To whoever says “preseason games aren’t entertaining,” I present to you this game.
The game itself started out slow, with the Washington Redskins and New York Jets trading field goals. Redskins led 9-3 at halftime before adding another field goal to take a 12-3 lead into the fourth quarter. This is where things got interesting. The Jets scored the first and only touchdown of the game on a 16 yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater to Charone Peake to pull to within 2 at 12-10. The Redskins defense then kept New York out of the end zone on a goal line stand with just under 2 minutes left to force the Jets to a field goal, which they ultimately converted to take a 13-12 lead. This set the stage for Kevin Hogan to attemp to redeem himself, and that’s exactly what he did. Hogan led an 8 play, 61 yard drive capped off by a spectacular catch by Cam Sims to get the Redskins into field goal range. Kicker Dustin Hopkins then drilled a 40 yard field goal as time expired to give the Redskins a 15-13 victory to improve their record to 1-1 on the preseason.
The story of this game was the Redskins defensive line. For the most part, Washington had their way with the Jets offensive line tonight, holding New York to 64 rushing yards and totaling up a total of 4 sacks on the likes of Sam Darnold and Teddy Bridgewater. Birthday boy Ryan Kerrigan did not see much playing time, but he made his presence known in the time he did see. Kerrigan disrupted everything that came his way including nearly getting a sack of his own on Darnold.
Redskins will return home to host the Denver Broncos next Friday.