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A look at the stats and snap counts for every player on the Redskins in the team’s Week 14 matchup with the Green Bay Packers

NFL: Washington Redskins at Green Bay Packers Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Note from the Author: I was short on time and had to decide between either not doing a Skins Stats and Snaps article at all this week or doing an abridged version late in the week. Obviously, I decided to go with the latter of those options. There may not be as much meat on the bone here, but hopefully at least the uptick in brevity is a plus.


OFFENSE

All Offensive Players (26 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap % Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Dwayne Haskins * 63 100% Tony Bergstrom * 13 21%
Ereck Flowers * 63 100% Michael Burton 9 14%
Morgan Moses * 63 100% Derrius Guice 9 14%
Donald Penn * 63 100% Cam Sims 3 5%
Chase Roullier * 63 100% Darvin Kidsy 1 2%
Brandon Scherff * 63 100% Wendell Smallwood 2 3%
Terry McLaurin * 60 95% Case Keenum 0 0%
Kelvin Harmon 53 84% Geron Christian ST Only 0%
Jeremy Sprinkle 47 75% Wes Martin ST Only 0%
Steven Sims 45 71% Colt McCoy Inactive N/A
Adrian Peterson * 28 44% Ross Pierschbacher Inactive N/A
Chris Thompson 24 38% Trey Quinn Inactive N/A
Hale Hentges * 21 33% Paul Richardson Inactive N/A
  • A week after putting up a season-high 29 points, Washington’s offense was only able to muster 15 points. No other team has been held to 15 or fewer more often than the Redskins have this year (7). They are the worst or second-worst scoring team on a per game (14.5, 32nd), per drive (1.30, 31st) and per play (0.266, 31st) basis though, so I guess this isn’t actually that surprising.
  • The offense was held below 300 yards (262) for the ninth time this season, which is tied with the Chicago Bears for the most games below 300. On top of that, this was the sixth contest in which they were held to under 4.5 yards per play; the Jets are the only team in the league with more such games.
  • The Skins scored touchdowns on both of their trips to the red zone. It was just the second time the team found the paint on all of their red-zone possessions this year (3-for-3 at Dallas in Week 2). It was also only the team’s fourth game with multiple red-zone TDs in 2019.

QUARTERBACKS

Quarterbacks (3 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Dwayne Haskins * 63 100%
Case Keenum 0 0%
Colt McCoy Inactive N/A
  • Dwayne Haskins completed 16 of the 27 passes he attempted for 170 yards, a career-high 11 first downs, a touchdown and an interception. The completion, TD and yardage figures all represented Haskins’ second-best totals as a pro (19 completions, 214 yards and 2 TDs vs. New York Jets) and his 59.3% completion rate, 74.6 passer rating and 6.30 YPA were all the third-highest such marks for him. These aren’t some gaudy numbers, though; they are only high relative to Haskins’ other showings. The fact that the Redskins’ 141 net passing yards was the fewest passing yards allowed by Green Bay this season illustrates that point.
  • It’s also worth noting Haskins was something of a garbage-time hero once again. Over a third of his completions, roughly 45% of his yards and first downs and his only touchdown all were thrown with under three minutes left in the contest. He was 10-for-20 with 95 yards, 6 first downs and an interception prior to the offense’s final drive (42.7 passer rating).
  • There is a 29-yard difference between Haskins’ passing total and the team’s net passing yards because he was sacked four times for 29 yards. Haskins has been sacked at least twice in all seven of his games and at least three times in each of his five starts.
  • Pro Football Reference’s index metrics adjust QB rate stats for era and are a great tool to illustrate just how poorly Haskins has been when it comes to taking sacks. His 49 sack index this season (100 is average) ranks sixth-worst in recorded NFL history among QB seasons with at least 150 attempts. The only players who have had worse years in this department were Randall Cunningham (-4 in 1986), David Carr (44 in 2002), Robert Griffin (46 in 2014), Kevin Kolb (47 in 2012) and Alex Smith (47 in 2005).
  • To give you another idea of how bad Dwayne Haskins has been, consider the following: he ranks dead last among all qualifying quarterbacks in both expected points added per play (EPA/play) and completion percentage over expected based on target depth (CPOE). These are two of the most telling and sticky metrics out there for quarterbacks, and as you can see below, Haskins is embarrassingly worse than all of the NFL’s other starters in both cases.

