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Brian Orakpo again dominated in Oakland.
Ryan Kerrigan: A
Ryan Kerrigan again showed why he is the best player on this defense. The 2011 first-round pick added two more sacks to his resume, including forcing the fumble that swung the game in Washington's favor.
Kerrigan is starting to match his knack for the big play with his overall skill as a 3-4 outside linebacker.
Brian Orakpo: A
As a rookie in 2009, Brian Orakpo helped himself to four sacks in Oakland. He wasn't quite as destructive this time, but still took down Flynn twice.
Orakpo recovered from dropping a sure interception early on to lead wave after wave of pressure up front. If he and Kerrigan can complement each other as well every week, this pass rush will be unstoppable.
London Fletcher: C
London Fletcher was guilty of a few missed tackles early in the game that sustained drives. But the aging leader of the defense eventually settled and still made 10 combined stops.
Perry Riley Jr.: C
Like Fletcher, Perry Riley Jr. was far from sure with his tackling at times. In all, he tallied nine combined tackles and occasionally looked dangerous on the blitz.
Darryl Tapp: C
Darryl Tapp showed his worth as an able deputy to Orakpo and Kerrigan. He recorded a sack and was in on plenty of pressure.
Nick Barnett: D
Nick Barnett took some snaps away from Fletcher, but he made only one tackle.
Bryan Kehl: Grade D
Like Barnett, Bryan Kehl made little impact on the rare occasions he made it onto the field.