Redskins Send Bills North Packing: 'Skins Win 42-17 In Pre-Season Opener

Mal SullyContributor IIAugust 14, 2010

LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 13:  Rex Grossman #8 of the Washington Redskins throws a pass during the preseason game against the Buffalo Bills at FedEx Field on August 13, 2010 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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The Redskins rocked the debut of the Shanahan regime with a franchise record for most points scored (42) in the preseason since 1988. They fell 3-0 early, but the rest was history!

Donovan McNabb played sparingly, except for the fist few drives in which he was 5-8 for 58 yards and one touchdown. His backup, Rex Grossman, led most of the charge and threw for 140 yards and two touchdowns. John Beck played poorly, throwing 2/7 for 27 yards.

The rushing game was decent. Undrafted free agent Keilend Williams was phenomenal with 51 yards rushing on 11 attempts with two touchdowns. Ryan Torain had 62 yards rushing on 17 attempts.

The receiving game was very nice!  McNabb, Grossman, and Beck had many options with 11 different people catching the ball. Devin Thomas closed doubters' mouths with three receptions for 63 yards, including a 44-yard touchdown reception from Grossman. Roydell Williams had one reception for 21 yards and Chris Cooley had three receptions for 33 yards.

The offensive line was improved, allowing only one sack. Trent Williams showed why we picked him with the fourth overall pick. Williams and the rest of the O-line played great. 

The 'Skins defense was nice as always, with Deangelo Hall and Lendy Holmes both picking off Bills quarterbacks. London Fletcher had 3.0 tackles to lead the team. 

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The special teams were amazing! Undrafted rookie free agent Brandon Banks made people forget about Antwann Randle El and became a household name with four punt returns for more than 100 yards and one touchdown. 

Even though this was only a preseason game, it made me feel like I was back in the good old days of Super Bowls under Joe Gibbs. The Redskins were great in their 42-17 win against the Buffalo Bills. Great things are to come with the 2010 season. To all those haters and Cowboys fans, beware, because the 'Skins are coming back to the glory days!

Next Game: vs. Ravens 7:00 pm at Fed Ex Field