WIDE RECEIVERS

Wide Receivers (7 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Terry McLaurin * 60 95%
Kelvin Harmon 53 84%
Steven Sims 45 71%
Cam Sims 3 5%
Darvin Kidsy 1 2%
Trey Quinn Inactive N/A
Paul Richardson Inactive N/A
  • Scary Terry led Washington in receiving yards (57), first downs (4) and touchdowns (1). His score came on an amazing one-handed grab that went for 13 yards; it was his first touchdown since Week 6 (2 TDs at Miami) and his sixth of the season. Those six TDs tie the record for the most receiving scores by a Redskin in their first year out of college (Hugh Taylor in 1947 and Chris Cooley in 2004). McLaurin also recovered a fumble for his first time in the pros and earned a team-best 80.7 PFF grade.
  • Kelvin Harmon, who caught 13 of his first 15 targets this season (86.7%), failed to haul in three passes thrown his way for the second time in the last three weeks (1-of-4), with one of those incompletions ending up as an interception. However, the one reception he did have in this game went for a career and team-best 30 yards. Harmon’s reception set the offense up at the Green Bay 2-yard line and paved the way for the team to score their first touchdown of the game on the very next play.
  • For the second week in a row, rookie slot receiver Steven Sims set new career marks in snaps (45), targets (7), receptions (4) and receiving yards (40). He set another career high by tying McLaurin for the most receiving first downs on the team (4).

TIGHT ENDS

Tight Ends (2 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Jeremy Sprinkle 47 75%
Hale Hentges * 21 33%
  • Jeremy Sprinkle was not targeted for the first time all season. This is not some shocking development, though. Sprinkle was only averaging 2.4 targets, 1.6 receptions and 16.3 yards coming into this game. Only once in his three years in the league, has he ever hauled in more than two receptions (3) or gained 25-plus yards (36). There are 31 tight ends who have caught more passes and gained more receiving yards in this season alone than Sprinkle has in his entire 40-game career (26 receptions and 250 yards).
  • Hale Hentges made his third career start and played 21 snaps. He wasn’t targeted either and didn’t have much of a chance to be thrown at because he spent 19 of his 21 plays blocking in the run game. Hentges has only been thrown to in three of his eight games this season.
  • Caleb Wilson was signed off the Cardinals practice squad. Arizona selected him with the final pick in the 2019 draft this past April. The rookie tight end gained a whopping 965 yards in his final season at UCLA, which was the most receiving yards gained by any FBS tight end in the nation last year. Wilson also led the position in receptions per game (5.0) and receiving yards per game (80.4).

RUNNING BACKS

Running Backs (5 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Adrian Peterson * 28 44%
Chris Thompson 24 38%
Michael Burton 9 14%
Derrius Guice 9 14%
Wendell Smallwood 2 3%
  • The Redskins fed Peterson the ball by giving him a whopping 20 carries even though they never had a lead and trailed for all but about six minutes of the contest. Things did not quite go according to plan though, as AP only totaled 76 yards (3.80 YPC) and picked up 3 first downs on those runs. At least one of those first downs was a touchdown, which gave All Day back-to-back games with a TD and just his third score of the whole year. His yardage from this game pushed him over 14,000 rushing yards for his career (14,036), which is a feat that has only been accomplished by five other players in league history.
  • Thompson did not run the ball once, which was a 2019 first for a game he played in, but led the team with 8 targets and 7 receptions. CT gained 44 yards and picked up 2 first downs on those catches. However, it should be noted that basically half of his production (4 targets-3 receptions-2 first downs-26 yards) was recorded with under three minutes left in the fourth quarter.
  • Derrius Guice took his 5 carries against the Packers for 42 yards (8.40 YPC) and 2 first downs. The majority of his yardage came on a 23-yard tote, which was the third-longest run of Guice’s career and the team’s second-longest gain of the game. Unfortunately, Guice suffered a season-ending sprained MCL on that run. If he could only stay healthy then the Redskins might actually have a top-flight running game. Guice ranked third in yards per carry (5.83) and first in yards after contact per attempt (5.07) among all players with 40 or more carries this season.
  • Wendell Smallwood got the rock on each of his two offensive snaps. He gained 4 yards on one of those runs and was stopped for no gain on the other.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

