From his "Ten Things I Think I Think:"
Click here for all of this weeks MMQB.5. I think when we look back on this season one of the special things about it will be how Washington played after the shooting death of Sean Taylor. That was no flukey win against the Giants on Sunday night. The Redskins got very little out of Todd Collins (8-for-25, with no touchdowns or interceptions), making his first start in 10 years, but they did get a strong, 126-yard performance from Clinton Portis and will have a good chance to make the playoffs if they can win at Minnesota next week. "We're thrilled," Washington coach Joe Gibbs said. "I told our players that they're taking me for a ride." Players often say after a tragedy like the Taylor death that they're playing for their late friend. But it's becoming remarkable that the Redskins lose their quarterback (Jason Campbell) to a knee injury and their best defensive player (Taylor) and play better than they have in weeks. Whatever is happening here, somehow, the 'Skins are playing their best football of what had been a disappointing season, and it's an inspirational thing to watch.