Redskins Notes: Gaffney shut out

Redskins Notes: Gaffney shut out
December 5, 2011, 10:59 pm
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Jabar Gaffneys streak of at least one reception in 30 straight games ended during the Redskins 34-19 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday. He was the latest victim of cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Gaffney entered with at least three catches in the Redskins first 11 games (46 overall), but was targeted on only three of Rex Grossmans 49 attempts vs. the Jets.

I didnt really get too many looks yesterday, Gaffney said Monday at Redskin Park. I felt like I was working out there. Revis just has that respect not too many people throw it his way.

Gaffney was shut out for only the 14th time in his career when he is targeted at least one time.

I use Jabar as an example of a veteran player that played hard for 60 minutes, coach Mike Shanahan said. He got open, did some things even though Revis was covering him, he was open.

The way he blocked, the way he played in the running game and on screens, just to see somebodys character when he didnt get the ball, thats what you like to see.

Disputed Calls
Shanahan disputed the call on cornerback Kevin Barnes unnecessary roughness of Mark Sanchez..

Barnes penalty was because officials said it was after the whistle.

Injury Report
Punter Sav Roccas left ankle was in a walking boot Monday. He was injured while being run into during the first half.

Hopefully it wont keep him out, Shanahan said. But hes quite sore.

Shanahan said safety LaRon Landry (groin) will be evaluated Wednesday to see if he can practice and fullback Darrel Young (concussion) felt pretty good today so that was a good sign.

DeJon Gomes injured his right knee but returned to the game.

Turnover Troubles
The Redskins road to the bottom of the turnover ratio standings is nearly complete theyre at minus-13, tied for worst in the league with Philadelphia and Indianapolis.

If you dont fix it, you dont win, Shanahan said. Its something you emphasize and players know that if you dont succeed in that area, youre not going to win. But you work on it.

The Redskins defense went without a sack for the first time this year and without a takeaway for the third time this year (vs. Dallas and at Carolina).

Quick Kicks
New England (9-3) has been installed as a 7.5-point favorite over the Redskins. The Patriots are visiting FedEx Field for the first time since 2003, when Washington won 20-17 and the Patriots would win their next 21 regular seasonplayoff games.

Former Redskins defensive end Andre Carter leads the Patriots with nine sacks.

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