Look this could have and should have been a winnable game for the Redskins and not to make excuses or take anything away from the Bucaneers but they should send the Redskins special teams unit a thank you card. Because honestly it needs to be said between the two missed field goals by Graham Gano (24 and 34 yards), fumbled kick off return by Chris Wilson that was lost and a fumbled snap on an extra point that would have tied the game the Bucaneers were given a gift.If it were not as far in to the season as it is right now I’d say Gano would be without a job next week but as it is he will probably finish the season as a Redskin. However though this last 4 weeks are basically auditions for next year and Gano just bombed his audition. Both misses were on what should have been easy kicks to make and they directly impacted the outcome of the game. Had he been successful on either one and the Redskins would have won.
Washington did not play a perfect game but they did enough to where not only should they have probably won but it showed the Bucaneers and their fans that they should be a little worried about their team going forward.
Washington gutted Tampa’s defense on the ground having ran for 188 yards on just 28 carries for an average of 6.7 yards per game and put up 399 yards of total offense. For large portions of the game Washington’s offense dominated Tampa Bay’s defense and that does not look good for a Bucaneers defense that might be without starting defensive tackle Gerald McCoy as well as starting linebacker Quincy Black for the rest of the season now.
McCoy left the game with what is being called a right biceps injury and Black left with what is being said to be a broken forearm. That would make 4 starters lost for the defense in the last 3 weeks