No Thumbs Down here. No way. Your Washington Redskins completed an improbable 7 game run to end the regular season as NFC East Division Champions! Only Thumbs Up tonight.
RB Alfred Morris. Are you freaking kidding. This kid is so damn good. Morris carried this football team to victory tonight. Period. The passing offense was way off it's game plan and Morris took the helm. He delivered gut punches to the Dallas defense all night, carrying the ball 33 times for a whopping 200 yards. Morris added three touchdowns and averaged a powerful 6.1 yards per carry. On a night where the passing offense only compiled 100 yards, Morris provided the spark to give Washington their first division crown since 1999. Not only did Morris fuel the huge win, but he eclipsed Clinton Portis as the all time Redskins record holder in rushing yards in a single season. A memorable night for the improbable 6th round draft pick out of Florida Atlantic. Morris was the MVP tonight, period.
Defense: The defense has been an Achilles Heel all season for the Redskins. However, they have been getting increasingly more efficient during this seven game run. They came up big tonight, picking off Tony Romo three times, including a late pick by Rob Jackson to virtually seal the Washington win. Jackson, rookie seventh rounder Richard Crawford, and team captain London Fletcher had the interceptions against Romo. Kudos to Fletcher, who delivered an interception and two critical sacks. Kudos to DeAngelo Hall who played a super impressive game tonight. Perry Riley created the monster rush late that caused the late interception to Rob Jackson. As much as you give this win to #46 and his 200 yards, you also have to give big time accolades to this defense. Criticized much, they all, as a unit, came through big time tonight.
Shout outs to Punter Sav Rocca for his face mask penalty and saving a touchdown on a punt return. Shout out to Niles Paul for a much needed 48 yard kick return in the second half. Shout out to Robert Griffin III for dialing up 6 carrier for 63 yards on a knee that is not 100% and still braced up. RGII is a total gamer folks.
An all out team win and effort.
Your Washington Redskins are NFC EAST division champions.