WASHINGTON — It’s acceptable to throw into triple coverage when your receiver is Calvin Johnson, or when it’s a last-second Hail Mary.
Down by 14 in the opening minutes of the second quarter, perhaps it’s not a great idea to throw into triple coverage, especially when your receiver is Josh Bellamy. At 6 feet, 211 pounds, Bellamy isn’t a small receiver. But he’s also not a huge receiver, and he’s probably not going to beat out three defenders for a jump ball very often.
On Saturday, the odds won out.
That’s Bashaud Breeland who comes up with the interception, but Josh Norman had a shot at it as well, and Donte Whitner was in the vicinity, too. Though, Whitner never really made a play on the ball, so it’s probably best that he was not left in a position of responsibility there.
After official review, Breeland was ruled down at the 1-yard-line. That set up a 9-play, 88-yard drive for a Redskins field goal.