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A look at the stats and snap counts for every player on the Redskins in the team’s Week 13 matchup with the Carolina Panthers

NFL: DEC 01 Redskins at Panthers Photo by William Howard/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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. 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 (25 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap % Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Dwayne Haskins * 64 100% Chris Thompson 23 36%
Ereck Flowers * 64 100% Derrius Guice 19 30%
Donald Penn * 64 100% Tony Bergstrom 15 23%
Chase Roullier * 64 100% Michael Burton 7 11%
Brandon Scherff * 64 100% Trey Quinn * 7 11%
Terry McLaurin * 55 86% Cam Sims 1 2%
Kelvin Harmon * 54 84% Case Keenum 0 0%
Jeremy Sprinkle * 49 77% Wes Martin ST Only 0%
Geron Christian 40 62% Colt McCoy Inactive N/A
Steven Sims 37 58% Ross Pierschbacher Inactive N/A
Hale Hentges 30 47% Paul Richardson Inactive N/A
Morgan Moses * 24 38% Wendell Smallwood Inactive N/A
Adrian Peterson * 23 36%
  • The Redskins won the time of possession battle (30:37 to 29:23) for the first time this season. In fact, they were the only team that hadn’t possessed the ball more than their opponent at least three times.
  • The Burgundy and Gold dropped 29 points on the Panthers, which was the most points the team has scored since putting up 31 against the Packers in Week 3 of last year. Their 362 yards and 20 first downs were both their second-best such figures of the season (398 yards at Philadelphia in Week 1 and 25 first downs vs. Chicago in Week 3).
  • The Skins had a season-high six red-zone possessions in this game, and they tied a 2019 best with three scores in the red area (50%). The team had only scored three touchdowns from inside the opposition’s 20-yard line between Weeks 3 and 12.

QUARTERBACKS

Quarterbacks (3 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Dwayne Haskins * 64 100%
Case Keenum 0 0%
Colt McCoy Inactive N/A
  • Dwayne Haskins completed 13 of his 25 passes for 147 yards, 9 first downs, no touchdowns and no interceptions (69.9 passer rating). The only other time he posted a worse completion percentage (52.0%) and YPA average (5.88) was last week against Detroit (44.8% and 5.38).
  • He was sacked five times and fumbled twice. Haskins has taken 20 sacks and has fumbled on five occasions since replacing Case Keenum in Week 8 against the Vikings. Only two quarterbacks have been sacked more in that stretch, and just four QBs have fumbled more often since then; all of the players in either category have attempted at least 60 more passes than Haskins has since Week 8 (average of 97.8 more attempts).
  • Haskins’ career-high 85.4 PFF grade ranked fourth among all quarterbacks in Week 13. However, his 9.7 raw QBR was both the second-lowest such mark of his career and the second-worst figure earned by a qualifying passer this week. Why the big difference? Well, because PFF doesn’t punish as much for mistakes made by other players (drops, sacks, etcetera). That’s kind of been the story of Haskins’ rookie season though, a lot of potential, but not much of it actually translating to production on the field, whether it be his fault or someone else’s.

WIDE RECEIVERS

Wide Receivers (6 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Terry McLaurin * 55 86%
Kelvin Harmon * 54 84%
Steven Sims 37 58%
Trey Quinn * 7 11%
Cam Sims 1 2%
Paul Richardson Inactive N/A
  • You would think that Terry McLaurin would thrive with former OSU teammate Dwayne Haskins at the controls, but McLaurin, who hit a new career low with just 9 receiving yards on Sunday, was actually much better when Case Keenum was throwing him the ball. Just look at how much better his efficiency numbers were with Keenum (Keenum vs. Haskins): 65.8% to 51.9% completion percentage, 55.3% to 33.3% first-down rate (of targets), 13.2% to 0.0% touchdown percentage (of targets), 16.3 to 13.4 yards per reception, 10.7 to 7.0 yards per target 141.1 to 58.9 passer rating.
  • Fellow rookie wideout Kelvin Harmon, on the other hand, has been producing more as of late because of Paul Richardson’s nagging hamstring injury. Harmon has started, played at least 38 snaps, caught at least three passes, picked up at least two first downs and gained at least 43 yards in each of the last three weeks. Most of his production came on a 26-yard grab on a 3rd-and-7 play; it was a career-long reception for Harmon and the team’s third-biggest offensive gain of the contest.
  • Trey Quinn suffered a concussion that limited him to a career-low 7 snaps. Backup slot man Steven Sims took advantage of the opportunity left by Quinn’s absence. He set new career highs in offensive snaps (37), targets (4), receptions (3) and receiving yards (29).

