By Rich Tandler
The key to the Redskins being able to survive over the next several weeks is finding a substitute for Santana Moss. Now, they aren't going to be able to replace the team captain's savvy and steadying influence. However, the Redskins have to find somebody to move the chains.
Moss has 25 receptions this season and 20 of them have gone for first downs. He has a fourth of the team's 80 receiving first downs. As they already are struggling to maintain drives, someone will have to pick up the slack.
Anthony Armstrong will step into the starting receiver role alongside Jabar Gaffney but his game is more the deep ball. Gaffney has 19 catches for first downs so look for him to up his output some.
The wild cards are Niles Paul and Terrence Austin. They will need to be primary options in the passing game and how well they play will go a long way towards determining how well the Redskins move the ball until Moss gets back.
I talked about this subject and more on Redskins Nation on Comcast SportsNet: