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Grading the Redskins-Colts game

Grading the Redskins-Colts game

QUARTERBACKS Shane Matthews didn't post spectacular numbers, but he got a win. And that's what mattered most. Matthews had a strong first half, dumping off passes when he needed to and hitting the intermediate passes when they were open. Matthews missed a couple guys deep, settling for dumpoffs, but that's his style. Matthews also avoided sacks, getting hit for only one because of a bad shotgun snap.

His touchdown pass to Darnerien McCants was pretty. Matthews also threw well on third downs. But he must knock down a deflected pass next time rather than catching it. Bottom line: Veteran savvy is what this team needs. RUNNING BACKS Stephen Davis had lots of holes to run through against the Colts. Davis gained all 80 of his yards in the first half before leaving with a sprained knee. Davis forced...

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