While the Redskins recently fired head coach Jay Green and will look to implement a new regime under interim head coach Bill Callahan, the Dolphins continue to tank for a top draft pick. Through five games this year, the Redskins are 1-4 against the spread, with their only cover coming in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Redskins have yet to name a starting quarterback, as Case Keen um was held out of last week’s contest with a foot injury. TES Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis missed last week with concussions, and several offensive linemen have been banged up as well.
Again, in order to cover the spread, you must be able to put points on the board, and neither team has been proficient at that so far this season. The Over (41, -110) seems a bit ambitious here, as the two teams have scored exactly that number of points combined in their last three games (Washington : 25, Miami : 16).
Neither offense is exceptionally dangerous, and the Redskins’ defense showed some early prowess against the Patriots this past week. Gannett may earn revenue from audience referrals to betting services.
Washington scored 22 points in the first five minutes of the second half and rolled past Miami, 38-20, ending the Hurricanes’ NCAA record 58-game winning streak at home. “As you grow up, you recognize UM as one of the finest programs in the country,” Washington fullback Richard Thomas said.
The Huskies’ onslaught began when Thomas caught a screen pass and turned it into a 75-yard score. Touchdowns on Russell Hairs ton’s 34-yard interception return and Robert SAP’s fumble recovery quickly followed.
The sequence, which stunned a crowd of 62,663, erased Miami’s 14-3 halftime lead and left the Huskies in command, 25-14. Washington outscored them, 35-6, in the second half and finished with a 12-minute advantage in time of possession.
Current and former players involved in the streak maintain a close relationship, and former Miami defensive lineman Mark Caesar was crying on the sideline after the game. “I guess everything can ’t go on forever,” said Miami’s Frank Costa, who passed for 261 yards but also threw two interceptions.
Miami lost despite holding running back Napoleon Kaufman in check. Miami gave up no touchdowns in the first 2 1/2 games of the season before Washington struck three times in rapid succession.
On the second play of the third quarter, Thomas took a screen pass from Hard, broke one tackle and went up the middle of the field to score. Hard passed to Dave Janos for a two-point conversion, trimming Miami’s lead to 14-11.
Washington went ahead, 18-14, three plays later on corner back Hairs ton’s 34-yard interception return. Costa’s third-down pass was intended for Jami German, who slipped and fell before the ball arrived, and Hairston--burned earlier for Miami’s touchdown--went untouched down the sideline to score.
German fumbled the ensuing kickoff when hit by Tony Parrish, and Washington’s Jerry Jensen recovered. Six plays later, Hard fumbled at the two on third down, but the ball rolled into the end zone and Sapporo 280-pound tackle--recovered for another touchdown.
The Hurricanes mounted two long drives in a bid to come back but had to settle for field goals. Washington’s John Wales made field goals of 47, 29 and 42 yards.
The Huskies blitzed Costa relentlessly, and he burned the gambling defense for a big play only once. That was a 51-yard scoring pass play to Ya til Green with 13 seconds left in the half.
Because of this rare case in history where almost every complaint coming from an angry fan base is relevant, we decided to argue a point that is so crazy that it has to be clarified as an overreaction, or else we might lose all credibility. It may end up being true, but at the moment, after the Redskins have fallen to an 0-4 record with no answer in sight, it classifies as a hot take, at best.
While both teams are 0-4 with a long list of embarrassing losses on their schedule so far and a revolving door at quarterback, there is one reason that Washington gets the nod here for the worst squad: Miami came into this season with hopes of losing as many games as possible in order to secure a top draft pick next year.
In the end, it can be assumed that Washington will get in their own way repeatedly for the rest of the season, their coach is likely to get fired, and the quarterback and defensive questions will continue. One of the wins came in an outing on the mound in Miami, which saw him hold Marlins’ hitters to three hits and an unearned run over eight innings.
Mat tingly’s squad connected for two hits in the first four innings as Scherzo held the Fish off the board, and the veteran skipper got himself tossed arguing with home plate umpire Ben May after Derek Dietrich K’d looking at a 3-2 cutter for out No. After working around a single in an 18-pitch sixth, Scherzo was up to 96 pitches total after six scoreless and done for the night...
Trail vs the Nationals: Marlins’ starter Dan Trail made two starts against the Nationals in July, giving up 10 hits, six walks, and five earned runs in 11 2 3 IPs, in which Washington hitters put up a combined .238/.333/.405 line against the right-hander. Trail was winless in four starts going into tonight’s game, with one of the losses to the Nationals, and a 6.05 ERA and a .288/.409/.548 line against in 19 1 3 IPs in that stretch.
Ryan Zimmerman crushed a 90 mph 1-0 fastball with two down in the second, sending a solo shot out to left field for a 1-0 lead and his 10th HR of 2018. Max Scherzo reached base on a fielder’s choice in the Nationals’ half of the third, moved up on a bunt single by Adam Eaton, and scored from second base on a two-out RBI single to right field by Bryce Harper, beating a throw to the plate to make it 2-0 over the Marlins.
