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Skins Stats & Snaps: Redskins @ Cowboys (Offense)

A look at the stats and snap counts for every offensive player on the Redskins in the team’s Week 17 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys

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Record- With their loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17, the Washington Redskins fell to 3-13 on the year. That is tied for the franchise’s worst record (1994 and 2013) since the 16-game schedule was instituted in 1978. In other words, they tied their record for most losses in a single season, with 13 of them.

Their .188 winning percentage this season is tied for their third-worst such clip of all time. Only their marks of .107 in 1961 (1-12-1) and .167 in 1960 (1-9-2) were worse.

The team’s all-time record fell to .500 (603-603-28) after this loss, which marks the first time they haven’t had an overall winning record since the last week of the 1975 season.

Snaps- The Washington offense was on the field for 59 plays, 62 snaps and 25:45 of the game clock. The team ranked last in all three of those statistics this season (885, 940, 7:15:07) and did so by a fairly decent margin (52, 51 and 0:07:52). What’s even worse is that these were the lowest marks ever posted by a Redskins’ team in a 16-game season.

Rookie Snaps- The Skins’ 2019 rookies combined to play on 5,428 snaps this season, which is the third-highest total number of rookie snaps on a team this season.

Dwayne Haskins and the pass-catching quartet of Terry McLaurin, Steven Sims, Kelvin Harmon and Hale Hentges combined to play on 2,224 offensive snaps between them.

There were 13 players on the team who were 25 or younger and made seven-plus starts this season. The average age of the team’s starters in 2019 was 26.8, which makes them the 12th-youngest team in that regard.

Yards- Case Keenum and company gained 271 yards of offense against the Cowboys (4.6-yard average), which is a middling result for Washington, but is tied for the third-fewest yards allowed by Dallas all season.

The team’s 4,395 total yards this season was their second-lowest total in a 16-game season (4,273 in 1993).

Points- The team was only able to muster 16 points against the Cowboys, which marks the 11th time they had been held under 20 points all season. The only time they had more such games in the last 40 years was 2004 (13 games below 20).

The Skins’ 266 points scored this season ranked last in the entire NFL and was actually the tenth-fewest points scored by any team in the last five years. The only other time a Washington team scored fewer points in the last 15 years was in 2008 (265 points).

Their low 2019-point total wasn’t just the product of a low number of opportunities, though. The team ranked 30th in points per drive (1.49) and 26th in points per play (.301).

Advanced Metrics- Without introduction or further analysis, here is how the Redskins’ offense finished the season ranked in several advanced metrics: 29th in FPI, 30th in DVOA (-20.6%) and 32nd in SRS. Not good.

Giveaways- The Burgundy and Gold O turned the ball over twice in Dallas, once on an interception and once with a fumble. This was their third game with a giveaway in the last four weeks. The team did, at least, have six turnover-free showings on the year and ranked squarely in the middle of the pack (16th) with 21 total giveaways this season.

3rd Down- The offense was, once again, absolutely abysmal on third down. They were only able to convert on 1-of-12 money-down plays against the Cowboys, which gave them a season-low 8.3% success rate. This was tied for the team’s third-worst conversion rate and their fewest number of conversions in a game in which they had a dozen or more third-down tries in.

Having to face nine third-and-longs versus no third-and-short plays (7.83-yard average to go) certainly didn’t help the Redskins’ cause, either. Although, you could argue that the distance wouldn’t have really mattered anyways, because they literally had negative two yards combined between their 12 third-down plays.

Washington’s 29.1% conversion rate on third down ranks last in the NFL. That is the team’s worst success rate on the money down in recorded history (data back to 1991) and the 23rd-worst such clip by any team all-time (5th worst in the last decade).

4th Down- They went for it on fourth down three times, which tied the season high set in Weeks 2 and 3 (vs. Dallas and Chicago), but were unable to move the chains on any of those three plays. However, it should be noted that these weren’t a bunch of 4th-and-1 plays; in fact, they faced distances of four, five and two yards to go on those attempts.

