Chargers vs. Redskins. Offensive Grade analysis for the Redskins win at home over the San Diego Chargers.
Quarterback: Robert Griffin III bounced back from a poor performance against the Broncos with a very good one against the Chargers. He completed 72% of his passes for 291 yards and had a pick off of a tipped pass. He was composed in the pocket and was calm in his demeanor. He even put his body on the line on when he made a diving leap on a third down conversion in the third quarter. The only minus for RGIII was a few other batted balls that were nearly intercepted. Quarterback grade - B+
Running backs: Alfred Morris is quite simply one of the best running backs in football. He rushed for 121 yards and helped the Redskins take over the game down the stretch and in over time. Roy Helu Jr. made a few nice runs as well. But it was fullback Darrell Young who helped seal the win with a touchdown in OT, one of his three on the day. Not much more that you ask from your running backs. Running backs grade - A+
Receivers: When the Redskins needed someone to step up the most, it was wide receiver Pierre Garcon who stepped up the biggest with 7 catches for 172 yards. Garcon would not be denied and made some highlight reel catches and got good separation from the Chargers DB’s. TE Jordan Reed had another good game, and WR Leonard Hankerson had a few nice catches as well. The receivers made tough catches over the middle all game long. Receivers grade – A
Offensive Line: The offensive line gave up no sacks on RGIII and opened holes all game for the running backs. The only thing they did wrong was have some untimely holding penalties from Chris Chester, and Tyler Polumbus wiffed on a few blocks, but otherwise it was a very good performance from the offensive line. O-Line Grade – B+
Offense Game Grade: A - The Redskins offense outperformed the higher rated Chargers offense. And not only ran the ball well as usual, but they also managed to have a good passing day, and had a balanced attack.
Chargers vs. Redskins