Handing out labels after Skins games. This time a 27-14 win over Oakland.
Robert Griffin III. Didn’t make any spectacular plays, but didn’t make any big mistakes either (well, aside from the intentional grounding in the redzone). His movement looked better, especially on the scramble then pass to Helu which led to the final TD. “Efficient” is the Football Term for his performance, I believe.
Roy Helu, Jr. Made the play of the game hurdling a defender on a 28-yard catch and run, then capped it off with the clinching touchdown run.
Brian Orakpo. Had two sacks, a tackle for loss, a near interception and generally looked like the beast we’d been expecting.
Ryan Kerrigan. Two sacks of his own, a forced fumble and generally looked like the beast we’ve seen all season.
David Amerson. His pick-six was probably my second happiest moment of the season to that point.
Pierre Garcon. Led the team in receiving, per usual, and made a tough touchdown catch over the middle.
John Potter. Kicked all of the balls that he was asked to kick right through the yellow poles.
The Shanahans. Got their first win! And Kyle called a balanced game that was almost exactly even in the run-pass ratio.
The NFC East. No, the division is not a winner; the division is terrible. But that’s good for the Skins who, if the Cowboys lose to Denver on Sunday, will be playing Dallas for FIRST PLACE in two weeks.
This Stupid Idiot. Put some clothes on. You look ridiculous.
Dick Stockton and Ronde Barber. My god. At one point I decided I’d start making a note every time Barber said something that could not be readily ascertained by the layperson viewing the game. My tally was zero. Zero times he did that. And Stockton called Orakpo “Orapko”; also said of the uncatchable pass call that it is “a rule that still exists.” You two are the worst, please stop talking over our games.
London Fletcher. Had at least two egregious missed tackles that led to big plays, looks old and slow and I’m so sorry for typing that.
Perry Riley. Made some plays on defense, but not enough to overcome that completely blown block on the blocked punt.
Logan Paulsen. After half the Raiders took a go at stripping the ball from, one finally got it loose.
Brandon Merriweather. Under “skills” on his resume he lists “giving, like, everybody concussions, including myself” and “being just straight up bulldozed over by every ball carrier I encounter.”
Alfred Morris. Rushed for 71 in less than three quarters at 4.4 per carry. Hurt his ribs, but apparently didn’t break anything.
Fred Davis. Hey man, I saw you on the field on that one play! Attaboy.
Sav Rocca. Seven punts for a 40 yard average with two inside the 20. He also had one blocked for a touchdown, which wasn’t really his fault at all but no one said Winners & Losers was fair.