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How You Voted: Redskins-Cowboys

Posted by Andrew Walker on January 4, 2013 – 10:48 am

(Photo by Brian Murphy // ExtremeSkins.com)

(Photo by Brian Murphy // ExtremeSkins.com)

It’s time to take a look at your psychic skills for last Sunday’s Redskins-Cowboys game, as well as which player was picked by Redskins fans at the Most Valuable Player of the game.

The Redskins, of course, won 28-18 on Sunday Night Football, claiming their first NFC East title since 1999 and first playoff appearance since 2007. Several Redskins players had great performances, but let’s first look at who you predicted would have a breakout performance against Dallas:

As you can see, Redskins fans predicted that quarterback Robert Griffin III would churn out another great performance, as he earned 44.6 percent of the vote. Griffin III completed just 9-of-18 passes for 100 yards, but ran six times for 63 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown.

As it turned out, running back Alfred Morris — who garnered a respectable 34.7 percent of the pregame vote — was the one who shined, running for a career-best 200 yards and three touchdowns against the Cowboys.

Let’s see how the other candidates played last Sunday:

– WR Pierre Garçon: three catches for 46 yards; long of 18 yards. With Morris toting the rock so often, Washington didn’t really need Garçon’s big-play abilities.

– OLB Ryan Kerrigan: six tackles. He was in pass coverage much more this game, but also had some key pressure on Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo throughout the contest.

– CB DeAngelo Hall: three tackles. Hall’s final stat line doesn’t nearly indicate how effective he was in shutting down Dallas wide receiver Dez Bryant, who came in as one of the hottest receivers in the NFL. Bryant had just four catches for 73 yards — and, most importantly, no touchdowns.

Now, here’s how the MVR(edskin) vote ended up panning out:

MVR results

– Morris: (See stats above)

– Griffin III: (See stats above)

– CB Josh Wilson: six tackles and an interception. He also did a great job covering Miles Austin and helping on Bryant and tight end Jason Witten throughout the game.

– LB London Fletcher: A game-best 11 tackles and two sacks. He also almost added an interception in the third quarter. Fletcher was dominant and his performance was the cherry on top to his NFC Defensive Player of the Month award.


Thanks again for your participation in the polls — and, of course, you’ll have the same opportunity when the Redskins take on the Seattle Seahawks Sunday at FedExField in the NFC Wild Card round of the playoffs.

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