I’m not sure what happened to the offense from the first quarter — that crisp, Madden-on-Rookie-setting unit that produced the Redskins’ best drive of the season — but they certainly didn’t turn up in the third. The Redskins totaled three yards of offense in the quarter, and I think they all came on one four yard run by James Davis.
The Redskins went three-and-out, six-and-out, and one-and-intercepted for the quarter, and it didn’t even look THAT good. Meanwhile, the Vikings — still working without their all-world running back — opened the half by putting together a nine-play scoring drive and finished it by intercepting Donovan McNabb inside the Redskins 10 yard line.
The defense made a stand and held the Vikings to a field goal, and Brandon Banks returned the ensuing kickoff 65 yards … but the offense followed up by promptly giving up a sack of McNabb, which is the story of this game so far: the offense has completely disappeared. Even if the first-quarter offense doesn’t make their way back, they need to improve over that abysmal third quarter.
In better news, Banks’ kick return fired up the crowd more than anything else we’ve seen today, so at least that’s a little better.
Into the fourth with the Vikings leading 17-7.
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