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Week 1 vs. CHI
Receiving: 4 / 96 / 0 on 9 targets
Moss was targeted more than any other Redskin, and accounted for more than half of the targets to the Redskins' wide receivers. He made more than half of his yardage on one play, a crossing pattern on the right side of the field where he caught the ball and weaved through blockers and defenders until being caught from behind 52 yards later. Moss had 81 yards before Patrick Ramsey's injury in the second quarter, and only one catch for 15 yards while Brunell was under center. Moss was not targeted in the red zone.
Week 2 vs. DAL
Receiving: 5 / 159 / 2 on 7 targets
Moss was Brunell's favorite target on the night, but the results weren't anything to speak of until his massive fourth quarter. Through the first half, Moss had one reception for zero yards. He was clearly targeted in both the short and long passing game, and it was the later that provided dividends for the Redskins. Brunell hit Moss on long pass plays of 41, 39, and 70 yards, the last two on perfectly thrown strikes for fourth quarter touchdowns. Moss was targeted in the end zone in the first half as well, but the pass was a bit under thrown and was deflected by Dallas' Anthony Henry.
Week 4 vs. SEA
Receiving: 6 / 87 / 0 on 12 targets
QB Mark Brunell was zoned into Moss during the first half. More than half of his passes went towards Moss before halftime. On top of his four receptions, Moss also drew a pass interference flag on a third down play. During the second quarter he made what could have easily been ruled as a touchdown reception on the side of the end zone. It was a spectacular catch stretched out over the sideline with his toes dragging behind him. However, the official that reviewed the play ruled that the ball was loose when he impacted the ground and rolled over the ball. He seemed to disappear in the second half with only one target, but was targeted four times on Redskins' only possession during the overtime period.
Week 5 vs. DEN
Receiving: 8 / 116 / 0 on 13 targets
Santana Moss was once again the Redskins' main target. The defense was keyed to stop him, with two defenders responsible on many plays, usually a defensive back and a linebacker. The Redskins utilized motion before the snap to disrupt this bracketing of Moss, having him motion one way, then change directions a few times in an attempt to confuse the defense. This motion was particularly effective on a sprint out play by Brunell on third and short on the Redskins' first scoring drive. Moss was not devoid of mistakes, however, dropping a couple of passes (one of which would have converted a first down) and also going off sides on one occasion. With the game in the balance late, however, Moss was at his best, converting two key plays for first downs. Moss was targeted on third downs in particular, with three of his eight catches converting on third down.
Week 6 vs. KC
Receiving: 10 / 173 / 2 on 14 targets
Moss was open all afternoon and was the clear focus of the Redskins' passing attack. He caught two touchdowns on two decidedly different plays, displaying his versatility. His first touchdown came on a rollout by Brunell to the left, a play type that the Redskins have employed often this year. Moss found a hole in between three defenders for the score. Moss' second touchdown came on a second and 19 play in the second half after a sack on first down. A short screen to the left was transformed into an 80 yard romp because of Moss' blazing speed. Moss was able to outrun every member of the Chiefs secondary, each of which appeared at one point to have the angle on him. Moss also had an opportunity to catch a third touchdown on the Redskins' first drive on another short screen, but was tripped up in the open field.
Week 7 vs. SF
Receiving: 5 / 112 / 1 on 6 targets
Moss had another excellent game, scoring his fifth touchdown on a 43 yard pass from Mark Brunell. Because of the success of the running game, Moss was not targeted as extensively as he had been in previous weeks. By the start of the fourth quarter, Moss was on the bench to avoid injury with the game all but over. Moss had another 43 yard catch in the first quarter on another fly route, beating the corner deep before getting pushed out near the end zone.
Week 8 vs. NYG
Receiving: 4 / 34 / 0 on 9 targets
Moss came back to earth against the Giants, struggling to hold on to the football in a down day all around for the offense. He dropped two passes, both that would have converted for first downs. He also fumbled the ball on a wide receiver screen and the Giants recovered. He was covered well by the Giants' secondary, but even when he was open Brunell had trouble getting him the ball because of pressure.
