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, to present a more complete picture of the season, the 10 worst.
No. 4 worst play of 2016
Redskins vs Bengals in London, Week 8
2:13 left in OT, Redskins ball at the Bengals 16, 3rd and 7, score tied 27-27
Dustin Hopkins 34 yard field goal is No Good, Wide Left, Center-Nick Sundberg, Holder-Tress Way
Tandler: It was one of those moments that purists hate. After almost four hours of big guys colliding and fast guys running and catching, the game came down to the foot of a kicker. The Redskins had set things up perfectly for Hopkins. The kick was just a yard longer than an extra point. The snap and hold also were on point but Hopkins pulled the kick wide left. They are used to ties on the soccer pitch at Wembley Stadium but not in the NFL. The Redskins players reacted like it was a loss in the locker room afterward.
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Finlay: Awful ending to a pretty well played game. The missed kick made my life particularly hard. I had spent about five minutes before Hopkins' miss explaining to a Wembley security guard how NFL overtime works, that once the kick was made the game was over despite time remaining on the clock. The security guard was polite and firm, his job was clear, nobody on the field until the game ended. I finally convinced him that the game would end as soon as the kick was made, allowing me to spring about 75 yards to the 'Skins locker room to get in position for our postgame show. Then, Hopkins misses, the game continued, and the security guard gave me a look like I was full of it. Good times.
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
- No. 10—A symbolic conversion
- No. 9—Problems with D start in Week 1
- No. 8—Fumble in the desert
- No. 7—Eli goes deep
- No. 6—A gut punch in Arizona
- No. 5—Victims of a patented Stafford comeback
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