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Skins Stats & Snaps: Redskins @ Titans (Defense/ST)

A look at the stats and snap counts for every defensive and special teams player on the Redskins in the team’s Week 16 matchup with the Tennessee Titans

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Snaps- Greg Manusky used 19 of his 24 defenders through 56 snaps on Saturday against the Tennessee Titans.

All five of the defenders who didn’t play on that side of the ball, worked exclusively on special teams (Josh Harvey-Clemons, Zach Vigil, Adonis Alexander, Harlan Miller and Jeremy Reaves).

QB Pressure- The Burgundy and Gold pass rush pressured Marcus Mariota and Blaine Gabbert on 11-of-28 dropbacks (39.3%), which gave the team their second-best pressure rate since Week 7.

They recorded 3 sacks on those pressures. This marks the third straight year in which the team has scored 3 or more sacks in at least seven games.

Manusky blitzed on six of Mariota’s dropbacks, but only did so once against Gabbert. The latter of which came on Gabbert’s 1-yard touchdown toss, so there is a very good chance that this was actually more of a run blitz to stop a Derrick Henry goal-line plunge. D.J. Swearinger wasn’t lying when said Manusky wasn’t very aggressive against Gabbert.

Points- Washington doesn’t win games when they allow more than 17 points (0-8 this season). Tennessee scored 25 points against the Skins this past Saturday. As you know, 25 is greater than 17. The Redskins have now lost 15 straight games in which they’ve allowed more 17 than points in. Their total point differential in those games is a -202 (13.4-PPG difference).

3rd Down- The Redskins’ D allowed the Titans to convert on 5 of their 11 attempts on third down, which was good for a 45.5% conversion rate. This was the team’s second-worst showing in this department since Week 11.

Red Zone- The Titans hit paydirt and scored touchdowns on 2-of-4 trips inside the Redskins’ 20-yard line. This was the fourth time in the last five weeks that the defense has allowed their opponent to find the paint on at least 50% of their possessions in the red area.

Takeaways- Washington did not force a single turnover for just the second time this season (Week 12 at Cowboys). This was also the fourth contest this year in which they failed to force a fumble.

Penalties- Four the of the team’s eight penalties were committed on defense (20-of-49 yards). Three of those fouls were neutral zone infractions. The Skins had only committed 3 NZI penalties coming into this contest, so they doubled their season-long total in just one day.

Tight End Defense- The losses of Delanie Walker and Jonnu Smith left the Titans with one of the worst tight end units in the league.

The Redskins have fared really well against talent deprived tight end corps like this one, but that was not the case on Saturday. The trio of Mycole Pruitt, Anthony Firkser and Luke Stocker combined for 7 targets, 3 receptions, 45 yards, 3 first downs and a touchdown against the Skins.

Injured Reserve Redskins- The Redskins IR list continued to grow and is now up to a league-high 21 players, which puts them just two more injured players from tying the mark they set last year (23).

This doesn’t even include Colt McCoy (broken leg), Montae Nicholson (suspension), Casey Dunn (Practice Squad Injured list), Jordan Reed (will likely have missed the final 3 games of the year) and D.J. Swearinger (waived yesterday).

Rushing Defense- The Titans turned their 27 carries into 99 yards (3.67 YPC), 8 first downs and a touchdown. The last time Washington gave up fewer rushing yards and a lower YPC average was in Week 8 against the Giants (37 yards and 2.64 YPC). The team allowed 1,071 yards on the ground between Weeks 9 and 15 (153 YPG).

Tennessee gained more than 7 yards on just two of their runs, but they were stopped for no gain or a loss five times.

Derrick Henry, who exploded for 408 yards, an 8.16 average and 6 touchdowns in his last two games, was limited to only 84 yards on his 21 carries in the game (4.0 YPC).

#FireBruceAllen- The Redskins have ranked in the bottom-10 of home attendance percentage (attendance/capacity) in every single season since Bruce Allen’s first full year with the team (2010); they’ve finished in the bottom-5 in each of the last six seasons. They rank dead last in this metric this season with a mark of 74%, which is the fifth-lowest such percentage by any team in the last ten years.

Dan Snyder decided to fire all of the team’s top business and marketing executives he hired to fix this issue after just under eight months on the job. Business and marketing is not the problem; the actual product on the field is. Bruce Allen is in charge of personnel decisions. This isn’t rocket science, it’s first-grade math.

