Best and misfortune moments from a Redskins-Chiefs diversion on ‘Monday Night Football’


Terrelle Pryor Sr. flips over after throwing a 44-yard touchdown on a Redskins’ initial drive. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

Best and misfortune moments from a Redskins’ diversion opposite a Chiefs on Monday night in Kansas City. This post will be updated via a game.


Worst third-down defense: After holding a Raiders though a third-down acclimatisation on 11 attempts final week, a Redskins authorised a Chiefs to modify 7 of their initial 10 third downs on Monday. A 68-yard expostulate featuring a span of prolonged third-down conversions led to a Kansas City margin idea that tied a game, 17-17, usually before a fourth quarter.

Worst penalties: Kansas City took a initial lead of a diversion on a opening expostulate of a second half by going 79 yards on 10 plays. Twenty-four of those yards came on Redskins penalties and, after it seemed an deficient pass would force a Chiefs to settle for a game-tying margin goal, Preston Smith’s second of 3 offside infractions in a diversion gave Kansas City a do-over on third and idea from a 1-yard line. Alex Smith scampered inexperienced into a finish section on a successive play.

Best answer: It didn’t take prolonged for Washington to answer, as Kirk Cousins found Vernon Davis for a good 69-yard locate and run on a Redskins’ successive play from scrimmage. Davis’s longest accepting given 2009 set adult Cousins’s three-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Grant and a additional indicate gave a visitors a 17-14 advantage mid by a third quarter. The Chiefs’ lead lasted 98 seconds. 

Best start offensively: Welcome to a Redskins, Terrelle Pryor Sr. Washington scored on a opening expostulate for a second uninterrupted week when Cousins and Pryor bending adult for a 44-yard touchdown strike on a sixth play of a game. Pryor had 4 catches for 50 yards in a Redskins’ prior dual games total and had nonetheless to find a finish zone. The completion, that was all a some-more considerable given it came opposite all-pro cornerback Marcus Peters, was set adult by play-action after Washington ran a round on 3 of a initial 4 plays and Rob Kelley gained 19 yards. Remember when delayed starts were this team’s MO? Yeah, me neither.

Best start defensively: The Redskins’ defense, that sparked final week’s subjection of a Raiders by intercepting Derek Carr’s initial pass of a game, forced a three-and-out on Kansas City’s initial possession. Ryan Kerrigan, creation his 100th start for Washington, sacked Alex Smith for a nine-yard detriment on initial down to set a tone.

Worst drop: Perhaps intuiting that he was about to take a hit, Pryor unsuccessful to transport in a Cousins pass on a indicate track on third and brief late in a second quarter. The dump resulted in a three-and-out and a Tress Way punt after a expostulate that took all of 54 seconds.

Worst inevitability: After being singular to 77 yards on their initial 3 possessions, a Chiefs’ offense finally got in rigging before halftime. Taking advantage of a sleepy — and to that indicate widespread — Redskins invulnerability after Pryor’s drop, Kansas City marched 73 yards on 7 plays to lift within 10-7. One play after Redskins cornerback Josh Norman left a diversion with a rib injury, Alex Smith capped a expostulate with a 17-yard touchdown pass to parsimonious finish Travis Kelce.

Worst damage update: ESPN’s Lisa Salters reported during halftime that Jay Gruden told her Norman’s damage is “pretty significant” and the group expects him to skip “at slightest a integrate of weeks.”

Best gamble: Facing fourth and one during a Chiefs’ 29-yard line on Washington’s second drive, Coach Jay Gruden kept a offense on a margin and dialed adult a illicit screw for Cousins. With Trent Williams paving a way, a new dad easily picked adult a initial down on a shining call.

Best break: Chiefs haven Daniel Sorensen dislodged a round from Jordan Reed following a 15-yard execution on third down after in a expostulate and Kansas City recovered what was primarily ruled a fumble. The call was overturned on replay review, as Reed’s knee was down before a round came loose, giving a Redskins a initial and idea from a 7-yard line.

Worst cashing in: Washington staid for a 19-yard Dustin Hopkins margin idea and a 10-0 lead with 2:47 remaining in a initial entertain after Kelley and Cousins total for 6 yards on 3 carries to finish a drive. Still, it was a second uninterrupted prolonged expostulate that culminated in points and it kept a Chiefs’ manly offense off a field. Washington out-gained a Chiefs 120-36 in a initial entertain and hexed a round for scarcely 11 minutes.

Best pressure: The Chiefs changed a round on their second possession, that enclosed a 32-yard execution to Travis Kelce on third-and-long, though Matt Ioannidis’s second pouch of a deteriorate on a successive third down resulted resulted in an eight-yard detriment that took Kansas City out of margin idea range.

Worst injuries: In further to Norman, Redskins left tackle Trent Williams (knee) and Rob Kelley (ankle) left a diversion in a second quarter.

