Sunday, October 10, 2010
Wrap-up: Redskins 16, Packers 13 (OT)
By Matt Mosley
Wrapping up the Washington Redskins' 16-13 overtime win against the Green Bay Packers
What it means: The Redskins hung around all afternoon and then used a huge touchdown pass to Anthony Armstrong to trim the Packers' lead to 13-10 in the fourth quarter. On a day when the Skins didn't have any running game and yielded more than 400 yards of total offense to the Packers, they found a way to win. That's becoming a recurring theme for Mike Shanahan's team. At 3-2, we have to take this team seriously.
The hero: LaRon Landry continues to be a tackling machine (13 against the Packers) and his diving interception put the Skins in position to win the game in overtime. I know Santana Moss had a big day, but it was Landry who forced a fumble and had that interception. He's having a Pro Bowl season through five games.
The goal-line stand: The Packers had second-and-goal at the Skins' 1-yard line and came away with nothing early in the second quarter. On fourth down, Aaron Rodgers rolled right and tried to toss the ball to tight end Andrew Quarless. Skins outside linebacker Lorenzo Alexander had perfect coverage on the play and knocked the ball away. The Packers will likely say they beat themselves in this game, but they'll only be partially correct. Washington's defense stiffened in some big-time situations. I've watched that goal-line play several times and Alexander showed a lot of discipline not going for the fake to the left side that Rodgers tried to sell.
What's next: The Redskins will host a Colts team that struggled to beat the Chiefs on Sunday. This looked like a brutal part of the schedule a couple weeks ago, but the Skins now have some momentum. I think a win against the Colts could happen.