Brandon Banks Breaks Redskins Record

If you're a Washington Redskins fan, it's hard to take much of anything positive away from their 37-25 loss to the Detroit Lions today. We lost our starting running back Ryan Torain to injury, benched our starting quarterback Donovan McNabb in favor of Rex Grossman, and the offensive line's struggles brought back bad memories of Levi Jones and D'Anthony Batiste.

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There was a bit of good news today though. The Redskins have suddenly found a breakout star in Brandon Banks.

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After starting the 2010 season on the practice squad, Banks has gotten more and more productive every week. This week he set a Redskins franchise record for most combined return yardage in a single game with 271 yards.

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As much as it sucks that the Lions got to kick off so many times today, it was good to have such a weapon back returning.

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Banks' longest and most impressive return was this 96-yarder in the fourth quarter that gave the Redskins the lead.

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Congratulations, Mr. Banks. You've come a long way.

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