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Redskins Vs. Bills Week 9 - Studs and Duds

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NFL: Washington Redskins at Buffalo Bills Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

The Redskins had last played a game on Thursday, September 20 at the Vikings. It was an ugly loss on the road that saw the offense sputter and score just three field goals. Something had to get better over this long week plus of preparation, right?

Well, another week, another ugly road loss that saw the Redskins score...you guessed it - just three field goals. The Redskins have not score a touchdown since their win October 13th again the Dolphins.

Oh well - the season is lost anyway...so on to the Studs and Duds of the game.


Studs:

Adrian Peterson - The 34 year old looked like the AP of old, gashing the Bills front seven for 108 yards on 18 carries. Peterson also had one reception for 22 yards on the day. He has 491 yards in 8 games this season, and can eclipse 1000 rushing yards with solid performances much like this one down the stretch.

Matt Ioannidis - Ioannidis continued his dominant play, collecting 4 tackles, a sack and a tackle for a loss. He now has 44 tackles and 4.5 sacks on the season, and at times looks completely unblockable.

Landon Collins - Collins is quietly having himself another Pro Bowl season. The veteran safety led the team yet again in tackles with 9, and recorded one for a loss.

Dustin Hopkins - Hopkins went 3-3 on his field goal attempts and is 11-14 on the season. He may end of being the team’s offensive MVP.

Duds:

Chase Roullier - Chase had a lot of low shotgun snaps yesterday. A majority came in around Haskins knees.

Ryan Kerrigan - I had to check the box score to see if he actually played yesterday.

Cole Holcomb - The rookie linebacker didn’t play his best game Sunday against the Bills. He had a few uncharacteristic missed tackles and whiffed on a wide open sack of Allen on a blitz in the first quarter. He had just three tackles on the day.

Quinton Dunbar - For as good as Dunbar has been this season, Sunday was not his best effort. His coverage was off all afternoon, and he gave up a very easy touchdown to Cole Beasley early in the game.

Notes:

- Overall Haskins’ play improved significantly. He looked under control, made some nice throws, and moved well outside the pocket when things broke down. He should only get better with more time under center.

- Trey Quinn has been a big disappointment this season. He’s totaled just 189 receiving yards and a touchdown.

- Montez Sweat - Sweat continued his solid rookie year, collecting 4 tackles, 1 sack and a tackle for a loss against the Bills. He just missed having another sack during the game as well. On the season he’s logged 33 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 4 tackles for a loss and 5 QB hits. You can definitely see he’s playing with a lot more confidence over his last five starts.

- Troy Apke showed pretty well in the run game. He still makes his share of mistakes, but he looks much better overall. He had a nice stop at the goal line yesterday, and blew up a screen in the third quarter.