The Washington Redskins continued to roll in the fourth quarter of today’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, and came away with a 30-17 win in front of 60,047 fans at the 2012 FedExField opener.
It was an impressive all-around effort by the Redskins, who got some grit and attitude from its first-, second- and third-teamers on offense, defense and special teams.
For the second straight week, a Redskins backup quarterback had a strong second-half preseason performance.
Last week it was rookie Kirk Cousins against the Chicago Bears — who nearly rallied the Redskins to victory after trailing by 20 points.
This week, it was veteran Rex Grossman, who ended his day against the Colts (1-2) completing all eight of his passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns. He had a perfect 158.3 QB rating.
The first Grossman-led touchdown drive was highlighted by a 13-yard passing score to receiver Josh Morgan, the D.C. native’s first as a member of the Redskins.
The second touchdown for Grossman and the Redskins (2-1) came in the fourth quarter, when he found receiver Dezmon Briscoe for a 12-yard pass-and-score. It was Briscoe’s second touchdown reception of the preseason and the play capped a six-play, 81-yard drive.
The Colts, meanwhile, got back on the scoreboard with a garbage-time, 2-yard touchdown run by Darren Evans with 3:48 remaining in the game.
Here’s a few things that stood out to me about today’s game:
- I don’t think it ever could’ve lived up to all the Robert Griffin III-Andrew Luck pregame hype, but I think both Redskins and Colts fans saw today that they have reasons to be excited for their franchises’ futures with those young men under center.
- Rookie running back Alfred Morris showed he can play with the big boys today — as he has been doing the entire preseason. He rushed for 107 yards on 14 carries, an average of 7.6 yards per carry. He also had a touchdown and ripped off a 24-yard run.
- The Redskins linebackers as a group have a lot to be proud of. They were flying around the field and made several big plays, highlighted by the safety sack by Chris Wilson in the third quarter.
- The defense in general was ready to play today, and that was evident in how they were approaching their tackles. I counted at least three big hits on receivers across the middle, and only a couple badly-missed tackles.
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