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Week 1 Recap

Philadelphia 33     Washington 27

Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong for the Washington Redskins in the first half. Chip Kelley’s offense had it’s way with the Redskins defense, posting 26 points in the first half while running 50 plus offensive plays. The final score was close, but it felt like Washington was out of it all night.

Stat of the Day: Philadelphia had 189 more rushing yards than the Washington Redskins

Player of the Game: Perry Riley finished with eight solo tackles and a sack

 

The Good:

1. Second Half: The Redskins scored 20 consecutive points and got the game to within a Touchdown

2. Leonard Hankerson- The Third year wide receiver hauled in five catches for 80 yards and two Touchdowns

3. RG III- The Star Quarterback looked as if he settled down as the game progressed. Griffin shook off some hits and finished the game 329 passing yards.

The Bad:

1. Penalties: The Redskins committed ten penalties for 75 yards

2. Turnovers: Washington committed three turnovers while forcing two on the defensive end

*Worth Noting: The Redskins had a Plus 17 turnover margin last year

3. Rush Defense: Washington gave up a total of 263 rushing yards. LeSean McCoy had 184 yards on the ground and Michael Vick finished with 54.

4. Special Teams: Kai Forbath missed a 40 yard field goal and Rookie Kick Returner Chris Thompson made a few ill-advised returns. Thompson opted to come out of the end zone numerous times versus kneeling for the free 20 yards (18.7 yards per return).

Grades

Defense: C-

The Defense looked lost in the first half. However, Chip Kelley’s offense was a mystery all off-season and this would have been hard for any defensive coordinator to game plan against. Still, there are no excuses for the plethora of missed tackles.

Special Teams: F

Keith Burn’s unit had a rough night. Kickoff returns were bad, Rocca had some bad punts and Forbath missed a field goal.

Offense: D

RG III and the entire offense looked rusty. This could be partly attributed to the star quarterback not having any reps against opponents in the preseason.

Who’s next: The Redskins travel to Green Bay to take on the 0-1 Packers

 

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