Frustration and disappointment were the flavors in the Redskins locker room this evening, as the team knows that they let a golden opportunity slip away.
For the offense today, it was the tale of two halves, with 183 yards in the first half, and 121 in the second half. On defense, it was the tale of three quarters vs. the fourth quarter, with 168 yards and 13 points through three quarters. In the fourth quarter, the wheels came off as they yielded 98 yards and 21 points.
The common thread with every loss this season is ball control.
Last week, the Redskins confirmed that they need a ball-control offense, as they improved to 4-0 when they control the time of possession. After today, the Redskins are 0-8 when they don’t control the clock. This is also not a team that does particularly well when they turn the ball over, something that they managed to avoid until the fourth quarter when they turned it over twice
The key to the defense’s demise this afternoon may have stem ...