11.26.2013 / Blog Posts Redskins
Stephen Czarda, Redskins.com
After a 2012 season in which the Washington Redskins registered seven consecutive victories en route to an unpredictable division crowning, the burgundy and gold were selected to appear in five national television appearances, the maximum allotment.
Through four primetime games, the Redskins have yet to claim victory as they fell once again last night on Monday Night Football 27-6 to the San Francisco 49ers.
It was also the first time the Redskins failed to score a touchdown during the Robert Griffin III era, as two Kai Forbath field goals accounted for the team’s only points.
Offensively, the unit was both slow out of the gate and had one of the most inept second half performances in recent seasons. Going three and out on their first three drives, the Redskins accumulated only 30 yards of total offense in the second half.
[Three and out: When an offensive gets the ball and fails to achieve a first down after three attempts.]
Barring back-to-back 18-yard connections with Santana Moss and Josh Morgan on the last drive of the second quarter, the rhythm was off. From errant throws to receivers running identical routes to drops, the aerial attack failed to put the 49ers on their heels.
Morgan, who was inactive in Week 11 vs. Philadelphia, rebounded with five receptions for 45 yards while Pierre Garcon notched a team-high eight receptions for 48 yards.
Defensively, the pass-rush did a fantastic job putting pressure on potent 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, sacking him two times on the first two 49er possessions.
Kaepernick, however, found openings deep down the field to targets Vernon Davis and Anquan Boldin for three touchdown passes, a season-high for the third-year gun slinger out of the University of Nevada.
The Redskins (3-8) return to practice on Wednesday in preparation for the New York Giants (4-7) coming to town for a Sunday Night Football tilt. This will be the first of two games against the division for this season (Week 17).
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