Brandon Banks — He looked like a little Tim Tebow out there.
Roy Helu — Went for 100-plus for the third straight game, a franchise record for rookies. Also received national affection from Dan Dierdorf, which is a perverse pleasure usually reserved for the likes of Tom Brady.
Evan Royster — Six carries for 44 yards, pumping his career total to seven for 47.
Rex Grossman — Held the ball too long and fumbled in his own end zone for a New England TD. Had a ridiculous interception called back thanks to a phantom roughing the passer call. Also averaged eight yards/attempt, one of which was a beautiful 51-yard bomb to Donte Stallworth.
The offensive line — Gave up a couple of sacks, and Maurice Hurt’s holding penalty cost about 35 yards in field position, but their names are Locklear (and Smith), Hurt, Montgomery, Chester and Polumbus, and they paved the way for five yards/carry and 463 yards. Amazing, actually.
Josh Wilson — That game-saving INT in the back of the end zone was a totally awesome play.
Jabar Gaffney — Six catches for 92 yards and a TD. Quietly having the best year of his career.
Donte Stallworth — Had his most receiving yards in a game (96) since October … of 2007.
Perry Riley — Put a real nice lick on Kevin Faulk. Keeps racking up tackles.
David Anderson — Caught a TD. Seems worth mentioning.
Andre Carter — Bet that Grossman-blindside-into-a-TD felt good.
FedEx Field — The Army-Navy end zones were a nice touch.
The referees — I don’t blame them for this loss, nor do I think the calls were all that one-sided, but there was a lot of odd laundry on the field, the oddest of which was the flag thrown for London Fletcher tackling Tom Brady. A foul for hitting a sliding QB may have made at least some sense there. Jeff Triplette’s explanation, however, was that Fletcher elbowed Brady in the head. Yeah, no.
DeAngelo Hall — Got flagged for defensive holding, and then got flagged again for picking up and throwing the flag. PSGO.
DeJon Gomes and Reed Doughty — I know Rob Gronkowski is a beast of the highest order, and I know Gomes and Doughty wouldn’t be on the field if not for injuries to LaRon Landry and O.J. Atgowe, but that 50-yard Gronk catch-and-run was just flat-out embarrassing.
Ryan Kerrigan — As was Gronk’s second TD.
Jim Haslett — Kerrigan probably shouldn’t be covering Gronkowski.
Graham Gano/Danny Smith — These f—ing guys keep kicking the f—ing ball out of bounds.
CBS — I prefer Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf to just about anyone Fox trots out there, even if Dierdorf said something about Tom Brady wanting to win so badly he’d chew his own leg off. They get the medium tag for neglecting to show even one replay of the crucial Moss offensive pass interference play, even if they did show extended footage of Brady’s screaming match with his offensive coordinator, which was so rich.
Santana Moss — Racked up eighty-one yards, a TD, the aforementioned PI and a game-ending drop-turned-INT.
Kyle Shanahan — On the one hand, his offense scored 27 points. On the other, that’s a season high.
Mike Shanahan — On the one hand, Washington came to play (and put on a show). On the other, yay, moral victories (and draft position).