Redskins vs. Vikings. Offensive Grade analysis for the Washington Redskins loss on the road to the Minnesota Vikings.
Quarterback: Robert Griffin III had his best passing game of the season with 281 yards and 3 TD’s. He hit on 65% of his passes and looked like the player he was last season, and maybe even better. He was poised in the pocket and almost pulled off a drive at the end to send the game into overtime. He would have earned an A+ if he had indeed pulled it off. Quarterback grade – A
Running backs: Alfred Morris had 139 yards rushing on 26 carries, in what was easily his best game of the season also. His cutting ability and his penchant to break tackles made life miserable for the Vikings. Roy Helu, Jr. didn’t run the ball much as with Morris going off, he didn’t have to. But he did look good receiving out of the backfield. Running backs grade – A+
Receivers: At times Pierre Garcon was nearly unstoppable, especially after the catch. He was tough to bring down for the Vikings defenders, and he made clutch catches over the middle on third down. TE Jordan Reed continued his impressive play and had 6 catches for 62 yards. And Leonard Hankerson stepped up with a good performance too. Receivers grade – A
Offensive Line: The offensive line was absolutely dominant in run blocking, opening up nice holes for Alfred Morris the whole game. But in the second half they were totally dominated in pass protection by the Kevin Williams and the Vikings D-line. This is part of what lost the game for the Redskins. Center Will Montgomery and RG Chris Chester were humiliated at times. O-Line Grade – C+
Offense Game Grade: B+ – If not for a complete breakdown in pass protection in the second half by the O-line, the Redskins grade would have been an A+ easy. Redskins vs. Vikings