- I really question the idea of letting Shaun Suisham attempt a 48 yard field goal. Whatever the reason, he’s been having trouble from beyond 40, and it seems like it would’ve been more prudent to play the field position game there. Either way, the score remains Redskins 0, Ravens 14.
- It doesn’t matter, in the end, as the Ravens do nothing with the field position. There’s something frustrating about LaRon Landry‘s performance lately, though. He seems to consistently be just a step or two late, or focusing on the receiver when he should be watching the ball and vice versa … it’s nothing I can put my finger on, precisely, but something just isn’t working quite right there. Like Jason Campbell, he consistently looks much more precise in practice than he has on gamedays.
- Late in the quarter, the Redskins have been hit with penalties on three straight plays — two false starts and one holding — that have moved them from a third and one to a third and fifteen. This seems like a complete and unmitigated disaster, except that the team actually seems to do better with their backs against the wall. This time is no exception, as Santana Moss gets loose on a screen for 27 yards.
- I thought I knew what Coach Zorn was doing there, letting the clock run down to prevent the Ravens from having time to march down the field. It’s something he explained enough times early in the season. But following it with a punt, rather than going for it, makes NO sense at all, and it’s a surprisingly conservative call for a coach who was noted early in the season for his gutsy decisions. I really don’t understand that whole sequence at all.
- The yardage totals at the end of the half really don’t reflect the final score — the Redskins have moved the ball well, with 49 more yards total than the Ravens, but they trail by 14. It’s like the first few games of the season, the team moving fairly well between the 30s, but not able to score. Very frustrating to watch.