WR Santana Moss - Free Agent
|5-9, 185||Born: 6-1-1979||College: Miami||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2001|
2014 Week 13 vs IND (3 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Santana Moss came into the game when DeSean Jackson left in the second half with a bad leg injury. He caught his three targets all in garbage time with Washington trailing by 22 points in hurry-up mode. They were his first targets all year.
2014 Week 14 vs STL (5 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)
Santana Moss stepped into the starting lineup in place of the injured DeSean Jackson and looked spry for an aging veteran. Moss still is a savvy route runner and has short area quickness even if he isn't challenging very deep. His 43 yards were second on the team behind Pierre Garcon.
2014 Week 15 vs NYG (1 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Santana Moss was not able to make much of an impact in the game, catching his lone target for 18 yards before getting ejected from the game cursing out a referee for the dubious overturning of RG3's TD run to end the first half.
2014 Week 17 vs DAL (5 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Santana Moss finished as the day with three receptions, third most on the team. Moss was invisible earlier in the year but stepped up in the past few weeks as a reliable third target in the Washington passing game.
2013 Week 1 vs PHI (9 / 5 / 54 / 0 rec)
When the Redskins need first downs, there seems to be no pass-catcher Robert Griffin III trusts more than Santana Moss. Moss moved the chains four times for Washington, the final time being on third-and-two with a catch in an incredibly tight coverage window. Moss fell backward but dragged his feet to complete the catch for a first down. He was also the intended target on a Robert Griffin III interception; Moss ran a deep crossing route and Griffin heaved the ball into coverage, where it was easily picked off. While Moss is a quality slot receiver for a run-first team that has the full and complete trust of his quarterback, he remains a tertiary option in the Washington offense for now. Leonard Hankerson and Jordan Reed stood out more as contributors.
2013 Week 2 vs GB (5 / 3 / 41 / 1 rec)
Moss was Robert Griffin III's rabbit's foot in the end zone in 2012, and Week Two against the Packers was more of the same. While Moss saw many more snaps than usual since Washington was forced to play catch-up, he made the most of them - including finding the end zone on a questionable touchdown with roughly eight minutes to play. Moss saw all of his work come out of the slot, running short and underneath routes for Griffin, operating as a third checkdown option for the ailing signal-caller. Redskins fans and fantasy owners should expect more of the same from Moss for the rest of 2013 - sure hands and crisp routes, but being a tertiary player in the offense at best.
2013 Week 3 vs DET (9 / 7 / 77 / 0 rec)
A conservative air attack, coupled with the Redskins' new normal of playing from behind afforded another decent day at FedEx Field for the veteran Moss. He tallied nine targets, second to Pierre Garcon, and had no trouble working the soft spots in Detroit's zone coverage. Moss still has plenty left in the tank, evidenced by his ability to get off the line and find uncovered portions of the middle of the field and the flat. Averaging eleven yards per pass, Moss continued his magician-like ways of reeling in tight passes in tighter coverage and getting extra yards afterwards. Moss seems, so far, to lack the preternatural ability to find the end zone that he had last season, but then again, so has the rest of the Washington offense. Indeed, even if the Redskins mount something of a turnaround, it will be through the ground game, and Moss cannot provide much help in that department. As the score goes, so goes Santana Moss.
2013 Week 8 vs DEN (5 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Moss caught two of his five targets, one of them a desperation dump-off from Robert Griffin III that Moss managed to turn into a first down. Griffin targeted Moss in the end zone in the second quarter, though the pass was errant.
2013 Week 10 vs MIN (3 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Moss' involvement on the Redskins offense is greatly diminished from 2012, when Robert Griffin III trusted him much more on third downs and in the red zone. With Leonard Hankerson and Jordan Reed filling those roles now, Moss sees but a few targets each game, and sometimes none at all. On Washington's final play of the game - a last-ditch effort to tie the game in Minnesota - Robert Griffin III threw a fade pass to Moss in the back left corner of the end zone. Despite a Vikings' defensive back's hands in his face, Moss caught Griffin's pass, but failed to get two feet down in the end zone to complete the catch for the touchdown.
