The Washington Redskins rarely hand out game balls following a loss, but at Bleacher Report we believe imaginary ones are warranted for players and coaches who perform their jobs admirably.
In their home opener against Cincinnati, the Redskins could have got down on themselves after Bengals rookie receiver Mohamed Sanu shocked them with a 73-yard wildcat scoring strike to fellow wideout A.J. Green on the game's first play.
Washington also could have mailed it in, when it got behind 17 points, with just over three minutes left in the second quarter.
But if there is anything to take from the Redskins' second straight loss of this young season, it's that they soldiered on, with a defense lacking two starters and an offense that lost left tackle Trent Williams to a right knee injury on Washington's second play from scrimmage.
According to the Washington Post, Williams underwent an MRI Monday morning and the results revealed some encouraging news.