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Week 15 Redskins Recap

FINAL SCORE

Washington 26

Atlanta 27

The Washington Redskins decision to go for two backfired as the Redskins lose a nail biter to Atlanta.

Stat of the Day: The Redskins had seven giveaways.

Player of the Game: Brian Orakpo provided consistent pressure all day, tallying 1.5 sacks and eight tackles.

TURNING POINT: After the Redskins scored a touchdown with 22 seconds left; Mike Shanahan decided to go for the win but Washington wasn’t able to convert, resulting in a one-point loss.

The Good:

The receiving corps- Aldrick Robinson and Pierre Garcon really bought their A game today. Nine different receivers had at least a catch today.

The defense- The Redskins have let one bad play or turnover snow ball all year into an ugly loss but the defense kept the game close and gave Washington a chance to win.

The Bad:

Santana Moss- Moss had a touchdown late but the two fumbles are hard to overlook.

Turnovers- Seven giveaways is unforgivable, if it wasn’t for a magnificent effort from the defense and a poor Falcons team it could’ve been a lot worse.

Going for two- Putting an entire game on one play is risky and if it doesn’t work it’s a bad decision.

Grades:

Offense- D

The offense accounted for 476 total yards but turned over the ball entirely too much (six times). Atlanta scored 27 points, 20 of the points were off of turnovers.

Defense- A

The offense put the defense in a lot of tough situations but the defense held it’s own. Washington allowed just 243 yards and only allowed the Falcons to convert on 5/14 third downs.

Special Teams- C

With the exception of the muffed punt it was a decent day: Rocca averaged 52 yards per punt and Forbath was 2/2 on field goals.

Who’s next: The Redskins (3-11) come back home to play the Dallas Cowboys (7-7) next Sunday.

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