Handing out labels following Skins games, this time a 24-17 loss to NY.
Brian Orakpo — Treated LT Will Beatty like a turnstile for two more sacks, giving him 5.5 in the past four games.
Perry Riley — Seemed to play well out there, at least in pass coverage.
Al Michaels — I *love* how pissed he sounded about the refs screwing up the end of the game. Do NOT play with Al Michaels’ gambling lines.
Cris Collinsworth — I’m a big fan of Cris Collinsworth. Discuss.
Pierre Garcon — What a terrible night for 88: called for delay of game after kicking the ball into the stands(!?), averaged 6.8 yards per catch, dropped two or three passes and got the ball stripped out of his arms to end the game. It’s cool, though; I’m sure RGIII will shoulder the blame.
Kyle Shanahan — Two things I don’t understand: 1) Why ditch the up-tempo no-huddle attack after it produced their first opening-drive TD of the season? 2) How does RGIII end up with more carries than Alfred Morris?
Jim Haslett — The D started strong and but just kept fading, allowing 24 points to an offense with no RBs and a QB who leads the NFL in INTs.
Kyle Nelson — The son of Sundberg grounded a punt snap, which resulted in Giants ball on the Redskins 46, which resulted in a Giants TD.
Sav Rocca — Another 38-yarder when they really needed the field position. May be the worst punter in the league.
Kai Forbath — Kai Forbath doesn’t get to try 57-yard FGs, not even at the end of the half.
Tyler Polumbus — Justin Tuck had four sacks. Four!
Fred Davis — Sleepy Davis sighting! Dropped what should’ve been a big catch on the final drive.
Ryan Kerrigan — Not sure what happened to him; he’s a real Nowhere Man.
FedEx Field — That field looks and plays so shitty.
Mike Shanahan — Two games back of the second-to-last-place team in the NFL’s worst division.
If the Redskins lose this game, the Rams would be sitting with the No. 2 pick in 2014 based on current strength of schedule.
— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurke_SI) December 2, 2013
Robert Griffin III — Weird game for RGIII, but aren’t they all? He was accurate and nearly put up 300-plus total yards with no turnovers, but he also held the ball too long and took off to run too much. Bonus weird things RGIII needs to work on: 1) sliding 2) blocking 3) slipping.
Alfred Morris — Scored a touchdown and doubled his receiving totals (three catches for 27 yards), but was abandoned once again.
Evan Royster — Started at fullback in place of an injured Darrel Young, prompting Collinsworth to say he’s “probably the smallest fullback in the history of the league.”
Santana Moss — Didn’t do much, but I’m enjoying the Santana Moss Punt Returning Experience, which consists of copious hand gestures, yapping, sure-handedness and shiftiness.
Brandon Meriweather — Got run through by Peyton Hillis. Caught a gift INT.
Logan Paulsen — Caught a big TD. Also had a key drop or two; must be contagious.
The refs — What went down at the end was suspect, but I’ve got a bigger issue with the plays that happened right before (Davis’ drop) and after (Garcon’s fumble) the crime. They’re not to be forgotten.