Nevertheless, this is the same kind of aggressiveness we saw out of the Redskins’ offense in Weeks 1-3 when they went for it eight times (6 conversions). Between then and Week 17 is a different story entirely, though. The went for it on fourth down a league-low three times between Weeks 4 and 16 (3 fewer than any other team), despite the fact that they had both the third-worst winning percentage (.107) and point differential (-107) in the league during that stretch.

This next graph tells you all need to know about the aggressiveness, or lack thereof, shown by the Redskins on fourth down this season.

I mean, this is some analytics 101 stuff. I can’t really begin to tell you how disappointing and embarrassing this is to see.

Red Zone- The Washington offense was only able to find the paint on one of their four trips to the red zone (25%). This was the ninth time this season that the team converted on a third or less of their trips to the red area. The Skins only gained 14 yards on their 10 plays inside the Dallas 20 (1.4-yard average) and their lone first down was their touchdown.

The team went 20-for-41 in the red zone this season, which gave them a 27th-ranked 48.8% touchdown-scoring clip.

Bruce Allen- Bruce Allen was fired just weeks after his 10th anniversary with the team. The Redskins went 62-102-1 (.379 winning percentage) under his watch. Allen was one of only three general managers/presidents to lose 100-plus games with the Redskins and only Dick McCann (1947-1963) had a worse winning percentage for the team in an executive role such as this (.371). Allen and McCann were also the only Washington personnel bosses who were in power for more than four years and whose teams failed to win a single playoff game.


Quarterbacks (3 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Case Keenum * 62 100%
Colt McCoy 0 0%
Dwayne Haskins Inactive N/A

Case Keenum- Keenum made what was his eighth start of the year in place of the injured Dwayne Haskins. His play in this game certainly didn’t leave anyone regretting the team’s decision to bench him in favor of Haskins.

He completed 18 of his 37 passes for 206 yards, 8 first downs, a touchdown and an interception. His 48.6% completion rate was a new season low and his 5.57 YPA, 63.6 passer rating and 14.0 QBR were all season worsts outside of his Week 4 performance against the Giants (3.36, 23.7 and 6.5). He was sacked twice for a total of 23 yards, which left the team with just 183 passing yards, and did not scramble or run on a designed rush for the sixth time in his nine appearances this year (excludes all kneel downs).

Keenum bested Haskins and led the team in virtually every passing statistic, both counting and efficiency-wise, but as you’ll see in Haskins’ section that doesn’t really mean much. Keenum finished the year with a lot of mediocre statistics, but I think the following rankings really tell you all you need to know: 21st in adjusted net yards per attempt (5.94), 23rd in DVOA (-8.0%), 27th in QBR (43.9) and 31st in PFF grade (55.0).

Case Keenum, who will turn 32 next month, is a journeyman of the highest order. He has started for a different team in each of the last four seasons and five teams in the last six years. Look for him to add another club to that list, as he’s an impending free agent and is unlikely to return to a team that he has little to no chance of starting for.

Colt McCoy- Colt McCoy was active for the first time since Week 9 (at Buffalo), but did not play in any capacity. He is scheduled to become a free agent this Spring and will turn 34 just before the start of the 2020 season. With Jay Gruden now gone, look for McCoy’s tenure in Washington to finally come to an end. He only played 444 snaps over the course of 11 games (7 starts) in his six years with the team.

Dwayne Haskins- The sprained ankle Haskins suffered a week earlier against the Giants prevented him from suiting up against the Cowboys in the regular season finale. With that being said, I’ll use this as an opportunity to talk about Haskins’ rookie season one more time.

I think before we do anything else, we need to acknowledge that he was downright bad for most of the season. For example, here are the metrics he ranked dead last in among the 33 quarterbacks who attempted 200 or more passes: completion percentage (58.6%), adjusted completion percentage (68.6%), passing yards per game (151.7), adjusted net yards per attempt (4.25), sack percentage (12.5%), passer rating (76.1), QBR (26.9), DYAR (-466) and DVOA (-43.4%).

Again, he was last or 33rd out of 33 players in every one of those metrics. I could list a handful of other efficiency rankings for him, but instead I’ll just tell you he was among the worst in just about all of them. There were a couple instances in which he ranked between 15 and 20, but that was it. All in all, this was a borderline historically awful year for the rookie passer.

