Handing out labels following Skins games, this time a 47-14 (!) win over New Orleans.
Kirk Cousins — The perfect game.
Jay Gruden — That first half was incredible. Washington had eight plays of 20 yards or more, matching their total from the first eight games of the season. The second half wasn’t bad either. Biggest win of Gruden’s 25-game career? Maybe, and it maintains the Redskins’ relevance in the mediocre NFC East for at least two more weeks.
Joe Barry — The defense has been terrible for weeks. The Saints scored easy touchdowns on their first two drives. Then they got shutout the rest of the way while Washington put 33 straight points on the board. Unbelievable.
Jamison Crowder — Scored the first touchdown of a long and very good career that I’ve already imagined for him.
Matt Jones — Fourteen touches for 187 yards, one touchdown and plenty of reminders that Matt Jones is a beast in space.
Jordan Reed — Two TDs today, six TDs in seven games this year.
DeSean Jackson — Only two catches on five targets, but one of them was for 42 yards on the opening drive. Set things up nicely.
Alfred Morris — First good game in two months (118 total yards).
Chris Thompson — Got in on the action with 77 yards on just three touches. New Orleans’ defense is real shitty.
Perry Riley Jr. — You know it’s a good day when 56 makes a play in coverage.
Chris Baker — Brought more “YOU LIKE THAT” into our lives.
Dashon Goldson — Failed to wrap up Mark Ingram, who proceeded to run down the sideline for 70 yards.
Rashad Ross — Fielded the opening kickoff (from Kai Forbath!) at the 5, then ran around back and forth for like 10 seconds before getting tackled at the 8, but their was holding on the play, so the Redskins started at the 4. Impressive!
The Eagles, the Cowboys and the Giants — All three lost today by a grand total of six points. The Skins are tied with Philly, a half-game back from New York. Dallas is basically out of it.
Sean Payton — Didn’t know what down it was when Drew Brees waved the punt unit off of the field and went for it on 4th-and-4, but whatever.