'Skins look to run a reverse

Awful in preseason, supposed contenders eager for real thing



September 11, 2006|By Don Markus | Don Markus,Sun Reporter

Had the Washington Redskins been your typical NFL team during the preseason - some good, some bad, some ugly - there wouldn't be the lingering doubts going into tonight's regular-season opener against the Minnesota Vikings at FedEx Field.

Not that the Redskins are wavering in their collective confidence, at least publicly. But after the team's first winless preseason since 1982 - the first of three Super Bowl championship seasons under Joe Gibbs - the Redskins at least want to prove that they will be the contender that many have predicted.

Season opener Vikings@Redskins, tonight, 7, ESPN, 1430 AM Line: Redskins by 4 1/2

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