Yes, he improved as the season went, particularly in the final two games, but his overall level of play will have to get even better than that if he hopes to become a franchise quarterback in this league. Hopefully, having a more stable organizational structure in place, a full year under his belt, a better supporting cast and full offseason as the starter will be enough to propel him forward. Just don’t be shocked if it’s not, especially after realizing how poorly he did this season.


Wide Receivers (6 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Kelvin Harmon * 56 90%
Cam Sims * 39 63%
Steven Sims * 39 63%
Darvin Kidsy 22 35%
Jester Weah ST Only 0%
Terry McLaurin Inactive N/A

Terry McLaurin- McLaurin was forced to miss the regular season finale because of the concussion that he suffered in Week 16. His absence in this game, or perhaps the one in Week 4 (at New York Giants), caused him to fall just short of reaching the franchise records for most receiving yards (926 by Gary Clark in 1985) and receiving touchdowns (8 by Charlie Brown in 1982) by a rookie.

But make no mistake about it, just because McLaurin didn’t match or break those records doesn’t mean he didn’t have one of, if not the best rookie season by a Redskins wide receiver in team history. And even that’s selling him a bit short, because this was also one of the best seasons by any rookie receiver in recent memory league-wide.

First things first, and I’m sorry if you’ve heard me say this before, but while Clark and Brown accomplished those aforementioned feats during their first year playing in the NFL, they had both been out of college for a full year prior. Clark had already played a year in the USFL and Brown was about six months older than McLaurin was as a rookie. That and the fact that McLaurin was just seven yards and a single TD shy of tying the records set by both players.

His 85.7 overall PFF rating was the third-highest grade given to a rookie wide receiver since 2010 and his 2.05 yards per route run was the 13th-best such mark by a first-year wideout in that same span. He is just one of 12 rookie receivers since 1992 (beginning of target data) to have gained 900-plus yards (919) while averaging at least nine yards per target (9.88).

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that Scary Terry had 541 receiving yards and 25 more receiving first downs than any other Redskin did this season. He was the only Washington offensive player with a PFF grade above 76.0 this season (85.7).

Steven Sims- With McLaurin out, Sims became the Redskins’ top dog in the passing game against the Cowboys. Despite only playing 63% of the snaps for some reason, Sims led the club with eight targets, 71 air yards, five receptions, 81 yards, 56 YAC, three first downs, a touchdown and 3.7 receiving expected points added. He also led the team in third-down targets (3) and was the only Redskin to move the chains with a rush or a reception on third down.

Almost all of his yards after the catch came on a career-long 65-yard reception. That catch was tied for the team’s third-longest play from scrimmage this season and it moved the offense all the way from their own 25-yard line down to the Dallas 10 and single-handedly set the team up to make a chip-shot field goal four plays later. That combined with his aforementioned third-down conversion and touchdown coming in a three-play span, means Sims was basically responsible for 10 of the team’s 16 points scored in the game.

The rookie UDFA out of Kansas is no longer a stranger to scoring at the NFL level, though. He scored a touchdown in each of his last three games, with a league-high tying four in that stretch (Breshad Perriman). His four TDs through the air in the past three games represent the second-most receiving scores by a Redskins player since the start of the 2018 season. He and Terry McLaurin (7) are the only ones on the team who have scored more than two receiving touchdowns in that two-year stretch.

Sims scored earlier in the season on a rushing play and on a kickoff return. He is the only player who scored a receiving, rushing and return touchdown of any kind this season. The only players to score with on a rush, a reception and either a punt or kickoff return in 2018 were Cordarrelle Patterson (KR TD) and Tyreek Hill (PR TD).

He is also the only rookie UDFA in the league who scored five or more total touchdowns this season (6) and just the fifth first-year player in franchise history to do so (Robert Kelley in 2016, Keiland Williams in 2010, Hugh Taylor in 1947 and Steve Bagarus in 1945).

Kelvin Harmon- The 2019 sixth-rounder led all Redskins receivers in snaps played by a margin of 17, hauled in three of the five targets thrown his way and gained 33 yards on the day. The majority of that yardage and his lone first down was racked up on a 25-yard reception on a second-quarter touchdown drive. It was the team’s third-longest play of the game. The catch was Harmon’s fourth 25-yard grab of the year, the fourth-highest such total by a rookie in franchise history.