Offensive Line (9 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Ereck Flowers * 63 100%
Morgan Moses * 63 100%
Donald Penn * 63 100%
Chase Roullier * 63 100%
Brandon Scherff * 63 100%
Tony Bergstrom * 13 21%
Geron Christian ST Only 0%
Wes Martin ST Only 0%
Ross Pierschbacher Inactive N/A
  • Morgan Moses was the only player on the team who committed a penalty on either offense or defense. And for good measure, he committed two of them, a drive-stalling holding infraction and his scheduled bi-weekly false start. Moses has now committed double-digit penalties for the second straight year and for the third time in his career. He allowed a QB hit and a team-high tying 3 pressures, as well.
  • Like Moses, Donald Penn also was charged with a hit and 3 total pressures. He has given up a hit or a sack and/or been flagged in 10-of-13 contests this season.
  • Chase Roullier’s performance this week was basically a complete 180 relative to what we saw from him last week. He went from allowing one pressure (a hurry) and posting a career-best 83.6 PFF grade against the Panthers, to giving up 3 pressures, including his second sack of the season, and finishing with the lowest grade among all offensive players on the team in this one (51.4).

DEFENSE

All Defensive Players (24 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap % Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Landon Collins * 60 100% Ryan Kerrigan * 30 50%
Montae Nicholson * 60 100% Ryan Anderson 28 47%
Jon Bostic * 56 93% Quinton Dunbar * 19 32%
Jonathan Allen * 49 82% Nate Orchard 16 27%
Jimmy Moreland 47 78% Tim Settle 14 23%
Matt Ioannidis * 44 73% Troy Apke 7 12%
Daron Payne * 42 70% Jeremy Reaves 6 10%
Montez Sweat * 41 68% Treyvon Hester 3 5%
Simeon Thomas 38 63% Josh Norman 0 0%
Fabian Moreau 37 62% Alvin Colvin Inactive N/A
Cole Holcomb * 33 55% Josh Harvey-Clemons Inactive N/A
Shaun Dion Hamilton 30 50% Chris Odom Inactive N/A
  • Greg Manusky’s defense was only on the field for 60 snaps, 58 plays and 30:24 of the game clock; those are the lowest, second-lowest and second-lowest totals for the Washington D this year, respectively.
  • Washington was not able to contain Packers’ running back Aaron Jones. Jones rushed for 134 yards and gained 192 yards from scrimmage, both of which were the second-highest totals of his career and the highest such yardage figures posted against the Redskins in a year. As a whole, Green Bay rushed for 174 yards, their most yards on the ground in 2019.
  • The Burgundy and Gold pass rush pressured Aaron Rodgers on just a hair under a third of his dropbacks (32.4%) and sacked him four times for 28 yards. This was the team’s third straight game with at least four sacks, which is their longest such streak since Weeks 15-17 of the 2015 season. The D forced and recovered a fumble on one of those sacks, which marks their fourth consecutive game with both a forced fumble and a recovery.
  • This was the first game all season that not one flag was thrown against anyone on the Redskins’ defense.

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

Defensive Line (5 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Jonathan Allen * 49 82%
Matt Ioannidis * 44 73%
Daron Payne * 42 70%
Tim Settle 14 23%
Treyvon Hester 3 5%
  • Ioannidis only had 2 pressures and 3 tackles against the Packers, but one of them was a 6-yard sack of Aaron Rodgers. That brings his total on the year to a career and team-high 8.5 sacks, which is also the second-most sacks by an interior defender in franchise history (11.5 sacks by Dave Butz in 1983).
  • Daron Payne posted an identical stat line to Ioannidis, with 3 solo takedowns, 2 stops, a hurry and a sack. This was only Payne’s second sack of the year and his first since Week 5, though (vs. New England).
  • Jonathan Allen didn’t notch any sacks, but he did lead all Washington D-linemen with 5 tackles (4 solo) and scored 2 pressures of his own, including a QB hit. He had a decent showing against the pack, but according ESPN and NFL Next Gen Stats tracking data he is not having the best year as a pass rusher. Per the chart below, not only does Allen have one of the worst pass-rushing win rates among all qualifying interior defenders, he is also being double-teamed less than any other player in this cohort.
  • After playing on at least 23 snaps in each of the last two games, Tim Settle only made his way on the field for 14 snaps this past Sunday. His only stat was a QB hit on Rodgers. Settle’s 41.0 PFF grade was the worst among all Washington players who received ten or more snaps in the game.

