Offensive Grade analysis for the Redskins win on the road over the Oakland Raiders.
Quarterback: Robert Griffin III wasn’t spectacular, but he managed the game well enough for the Redskins to get the win. He still seems a little rusty, but with each game his performance improves. The deep ball wasn’t there against the Raiders, but RGIII moved the chains when he had to and helped bring the Redskins back from a 14 point defecate. Also, the offense incorporated some no-huddle and up-tempo to get a spark going and it seemed to work, and RGIII also chipped in with 10 yards rushing. Quarterback grade – B
Running backs: The Redskins had 122 yards rushing on 32 carries. Alfred Morris has 71 yards with a 4.4 yard average. Morris seemed to be hitting his groove when he left the game with a rib injury. Roy Helu Jr. then got the bulk of the carries but only had a 3.2 yard average. The Redskins moved the ball when they had to, but there were no long runs, so it could have been better. However, Helu did make his presence felt as a receiver with two catches for 43 yards. Running backs grade – B
Receivers: The Wide Receivers had trouble getting open deep, and when they caught the short passes on screen and slants they didn’t turn them into big plays. However, they help to covert some key third downs when it mattered the most, and Pierre Garcon continues to have a good season. The TE’s were hampered by injuries as Fred Davis was not himself, and Jordan Reed didn’t play. Logan Paulsen did have one big catch, but canceled it out with a fumble. Not a good game for the TE’s. Receivers grade – C+
Offensive Line: There weren’t many open holes on the day for the running backs, but Alfred Morris made some things happen as usual when he got the ball and made something out of the holes that were there. The O-line only gave up one sack, but RGIII was under duress for much of the game, and even though the Redskins won, the O-line was solid, but this was not their best performance. O-Line Grade – C+
Offense Game Grade: B- Not as good as you would hope, but good enough for a big road win.