2013 Week 12 vs SF (4 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
Moss caught a key third-and-nine pass from Robert Griffin III for an eighteen-yard gain that sustained a drive to set up a Kai Forbath field goal. Like the rest of the Redskins offense, he had an otherwise putrid night, but still saw more snaps that usual out of the slot with Jordan Reed on the shelf.
2013 Week 13 vs NYG (1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec, 1 / 10 / 0 rush)
The Redskins used Moss as a pitch back when they ran option plays against the Giants. He was not involved much in the passing game - only one target - and returned punts against the Giants.
2013 Week 14 vs KC (6 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Moss earned a few looks as Robert Griffin III's checkdown receiver, but little else. He was not involved in option plays - the Redskins did not run the double or triple option against the Chiefs - like he was last week against the Giants.
2013 Week 15 vs ATL (9 / 8 / 64 / 1 rec)
In his thirteenth season, Moss had by far his best game of the season with Kirk Cousins under center. Targeted a whopping (for him) nine times - second only to Pierre Garcon's ten - Moss looked able and spry out of the slot. He ran a three-yard out route into the Atlanta end zone to catch his first touchdown since Week Two to bring the Redskins within one point of Atlanta with less than a minute to go. Moss appeared rejuvenated with Cousins under center, though perhaps it was Cousins' tendency to read Moss as the checkdown option and fire away. Moss did lose two fumbles against the Falcons, though Atlanta only generated three points from the two turnovers. Left for dead with Robert Griffin III leading the Redskins, Moss looked the part of a serviceable slot receiver on the road in Atlanta.
2012 Week 1 vs NO (5 / 3 / 47 / 0 rec)
The veteran wideout hauled in three receptions on five targets against the Saints. Moss's big play came on a Griffin scramble that resulted in a twenty-seven yard gain.
2012 Week 3 vs CIN (3 / 1 / 3 / 1 rec)
The veteran wideout recorded the Redskins' lone touchdown through the air against the Bengals on a three-yard pass from Robert Griffin III. It was Moss's lone reception on three targets. It appears his role in the Kyle Shanahan offense is marginal at best.
2012 Week 4 vs TB (4 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)
Moss's involvement in the Redskins passing game grew this week, as he caught three passes for thirty-three yards, including a fifteen yard catch-and-run. The veteran possession receiver remains a tertiary option in the Washington air attack, however, as Robert Griffin III looks to Fred Davis, Leonard Hankerson, and Josh Morgan more often.
2012 Week 5 vs ATL (5 / 2 / 80 / 1 rec)
Moss thrilled the home crowd with a seventy-seven yard catch and run for the Redskins' only offensive touchdown of the day. The Falcons' defensive coverage on Moss's touchdown was fairly laughable - no safeties dropped back to cover Moss, who caught a strike from Kirk Cousins in the middle of the field and flashed a burst of speed to the end zone. Moss's reception gave the Redskins a three-point lead early in the fourth quarter. Moss led the Redskins in receiving with eighty yards on two catches. Through five weeks, Moss leads all Redskins receivers with two receiving touchdowns.
2012 Week 6 vs MIN (4 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)
The Vikings were very effective in shutting down the pass. Moss is clearly a step or two slower and has issues breaking separation but most of the issues were because the Vikings managed to shut the pass down. The Redskins, including Moss will bounce back next time out and it's only a matter of time before a team focuses on Griffin and Morris and the pass opens up a bit more though it will not ever be in the same vein as the Saints or Packers.
2012 Week 7 vs NYG (4 / 3 / 67 / 2 rec)
Santana Moss only had 3 catches on Sunday but 2 of them went for big touchdown plays. Moss was the recipient of a short screen pass on the outside and he was able to scamper into the endzone for the early touchdown. Moss was aided by outstanding blocking from the Redskins who led the path for the WR. Moss was later able to blow by rookie CB Hosely for the deep touchdown pass. Moss got a step in front of him and got a terrific pass from QB Griffin for the big play. Moss's only other play came on a pass late on the final drive but he coughed the ball up as a fumble which ended the Redskins chance at a comeback. Moss is benefitting hugely from the massive upgrade at QB the Redskins got in the off season but he still could easily get lost in this offense when/if WR Garcon returns. The Redskins have a strong commitment to the running game with RB Morris having a very successful year also which could further hurt the production of Moss. Moss is sometimes only productive when he is involved with a big play downfield for a touchdown but he still possesses the above average speed that has made him well known in the NFL.