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS

Outside Linebackers (5 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Montez Sweat * 41 68%
Ryan Kerrigan * 30 50%
Ryan Anderson 28 47%
Nate Orchard 16 27%
Chris Odom Inactive N/A
  • Ryan Kerrigan registered 3 pressures, including a 7-yard sack on a third-down play, before being forced from the game with a calf injury that ultimately ended up landing him on IR this week. Kerrigan, who started in his first 139 NFL games, will have missed four of the team’s last five 2019 contests when all is said and done. The aforementioned sack means that he will finish the year just one shy of tying Dexter Manley’s franchise record of 91 career sacks.
  • This will also probably go down as one of the very worst seasons of Kerrigan’s career, as the 31-year-old edge rusher not only put up his lowest raw tackle, TFL, sack and pressure totals, he posted a career low pressure rate (11.5%) and his worst PFF grade (63.1) since he was a rookie.
  • The rookie first-round pick played 41 snaps and rushed the passer on 15 of them but still somehow failed to generate a single pressure for the first time in his career. Sweat had actually recorded a sack in three of his last four games and in each of the last two of them prior to this contest. The only bright spot of any kind for him was that one of his 2 tackles stopped an Aaron Jones run for no gain.
  • Anderson flashed some improved play once again this past week, as the Alabama product scored a third-down QB hit and sack-fumble that he recovered. The sack was just the fourth of his career and his second this season. The FF and FR were both the second of his career and in 2019. Anderson has recorded either four pressures, a hit or a sack in each of the last four games.
  • Nate Orchard, who exploded for 6 pressures, a hit, a sack, 4 tackles and a TFL on 42 snaps last week was limited to just a single assisted tackle and no pressures on his 16 snaps in Green Bay.

INSIDE LINEBACKERS

Inside Linebackers (4 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Jon Bostic * 56 93%
Cole Holcomb * 33 55%
Shaun Dion Hamilton 30 50%
Josh Harvey-Clemons Inactive N/A
  • Jonathan Bostic recorded 6 tackles against the Packers (3 solo), but strangely all of them were made in the fourth quarter. In fact, five of those six takedowns were tallied on the Pack’s final non-kneel-down drive. Bostic generated pressure on two of his four snaps as a pass rusher, including a third-down QB hit. He has now registered at least one pressure in each of his last three games.
  • Cole Holcomb led the club with 6 solo tackles, 7 total tackles and 3 defensive stops. Three of his takedowns were made after receptions he allowed (4 targets-3-receptions-1 first down-22 yards). He led all Washington defenders with a 79.2 PFF grade. Holcomb is on pace to finish the year with 105 tackles, which would be the second-most takedowns ever by a rookie either drafted in the fifth round or later or outside of the top 150 picks (Zach Thomas with 154 tackles in 1996). He is only three tackles behind Devin Bush (85 to 88), who leads all first-year players in total tackles.
  • Holcomb’s dip in playing time opened the door for Shaun Dion Hamilton to get a career-high 50% defensive snap share (30 snaps). SDH made 2 tackles (1 solo) and defended a pass on the only target thrown into his coverage. The PD was the second of his career and of the season (Week 6 at Miami).

CORNERBACKS

Cornerbacks (6 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Jimmy Moreland 47 78%
Simeon Thomas 39 63%
Fabian Moreau 37 62%
Quinton Dunbar * 19 32%
Josh Norman 0 0%
Alvin Colvin Inactive N/A
  • Quinton Dunbar didn’t give up a reception for the third time in his 11 games on the year and was not targeted once for the first time ever in a game he started in. That’s great, but a big part of the reason for it is that Dunny was limited to 19 snaps because of a hamstring injury that may very well keep him from suiting up against the Eagles in Week 15, as well.
  • After picking off three passes over the course of his last two games, Fabian Moreau finally came back to earth with one of his trademark subpar showings. He was responsible for giving up team-high totals in virtually every raw receiving statistic (4 targets-4 receptions-50 yards-1 touchdown). He allowed the Packers’ lone touchdown pass (12 yards) and a 25-yarder on 3rd-and-14, which was tied for Green Bay’s second-longest play of the game.
  • Moreland also surrendered a reception on all four of the targets thrown his way. However, unlike Moreau, he gave up 39 yards and just one chain mover. The only major problem was that the single first down he did allow came on a 3rd-and-8 pass. On the bright side, the JMU product did tie team and career highs in solo (6) and total (7) tackles and led the Redskins cornerback corps in snaps (47) for the first time.
  • Second-year DB Simeon Thomas was on the field for 38 defensive snaps (63%), which is a number that was easily a career high for him (previous high of 14). He gave up a 15-yard reception on one of the three targets thrown his way and set another personal record by making 3 tackles (1 solo) on the day.

