Redskins Roundup: Overtime Victory Monday!
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but it’s the running game that propels the offense.
And don’t forget the goal-line stand that might have saved the season.
CB DeAngelo Hall calls that goal-line stand a “character-building situation.” Hall should know since he was a big part of it. Tarik El-Bashir has more on that.
Rich Tandler points out the Redskins did not allow a sack last Sunday for the first time all season. Rich also has some other observations you should check out. I especially like this nugget:
The Redskins rushed for 209 yards and passed for 291. It was the third time this year they have rushed for over 200 yards and passed for over 200 in the same game. All of the other teams in the league have combined to do it twice this year.
By now you probably know the fancy numbers WR Pierre Garcon put up yesterday. But did you know how well he does things that don’t show up in the stat line?
Shanahan noticed his receiver’s blocking as well.
“What people miss is exactly how hard he blocks, because you don’t have the yards we have in the running game unless your receivers are really committed to make some plays and playing for each other,” the coach said.
The game’s hero ended up being seldom used fullback Darrel Young, who scored three touchdowns including the game winner in overtime. But after the game Young praised Garçon.
“That’s what separates our team, our receivers block,” Young said. “Pierre making big plays, I don’t expect anything different. He does it in practice.”
Nathan Fenno writes that the guy who throws passes to Garcon is still a work in progress.
Chargers All Pro safety Eric Weddle gave RG3 a pep talk after the game.
Brian McNally has some thoughts on the win over San Diego.