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

Defensive Linemen (6 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Daron Payne * 42 75%
Jonathan Allen * 40 71%
Matt Ioannidis * 23 41%
Stacy McGee 19 34%
Caleb Brantley 6 11%
Tim Settle 6 11%

Jonathan Allen- Jon Allen was only able to generate pressure on one of his 18 pass-rushing snaps, but that pressure was an 8-yard sack which pushed the Tennessee offense out of Washington’s red zone and knocked Marcus Mariota out of the game.

Allen has recorded 3 sacks between his last two games and is now up to 8 on the year, which is the second most ever by a pure interior defender in franchise history, behind only Dave Butz’s 11.5 sacks in 1983. He is tied for sixth in the NFL at the position this season.

All four of Allen’s takedowns against the Titans came on first down and were made 3 or more yards away from the line to gain.

Daron Payne- The rookie D-lineman scored 2 hurries on his 19 pass rushes and recorded 3 tackles in the game, one of which was a TFL on a Derrick Henry run.

Payne batted down a pass on 3rd-down and forced the Titans to punt on the following play. The PD was his third of the year.

He posted the best PFF grade among all Redskins’ defenders in the game (80.2).

Payne leads all rookie interior defenders in snaps (738), tackles (51), defensive stops (32), TFLs (6), sacks (5), pressures (26), passes defended (3) and fumble recoveries (1). He is a shoo-in to make the All-Rookie Team.

Matt Ioannidis- In his second game back from injury, Ioannidis played on 23 of the Skins’ 56 defensive snaps (43%), which is almost identical to the 22 snaps he played in Week 15 (42.3%). Matty I was averaging 37 snaps (57.5%) before he got banged up.

Despite not getting a ton of time on the field, Ioannidis had what was probably his best showing since Week 11 (vs. Texans). The Temple product only made one tackle in the game (solo), but he was able to score 2 hurries on his 11 rushes.

You might find it hard to believe that those are his best numbers in the last month, but you probably didn’t know he had only generated 3 pressures and made 2 tackles in that span.

Stacy McGee- McGee was out there for 19 snaps, but I wouldn’t blame you if you missed him because he most certainly did not make his presence known this past Saturday. He failed to record a single traditional stat of any kind for the third time in his seven games this year.

The veteran lineman was unable to generate any pressure for the sixth time in 2018. He has only been able to muster 1 pressure (a hurry) in his last eight games.

McGee’s season-worst 40.5 PFF grade was the second-worst rating on the defense and among all interior defenders who played 15 or more snaps in Week 16.

He’s basically a much more expensive version of Ziggy Hood/Kedric Golston at this point.

Caleb Brantley- McGee wasn’t the only Washington D-lineman who was shut out of the box score. Caleb Brantley also failed to record a stat or tally a pressure in the contest.

We’re dealing with a small size with this game (6 snaps), but Brantley has yet to record a traditional stat on any of his 24 defensive snaps this season. His only QB pressure this year was a hurry in Week 13 (at Eagles).

Brantley posted a career low 30.1 PFF grade for the game, which ranked last in the game and among all interior defenders in Week 16 (no snap minimum).

Tim Settle- Tim Settle, like Brantley, only played on 6 snaps, but unlike Brantley he actually produced during his brief appearance.

The big man out of Virginia Tech recorded his lone tackle of the game when he stopped a Dion Lewis run 4 yards shy of the line to gain on a 2nd-and-7 play. Settle also burst through the line and scored a hurry that probably should’ve ended up being the first sack of his career.

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS

Outside Linebackers (4 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Ryan Kerrigan * 42 75%
Preston Smith * 39 70%
Ryan Anderson 17 30%
Pernell McPhee 14 25%

Ryan Kerrigan- For the fifth time this season and for the first time since Week 6, Ryan Kerrigan made one or fewer tackles (1).

Luckily, his lone takedown was a third-down sack of Blaine Gabbert on the final play from scrimmage of the first half. The Titans lost 5 yards on the play and gave Kerrigan a new career high with 92.5 sack yards on the year (89.5 in 2014). The sack was Kerrigan’s 12th of the year and it moved him into a tie for the second-most 12-sack seasons in the last decade (3), behind only Von Miller and J.J. Watt (4 each).

He also registered 2 hurries, which gave him a team-high 3 pressures.

