Well, roughly the past 96 hours or so for Redskins fans have been pretty depressing. Not only do they lose a hard fought contest to the Tennessee Titans this past Saturday afternoon, but they were also eliminated from playoff contention with the loss and an Eagles victory over the Texans. I guess there’s always next year right? Oh, and DJ Swearinger was released and then picked up by the Cardinals.
The Redskins opening drive ended with a 50-yard field goal by Dustin Hopkins. Byron Marshall had a 30-yard kick return and Josh Johnson completed a 30-yard pass to Jamison Crowder on 3rd down. The Titans responded with heavy doses of Derrick Henry, and a completion to Corey Davis that led to an eventual touchdown with a run to the left from Derrick Henry. He seems like he would be pretty hard to tackle due to the fact that he’s 6’3″ 238 lbs playing running back. Ryan Succop missed the extra point. The following possessions for both teams ended in punts to finish up the 1st quarter.
The drive that the Redskins had going into the 2nd quarter can only be described by me as by far one of the nicest drives I can remember from the Skins probably ever. It went for 17 plays and 93 yards. This was a superb effort from the entire offense as a whole and ended with a touchdown pass to Michael Floyd
Jonothan Allen had a big sack on Marcus Mariota that he ended up getting hurt on and was taken back to the locker room and was out for the remainder of the game. That drive ended with a 42-yard field goal by Ryan Succop after a sack on Blaine Gabbert by Ryan Kerrigan. 10-9 Redskins going into the half.
The second half of the game began with punt ending drives by both teams. The Redskins then had a penalty-ridden drive but thanks to a 15 yard run by Chris Thompson they got to attempt a 40-yard field goal completed by Hopkins putting the Redskins on top 13-9.
The Titans drive going into the 4th led to a 33-yard field goal by Succop. Thanks to spectacular running by Josh Johnson and Adrian Peterson the Redskins rushed down the field to get Hopkins in position from 46 yards where he nailed another kick to put the Redskins up 16-12.
Well, this is kind of where things began to fall apart for the Redskins as far as walking out of Nashville with a win. Blaine Gabbert, Derrick Henry, and company put together a drive that ended with a touchdown pass to Tight End Mycole Pruitt. The Redskins then were putting together what seemed to be a good drive with Adrian Peterson reaching over 100 yards rushing and a 13-yard pass to Crowder.
That was when a Josh Johnson pass was intercepted by Titans free safety Kevin Byard. The Redskins final drive along with the game ended after Josh Johnson threw an interception for a touchdown.
Featured Image – Derrick Henry (22) Tennessee Titans running back. Photo Credit Sporting News.