Even with 14 points lead early in the second half of the game; the Redskins could not avoid the 45-21 blowout they suffered in the hands of the Denver Broncos on Sunday. The Broncos were quick to catch up with the Redskins as they went for 38 unanswered points to continue their almost perfect season. The Redskins drop to 2-5 for the season and third in the NFC East, while the Denver Broncos are currently 7-1 for the season, but still behind current AFC West front-runner ‘Kansas City Chiefs.’
Even though the Redskins are currently one of the worst teams in the league, they may still have a chance of winning their division, as the NFC East has some of the worst teams so far this season. The Dallas Cowboys currently lead the division with a 4-4 record, and the Philadelphia Eagles right behind with a 3-5 record.
Although the Redskins did not perform well in Sunday’s game, they can still focus on building their running game with Alfred Morris getting back into top form, and with rookie TE J. Reed getting better with every game, he provides option for the Redskins ailing passing play. Alfred Morris rushed 17 times for 93 yards and also got a touchdown. He was the preferred choice over Roy Helu Jr. who managed to run 11 yards on five carries, and he will only get better in the second half of the season. Jordan Reed was at the receiving end of eight passes for 90 yards, and he was targeted 14 times during the game. The rookie TE has been very impressive, and continues to make progress with every game.
The Redskins defense did a great job in the first half and some of the third quarter of the game, scoring a touchdown through DeAngelo Hall. Hall had a 26-yard interception return for a touchdown, but the Broncos exploded soon after. Suddenly, everything fell apart for the Redskins as the Broncos scored 38 unanswered points and winning 45-21.
Redskins QB, Robert Griffin III was not able to finish the game as he injured his left knee late into the fourth quarter. The Redskins medical staff examined RG3 on the sideline and determined he could not return to the game, but according to Dr. James Andrews who operated on RG3 in the off season, he told NFL.com that RG3 is OK, so Washington fans can expect to see him in action as the Redskins take on the Chargers on Sunday at 1pm.