TIGHT ENDS

Tight Ends (2 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Jeremy Sprinkle * 49 77%
Hale Hentges 30 47%
  • Jeremy Sprinkle tied a career high with 4 targets and set a new career mark with a team-high 55 air yards. He only had 58 air yards between all 16 of his games last season.
  • Sprinkle also set new personal records in both receiving yards (36) and long gain (23 yards).
  • Hale Hentges’ 30 snaps this past Sunday, were ten more than his previous high of 20 (Week 7 vs. San Francisco).

RUNNING BACKS

Running Backs (5 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Adrian Peterson * 23 36%
Chris Thompson 23 36%
Derrius Guice 19 30%
Michael Burton 7 11%
Wendell Smallwood Inactive N/A
  • Derrius Guice ran for a career high 129 yards, 5 first downs and 2 touchdowns, all of which were easily career highs for the second-year LSU product. Guice was 22 years and 163 days old on gameday, making him the fourth-youngest player in franchise history to rush for 100-plus yards and the youngest one to do so and also score multiple TDs.
  • And he did all this despite only getting 10 carries on the day. His yards per carry average of 12.9 is both a franchise record and the highest average by any player this season (minimum 10 carries). A big reason for this was his career-best 60-yard scamper, which was the team’s longest play of the game, their second-longest rush of the season and the 11th longest one in franchise history.
  • Guice wasn’t the only Redskin to have a big day on the ground, though. Adrian Peterson chipped in with 99 yards, 5 first downs and a touchdown. This made Guice and AP the first two Skins’ teammates to rush for 90 or more yards and score in the same game since 1985.
  • The duo also accounted for 228 of the team’s 248 rushing yards and propelled them to their best rushing performance in terms of yardage since the 2012 division championship game against the Cowboys in Week 17 of that season (274 yards). Finally, this was just the second time the Redskins had either picked up more than ten first downs on the ground (11) or rushed for at least three touchdowns in the last five years.
  • Chris Thompson returned after missing the last five games with turf toe. He gained 29 yards from scrimmage (15 receiving and 14 rushing) and tied Adrian Peterson for the most snaps played by a Washington running back (23 snaps).

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

Offensive Line (9 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Ereck Flowers * 64 100%
Donald Penn * 64 100%
Chase Roullier * 64 100%
Brandon Scherff * 64 100%
Geron Christian 40 62%
Morgan Moses * 24 38%
Tony Bergstrom 15 23%
Wes Martin ST Only 0%
Ross Pierschbacher Inactive N/A
  • Not a single penalty was committed by a Redskins offensive lineman for just the second time this season (Week 6 at Miami). The O-line also paved the way for the team’s running backs to move the chains on all three of their short-yardage runs (1 to 3 yards to go). However, they did play a big part on the 40.6% pressure rate allowed, the highest pressure rate against the team since Week 1 (42.2% at Philadelphia).
  • Chase Roullier, who only allowed a single pressure on the day (a hurry), posted a career-best 83.6 PFF grade for this performance. Roullier recovered a fumble for the second time as a pro, as well.
  • Donald Penn was the only Washington player on the line who was charged with giving up a sack, but that sack occurred in the red zone and led to a Dwayne Haskins fumble (recovered). The old left tackle has given up more sacks this season (6) than all of the other linemen on the team combined (5), besides Morgan Moses (4).

