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Redskins vs Falcons Red Zone Review

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It's been getting more difficult each week to do this post. Two of the Skins red-zone TDs that come to mind where scrub scores when the game was already out of reach. Nevertheless, I really think this is Fred Davis' time to shine. I know I said after watching training camp that Devin and Malcolm were legit, but Fred stood out in a different manner. Even when I wasn't watching him, he was drawing my eye's attention. It's encouraging to see that Fred cancelled his BYE week plans and stayed in D.C. to work on his technique. Do I dare predict a Fred Davis red-zone touchdown? Yes! (* - I also win if he's wide open and Campbell never sees him).

Redskins Red Zone Statistics 2009
  Redskins Offense  Opponent's Offense 
@Giants 2-3 0-3
Rams 0-5 1-3
@Lions 1-2 1-3
Buccaneers    1-3 1-1
@Panthers 2-3 2-3
Chiefs 0-1 0-2
Eagles 2-3 0-0
BYE - -
Total 8-20 5-15

Another bright-spot for the Redskins is that the Falcons have allowed a red zone TD every game this year. This should be taken with a grain of salt when you look at the quality of their opponents. It's imperative the Redskins defense keeps the Falcons on their side of the field. Falcons have scored 2+ red zone TDs in 4 of their 7 games.


Falcons Red Zone Statistics 2009
  Falcons Offense  Opponent's Offense 
Dolphins 1-4 1-2
Panthers 3-4 2-3
@Patriots 1-2 1-5
BYE - -
@49ers 4-5 1-2
Bears 2-2 1-4
@Cowboys   2-2 1-3
@Saints 1-4 3-4
Total 14-23 10-23


The Skins have proven they can get into the red zone time and time again. What red zone options would you like to see the Skins run 1st and 10 from the Falcons 9-yard line? (besides the Portis half-back option to Mike Williams)? Is this the week we see the rollout, bootleg?

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