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Redskins Vs. Ravens - Studs and Duds

Mark Tyler gives his studs and duds of the Redskins game against the Ravens

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A rather ugly 16-10 win on the road against a team with a winning record...I'll take it! The Redskins weren't perfect today, but they fought hard, never gave up, and left Baltimore with a huge win. It's a win like this that sometimes can define seasons when you reflect back on them. Hopefully this game marked the turning point of the Redskins up and down season so far.

Below are my Studs and Duds of the game.

Studs:

Mason Foster and Will Compton - Foster and Compton played pretty damn well on Sunday afternoon. Their play was not without some miscues, but overall, the due played well. After a few rough games for the two best friends, this one certainly falls into the "much better" category. I know some may argue that we still gave up 118 rushing yards, mostly up the middle, and a 6.2 YPC average to the Ravens RB's, but this was improvement.

Trent Murphy - Murphy continued his solid 2016 campaign, registering 1.5 tackles for a loss and a half sack. He played the run well, and also got pressure on Joe Flacco, registering 3 quarterback hits.

Kendall Fuller - Fuller played a very solid game in the slot yesterday against the Ravens receivers and tight ends. Most importantly, he made tackles for short gains after the catch.

Pierre Garçon - 5 receptions, 56 yards and a touchdown...but it wasn't just the numbers, which aren't mind blowing. It was the tough catches in traffic, and the timely plays he made that garnered him stud honors.

Jamison Crowder - Crowder had just 3 receptions for 35 yards, but he took a punt return 85 yards to the house - our first punt return touchdown since 2008. Crowder is becoming a very dangerous weapon for our Redskins.

The offensive line - They gave up just one sack, and for the most part, gave Cousins a clean pocket to operate out of. There were also running lanes - just happened a certain back didn't take full advantage of them. I do think we may have found our center of the future, as Spencer Long had another solid game.

Duds:

Dustin Hopkins - I know, I know, it was the wind. Still, our stud kicker missed his first field goal and extra point on Sunday. Just calling it like it is... He's still a stud in my eyes, but he's falls into the dud catagory for this game.

Matt Jones - There were open holes against a stingy Ravens defense on Sunday, but Jones didn't take advantage of them. He also put the ball on the ground. He had 14 carries, for just 31 yards(a 2.2 YPC average). His counterparts, Robert Kelly and Chris Thompson, both averaged 6 yards per carry.

Robb Akey - Akey's unit has struggled on the season, but it was his sideline "belly bump" with Chris Baker that lands him on this list. This move was unwise, uncalculated, and could have hurt the older coach. Note to self - do not belly bump a 320 man wearing pads on national TV.