Kerrigan was flagged for the first time this year when he committed a neutral zone infraction on the first play of the Titans’ second drive of the game. You have to go all the way back to Week 3 of 2017 to find the last time he committed a penalty (NZI). Of his 22 total career penalties, 17 of them have been either neutral zone infractions, encroachment or offsides fouls.

Preston Smith- Smith tied a season-low with just one pressure in Saturday’s game (a hurry). He had generated pressure on multiple rushes in every one of his games since Week 2 (vs. Colts).

He recorded four tackles in the running game, one of which he WWE-style slammed Derrick Henry down to the ground for no gain.

Smith did miss a tackle and gave up a catch on his only coverage snap, but the Titans ended up losing 2 yards on the play.

The walk-year outside backer hasn’t done much in the sack department in 2018 (4), but he has racked up career-high totals in snaps (780), pressures (50), tackles (51) and stops (26).

Pernell McPhee- Pernell McPhee played exactly 14 snaps for the third straight game.

The veteran edge rusher dropped Dion Lewis for a 1-yard loss on the Titans’ first drive of the game, but more than erased that good play with a neutral zone infraction on the following play. This was the second time he had recorded a TFL (Week 5 at Saints) or committed a penalty this season (roughing the passer in Week 2 vs. Colts).

His only pressure of the game was a QB hit on Mariota on a 2nd-and-4 pass that fell incomplete. McPhee may not have any sacks on the year, but his 7 hits this season are tied for the second-most on the team.

Ryan Anderson- Anderson returned from a hamstring injury that sidelined him for two games and got his second-most PT of the season (17 snaps and 30.4%).

As usual, the extended run didn’t do much good for 2017 second-round pick. Anderson did not generate any pressures on his 8 pass-rushing plays and his only contribution to the stat sheet was an assisted tackle on Derrick Henry 4 yards behind the line of scrimmage.

In the first six weeks of the season, Anderson registered 8 quarterback pressures and recorded the first two sacks of his career; since then (7 GP for Anderson), he’s notched just 3 total pressures, all of which were hurries.

INSIDE LINEBACKERS

Inside Linebackers (5 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Mason Foster * 56 100%
Shaun Dion Hamilton * 32 57%
Zach Brown 24 43%
Josh Harvey-Clemons ST Only 0%
Zach Vigil ST Only 0%

Mason Foster- Mason Foster played on 100% of the defensive snaps for the 13th consecutive game and recorded a team-high 9 tackles (4 solo), which was his highest tackle total since Week 11 (10 vs. Texans).

One of those takedowns was a 7-yard sack on the final drive of the first half. It was his first sack since Week 7 of last year (0.5 at Eagles) and his first full sack dating all the way back to Week 14 of 2016 (also at Eagles).

Unfortunately, right after Foster tallied his sack, he missed a tackle on third-down, which allowed Tennessee to move the chains and finish off the drive with a field goal.

Per usual, things were much worse for Foster in coverage. He was targeted more than any other Redskins’ defender and allowed team highs in targets (6), receptions (4), receiving yards (55), first downs (4) and touchdowns (1). Mase didn’t make a tackle on any of the plays he gave up a catch on and he was the only player on the team who gave up more than 2 first downs.

His one saving grace in coverage was that he defended a pass for the second time in the last three weeks.

Shaun Dion Hamilton- Hamilton started and saw his snap percentage rise for the third consecutive week (43% > 54% > 57%).

SDH recorded 4 tackles for the second straight week, one of which was an assist on a TFL. He also made a tackle 3 yards shy of the sticks on a third-down run by the Titans.

However, he missed a tackle in the running game and gave up 16-yard reception to Corey Davis.

Zach Brown- Zach Brown’s 24 snaps and 42.9% snap rate were an improvement over what he got last week (18 and 34.6%), but those were still easily his second-lowest totals since 2015.

ZB’s 2 tackles (both solo) came on a run and a catch by Darius Jennings. Like with the snaps, you have to go back to Week 15 of 2015 to find the last time Brown only recorded two or fewer tackles in a game.

He was targeted three times on his 15 coverage snaps and gave up a total of 2 receptions, 20 yards and a first down on those plays.

Probably the best thing Brown did in the game was to tie his season high with 2 pressures (both hurries) on just 3 pass-rushing snaps. However, one of those hurries probably should’ve resulted in a sack. Instead of being sacked, Mariota scrambled for a 7-yard first down on the 3rd-and-6 play and the Titans finished their opening drive of the game with a touchdown.

Brown earned a 79.4 PFF grade for his performance, which ranked second on the defense and third on the team.

