Washington Wins Everywhere on Boxing Day: Redskins
But this year, his namesakes made Boxing Day his own.
- The Capitals warmed DC's cockles at home with a 3-1 victory over Montréal;
- The Wizards did their bit for the trifecta in Brooklyn, besting the Nets, 111-96;
- The Redskins made it one by going up the I-95 and beating the bumbling Eagles, 38-24;
- The Huskies carried the heritage Deep in the Hearta by stopping Southern Mississippi, 44-31; and
- The Cougars capped a successful day in West Texan snow by edging the Miami Hurricanes, 20-14.
Five Washingtons. Five triumphs. Never before in history has this happened. Kinda cool.
This was the first time since 1983 that the District of Columbia had three of its own all win on the same day. The State of Washington's two FBS entries won twice on the same day in 2015, albeit in non-cons where they should have.
Good news for the capitals' locals: The Redskins are division champions. Bad news: It's the NFC East:
Their clincher wasn't so much about the scoring as much as it was the bumbling, which is where Philadelphia excelled:
And to think those dudes are being paid to play this game.
The highlight blunder, though, belonged to Kirk Cousins:
Mental vacancy like that won't bode well in their one guaranteed playoff game, especially if their opponent is yet another team from Washington, ie- the one that's been in the last two Super Bowls.