Week 9 vs. PHI
Rushing: 1 / 2 / 0
Receiving: 7 / 79 / 0 on 10 targets
Moss was Brunell's favorite target in the game, with seven catches for 79 yards on ten targets. Throughout the game Moss continued to showcase the skills that have made him one of the elite receivers in the NFL. Using speed and elusiveness, he made large gains time and again after the catch. On one such play, Moss converted a third and 17 on a flanker screen. Moss did not find the end zone.
Week 10 vs. TB
Receiving: 4 / 79 / 0 on 6 targets
Moss was heavily covered by the Tampa defense and struggled to find openings all day. Receiver screens were ran early on in an attempt to draw the coverage up towards the line of scrimmage, but the Redskins never took advantage of this by throwing the ball deep. Moss was the target on a botched receiver screen that was tipped by Juran Bolden and intercepted by Simeon Rice. In the second half, Moss gained 47 yards on a perfect play call, as the pocket rolled to the right as the Bucs blitzed from the left. Moss started the game as a punt returner, but after muffing his first return he was pulled in favor of James Thrash. This was Moss' second worst game as a Redskin statistically, but that was mainly a result of the Buccaneers' defense more than anything he did badly.
Week 11 vs. OAK
Receiving: 4 / 53 / 0 on 6 targets
Moss was double and sometimes even triple covered by Raiders defenders, and he wasn't able to make a consistent impact. With no other wide receiver posing a threat, the Raiders had a safety and a cornerback on Moss at all times, sometimes even adding a linebacker to the mix. Moss made a nice catch early in the game on a fade route for a first down, but almost disappeared in the second half.
Week 12 vs. SD
Rushing: 1 / -8 / 0
Receiving: 6 / 65 / 1 on 6 targets
Moss was dropped for an eight yard loss on his first touch of the game, a run. He quickly made up for that by posting a quick touchdown reception midway through the second quarter. Moss was one of only two receivers running routes on the play, yet still managed to get open. He made a nice move in the secondary to badly beat Bhawoh Jue on the play, and then broke Jue's tackle to get himself into the end zone. Despite the quick start out of Moss, he was unable to sustain the momentum into the second half. He had two more receptions, but on his only two targets of the half. Washington really turned to the run in the second half, and Moss wasn't a very big part of the offense. Moss had a fumble early on in the game, but it went out of bounds just before any Chargers were able to pounce on it.
Week 13 vs. STL
Receiving: 3 / 58 / 0 on 8 targets
Santana Moss' productivity is down, due in part to the Redskins' lack of a viable second wide receiver and the conservatively coached game plan. After starting the season on a high note, Moss hasn't had a 100 yard game in the last six weeks and has scored only one touchdown over that same stretch of time. He managed only three catches for 58 yards in this game and was the recipient of a personal foul penalty when he let his frustration get the best of him.
Week 14 vs. ARI
Receiving: 7 / 56 / 0 on 10 targets
Moss was Mark Brunell's primary target and finished with seven catches for 56 yards. Moss dropped two key passes that would have extended drives for Washington. He was unable to break any long plays on the afternoon and his longest play of the day went for 21 yards.
Week 15 vs. DAL
Rushing: 1 / 3 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 73 / 0 on 6 targets
Moss made a great deep catch of 42 yards to the one yard line, just shy of the end zone. Moss made a nice reception that set up Mike Sellers' touchdown.
Week 16 vs. NYG
Receiving: 5 / 160 / 3 on 7 targets
Moss had a phenomenal game. He had three touchdown catches. The first was a wide receiver screen he turned into a 17 yard score. The other two were deep passes, one each from Brunell and Ramsey. He averaged over 30 yards a catch.
Week 17 vs. PHI
Receiving: 4 / 83 / 0 on 5 targets
Moss had a relatively quiet game, as he managed only four catches and did not find the end zone. He did contribute a 54 yard catch on a deep sideline route that set up a short Portis touchdown. Moss also attracted a lot of attention from Eagles' defenders downfield even when he wasn't targeted, creating opportunities for his teammates.