This week in the NFL was a memorial week as players for each team wore the number 21 on their helmets in remembrance of Redskins safety Sean Taylor. He was only 24 when he died last week after being shot in his Miami-area home.
The best game this week was the Buffalo at Washington game. The Redskins, having come off the tragic loss of their safety, came into this game playing with their hearts as Taylor would have done. The Redskins offense gained some momentum as they drove the ball down the field for a field goal on the opening drive. That momentum was enough to bring Redskins receiver Santana Moss out of his shell as he managed five receptions for 63 yards. On the first defensive play of the Redskins, they brought out only 10 defensive players to honor Taylor. The Redskins played with heart and soul, but it just wasn't enough as the Bills managed to pass by the Redskins with a last-minute field goal to win 17-16.