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Week 1 vs. DAL
Receiving: 6 / 77 / 0 on 9 targets
Moss was McNabb's go to receiver. Moss made catches on standard drop back passes, play action passes, and a WR screen. He and McNabb showed good chemistry when McNabb scrambled and connected with Moss for a first down. Moss was targeted in double coverage in the end zone but McNabb was not able to get it to him.
Week 2 vs. HOU
Rushing: 1 / -8 / 0
Receiving: 10 / 89 / 0 on 13 targets
Moss is clearly McNabb's favorite target. In this game, Moss was not used deep but rather as the guy that McNabb used to convert first downs. Moss flashed some run after catch ability on a WR screen. He showed his determination and athletic ability on a ball near the goal line that he jumped for and pulled in away from a defender.
Week 3 vs. STL
Receiving: 6 / 124 / 1 on 8 targets
Moss was able to get open in the Rams secondary for most of the day. Early, he made a catch over the middle but never brought it in tight and was stripped by a St. Louis defender which resulted in the ball being returned inside the five yard line. He was wide open on his 21 yard touchdown where McNabb rolled out to the right and threw back to the left side of the end zone for the touchdown. He was targeted deep a couple times and got open for a 56 yard reception.
Week 4 vs. PHI
Rushing: 1 / 5 / 0
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 1 targets
The Eagles game planned to take away Santana Moss, and they were quite effective with double coverage on Moss all game long. Moss had only one target and one five-yard end around carry for Week 4. Look for Moss to get back in the mix next week against Green Bay.
Week 5 vs. GB
Receiving: 7 / 118 / 0 on 12 targets
Moss was the 'go to' guy for the Redskins in this game, and he was the downfield threat that McNabb tried to get the ball to most often. The constant pressure of the Green Bay defense prevented many long pass attempts, but the biggest play of the game came when Moss was able to get behind the defensive secondary as McNabb was running for his life. McNabb heaved the ball down the field deep and Moss was able to come up with the big 52 yard play. Moss also came up big in the overtime period, catching back to back 18 and 11 yard receptions to start the overtime period for Washington. While the drive ended with a punt, it helped move the skins deeper down the field and put them in better position after Rodgers threw the interception. While Armstrong also drew some attention later in the game, Moss was the favorite target of McNabb and Moss finished as the game's top receiver both in receptions and yards.
Week 6 vs. IND
Receiving: 8 / 77 / 0 on 12 targets
Moss continues to be McNabb's go to WR catching passes all over the field and moving the chains often. McNabb doesn't really rely on Moss to stretch the field much as he leans on Armstrong and Galloway for those routes but Moss is looking as tough and sure-handed as ever. Once again Moss led his team in targets, catches, and yards in what is becoming a weekly theme. At this pace Moss could catch 100 passes this season and he remains vastly underrated in PPR circles.
Week 7 vs. CHI
Rushing: 1 / -2 / 0
Receiving: 5 / 63 / 1 on 8 targets
Santana Moss was once again Donovan McNabb's preferred downfield receiver, making 5 catches for 63 yards in the Redskins victory. His best catch came in the first quarter to give Washington it's first points on the day. On the play, Moss lined up on the left side of the field and ran a deep slant route in to single coverage. He was able to get the angle on the Bears corner and, lacking a safety to help across the middle, Moss was able to catch the ball in stride right as he crossed the goalline. Most of Moss's routes are coming on short, timing patterns where McNabb takes a 3 or 5 step drop before delivering the ball to a particular spot on the field.
Week 8 vs. DET
Receiving: 6 / 56 / 0 on 10 targets
Moss got few targets in this game and almost no downfield looks as his QB had no time to survey the field. He got a lot of garbage time catches and short routes from both McNabb and Grossman, but never was much of a factor when the game was still competitive.
Week 10 vs. PHI
Receiving: 3 / 28 / 0 on 5 targets
The usually very consistent Moss had his 2nd off night of the season in week 10. Moss started the game by missing a catchable ball (it went off his hands for an early INT when the Redskins needed to stop the bleeding.) He was held completely in check on 3rd downs (the Redskins were 0-10 on the night) and was essentially a non-factor for almost the entire game. Moss is still on target for almost 100 receptions this season and his speed and skills have not deteriorated at all.
