The Burgundy and Gold Fan Club

Dallas Texas

 

 

The B&G Fan Club will meet for all 2016 games at:
(Parker & Alma)
 
Seating is limited and most games fill up to standing room only so arrive early.
 
 
HALF-TIME RAFFLE!
Tickets are still only $4/each or 3/$10
Tickets are sold 5 minutes before halftime.
 
2016 Schedule
 
Date Opponent Time/TV
Thursday
Aug. 11
at Atlanta Falcons (Preseason)
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
Loss 23 - 17
Friday
Aug. 19
New York Jets (Preseason)
FedEx Field, Landover, MD
WIN 22 - 18
Saturday
Aug. 27
Buffalo Bills (Preseason)
FedEx Field, Landover, MD
Win 21 - 16
Thursday
Sep. 1
at Tampa Bay Buccaneers  (Preseason) Win 20 - 13
Monday
Sep. 12
Pittsburgh Steelers
FedEx Field, Landover, MD
Loss 38 - 16
Sunday
Sep. 18
Dallas Cowboys
FedEx Field, Landover, MD
Loss 27 - 23
Sunday
Sep. 25
at New York Giants
East Rutherford, NJ
Win 29 - 27
Sunday
Oct. 2
Cleveland Browns
FedEx Field, Landover, MD
Win 31 - 20
Sunday
Oct. 9
at Baltimore Ravens
M&T Bank , Baltimore, MD
Win 16 - 10
Sunday
Oct. 16
Philadelphia Eagles
FedEx Field, Landover, MD
Win 27 - 20
Sunday
Oct. 23
at Detroit Lions
Ford Field, Detroit, MI
Loss 20 -17
Sunday
Oct. 30
at Cincinnati Bengals
Wembley Stadium, London, UK
TIE 27 - 27
Nov. 6 BYE ---
Sunday
Nov. 13
Minnesota Vikings
FedEx Field, Landover, MD
W 20 - 26
Sunday
Nov. 20
Green Bay Packers
FedEx Field, Landover, MD
W 42 - 24
Thursday
Nov. 24
at Dallas Cowboys
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
L 26 - 31
Sunday
Dec. 4
at Arizona Cardinals
Glendale, AZ
4:25pm ET
FOX
Sunday
Dec. 11
at Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia, PA
1:00pm ET
FOX
Monday
Dec. 19
Carolina Panthers
FedEx Field, Landover, MD
8:30pm ET
ESPN
Saturday
Dec. 24
at Chicago Bears
Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
1:00pm ET
FOX
Sunday
Jan. 1
New York Giants
FedEx Field, Landover, MD
1:00pm ET
FOX

 

 

HAIL REDSKINS FANS! 

      

Not Sure How You Guys Feel . . . . .

 

. . . . . but I “hate” when our beloved Redskins play that “Team Whose Name I Won’t Utter” (TWNIWU) on Thanksgiving.  Of all the holidays, Turkey Day is my favorite.  It involves sleeping late, eating my weight in carbs, football, alcohol, and napping.  But with my long‑suffering spouse scheduled to spend the next three weeks in Romania, we were obligated/forced to spend the day with her TWNIWU -loving family last week, and it was brutal – I mean, who doesn’t serve yams on Thanksgiving?

 

Menu aside, what was so brutal was that once again, we *could* have and *should* have won this game.  We outgained them 505 yards to 356, and had no turnovers.  However, four things killed our chances of winning:

 

1.   TWNIWU scored on their opening drive, and played ahead all day.  That allowed their QB to settle into a rhythm and calm any nervousness he may have had.

 

2.   Our red zone problems returned with a vengeance.  We seem to have a traffic light mentality when we get in the red zone….it doesn’t mean come to a complete stop! Three trips in the red zone produced 6 points!  Unacceptable...

 

3.   Jay Gruden’s management of the game.  While I praised his 4th down call against Green Bay, we were at home and needed 17 inches to put that game away.  He iced his own kicker on our first possession, which set the tone for horrible Special Team calls the rest of the afternoon.  Why trot Hopkins out there for what would have been a career long 55 yarder? That onside kick?  After TWNIWU’s initial drive, we did a good job of holding them in check . . . why give them a short field? And I had to sit there listening to my in-laws making SB plans throughout the entire thing . . . . AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!

 

4.   No balance on Offense:  53 passes to 19 runs in a game we lost by 5 points.  We have to commit to running the ball, if for no other reason than to wear down opposing defenses.

 

Okay, time to move on. This week we travel to Arizona to play a team I penciled in as a loss when the schedule was released, but feel we can, and should win.  They’re only 1-3-1 over their last 5 games, with their lone win against the <insert favorite synonym for dreadful> 49ers two weeks ago.  Cousins was brilliant against TWNIWU, but faces a tougher challenge this week.  I will feel much better if Reed and/or Jackson are on the field.  Jackson has been practicing all week, so he should be read to go, but Reed hasn’t practiced and will be a game time call.  Carson Palmer hasn’t been himself most of the season, but he does have Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson as weapons.  With not much else going for them on Offense, if we contain these 2, we should win easily.

 

Looking at our remaining schedule – Arizona, Philly, Carolina, Chicago, and NYG – we should be able to win 4 out of 5 and make the postseason as a wildcard.  Sadly, the division is realistically – though not mathematically – out of reach, so my Christmas wish is for the Giants to catch that TWNIWU for the division title.  We currently hold a 1/2 game lead over Tampa Bay and Minnesota, which means a win Thursday by that TWNIWU actually helps our chances.   I can’t…I just can’t….although I would love another shot at them in January.

                                                                     HAIL!


 


 

 

 

 

 

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