DEFENSE

All Defensive Players (25 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap % Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Landon Collins * 74 99% Chris Odom 30 40%
Montae Nicholson * 74 99% Tim Settle 24 32%
Quinton Dunbar * 73 97% Shaun Dion Hamilton 23 31%
Fabian Moreau * 72 96% Treyvon Hester 9 12%
Jon Bostic * 66 88% Troy Apke 4 5%
Jimmy Moreland * 61 81% Josh Norman 4 5%
Cole Holcomb * 57 76% Deshazor Everett 3 4%
Jonathan Allen * 48 64% Simeon Thomas 2 3%
Matt Ioannidis * 46 61% Josh Harvey-Clemons ST Only 0%
Nate Orchard 43 57% Alvin Colvin Inactive N/A
Ryan Anderson * 40 53% Ryan Kerrigan Inactive N/A
Daron Payne 38 51% Jeremy Reaves Inactive N/A
Montez Sweat * 33 44%
  • The Redskins’ defense only allowed the Panthers to convert on 5-of-16 third-down tries. The 31.3% success rate allowed represents the defense’s second-best showing on the money down all season (21.4% at Miami). On the downside, all three of Carolina’s touchdowns were scored on third down. Every one of those TDs came in the red zone. Kyle Allen and company were held out of the end zone on just one of their four trips to the red area.
  • The Burgundy and Gold did a pretty decent job when it came to limiting NFL yards from scrimmage and touchdown leader Christian McCaffrey. This was only Run CMC’s third game of the year without a touchdown, and his 44 rushing and 102 scrimmage yards were both the third-lowest totals of the year for him. The Redskins limited McCaffrey to just 66 scrimmage yards (20 rushing yards) and no TDs when they played Carolina last season.
  • Washington’s pass rush combined to record a whopping 7 sacks this past Sunday. That total, and the team’s 46 sack yards, both represented new season highs. The last time they matched or tied both totals was in Week 7 of last season (7 sacks for 50 yards at New York Giants). This was the Skins’ second straight game with six or more sacks, which marks the first time they accomplished that feat since Weeks 9 and 10 of the 1984 campaign.

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

Defensive Line (5 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Jonathan Allen * 48 64%
Matt Ioannidis * 46 61%
Daron Payne 38 51%
Tim Settle 24 32%
Treyvon Hester 9 12%
  • Matt Ioannidis recorded a season-high 2 sacks in Carolina. This was just the third multi-sack game of his career and his 2.0 sacks represented the second-highest total of his career (2.5 sacks at New York Giants in Week 8 of 2018). His career-high tying 7.5 sacks on the year rank second among all interior defenders behind only Aaron Donald’s 9.5. The Ion Man’s career-best 52 total tackles rank fifth among interior D-linemen. Cameron Heyward, Grady Jarrett, DeForest Buckner and Jonathan Allen are the only other players at the position group who’ve even registered at least 5 sacks and 40 tackles.
  • Jon Allen only made a single tackle on his 48 snaps, but at least that takedown was a half sack on a third-down play. That wasn’t his only contribution as a pass rusher, though; Allen also racked up a team and career-high 6 pressures (5 hurries).
  • Daron Payne, who returned from his first missed game in basically forever, chipped in with 3 tackles and 3 pressures of his own. His backup, Tim Settle, also made 3 tackles, but came up one shy of Payne in terms of pressures (2).

