Redskins blunders lead to halftime tie


The Redskins have had a lot of success against the Seahawks in the first half, but they’ve got just seven points to show for it thanks to a handful of mistakes.

Rex Grossman threw an interception that set the Seahawks up on the 20-yard line and Seattle took advantage with a touchdown that tied the game at seven. The Redskins then drove down to the doorstep on their next possession, but had a Jabar Gaffney touchdown waved off when replay revealed Gaffney stepped out of bounds before the score. Graham Gano’s 23-yard field goal try was blocked, leaving the game tied at the half.

The good news for the ‘Skins, who are trying to end a six-game losing streak, is that they’ve done enough well to make you think they can win this game. Grossman has completed 16-of-19 passes for 175 yards and a score, Roy Helu is running well and the defense has kept the Seahawks from sustaining any drives in the first half. If they can stop costing themselves chances in the second half, they should find a way to a much-needed road victory.

They’ll need to control their emotions to do it. It has been a very chippy game, including another helmet-to-helmet shot from Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor. The two teams started pushing and shoving at the coin flip and have continued to go at one another on plenty of the snaps that followed.