Redskins Sack Jaguars 41-10
Early on it appeared the losing streak may continue as the Redskins lost starters Robert Griffin III (left ankle) and DeSean Jackson (left shoulder) in the first quarter to injuries. That appearance was quickly erased as back-up quarterback Kirk Cousins led the Redskins to a 41-10 victory.
Cousins immediately set the Redskins offense on the winning path hitting fullback Darrel Young, on his first pass of the game, for a 20 yard touchdown.
In the second quarter the Redskins offense continued a balance attack of pass and run, marching the ball twice down the field on drives of 66 yards and 92 yards. Both drives ended with Alfred Morris one yard touchdown runs. Morris finished the day with 85 yards rushing on 22 carries with two touchdowns.
While the offense was clicking on all cylinders under the leadership of Cousins, the defense was putting together a historical performance. Jaguars’ quarterback Chad Henne was sacked ten times, a feat that matched the Redskins all time record for sacks in a game.
The Redskins appeared to be headed to the locker room with a 21-0 halftime lead, but the Jaguars and Henne were able to hit Mercedes Lewis on a 63 yard touchdown pass. Lewis was able to get behind Redskins safety Bacarri Rambo, who also surrendered a deep touchdown last week against Houston.
The second half proved to be no different from the first as the Redskins continued to excel on both sides of the football. The offense took the kickoff and drove down to the Jaguars one yard line only to have the drive stall out due to a personal foul penalty against left tackle Trent Williams. Kai Forbath made a 36 yard field goal to put the Redskins up 24-7.
Cousins (22/33 250 yards 2 TDs) was able to hit back up tight end Niles Paul, playing for an injured Jordan Reed, on a two yard touchdown pass to make the score 31-7 early in the fourth quarter. Paul would finish the day with eight catches for 99 yards.
After trading field goals with the Jaguars the Redskins mounted one last drive that ended with third string running back Silas Reed scampering for his first NFL touchdown on a 4th and 7 play from the Jaguar 14 to finish the scoring for the day at 41-10.