Harmon finished his rookie campaign with eight starts, 484 snaps, 44 targets, 30 receptions, 365 yards, 16 first downs and no touchdowns. Those yardage and first-down totals both ranked third on the team. Harmon also didn’t drop a single pass or fumble once all season, but the opposition did intercept two of his targets.

Cam Sims- Cam Sims made his first start as a pro, played on a career-high 19 snaps and set another new personal record with two targets. He caught one of those targets on a 2nd-and-16 and gained 12 yards on the play. Both of his looks came on the same first-quarter drive.

Darvin Kidsy- Kidsy, who has only played 15 career offensive and total snaps prior to this game, with two of those coming this season, easily set new career highs with 22 offensive and 30 total snaps against the Cowboys. Kidsy was not targeted on any of the 13 routes he ran. Both of his two career targets were recorded in Week 17 of last season (2 targets, 1 reception and 8 yards vs. Eagles).

He did at least assist on a tackle that stopped a 9-yard Dallas fumble return at the Washington 21-yard line.

Jester Weah- The second-year receiver out of Pittsburgh made his first NFL appearance this past Sunday, but only played on two special teams snaps.


Tight Ends (3 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Jeremy Sprinkle * 42 68%
Hale Hentges 32 52%
Caleb Wilson Inactive N/A

Hale Hentges- This was far and away Hale Hentges best game as a pro. He set career highs in snaps (32), snap rate (52%), targets (7), receptions (4), receiving yards (62), first downs (3) and long reception (24). The first-down total was tied for a team high and his four catches were the team’s fourth, fifth, seventh and tenth-longest offensive plays of the game. And he would’ve put up even better numbers had he not dropped his second pass of the season.

Hentges’ four receptions are twice what he had in any previous college or pro game (including preseason), and the same can almost be said for his 62 yards, as he gained 34 yards in one college and one preseason contest a piece.

We shouldn’t get too excited though, because while this was an impressive showing for Hentges, it was still just one game. It was also one game that accounted for half of his targets (7-of-14), receptions (4-of-8) and first downs (3-of-6) on the season.

Nevertheless, I now can’t shake the feeling that Hentges is a better receiver than Jeremy Sprinkle, who in his three years in the league has never hit the target, reception, yardage and first-down marks that Hentges did against the Cowboys. In fact, Hentges’ stat line from this game alone looks very similar to Sprinkle’s production across all 16 of his 2018 games combined (9 targets, 5 receptions, 41 yards and 3 first downs).

Jeremy Sprinkle- Sprinkle received a career-high six targets, but was only able to convert them into three catches for 18 yards and a first down. Sprinkle made his fourth tackle of the year, which is the most on the team by an offensive player, but that came after one of the targets thrown his way was intercepted by Jaylon Smith at the Redskins’ own 36-yard line.

Look, Jeremy Sprinkle more than tripled his previous career target, reception, receiving yardage and first-down totals just this year alone, and that’s great, but it also doesn’t mean he’s cut out to be the TE1 for the Redskins, or any other team for that matter.

Among the 45-plus tight ends with 25 or more targets, Sprinkle literally only ranked better than the 35th in one major receiving stat and that was catch percentage where his 65% clip ranked 31st at the position. He was 36th or worse in targets (40, 36th), receptions (26, 38th), yards (241, 39th), first downs (13, 36th), touchdowns (1, 42nd), yards per reception (9.27, 36th), yards per target (6.03, 40th), yards per route run (0.79, 43rd), DYAR (-20, 36th) and DVOA (-15.3%, 36th). The Redskins just simply cannot roll him out as their starting tight end in 2020.

Caleb Wilson- The 2019 draft’s Mr. Irrelevant was inactive once again. In fact, he was inactive for all three games he was on the Redskins’ roster for. Wilson spent the first 14 weeks of the season on the Cardinals practice squad.


