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Instant Analysis - Chargers lead the Redskins 14-7 at halftime

Chargers vs. Redskins – 1st Half analysis.  It’s been more of a defensive game so far and the Redskins have been plagued by freak miscues.  And the Chargers have the lead thanks to a tipped ball interception for a touchdown.

First Quarter:

  • The Redskins defense starts well by getting the Chargers offense of the field early.
  • The Redskins offense opened up the game with a long drive, but it ended with a blocked kick, another special teams blunder.
  • Rookie TE Jordan Reed looking good again early.
  • So far Philip Rivers has been methodical and the Redskins are doing a good job of keeping things in front of them.
  • The Chargers defense is doing a good job of keeping Alfred Morris contained.
  • The Redskins haven’t been able to get to Rivers early, they need to pick up the pass rush.
  • The Redskins offense looks stagnant again.  Things are slow developing
 

Second Quarter:

  • Ryan Matthews is running hard for the Chargers.  The Redskins defensive line isn’t having much of an impact so far.
  • A freak interception for the Chargers results in a touchdown in the end zone.
  • The Redskins are starting to get some pressure on Philip Rivers, as he’s looked uncomfortable on some throws.
  • Rivers continues to look a little skittish as he he’s intercepted by E.J.. Biggers.
  • The Redskins open things up a little as RGII hits Leonard Hankerson on nice pass.  But the passing game still looks passive and not aggressive.
  • Alfred Morris is starting to get going, as the Redskins get their running game going.
  • Rivers is doing a good job of evading the pass rush.  The Redskins lost contain and that’s inexcusable on a non-mobile QB like Rivers.
  • The offense still looks passive, and the Redskins seem afraid to pass the ball.  Not sure what Kyle Shanahan is waiting on.
  • 14-7 Chargers lead.

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