Washington Redskins: Ready for Prime Time vs. Oakland Raiders
The Washington Redskins made it look easy under the lights and in front of the cameras against the previously-undefeated Oakland Raiders. There has been no secret that the Washington Redskins have struggled when it comes to getting a win in prime time. And that’s regardless of whether they are playing at home or on the road. For some reason, when the Redskins are playing such a game, the struggle is real. Via the team website, they are tied in fifth place in the NFL for the team with the most prime time games played. Fortunately, Jay Grudem’s club overcame this struggle on Sunday night against the Oakland Raiders. The Redskins dominated the game and held Jack Del Rio’s team off the scoreboard until the end of the third quarter. The Redskins entered the fourth quarter with a 17-point lead. Running back Chris Thompson, had a great game with 38 yards rushing, 150 yards receiving and two more touchdowns. Redskins quarterback, Kirk Cousins threw for three scores and contributed with his feet as well. Previously the Redskins struggled to keep their momentum during the game. Last night, Washington played like they wanted this win in the worst way. The defense is playing better than ever, making tackles and forcing key turnovers. The win over the Raiders was one of the best efforts of the Jay Gruden Era. Next week, the Washington Redskins are back under the lights. They travel to Arrowhead Stadium to face the 3-0 Kansas City Chiefs. Are the ready to make in two straight wins in the national spotlight? Ashli Brown is a Washington Redskins writer for Pro Football Spot. You can follow her on Twitter at @Loveli_Ashli. Looking for more Redskins news and features? Like our Facebook page HERE and also follow @spot_redskins on Twitter.