Handing out labels following Skins games. Today, a 28-18 victory over Dallas.
Alfred Morris — That was one of the great individual performances in NFL history. Two hundred yards and three touchdowns in a division championship against Dallas. It was the most rushing yards in a game by a Redskins rookie, and gives him a) the most yards in a season by a Redskins running back, b) the third-most yards by a rookie RB and c) the second-most yards in the NFL this season. He says he’ll “never be a star,” but he already is.
Robert Griffin III — Had one bad wheel and no help from his receivers, but he didn’t turn it over, which was fantastic compared to sad Romo.
The offensive line — Paved the way for 274 yards rushing, was rarely flagged and gave up just one sack, even if Josh LeRibeus had to make an appearance. It was beautiful.
Jim Haslett — Blitzed like hell, which was not only fun to watch but highly effective, holding Dallas to 18 points and under 300 yards.
Rob Jackson, Richard Crawford and Josh Wilson — All caught passes from Romo. Jack City’s INT was especially nice, causing the Mottram family viewing party to collapse in on itself.
London Fletcher — First two-sack game in seven years.
DeAngelo Hall — Almost looked like a shutdown corner out there, one-on-one with Dez Bryant while Haslett blitzed the night away.
Kyle Shanahan — Ran the ball 42 times, threw it 18. Read that again.
Niles Paul — Finally made a play in the form of a 48-yard kick return. Loved that stiff-arm on the kicker.
Logan Paulsen — That was such an awesome eight-yard catch.
The guy who got his father back — Just read the story.
The guy who tackled his Christmas tree – Just watch the video.
NBC — Highest rated regular season primetime game in 15 years.
Dan Snyder — Got to sit next to Joe Gibbs! Also gets to host a playoff game and sell that sweet division champ swag.
Pierre Garcon — That drop on third down in the fourth was tough. So glad it didn’t come back to bite them.
Kai Forbath — The same could be said for the 37-yarder he doinked.
Joshua Morgan — Zero catches on four targets, including a drop.
Danny Smith — Appeared to be outmaneuvered not once but twice. The first was when Dallas flipped from kicking to punting and caught the Skins with a seven-man return unit, and the second was when they had to bring everyone in for punt protection and had no gunners outside.
That guy who wears No. 30 — He really got jacked up.
Sav Rocca – If your punter is going to have to make a tackle he might as well do it like this.
The referees — The blown delay of game call was brutal, but there’s something to be said for a game with only three penalties. It was the best.