Instant Analysis – Eagles lead Redskins at halftime 17-0

Redskins vs. Eagles

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Redskins vs. Eagles - 1st Half analysis.  The Eagles are piling up yards and points on the Redskins.  The Redskins offense has moved the football, but have had some clear missed opportunities in Eagles territory.  The Redskins don’t seem to have many answers for the Eagles offense.

First Quarter:

  • A key play in the first half.  Robert Griffin III had TE Logan Paulsen wide open down the sideline and missed him.  That could come back to haunt the Redskins.
  • A good sign, to see OLB Brian Orakpo getting a nice pass rush on Nick Foles.  Something the Redskins need to have.
  • RGIII scrambles for a first down, and then slides.  He’s learning to get what you can and then get down.
  • A bad missed blitz pick up by Trent Williams causes RGIII to take a big hit.
  • A mismatch to have Ryan Kerrigan on the LeSean McCoy.  Need a safety on him or a nickel.
 

Second Quarter:

  • The Redskins are running the football well with Alfred Morris and Helu, but the passing game looks sluggish.
  • Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett seems content to go with a four man rush, but his defense is giving up chunks of yards.
  • The Redskins had a nice drive going, but another missed blitz pick up.  This time by Roy Helu, and RGIII takes another big shot and fumbles.
  • When Haslett blitzed London Fletcher he got a hit on Foles.  The Redskins need more of that.
  • Trent Williams may be having his worst game of the season, as he gives up another sack to Trent Cole.

The Redskins are going to have to use another strategy on defense, as being passive is resulting in them being shredded by Nick Foles.  On offense they need to finish drives and get point s on the board.

Topics: Redskins At Eagles, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

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