Matt Waiters homered for the fifth time this season and Scherzo doubled with two down in the fourth, before scoring from second on a line drive to left-center off of Adam Eaton’s bat that Seigneurs Sierra got to but couldn’t catch, 4-0. 23), and took third on a wild pitch before scoring on a sac fly to left by Anthony Tendon, 5-0.
#TK CHZ: Ryan Zimmerman has been swinging it well since shortly after he came off a 58-game DL stint for an oblique injury, with a .333 AVG (20 for 60), .414 GBP, .650 SLG, seven doubles, and four home runs in 19 games and 70 plate appearances over that stretch, and in a smaller sample size of 13 games and 44 PAs in August, had a .351/.432/.703 line, four of his seven second-half doubles, and three of his four homers. Zimmerman hit his 10th of the 2018 campaign in the bottom of the second inning tonight, taking a 1-0 fastball from Dan Trail for a ride to give the Nationals a 1-0 lead early.
BULLPEN ACTION: Trevor Got took over for Max Scherzo in the top of the seventh with a 5-0 lead and gave up a one-out homer to left by Austin Dean, who connected for hit No. Wander Suer needed 18 pitches to get through a scoreless eighth and Greg Holland finished the Marlins off in the ninth.
Miami starter ZAC Gallon allowed two runs in two innings, leaving due to the rain delay. Corbin pitched seven strong innings on an emotional night, Area Turner doubled home the winning run in the ninth and the Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 on Tuesday.
Corbin and Stages were both drafted in 2009 by the Angels, traded to Arizona together in 2010 and made their MLB debuts in 2012 with the Diamondbacks. Corbin did that and allowed a run on six hits and struck out seven without a walk, even coming back after a 76-minute rain delay in the third inning and leaving with a 2-1 lead.
With the scored tied 2-2, catcher An Gomes reached on an error by third baseman Neil Walker with one out in the ninth. With two outs, Turner doubled to the gap in right center on a 3-2 pitch off Jose Quad (0-2) and Gomes raced all the way home.
“Looked like early on we were going to be able to get to Corbin a little and then he kind of just slammed the door right there,” Marlins manager Don Mat tingly said. The Marlins tied it off Wander Suer in the eighth when Cesar Pueblo led off with a double and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Miguel Rojas, who had three hits.
Miami starter ZAC Gallon allowed two runs in two innings, leaving due to the rain delay. Rookie outfielder Harold Ramirez went 1 for 4 and has hit safely in all eight of his career games against the Nationals (12 for 44, .347).
Miami will play a winnable football game next Sunday when the Dolphins host the Washington Redskins in Week 6 of the 2019 NFL season. Miami will play a winnable football game next Sunday when the Dolphins host the Washington Redskins in Week 6 of the 2019 NFL season.
Both Washington and Miami are projected to sit atop the 2020 NFL Draft order, but there’s one big difference between the two. Washington, at the bidding of owner Dan Snyder, drafted a 1st-round quarterback in Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins this past April.
The 2000 football season ended up being a major turning point for the Miami Hurricanes in terms of where their program was headed. With players like Ken Dorsey, Reggie Wayne, Dan Morgan, Al Blades, Ed Reed, and so many others, the Hurricanes were absolutely stacked.
Miami entered the 2000 season ranked fifth in the nation, and after a win against Cheese State in week one they moved to fourth in the polls. Just to give a quick recap of the matchup, the Huskies jumped out to a 21-3 halftime lead in front of a frenzy home crowd in Seattle.
Though, slowly but surely, Dorsey started to lead a Miami comeback, but simply didn’t have enough time left on the clock, as Washington upset the Hurricanes 34-29. For the remaining 10 games that year, the Hurricanes steamrolled through their opponents, and also defeated number-one ranked FSU, and also second-ranked Virginia Tech along the way.
At the end of the 2000 regular season, the Hurricanes ranked second in the AP Polls, and seemed like they were heading for a spot in the BCS National Championship Game. However, in a decision that is still ridiculous and asinine to this day, Florida State somehow leapfrogged the Canes into the number-two ranking, and ended up playing Oklahoma in the championship game.
First off, let’s acknowledge that the championship game was played in Miami at Pro Player Stadium that year, so home field obviously goes to the Canes. Both teams had proficient offenses that season, with the Sooner's ranking ninth in the nation in RPG (37.0), and Miami was third in the country averaging 42.2 points per game.
And also, just saying, if Miami beats Ohio State in the 2003 National Championship, they’d go on to break the NCAA record for consecutive wins (47) the following season in 2003. That team had all the talent that the 2001 squad had, and also had Reggie Wayne, Dan Morgan, Santana Moss, Damion Lewis, James Jackson, among others.