Other than the Redskins not scoring a single touchdown, this was one of the best days of my life. Seeing a 1PM game vs a Sunday night game is completely different. I will post another blog about my experience at this game once our raw photos are converted, but for today, let's just stick to the numbers (as dismal as they are).
I thought that Jason Campbell looked sharp at the beginning. He was making completions and running the ball well, but it soon became apparent that there were not going to be any touchdowns this game. TE Chris Cooley seemed to be the only receiver available, although there were a few catches later in the game that were ruled fumbles, which is highly debateable (especially seeing them on the big screen at the stadium). The Redskins were 0-5 in the redzone, which is ridiculous. Thankfully they were close enough that K Shaun Suisham made the 3 field goals easily. The Skins were booed off the stage going into half time, so I thought there would be more of an effort in the second half, but a single field goal was the only score in the second half.
The defence played well. S Chris Horton caused a fumble and knocked away a pass by QB Marc Bulger when they went for it at 4th and 10 to give the Redskins the ball with only a minute or so left. If the offense is going to continue to stink then defence is going to need to give the crowd some numbers in sacks, tackles and interceptions (and a few defensive TDs would be nice too). A win is a win though and I'll take this 9-7 one. Redskins are now 1-1.
The Redskins take on the Detroit Lions next Sunday at 1PM in Detroit.
About the Author
Written by Mercedes Green
I lived in Greene County Virginia for about 5 years of my childhood. This span of time was enough to imprint the love of the Washington Redskins (and hate of the Dallas Cowboys) into my life forever, even though I am Canadian and still live in Canada. I am in no way an expert on sports, football, or even the Redskins, but I do absolutely adore them, their fans and their home state(s). My favourite Redskin is and will always be Darrell Green (not because we share the same last name lol). I've adored Chris Cooley since he joined the team from the 2004 draft and love London Fletcher. Hail to the Redskins! See you October 30th in my home town of Toronto.