Santana Moss was disgusted.
The 2005 Redskins had gone seven-plus quarters to start the season without a touchdown and the team's explosive new receiver couldn't believe it.
He was also confused as to why he had practiced a certain route plenty before Week 2's Monday night showdown with the Cowboys but hadn't been asked to run that route once during the contest.
So, No. 89 was down — and Clinton Portis could tell. That's when Portis went over to let Joe Gibbs know about Moss' gripe, which led to Gibbs meeting with Moss and telling him to be ready to run a "dino," otherwise known as a post-corner-post.
That turned out to be a smart decision for all involved.
Moss ended up burning the Cowboys secondary twice with the same pattern — one for 39 yards and the other for 70 — in a span of three minutes and 55 seconds. Behind those Mark Brunell-Moss connections, the 'Skins stunned their rivals 14-13 in what is known in D.C. as the "Monday Night Miracle."
Sept. 19, 2018, marks the 13-year anniversary of the Miracle, which is one of the few moments from the 2000s that Burgundy and Gold fans can proudly look back on. In fact, you'd be hard-pressed to find a sequence from this century that conjures up nostalgia quicker than that two-touchdown flurry.
What's interesting is the parallel you can draw from that Washington team to this one that's 1-1 to start in 2018.
The current group is stalling on offense, too; sure, they've had more success putting up points than Gibbs' 2005 bunch, but Alex Smith and his receivers have yet to really find that spark.
Look back at 2005, though, and you'll understand how quickly that can all change. Perhaps Smith and Co. will find that connection all of the sudden, too.
Regardless, while every Redskins supporter is rightly concerned with how their squad will handle the upcoming matchup with the Packers, there's nothing wrong with taking a few minutes to reflect on the past.
In fact, it's the perfect time to reflect on all that can happen in just a few minutes.
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