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"They were hurrying up a little bit," safety Ryan Clark said. "We had to get some things figured out before the play and we didn’t. It put Bacarri in an extremely bad situation. That was a team mess-up. That wasn’t just Bacarri. I know it will be played that way, but it wasn’t his fault." "Just blown coverage," Rambo said. But the missed tackle around the 35-yard line was his fault. Hopkins broke free from the attempt and completed the 76-yard score. "A poor angle," Rambo said.
As far as debuts go, Gruden will likely be the only one to remember Sunday's game for any worthwhile reason. The Redskins lost, 17-6, to Houston in an otherwise forgettable game at NRG Stadium, spoiling his first regular-season game as the 29th coach in franchise history.
The Washington Redskins saw their opening game game slip away on a handful of big plays. Photo gallery: Texans 17, Redskins 6
"He got me underneath," Helu said of allowing Houston’s Alfred Blue an almost clear path to the punter. "It just happened so quickly. I have to watch film on it [but] he just beat me. I didn’t do my job." Helu was the last player to leave the visitor’s locker room at NRG Stadium. "And it kills me right now, it really does," he continued. "Because looking at the score, momentum, everything …At the end of the day, it’s seven points. That went a long way into how the outcome went. So it just killed me."
Darrel Young runs 1 yard for a touchdown to put the Redskins ahead.
A year after special teams was a front-to-back mess for the Redskins, Sunday's opener had its issues. Namely, a blocked punt that produced one of two Houston touchdowns on the day.
Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 8, six days before the Washington Redskins open their home season against the Jaguars. Nickel coverage Here are five notes and observations from the Redskins’ 17-6 loss to the Texans.
Redskins punter Tress Way, playing in his NFL debut on Sunday vs. the Texans, finished with a punting average of 49.2, the highest in a game for the Redskins since 2010.
The strategy wasn't tough and the solution wasn't surprising. The Houston Texans weren't going to let big plays beat its defense. So they opted to let the Washington Redskins try and go on long drives. The Redskins obliged, throwing horizontal passes en route to lots of yards but only six points.
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