Running Backs (5 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Chris Thompson 30 48%
Adrian Peterson * 28 45%
Wendell Smallwood 4 6%
Michael Burton 3 5%
Josh Ferguson ST Only 0%

Adrian Peterson- Adrian Peterson took his 13 rushes for 78 yards (6.0 YPC) and 3 first downs. That was his lowest number of carries since Week 13 (at Carolina), but his most rushing yards and highest average since that same contest (13 carries, 78 yards and 7.62 YPC).

AP only failed to gain positive yardage on one of his 13 totes, while going for at least five yards on five of them, including a season-long 32-yarder that represented the team’s second-longest play of the game. On the downside, this was his first game without a rushing touchdown in the last five weeks.

His work as a receiver, however, wasn’t beneficial to the offense at all. Peterson was only able to haul in one of his four targets and he was tackled for no gain on the play. The worst part is that after the catch he fumbled the ball away in Redskins’ territory, which set the Cowboys up to kick a field goal four plays later. His season-low 25.5 PFF passing grade was the primary reason he finished the game with the worst grade among all offensive players on the team (48.5).

Peterson ended up coming 102 yards short of his ninth 1,000-yard rushing season (898), but he did go over 1,000 in terms of yards from scrimmage (1,040) for the tenth time as a pro. Only ten other players have accomplished that feat in NFL history.

Believe it or not but the 34-year-old AP we got this season was just about the same thing we saw from him as a 33-year-old in 2018, especially in terms of rushing. His Football Outsiders’ success rate was 47% in both seasons and his yards per carry and first-down rate actually improved in 2019 (from 4.15 and 18.7% to 4.26 and 19.4%). His overall yards per touch and first-down rate went relatively unchanged (from 4.61 and 20.7% to 4.56 and 21.1%).

All Day is under contract with the Redskins for his upcoming age-35 season in 2020.

Chris Thompson- Thompson played 30 snaps on Sunday, which was good enough to give him the most snaps among Washington running backs for the seventh time this year (out of his 11 games played).

He gained 11 yards on his three rushes (3.67 YPC), which included a 1-yard gain, a loss of six yards and a season-long 16-yarder. CT was targeted three times too, but he only caught one of those passes and was stopped for no gain on the play.

If nothing else, CT has been incredibly consistent in terms of health and/or playing time over the course of his last three seasons. He missed five or six games and played between 310 and 340 snaps in each of the last three years.

Thompson became even more of a pure receiving back by having one of his most efficient years as a receiver while at the same time having one of his worst ones on the ground. He posted the second-best yards per reception (9.0), yards per target (6.5) and yards per route run (1.30) averages of his career and somehow finished with the second-most receptions (42) and receiving yards (378) on the team.

He did all that, but put up his lowest rushing yardage (138) and first down totals (7) for a season he had at least 10 carries in and averaged a career-worst 3.73 yards per carry. This was the first season that he both played on offense and didn’t score a single touchdown in.

CT turns 30 next October and is currently not under contract, so this may end up going down as his last game in a Burgundy and Gold uniform. Larry Brown (238 and 2,485) and Brian Mitchell (232 and 2,087) are the only running backs in franchise history who have both caught more passes and gained more receiving yards than Chris Thompson (212 and 1,772) has as a member of the Redskins.

Wendell Smallwood- Smallwood played on offense for the first time since Week 14. Three of his four snaps and all of his rushes came on the Skins’ final drive of the game. He lost three yards on his first tote and followed that up with gains of six and two yards (1.67 YPC).

He played 135 offensive snaps over 15 games, but that was mostly because of injuries to Chris Thompson and Derrius Guice. He gained just 81 yards on his 22 rushes (3.68 YPC) and 64 yards on his nine receptions (7.1 YPR). Smallwood picked up four first downs both on the ground and through the air (8 total) and failed to score a single touchdown.

The only numbers in the preceding paragraph that didn’t represent new career lows for him were games played (8 in 2017 and 13 in 2016), receptions (6 in 2016) and receiving first downs (1 in 2016).

Michael Burton- The Redskins’ fullback played on just three snaps against the Cowboys, his second-lowest total of the year. He didn’t run the ball once in 2019 and all eight of his career rushes came in either the 2015 or 2017 seasons. His only opportunity to gain yardage came on a pass into the end zone from a yard out against the Jets in Week 11; Burton dropped the pass.

