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We could have had it all

Football

The Washington Football Team’s (WFT) playoff hopes took a hit yesterday and the United ended their season in disappointing fashion.

November 10, 2020
SOURCE: SUSAN WALSH/AP PHOTO
SOURCE: SUSAN WALSH/AP PHOTO

The GIST: The District’s teams welcomed Joe Biden (a big fan of Mystic Elena Delle Donne) and Howard alumna Kamala Harris with...tragic losses. The Washington Football Team’s (WFT) playoff hopes took a hit yesterday and the United ended their season in disappointing fashion.

🏈A giant missed opportunity: The WFT’s NFC East title chances are very slim after yesterday’s 23–20 loss to the NY Giants. Although wide receiver and new captain Terry McLaurin’s 68-yard touchdown helped WFT get within three points, it wasn’t enough to overcome a butterfingers start.

  • And the QB questions keep popping up like Whack-a-Mole. After QB Kyle Allen was carted off with an ankle injury, Alex Smith’s relief performance included two costly interceptions in crunch time. Former starter Dwayne Haskins is expected to be the backup to Smith against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, but is it time to give him another chance to start?

⚽️Had a good run: The United fell just short of a postseason spot after yesterday’s tough loss to the Montreal Impact. While interim head coach Chad Ashton did an impressive job of turning around United’s season, the offseason means all our focus is on who the next head coach will be. The idea of two Jills in D.C. seems pretty great to us.