The injury to Robert Griffin III was themajor storyline after Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the Falcons.
Concern No. 2? The state of the team’s shaky kicking game.
A week after missing his first three field goal attempts before making a job-saving 41-yarder in Tampa, Billy Cundiff went 1 for 2 at FedEx Field, connecting from 23 and missing from 31.
As Cundiff pointed out, the Redskins lost by seven points, not three. But who knows how the game would have turned out had Washington pulled ahead 10-0 in the second quarter?
“That’s a very makable kick,” Cundiff said. “I should have made it. Let’s just keep it simple: I just missed it. It’s my responsibility to make those kicks and it just didn’t happen.
Cundiff is now 7 for 12 on the season.
Asked if he was unfocused or distracted by previous misses, he said. “I don’t think so. I just think I missed it, to be perfectly honest. I should have.”
After last week’s struggles, Coach Mike Shanahan elected not to audition kickers. It’s unclear whether he’ll do so this week.