Matt Ryan can’t seem to shake his Super Bowl hangover.
Points are way down. Interceptions are way up.
And now, the NFL’s reigning MVP must face the team that dealt the Atlanta Falcons so much heartache.
Not that Ryan needed it, but it’s certainly a reminder of how much changed since the fateful second half in Houston.
Starting cornerbacks Bashaud Breeland (knee) and Josh Norman (rib) are both questionable as is running back Rob Kelley (ankle). Defensive lineman Jonathan Allen is already out with a Lisfranc injury and he may be lost for the season.
In addition, the Redskins will feature newly signed kicker Nick Rose, who has never competed in an NFL game. He has previously been cut by the Atlanta Falcons and 49ers. Dustin Hopkins was placed on injured reserve to make room for Rose.
Kansas State is averaging 208 yards per game on the ground and 186.2 yards per game through the air. Their receivers are dropping way too many catchable passes. A position considered a strength in the offseason sees walk-on Dalton Schoen leading in receiving yards (286) and touchdowns (three). He is second in catches (13).
Even still, Newton’s comments, and his dismissive attitude toward Rodrigue, were nothing but disrespectful to someone trying to do her job.
After the Panthers’ win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Cam Newton told reporters that his comments were meant to be sarcastic and that he was trying to pay the reporter a compliment.
It was a lesson learned for me this whole week. My sarcasm trying to give somebody kind of a compliment turned in ways I never would have even imagined.”
The injury bug could be a problem for the Redskins heading into this crucial matchup.