It didn't do the trick.
Washington managed to move the ball a little better but still could not score touchdowns and fell, 20-9, to the
"It's the same thing each and every week," wide receiver
Grossman, who was benched in Week 6 after a four-interception performance against the
The Dolphins picked up their second consecutive win for the first time since the beginning of the 2010 season. Paced by two rushing touchdowns from
Washington fell to 3-6 on the season after managing only 61 rushing yards.
With three offensive starters already out for the season, the Redskins started Sunday's game without starting right tackle
One of the topics of discussion among the Redskins' defensive players this week was the need for them to help set up the team's struggling offense with better field position so the playmaker-deficient unit would have an easier time scoring. The defense did just that twice in the first three quarters, but the offense couldn't capitalize either time.
The first missed opportunity came late in the first quarter. Washington's
But the offense actually went backward from there. A 1-yard touchdown run by
Washington scored one more field goal in the half, but trailed 10-6 at halftime. Sunday marked the fifth straight game in which the Redskins have failed to score a touchdown in the first half.
On the second play of the third quarter, rookie outside linebacker
The Redskins picked up 4 yards on a reception by Torain, but on the next play another holding penalty — this time on left tackle
The kicking duel continued, as Miami went 70 yards in 11 plays, but also had to settle for a field goal and went back up 13-9.
After the loss, Shanahan said he believed Grossman did well despite his two interceptions, the first of which came when rookie