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS

Outside Linebackers (5 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Nate Orchard 43 57%
Ryan Anderson * 40 53%
Montez Sweat * 33 44%
Chris Odom 30 40%
Ryan Kerrigan Inactive N/A
  • Ryan Kerrigan’s streak of consecutive starts came to an end at 139 games. It was the third-longest active streak in the league (Philip Rivers with 220 and Brandon Carr with 188) and the second-longest one in franchise history (Len Hauss with 192).
  • Rookie Montez Sweat took advantage of Kerrigan’s absence by having the first multi-sack game of his career (1.5) and registering a career-high 4 pressures. All of Sweat’s pressures in this game came from the left side, which is Kerrigan’s normal side.
  • Ryan Anderson started for the first time in his career, tied the personal record he set in tackles last week (6) and notched 2 pressures, including his second hit of the year. Perhaps he would’ve put up even better numbers had he not been ejected from the game with just under five minutes left in the third quarter.
  • However, it was newly signed backups Chris Odom and Nate Orchard who really impressed in this one. Odom recorded his first two sacks as a pro and forced his first fumble, while Orchard chipped in with a sack of his own, tied Jonathan Allen for the most pressures on the team (6) and recovered the fumble forced by Odom. Odom and Orchard combined for 3 sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in one game with the Redskins, which exactly matches Anderson’s numbers in his three years and 39 career games with the team.

INSIDE LINEBACKERS

Inside Linebackers (4 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Jon Bostic * 66 88%
Cole Holcomb * 57 76%
Shaun Dion Hamilton 23 31%
Josh Harvey-Clemons ST Only 0%
  • Jonathan Bostic made 6 tackles and hit the opposing quarterback for the third time this season and in the past two weeks. He gave up 3 receptions for 25 yards and a first down to Christian McCaffrey in the passing game.
  • Cole Holcomb was on the field with the defense for 57 snaps, which equates to a 76% snap share. This was easily the most playing time Holcomb had seen since Week 5 (61 snaps and 79% vs. New England). He didn’t do much with the extra run, though. Holcomb finished the game with just 4 tackles, a stop/TFL, a missed tackle and no pressures. He surrendered the exact same passing line Bostic did (3 receptions, 25 yards and 2 first downs).
  • SDH saw his snap percentage fall to 31%, which was his lowest such clip since Week 5 (13% vs. New England). Both of his tackles came on Carolina passes that gained 8 yards on 2nd-and-8 plays. Even so, he earned the highest PFF grade on the Skins’ defense (84.4).

CORNERBACKS

Cornerbacks (6 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Quinton Dunbar * 73 97%
Fabian Moreau * 72 96%
Jimmy Moreland * 61 81%
Josh Norman 4 5%
Simeon Thomas 2 3%
Alvin Colvin Inactive N/A
  • Quinton Dunbar allowed 50 receiving yards to be gained in his coverage for the second consecutive week, tied the season-high he set in Week 1 (at Philadelphia) with 4 first downs given up and surrendered his second touchdown of the year (Week 9 at Buffalo). To add insult to injury, the score came on a third-and-long play. It wasn’t all bad for Dunny, though. He tied a season-high with 2 pass defenses, made 5 tackles and notched his first TFL since Week 8 of the 2017 season (at Seattle).
  • Moreau’s resurgence as an outside corner continued this week, as the third-year corner was only responsible for a single Carolina passing first down and intercepted yet another pass, his third of the season and in the last two weeks. He only had intercepted one pass in his career prior to Week 12. To be fair, I need to note that Moreau was extremely lucky he didn’t get beat for an 81-yard score by Curtis Samuel; he probably would’ve had the pass not been overthrown.
  • Jimmy Moreland gave up team highs in receptions (5), first downs (4) and receiving yards (54) allowed. Moreland also missed a tackle and made just one solo takedown, his lowest total ever in a start.

