Found October 02, 2011 on NBC Washington:
Gettyimage.ashx_url_http_3a_2f_2fcache.gettyimages.com_2fxc_2f89630662.jpg_3fv_3d1_26c_3dewsasset_26k_3d2_26d_3d17a4ad9fdb9cf1937481c04f04aa2143f830106e8861c330
Under fire all week for questionable playcalling in an 18-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan responded with his most balanced effort to date. With the ground game sputtering against the NFL’s worst run defense, Shanahan turned to his third option in Ryan Torain. The move didn’t disappoint as Torain -- an afterthought in the pecking order at running back -- rushed for 135 yards and a touchdown. The Redskins’ 40 rushing attempts were the most by the team in a single game since 2009. They sacked Sam Bradford seven times and held the Rams to 172 yards of total offense to improve to 3-1 on the season. Furthermore, the 17-10 win combined with the Cowboys loss to Detroit means Washington is first place in the NFC East heading into its bye week. Time for Shanahan to breathe a sigh of relief, right? Not so fast. The Redskins had this game in hand from the start, yet in typical fashion found a way to let St Louis back into it with a pair of turnovers f...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Torain carries Redskins past Rams

Ryan Torain ran for 135 yards and a 20-yard score, and the Washington Redskins held off a late rally by the winless St. Louis Rams for a 17-10 victory Sunday.

Dear Mr. Snyder

Dear Mr. Snyder:Yes, we are DELIGHTED with 3-1, but we still have some bigissues with play calling.Whether Kyle Shanahan is auditioning for a head coachingjob, sticking to his “expect the unexpected” style of offense or CONFUSING RexGrossman for someone other than Rex Grossman, his play calling remains suspectand ALMOST again cost our beloved Redskins what should have been an...

Redskins 17, Rams 10

Ryan Torain ran for 135 yards and a 20-yard score, and the Washington Redskins held off a late rally by the winless St. Louis Rams for a 17-10 victory Sunday. The Redskins (3-1) dominated on defense and got two of their six sacks late by Stephen Bowen and Brian Orakpo to knock the Rams (0-4) out of scoring position. James Laurinaitis' interception and 15-yard return of an underthrown...

Surprise Torain runs for 135 as 'Skins rout Rams

Ryan Torain ran for 135 yards and a 20-yard score, and the Washington Redskins held off a late rally by the winless St. Louis Rams for a 17-10 victory Sunday.

Torain carries Redskins past Rams, 17-10

Ryan Torain ran for 135 yards and a 20-yard score, and the Washington Redskins held off a late rally by the winless St. Louis Rams for a 17-10 victory Sunday.

Torain runs for 135 as Redskins top Rams (AP)

Ryan Torain ran for 135 yards and a 20-yard score, and the Washington Redskins held off a late rally by the winless St. Louis Rams for a 17-10 victory Sunday. The Redskins (3-1) dominated on defense and got two of their six sacks late by Stephen Bowen and Brian Orakpo to knock the Rams (0-4) out of scoring position.

Torain makes most of opportunity as feature back;Rumbles for 135 yards, TD

ST. LOUIS | Ryan Torain finally heard the words he had been longing for all season long. The Washington Redskins running back got the news from position coach Bobby Turner midway through the second quarter Sunday. "He came over to me and said, 'Get warm, get ready, you're going in,' " Torain recalled. The 6-foot-1, 218-pounder took it from there. Torain...

Redskins-Rams Redux

AP Image Run Ryan, run. As Redskins fans got a glimpse of last year, running back Ryan Torain has the ability to put the team on his back and flat-out produce.  He finished the day with 19 rushes for 135 yards, and a 7.1 yards per carry average.  This was his fourth career 100-yard game, and the second-highest production of his career. He was also your runaway (pun intended) winner...

Ryan Kerrigan, Ryan Torain up for player of the week honors

Washington Redskins rookie linebacker Ryan Kerrigan again is a nominee for the Pepsi NFL rookie of the week, following his strong outing against the St. Louis Rams. Meanwhile, running back Ryan Torain is a candidate for the FedEx Ground player of the week. Kerrigan, who was nominated for the award in Week 1 and last week took home defensive rookie of the month honors, recorded six...

Rams Remain Winless After 17-10 Loss To Redskins

Ryan Torain ran for 135 yards and a 20-yard score, and the Washington Redskins held off a late rally by the winless St. Louis Rams for a 17-10 victory Sunday. The Redskins (3-1) dominated on defense and got two of their six sacks late by Stephen Bowen and Brian Orakpo to knock the Rams (0-4) out of scoring position. James Laurinaitis' interception and 15-yard return of an underthrown...

Fantasy Football Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

It is crunch time now for you struggling fantasy football players, especially if you have gone 0-4! Week 5 presents a few waiver wire pickups that could help plug some holes or add depth to your stellar 4-0 team. Related posts: Fantasy Football Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups Fantasy Football Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups Fantasy Football Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

Redskins Go Into Bye Week 3-1 with Win Against Winless Rams

The Washington Redskins did what they had to do with a dominant running game and beat the Rams 17-10. The Redskins were extremely rough a few times with a couple hits on defenseless Ram players on the return, but luckily for them it was only 15 yards and no fines (yet).  They really should consider fair catch signals.  No excuses though for the way they hit.  The defense did get...

Third Quarter Thoughts

The Rams have one of the best in-stadium promotions that I’ve ever seen, where a fan has 30 seconds to unravel an entire roll of streamer paper in 30 seconds.  This also happens to be one of my cat’s favorite games. Even with an assist by the clock operator, the selected Rams fan could not unravel the streamer in time, although she won something anyway. And that’s your Edward...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.