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Redskins-Falcons Winners & Losers

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 OrakpoPicked 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 JenkinsDescribed 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 ShanahanThe pregame report from La Canfora just killed him.


Mike Shanahan — Their sixth-straight loss, but at least he went for two.

D.C. sports fan and digital media guy that's been doing this since 2004. Once threw a football further than Chris Cooley.



  1. Wcked Pixels

    December 16, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Cousins is a medium because he did not protect the ball. Go back to the first seven games of the Mark Sanchez era. He was way over-hyped and also had a hard time protecting the ball. Until Cousins can show different, that is a serious red flag.

    Did anyone else see Moss quit on the two point coversion? When Cousins rolls away from him he just stands there instead of rolling with him.

  2. burgertime

    December 16, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    losers: 3 hours of american idol commercials. the fact that shows like that exist is quite the barometer for us as a society.

  3. Jamie Mottram

    December 16, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    Wcked, I agree about the turnovers but the winner label here is relative. Meaning, you can’t expect a fourth-round backup to come in and do better than a 95 QB rating. If RGIII had that same game I’d have slapped a medium on him.

  4. ThisGuy

    December 16, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    Loser: Jan Vesely, who averages 8 fouls per 48 minutes in his career.

  5. Puttz

    December 16, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Winner: The Rams.

  6. Donk Donkerson

    December 16, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    Winner – me, for not turning off the Caps game.

  7. Skins Trance

    December 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Winner – Anyone that listens to this remix I made about a month ago, and sees how it relates to us. [url=]

    Loser – Me for self promoting, redskins fans, people who think Cousins should start over Griffin, the wizards for inspiring hope then shitting on us these past two weeks, me again for benching jennings in favor of patterson, hopefully Matthew Stafford so I can go into the winners and be in my fantasy finals.

  8. Skins Trance

    December 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Loser: Me again for ^hyperlink fail

  9. Skins Trance

    December 16, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Winners: Stephen A and Skip for being rational

    Loser: Me for the umpteenth time for being hyper due to my last finals week ever and overposting

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