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Week 16 Redskins Recap

FINAL SCORE

Dallas 24

Washington 23

The Washington Redskins lose yet another close game, this time to the Dallas Cowboys.

Stat of the Day: No receiver besides Garcon had more than two catches.

Player of the Game: Pierre Garcon hauled in 11 catches for 144 yards.

TURNING POINT: Brian Orakpo suffers a right groin injury during the fourth quarter, with his departure the Redskins pass rush faded away.

The Good:

Chris Baker- Not too many stats for defensive lineman but Baker was active/ disruptive all game.

First three quarters of defense- Redskins going into the fourth quarter had only given up 14 points with one touchdown coming courtesy of poor special teams. However, as usual with the Redskins it didn’t last.

Kai Forbath- Forbath connected on all three of his field goal attempts.

Santana Moss punt returns- Moss was elusive and helped the offense get into better field position, returning three punts for 35 yards.

The Bad:

First half Red Zone efficiency- Washington had a chance to put touchdowns on the board instead of field goals but penalties and turnovers killed early drives.

Receiving corps- Aldrick Robinson was second on the team in receiving yards… he had 14.

Grades:

Offense- C-

The offense had two touchdowns in the third quarter but that was it. Washington couldn’t string together enough first downs in the waning minutes to seal the game.

Defense- C

The defense held Tony Romo to 226 passing yards and forced two turnovers but when it mattered most on fourth and goal to win the game they couldn’t get a stop.

Special Teams- D+

Ever heard of Micheal Spurlock? Nope neither have I but leave it to Sav Rocca and Keith Burn’s unit to give him a big play.

Who’s next: The Redskins (3-12) travel to New York to play the Giants (6-9).

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