Whether the game counts or not, it’s always nice to watch your team win. It’s also nice knowing your franchise quarterback is going to be healthy.
That’s because Kirk Cousins didn’t take a snap in this ballgame, preserving his perfect 100% completion percentage for the preseason (five for five).
In all seriousness, it’s pleasant to know the Redskins have some depth at the quarterback position.
Colt McCoy struggled in the first quarter, but regained confidence in the second quarter, throwing two textbook touchdown passes to Rashad Ross. One of those scores was a gorgeous 39-yard bomb that allowed the Redskins to hold a 14-2 halftime lead.
In two full quarters of play, McCoy completed 13 of his 16 passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns. Ross, like McCoy, shined Friday night — grabbing four receptions for 58 yards and two touchdowns.
The Jets would then score 16 unanswered points to take a 18-14 lead with just under four minutes to go.
Rookie Nate Sudfeld, who replaced McCoy in the second half, engineered an improbable game winning drive that was capped with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Kendal Thompson.
Thompson then was the recipient of the ensuing two-point conversion to lock up the Redskins 22-18 win.
Despite the victory, the Redskins walked out of FedEx Field last night concerned about running back Matt Jones, who left the game early with an a sprained AC joint.
Jones’ injury could potentially cause problems for the Redskins in the future, as they have very little roster depth behind the former Florida Gator, and especially since Alfred Morris left Washington for rival Dallas this past offseason.
The Redskins will play host to the Bills next Friday at 7:30 P.M.