Redskins-Eagles Winners & Losers

Handing out labeling following Skins games. Today, a 31-6 win over Philly …

Winners

Robert Griffin III — His numbers (14-15 passing, four TD, 158 rating, 85 yards rushing) were incredible, and the sequence where he scrambled for a first down on third-and-6 and then threw a 49-yard bomb for a touchdown on the next play was sublime.

Brandon Meriweather — Played well in return to action (INT, big hit, etc.).

Hell, the whole defense — Special shout-outs to DeAngelo Hall, Barry Cofield, Ryan Kerrigan, Josh Wilson, London Fletcher and, yes, Jim Haslett. This was by far their best performance of 2012.

Santana Moss — Caught one pass, a 61-yard BOMB from RGIII that he somehow beat two defenders for.

Aldrick Robinson — Also caught one pass, a 49-yard bomb from RGIII.

Sav Rocca — Averaged 45 per punt and made a nice tackle.

Darrell Young — Fullback touchdown!

Mike Shanahan — He really needed that. We all did.

Losers

Dominique Rodgers-CromartieNot cool, bro.

Alfred Morris — Somehow committed two false starts, fumbled the ball and only averaged 3.8 yards/carry. Not a good day for FroMo.

Andy Reid — So long, old friend. It was a good run.

Medium

Kyle Shanahan — The defense was brilliant, and RGIII was beautiful, but the Skins offense wasn’t totally clicking. Let’s hope that changes in Dallas on Turkey Day for what’s sure to be an epic battle for second place in the NFC East.

12 thoughts on “Redskins-Eagles Winners & Losers”

  1. I hope ‘Tana comes back next year. He’s been a warrior for this team and never really gotten the recognition I think he deserves. He’s been the most clutch player and carried a lot of water for this shitty team the last 8 years.

    That 61 yard catch was all about a 5’10″ guy punking physical double coverage. Savor the flavor skins fans.

  2. Winner:

    Any DC fan who listens to WIP tomorrow. It’s going to be the pinnacle of schadenfreude. Sweet, sweet schadenfreude.

  3. Good point Jim Ed.

    Not that there was any doubt, but this was the nail in the coffin for an Eagles franchise that is in tear-down mode. That team may be lost in the wilderness for the foreseeable future.

    One can only hope it puts them on path to a decade of hell like that 2000 Skins “dream team”.

  4. I’m glad it drew a flag, but I have to say the roughing the passer call against the Eagles was questionable (roles reversed, we’d be crying about it). Griffin slid far too late and got clobbered for it, much like the play that knocked him out of the Falcons game. He looked a bit shaken afterwards. Bottom line, he understands his health is more important than an extra yard, but when he’s out there extending the play adrenaline takes over and he feels like an army of one. Commendable but not sustainable.

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