The Washington Redskins changed the course of American history on Sunday.
OK, maybe not, but with one exception (2004) the Redskins' last home game before a presidential election has forecasted who would win. If the Redskins win, the incumbent party remains in power, but a Washington loss signifies a changing of the guard.
Hello, President Romney.
In any event, an election prognostication that may or may not come true was far from the only thing to come from Washington's 21-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers, as the team also sustained an injury to a wide-receiver corps that was already precariously thin.
Twelfth-year veteran Santana Moss, who had seen his role in the Washington offense grow over the past couple of weeks, left the game in the fourth quarter and was being evaluated for a concussion, according to Allie Fontana of Football Diehards.
The 33-year-old, who had only one catch for two yards before departing, would likely be in danger of missing next week's game were the Redskins playing, but this is an instance where the bye comes at a fortuitous time for Washington, which has Week 10 off.
In fact, the more pressing injury news for the Redskins probably came compliments of Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com before the game, who reported that if wide receiver Pierre Garcon's foot injury does not improve significantly over the bye week, Washington will likely shut him down for the season.
So, for Santana Moss' fantasy owners, this is likely just a matter of waiting the bye week out, although teams in shallower leagues should feel free to look elsewhere if viable options exist on the waiver wire.
Because at this point in the season, one catch for two yards isn't going to cut it.