Redskins Recap: Team gets a much needed spark on the road
By Ian Cummings
The Redskins win, 17-14!
It wasn’t always pretty. And goodness, it wasn’t always smooth. But the Redskins got it done. In the toughest place to play in the nation. That’s impressive.
This isn’t the end of the journey for the burgundy and gold. They now sit at 4-4, behind the Cowboys and the Eagles in the playoff race. But this win certainly helps. It gets them back to .500, and it keeps them in the hunt.
Each unit came through when they needed to today, but the defense deserves most of the credit for the victory. Facing off against MVP candidate Russell Wilson, against a revamped offensive line with Duane Brown at left tackle, they held the Seahawks to just 14 points. They played with tenacity, toughness, and a burning passion that hasn’t been seen in D.C. for years. Credit Greg Manusky for the change. Credit the veterans for keeping the team on track.
But nevertheless, Kirk Cousins and his receivers stepped up when they needed to. On the final offensive drive, Kirk Cousins lofted two completed deep balls to score quickly, (I told you they needed to play Brian Quick!!) and Josh Doctson made an incredible catch on the latter of the two. He’s starting to grow in this offense, and in the coming weeks, he should get more looks.
It’s also pleasant to note that the Redskins left the day without a lot of new injuries. The team managed to escape this one relatively unharmed, and the wounded will have another week to rest and get ready for the next matchup. This was a four-quarters win for the Redskins. The coaches keep their heads in the game, and both the offense and defense stepped up when it was their time to. It was a team win.
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Now, you all might have enjoyed this win, but I did not. I’m nineteen, and I think I have a few gray hairs after this one. NFL Game Pass kept buffering at the EXACT wrong times. But hey, this isn’t about me. This is about the Redskins. They won a very, very impressive game today. This defense is for real. And this team has new momentum. They found a spark. Can they keep it going? We’ll find out next week. I’m going to bed.