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September 28, 2009 9:27 AM

Finally, Washington comes to the rescue

Who says Washington doesn't hear the cries of hurting Americans all across the fruited plain? Who says it doesn't hear the calls of those desperate souls who are praying for hope, and pleading for change?

Consider the shrewd bit of politics that were engineered over the weekend when this city of losers sent the standard-bearer of its lost causes up to Detroit to give aid and comfort to a city ravaged by unemployment and even worse football.

Dan Snyder's Washington Redskins were a magnificent picture of incompetence worthy of the city they hail from, when they fell, 19-14, to a Detroit Lions football team that hadn't beaten anybody in over a year-and-a-half.

This mission of mercy won't soon be forgotten by the citizens of the Motor City, who can be excused this Monday morning if they're caught daydreaming about shorter unemployment lines, Japanese cars that get six miles to the gallon, and a responsive Washington.

There is every reason to believe that Snyder's gang will extend their program for the needy when the lowly Tampa Bay Buccaneers visit the nation's capital Sunday.

Yes indeed, fellow Americans, hope has finally arrived...

Now onto a sampling of what the nation's sportswriters and columnists are saying about their football teams across every NFL city, because in the Grill Room we love the newspaper business, even if it hates itself.

(32) Detroit 19
(20) Washington 14

(3) Baltimore 34
(31)Cleveland 3

(17) Cincinnati 23
(2) Pittsburgh 20
(30) Jacksonville 31
(16) Houston 24
(7) Minnesota 27
(12) San Francisco 24
(10) New England 26
(6) Atlanta 10
(9) Philadelphia 34
(27) Kansas City 14
(18) Green Bay 36
(29) St. Louis 17
(1) N.Y. Giants 24
(28) Tampa Bay 0
(8) N.Y. Jets 24
(19) Tennessee 17
(4) New Orleans 27
(23) Buffalo 7
(13) Chicago 25
(22) Seattle 19
(21) Denver 23
(26) Oakland 3
(11) San Diego 23
(24) Miami 13
(5) Indianapolis 31
(15) Arizona 10

(*) Denotes the Grill Room's NFL 100-PROOF RANKING

(Associated Press photo)

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