Through the first three quarters, Helu has 21 rushes for 105 yards. By cracking the century mark, Helu is the new standard of consistency among rookie running backs, becoming the first in his 2011 draft class to rush for three consecutive 100-yard games.
He is also the first Redskins rookie running back in franchise history to pull off this feat.
Running for this many consecutive 100-yard games hasn’t been accomplished by a Redskins running back since Clinton Portis reeled off five-straight between Week 4-8 in 2008.
Are there really 104 rookies in the league that scouted out better than this young man? If so, he could be one of the best-kept secrets of the 2011 NFL Draft.
In other news, welcome to Washington, receiver David Anderson. Anderson was brought in as a slot receiver insurance policy when Santana Moss went down, but has quietly contributed in almost every game that he’s been active. This week, he finally got to show off his touchdown strut, and elected not to do his patented No-Strings-Conan-O’Brien Dance. Instead, he followed teammate Jabar Gaffney’s lead, and pulled off the “Landover Leap” into the crowd.
Anderson was wise enough to find some Redskins fans that were willing to catch him though.
This game is turning into one of the most unlikely shootouts of the year, with both offenses beating the respective defenses. The Redskins need only a single point to match their season-high in points, dating back to Week 1 against the Giants.
New England on top with the ball and 15 minutes to play: Redskins 27, Patriots 34.
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