The Washington Redskins ended their preseason with a 24-10 victory on the road over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The win gives the Redskins a 3-1 record in the preseason. Colt McCoy started at quarterback and went the distance throwing a two touchdowns but also two interceptions.However, it was the Redskins defense that played strong once again and helped to negate the turnovers. After going ahead 3-0 on a Kai Forbath field goal, outside linebacker Gabe Miller put the Redskins in scoring position at the end of the first quarter with a sack and a forced fumble deep in Buccaneers territory.
This set up a 2 yard McCoy TD pass to rookie wide receiver Ryan Grant putting the Redskins up 10-0. The defense continued it’s strong play as Miller, Clifton Geathers, and Frank Kearse all had sacks on the night. Then in the second half the Redskins rookie running backs took over.
Both Silas Redd and Lache Seastrunk flashed with big plays but it was Seastrunk who had the play of the night with an 80 yard touchdown run off of a screen pass from McCoy. Redd as he’s done throughout the preseason made some tough gritty runs and alos showed his skills as a receiver out of the backfield.
Redd and Seastrunk both may have solidified spots on the team but they’ll have to wait and see. However, not all went well for the Redskins as they lost nose tackle Chris Neild and inside linebacker Akeem Jordan to knee injuries. It’s unknown the severity of the injuries but Neild was carted off the field.