Jason Campbell. 23-for-35 for 242 yards. He’s now completed nearly 70% of his passes, a number that would be higher had Devin Thomas and Mike Sellers both not dropped touchdown passes yesterday. JC certainly wasn’t perfect, but he also wasn’t the reason this team couldn’t score touchdowns.
Chris Cooley. Seven catches for 83 yards — a stat line that’s become the norm for our best, and most important, offensive player.
Malcolm Kelly. He finally made some real contributions to the offense, catching four passes for 41 yards. He should’ve had bigger numbers than that, had Campbell not under-thrown him on the first play from scrimmage.
Shaun Suisham. Three-for-three on field goals. Anytime he’s in the winners list, it’s probably a bad sign for the offense.
Chris Horton. Five tackles, forced a big turnover to stop a would-be scoring drive for the Rams. Also broke up the Rams’ final play of the game to secure the win.
Rocky McIntosh. Forced two fumbles, one of which was overturned by Orakpo roughing the passer, the other was recovered by Bulger (and didn’t appear to actually be a fumble, but still: McIntosh was all over the place.)
Danny Smith. Not that the special teams did anything particularly outstanding, but he is a winner for screaming at Zorn to hold off on calling a timeout with 30 seconds left on the play clock when they were trying to run out the game clock in the 4th.
The Fans. There was a great divide after the game with fans, players and media falling into two groups: Those who approved of the booing throughout the game, and those who did not. I fall into the former category. The booing wasn’t just about this game — it was about years of inept offensive performances in Washington. When the Rams come to town, and the Skins can’t get it in the endzone even once, on the heels of an awful offensive showing in New Jersey … yeah, the fans have the right — and the duty — to voice displeasure. Having said that, booing while the team is taking knees in victory formation is a tad unnecessary.
Jim Zorn. Aforementioned near-disaster on the timeout debacle. Plus, red zone play calling was atrocious, particularly this sequence in the 3rd quarter: run left for no gain, run right for two-yard gain, let Clinton Portis, instead of the quarterback, attempt a pass to Chris Cooley. Shocking that it didn’t work, because there’s just NO WAY the Rams would be playing the pass on 3rd-and-goal from the five. If you’re gonna run that bullshit play (which I realize worked once last season), you do it on first or second down when the defense might actually be playing the run and bite on it. And, even though it worked out, going for it twice on 4th down during their final drive is questionable, at best. Kick the field goal, go up five, play defense and make them score a TD.
Santana Moss. He was virtually a non-factor for the second straight week, although this time he threw in a fumble.
Devin Thomas. Dropped a ball in the endzone. It was a difficult pass to handle, but it did hit him in the hands. He ended the day with zero catches.
Marcus Mason. Finally gets his first NFL carry. Three of them, in fact, for a grand total of five yards.
Brian Orakpo. He finally made his first big-impact play of the season: a roughing the passer, which negated a turnover.
Robert Henson. Honestly dude, STFU.
Antwaan Randle-El. Four more catches for 39 yards, including one amazing grab over the middle, near the goal line, which lead to — sigh — a field goal. He also fair caught the Rams first punt with no defenders within 25 yards of him.
Clinton Portis. 79 yards on 19 rushes. Nothing spectacular, nothing awful, pretty medium.
Mike Sellers. He dropped an easy TD pass, but he doesn’t get paid to catch passes. Plus, I just can’t bring myself to ever put him in the losers section.