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Need to Know: Redskins control ball and clock vs. Patriots

Aug 8, 2014, 6:45 AM EDT


RICHMOND—Here is what you need to know on this Friday, August 8, 10 days before the Redskins host the Browns on preseason Monday night football.

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With the usual preseason caveat that numbers are not always valid due to uneven competition, here’s a look at some stats from last nights Redskins-Patriots preseason game.

—Colt McCoy has not looked particularly good in training camp but he was on the money against New England. His 8 for 9 passing for 103 yards and a touchdown added up to a passer rating of 150.9. He was sharp and confident.

—Running back Lache Seastrunk led the team in rushing with 63 yards on 12 attempts. He tore of a 21-yard run and provided a spark just when the game was starting to drag in the fourth quarter.

—Washington was 6 of 12 on third downs, a solid 50 percent conversion rate.

—The home team outgained the Patriots 387 yards to 270. Washington’s edge in the rushing game was particularly impressive as they outgained them 177-63 on the ground.

—The Redskins controlled the ball and the clock. Their scoring drives consumed 11,10, 9, 10, and 10 plays and they held a time of possession advantage of nearly two to one (39:12 to 20:48)

If you have any questions about what’s going on at training camp, hit me up in the comments. I’ll answer all questions as soon as I can get to them. And I’m always on Twitter @Rich_TandlerCSN.

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Today’s schedule: Off day, no availability

—It’s been 222 days since the Redskins played a game; in 30 days they play the Texans in their 2014 season opener.

Days until: Monday night preseason vs. Browns 10; Final cuts 23; Home opener vs. Jaguars 37

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  1. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Aug 8, 2014 at 8:20 AM

    Nice start!

  2. RussianBreadMaker - Aug 8, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    “Yes, the Patriots are better than the Redskins, but we already knew that” – some guy

    • captblood3000 - Aug 8, 2014 at 9:05 AM

      No Brady? No conclusion.

  3. kenlinkins - Aug 8, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    Rich, Year to date, I would give the Redskins a solid B+ grade for everything they have done, What about you? (I am not saying the Redskins are a B+ team yet, but I do like most of what I have seen.) And have you seen anything that shocked you yet (good or bad)?

    • Rich Tandler - Aug 9, 2014 at 9:32 AM

      Nothing surprising with the exception of some initial surprise at them pursuing DeSean Jackson. I think there might be some surprises when the final 53 is named. I’d agree with a B or B+ for the offseason to date, based on what we know right now.

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