If the Redskins have only a one-to-five percent chance of beating the Giants, then they must be one of the luckiest teams ever.
That’s what Giants safety Antrel Rolle had to accept, following his team’s second loss to the Redskins in as many chances. With his trash talking turned to bad math, he finally had to admit that the Redskins were the better team this year (via CSNWashington):
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Redskins players responded amicably after the game, content to prove him wrong, not firing back any faulty predictions.
“Yeah, well, that’s my boy Antrel. What up Trel!” said free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe. “He made that comment, and I wouldn’t say we were surprised, because we definitely know what we’re capable of, but they had been playing extremely well coming into this game and they had a lot of momentum.
“So to play so well against them, it’s an accomplishment and we’re definitely proud.”
Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall explained that he and Rolle have been bantering back in forth since their ACC rivalry games between Virginia Tech and Miami. Without saying a word, though, the Redskins talked louder on Sunday.
“Like coach said, at the end of the day you have to strap it up and play,” Hall said. “You’ve got to prove it on the field. So you know that ninety-five out of one hundred times? It makes for a good clip but at the end of the day you’ve got to go out there and play.”
Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman admitted that as a team, the Redskins were keenly aware of the prediction, and that it served as the necessary motivation leading up to the game (via DC Sports Bog, via The SiriusXM Blitz):
“When you hear something like that, collectively as a group when the coaches say that Saturday night in meetings, collectively you kind of see everybody’s head nod up and down, kind of start tapping their foot a little bit, kind of getting excited, kind of getting pumped up.”
Stats–while useful–do not replace the action that happens on the field. But since we’re on the topic, the only stat that matters this season is that the Redskins won 100 percent of their games against the Giants.