Our Washington Redskins defeated the Denver Broncos 27 to 11 at FedEx Field to bring their record to 7 wins and 8 losses. It was a complete team victory with outstanding defensive play by the Redskins.
After a very slow start, quarterback Kirk Cousins got into a rhythm and ended the game with 3 touchdown passes, 1 interception and 299 yards. The Redskins defense kept the Broncos without a touchdown until the final minutes of the game and led 27 to 3. The Broncos finally scored a touchdown and their 2-point conversion attempt was successful, so the final score was 27 to 11. The offensive line and Cousins’ quick release kept him from being sacked. However, the Redskins defense sacked Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler 4 times and pressured him almost the entire game.
The Redskins defense took the ball away 3 times, but the Redskins offense turned the ball over twice. Cousins threw an interception in the end zone and the offense fumbled once. Here are some of the statistics which are close except for the Redskins scored 3 touchdowns and 2 field goals and the Broncos could not find the end zone until the end of the game:
The Redskins had 19 1st downs and the Broncos had 18. Both teams ran the ball 29 times. Time of possession was Redskins had the ball 29:33 and Denver had it 30:27. Denver had 3 turnovers and the Redskins had 2. The reason the score was so different is because Redskins quarterback Cousins threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Josh Doctson, another touchdown pass to Jamison Crowder and a beauty to Vernon Davis, the ageless tight end. The last and most important reason was the outstanding play of the Redskins defense.
WR Ryan Grant caught 4 passes for 85 yards; WR Josh Doctson caught 2 passes for 61 yards; WR Jamison Crowder caught 4 passes for 47 yards; TE Vernon Davis caught 2 passes for 42 yards; RB Kapri Bibbs caught 2 passes for 28 yards; RB Samaje Perine caught 3 passes for 21 yards; WR Brian Quick caught 1 pass for a 1st down, and TE Jeremy Sprinkle saw some action and had a 6-yard catch. So QB Kirk Cousins spread the ball around effectively.
A victory on the road versus the New York Giants will prevent a losing season with a record of 8 and 8. Considering 11 starters are injured, and not having All-Pro Jordan Reed and Chris Thompson, 8 and 8 is not too bad. At one time during the season 22 players were on Injured Reserve. A healthy Redskins team would have had a better record and been a playoff team in my opinion.
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