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Washington Redskins Prevail In Gruden Debut 23-6 Over Patriots

The Washington Redskins beat the New England Patriots 23-6 in the preseason opener.

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In the first of four glorified practices over the next month, the Washington Redskins shined brighter than the New England Patriots. The scoreboard said 23-6, but that is not how you judge preseason games.

Despite plenty of frontline talent on the bench for the Patriots, the Redskins can still feel good about their performance at FedEx Field on Thursday night. The truth is that this team and its fans needed something to feel good about way more than Tom Brady's squad.

Some players that stood out tonight: Aldrick Robinson and Ryan Grant at WR, Silas Redd and Lache Seastrunk at RB, Ted Bolser with a TD, and Zack Hocker's leg and tackling abilities.


1st Quarter

2nd Quarter

3rd Quarter

4th Quarter

Final Score

New England Patriots






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Robert Griffin III: 2/4, 9 yards

Kirk Cousins: 9/13, 103 yards, 1 TD

Colt McCoy: 8/9, 102 yards, 1 TD


Lache Seastrunk: 12 rushes, 63 yards

Silas Redd: 9 rushes, 45 yards

Alfred Morris: 5 rushes, 27 yards

Evan Royster: 7 rushes, 23 yards

Roy Helu, Jr.: 5 rushes, 14 yards

Chris Thompson: 4 rushes, 5 yards


Aldrick Robinson: 3 receptions, 45 yards, 1 TD

Ryan Grant: 3 receptions, 37 yards

Rashad Ross, 1 reception, 35 yards

Roy Helu Jr.: 2 receptions, 23 yards

Silas Redd: 2 receptions, 18 yards

Darrel Young: 1 reception, 17 yards

Chris Thompson: 2 receptions, 12 yards

Ted Bolser: 1 reception, 7 yards, 1 TD

Niles Paul: 1 reception, 7 yards

Evan Royster: 1 reception, 6 yards

Stephen Campbell: 1 reception, 5 yards

Logan Paulsen: 1 reception, 2 yards