The winless Washington Redskins host the undefeated New England Patriots. And it went about as well as anyone would have predicted.
The defending Super Bowl champions allowed the rudderless Redskins to jump out to an early lead — thanks to a 65-yard touchdown run by rookie wideout Steven Sims Jr. — and then reeled off 33 straight points to dispatch of their would-be competitor. While some took solace in the Redskins becoming the first team to hold a lead over New England this season, it was definitely short-lived.
And if the Redskins were hoping for a boost from veteran quarterback Colt McCoy, starting for the first time since he broke his leg last season, it never materialized. The former Texas Longhorn threw for just 122 yards and an interception while being sacked six times against the league’s top defense.
Mercifully, head coach Jay Gruden was fired after his team fell to 0-5 on the season. He will continue to earn a paycheck for another year and a half without having to actually be held accountable for this dumpster fire, which has to come as a great relief to Gruden.