Overall Grade: C
Q4 Grade: C+
That trick play was a forward pass. I measured with a ruler on my TV screen. Terrible call by the real refs, could've ended up costing Tampa the game.
Luckily, a few brilliant defensive stands kept the Bucs in it. The key moment was 2nd down, Michael Bennett sack on RG3.
Unfortunately, they saved their worst for last, letting the Skins move the ball 56 yards on their final drive.
Q3 Grade: B-
Spot on... until the Bucs sacked RG3 at his own one yard line.. Then, of course, they get called for roughing the passer, after barely bumping the rookie quarterback.
Q2 Grade: C
Just bring back the replacement refs already.
Just kidding, but the Mark Barron hit on RG3 should in no way have been a penalty.
A defensive pass interference on Ronde Barber gave Washington 32 free yards, as the pass was seriously overthrown.
I don't know how the defense has any chance of slowing down RG3 if they can't tackle him, but they have to make more of an effort.
Also, these missed tackles are devastating. On the Alfred Morris touchdown run, both Eric Wright and Ronde Barber missed him at the line of scrimmage.
Q1 Grade: C
On the Redskins first drive, Gerald McCoy stuffed Alfred Morris in the backfield, and Mason Foster deflected a pass. Pretty nice start.
Then on their second drive, they gave up two consecutive runs for 21 yards total, then a 24 yard play action pass from RG3 to David Young. A few plays later, Mark Barron misses a tackle on tight end Fred Davis , allowing a 26 yard reception.
As we have seen over the last few games, the Bucs have tendency to give up big plays. Which is just what they did when Pierre Garcon recovered an RG3 fumble in the end zone.
The Bucs defensive line has to start dominating the Skins O-line, or else they'll never stop Washington.