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WAS-STL: Third Quarter Thoughts

Posted by Andrew Walker on September 16, 2012 – 6:38 pm

(AP photo)

The third quarter did not start in the Washington Redskins’ favor in today’s matchup against the St. Louis Rams.

On the Rams’ first drive of the second half, they went 63 yards in just four plays, capped by a 34-yard touchdown pass from Sam Bradford to Brandon Gibson, who beat two Redskins defenders over the top to get wide open.

After the extra point, the Rams took their first lead of the game, 23-21, and had scored 17 unanswered points.

But Washington struck back with its own quick drive, highlighted by a 28-yard reception by Aldrick Robinson and a 29-yard run by Alfred Morris.

A 8-yard pass to tight end Fred Davis on third down put the ball one yard from the end zone, but the Redskins were called for a false start on the next play. Two plays later, Robert Griffin III scampered seven yards and tacked on another rushing touchdown — his second of the game and of his career — to put the Redskins on top, 28-23, with 5:27 remaining in the third quarter.

The play merited this response from ESPN’s “SportsCenter” on Twitter:

On the Rams’ next drive, the Redskins’ defense gave up a 53-yard rush to Daryl Richardson, who took the ball to the Redskins’ 6-yard line. But London Fletcher came to the rescue, picking off a Bradford pass in the end zone for the touchback.

It was a clutch play by Fletcher, but the Redskins couldn’t cash in, going three-and-out on their next drive and having their punt blocked — their second blocked punt of the season — that gave the Rams the ball back at the Redskins’ 24-yard line.

The Rams enter the 4th quarter with a 1st and goal from the 1-yard line — and all the momentum.

 


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10 Responses to “WAS-STL: Third Quarter Thoughts”

  1. By The Mad Duke on Sep 16, 2012 | Reply

    I guess they are going to average one blocked punt per game that results into the opposing team scoring a touchdown. Rams with the lead. The offense is going to have to do it. Never thought I’d say that.

  2. By Optimistic Skin on Sep 16, 2012 | Reply

    New RG3 shirts!

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  3. By burnt on Sep 16, 2012 | Reply

    D sucks Special teams suck and RG3 needs to throw more then 1 pass further then 4 yards down field to win a game!

  4. By AJ Robinson on Sep 16, 2012 | Reply

    Josh Morgan is a punk… he needs to be cut there is no excuse for solely losing the game for your team unbelievable

  5. By AJ Robinson on Sep 16, 2012 | Reply

    i would blame the refs too morgan since you threw the ball

  6. By The pie is good on Sep 16, 2012 | Reply

    Why Morgan!! (15) WHY DID YOU DO THIS TO US!

  7. By ghost of sammy baugh on Sep 17, 2012 | Reply

    How about the blocking schemes for a new long-snapper?

    Did the ball get back to ROCCA soon enough?

    Was the blocking assignment botched because people weren’t instinctively certain of which approach to take to the blocking scheme?

    ROCCA almost had another blocked early.

    To burnt I would say, he did, but ALDRICK ROBINSON dropped it.

  8. By Raymond on Sep 17, 2012 | Reply

    With all due haste the Redskins need to go out and sign Plaxico Burress. The receivers can’t get open and RGIII is getting hammered or running for his life. The team needs receivers and Plaxico Burress is out there and he is a winner. He has a Super Bowl ring. The team needs him right now.

  9. By theboydbunch on Sep 18, 2012 | Reply

    zone defense sucks throw the damn ball to moss use banks that is what you kept him for. kyle your play calling sucks.

  10. By Brian on Sep 18, 2012 | Reply

    Why is everybody blaming Morgan ? Yea he committed a bonehead play, but geez 2 blocked punts in two games that lead to Touchdowns ? Even when the Defense does do its job the offense or special teams let it down. Once again this team has some deep problems that need to be addressed. Special teams and defense especially, on field discipline seems to be a problem too. But I find that despite the presence of RG3 the offense is still gettting the team in trouble, like the interception with 52 seconds left in the half that lead to 3 points..Thats 3 points from that and a TD from the blocked punt…hmmmm 10 points. A lot of plays in a game of course but it seems like those at least to me were the two biggest.

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