Handing out labels following Skins games. Today, a 19-16 win at Tennessee.
Redskins fans — Three straight losses to fall to 4-6, three back in the Wild Card, would’ve been game over. Now, though, our team is still in it with Minnesota coming to town, and we should have playoff hope into December. Having that hope crushed then vs. now seems a lot better. We needed a win, even an excruciating, injury-filled one, and we got it.
The makeshift offensive line — That may have been the best offensive line play the Skins have had all season, and it came with backups filling in at left guard, center and right guard.
Santana Moss — Dominated the first half (six catches, 106 yards, one TD).
Chris Cooley — Dominated the second half (seven catches, 91 yards).
Fred Davis — The forgotten man broke at least four tackles on his two catches for 44 yards.
Brandon Banks — If he starts making plays on offense too, like today’s late-game over-the-middle catch, the lovefest may get sickening.
Phillip Buchanon — Picked one off and returned it 43 yards.
Lorenzo Alexander — Stripped Vince Young in the red zone before pulling a hammy on special teams.
Maake Kemoeatu — Took Young out, and that made the difference.
DeAngelo Hall — Pitched a shutout on Randy Moss.
London Fletcher — Seemed to be all over the place even more than usual.
Jim Haslett — On a day when the offense scored one TD and special teams gave up another, his unit excelled.
Sgt. Mark Foster — This was a pretty awesome moment.
Graham Gano — The game-winner bumped him up from “pack shit, get out” to “loser,” but that’s as far as I’m willing to go right now.
Kareem Moore — His missed tackle on Nate Washington’s catch-and-run gave Tennessee three.
Anthony Armstrong — I love me some Anthony Armstrong, but his drop on that third-and-long was a killer.
Danny Smith — Tennessee’s only TD came on a long punt return that injured two Redskins and featured a missed block in the back. Somehow, this is Danny Smith’s fault.
The white-on-gold unis — I’m not a fan.
Donovan McNabb — Threw an awful interception before the half, led two effective two-minute drives. Missed Moss deep, hit Moss deep. Kept falling short of the end zone, threw for 376 yards. Not really a good game, not really a bad game.
Clinton Portis — Looked good early, getting 32 yards on five carries before pulling out with a groin.
Keiland Williams — Having 95 total yards is great, needing 30 touches to get them is not.
Coming into the game, the Redskins had the worst third-down conversion rate since the NFL began keeping that stat in 1991 … the turf was awful; lots of WRs and DBs slipped out there … tons of injuries for Washington (see above) … Tennessee fans sure are eager to boo … the Fox booth of Jim Mora, Charles Davis and Dick Stockton is not a good booth … I just love Jeff Fisher’s mullet, mustache, chest hair and sunglasses combo.