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How You Voted: Redskins-Raiders

Posted by Stephen Czarda on October 2, 2013 – 12:15 pm

(AP Image)

(AP Image)

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.

This week’s results come on the heels of the team’s first victory of the season. Jetlag, the Black Hole and mispronunciations were no match for the Redskins as they staved off a 14-point deficit and had their best performance to date.

Here are the results from the pre and postgame polls:

Best Collective Performance From Unit

Unit Raiders

Maybe I should start changing my poll questions—ground and pound takes it every week. Then again, it’s what the Redskins are known for.

Alfred Morris, showing no signs of sleepless nights in fear that the sophomore slump Boogieman is coming for him, ran for 71 yards on 16 carries before being sidelined with a rib injury at the end of the game. Had he played the whole game, he might have had his second 100-yard game of the season.

Oh no, the starting running back can’t go what do we do?

While other teams and their pass-crazy playbooks have limited production from the running back position, the Redskins have not one, but two backs that can carry the load.

In his first extended action since 2011, Roy Helu Jr. ran for 41 yards (14 of which came on this touchdown run) on 13 carries. The franchise record holder form receptions in a game (14), the third-year pro also did his best Vince Carter over Fredric Weis impression with a high hurdle that set up his touchdown.

Top Performer (Pregame)

Player Raiders

Is it the car that he drives that makes him so loved or the fact that he’s Mr. Dependable?

Dumb question—it’s both.

Morris once again led pregame fan vote as the Redskin that was going to lead the team to victory. Right before he left the game, he powered his way through about six Raiders on a beautiful nine-yard gain that set up Pierre Garcon’s second touchdown of the season.

Robert Griffin III, Redskins.com’s Unsung Hero, didn’t grab headlines for his performance, but his efficient day kept the Raiders defense on their toes in a physical game. Bringing pressure, Griffin III continually avoided the Raiders rush and did not turn the ball over.

Despite a season-low in passing yards (227) he hit Garcon in the third quarter for a touchdown. There’s really not much to be said about Garcon other than the fact that he’s proving that his prime is just being hit and his health is no longer an issue.

Can the Redskins play all road games in Oakland? Redskins-Cowboys at the O.co Coliseum—not as bad as it sounds considering the kind of carnage Brian Orakpo creates there. In his rookie season, the two-time Pro Bowler tied the franchise record with four sacks.

Sunday, he added to his total with two more.

I might ask London Fletcher to incorporate ‘Oakland’ into his next pregame speech for the linebackers.



Speaking of linebackers, congrats to Week 4’s MVR(edskin) Ryan Kerrigan!

For the second-straight week, Kerrigan won over Redskins fans this time with a two-sack performance along with a forced fumble.

Hoping to catch him in hopes of getting him to do an Emmy-esque speech, he declined citing Bye Week relaxation.

Hey Tony Romo, in a Goldberg style promo—you want to know who’s next? You’re next!

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One Response to “How You Voted: Redskins-Raiders”

  1. By Berdj Rassam on Oct 2, 2013 | Reply

    Ryan Kerrigan’s 2 sacks and 1 forced fumble, plus all the other normal “run-of-the- mill” plays were key to the Redskins winning the game.

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