Originally posted on Redskins Blog  |  Last updated 12/4/11
I remember when the Redskins used to punt on their first possession each week. I don’t miss those days. After not scoring in on the opening drive for an entire season, the Redskins have now scored on opening drives in back-to-back weeks for the first time since Weeks 12 and 13 of the 2009 season. Roy Helu rushed for 32 yards on that drive, putting him fourth in the league, for the week, at that point.  That includes putting him behind everyone who played a complete game on Thursday night.  Grossman also threw for 50 yards, which put him third in the league for this week’s passing stats. Fred Davis’s 42-yard reception put him just off of the list for league leaders, but was a season-long, and his longest since Week 10 of last season.  Not only is Helu causing havoc in the running game, but he’s also opening up huge holes for his receivers in the secondary. On defense, the Redskins yielded a score but made the Jets work for it.  Where the Redskins offense was clicking, and moved 82 yards
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