Of his 68 snaps this season, 49 or 72.1% of them were made on plays he was used as a run blocker on.

Josh Ferguson- Ferguson was active, but only saw time on special teams. All three of his snaps and touches (3 rushes for 9 yards) were recorded in his only other appearance of the season (Week 15 vs. Eagles).

The fourth-year Illinois product has only gained 186 yards and picked up six first downs (1 rushing) on his 42 career touches (4.43-yard average and 14.3% first-down rate). The soon-to-be 27-year-old has never scored a touchdown, but he has dropped four passes and given up six pressures in pass protection.

Redskins Rushing- As a team, the Redskins ran the ball 20 times for 88 yards (4.40 YPC), 4 first downs and no touchdowns. Only seven of their runs were deemed successful (35%), which was also the same number of their carries that went for five-plus yards. A dozen Redskins’ rushes gained less than four yards and did not result in a first down.

Washington’s rushing attack was somewhere between middling and bad depending on which metric you look at: 13th in yards per carry (4.45), 25th in rushing DVOA (-11.5%), 26th in success rate (44%) and 26th in first-down percentage (20.8%).

Clearly, the Redskins’ rushing offense wasn’t among the cream of the crop, so going forward they should strongly consider not running as often in obvious, early-down situations. They ranked dead last in the league in early-down passing rate.


Offensive Line (9 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Ereck Flowers * 62 100%
Wes Martin * 62 100%
Morgan Moses * 62 100%
Donald Penn * 62 100%
Chase Roullier * 62 100%
Tony Bergstrom 15 24%
Geron Christian ST Only 0%
Timon Parris ST Only 0%
Ross Pierschbacher Inactive N/A

Offensive Line (Team)- The offensive line was only responsible for one penalty and over 60% of the Skins’ rushing yards were gained before contact, but they didn’t move the chains on any short-yardage runs and Keenum was pressured on 43.6% of his dropbacks, which is the highest pressure rate allowed by Washington all year. Two of those pressures ended up going for sacks (23 yards).

Overall, this was not a great year for Washington’s O-line. The team ranked 18th in adjusted line yards (4.36), 26th in yards before contact per attempt and 31st in both sack percentage (9.5%) and adjusted sack rate (9.8%)

Donald Penn- Either the Dallas defender who initially contacted Keenum or the one who actually sacked him on the two plays he got sacked on were being blocked by Donald Penn. Nevertheless, Penn was somehow only officially charged with surrendering one hurry in this contest.

This was actually a fairly decent showing for Penn relative to most of his other 2019 performances. He committed 10 total and seven accepted penalties and allowed six sacks on the year.

Do not expect Penn, who will both turn 37 and likely become a free agent in the Spring, to return to the team next season. He will probably end up going down as nothing more than a one-year stopgap for the team.

Ereck Flowers- The former tackle did not commit a penalty and only gave up a pair of hurries against the Cowboys. His 76.7 PFF grade ranked first among all Redskins offensive players who were on the field for more than 15 snaps this past Sunday and was his second-best rating of the season.

Flowers started all 16 games at left guard this season and led all offensive players on the team with 939 snaps, yet he wasn’t flagged and didn’t allow a sack or a QB hit in 10 of those games. The former top-ten pick only surrendered more than two pressures in one game this year (3 hurries vs New England in Week 5). He gave up both of his two 2019 sacks in the same contest (at Minnesota in Week 8).

The Redskins’ brass should seriously consider re-signing the impending free agent. Flowers is still just 25 years-old and he had solid season despite starting at a position he had never played before and doing so without the benefit of a full offseason to prepare for the switch.

Chase Roullier- Roullier was near perfect against Dallas, as well. He was only responsible for a single hurry and was not penalized.

Seven O-linemen played 100 or more offensive snaps for the Burgundy and Gold this season. Of those seven players, Roullier was the only one who did not commit multiple penalties. He was flagged for his lone 2019 infraction back in Week 7. He was also charged with giving up just 14 total pressures this season, which is the lowest total allowed by a Skins’ lineman with over a dozen 2019 starts.

