The Washington Redskins completed their four game pre-season schedule last night with a 30-3 rout over the Tampa Bay Bucs in Landover. Oft-injured RB Roy Helu showed why the Redskins have not tossed him aside with injury concerns, running for 90 yard on 15 carriers and scoring twice. Helu averaged 6.0 yards per carry. Evan Royster rushed for 44 yards on 10 carrier. he did leave with a neck sprain.
Rookie QB Kirk Cousins was 15 for 27 for 222 yards and a pick. One of the wide receivers on the bubble that needed a big performance was Anthony Armstrong. He may have done that. Armstrong caught 2 passes for 61 yards, one of those a 46 yard reception from Cousins. Cousins made a nice throw, hitting Armstrong in stride. Josh Morgan led Washington with 3 receptions. New Redskins kicker Billy Cundiff was busy putting balls in the back of the end zone, as you would expect. Cundiff was 3 for 4 on field goals, missing a 46 yarder, but nailing a 39, 27, and a 22 yarder.
The 30-3 romp at Fed Ex finished off a solid pre-season for the Redskins as they finished 3-1. What did the rout over the Bucs show? With starters not playing at all, it shows the Redskins may have much more solid depth than they have the past few seasons.
Overall, the Redskins produced 80 first downs compared to giving up 68 during the four game pre-season. They also out-gained opponents in total yards 1476-1091. Finally, and hopefully a sign of this season, the Redskins allowed just 3 sacks, while the defense produced 17 sacks. Good numbers
Here are your pre-season Redskins Leaders:
|Passing Yards||Kirk Cousins||560 yds|
|Passing TDs||Kirk Cousins||3|
|Passer Rating||Rex Grossman||119.9|
|Completion %||Robert Griffin||64.5%|
|Rushing Yards||Alfred Morris||195|
|Yards per carry||Roy Helu||5.6|
|Rushing TDs||Roy Helu||2|
|Receiving Yards||Aldrick Robinson||132|
|Yards Per Catch||Anthony Armstrong||25.3|
|Receiving TDs||Dezmon Briscoe||2|
|Kick Returns||Aldrick Robinson||27.0|
|Punt Returns||Brandon Banks||23.0|