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Redskins vs Rams 3rd quarter

Oct 12, 2008, 3:23 PM EDT

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15:00—It’s now up to Kendall’s teammates to bail him out of the mental blunder. Again, I don’t want to blast him too hard because there really wasn’t much time to think, but that still wasn’t smart.

12:53—The Redskins drop another interception, this time it was Fletcher. That’s two in the hands that were not caught. When your offense is coming off of a three-turnover half, you have to even those things up.

12:03—Now the Rams are going for it on fourth and four at the Washington 37. I don’t know about this one, if I’m the Rams I don’t want to give the momentum back to the Redskins and St. Louis hasn’t exactly been moving the ball with any great degree of efficiency. We will see after the Ram timeout.

11:55—They got it with a pass to Holt. The Redskins were playing some pretty soft coverage there, almost conceding the first down. That dropped interception is looming larger and larger as the Rams move downfield towards the end zone.

8:48—Chris Horton gets credit here for stuffing Minor for a two-yard loss on first down. That knocked the Rams off rhythm and they have to settle for a field goal.

FG Brown 25
Rams 13, Redskins 7

It’s still a one-score game but the Washington offense really needs to get it going here. The momentum is all on the Rams’ side and nothing will turn it around like the Redskins offense getting into a rhythm and moving into the end zone.

7:00—Chris Samuels is back in the game, looking no worse for wear. Unfortunately, he didn’t help the offense out of its funk as another drive stalled near midfield.

5:04—It’s getting late early. The Rams burn a timeout before a third and 15 play. A Dante Hall punt return got them good field position and the Redskins defense needs to throw a ton of water on this fire. A conversion here would be a big, big blow. Look for the screen.

5:00—Springs with a sack to kill the drive. The Redskins now get another shot, but a holding call on the punt return pushes the Redskins back inside the 10.

3:12—A strip forces a three and out and then a shanked Brooks punt gives the Rams a golden opportunity to widen their lead. Again, it’s getting late early.

FG Brown 44
Rams 16, Redskins 7

It’s not desperation time, but the Redskins need, say, a first down or two. The offense has been sluggish ever since that fumble by Kendall and they just can’t seem to shake it. Somebody—say Santana Moss, who has two catches for 22 yards—needs to make a play.

 

 

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