Blocked field goals have been a season-long problem for the Redskins’ special teams.
On Sunday in Philadelphia, the Redskins allowed their fifth blocked field goal attempt of the season.
It’s the first time since 1997 the Redskins have had five blocked field goals in a season.
Midway through the second quarter,
Defensive lineman Derek Landri leaped over
Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie scooped up the ball and was tackled by Gano.
Gano was shaken up after the play but he returned to the game.
The blocked kick proved to be a momentum-changer. The Eagles charged downfield on a 8-play, 65-yard drive, capped by Michael Vick’s 7-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Chad Hall, to take a 10-0 lead.
Head coach Mike Shanahan said he had never coached a team that had five blocked field goals in a season.
“I don’t think I’ve ever seen three [by one team in a season],” he said.
Asked about the play, Shanahan added: “A new guy in there at the right guard position, but we still have to do better. A lot of teams have new people, but that really hurt us this year.”
The field goal unit also was unable to get a field goal off in the final seconds of the first half.
The field goal unit raced onto the field and they were nearly lined up with 3 seconds left but it appeared several players, including long snapper