Ton of pressure on tonight, but the additional factor is that 8:30 start. With all the stress of lose or go home there's also the national spotlight. Every eye in the football world is going to be on us tonight. There's no other game not to mention no other game that matters as much. It's a showcase. You can almost see Bob Barker.
In past seasons, the Redskins wilt on games such as this. A Monday Night game with the division on the line? It's over before it begins. This year though, these Redskins have done well in national games... Tonight is a repeat of Thanksgiving in many ways.
The whole country is watching. It's the Dallas Cowboys. It's do or die. Romo and the 'boys are being glorified most of the week by all the outlets.
We have a very small sample to judge RGIII on, but so far on Thanksgiving, Monday night, and the opening national game against the Saints... believe it or not I think we've done better in games where the spotlight is on us this year. I don't know if that continues, but I so want to believe.
Are we ready for primetime? Are you ready to scream roar and do your part? Do you truly believe or just hope at this point?
Today, is about more than X's and O's, but about who is ready to sieze the moment and who thrives in the spotlight. Time to find out what we're made of.