Handing out labels after Skins games. This time a 31-20 win over Cleveland to get to 2-2.
Josh Norman — Struggled with Terrelle Pryor Sr., but saved the day with a boss interception in the fourth quarter.
Jordan Reed — Good things happen when the ball is thrown to 86. Today those included his first two scores of the year.
Trent Murphy — A few tackles in the backfield plus his fourth sack of the year, a new career high.
Matt Jones — 138 yards and a TD on 24 touches, continuing his progression:
Week 1 — 33 total yards
Week 2 — 65 total yards
Week 3 — 79 total yards
Week 4 — 138 total yards
Arie Kouandjio and Spencer Long — Filled in fine at left guard and center, it seemed.
Dustin Hopkins — Nailed a 49-yarder to maintain perfection for the season. Continues to be a kickoff master.
Tress Way — Penned Cleveland on the 2-yard line when they needed it, averaged 53.5 yards on two punts.
NFC East — The Eagles, Cowboys, Giants and Skins are 7-1 outside of the division, with Skins-Steelers in Week 1 being the only loss.
this just happened pic.twitter.com/dNYzHuecoe
— Danny (@recordsANDradio) October 2, 2016
The defense — Poor tackling. No resistance to the run. Couldn’t get off the field on third down. Allowed 70% completions and got just one sack on a rookie QB who was the backup to RGIII’s backup. Probably would’ve blown this game if not for two forced fumbles/recoveries in the second half.
Injured players — The Skins were already short, then Ryan Kerrigan, Su’a Cravens and others went out.
Jeff Triplette — Called Norman for “shooting a bow and arrow,” which isn’t a real penalty.
DeSean Jackson wearing custom cleats as a statement against police brutality. pic.twitter.com/X1hv6S1XEU
— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) October 2, 2016
DeSean Jackson — Only five yards on two official targets. But also about 70 yards on two PI calls. Maybe throw the ball to 11.
Kirk Cousins — After a good start, this was Shaky Cousins. Threw a gross pick and made some bad decisions with the ball, but threw for three TDs on 78% completions. No longer on pace to threaten the season passing yards record, which is fine.