The Redskins out rushed the Colts 160 yards to 1 yard in the first half and led 16-0 at the half on their way to defeating the Colts 16-3 and staying a perfect 2-0 in the preseason.
The Redskins were so dominant in the first half that they didn’t even punt the ball until 5:54 left in the 3rd quarter. Also for the second game in a row the Redskins dominated the stats with 415 total yards to the Colts 150 yards while out passing the Colts 200 yards to 95 yards and out rushing them 215 yards to 55 yards. The Redskins also had 22 first downs to the Colts 8. The Colts though didn’t have starting quarterback Peyton Manning play.
Rookie Roy Helu led the charge on the ground carrying the ball 14 times for 101 yards including a 51 yard run. Tim Hightower also had a big game carrying the ball six times for 70 yards including a 58 yard run and a touchdown.
John Beck, in his first preseason game, had a solid outing going 14 of 17 for 140 yards in the air and played the entire first half. Beck also ran twice for 17 yards. Rex Grossman played the majority of the second half and went 7 of 12 for 88 yards and one interception while playing with all back ups.
On the receiving end of things, Leonard Hankerson had a solid bounce back game, he did drop an easy pass, but still ended up with three catches for 46 yards to lead the Redskins. Terrence Austin continues his great camp catching three passes for 23 yards and also four punt returns with his longest return being 29 yards. Roy Helu had four catches out of the backfield for 23 yards and Mike Sellers had a couple late catches for 28 yards. Kicker Graham Gano continues his perfect preseason nailing three field goals with the longest being 28 yards.
On the defensive front Ryan Kerrigan got his first preseason sack and looked more comfortable on the field than his first game. Lorenzo Alexander and Darrion Scott also had sacks. Brian Orakpo led the defense with three tackles and rookie Brandyn Thompson had the Redskins first takeaway of the preseason when he picked off a Dan Orlovsky pass.
Not too much on the injury front, Keiland Williams (hip) could of returned but didn’t, Edgar Jones (concussion) didn’t return The Redskins will have three days of practice then head to Baltimore for the all important third preseason game on Thursday.
Listen here to what Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan had to say on John Beck, Rex Grossman, how he thought they played, red zone struggles, on improvements, injuries and much more.
Mike Shanahan Press Conference
Listen here to what starting quarterback John Beck had to say about his first start, what plays he liked, what he wish he had back, on how he felt out there and the game in general plus a lot more.
John Beck Press Conference
Also listen to Tim Hightower, Roy Helu, Stephen Bowen, Trent Williams, Barry Cofield, Lorenzo Alexander, Graham Gano, Terrence Austin & Logan Paulsen talk about beating the Colts, how they thought they did, on what they need to work on, staying undefeated in the preseason and much more!
Tim Hightower Postgame Audio
Roy Helu Postgame Audio
Stephen Bowen Postgame Audio
Trent Williams Postgame Audio
Barry Cofield Postgame Audio
Lorenzo Alexander Postgame Audio
Graham Gano Postgame Audio
Terrence Austin Postgame Audio
Logan Paulsen Postgame Audio