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Who Dat? The Washingtons Redskins!

Posted By Mercedes Green On Sep 10 2012 @ 9:32 am In Washington Redskins | No Comments

The Washington Redskins came into a. 8.5 point spread against them and won!  They came into a dome where fans and players were upset over the Bounty Gate and even though the players were allowed to play, they still didn’t have their coach.  The Washington Redskins beat the New Orleans Saints 40-32 with a rookie QB.  The Redskins have not scored over 40 points since their win over the San Francisco 49ers at home on October 23, 2005.  Before that, 40 points over the Saints in the dome on December 30, 2001.

This game had many highlights and many reasons for the victory:

RG3:  Of the other rookies starting this week, RG3 posted 19/26 for 320 yards and 2 TDs.  Luck went 23/45 for 309 yards, 1 TD but 3 interceptions, Tannehill 20/36 for 219 yards, no TDs and 3 interceptions, Russell Wilson posted 18/34 for 153 yards, 1 TD and 1 interception, Brandon Weeden 12/35 for 118 yards not TDs and 4 interceptions.  RG3 looked confident in and out of the pocket, making great decisions, getting rid of the ball when needed, and running when he could ( although in the 2nd half not as much and ran for 42 yards himself).  He’s got one heck of an arm and the best vision ever.  With
only 3 minutes left in this game, the “RG3, RG3, RG3” chant was clearly heard in the dome.  Now that is something to be stoked about.

Defense:  The Redskins held the Saints to only 32 running yards but allowed 339 passing yards.  London Fletcher prevented a TD by the Saints, DeJon Gomes intercepted a Brees’ pass late in the 4th which ended with a Redskins TD (there were 2 interceptions), Hall and Kerrigan recorded 2 sacks on Brees Reed Doughty solidified the Redskins win by intercepting the Hail Mary pass by Drew Brees with 2 seconds in the game.  There were also many plays by other key D players but this blog can’t go on for that many pages.

Redskins Offense:  Key play had to be the first play of their 2nd possession.  RG3 threw cannon to Pierre Garcon for an 88 yard TD.  Garcon did leave the game at the half with an injured foot but this play set the pace of the game.

Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
A. Morris

28

96

2

18

R. Griffin

10

42

0

12

E. Royster

2

10

0

8

D. Young

2

3

0

2

R. Helu

2

2

0

1

Receiving REC YDS TD LG
P. Garcon

4

109

1

88T
A. Robinson

4

52

1

29

S. Moss

3

47

0

27

F. Davis

2

38

0

26

R. Helu

3

25

0

21

L. Paulsen

1

22

0

22

J. Morgan

1

21

0

21

B. Banks

1

6

0

6

 

Redskins Offensive Line:  This was probably the most worrisome area of the Redskins but with RG3’s performance along with the offense, hats off as only 1 sack were recorded on RG3 (he was hit quite a bit but that was due to him running himself and after passes) and he was allowed the time he needed to make the plays necessary.

The Redskins only punted once in the 1st half and it was blocked, which gave the Saints one of their TDs and  Kicker Billy Cundriff made 4/4 field goals.

Wow, wow, wow.

HTTR!

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