Washington Soccer Crew to take heated benches for last 3 street video games


PHILADELPHIA – The Washington Football team copied a tactic the Dallas Cowboys used on them more than a week ago – their heated benches were shipped to Philadelphia for Tuesday night’s game against the Eagles.

Dallas had benches shipped to FedEx Field when it was playing in Washington last week after the Seattle Seahawks’ cowboys had heard that the benches continued to lose heat as they played. The benches were shipped from Cleveland prior to the Cowboys’ 27-20 victory.

A source confirmed a report from NBC Sports Washington that the WFT also has benches delivered to Dallas and New York for its last two street games. Washington will use Dragon Seats, based in Cleveland, to ship the benches – the same company that Dallas used. The benches are also decorated with the logos of the Washington Football Team.

Temperatures will be in the upper 30s when the game kicks off at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

Washington has to win to keep up in the wildcard race. Both teams are 6-7, half a game behind New Orleans and Minnesota for third and final wildcard place.

Washington’s biggest concern remains the quarterback. Both Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen, the top two quarterbacks, remain on the Reserve / COVID-19 list. It is possible that they will not know until 3 p.m. whether they will be cleared to play. At that point they take a private plane from Virginia to Philadelphia.

If they can’t play, the newly signed Garrett Gilbert would start. Washington replaced Gilbert from the New England training team on Friday. He started a career game and appeared in seven, giving him an advantage over Kyle Shurmur, who has been on Washington’s training roster since Sept. 13 but has never played in an NFL game.





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