The Washington Redskins 17-16 win over the New York Giants on Monday night was a big victory for a team trying to claw back into the playoff race. The fact it was a win over a division rival, the third straight win over an NFC East foe, made it all the sweeter.
Yet, it seemed to mean a little bit more to Redskins’ owner Dan Synder.
Snyder was excited after the game and congratulating everyone in the Redskins locker room according to Robert Klemko of the USA Today. It was what he told a team staffer that stood out.
“I hate those motherf——,” Snyder said of the Giants.
After losing 10 of 11 games to New York from 2006-2010 and watching their division rival win two Super Bowls in the last five years, it’s understandable Snyder would feel some animosity toward the Giants. Now that the Redskins have won three of the last four games from New York, the feeling may be becoming mutual (if it wasn’t already).
And as a couple commenters have pointed out, Giants’ owner John Mara’s involvement with assessing a $36 million salary cap penalty to the Redskins could have a little something to do with it as well.