The glitz was worthy of a Super Bowl, with 90,608 fans waving flags on the fifth anniversary of 9/11 and a national television audience tuning into the first Monday night game of the regular season. Here, one of the ESPN cameramen prepare for the game.
Redskins owner Daniel Snyder hobnobbing at FedEx Field with his new Hollywood pals, actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes sit with Redskins Owner Dan Snyder during the Redskins/Vikings Monday Night Football opener. (note: 420mm lens hand held at 1/60 sec - pardon the poor image quality)
Redskins owner Daniel Snyder talks with other executives on the field during pregame warmups.
Former all-pros Michael Irvin and Steve Young during the pregame show.
Former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann and currrent ESPN announcer chatted with Redskins players during pregame warmups.
Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, served as the honorary observer for the pregame coin toss.
Kicker John Hall
Wide Receiver James Thrash
Wide Receiver Santana Moss
ESPN announcer Joe Theismann speaks with Wide Receiver David Patten during pregame warmups.
Wide Receiver Santana Moss signs an autograph during pregame warmups.
Antwaan Randle El
Running back Ladell Betts
Guard Derrick Dockery
Cornerback Carlos Rogers
Linebackers Lemar Marshall #98 and Marcus Washington #53
Chanting "U.S.-A, U.S.-A" and waving tens of thousands of American flags, football fans turned the inside of a stadium into a fluttering sea of patriotism during Monday night's game between the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings.
Vikings touchdown, taken from opposite end zone, gotta love the 300 2.8 with 1.4x
Linebacker Marcus Washington tackles quarterback Brad Johnson
Quarterback Brad Johnson
Quarterback Brad Johnson talks with referee Mike Carey before the game.
Quarterback Brad Johnson talks with referee Mike Carey before the game
Pierson Prioleau was placed on injured reserve after tearing the ACL in his right knee in Monday's 19-16 season-opening loss to Minnesota. The safety will have surgery in two weeks and is out for the seaon. He suffered the injury on the opening kickoff.
Safety Curry Burns pursues Wide Receiver Troy Williamson
Running Back Mike Sellers
Cornerback Antoine Winfield
Ryan Longwell's 31-yard field goal with one minute remaining gave the Vikings a 19-16 victory over the Washington Redskins.