September 26, 2010

Redskins Vs. Rams: Halftime Analysis

It's been once ugly game, but somehow the Rams special teams pulled a great impersonation of the Redskins beleaguered unit as Phillip Daniels blocked a Josh Brown chip shot and the Redskins trail by just one 14-13 at halftime.

Daniels gets my nod as the player of the first half. He was in on several of the plays during that goal line stand. The Rams ran seven plays from inside the Redskins ten on the drive, but came up with zero points. Daniels' block is certainly a key play and a turning point should the Redskins come back and win this game.

Offensively, Ryan Torain has looked impressive in his first half of work with the Redskins. He has four carries for 45 yards and Washington had 115 yards rushing in the half.

Donovan McNabb has a touchdown pass to Santana Moss as Moss atoned for his first quarter fumble that led to a Rams TD. McNabb has just 82 yards passing a week after throwing for over 200 in the first half against Houston.

Washington will be able to control the clock in this half if they continue to run the ball and that should be enough to right the early wrong s for the 'Skins.

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