A week after you told your wife you will stop leaving Church early to catch the start of the game, the Redskins explode and play some cant miss football. Even if you did miss a little early action there was plenty of it scattered throughout the 47-14 rout of the New Orleans Saints.
With his father in the stands for the first time this year as he struggles to battle with cancer, Kirk Cousins had his best day at the office yet. He went 20-of-25 for 324 yards and a personal record four touchdowns. He also ended the game with a flawless passer rating of 158.3, but the most important stat of all was the zero in the interception column. Turnovers have always been a blemish on Cousins’ accomplishments.
The running game showed several flashes of the once dominant force it has been in years passed with Alfred Morris racking up 92 yards on 15 carries. Although, most of the damage from the backfield was through the air, as Matt Jones exploded for 131 yards on three catches.
DeSean Jackson returned to action and on the opening drive showed that he is indeed still D- Jax on the first possession when Kirk Cousins hit him in stride for a 42-yard completion that provided the momentum for the touchdown on the opening drive. Jordan Reed continued his Pro Bowl level play as he had two ,touchdown catches on the day.
The Redskins defense held Drew Brees and the Saints to 350 total yards which is not great but is certainly manageable when they also come away with some timely turnovers.
The Skins forced two interceptions, with one of them being returned for a touchdown by Dashon Goldson. DeAngelo Hall also made his return with limited action and while he did not do anything notable, he will be back with no limits next week. However, the Saints rack up 158 yards on the ground and this must be addressed as the Skins take on the undefeated, leading rushers of the League. Cam Newton, and the Carolina Panthers.