The Washington Redskins lost their seventh game in their last eight tries at FedEx Field falling to the New York Jets, 34-19. However, the immediate future may end up being even murkier heading into the final four games of the regular season.
It became very ironic that the Redskins's offense faltered in the second half being outscored 24-6, because it looks like two important members of the offense will not be able to play for the rest of the season. Various media reports say that tight end Fred Davis and offensive lineman Trent Williams have been suspended for four games by the NFL for violation of their substance-abuse policy.
Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan made no comment regarding the possible suspensions preferring to focus on the game itself. Shanahan also had no real answer as to why the Redskins offense fell apart after a strong first half.
"I was disappointed in the way we finished," said Shanahan. "We came out the second half and went three-and-out three times. We had to seize the opportunities to score and we didn't. We were very average on offense. They made the plays and we didn't."
The Redskins are now 4-8 and will host the New England Patriots at FedEx Field this Sunday. The Patriots (9-3) kept the Indianapolis Colts winless by defeating them 31-24 in Foxborough, Mass.