NFL Redskins 

Week 8 Redskins Recap

Final Score: 

Washington 21

Denver 45

The Washington Redskins self destructed in Denver and fell to 2-5.

Stat of the Day: The Broncos scored 31 points in the fourth quarter.

Player of the Game: DeAngelo Hall had two interceptions and scored a touchdown.

TURNING POINT: After the Redskins took a 21-7 lead; Manning and company engineered an 11-play 75-yard drive for a touchdown, which swung momentum.

The Good:

1. The safeties- A big question all week was how would the secondary look without Meriweather and Doughty. But, Bacarri Rambo, Jose Gumbs, and E.J. Biggers filled in nicely.

2. Jordan Reed- It’s becoming a trend now, Reed once again was a reliable target for RG3. The young tight end recorded eight catches for 90 yards.

3. Jim Haslett- Hats off to Jim Haslett, the heavily criticized defensive coordinator had a great game plan for Peyton Manning and his defense gave the team a chance to win.

The Bad:

1. The wide receivers- Like the Dallas game, receivers were too easily covered. Receivers not named Garcon and Reed accounted for only five catches and 44 yards.

2. The offensive line- RG3 was sacked three times and was hit much more. This offensive line isn’t built to consistently pass block so I also place some blame on the second half play calling.

3. RG3’s health- Griffin III left the game with a knee injury, which he says is fine. However, the star quarterback has to do an even better job of protecting himself. Losing your franchise quarterback would be catastrophic.

Grades:

Defense- B+

The defense forced four turnovers against the sensational Broncos offense and scored a touchdown. Unfortunately, putrid play from the offense spoiled a great outing by Haslett’s unit. 

Special Teams- B

The special teams played pretty well. They did a great job neutralizing Trindon Holliday on his two returns. The only problem I had was a Sav Rocca shanked punt that put the defense in a terrible position.

Offense- F

The Redskins followed up their best offensive game of the season with one of their worst. Interior line play and the inability of receivers to get separation doomed the offense.

Who’s next: The Redskins (2-5) come home to play the San Diego Chargers (4-3).

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