Josh Harvey-Clemons- Hamilton’s ascension hasn’t just cut into Zach Brown’s playing time, it has absolutely crushed Josh Harvey-Clemons opportunities on defense. This week was a new low, as JHC did not take one snap on defense for the first time since Week 11 of last season (at Saints). He has only played on 15 defensive snaps in the last four games combined.

Zach Vigil- Zach Vigil’s only PT came on special teams. Vigil hasn’t played a single snap on defense since Week 2 (1 snap). He is the Jehu Chesson of the defense.

Marquis Flowers- The 2014 sixth-rounder was signed by the Redskins today. Flowers went to school at Arizona and has already played for the Bengals, Patriots and Lions as a pro.

Nearly a third of his career snaps (29%) and tackles (28%) have come on special teams. Over three-quarters of his snaps (77%) and tackles (83%) on defense are from his 2017 campaign with the Patriots.

CORNERBACKS

Cornerbacks (5 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Josh Norman * 56 100%
Fabian Moreau * 42 75%
Greg Stroman 34 61%
Adonis Alexander ST Only 0%
Harlan Miller ST Only 0%

Josh Norman- This was the 14th game (of 15) Josh Norman played 100% of the defensive snap in this season.

J-No was targeted twice on his 29 coverage snaps but only gave up a single reception for 15 yards (vs. Corey Davis). He made a tackle to end that play and recorded four more takedowns (5 total) in the game, all of which came on different Tennessee drives. Norman missed a tackle for the tenth time this season, as well

Norman’s 47.3 passer rating when targeted in the last four games ranks eighth among all conerbacks with 100 or more coverage snaps in that span. He also has not committed a penalty since Week 11.

Fabian Moreau- Moreau played well against the Jaguars in Week 15, so, of course, he was destined to struggle in this game.

He gave up first-down receptions of 35 and 15 yards on the only targets thrown his way. Those were the Titans longest and sixth-longest plays of the game.

His 50 reception yards and 2 first downs were the second-most allowed by any player on the team. Each of the plays he surrendered catches on came on the opening snap of snap of Tennessee’s touchdown drives.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, Moreau also committed a holding penalty on a 3rd-and-7 play which gave the Tennessee offense a fresh set of downs and allowed them to score what was essentially the game-winning touchdown four snaps later. Only seven defenders and four defensive backs have committed more penalties than he has this season.

His lone tackle of the day was made on the play he allowed Taywan Taylor to catch a 35-yarder on. The tackle total matched the season low he set last week in Jacksonville.

Moreau’s season-low 46.0 PFF grade was the third-worst mark on the defense.

Greg Stroman- Greg Stroman was on the fielded for 61% of the defensive snaps and, once again, operated as the team’s slot/nickel corner.

Stroman was targeted four times and tied Mason Foster for the most receptions allowed in the game, but he surrendered just 25 yards and didn’t give up a single first down on those plays.

His 5 solo tackles (5 total) were tied for the second-most of his young career.

He earned a 72.5 grade for the performance, which was his best such score since Week 10 (87.0 at Buccaneers).

Adonis Alexander- The rookie supplemental draft pick worked exclusively on special teams once again. He has only played on defense once this season (10 snaps in Week 13 at Eagles). It’d be nice to see a little bit more of him on defense before the season officially ends this coming Sunday.

SAFETIES

Safeties (4 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix * 56 100%
D.J. Swearinger * 56 100%
Deshazor Everett 12 21%
Jeremy Reaves ST Only 0%

D.J. Swearinger- D.J. Swearinger played on every defensive snap in what was his final game as a member of the Redskins. He started in all 31 games with the team and only missed 4 snaps in that span (1 this season).

The swaggy South Carolina safety was targeted twice this past Saturday and allowed an 18-yard reception on a third down on one of those plays. The Titans kicked a field goal four plays later.

He was targeted 83 times in his two years with the team and gave up 53 receptions and 8 touchdowns on those plays. He also intercepted 8 passes, which combined with those other numbers equated to a 78.1 passer rating against. His 8 picks and 12 PDs between this season and last rank second and third among all safeties. Only Kevin Byard, Eddie Jackson and Jordan Poyer had more INTs or PDs than Swearinger did at the position in that span.

He made just 2 tackles against the Titans, one of which was made 2 yards shy of the sticks on a third-down play. He also missed a tackle for ninth time in 2018.

