Since 2005 the Redskins have seen about as much change as any team in the league.
Mike Shanahan is the third head coach during that time, Robert Griffin III has taken over the reins of the offense and firmly entrenched himself as a franchise corner piece, and weapons Fred Davis, Pierre Garcon, and Josh Morgan have been added to spread the threat across the field.
While there has plethora of new faces, one man has remained a constant figure despite all the moving pieces—wide receiver Santana Moss.
After being acquired in trade with the New York Jets, Moss instantly became the Redskins number one receiving threat.
Moss would lull defensive backs to sleep before whizzing pass them with his blazing speed.
Just when it looked like Moss’ time as an elite receiver was reaching its deadline No. 89 recorded a team-high eight touchdowns.
This touchdown against the Eagles, however, may have been the crème de la crème.
Yesterday I analyzed Garcon’s 59-yard catch-and-run to the Redskins new best friend—the end zones of Cowboys Stadium. Garcon’s dash through the Dallas defense was named the No. 64 play of the 2012 NFL season.
Entering the bye week the Redskins were 3-6 and riding a three-game losing streak, sitting in last place with the Philadelphia Eagles. Most discredited the Redskins sniffing playoff contention.
That type of talk lite a fire under No. 89 and the rest of his Burgundy and Gold. Robert Griffin III came out and picked the Eagles defense apart. The completions started piling up and before you knew it No. 10 finished the day 14 of 15 with 200 yards and four touchdowns.
Oh by the way, he posted a perfect 158.3 quarterback rating.
Moss’ catch, though, was the prettiest.
In a 17-6 game, Griffin III chucked the ball into the air with three possible destinations: the hands of Brandon Boykin, Kurt Coleman, or Moss.
Nice try Philly DBs.
To see more of Moss’ resurgent 2012 campaign, check out this gallery to relive his best moments from the NFC East title season.
Hail to the Redskins and congrats to Moss for earning the No. 64 play on NFL’s top-100 plays for 2012!
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