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Handing out labels following Skins games. This time a 16-10 win at Baltimore to move to 3-2 that was thiiis close from being 17-16 …

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Winners

Jamison Crowder — 85-yard punt return to the house?! The Skins’ first PR TD in 125 games, since 2008. Pre-Obama.

Pierre Garcon — Good to see 88 in the end zone. First time this season.

Will Blackmon — Was not expecting a big kick return from 41, but here we are.

Trent Murphy — Picked up a half sack, is still pressuring QBs out there this year.

Jose Lobaton and Daniel Murphy — Loby hit a three-run homer, after hitting just three all season, and Murphy got two RBI basehits, after getting basehits all season long. This was a stressful and ultimately joyous afternoon.

Losers

Matt Jones — Fumbled on his own 15 and only got 2.2 yards/carry, bringing his bandwagon to a halt.

DeSean Jackson — Absent from the game plan for most of it. Got his first catch in the fourth quarter.

Jay Gruden and Sean McVay — While we’re on the game plan, and pardon me if I have this wrong, because I was watching a lot of Nats too, but I think they threw on 3rd-and-1 about five times and failed each time.

The run defense — Allowed 6.2 yards per carry. That Baltimore threw it 46 times is a gift.

Dustin Hopkins — Missed an extra point as well as his first FG of 2016, a 56-yarder that fell just short. I still love Dustin Hopkins.

Medium

Josh Norman — Banged himself up so badly in the first half he reportedly “could not move his right arm.” Then came back in only to get beaten for the game-winning (losing?) score … that was then overturned. God bless.

Duke Ihenacho — Broke up Baltimore’s fake FG pass attempt, which could not have been more obvious. Also whiffed on a 35-yard Terrance West run. Has a great name.

Kirk Cousins — The TD to Garcon was a beautiful throw. The INT inside his 20 was godawful. The results were just good enough.

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

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. The Sportz Assassin

    October 9, 2016 at 11:07 PM

    I think you are in the same place on this. Glad this team fought and fought to pull this out … but did it need to be so hard?

    I didn’t understand all the 3rd-and-1 playcalling. One I get since they took a shot when they knew they were going for it on 4th. Another I give them if they think they saw something. But they kept doing it. And it never worked.

    This was a gift. Why didn’t Baltimore run it down our throats? Why be so obvious on that fake field goal by running a draw on 3rd-and-9 in the red zone? Why are you bowling interceptions into the endzone?

    But it wasn’t like we played horribly. The defense looked decent at times and they were hitting. A myriad of receivers and backs were used in this one. We got pressure on Flacco. Way punted very well despite the wind conditions. Yeah, punt smack!

    It feels like a trade for the Cowboys game. I felt we won that one and let it slip while I feel we just stole a game today. Either way, we are 3-2

    • Jamie Mottram

      October 10, 2016 at 9:05 AM

      Right on, Sportz. Two more things I’ll mention after reading PFF’s game grades:

      The offensive line did well in pass protection and Kendall Fuller had a nice game for a rookie corner.

  2. Brendan

    November 5, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    so you suddenly stopped reviewing games? lame.

  3. Ketel on Rocks

    November 20, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Can the last one to leave turn off the lights?

    Thanks.

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