SAFETIES

Safeties (5 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Landon Collins * 74 99%
Montae Nicholson * 74 99%
Troy Apke 4 5%
Deshazor Everett 3 4%
Jeremy Reaves Inactive N/A
  • Landon Collins’ 8 tackles (3 solo) and 4 stops were both tops on the team, with one of them going for no gain and another for a 3-yard TFL. Collins has made a TFL or stop for no gain in every single contest this season. He did allow 3 receptions for 33 yards and 2 first downs, but also defended a deep pass on third down. The veteran safety had only notched a PD in one other game this year prior to Sunday (2 PD at Miami in Week 6).
  • Montae Nicholson gave up his first touchdown on a 4-yard reception to Curtis Samuel and surrendered an 8-yard chain mover to Greg Olsen. On top of that, this was just the fourth time in his ten games this season that Nicholson failed to defend a pass or record a takeaway (INT or FR). His 49.3 PFF grade ranked last on the defense and worst among all Washington players with ten-plus snaps played.
  • Deshazor Everett and Troy Apke played a combined total of six snaps on defense. Neither player was targeted or recorded a stat of any kind. Jeremy Reaves was inactive for the second straight week.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Special Teams Players (33 Players)
Player Snaps Snap % Player Snaps Snap %
Deshazor Everett 27 82% Steven Sims 9 27%
Troy Apke 26 79% Hale Hentges 8 24%
Simeon Thomas 26 79% Fabian Moreau 7 21%
Michael Burton 23 70% Tony Bergstrom 6 18%
Josh Harvey-Clemons 22 67% Geron Christian 6 18%
Jimmy Moreland 19 58% Ereck Flowers 6 18%
Kelvin Harmon 18 55% Wes Martin 6 18%
Chris Odom 16 48% Brandon Scherff 6 18%
Nate Orchard 16 48% Treyvon Hester 4 12%
Jeremy Sprinkle 15 45% Donald Penn 4 12%
Dustin Hopkins 13 39% Tim Settle 4 12%
Shaun Dion Hamilton 12 36% Trey Quinn 3 9%
Cole Holcomb 11 33% Ryan Anderson 2 6%
Cam Sims 11 33% Morgan Moses 2 6%
Nick Sundberg 11 33% Montez Sweat 2 6%
Tress Way 11 33% Terry McLaurin 1 3%
Matt Ioannidis 10 30%
  • Nate Kaczor’s special teams group was on the field for a season-high-tying 33 snaps (Week 5 vs. New England). Deshazor Everett (27 snaps) led Washington in special teams snaps for the first time since Week 5 (23 snaps vs. New England). Everett made 2 stops on this unit for the second consecutive week. Troy Apke, who played 26 snaps on teams, recorded a specials tackle for the fourth consecutive game. Simeon Thomas and Hale Hentges also notched a ST tackle.
  • Dustin Hopkins made both of his extra points and hit on field goals from 25, 42 and 36 yards out. He did, however, miss a 49-yarder. Six of his seven kickoffs went for touchbacks.
  • Tress Way punted the ball five times for 290 yards. His 58-yard average was the second-highest clip of his career (58.3 in Week 4 of 2014 vs. the New York Giants). His average was so high because one of his kicks went for a career-long 79 yards, which was the longest punt by any player this season. Unfortunately, the ball rolled into the end zone for a touchback, just the second touchback by Way in his last 30 games. The veteran Redskins punter also pinned the Carolina offense inside their own 20-yard line twice. Way was honored with his second career NFC Special Teams Player of the Week award for the performance. He leads the league in both punting average (49.9) and net average (44.4) this season.
  • Steven Sims, who won the same award a week ago, did not return any kickoffs in this game, but he did return the first punts of his career after Trey Quinn (2 returns for 5 yards) exited the contest with a concussion. Sims gained 12 yards between his three returns on the day (4.0-yard average). Quinn has only gained more than 12 yards as a returner three times in his 15-game career.

*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*

Poll

Which of the following disappointing players do you have the most faith in being competent starters in the future?

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  • 6%
    Jeremy Sprinkle
    (8 votes)
  • 7%
    Trey Quinn
    (10 votes)
  • 23%
    Ryan Anderson
    (30 votes)
  • 53%
    Geron Christian
    (69 votes)
  • 10%
    Troy Apke
    (13 votes)
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