Washington 24 Oakland 14
The Washington Redskins picked up their first win of the season against the Oakland Raiders.
Stat of the Day: The Redskins had seven sacks for the first time since 2011 against the St. Louis Rams.
Player of the Game: Barry Cofield had two sacks and a fumble recovery
TURNING POINT: Rookie cornerback, David Amerson had a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown, which kept Washington in the game early.
1. The defense- Washington’s defense had seven sacks, two turnovers, and a defensive touchdown.
2. Leonard Hankerson- Hankerson has separated himself as the second best receiver on the roster, catching four passes for 49 yards.
3. Raider injuries- Washington benefited from McFadden and Pryor being hurt.
1. The offensive line- The Redskins only averaged 3.8 yards per carry and while only sacked one time, RG3 was running for his life all day.
2. Kyle Shanahan- The offensive play calling was vanilla and predictable.
3. Missed tackles- At one point the Fox broadcast put up a stat saying the Redskins led the league in missed tackles.
I would have given the defense an A+ if it weren’t for the missed tackles. This was their best performance of the year, holding Oakland to one touchdown.
Special Teams- F
You can’t allow punts to be blocked for a touchdown. The Redskins were able to dodge a bullet but mistakes like that will get you beat nine times out of ten.
The Redskins offense was stymied all day. Two second half touchdowns by Pierre Garcon and Roy Helu helped bring this grade up to a C-
Who’s next: The Redskins (1-3) have a bye week and then travel to play the Dallas Cowboys (2-2).