Swearinger recorded 132 total tackles, 46 defensive stops, 4 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery during his time in Washington.

This was Swearinger’s best year as a pro. He put up career highs in interceptions (4), PDs (10), passer rating allowed (67.1) and forced fumbles (3). He was selected as a Pro Bowl alternate, and has a very good shot at playing in what would be his first career All-Star game.

I totally understand the Redskins’ frustration with Swearinger’s comments in the media, but I don’t understand why they jumped all the way to releasing him before doing something like cutting his snaps, fining him, deactivating him, suspending him or anything of the sort. And why not try to swing a trade and at least get something out of the situation?

I’m not going to go any deeper here, but I’ll simply say that I am not at all a proponent of getting rid of one your best players without either putting a lot of time and effort into resolving the issue or getting something back in return if you really feel like you must move on from him.

Swearinger was one of the best safeties in the NFL this season and his departure turns what once looked like one of the best safety corps into the league to one of the worst units on this below-average team.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix- Ha Ha Clinton-Dix played on every snap for the fifth time in the last six weeks.

He was only targeted once on his 28 coverage snaps, but allowed a 14-yard reception to Darius Jennings on what was a 3rd-and-7 play in Redskins’ territory.

Clinton-Dix could have intercepted the pass, but the ball went right between his hands and was caught for a first down at the Washington 23-yard line. Instead of ending the drive with a pick, or at least knocking it down to force what would’ve been a 53-yard field goal, the Titans kicked a 33-yarder four plays later.

Does HHCD not picking off that pass really surprise anybody, though? He intercepted three passes in his 7 games with the Packers, but hasn’t recorded any INTs in his eight games with the Burgundy and Gold.

He did, at least, make 8 tackles on defense, which was his second-highest total in the last year. Unfortunately, only one of those takedowns was made within 11 yards of the line of scrimmage. The Titans gained a total of 121 yards on the plays he made tackles on.

He posted a sub 50.0 PFF grade for the fourth time this year and for the third time since joining the team.

The more we see him play, the more we realize that the joke is on the Redskins, Ha Ha!

Deshazor Everett- This was easily Deshazor Everett’s most productive game of the year on defense. The special teams ace set new season highs in snap rate (21.4%), solo tackles (2) and total tackles (3). Two of his tackles went for a loss, which, believe it or not, were the first TFL’s of Everett’s 56-game and 731-snap (defensive) career. Both of his stops came on Derrick Henry runs.

Everett’s 79.4 PFF grade for the game ranked second on the defense and third on the team.

Jeremy Reaves- Reaves made his NFL debut three days after being promoted from the practice squad. All 15 of his snaps came on special teams.

He made 15 total tackles and defended a pass over the course of his four games and 140 defensive snaps in the preseason with the Eagles. Reaves didn’t give up a single reception on his 72 coverage snaps this past August (2 targets).

Harlan Miller- The third-year DB out of Southeastern Louisiana made his Redskins and 2018 debut on Saturday, but only appeared on special teams. All five of Miller’s specials snaps against the Titans came on kickoff coverage.

In today’s press conference, Jay Gruden stated that Miller would be used at safety for this week’s game.

ALL DEFENSIVE PLAYERS

Defense (24 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap % Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix * 56 100% Matt Ioannidis * 23 41%
Mason Foster * 56 100% Stacy McGee 19 34%
Josh Norman * 56 100% Ryan Anderson 17 30%
D.J. Swearinger * 56 100% Pernell McPhee 14 25%
Ryan Kerrigan * 42 75% Deshazor Everett 12 21%
Fabian Moreau * 42 75% Caleb Brantley 6 11%
Daron Payne * 42 75% Tim Settle 6 11%
Jonathan Allen * 40 71% Adonis Alexander ST Only 0%
Preston Smith * 39 70% Josh Harvey-Clemons ST Only 0%
Greg Stroman 34 61% Harlan Miller ST Only 0%
Shaun Dion Hamilton * 32 57% Jeremy Reaves ST Only 0%
Zach Brown 24 43% Zach Vigil ST Only 0%

