Who’s up and who’s down after the Redskins’ 38-31 loss to the Bengals on Sunday?
Up—Alfred Morris continues to impress. The rookie running back rushed 17 times for 78 yards on Sunday, giving him 263 yards for the year. That’s good for eighth in the NFL pending tonight’s game.
Down—Santana Moss had just one catch yesterday for three yards. On the season he has eight receptions for 67 yards, an average of 8.4 yards/catch.
Up—Making his first NFL start, Rob Jackson made a diving interception in the end zone for a touchdown. For the game he had three tackles, all of them behind the line of scrimmage.
Down—The other new starter on defense, end Jarvis Jenkins, was largely invisible with no tackles and one assist.
Up—There were many who questioned why Brandon Banks is on the roster but he made a pretty good case for himself on Sunday. His 55-yard kickoff return late in the first half jump-started a struggling offense. They scored a field goal that got the Redskins on the road to tying the game after being down by 17 points. In the second half took some pressure off of Robert Griffin III on the option play by presenting an outside speed threat.
Down—Rookie Richard Crawford, playing nickel corner in place of the injured Cedric Griffin, was burned on Andrew Hawkins’ 59-yard touchdown catch and run that ultimately turned out to be the margin of victory.
Up—Tight end Fred Davis came into the game with just four receptions for 52 yards in the first two games. Against the Bengals he caught seven for 90 yards.
Down—The defense. Adding any more would just be piling on.