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Redskins-Chargers: Just The Touchdowns

Posted Nov 4, 2013

The Washington Redskins scored a season-high six touchdowns on Sunday, needing every one of them to secure their first home victory of the season. A breakdown.

Another win and another Redskins running back rushes for three touchdowns, as the Redskins score four on the ground from inside the 5-yard line.

It was a game too big for just 60 minutes, as the Redskins needed a decisive six-minute drive in overtime to seal the third victory of the season.

Despite piling up 291-of-500 total offensive yards through the air, the Redskins won this game with a punishing rushing attack that kept the Chargers on their heels the whole game.

Here's a look back at the Redskins' Week 9 scoring plays:

1. Feed Me Morris

The Redskins had their troubles early, with a comedy of errors that accounted for a 13-point swing in the Chargers' favor in the first 20 minutes of play.

It took until the Redskins' fourth drive of the day before they were able to get going on offense, with Robert Griffin III hitting Leonard Hankerson for a 23-yard gain before Alfred Morris rushed for 26 yards off tackle.

Taking the ball all the way down to the 5-yard line, Morris was just getting started as he got the nod on 1st-and-goal, rumbling his way into the end zone:


2. It Feels Like The First Time

The golden age of the physical fullback is a thing of the past for most teams in the NFL, as most offenses are shifting to an offense that favors the versatility of tight ends as lead blockers.

But Redskins fullback Darrel Young has been well worth the team's investment, developing into a top-notch fullback and picking up big blocks for his teammates to operate.

Despite only 26 carreer carries and one career rushing touchdown, Young's playmaking ability was in the gameplan on Sunday, as he got the first goal-line carry for his second career touchdown:


3. Young And Wild And Free

When a play works to perfection in the NFL, it's usually because one of two things happen: either the team uses deception and tricks the defense and/or the offense executes the play better.

Handing off to the seldom-used fullback once on a goal-line carry could be considered deception, a facet of the offense that wouldn't show up on tape.

But going back to the same play in the same situation and seeing it work in the exact same manner...well that's just superior execution:


4. For The Hat Trick

Three touchdowns is a great day for a quarterback and a tremendous day for any skill player. It's a career day for a fullback.

On Sunday, only four skill players besides Young scored three touchdowns, and all four were wide receivers: Andre Johnson, Riley Cooper, Jerricho Cotchery and T.Y. Hilton.

No other running back managed the feat on Sunday. Only three other backs have done it this season: teammates Roy Helu Jr., Matt Forte and Knowshon Moreno.

None of those backs are feature fullbacks. Take a curtain call, Darrel Young:




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