SPECIAL TEAMS

Special Teams (30 Players)
Player Snaps Snap % Player Snaps Snap %
Jehu Chesson 19 83% Shaun Dion Hamilton 6 26%
Deshazor Everett 19 83% Tress Way 6 26%
Josh Harvey-Clemons 19 83% Ryan Anderson 5 22%
Zach Vigil 19 83% Ha Ha Clinton-Dix 5 22%
Adonis Alexander 15 65% Michael Floyd 5 22%
Jeremy Reaves 15 65% Harlan Miller 5 22%
Greg Stroman 13 57% Luke Bowanko 4 17%
Tim Settle 11 48% Jamison Crowder 4 17%
Matt Flanagan 10 43% Zac Kerin 4 17%
Jeremy Sprinkle 10 43% Ryan Kerrigan 4 17%
Dustin Hopkins 9 39% Morgan Moses 4 17%
Byron Marshall 9 39% Daron Payne 4 17%
Jonathan Allen 8 35% Chase Roullier 4 17%
Matt Ioannidis 8 35% Caleb Brantley 2 9%
Andrew East 6 26% Stacy McGee 1 4%

Snaps- Thirty players were used over the course of 23 special teams snaps against the Titans. The unit was made up of 17 defenders, 10 offensive players and 3 specialists.

As usual, Deshazor Everett, Jehu Chesson and Zach Vigil led the team in specials snaps (19 each), but this time they were joined by new defensive castoff Josh Harvey-Clemons.

Tress Way- Way set new season lows in number of punts (2), punt yardage (107) and punts inside the 20 (0). This snapped his 32-game streak with at least one punt inside the 20-yard line.

He did, however, post the third-highest average of his career (season-high 53.5) and avoided kicking a touchback for the 17th game in a row.

One of his kicks was fair caught at the Tennessee 20, but a holding penalty by long snapper Andrew East, gave the Titans’ offense an extra 10 yards of field position. The other one was returned 16 yards out to the 49-yard line.

Dustin Hopkins- Dustin Hopkins connected on his lone extra point of the day and hit on field goals from 40, 46 and 50 yards out.

His career-best 89.7% conversion rate (26-of-29) on field goals ranks ninth in the league. This was his third game of the year with three or more field goals, which is tied for second in the NFL.

The 50-yarder was Hop’s career-high fourth field goal of 50-plus yards this season, which tied a franchise record (Graham Gano, John Hall and Mark Moseley). It was also the ninth 50-yarder of his career; that figure tied him with Chip Lohmiller for the second-most such kicks in team history.

Four of Hopkins’ five kickoffs went for touchbacks and the lone Titans’ return gained 31 yards.

Kick Coverage- Ha Ha Clinton-Dix stopped a Darius Jennings return at the 31-yard line on the Redskins’ first kickoff of the game. This was HHCD’s first specials tackle of the season and just his third since the start of 2015.

Special teams stalwart Deshazor Everett ended a 16-yard punt return with a tackle at the Tennessee 49. Everett has recorded a teams tackle in each of the last four games.

Punt Returns- With Maurice Harris out with a concussion and Greg Stroman essentially getting fired from the job, Jamison Crowder was used as the team’s primary punt returner for the first time this season.

He fair caught punts at the 7 and 14-yard lines, let one get downed at the 7 and watched as one rolled out of bounds at the at the 15-yard line. In all, the offense was pinned inside their own 20 a season-high four times in the game. The last time they faced that many inside-the-20 punts was in Week 6 of last year (vs. 49ers).

Crowder didn’t leave a ton of yards on the field, but he likely would’ve gained at least 5 to 10 yards in the return game if he forced a guy or two to miss. Instead, the Redskins did not return a single punt for the fourth time this season.

Kickoff Returns- Byron Marshall fielded the opening kickoff of the game at Washington’s goal line and returned it 28 yards. It was Marshall’s longest return of the season and the second-longest of his career (29 yards in Week 13 of last season at Cowboys).

All three of the Titans’ other kickoffs went for touchbacks.

*All statistics are courtesy of ESPN, The Football Database, NBC Sports, NFL.com, NFL Gamebooks, Pro Football Focus, Pro Football Reference, Redskins.com, Team Rankings and The Washington Post*

Poll

How should the Redskins have handled the D.J. Swearinger situation?

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  • 23%
    Release him (what they did)
    (13 votes)
  • 25%
    Trade him in the offseason
    (14 votes)
  • 16%
    Don’t play him in Week 17 and see if that changes anything
    (9 votes)
  • 12%
    Fine him
    (7 votes)
  • 14%
    Give him a final and clear warning that this type of behavior will not be tolerated
    (8 votes)
  • 8%
    Take more of his suggestions and work with him to resolve his issues
    (5 votes)
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