game up until Cleveland made it an 11-point game in the fourth quarter. 

I suppose we should get into this game right? Okay, fine. 

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Robservations: Week 2

NFL: Washington Football Team at Arizona Cardinals
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Consider this week a wake-up, people. Though the win over Philly was a great way to start this season off, we saw where this team is truly at against a far superior Arizona Cardinals team. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, I mean we knew a game like this was coming eventually, but it does show us that this team absolutely has a long way to go and that we have to adjust expectations accordingly. 

The truth is, I actually really like this Cardinals team. They’ve got an absolute beast of a signal-caller in Kyler Murray, one of the most unstoppable wideouts in the game in DeAndre Hopkins and a young and talented defense led by Vance Joseph. This is a team ready to win now despite being in the absolutely wild NFC West. This was a great litmus test for Washington, who didn’t necessarily play well, but showed the same resilience we saw last week, albeit in a game that was pretty much over by the fourth quarter. 

Let’s jump into the nitty gritty and see what went right and what went wrong in this week’s edition of Robservations. 

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Robservations: Week 1

Hi I’m Robby Fletcher and welcome to the first edition of Robservations, a new weekly blog where I’ll be talking about the Washington Football Team’s 2020-21 season. 

In this inaugural entry, we’ll be breaking down the team’s epic 17-point comeback victory against the Philadelphia Eagles to start off Ron Rivera’s tenure as head coach. The win was the team’s first Week 1 home victory since 2011 and its first NFC East win since Week 8 of 2018. So, let’s talk a bit about some of the game’s biggest headlines. 

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