Handing out labels following the Skins’ 27-23 loss in New York …
Robert Griffin III — Here I was, all geared up to knock RGIII out of the winners category, and then he went street-ball magic on 4th-and-10, 28-yard run and pitch-perfect 30-yard TD pass to Moss to go up with two minutes to play. (His number’s on the day — 109 passer rating and 89 yards rushing — were wonderful too.)
Alfred Morris — Finally fumbled, on the 132nd carry of his NFL career, but also went for 120 yards on 22 carries and garnered comparisons to John Riggins from Joe Theismann. FroMo, man, he’s a modern-day Riggo.
Santana Moss — The fumble on the final drive was a killer, but we won’t see many more two-touchdown days from ‘Tana. Remember them fondly.
Kai Forbath – Three more makes for the bar golfer-turned-NFL kicker.
Logan Paulsen — Four catches for 76. That’s a big day for Logan Paulsen.
Rob Jackson — Got a big pick after RGIII’s fumble. Also picked up half a sack.
Mike Shanahan — I love the Skins repeatedly going for it on fourth down all the time, probably because they’ve converted pretty much every time.
The referees — Wiped out Josh Morgan’s TD with a marginal illegal shift call on Davis. Wiped out FroMo’s big gainer with a phantom leg whip call on Tyler Polumbus. Both cost the Skins big.
London Fletcher — Didn’t look good early, especially when attempting to tackle Ahmad Bradshaw, and was out with a hamstring late. Get right, LFB.
Josh Wilson and Madieu Williams — Still don’t know how they let Victor Cruz get loose for the 77-yard game-losing TD.
Ryan Kerrigan — Not sure I heard his name all day, other than when he false started to give a NY drive new life.
DeAngelo Hall – Picked up a late hit penalty. Generally acted like himself.
Troy Aikman — Called Reed Doughty a “big run defender” and DeAngelo Hall “Dante Hall.” Was also mystified by Shanahan going for it on 4th-and-3 from midfield, despite the Redskins having RGIII and a porous defense.
Joe Gibbs — Gave the Cowboys a pep talk Saturday night. Really.
Leonard Hankerson — Caught six balls for a season-high 70 yards, but also slid a yard short of the first down on a big third-and-long in the fourth quarter.
Kyle Shanahan — Loved the successful reverse to Aldrick Robinson on 3rd-and-2. Hated the stuffed TE option to Niles Paul on 3rd-and-5. So it goes.
(Santana Moss GIF taken with love from SB Nation.)