Week 11 vs. TEN
Receiving: 6 / 106 / 1 on 9 targets
Moss enjoyed a nice day catching the ball from McNabb from a variety of routes. McNabb missed him downfield once early on, but was able to finally connect with him on a pass that would make any defender respect Moss' speed. His quickness is his main strength, using a double move to get huge separation in the end zone for his touchdown. Moss was otherwise a thorn in the side for TEN as he caught numerous first down passes and forced defenses to respect his speed.
Week 12 vs. MIN
Receiving: 5 / 40 / 0 on 7 targets
Moss worked the seam routes to perfection and got open a number of times. However, he had two devastating drops that really hurt the Skins. One was an incompletion that would have been a first and kept the chains moving. The second bounced off his hands and into the arms of a Vikings defender deep in Redskins territory. Both drops were crucial mistakes that played a large role in the Redskins loss.
Week 13 vs. NYG
Receiving: 2 / 24 / 0 on 7 targets
Moss didn't haul in a pass until late in the game. He was targeted earlier, including on a Terrell Thomas interception when the Giants defensive back had very good position on Moss, but McNabb threw it anyway. Other then that and his meager receptions, Moss was a complete non-factor.
Week 14 vs. TB
Receiving: 7 / 82 / 1 on 10 targets
Huge impact on the Washington Redskins 1st touchdown drive. He took some quick passes form McNabb and turned them into big gains. Moss took a short pass across the middle and managed to shake n bake his way for 22 yards. For an encore on that same drive he took the enxt short pass from McNabb and scooted up the sideline for 21 yards. Moss also came alive late in the game when Washington was driving to tie the football game. He went from the 9:00 of the 2nd quarter however all the way until almost the end of the 3rd quarter without a target. That seems terrible when he was having a solid day and making plays when his number was called. He caught what would have been the game tying score had the special team been able to convert the extra point. All in all a solid effort from Moss.
Week 15 vs. DAL
Rushing: 2 / -1 / 0
Receiving: 8 / 72 / 2 on 13 targets
Santana Moss and Rex Grossman showed excellent chemistry on Sunday against the Cowboys. While Moss was having a productive season with Donovan McNabb under center, Grossman appeared to more often get him the ball in stride so he could gain yardage after the catch. Moss ran a wide variety of routes against the Cowboys, from slants and screen passes to deep posts and hitches. The Redskins appeared intent on getting him the ball and Moss responded by using his quickness to find holes in the defense. Moss's most productive receptions came on bubble screens and quick slants where he received the ball off of quick, three step drops. He was targeted three times at the goalline, twice on quick slants (one touchdown) and once on a crossing pattern in the back of the endzone (another touchdown). The Cowboys tried to double-cover Moss early in the game but found that choice led to more deep completions for Anthony Armstrong. More problematic was the fact that Rex Grossman was getting Moss the ball long before the safety could close in, thus making the double-coverage ineffective. Moss's best catch of the day came on his second touchdown. On the play, he lined up in the slot and caught a quick slant from Rex Grossman at the 5 yard line, slid out of the grasp of a tackler, and darted in to the endzone for a touchdown.
Week 16 vs. JAX
Receiving: 5 / 85 / 0 on 9 targets
Moss looked very spry for a wide receiver over 30, sinking into soft spots in the zone and getting extra yards with quickness and speed. He also got open deep for a long catch and was targeted deep twice in the Jags end zone. One of those was Grossman's only INT on the day because he floated it instead throwing a flatter ball when Moss broke open for a split second. Moss produced like a WR1 down the stretch and he is a free agent, so it will be interesting to see where he lands and how big his role is in 2011.
Week 17 vs. NYG
Receiving: 9 / 74 / 0 on 12 targets
Even a WR like Moss seemed intent to forget about the sideline and to instead attack the middle of the field. Early in the game Grossman got him the ball with short passes and screens, with moderate success. Later in the game, Moss pushed the routes down the field further and he caught numerous passes over the middle against a soft and porous Giant secondary. Aided by some stellar accuracy from Grossman, he was a force to be reckoned with and picked up key first downs for his team. Grossman knew Moss would be open on many routes and was able to get the ball to him, as Moss used his speed and quickness to set up DB's for dig and out routes over the field. Moss played a very solid game but unfortunately fumbled the ball late in the game as he did not secure the ball well enough as a Giants LB punched it out. This fumble proved costly as the Redskins were only down by a small margin but it was symptomatic of the team and not a lot of blame can be put on Moss considering his body of work for the game as a whole.