Redskins 

Week 3 Recap

FINAL SCORE

Detroit 27

Washington 20

 

The Washington Redskins fell to 0-3 after suffering a disheartening loss to the Detroit Lions.

Stat of the Day: RG3 had a season high 37 rushing yards.

Player of the Game: David Amerson had some good pass breakups and was active all game.

The Good:

1. DeAngelo Hall- Calvin Johnson caught seven passes for 115 yards and one touchdown. However, Hall did limit Johnson from the big play and also had a 17-yard interception return for a touchdown.

2. Third down defense- Washington held Detroit to a 30% conversion rate

3. Rush defense- Washington held the Lions to 63 rushing yards.

4. Jordan Reed- the rookie filled in admirably for Fred Davis, catching five passes for 50 yards.

The Bad:

1. Penalties- The Redskins once again hurt themselves with six penalties for 45 yards.

2. RG3- Griffin III had two costly turnovers. One on a fumble when he was trying to slide and another was an ill-advised interception.

3. Tackling- The Redskins missed countless tackles for the third week in a row.

Grades:

Defense- C

This was probably one of their better games of the year. However, 27 points is still too much and one sack/ one turnover isn’t enough.

Special Teams- B

I was disappointed once again with the kick returners; Chris Thompson and Josh Morgan continually forfeited the easy 20 yards and opted to run the ball out of the end-zone. John Potter was a bright spot, converting both of his field goal attempts. Rocca also had a good day, averaging 46 yards per punt with a long of 63.

Offense- D

The offense lacked the “spark” RG3 talked about this week. The Redskins missed on a go ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter when Aldrick Robinson did not properly secure the football on a deep touchdown.

Who’s next: The Redskins go to Oakland to play the Raiders, who have a 1-1 record and play Denver on Monday Night Football.

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