Wes Martin- Wes Martin started for the third consecutive week and for the fifth time this season. All 290 of his rookie-year snaps have come in those five appearances. Unfortunately for Martin, his showing this past week in Dallas may have been his worst of the year.

He matched the career-high he set last week by allowing a team-worst five pressures against the Cowboys. The pair of QB hits he was responsible for also represented a new personal record and another team high. As if all that wasn’t enough, Martin was flagged for the third time as a pro, with this being the first infraction against him that wasn’t declined (5 yards for an ineligible downfield pass). He earned a 48.5 PFF grade for the game, which was both the second-worst grade among all offensive players on the team and of his brief career.

The rookie fourth-round pick showed us his potential in his first three games (6 total pressures, including 1 sack), but followed that up by proving in his final two games of the year that he still has a long way to go (10 pressures, including 3 QB hits). If either Ereck Flowers or Brandon Scherff depart in free agency then Martin could very well have the inside track to replace them.

Morgan Moses- Moses made his 80th consecutive start and played on 100% of the snaps for the 11th time this season. Like Penn, Moses was blocking a Cowboy pass rusher who scored a sack on the play, but was ultimately not charged with allowing a sack in the contest. Instead, he was tagged with just two hurries. This was just the second time this season that the UVA product didn’t commit a penalty or officially allow a QB hit or a sack.

The sixth-year right tackle led the team in QB hits (7), hurries (25), total pressures (37), accepted penalties (9) and total penalties (11). He will need to do better if he wants to stick around for the remaining three years left on his contract ($8.7M APY between 2020 and 2022).

Tony Bergstrom- All 15 of Bergstrom’s snaps came as an extra/sixth lineman. This is not a new phenomenon, as 115 of his 226 offensive snaps on the year were in that capacity. Only three other O-linemen in the league took more snaps as a tight end or sixth lineman (George Fant, Zach Banner and Will Clapp).

He fared quite well in that role against the Cowboys, as he led all offensive players on the team with a season-high 83.1 PFF grade.

Bergstrom was flagged twice this season (1 accepted penalty) and gave up three pressures (1 sack) while working as a pass blocker on 97 snaps.

Geron Christian- The 2018 third-round pick played on exactly 40 snaps in Weeks 13 (at Carolina) and 16 (vs. New York Giants), but only topped 16 snaps in one other game all year (22 snaps vs. New York Jets). He did play on special teams in all 16 games and saw time on offense in 10 of them.

Christian allowed six pressures (1 sack) in his second NFL campaign and was penalized just once.

Timon Parris- Parris played in each of the Skins’ last three games, but did so exclusively on special teams. His specials snap totals in those games were five, five and four.

Ross Pierschbacher- The fifth-round center out of Alabama was inactive yet again. Pierschbacher didn’t play a single offensive snap all season and only played 12 special teams snaps between five games.


All Offensive Players (26 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap % Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Ereck Flowers * 62 100% Darvin Kidsy 22 35%
Case Keenum * 62 100% Tony Bergstrom 15 24%
Wes Martin * 62 100% Wendell Smallwood 4 6%
Morgan Moses * 62 100% Michael Burton 3 5%
Donald Penn * 62 100% Colt McCoy 0 0%
Chase Roullier * 62 100% Geron Christian ST Only 0%
Kelvin Harmon * 56 90% Josh Ferguson ST Only 0%
Jeremy Sprinkle * 42 68% Timon Parris ST Only 0%
Cam Sims * 39 63% Jester Weah ST Only 0%
Steven Sims * 39 63% Dwayne Haskins Inactive N/A
Hale Hentges 32 52% Terry McLaurin Inactive N/A
Chris Thompson 30 48% Ross Pierschbacher Inactive N/A
Adrian Peterson * 28 45% Caleb Wilson Inactive N/A

*All statistics are courtesy of Air Yards, ESPN, Football Outsiders, NBC Sports,, NFL Gamebooks, Pro Football Focus, Pro Football Reference,, Sports Info Solutions and The Washington Post*


Who was the Washington Redskins’ 2019 Offensive Player of the Year?

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