The common lament as players headed into the offseason was the difficulty of playing two playoff games on the road. Though the Redskins beat the Buccaneers in Tampa in a wild-card game, the players believed having a home game -- or, better yet, home-field advantage throughout the playoffs -- would have made a significant difference.
"I know that [the Seahawks'] crowd helped them a lot," said defensive end Phillip Daniels. "I'm telling you, I couldn't hear anything on the line of scrimmage. I know that had to help them, to have their fans behind them, waving the towels and everything. That's what we need, to have our fans behind us, playing a playoff game at our place."
As for the stadium, I'd be a blatent homer if I said FedEx is louder. That stadium rocked like a rock concert from start to finish. It took about 30 minutes after the game for my ears to return to hearing normally. I have to think the cover for the upper decks bounces the sound back into the field of play. Makes you wonder if that is a type of add-on we could get Danny to fork out for at FedEx.
Do your part on Sunday.