There's much reason for football fans to be optimistic in the nation's capital. Chemistry is at a high and distractions are seemingly eliminated. An opportunity for the Redskins to pacify even their harshest critics is emerging.
If it was going to start somewhere, it had to be in Week 1, and they succeeded. Now that the game has sunk in, we can examine five storylines that were highlighted with a win against a hated rival.