When Washington faced Philadelphia on Nov. 18, the Redskins were saddled with a 3-6 record and mired in a season-threatening three-game losing streak.
NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the Seattle Seahawks by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long first met Bret Bielema while in Miami attending an end-of-season awards ceremony surrounding the 2005 national championship game.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State coach Tom O'Brien entered the season with hopes of contending for the Atlantic Coast Conference championship.
Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema understands a lot of people believe his Badgers don't deserve to be playing in the Big Ten championship game.