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The Top Offensive Plays Of The Redskins' 2017 Season

Posted Feb 13, 2018

With the NFL season officially over, Redskins.com looks back at the best offensive plays from the entire 2017 season.

With the NFL season officially over, Redskins.com looks back at the best offensive plays from the entire 2017 season.

With the Super Bowl officially over, the next big calendar event on the football schedule belongs to the NFL Combine. That doesn’t take place until the end of February, so in the meantime, there is still some more reflecting to do on the previous season.

So, let’s look back at some of the Redskins’ top plays from the 2017 season. We’ll conclude with the offense, which saw production from a variety of contributors.

Here they are, in no particular order.

Running back Chris Thompson recently said that this play really helped his confidence for the rest of the season. The opener against the Eagles didn’t turn out with the result they would have liked, but the Redskins saw the kind of playmaker Thompson would be with this pinball wizardy into the end zone.

By the end of the regular season, the Redskins had rotated through a plethora of running backs after injuries consumed the depth chart. They found something special in Kapri Bibbs, who showed right away what he was capable of with this screen pass touchdown against the Cardinals.

 

It was quite a homecoming for Tulane product Ryan Grant, who found himself wide open for arguably the easiest touchdown the Redskins got this season. Grant had his best season to date and now enters free agency for the first time in his career.

 

It wasn’t the first time fans saw the acrobatic and impressive ball skills from first-round draft pick Josh Doctson, but this catch cemented the impact he had on the team. With the Redskins trailing late in the game, Doctson laid out for a grab that moved the Redskins to the one-yard line where they would eventually punch in the game-winning score.

Jordan Reed only played in six games last season, racking up 27 catches for 211 yards and two touchdowns. One of them was this slant route against the Eagles, showing just how dangerous he can be when healthy as he avoids the collapsing safety.

The Redskins weren’t conservative in the red zone as the game wound down, which meant head coach Jay Gruden dialed up this pass play to Ryan Grant in the corner of the end zone. He caught the touchdown pass and the Redskins collected their first victory of the year.

Easily the best catch of the season, wide receiver Maurice Harris’s one-handed grab against the Vikings came during a momentous weekend – he just celebrated his birthday, his family was in town and he had just been activated to the 53-man roster. This first quarter grab capped a fulfilling couple of days.

Chris Thompson’s breakout year continued in Week 2 against the Rams, when he took a handoff and, after a series of cuts, scampered 61 yards to the house. It was another example of his weaponry – eluding defenders in tight spaces as a rusher -- and propelled the team to its first win.

The team’s big showing on Sunday Night Football was also a coming out party for Doctson, who “Mossed” Raiders cornerback David Amerson and in doing so showed why the team coveted him so much.

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