4:15 PM ET, November 4, 2001
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- For the Washington Redskins, three straight wins mean they can say, "We told you so."
|Arrington sprains ankle|
|LANDOVER, Md. -- Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington, the emerging defensive leader of a team that has won three straight, suffered a severe ankle sprain against Seattle and could miss several weeks. Arrington was hurt on the first play from scrimmage of the second half on a hit from behind. "I have never felt a pain like I felt on that field," Arrington said. "It was such a sharp pain. I just laid there, like 'It's broke.' It was a bonus that they said it was just a sprain." Arrington's fourth-quarter interception against Carolina three weeks ago has been the turning point of the season. His inspirational play continued Sunday when he had a key fumble recovery as the Seahawks were driving late in the first half. Arrington's injury is similar to one to tight end Stephen Alexander, who has missed three games. The Redskins have a bye next weekend, giving Arrington an extra week to recover, but he refused to guarantee when he'll be back. "When I can, I will," Arrington said. "When I will, I will do. When I will do, I will do what I will do."|
To do so, Washington must win within the division. The Redskins have won on the road the past three weeks, but now they'll go on the road for two weeks (after their bye next week). If they can win games on the road and in the division, they've got an opportunity to get back into the NFC East race.
But these upcoming road games are tough: Denver (Nov. 18) and Philadelphia (Nov. 25). So we'll discover whether Washington is for real as November progresses.
ESPN.com's Vinny Cerrato was director of player personnel for the Redskins and 49ers.
Seattle tackle John Randle sprained his left knee. ... Davis (4,204) moved past Terry Allen (4,086) into third place on the Redskins' career rushing list.