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How You Voted: Redskins-Lions

Posted by Stephen Czarda on September 24, 2013 – 10:00 am

(AP Image)

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It’s that time of the week once again where Redskins Blog fanatics get a chance to see whether or not they have a future career in the physic palm reading business.

Each week we ask you before the game to vote on which player will have the best performance, which unit will shine brightest against the opposition and who took home MV(Redskin) honors.

Last week of course, it was the Detroit Lions. While the Redskins suffered a third straight bitter loss and have stumbled out of the gates early, there were a few standout performances of note, especially those who were on the ballot.

Here are the poll results along with how they performed in the game:

Best Collective Performance From Unit

Unit Lions

You can never go wrong with picking the rushing attack to lead the way. While Robert Griffin III is spending more time in the pocket and at times the running intensive game plan has been discarded in comeback attempts, it’s still the bread and butter of this offense.

After the self-admitted worst game of his NFL career, Alfred Morris has regained that humble swagger that made him so lethal last season.

Against the Packers, No. 46 had a career-high 8.2 yards per carry on 13 carries for 107 yards. While he didn’t cross the century mark on Sunday, his effort, headlined by a 30-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, kept the team alive well into the fourth quarter.

The first rush of the day came on a wide receiver reverse to Pierre Garcon that netted 10.

Speaking of Griffin III, he had his best rushing performance of the season with 37 yards.

Top Performer (Pregame)

Player Lions

This was the most difficult vote of the day, as all five have played well this season. But in the end, with two impressive performances in the first two games, Ryan Kerrigan took home one-third of the vote.

While he finished fourth on the team in tackles with seven, it’s his tackle for a loss that stands out more than his biceps and may have been the play of the game.

On a 3rd-and-1 on their own 26-yard line, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford found veteran tight end Tony Scheffler on what appeared to be a chain mover. What the chains couldn’t move was the 260-pound tight end coming full steam ahead.

Scheffler versus Kerrigan.

It’s a no-brainer who’d come out of that battle as the victor.

10 times out of 10. 100 out of a hundred. One million out of…okay you get the point.

Griffin III finished with 363 total yards, 73 of which found the hands of Garcon.

Brian Orakpo had five tackles and two quarterback hits.


MV(Redskin) Lions

Directly after the conclusion of each game, Redskins.com will have a poll on the homepage where you can select who you thought was the top performer from the day that was.

This week’s winner is the aforementioned Alfred Morris.

DeAngelo Hall, longest tenured cornerback on the squad, really enjoys being the first to score. Not only did he jog his way to the first touchdown of the season with a heady play to scoop up a loss ball that most thought was dead, but he was Matthew Stafford’s first touchdown of the day.

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