Here’s a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly in the Redskins’ 27-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks:
—The 60-yard TD bomb from Kirk Cousins to DeSean Jackson—In an odd coverage scheme, Kam Chancellor ended up covering Jackson with Richard Sherman giving deep help. Jackson easily beat the safety off the line and Sherman couldn’t get over in time to give deep help. Cousins rolled right and his pass was on the money. That got the Redskins on the board, making it 17-7 in the second quarter and allowing the Redskins to stay in the game.
—The 57-yard pass from Cousins to Jackson wasn’t bad either. Jackson had a step on CB Byron Maxwell and Cousins kept the pass away from safety/center fielder Earl Thomas. The ball dropped into the bucket and Jackson secured it to set up a field goal.
—Keenan Robinson played every snap and is as good at the Redskins hoped he would be. He had eight tackles, including one where he flashed across to the field to take down Russell Wilson when the Seattle QB was trying to bust up the middle on a run.
—Ryan Kerrigan got a sack to move back into a tie for the league lead with six. He also recorded a quarterback hit and a total of five tackles.
—Cousins’ first-half accuracy—His throws were frequently off target as besides the 60-yarder to Jackson he was 6 of 16 for 33 yards. As Jay Gruden said after the game, “He can make a tough throw look really easy and he can make some of the easy throws look a little tough.”
—The postgame locker room atmosphere was not exactly festive but in the opinion of many in the media there was too much laughter and joking around going on among players for a team that just lost to fall to 1-4. You don’t necessarily want the atmosphere to be funeral-like after a loss but it should be a bit more somber than it was.
—The Redskins’ prime time record of 3-17 since 2008—To be sure, the team hasn’t been very good in games no matter when they have been played during that time period. But they have posted a winning percentage that’s much better than that .150 mark in prime time.
—The third-quarter onside kick attempt—There is no issue here with the call to try it. But the execution of the attempt to pop it over the Seahawks’ front line and trying to recover it there. But it went straight to Seattle’s Cooper Helfet at the Seattle 44-yard line. It put the Redskins in a field position hole that eventually cost them the game.