This was one of the ugliest wins I have ever witnessed in all my time being a fan of this team... but a win is a win, and we’ll take it any way we can!
There were moments in this game where I felt we couldn’t beat The Alabama Crimson Tide, but key guys stepped up and made some big plays when needed, and we walked off our own ‘terrible’ home turf with a victory, three turkey legs, and a playoff birth still in sight.
Oh,... and Dallas lost!
Below are my Studs and Duds of the game.
Jamison Crowder - After some ups and downs this season, Crowder is beginning to become what we all expected he’d be heading into this season - a top weapon for Kirk Cousins. He finished the game with seven receptions for 141 yards and a touchdown.
Josh Doctson - Doctson didn’t exactly light up the stat sheet Thursday night, but he came up big late in the game with a huge catch on a play action pass where he sold the route perfectly, then tapped both toes in bounds for the touchdown on a nicely thrown pass from Cousins.
Samaje Perine - Perine proved what many thought about him when he was drafted - he continues to get stronger as the game goes on. The running was not easy in the first half, but credit Gruden for sticking with it, and Perine for trusting his blocking up front, running hard, and keeping the sticks moving in the second half. He ran for his second consecutive 100 yards game, and chipped in three receptions for 30 yards.
Morgan Moses - Moses wasn’t perfect against the Giants, but he showed tremendous heart after getting banged around for parts of the game. All he did was keep getting back up and continued fighting for his squad. He deserved to eat that turkey leg at the end of the game. Hell, he deserved an entire turkey all for himself!
Ryan Kerrigan - Kerrigan continued his steady performance against the G-men, recording two sacks, and multiple pressures on Eli Manning throughout the contest.
Stacy McGee - McGee has been the Redskins best defensive linemen over the past few games, and he continued his solid season Thursday night, recording six tackles, a half-tackle for a loss, and a few quarterback pressures.
Zach Brown - Brown was back to his consistent self Thursday, showing his nose for the football, and even showing well in coverage. He led the team in tackles with nine, and recorded one pass defended.
Kendall Fuller - Fuller has turned the corner this season, staking his claim for one of the best nickle corners in all of football. He played a solid overall game, and came up big at the end with a nice pick of Manning.
Since yesterday was Thanksgiving, I will not be giving out any duds. I am just THANKFUL we got a win!
...feel free to give me your duds in the comments section if you choose.