The second half began for the Redskins just as the first half ended: with dominant defense.
With new Buffalo’ quarterback Vince Young in, the Bills went three and out, highlighted by a 8-yard loss on a sack by Darrion Scott and Chris Neild.
On the next play, Young found Tashard Choice on a screen pass, and cornerback David Jones rocked the running back’s bones with a great open-field hit, leading to a two-yard loss and a punt.
Cousins and the Redskins’ offense returned to the field and used a heavy dose of rookie running back Alfred Morris, who got 17 yards on the next five plays. But from there the offense sputtered a bit, leading to a 4th and 5 pass from the Bills’ 36, intended for Terrence Austin, that fell incomplete.
The two teams couldn’t get much going for the next few series — not to mention that a large fight broke out behind one of the end zones that was quickly handled by security.
It was probably the loudest the crowd got the entire game up to that point.
By the way, the announced crowd at tonight’s game: 51,521. I was surprised at the number of empty seats here at Ralph Wilson Stadium, but I guess they can use the “it’s the preseason” excuse if they want.
Back to the game: the Bills got cooking in their third drive of the second half behind the legs of Young, the former Tennessee Titans and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback. But, again, a few big plays were called back due to penalties, and the third quarter ended with the Bills facing a 2nd and 18 from the Redskins’ 38-yard line.
We still have the same score here: Redskins 7, Bills 3.
I’ve seen some great play out of Redskins reserves on defense, like Chris Baker and Chris Wilson. We’ll see if it carries over into the fourth quarter — and if Washington’s offense can get rolling again — and get out of here with a win.
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