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How You Voted: Redskins-Falcons

Posted by Andrew Walker on October 9, 2012 – 10:51 am

(Photo by ExtremeSkins)

It’s that time of the week again to see how you Redskins Blog readers are doing with your psychic skills.

We asked you to vote which Redskins player you thought would shine last Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons in Washington’s second home game of the 2012 season FedExField.

The Redskins lost 24-17, and as it turned out, one candidate in particular was very impressive against the now 5-0 Falcons:

Not a big surprise that rookie running back Alfred Morris is building steam with Redskins fans. He’s been the best rookie rusher in the NFL so far this season, and fans are also beginning to hear about what kind of a great guy Morris is off the field. Morris broke out last Sunday against the Falcons with his second-straight career-high in rushing yards — 115 of them — while boasting a 6.39 yards-per-carry average.

Morris is on pace for more than 1,500 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns this season. Take a second to let that digest.

As for the other candidates and their performances in last Sunday’s game…

- WR Pierre Garçon: 7 targets, 3 receptions, 24 yards (long of 20). Had a couple drops that could’ve made his day much better, but he certainly wasn’t the only one who dropped passes against the Falcons.

- DE Stephen Bowen: 2 tackles, 1 quarterback hit. Fellow defensive lineman Barry Cofield had a standout performance with a sack and a pass breakup on third down on consecutive plays of big Atlanta drive late in the game.

- CB Josh Wilson: Six tackles, three passes defensed. Didn’t allow any huge plays to Atlanta’s two big receivers, Roddy White and Julio Jones.

- S Madieu Williams: Four tackles, two passes defensed. He was in the same boat as Wilson — no huge plays allowed, which has been the secondary’s enemy at times this season.

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Thanks again for your participation in the polls — and, of course, you’ll have the same opportunity this weekend as the Redskins take on the Vikings at FedExField Sunday afternoon.


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