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Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 11/28/2011

A little help from above on the anniversary of Sean Taylor’s death

To say the Redskins’ victory over the Seahawks wasn’t the prettiest win is an understatement. Still they did win, snapping a six-game losing streak.

On the fourth anniversary of the devastating loss of safety Sean Taylor, in my heart I like to believe the Redskins had a little help in pulling the game out.


(Sean Taylor in 2006 (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post))
When a two-possession, fourth quarter deficit put the game all but out of reach, that’s when some magical things happened.

Now I know this may sound crazy, but some of Sean Taylor’s biggest game-changing plays came on the same side of the end zone as yesterday’s fourth-quarter touchdowns.

His two scoop-and-score plays in the 2005 Philadelphia and Tampa Bay games came on the same side of the field, in that corner of the end zone. That’s where Redskins RB Roy Helu scored after hurdling a defender to break free on an improbable 28-yard TD run. And where Anthony Armstrong’s third down and forever go-ahead touchdown grab happened as well.

How fitting that Armstrong dove to catch the ball, the same way Sean dove into the end zone.

Whether it was pure coincidence or divine intervention, I immediately made the connection and smiled.

I will critique the details of this game, but not in this post. This one is for my fallen brother, Sean Taylor.

In my heart his spirit made the difference in that game. On the anniversary of his tragic death, Sean’s memory played a part in a triumphant outcome for a team and the fans that loved him.

Sean, you are missed. And your legacy remains strong my friend. God bless you.

If you’d like to share your memories of Sean Taylor leave your comments here and on my Twitter page: @lavararrington

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