September 19, 2010

Redskins Vs. Texans: Third Quarter Analysis

6:15-Kevin Walter hauls in a 6-yard pass for a TD from Schaub, and just like that the Redskins lead has slipped to 10 again. With 15 minutes to play that might not be enough. The offense can't let off the gas.

The defense brought the house on 3-15 for Houston, and a screen pass to Foster netted 50 yards and Houston scored on the next play. The play was Washington's only major gaffe in coverage today, but it cost them seven points. Brian Orakpo had a sack on the drive, his first of the season. Great burst to get to Schaub. Four sacks for the Redskins today.

6:05-Incredible drive for the Redskins to put them up 27-10. The scoring drive: 9 plays 92 yard 5:31. McNabb accounts for all but three of the yards on the drive (one Larry Johnson rush for three yards). He has 340 yards passing and converted two hug third and longs on the drive to not only save field position, but to lead the Redskins to a touchdown.

McNabb's 22-yard pass to Chris Cooley is his first as a Redskin.

5:55-Houston gets a 47-yard field goal from Neil Rackers to make it 20-10. Washington has to keep up the pressure offensively because 10 points isn't that wide a margin when dealing with an offense like the Texans.

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