—Jordan Reed is the best offensive skill player on the team. He was sorely missed while he was out for two weeks with a concussion. Kirk Cousins threw to him 13 time and he had 11 receptions for 72 yards and two touchdowns. His presence on the field provided Cousins with a much-needed security blanket out there.
—Kirk Cousins has the ability to turn it on in the fourth quarter. In Week 2 he led a drive that clinched the win over the Rams. Two weeks later it was a game-winning drive against the Eagles. A week after that in Atlanta he completed three passes in the last 24 seconds of regulation to allow Dustin Hopkins to boot a field goal to sent the game into overtime. And now, this. There is plenty that needs to be improved in the first three quarters of games but if the Redskins have a chance in the fourth quarter he is capable of working some magic.
—The Redskins defense still has work to do when it comes to stopping the run. The Bucs’ Doug Martin ran for 136 yards, going over the 100-yard mark on a 49-yard run that almost put the game out of reach. But Bashaud Breeland streaked to the ball and make the stop of the Redskins’ five yard line. They held the Bucs to a field goal with 2:24 left to make it a six-point game. Still, some shoddy tackling and missed gap responsibility almost ended up being fatal.
—Hopkins has been quite a find. The Bucs returned one of five kickoffs and a few of his kicks made it to the stands behind the end zone. His kick after the Redskins go-ahead touchdown was against the wind and not returnable. It takes some skill and practice to execute and onside kick. The Redskins had a couple of shots at the one the Jets knew was coming last week but couldn’t quite get. This one was executed perfectly and caught the Bucs napping.
—Pierre Garçon was angry as the Redskins fell behind 24-0. The rest of the team seemed to feed off of his energy and it helped fuel the comeback. He has a good but not great day statistically with five receptions for 55 yards but make no mistake he was a vital part of the comeback.