Sunday, November 27, 2011

Redskins vs Seahawks: Gameplan Revisited

Roy Helu Jr. finally had his breakout game. (Photo: yahoo!sports.com)
Well would you look at that! The Redskins won a game! They took down the Seattle Seahawks 23-17 and ended their 6 game losing streak. Earlier today I pointed out a few things that the Redskins should focus on if they want to win. Let's see how they did!

"It's Roy Helu Jr. time."

Boy was it ever! Roy Helu Jr. ran all over the Seahawk defense. He ran around, through, and even OVER (see photo) the defense on his way to the endzone. The MVP for the Redskins today was easily Helu. He finished with 23 carries for 108 yards and 1 impressive touchdown run. He also piled up 54 yards on 7 receptions. Oh yeah, Roy Helu Jr. has arrived!

"Rex Grossman will need to step up today."

Rex Grossman: 26/35 - 314 yards - 2 TDS - 2 INTS. Grossman played a good game today. He did turn the ball over a couple of times, but, he had a pair of touchdowns to go with it. He moved around the pocket, took a couple of hits, and delivered strikes to his receivers.

"Shut down Sidney Rice."

Sidney Rice gained a total of 3 yards today...on a 3 yard carry. He was only targeted twice and did not catch the ball either time. The Redskins secondary did a great job shutting down the Seahawks number one pass threat.

"The main threat today is Marshawn Lynch."

Lynch played a great game. He was definitely the main threat that the Seahawks had today. Lynch powered through the Redskins front seven numerous times, but, never found the endzone.He finished the day with 24 carries for 111 yards. The Redskins defense did a decent job at stopping Lynch when they had to.

The Redskins have finally ended their losing streak. Even though this one came against the Seahawks, it is still a quality win. Seattle came into this one winning their past two games and played this one at home in front of one of the loudest crowds in the NFL.

The Redskins improved to 4-7 (1-3) with today's victory. Next week they come home to play the always entertaining New York Jets. Kickoff will be a 1 o'clock and you can find the game on CBS.