September 19, 2010

Redskins Vs. Texans: First Quarter Analysis

4:44: The quarter comes to an end and the Redskins are on top 6-0. The Texans have 2nd-and-goal from the Redskins' five. They have put together a nice drive with plenty of Arian Foster. The front seven isn't containing the edge and Foster is making them pay.

4:40-Portis has zero yards on four carries. McNabb is 7-8, 90 yards. I guess we can tell what the strength is for Washington right now.

4:33-Carlos Rogers did he really...just catch a football? No way! Rogers jumps a att Schaub pass beautifully, but the Redskins stall at the Houston nine. Gano hits the 27-yarder, but it would have been nice to see seven there.

Scoring drive: 5 plays, 33 yards, 2:11. McNabb's pass to Cooley was nice, but the run game is looking bad. Jammal Brown was pushed right back into Portis on one run and then another poor run led to a third and long. The Redskins need to run the ball with more success early.

Portis has had nowhere to run though as the line is being manhandled. Pass protection is actually solid at the moment though. Shanny will keep with the run like he did with Dallas.

4:24-Graham Gano hits a 41-yard field goal to give the Redskins a 3-0 lead. A 5:23 drive, which looked a lot like last week's opening drive. McNabb went 6-6 on this drive, but Clinton Portis struggled to find any room. The left side missed a block badly on the final run of the drive.

4:20-Mike Sellers has three catches on the Redskins opening drive. That's how to answer the critics who felt Sellers played poorly last week. However, a promising drive stalls at the Texans 23.

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