As always, per Pro football Focus:
– Santana Moss was injured early, and only played 11 snaps. He’s expected to be out for about a month.
– Tim Hightower played 31 snaps before tearing his ACL. His season is over.
– Chris Cooley did not play, as expected, with a shattered finger. However, he also had his knee drained (something that had been bothering him all year), and the combination of the two injuries led the Redskins to shut him down for the season.
– Terrence Austin was the biggest beneficiary of Moss’ absence, as he got 38 snaps. In previous games this season, Austin had the following snap counts: 5, 0, 21, 5, 6.
– Roy Helu had 34 snaps, Ryan Torain had 4. Helu may start this week.
– London Fletcher left early on Sunday with a hamstring pull. Assuming ESPN’s player page info is correct, London Fletcher has never missed a game… ever. He’s been in the league since 1998. That’s 214 games, plus however many playoffs games he’s been in (I didn’t look that part up). People talk about Peyton Manning’s streak like it’s something amazing, and I agree his streak is impressive, but talk to me when you play MLB in the NFL for 14 years as violently as Fletcher has.
– DeJon Gomes saw his first NFL action. He got 2 snaps. I liked what I saw from Gomes in the preseason.
– Lorenzo Alexander got in for a snap on Sunday. He’s been on the field for a grand total of 2 snaps all season. Last year… 650.