Two of the highlights of today’s included a 49 and 61 yard touchdowns to Aldrick Robinson and Santana Moss, respectively. For Robinson, he had been in and out of the line up due to Pierre Garcon’s foot injury but had not earned anything substantial because of inconsistencies. For Moss, drops and age have been his foes. But today these capitalized on two huge plays.
For Robinson, his moment came in the second quarter. Off of a fake reverse, he ran an uninterrupted route and continued on even after his defenders had already given up on the play. For Robinson, there would have only been one outcome – a touchdown. A drop would be simply devastating on a play that worked entirely in the Redskins favor. Robinson already had one huge drop earlier in the year in a loss to St. Louis in week 2.
For Moss, his struggles as of late have been drops and age. Today he showed the aggressiveness that endeared him to the Redskins Nation the year he arrived. Simply put, Moss described his catch as an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.
“That was just being hungry and knowing that this opportunity might not come again.”