It’s not like I need to tell you because I’m sure you’ll be going to the grocery store later this week to grab those necessary tailgating items, but the Redskins first home game of the season against the Pittsburgh Steelers is one week from today!
And for those of you who can’t make it to the stadium due to travel, work or whatever else is in your jam packed daily schedule—the game will be ESPN’s Monday Night Football premiere.
Unlike last season’s regular season bout, let’s hope the Steelers don’t pack those bumble bee style unis in their suitcases—my phone’s camera, and probably yours, can’t handle it.
Anyway, after the Redskins’ 22-21 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night I asked you your thoughts on the offensive and defensive MVPs.
In a margin even close than the one point victory, Pat White and Kirk Cousins dueled for the right of Redskins Blog Offensive MVP.
Thanks to a late touchdown scamper right up the heart of the Titans defense and a subsequent two-point conversion, White just barely edged out Cousins.
Here’s how close it was:
On his game-winning touchdown drive, White looked like the same quarterback who broke numerous records at West Virginia University as he connected on three of his four passes for 20 yards along with four carries for 34 yards and of course a touchdown.
Wasn’t it great to see Kerrapko back together for the first time since Week 2 last season, too?
Just like they did against the Rams, both Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo recorded sacks.
Orakpo, who said he’s going to rip it up this year and wants to be in Defensive Player of the Year talks from the get-go, edged out Kerrigan, DeJon Gomes and Richard Crawford for Defensive MVP honors.
That’s all for the wrap-up from preseason Week 1. Moving forward, we have two practices today at 10 a.m. and 3:20 p.m.
Quarterback Robert Griffin III will also take the podium for his traditional Monday afternoon press conference with the media after the conclusion of the first practice. Check back with the Redskins Blog and @Redskins for the up-to-the-minute updates of what No. 10 has to say. You won’t want to miss it!