2012 Week 8 vs PIT (9 / 4 / 21 / 1 rec)
Despite being the "veteran presence" that's supposed to right the ship and make plays for a struggling team, Moss was the biggest culprit of all with the drops. On a couple occasions, he was working the short middle of the field (perhaps a place he's not that comfortable with due to spending most of his career running deep routes). And on some of those, he was hit from behind by a fast-closing defender as the ball arrived. But to drop multiple passes in the same game - let alone the same drive - means he wasn't on his game. Moss will continue to be a preferred "safe" target, though - as evidenced by the trust shown when they called a 4th-and-goal pass for him from the two-yard line. Utilizing Moss on quick-hitters and in the screen game will be the most effective to use Moss going forward. Washington's offense suits those strengths.
2012 Week 11 vs PHI (1 / 1 / 61 / 1 rec)
Moss caught one pass, but it was easily the highlight of the game. Completely bracketed as he ran downfield toward the Philadelphia end zone, Moss caught a deep ball from Robert Griffin III and dragged the Eagles covering him for the remaining yardage, resulting in a sixty-one yard pass play and a Redskins touchdown. Admittedly, the play could have also resulted in an interception and a touchback, as Moss had defenders slathered all over him. That Moss was able to bring in the ball and control the catch was a tremendous effort of will and sent FedEx Field into a fever pitch.
2012 Week 12 vs DAL (5 / 4 / 42 / 1 rec)
Moss remains something of a lucky rabbit's foot for Robert Griffin III, always there when the rookie quarterback needs him the most. Accumulating a modest forty-two receiving yards on four catches, Moss exhibited some veteran savvy in his most important grab, as six yard touchdown catch. Seeing his young quarterback under pressure, Moss came back to the ball in the end zone and gave Griffin an open man to hit. With coverage around him, Moss managed to keep both feet in bounds and control the catch as the pass traveled behind him. With under ten seconds to go in the second quarter, Moss's touchdown catch gave the Redskins a twenty-five point advantage over the Cowboys in the first half.
2012 Week 14 vs BAL (4 / 3 / 52 / 0 rec)
With the Redskins no longer in such dire straits at the receiver position that Moss is their go-to pass-catcher, Moss continues to post modest numbers as a secondary option out of the slot. The veteran wideout caught three balls for fifty-two yards through the air, including an impressive thirty-one yard grab on a deep crossing route. His performance against the Ravens made it clear that his skills as a route-runner and pass-catcher have not diminished, but the presence of more physically gifted receivers on the Washington roster makes Moss a tertiary receiver in the air attack. Moss tied Joshua Morgan for third in targets on the team with four.
2012 Week 15 vs CLE (6 / 5 / 57 / 0 rec)
Moss caught five passes for fifty-seven yards working out of the slot for the Redskins. The veteran wideout ran short crossing routes, slants, and curls as a short option in the Washington passing game. Moss did fumble the ball late in the fourth quarter with the Redskins up ten, but Pierre Garcon recovered the fumble. Moss remains one of the Redskins' most accomplished route-runners, but at this point his career he is buried on Washington's depth chart.
2012 Week 16 vs PHI (3 / 2 / 26 / 1 rec, 1 / 12 / 0 rush)
The veteran receiver showed his nose for the end zone once again, catching a twenty-two yard pass from Robert Griffin III to put the Redskins up by fourteen late in the third quarter. Running a flag route toward the left side of the Eagles' end zone, Moss hauled in a perfectly thrown pass from Griffin over his shoulder, all while dragging his left foot to complete the catch. The touchdown was Moss's eighth score of the year. He finished the game against the Eagles with two receptions for twenty-six yards on three targets, adding twelve yards on the ground off an end-around.
