Redskins vs. Browns - Offensive Grades

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Redskins vs. Browns – Offensive Grades 

Offensive Grade analysis for the Washington Redskins preseason win at home over the Cleveland Browns.

Offensive Line:

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Aug 18, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) throws the ball over Cleveland Browns linebacker Craig Robertson (53) in the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The starting offensive line struggled against the Browns defensive front particularly in the running game.  Center Kory Lichtensteiger had his hands full with huge Browns nose tackle Phil Taylor and there just weren’t very many holes for the backs early in the running game.  However, the Redskins passing game was working well early as the O-line gave quarterback Robert Griffin III a nice pocket to throw from most of the time.

The Browns are a tough team defensively and they have really good pass rushers in Paul Kruger and Barkevious Mingo.  They both had their moments but the Redskins starters only gave up one sack and only two total as a team in the game.  The second one was given up by backup right tackle Tom Compton but for the most part the backup offensive line did a good job against the Browns reserves.

They opened up holes in the running game and also gave the quarterbacks time to find receivers in the passing game.

O-Line Grade – B

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