Best hits: D.J. Swearinger has taken to job a Redskins’ delegate “The Flight Marshals” given they control a air. “We’re going to get on this flight, it’s going to be a prolonged flight, we’re going to keep everybody in their chair belts and we’re going to keep a red light on,” he said after Washington close down a Raiders’ flitting diversion final week. The Flight Marshals will also turn foes like Terry Tate, as Swearinger demonstrated with his strike on Oakland using back Marshawn Lynch and Josh Norman showed Monday when he pennyless adult a pass dictated for Kelce. Bashaud Breeland stuffed Albert Wilson one play later. The Chiefs should unequivocally conform that chair belt sign.

Worst initial impression: Chiefs rookie kicker Harrison Butker, who was sealed off a Panthers’ use patrol progressing this week after Cairo Santos was placed on harmed haven with a groin injury, pushed his initial margin idea try far-reaching left from 46 yards usually before a half to reserve Washington’s 10-7 lead.

Worst tackle: The Chiefs wouldn’t have been in position for Butker to skip his initial NFL flog if Smith hadn’t run for 32 yards on third and 7 from a Kansas City 20-yard line. At slightest 15 of those yards came after Redskins linebacker Martrell Spaight seemed to delayed adult nearby a sideline, maybe meditative that a quarterback was headed out of bounds.

Best genes: “I’m an romantic wreck,” ESPN researcher Jon Gruden pronounced during a initial entertain while deliberating his family ties to a Redskins’ coaching staff. In further to his brother, Jay, Jon Gruden’s son, Deuce, is an assistant strength and conditioning manager for Washington. Deuce is also a world champion powerlifter.

Best trip: The Redskins should be happy to be on a road, and not usually given Kansas City is home to some finger-licking-good barbecue. Washington is an unfathomable 2-16 on Monday night games played during FedEx Field given a track non-stop in 1997, though a important 4-3 in Monday night highway games during a same period. Meanwhile, a Chiefs have won 3 true Monday night home games, though they’re only a medium 5-3 on “Monday Night Football” games during Arrowhead Stadium over a final 20 years.

Worst streak: The Redskins haven’t degraded a Chiefs since Sept. 18, 1983, that was before anyone on Washington’s stream register was born. (Yes, that includes the time-honoured consternation Davis.) Since that Joe Theismann-led, 27-12 delight during RFK Stadium, a Redskins have mislaid 6 true to Kansas City by a total measure of 191-69. Washington is 0-4 all-time during Arrowhead Stadium.

Best strength opposite strength: The Redskins are permitting 62.3 yards rushing per game, second fewest in a league. The Chiefs, a NFL’s usually remaining undefeated team, are averaging a league-best 162 yards per diversion on a ground. Something’s got to give.

Worst “Well, when we put it that way”: You don’t need an accountant to tell we that $23.9 million — franchise-tagged Kirk Cousins’s bottom income for 2017 — goes a prolonged way, but to see a list of Chiefs standouts, including quarterback Alex Smith, who will make reduction than that combined this year is pretty jarring.

Best greeting to a reticent track tradition: Instead of singing “home of a brave,” many fans during Arrowhead Stadium co-opt a final word of a inhabitant anthem by cheering “Chiefs” in unison, most like Orioles fans cheering “O.” Cousins wasn’t prepared for it.

Best damage report: Rob Kelley, Jordan Reed and Mason Foster, all of whom missed final week’s diversion opposite a Raiders, are all active. Safety D.J. Swearinger, who was also controversial with a hamstring injury, is also privileged to play.

Best pregame message: “It’s us opposite everybody!” burning haven D.J. Swearinger screamed in a defensive huddle. “Ain’t nobody counting on us, though us. But us!” Swearinger, who was voted a captain after singing with Washington during a offseason, has played adult the lack of honour pundits have shown a Redskins for the last few weeks. Washington was a seven-point loser in Kansas City and all 5 analysts on ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown” picked a Chiefs to win.

Best sartorial decision: After wearing bullion pants for their initial 3 games, a Redskins are wearing burgundy bottoms with white jerseys for a initial time given Week 16 of final year. This stays a Redskins’ best look.

Worst suspense: The Skintangibles corner always goes to Washington.

Best praise: ESPN play-by-play male Sean McDonough pronounced before kickoff that Chiefs Coach Andy Reid told him a Redskins are a best competition a Chiefs have played this season. Reid competence contend that about all of Kansas City’s opponents, as a Chiefs have already played — and degraded — a Patriots and Eagles. Philadelphia kick Washington in Week 1. Reid is 18-11 all-time opposite a Redskins.

More on a Redskins:

Jon Gruden on Kirk Cousins: ‘There’s a large disproportion between good and good’

What’s gotten into a Redskins’ defensive line? ‘Tomsula’

D.J. Swearinger’s opinion has constructed evident formula for a Redskins


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