SAFETIES

Safeties (4 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Landon Collins * 60 100%
Montae Nicholson * 60 100%
Troy Apke 7 11%
Jeremy Reaves 6 10%
  • Landon Collins’ 4 total tackles (all solo) tied the season low he set in Week 7 against the 49ers. He did, however, set a new 2019-low by recording just a single defensive stop. This was actually Collins’ first game all season without a TFL or a stop for no gain. The Pack gained at least four yards on every play he made a tackle on. Collins also gave up a 25-yard reception to Jimmy Graham in the first quarter that was the catalyst for the Packers’ second touchdown drive of the day; it was Green Bay’s second-longest play of the game.
  • It was an even quieter day for Montae Nicholson than it was for Collins. Nicholson only notched three takedowns, all of which came at the end of plays that gained 20-plus yards. Like Collins, he too, missed a tackle. The only bright spot for third-year safety was that he didn’t allow any receptions over the course of his 34 coverage snaps.
  • Troy Apke and Jeremy Reaves played 7 and 6 defensive snaps, respectively. Apke gave up a 9-yard chain mover to Davante Adams on a 4th-and-5 play and Reaves surrendered a 20-yard gainer to Jimmy Graham. So, needless to say, this was not the best day for both the Redskins’ backup safeties and their safety corps as a whole.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Special Teams Players (29 Players)
Player Snaps Snap % Player Snaps Snap %
Jeremy Reaves 23 92% Nick Sundberg 8 32%
Simeon Thomas 21 84% Tress Way 8 32%
Troy Apke 20 80% Tim Settle 7 28%
Shaun Dion Hamilton 19 76% Treyvon Hester 7 28%
Michael Burton 16 64% Montez Sweat 7 28%
Cole Holcomb 16 64% Dustin Hopkins 6 24%
Wendell Smallwood 15 60% Nate Orchard 6 24%
Jeremy Sprinkle 13 52% Tony Bergstrom 2 8%
Hale Hentges 12 48% Geron Christian 2 8%
Jimmy Moreland 12 48% Ereck Flowers 2 8%
Kelvin Harmon 10 40% Wes Martin 2 8%
Ryan Anderson 9 36% Morgan Moses 2 8%
Matt Ioannidis 9 36% Brandon Scherff 2 8%
Cam Sims 9 36% Terry McLaurin 1 4%
Steven Sims 9 36%
  • Deshazor Everett getting placed IR the day prior to the game allowed Jeremy Reaves to reclaim his top spot on Washington’s special teams. Reaves led the team in specials snaps (23) for the first time since Week 11. Simeon Thomas and Troy Apke ranked second and third with 21 and 20 teams snaps, respectively. Reaves and Thomas both recorded a solo tackle on Green Bay punt returns. Cole Holcomb got in on the action by not only leading the team in takedowns on defense, but by also doing so on special teams (2 tackles).
  • Dustin Hopkins missed an extra point after the Redskins’ first touchdown of the game. It was his first miss on a point-after try since Week 12 of last season (at Dallas). He did at least somewhat make up for that miss by connecting on a season-long 52-yard field goal midway through the third quarter, his longest make since a 56-yarder in Week 6 of 2018 (vs. Carolina). All three of Hop’s regular kickoffs went for touchbacks, and his onside kick traveled 12 yards before being caught and downed by Davante Adams.
  • Tress Way punted the ball away six times for 264 yards, with four of those kicks being returned for a season-high 51 yards. His 44.0 average and 35.5 net average were the both the second-lowest clips of the season for him (34.4 regular and net average in Week 9 at Buffalo). Way’s other two punts this past Sunday were caught at the Green Bay 11 and 12-yard lines, giving him his 23rd and 24th inside-the-20 punts of the year.
  • Steven Sims returned one of the Packers’ five kickoffs and gained 19 yards on the runback before being taken down at the 18; however, a Jeremy Sprinkle infraction moved the ball back to the 8-yard line. Sims gained 6 yards on his lone punt return of the afternoon.

*All statistics are courtesy of ESPN, Football Outsiders, NBC Sports, NFL.com, NFL Gamebooks, Pro Football Focus, Pro Football Reference, Redskins.com, Sharp Football Stats and The Washington Post*

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  • 2%
    Adrian Peterson
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  • 40%
    Jonathan Allen
    (15 votes)
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