Redskins Backups Dominate in win over Tampa Bay Buccaneers


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In a game that saw Tampa Bay Buccaneers go scoreless, and their QB Brett Ratliff sacked five times in the first quarter, the Redskins defense showed again that they were a force to be reckoned with. Considering that the Redskins played their previous game only three days ago, the Redskins coaching staff rested their starters for this game, and it was obvious that the backups were definitely going all out vying for a sport on the roster. The performance today will definitely make it a difficult task for the coaching staff to cut the roster down to 53, as many players impressed in this game.

Rookie QB Kirk Cousin threw for a total of 222 yard, completing 15 of 27 attempts, and with the exception of 1 interception he had a great game. New signing kicker, Cundiff was able to kick from 39, 27, and 22 yards during the game, but he missed one kick from the 46 yard mark to sounds of boos from the small crowd at the FedEx field.

With 15 rushes for 90 yards and 2 TDs, Redskins Running back, Roy Helu Jr. had an outstanding game and was voted man of the match. If not for sore right knee that kept him out for a while, Helu would have had a better shot at the starting running back position.

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