By Brian Tinsman

WASHINGTON — Growing Bermuda grass in a northern climate isn’t easy, particularly as the skies go gray and the sun angle gets lower this time of year.

Throw in a week of rain in the Washington, D.C. area and FedExField could be a 100-plus yards of mud by the end of their Week 4 contest against the Cleveland Browns.

Here are some pre-game shots from the media working the sidelines and the press box:

This is a storyline worth keeping an eye on throughout the game.

The state of the playing surface at FedExField has been a hot topic of debate in recent years, as events like Robert Griffin III’s torn ACL have been attributed, in part, to the state of the field. The team has upgraded its drainage system since then, but that can only do so much in weather like this.

Fortunately, the field has a reprieve coming up, with only one more game played here in the next five weeks. After that, two more home games are followed by three-straight and four of the last five on the road.


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