Monday Night Observations

Had I known Mark Sanchez would be quarterbacking the Redskins for most of the game, I probably would have laid the wood. Like his predecessor, Colt McCoy fractured his fibula early in the game, and that was pretty much it for the Redskins offense, other than Adrian Peterson’s 90-yard TD run.

Sanchez actually moved decently in the pocket, but almost every throw was a short dump off to the tight end or Chris Thompson. It’ll be interesting to see if he starts next week against the Giants.

Peterson’s 90-yard run showed he’s still fast. But he never had that much wiggle, and even what he had is gone. He’s a straight-ahead only runner these days. Thompson looked rusty with a fumble he recovered and a drop. He had only three catches for 18 yards.

Josh Doctson (5-3-51) is showing signs of life, but it might not be enough for him to keep his role next year.

Carson Wentz (306 yards, two TDs, one pick, 7.8 YPA) played well enough, but he’s still not looking down the field much. Golden Tate (7-7-85-1) looked like the Lions version finally, and Zach Ertz (10-9-83) almost always gets his. Nelson Agholor (8-4-56) chipped in too, Alshon Jeffery (5-3-31) not so much.

Josh Adams led the team with 85 yards on 20 carries, but didn’t receive a single target. Corey Clement went five for 27 and had three catches for 47 yards too.

The ATS loss put me at 12-4 for the week. I can’t complain too much, especially when I lost my “get-into-playoffs” match-up in one league by four points, but it turns out I scored enough to qualify anyway.


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