On a beautiful day in Washington D.C., The Redskins did their fans and even the nation proud in the nation's capital. With a lengthy pregame ceremony commemorating the events of 9/11/2001, the Redskins had the look of a team that could contend in 2011. Almost every part of the game they played last Sunday was solid en route to a 28-14 victory over the injury-bitten New York Giants.
In recent years (since 2007), the Redskins have shown almost no signs of life or even a hope of competing with the heavily-favored Giants. In their past seven meetings, the Giants have held the hapless Redskins to very little production on offense and have rampaged through the defense without much effort. This year in Game 1, all that changed.
The Redskins came out with more determination and fire than has been seen in previous years. Although it wasn't perfect, the Redskins looked like a team reborn from just one short year ago. There was plenty to look at in terms of the good, but also what needs to be fixed if the Redskins have hopes of contending in 2011.