Very few people envisioned the Redskins beating the Saints at the Superdome on Sunday. The odds were stacked in favor of New Orleans. They had the home-field advantage, the playoff-contending team, the veteran quarterback and the explosive offense. Washington had a rookie under center and is trying to rebuild after a disappointing 5-11 season. Barring a major upset, the Saints would cruise to victory.
Major upsets happen in the NFL, especially at the start of the season when no one knows exactly how teams will perform. You can’t blame the media for making the logical choice and picking the Saints to win the game — unless you’re London Fletcher.
London Fletcher walking off field to a crowd of media: “Y’all ain’t give us a chance. None of y’all gave us a chance!”
— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) September 9, 2012
Bart Scott knows exactly how Fletcher feels, as he also attempted to shove the Jets’ surprising blowout over the Bills down the media’s throat on Sunday. Players love it when their team is seen as the underdog, but at the end of the day the media and so-called experts can only work with the information they have and make a reasonable prediction. Picking the Redskins to win at the Superdome in Robert Griffin III’s NFL debut would not have been reasonable.
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