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Redskins Vs. Giants Week 16: Studs and Duds

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Merry Christmas Redskins Nation!

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The Redskins and Giants put on a pretty entertaining show Sunday afternoon in Landover, MD. Many dubbed this the Chase Young sweepstakes game, but neither team looked like they were out to lose this contest.

The Redskins fought back minus their starting quarterback Dwayne Haskins, who left the contest with a high ankle sprain, but fell short in overtime after interim head coach Bill Callahan decided not to go for two after tying the game late in the forth quarter.

The Redskins now hold the second overall pick in the 2020 draft with one game left to play against the Cowboys.

Below are my Studs and Duds of the game followed by some notes.


Studs:

Dwayne Haskins Jr. - Haskins was on fire before leaving the game early in the third quarter with a high ankle sprain he took on a low hit while in the pocket. He was 12-15 for 133 yards and two touchdowns before his exit. Haskins was VERY good over his last six quarters of football, completing 74% of his passes, for 394 yards and four touchdowns. He’s thrown seven touchdowns versus just three interceptions while completing over 60% of his passes in his seven starts this season.

Steven Sims Jr. - Sims is like a human joystick with the ball in his hands(no offense KJ Hamler). He caught six passes for 64 yards and two touchdowns. He would have had at least one more touchdown if Keenum didn’t overthrow him on a deep route later in the game.

Adrian Peterson - The old man had just 36 yards on 15 carries, but his lone touchdown of the afternoon put him in sole place of number four all-time in rushing touchdowns.

Montez Sweat - No one knows WHY Greg Manusky is dropping rookie Montez Sweat into coverage so much, but the youngster is responding.


Duds:

Geron Christian - Christian came in for an injured Morgan Moses in the third quarter, and despite fans begging to see more of him as the dreadful season wore on, I literally had to close my eyes when he was out there. He actually made Moses look like an All-Pro...and that’s hard to do. He’s just not ready, and who knows if he ever will be.

Cole Holcomb - The rookie linebacker has regressed a bit over his last 4 games. Sunday’s game may have been one of his worst efforts all season. The potential is there but he’s got a LOT of growing to do in the offseason.

The Entire Redskins Secondary - There is not one player in the secondary that I can honestly say played well. I get we were literally starting guys off the street...but man it was bad!


Notes:

- Ereck Flowers continues to do Ereck Flower type things!

- Shaun Dion Hamilton may have the best recognition and reaction skills of all our linebackers. He played well in limited snaps.

- Wes Martin improved on his performance from last week and had himself a very solid game.

- Kelvin Harmon is getting better and better each week. He had five catches for 58 yards on the afternoon.


Happy Holidays to all my fellow Redskins family! May Santa Dan bring us all what we’ve been wishing for...the removal of Bruce Allen!

HTTR!