Instant Analysis – The Redskins and Broncos are tied at halftime 7-7

Redskins vs. Broncos

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Redskins v. Broncos - 1st Half analysis.  A slow-paced defensive struggle so far in this game as the offenses haven’t been as explosive as expected.  But the Redskins are right where they want to be in a close game.

First Quarter:

  • The passing game isn’t looking that good so far for the Redskins.  What the Redskins bring to the table may not be as sophisticated as the Broncos defense practices against.
  • DeAngelo Hall is doing another good job one on one this week.  This time against Demaryius Thomas.
  • The Defense is doing a good job of mixing up coverages and giving Peyton Manning different looks.
  • The Redskins are starting to get hits on Peyton Manning with the pass rush.  Nice sack by Rob Jackson on Manning.
  • You have to get hits on Manning if you have any hope of getting him off his game.
  • The Redskins passing game looks stagnant so far.
 

Second Quarter:

  • The Redskins are having success running the football on the Broncos.  Alfred Morris and Roy Helu Jr. are finding holes and getting good yardage.
  • Sav Rocca is punting well. Keeping the Ball away from Trindon Holliday.
  • Great punt return by Joshua Morgan.  I have question why he’s returning kicks, but he showed why on that return.
  • RGIII is not having the success running the football against the Broncos, but the Skins haven’t needed it, as Morris and Helu are having good success.
  • RGIII looks confused by the Broncos defense in coverage.  I know the Redskins want to slow the game down, but they may want to go to the no-huddle to try to get the passing game going.
  • Jordan Reed takes a big hit and had to leave the game.
  • The Redskins looks like they are going to have to grind things out on offense until they can get to a point where they can use the no-huddle.  The defense is doing a good job of keeping the skins in the game.
  • Santana Moss just missed that catch, as RGIII put the ball right where it had to be.
  • Great job by Hankerson getting open on the TD from Griffin.
  • 7-7 tie.

Topics: Peyton Manning, Redskins Vs. Broncos, RGIII, Washington Redskins

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