The sport between the Redskins and the Dolphins was not alleged to be a thriller, however by some means, that was precisely what grew to become Sunday, and for the primary time in NFL historical past, each groups might have come out as winners.
In a sport that was introduced as Tank Bowl or Bathroom Bowl, relying on who you ask, the Redskins escaped from Miami with a 17-16 victory. In fact, this was the one sport by which successful was not essentially a very good factor. Because of the loss, the Dolphins are actually one step nearer to successful the No. 1 general choose within the 2020 draft. Solely the Redskins might disappoint their fan base by successful.
Severely, Redskins followers needed their group to lose this sport.
The very fact is that the Redskins received, and so they did it doing precisely what Invoice Callahan stated they have been going to do. After Callahan was promoted to interim coach on Monday, he promised to run the ball towards the Dolphins and his technique couldn’t have labored higher.
The Redskins offense revolved round Adrian Peterson on Sunday and Peterson ended up making Callahan appear like a genius with 23 carries for 118 yards. To place Peterson's efficiency into perspective, he had extra yards on the bottom towards the Dolphins than in all his different video games mixed this season (108).
With Peterson working the ball so nicely, that opened the door for the Redskins go offense. and Case Keenum took benefit of that with two touchdowns to Terry McLaurin, together with the 33-yard one you’ll be able to see under.
The rookie catcher caught 4 passes for 100 yards, which helped the Redskins shoot at a 17-Three lead. Keenum threw for 166 yards and each scores to McLaurin.
Usually, while you get a 14-point lead towards the Dolphins, you’ll be able to go forward and win, however these Dolphins actually defended themselves with a fantastic fourth quarter. In a flip, the return solely occurred as a result of coach Brian Flores determined to place Josh Rosen on the bench, which was a shock, as a result of he had simply stated earlier this week that Rosen can be the quarterback for the remainder of the season .
The excellent news for Flores is that the choice to make a bench with Rosen and play with Ryan Fitzpatrick was value it. Fitzmagic was on show within the fourth quarter when Fitzpatrick led the Dolphins to 2 touchdowns, together with an 11-yard rating for DeVante Parker with simply six seconds left that lowered the result in 17-16.
Probably the most unlikely a part of Miami's return is that Fitzpatrick's two landing passes have been the primary factors the Dolphins scored within the second half All season.
After Parker's rating, the Dolphins sought victory in a two-point conversion, however we’re speaking in regards to the Dolphins, so that they most likely already know what occurred. The conversion failed and the Dolphins misplaced, however they received as a result of the primary choice within the NFL Draft remains to be firmly within the highlight.
For the Redskins, though they damage their possibilities of successful the final choice no 1, they aren’t but lifeless within the NFC East. Washington performs within the craziest soccer divisions, and in case you want proof, simply contemplate this: if the Cowboys lose to the Jets on Sunday, the Redskins will solely sit two video games in first place. Though they are going to be a distant likelihood of successful the division, crazier issues have occurred within the NFL, so perhaps Redskins followers ought to begin searching for victories once more.
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