Everything was clicking on all cylinders for the Washington Redskins today in their season opener against the Arizona Cardinals.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Redskins struck first on the first play of the second quarter on a thirteen yard pass from Alex Smith to Chris Thompson to take a 7-0 lead. Washington would go on to score twice more in the quarter on a goal line run for Adrian Peterson-who scored his 100th rushing touchdown on the play- and a five yard pass from Smith to Jordan Reed to take a 21-0 lead at halftime. The second half did not feature much scoring-with the Redskins only points coming on a 31 yard field goal-but it was more than enough as the Redskins beat the Cardinals 24-6 to improve to 1-0, winning their season opener for the first time since 2012.
Adrian Peterson stepped on the field for the first time since being released by the Arizona Cardinals today. The result? Peterson rushed for 96 yards. The Cardinals by comparison only rushed for 68 yards as a team. Redskins more than doubled over Arizona in terms of yardage, outgaining the Cardinals 429-213.
Redskins will have their home opener against the Indianapolis Colts next Sunday.