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Week 1 vs. OAK
Receiving: 3 / 88 / 1 on 4 targets
On his TD catch, Washington did a beautiful job finding an opening in zone defense. He was wide open for the perfectly thrown deep pass. He seems to be Young's favourite target, albeit in a run heavy offense.
Week 2 vs. PIT
Receiving: 4 / 34 / 1 on 9 targets
Washington was quite for most of the game, but was a big part of the fourth quarter comeback attempt of the Titans. He and Collins were not on the same page, and early in the fourth, he was late breaking for two consecutive sideline routes. The second was picked off, but Collins continued to look for him, especially on the final two drives. His TD catch was at the goal line, where the Steeler defense was obviously tired and the game was almost over. Washington broke outside, and beat his defender to the open field for the easy TD reception.
Week 3 vs. NYG
Receiving: 3 / 30 / 0 on 5 targets
Washington has always been the kind of receiver just waiting to get behind the secondary of a defense and provide a spark. Though he had some nice catches, he failed to connect deep with Young on two occasions, only by a yard or two at most. Washington managed to hold on to the ball after a big hit over the middle, but really could have looked more impressive if he was able to haul in some of Young's deep attempts.
Week 4 vs. DEN
Receiving: 4 / 42 / 0 on 5 targets
Washington's biggest contribution to his team came on a
big pass interference penalty from CB Bailey down the field.
Washington did little else, as Young was kept his eyes on the short
and intermediate routes.
Week 5 vs. DAL
Receiving: 1 / 24 / 1 on 7 targets
Washington finished the day with only one catch, but it was a great one. On the play, Washington lined up on the right side of the field and ran a "go" route as the ball was snapped. Quarterback Vince Young rolled out to the right and heaved the ball to the back right corner of the endzone where Washington brought it down for the score despite being interfered with. Washington was also targeted downfield two other times in the game as the Titans are seemingly making a habit out of throwing the ball deep to him multiple times each week.
Week 6 vs. JAX
Receiving: 1 / 9 / 0 on 2 targets
Washington was not very involved but did draw pass interference penalty in addition to his nice snatch on an 8 yard slant.
Week 7 vs. PHI
Receiving: 1 / 7 / 0 on 4 targets
Nate Washington had just one catch on three targets, a short seven yard grab in the second quarter. He was also targeted deep early in the game but the ball was easily intercepted by safety Quintin Mikell of the Eagles. Washington may be pushed down the depth chart behind breakout star Kenny Britt and also Justin Gage when healthy.
Week 8 vs. SD
Receiving: 4 / 117 / 1 on 9 targets
With Kenny Britt hobbled with a hamstring injury, Washington was the team's top deep threat in the passing game. He only caught four balls, but made them count. The biggest play of course, was a wide open 71-yard touchdown catch down the seam, a result of busted coverage by the Chargers secondary. He added a nice leaping grab along the sideline, and a big gain on a crossing route over the middle. Late in the game, he had a step on his man in the corner of the end zone for what would have been a potential game-tying touchdown, but it was slightly overthrown.
Week 10 vs. MIA
Receiving: 3 / 26 / 1 on 9 targets
Washington was the beneficiary of Moss, as both Collins and Young looked his way often. He made a beautiful catch on a lob by Vince as he jumped high in the air, caught the ball and got both feet in bounds.
Week 11 vs. WAS
Receiving: 5 / 117 / 0 on 9 targets
Washington is the #1 WR in this offense and looked like it ever since Britt went down. Although Moss gets the attention and the coverage, Washington makes plays for his QB and runs every route available on the route tree. He caught a nice comeback early in the game showing nice concentration, as he bobbled the catch and almost dropped it. Washington really helped out Young on a deep pattern that was thrown incorrectly over the middle by breaking his route off and catching the errant pass. He also had a nice seam catch and was able to hold on after taking a big hit from a WAS defender, Washington is the guy who will get 1 on 1 match up and he will win a lot of them.
Week 12 vs. HOU
Rushing: 1 / -8 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 10 / 0 on 4 targets
Nate Washington had a poor game against the Texans on Sunday. He was the target of an errant deep pass by Rusty Smith that was intercepted by Grover Quinn. Later in the first half, he received the ball on a double-reverse and was tackled for an eight yard loss. He did have a 10 yard reception long after the game had been decided. Otherwise, like most of the Titans offensive players, he had minimal impact on the game.
Week 13 vs. JAX
Receiving: 3 / 40 / 0 on 6 targets
Washington suffered from early drop but recovered to make a few nice sideline grabs in tight coverage. Late in the game against some soft coverage he made another reception. Could have had a better game but his QB had a hard time getting him the ball while open.
Week 14 vs. IND
Receiving: 3 / 48 / 0 on 7 targets
Washington's role is clearly reduced with Britt in the line-up. He made a terrific side-line catch; leaping with outstretched arms for the all but then dropped a key third down pass as he let the ball bounce off his chest. Washington remains an inconsistent receiver but gets the targets as he can play well on the outside. Washington made some other nice catches on out routes but Collins was looking elsewhere for most of the game and Washington is not a red zone target.
Week 15 vs. HOU
Receiving: 2 / 20 / 1 on 4 targets
Washington wasn't heard from often in this one, but made his mark early with a TD catch on a quick hit over the middle. He was a deep target in the second quarter, but had no chance to get to the ball. Later in the game, Washington made an acrobatic catch near the goal line but failed to keep both feet in bounds.
Week 16 vs. KC
Receiving: 3 / 37 / 0 on 6 targets
Washington was option 4 in this game, making a few short receptions, but not making any kind of a significant impact in the game.
Week 17 vs. IND
Receiving: 1 / 38 / 0 on 4 targets
Washington got deep on one play, a 38 yard grab down the right sideline. Washington is no longer a primary threat on this team, but has been relegated to an occasional deep threat, which better suits his abilities.