Recapping the key plays in Washington Football Team’s 30-15 loss vs. Cardinals
By Jonathan Eig
A minor bounce back
On the first drive of the second half, Kevin Pierre-Louis makes tackles on consecutive plays, including a great stop on Chase Edmonds on a swing pass, forcing a three-and-out. Did I mention that Pierre-Louis was really good today?
After an exchange of punts, Washington finally shows some offense. Good runs from McKissic and an Antonio Gandy-Golden sighting move the ball in deep. (OK, the AGG catch did nothing, but it was his first so good on you).
Then, Angelo Blackson, who has averaged about a sack a season during his career, blows up Morgan Moses, forcing a hold. Washington settles for a field goal. The team’s first points come about 42 minutes into the game.
On the next drive, Murray finally looks human, making several bad throws. But on fourth down, Jon Bostic is left covering Larry Fitzgerald, who was a first down machine for Arizona. The resulting first-down eventually sets up another spectacular Murray 22-yard TD run, and again, Troy Apke looks helpless.
Washington finally reaches the end zone on a 24-yard quick slant to McLaurin, as seen by this highlight from the Washington Football Team’s Twitter account.
Arizona could not handle Scary Terry, who caught seven passes for 125 yards, but most of his damage came after the game was mostly decided.
Ron Rivera keeps the team’s meager hopes alive with a good challenge over a missed too-many-men-on-the field penalty. Two plays later, Antonio Gibson’s strong counter closes WFT to within two scores. There is still 6:38 to go.