Handing out labels after Skins games, this time a 27-26 loss in Atlanta.
Kirk Cousins — Threw for nearly 400 yards and three touchdowns, including one to cap off an 80-yard drive in the final seconds. Also turned it over three times, including an INT from his own end zone. Played like a slightly better Rex Grossman, which is more than good enough for a backup, but not quite enough to net much on the open market. Could have a big game against Dallas next week to make things interesting.
Robert Griffin III — Played the supportive teammate role to a T, which is better than the alternative.
Brian Orakpo — Picked up 1.5 sacks to crack 10 on the year. Also recovered a fumble.
Ryan Kerrigan — Forced said fumble. Was also referred to frequently as a “game wrecker.” In a good way, I think.
Pierre Garcon — Big game keeps the “career year” theme going, and he’s a good bet to break Art Monk’s single-season receptions record.
Fred Davis — I was not expecting Fred Davis to score a touchdown.
Sally Jenkins — Described Shanahan as an “angry red elf lord.”
Alfred Morris and Santana Moss — Four fumbles between them. Four!
Josh Wilson — Got absolutely trucked by Stephen Jackson at the goal line in what may be Stephen Jackson’s lone highlight as an Atlanta Falcon.
DeAngelo Hall — One of the NFL’s all-time leaders in unnecessary penalties picked up another by hitting Tony Gonzalez out of bounds.
London Fletcher — Has aged very well, but not nearly as well as Gonzalez.
Heath Evans — I hadn’t heard his broadcast stylings before, but he strikes me as the 2013 Redskins special teams unit of color commentators. He called Fred Davis an “exceptional” tight end.
Kyle Shanahan — The pregame report from La Canfora just killed him.
Mike Shanahan — Their sixth-straight loss, but at least he went for two.