Redskins ambush Raiders in 27-10 domination
- Author: Julie Sanders Sep 25, 2017,
Sep 25, 2017, 14:44
When was the last time this Washington team, as an underdog, dominated a team that was 12-4 the previous year and came to D.C. with such a stout reputation? The vaunted Jets defensive line didn't get to Carr in Week 2 during the Raiders' 45-20 win.
And, just like the first, the Redskins capitalized on that interception too. Kaepernick is now a free agent, and supporters believe teams have avoided signing him because of his protest.
The Raiders take on the Redskins in a 2017 National Football League regular season action this Sunday.
If Week 3 is any indication, the getting-to-know-you period has ended.
In essence, the Redskins made the plays they expected from themselves.
The Raiders' receivers, though, didn't have a good night.
Carr finished 19 of 31 for 118 yards and a touchdown.
Around 130 players could be seen kneeling in the 13 games that took place Sunday, easily the largest such demonstration since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began protesting in 2016. In Week 3, against a Raiders offense that hadn't committed a turnover in its first two games, Washington's defense recorded three takeaways that resulted in 14 points.
He forced a muffed punt for the second time in as many games, Sunday night, which helped the Raiders get on the scoreboard. The Raiders had scoring drives of 18 and 8 yards.
Josh Norman: Norman neutralized the Oakland passing attack. He caught all five of the first-half passes thrown his way for 58 yards and a score. And when there was the faintest flicker of hope, the Redskins clamped down even further. Thompson, Washington's best offensive player through three games, caught six passes for 150 yards, a TD and four other first downs, including a key 74-yard catch-and-run late in the third quarter after the Raiders' only touchdown. He made a return into Raiders territory but intended receiver Amari Cooper just grazed him on the way down and Washington got the ball at its own 33. We didn't predict Chris Thompson accounting for 150 receiving yards, almost half on a 74-yard screen on third-and-19. Last year, the fourth-year player had a breakout year but this season he is having a Pro Bowl caliber outing. Chris Thompson got 16 of it on pass and the got the last four for the first down on another reception.
The Redskins said in a statement released shortly after the anthem that they are "proud of the players, coaches and fans of the Washington Redskins for all that they have done to improve the lives of others in neighborhoods all across our region". Yes, I may be Cover 2, but I'm Cover 1, too. The ability to stifle and suffocate while making talented skill-position players seem mediocre will be critical.