Handing out labels following Skins games. Tonight, a 17-12 win at Philly.
Ryan Torain — His TD run, in which he knocked Quintin Mikell right off of his feet, was fantastic. Finished with 70 yards, many coming late.
Clinton Portis — He got banged up but played his ass off out there. In the box score it shows up as five yards/carry and 28 yards receiving.
Lorenzo Alexander — His hit on the kick return following Torain’s TD was unbelievable. Also started at OLB and had a key pass defensed on Philly’s failed two-point conversion.
Brandon Banks — His first NFL punt return went for 53 yards, the Redskins’ longest in two years.
LaRon Landry — It seemed like Eagles receivers were hearing footsteps.
Jim Haslett — The D was equally effective against both Michael Vick and Kevin Kolb, which is no small trick, even if Kolb totally looks like Jim Breuer.
Anthony Armstrong — Had 57 yards receiving on a day when Redskins WRs only had 57 yards receiving.
Brian Orakpo — Drew at least two holding calls.
Chris Wilson — That was a huge forced fumble.
Andre Carter — The blind side hit he had on Kolb was ridiculous. Also drew a hold later on.
O-line — Down two starters, that was an outstanding effort.
DeAngelo Hall – Picked one off, and took Vick out (shoutout to Kareem Moore).
Stephon Heyer – Committed, by my count, three penalties.
Phillip Buchanon – Committed, by my count, two penalties.
Santana Moss – Where the hell was Santana Moss?
Mike Sellers — Really needs to stop jumping.
Josh Bidwell — That 15-yard punt at the end was just brutal.
Carlos Rogers — Dropped what would’ve been the game-clinching INT.
Eagles fans — Scroll down to “Best Fans.”
The NFL on Fox — Joe Buck is the worst, and those odd little pop-ins from Terry Bradshaw weren’t helping. I do, however, enjoy the new thing where they throw it to “Rules Analyst” Mike Pereira while plays are under review. Seriously, I do, even if it’s the NFL on Fox.
Mike Shanahan — Took all three timeouts into the half and then burnt two in the first minute-and-a-half of the second. Still, he won at Philly, and Andy Reid made him look good by comparison.
Kyle Shanahan — The offense didn’t turn it over or punt in the first half, but the second half was a complete gong show.
Donovan McNabb — Played like a loser today, missing open receivers, throwing an awful INT, running out of bounds instead of killing clock and posting a 60.2 rating, but he got the win and gave this postgame speech. His Redskins are staying medium.
(Photo taken with love from WaPo’s stellar game gallery.)