The Washington Redskins collapsed against the Vikings and fell to 3-6.
Stat of the Day: The Redskins scored on their first five possessions but only scored three points in the second half.
Player of the Game: Alfred Morris– Morris had 139 rushing yards on 26 carries.
TURNING POINT: The Vikings went on a nine-play 74-yard touchdown drive, which culminated in a John Carlson touchdown.
1. Robert Griffin III- RG3 was 24/37, threw three touchdowns and added 44 rushing yards.
2. Pierre Garcon- Garcon is the no doubt number one receiver on the team and he proved it again, hauling in seven catches for 119 yards and a touchdown.
3. Niles Paul- Paul looked much better than Josh Morgan on kick returns, averaging 24 yards a return.
1. Defense- Orakpo and Kerrigan didn’t provide the outside rush the team desperately needed, the two combined for one sack last night. Minnesota scored on six of their ten possessions. Not to mention, Ponder completed 80% of his passes.
2. The heart of the team- Plain and simple this was a must win for the Redskins and it looked like in the second half they came out of the locker room lifeless.
3. Penalties- The Redskins committed eight penalties for 63 yards.
Overall it was a good performance, I would have liked to see more than three points in the second half. However, 36 minutes of possession, 433 total yards, winning the turnover battle, and a 9/16 third down conversion rate usually is enough to win.
The Redskins defense made a mediocre offense look spectacular… end of story.
Special Teams- B
The special teams unit was much better than it has been. They were able to neutralize Patterson and Sherels. Only problem I had was the miscommunication on the attempted fake punt.
Who’s next: The Redskins (3-6) travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles (4-5).