It’s been a wild week in the NFL, and perhaps one of the longest from start to finish on record. The Washington Football Team’s win on Thanksgiving night punctuated it with a bang — or at a minimum an inverted exclamation mark to begin the “week” in a 41-16 beatdown of the rival Dallas Cowboys.
On this edition of the Cult of Colt, we revel in the food coma of that Turkey Day victory, and take some time to bask in the afterglow of Washington’s first 40+-point performance since a Christmas Eve 41-21 victory over the Bears... in 2016 (a game that Gumbi attended by happenstance!)
After having spent weeks, nee months, doubting the Football Team’s potential, we had to eat our words now that they have passed the three-win mark that I had initially predicted. What else... Oh, Antonio Gibson, is he good? Yes, it seems like actually may be! We discuss the prospects of Gibson and Chase Young Rookie of the Year candidacies, the potential for the first WFT 1st-team All-Pro since Matt Turk in 1996 (Montez Sweat? Terry McLaurin?) and all around, we have take some time to re-assess our expectations for this year and beyond.
The elephant in the room is very clearly the reason why this was the week stretched six full calendar days, and it’s the league’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. After “getting off lightly” with just one absence thus far, things have now unraveled in the NFL and dragged the WFT in with it. We share our thoughts in full and pull no punches.
Finally, we leave you with the poll question below (and hope you’ll discuss in the comments section): Given the state of affairs in the NFC East, will Washington make the playoffs?
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Which team will be the 2020 NFC East division champion?
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