Kerrigan has yet to miss a snap

Kerrigan has yet to miss a snap
December 20, 2011, 5:58 pm
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Because of the short week, here is a condensed review of the Redskins 23-10 win over the New York Giants on Sunday:

OFFENSE (65 snaps)RB: Roy Helu 50, Darrel Young 36, Evan Royster 15.

TE: Logan Paulsen 61, Dominique Byrd 9, Richard Quinn 6.

WR: Santana Moss 43, Jabar Gaffney 36, Donte Stallworth 31, Anthony Armstrong 23, Niles Paul 10, Terrence Austin 4, Brandon Banks 1.
Playing time analysisRB: Helus knee and toe injuries kept him out of the final four snaps. Young has played 82 snaps the last two games as the Redskins compensate for a lack of tight end depth. Royster has played 29 snaps the last two games.

TE: Paulsen played a career-high in snaps and led the offense. Quinn was signed Tuesday and played six snaps on Sunday.

WR: The totals for Gaffney and Moss were their fewest of the season and they were used sparingly in the last quarter-and-a-half when the Redskins got a lead. Austin played four snaps after missing the previous two games. Banks was used as a decoy on his lone snap.

DEFENSE (62 snaps)DL: Stephen Bowen 46, Barry Cofield 45, Adam Carriker 31, Darrion Scott 18, Chris Neild 6.

LB: London Fletcher 62, Ryan Kerrigan 62, Perry Riley 62, Brian Orakpo 58, Rob Jackson 7, Rocky McIntosh 3, Lorenzo Alexander 3.

DB: Reed Doughty 59, DeAngelo Hall 58, Josh Wilson 38, O.J. Atogwe 36, Kevin Barnes 34, ByronWestbrook 22, DeJon Gomes 17.

Playing time analysis
DL: Despite using a nickel a lot, Carriker saw his first extensive action on passing downs. Bowen and Cofield played all 10 snaps of the second-to-last drive. Scott played 16 second-half snaps. Neild returned to the field after not playing against New England.

LB: Kerrigan is still batting 1.000 for the year, again playing the entire game. Fletcher played every snap for the 10th time this year and Riley for the second time. McIntosh saw his first action in four games when the Redskins goal-line defense featured four linemen and seven linebackers. The same goes for Alexander, who has seven snaps this year. Orakpo was subbed for Jackson for four plays on the final 13-play drive.

DB: Atogwe played only two snaps during the first five possessions but played 25 of the final 28. Wilson missed one play when he was shaken up but after a second shot, missed the final 20 snaps. Doughty played every snap for the fourth time this year. Westbrook and Barnes alternated at the nickel corner spot but Wilsons injury put both of them on the field.

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