Having to watch the game on a Bills’ feed took a bit of the enjoyment out, but seeing Donavan McNabb run onto the field for the Redskins’ first official offensive possession was a little strange. One thing that stood out early in the 1st was McNabb’s choice in TE Chris Cooley (who is this blogger’s fav since he joined the Skins) as the go to guy.
As for the Nose Tackle controversy, it was Ma’ake Kemoeatu getting the start instead of Haynesworth, but the 100 dollar man did get a few series in.
In the first half alone, the Washington Redskins banked 21 points and end with 42 points. The Redskins have not scored that many points since 2005 against the 49ers where they got 52 and before that was 1999. Even though this is preseason and the Bills played horribly, this is a celebration for Skins fans. We don’t get to see these many TDs in one sitting!
McNabb chalked up his first TD pass as a Redskin in the 1st quarter to WR Anthony Armstrong, whom the Redskins acquired last season to the practice squad. The next score was given to the offense by a DeAngelo Hall interception, but this time it’s QB Rex Grossman who hands off to Rookie RB Keiland Williams for another Redskins TD. The last score of the first half for the Redskins is a pass to TE Fred Davis to bring the score to 21-3.
In the third quarter, something happened that we haven’t seen in a while: A touchdown punt return! Rookie WR Brandon Banks returned a 76 yard return for a TD. 28-3.
QB Rex Grossman passed to a very wide open WR Devon Thomas to bring score to 35-10. Bills manage a another TD, but in comes QB John Beck and it’s another running TD to Rookie RB Keiland Williams. Redskins win by a score of 42-17.
Next up for the Redskins’ Preseason is against the Ravens on August 21st at 7PM.
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.