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. 6 best play of 2016
Redskins vs. Packers Week 11
14:36 left in Q4, Redskins ball at their own 30, 2nd and 5, Redskins leading 22-17
Kirk Cousins pass deep middle to Pierre Garçon for 70 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
Tandler: The Packers had just scored a touchdown to turn what once had been a comfortable Redskins lead into a nail-biter. But it didn’t take long for the Redskins to retake control of the game. On the second play after the ensuing kickoff Garçon got a couple of steps on his defender and hauled in Cousins' perfect pass. He cut to the outside to get into the end zone. Garçon, who had just demonstrated that he is more than a possession receiver, celebrated with a monster spike and the he gave some high fives to the fans. The score gave the Redskins working margin to be able to take the win.
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Finlay: Few guys play with more of an edge than Pierre Garçon, and if one label bugged him the most, it was that he lacked speed. Bringing in a 70-yard TD catch on national television against the Packers will do a lot to dispel that notion. This was the Redskins most impressive win of the year, the peak of their season, and Kirk Cousins delivered a picture-perfect ball. It was one to enjoy, and the 'Skins players and fans sure did.
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
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
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