The Best and worst of the Washington Redskins 45-21 loss to the Denver Broncos. The Redskins offensive game plan gets a Fail this week for not being versatile enough to get the ball moving when it counted the most. Here are some more successes and failures from the Redskins loss.
Hail: DeAngelo Hall getting it done - Hall had two more interceptions against the Broncos, including a pick six on Peyton Manning in the third quarter.
Fail: Too many hits on RGIII - The special teams gave up an 81 yard punt return to Devin Hester on this play. It made the game closer than it could have been, but luckily, the Redskins still got the win..
Hail: Pass Rush on Peyton Manning - The Redskins were getting to Manning early on, and it clearly affected his passing. However, the offense wasn’t able to capitalize on this with points.
Fail: Wide Receivers - Besides this spectacular on-handed catch by Pierre Garcon, the Redskins wide receivers didn’t really make too much happen against the Broncos secondary.
Hail: RGIII made it out without a serious injury - It was scary for a minute seeing Griffin grab his left knee on the ground after the hit by the Broncos Terrance Knighton. But it was a relief to see RGIII leave the game with a smile on his face.
Fail: Kirk Cousin finally looked like a backup - Even though the game was all but over, and the interceptions didn’t really affect the outcome of the game. Redskins backup QB Kirk Cousins finally looked like a backup and not a potential starter. Hopefully that won’t happen again any time soon.
Fail: The Denver Broncos cheerleaders – Not really feeling their Halloween costumes this year. I wonder if Peyton had something to do with picking those outfits?