As should be expected when a team goes 8-7-1, there were plenty of good moments and a lot of frustrating times during the Redskins’ 2016 season. Over the next couple of weeks, Redskins Insiders Rich Tandler and JP Finlay will take detailed looks at the 10 best plays of 2016 and at the 10 worst.
No. 4 best play of 2016
Redskins at Eagles Week 14
9:26 left in Q3, Redskins ball at their own 20, 2nd and 9, Redskins trailing 13-7
Kirk Cousins pass deep middle to DeSean Jackson for 80 yards, TOUCHDOWN
Tandler: The Redskins were struggling on both sides of the ball early in the second half. It was one of those situations where everyone was just looking for someone to make a play. Then Cousins and Jackson did it. The quarterback launched one deep down the middle. It was a good pass but the catch was great. Jackson had to turn from the inside to the outside and he somehow managed to track the ball all the way, leaning back and looking up without slowing down so much as a step. He dismissed the back trying to cover him and bolted unchallenged to the end zone. The Redskins got the lead and the momentum and they were able to hang on for the win.
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Finlay: Other plays were more important for the 2016 Redskins, but few were more impressive. DeSean Jackson tracked this deep ball like Willie Mays in his prime, hauling in the catch over the back of his helmet at an almost parallel line to the ground. The photo below is worth way more than my words.
10 best plays countdown
- No. 10—Some good fortune in Baltimore
- No. 9—Trickeration works in the Meadowlands
- No. 8—Kelly’s run the clincher in big win
- No. 7—Norman’s INT wraps up a win
- No. 6—Garçon shows his speed
- No. 5—Kerrigan saves the day
10 worst plays countdown