As the Redskins closed in on a 42-24 win over the Packers late Sunday night at FedEx Field, owner Daniel Snyder celebrated like a man who had grown more accustomed to watching his team embarrass itself in prime time.
NBC’s cameras caught Snyder clapping his hands, pumping his fist, raising his arms and bobbing his head to House of Pain’s “Jump Around” with 2:26 to play in the game. (We already knew Snyder was a subpar dancer.)
“We’ve seen a lot of shots taken in that booth over the years of a downcast Dan Snyder,” NBC play-by-play man Mike Tirico said.
It’s true. Washington had lost seven consecutive prime-time games at home since clinching the NFC East title with a win over the Cowboys on “Sunday Night Football” in the final week of the 2012 season.
Sunday’s win improved the Redskins to 6-3-1, their best record through 10 games since 1996. Snyder’s late-game dance session was perhaps the happiest he’s looked since he greeted Kirk Cousins in the locker room after the Redskins clinched the NFC East with a win — in prime time — at Philadelphia last December.
Thanks to @recordsANDradio for the video.