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Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Live Score and Analysis

TAMPA, FL -  AUGUST 29:  Safety DeJon Gomes
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Marcel DavisCorrespondent IAugust 28, 2014

In a contest that exclusively featured backups, the Washington Redskins prevailed 24-10 over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

A final audition for a litany of players vying to make the 53-man roster, the Redskins dominated on both sides of the ball in their preseason finale.

Highlighted by the connections he made with Aldrick Robinson and Ryan Grant, Colt McCoy completed 22 of 29 passes for 321 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. 

Shifting the focus to the highly-contested battle at running back, Lache Seastrunk and Silas Redd made their cases to make the team.

The team's leading rusher, Redd showcased his power throughout the contest. Toting the rock 14 times, Redd had 79 yards and a touchdown. Finishing with just 23 yards rushing, Seastrunk made his impact in the passing game. He had just two receptions, but one resulted in an 80-yard touchdown.

Hampered by an ankle injury all preseason, Chris Thompson showed little sign of injury. While he only had 18 yards on the ground, he tallied 4 receptions for 41 yards in the passing game.

Looking to the defense, it was Deja vu all over again. The Redskins held Tampa Bay to just 15 yards in the first half. Surrendering just 157 yards on the game, Washington's defense also registered four sacks.

While the team's 3-1 record in the preseason means little going forward, the depth Washington displayed throughout is an indicator that, unlike last season, the team can survive injury.


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