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First off the Field: Redskins 41, Jaguars 10


LANDOVER, Maryland – This one was way too over way too early.

It didn't matter for the Jaguars that the Washington Redskins were without their starting quarterback, and it didn't matter that one of the Redskins' best receivers was out, either.

Alfred Morris ran for two first-half touchdowns and the Redskins' defense sacked quarterback Chad Henne 10 times, with the result being that the Jaguars never really felt in a 41-10 loss in front of 80,037 at FedEx Field on Sunday afternoon.

The 10 sacks were the most allowed in a game by the Jaguars in franchise history, and tied the Redskins' franchise record for sacks in a game.

The Jaguars are now 0-2 for a third consecutive season. The Redskins are 1-1.

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III left the game in the first quarter with an ankle injury and did not return. Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson left shortly after Griffin left with a shoulder injury, and also did not return.

Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 22 of 33 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns, and Morris finished the game with 85 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 22 carries.

The Redskins outgained the Jaguars 449-148 and had 32 first downs to eight for the Jaguars.

The Redskins dominated the first half, taking a fourteen-point lead that could have been far worse as the Jaguars struggled offensively and defensively.

The Jaguars missed a huge opportunity early when rookie wide receiver Allen Hurns dropped what could have been a 76-yard, go-ahead touchdown, but despite injuries to Griffin III and Jackson, the Redskins pulled quickly away.

Cousins, who completed his first 11 passes, finished the half completing 14 of 18 passes and his 20-yard touchdown to fullback Darrel Young on his first pass of the game gave Washington a 7-0 lead with 8:12 remaining.

The Redskins outgained the Jaguars 154-0 in the first quarter, with Morris' one-yard run giving Washington a 14-0 lead on the first play of the second quarter.

Morris' second 1-yard touchdown run came with 7:28 remaining in the half and gave Washington a 21-0 lead.  Lewis'63-yard, catch-and-run touchdown made it 21-7 Washington with 1:40 remaining in the half.

Forbath kicked field goals of 35 and 42 yards in the second half, and Redskins tight end Niles Paul caught a four-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter as Washington continued to control the game.

Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee's 37-yard field goal with 6:50 remaining made it 34-10, Redskins, and Washington running back Silas Redd, Jr.'s 14-yard run with 1:52 remaining capped the scoring.



It's tempting to say it came in the locker room, because the Redskins dominated from the start. If you want to point to a play, perhaps it was a long pass early from Henne that rookie Allen Hurns dropped while running open behind Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall. The score was tied, 0-0, at that point, and Hurns appeared momentarily to be headed for a 76-yard go-ahead touchdown. The Redskins outscored the Jaguars 21-7 the rest of the half.

Images from the 1st half of the Jacksonville Jaguars week 2 game against the Washington Redskins in FedExField



1.The Jaguars missed a critical opportunity early in the game when Hurns dropped a long pass from Henne that could have been a 76-yard touchdown. Hurns, who caught four passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1 at Philadelphia, got behind cornerback DeAngelo Hall but dropped the pass 40 yards downfield. …

2.The Jaguars' defense had life early, holding the Redskins to an early three-and-out with the game in the balance. On 3rd-and-9 from the Redskins 33, Jaguars defensive end Ryan Davis broke through for a 9-yard sack, his second of the season. …

3.Lewis caught a 63-yard touchdown pass from Henne with 1:40 remaining in the second quarter, catching a pass on the sidelines and scoring as he was tackled from behind into the end zone. It was the longest reception of the nine-year veteran tight end's career. ..

4.Rookie wide receiver Allen Robinson caught a 54-yard pass from Henne early in the fourth quarter. It gave the Jaguars a first down at the Redskins 25. The Jaguars' next play was the first they ran in Redskins territory Sunday. …



Tight end Marcedes Lewis left the game with an ankle injury on the first play of the third quarter, and did not return. Hurns sustained an ankle injury on the Jaguars'final offensive play.

Wide receiver Cecil Shorts was ruled out 90 minutes before kickoff along with six other players.

Shorts (hamstring) was on the field in warmups, but his participation was minimal. Safety Johnathan Cyprien (concussion), running back Storm Johnson (ankle), offensive tackle Austin Pasztor (hand), tight end Clay Harbor (calf), guard Tyler Shatley and offensive tackle Josh Wells also were inactive.

Second-year safety Josh Evans replaced Cyprien in the lineup and rookie Allen Hurns started for Shorts for a second consecutive week. Cyprien sustained the concussion in the regular-season opener against Philadelphia last week.

Wide receiver Marqise Lee (hamstring), cornerback Dwayne Gratz (ankle) and tight end Marcedes Lewis (knee) started after being limited or missing practice at times this week. Veteran Cameron Bradfield started for Pasztor for a second consecutive week.

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