2012 Week 17 vs DAL (4 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Moss snagged two balls for twenty-two yards on four targets as a secondary option in what passed for the Redskins' passing game in their Sunday night showdown against the Cowboys. The veteran receiver added one carry for two yards. With Washington having so much success on the ground - and the Cowboys defense relatively gassed from a Week Sixteen overtime game against the Saints - the Redskins opted to run, run, run over Dallas in lieu of putting the ball in the air.
2012 Week 18 vs SEA (5 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)
Moss functioned as a short-yardage passing game option for the Redskins, catching three passes for nineteen yards. Redskins quarterbacks targeted Moss five times. On Washington's penultimate drive, the officiating crew decided not to throw a flag on Seattle cornerback Marcus Trufant, whose contact with Moss before the Moss had a chance to make a play on the ball was arguably pass interference.
2011 Week 1 vs NYG (8 / 6 / 76 / 0 rec)
Santana Moss had a very solid day as always and easily is Grossman's favourite target in this offense. Moss was frequently given a cushion from the NYG defenders and caught many passes for first downs again soft zones on curl and out routes. Moss showed his leaping ability for a relatively small WR by hauling in a high pass from Grossman over the middle. Moss also showed his veteran savvy skills and clutch nature with a diving conversion for a first down on 4th and short. Grossman found Moss all over the field and the two showed great chemistry with passes perfectly placed in stride and the duo picked up numerous first downs. Moss had a shot at a really big day as he got deep and behind the defender but Grossman underthrew him. He still has elite quickness and speed to threaten a defense and has all the confidence he needs from his Quarterback.
2011 Week 2 vs ARI (9 / 5 / 61 / 1 rec)
Moss was at first heavily targeted all over the field on first drive, then largely ignored in favor of the running game, Fred Davis, and Jabar Gaffney. In the final quarter, he got open on 4th and 3 for a catch in the end zone to bring the Redskins within 2 points. He will continue to get a number of targets and looked great when called upon. But also know that the Redskins showed that they're willing to lean on the running game as long as it's clicking, and with three other reliable targets, Moss's upside is limited.
2011 Week 3 vs DAL (8 / 5 / 70 / 0 rec)
Moss is a veteran WR who is Grossman's main target at that position. Moss made a couple of great cuts and left the cb's in the dust on out patterns of varying length. He's so quick in and out of his breaks, and makes it very difficult for defenders to stay with him. That being said, you wonder if he's lost that deep speed, as Grossman rarely took a shot downfield at him.
2011 Week 4 vs STL (10 / 5 / 39 / 1 rec)
Moss's day was just another day in the office; I was expecting to see them get him down field more. Ten targets are nice to see on paper but everything was underneath and it's not good to see his 50 percent success rate. I wonder if the catch rate and the type of routes Moss is running is showing the lack of faith the staff has got in Rex Grossman. The first play of the day started with a 13-yard completion on the sidelines, which would be his long of the day. Moss's touchdown was a six-yard fade in the back of the end zone showing of some good chemistry with Grossman. Moss did let a ball bounce right off his hands in the middle of the field allowing a defender to intercept the ball. Owners have to be left wanting a little bit more in the points department if not for the touchdown today would've been a larger disappointment.
2011 Week 6 vs PHI (6 / 2 / 38 / 0 rec)
No one was more frustrated early in this game than Santana Moss. He dropped his first target, although it was a terrible throw. He fell down on his second target and never had a chance. He was overthrown on a 4 yard pass, meant just to get him involved, and his body language looked terrible at this point. The positive side of Moss is, when the ball gets in his hand, he turns it right back on. It took multiple defenders to bring him down on both of his catches later in the game and he definitely saw a change in energy when Beck came in the game.
2011 Week 7 vs CAR (2 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Santana Moss, like Hightower, left the game early due to a hand injury. In the first few minutes Beck got Moss involved with a quick screen pass and a dig route over the middle off play action. Moss' injury is a damaging blow to the Redskins' passing attack and after his injury Beck favored Fred Davis and Jabar Gaffney for the most part.
2011 Week 12 vs SEA (7 / 4 / 29 / 0 rec)
Moss had good timing with Grossman and looked like he hadn't missed a beat on the short routes; however, he wasn't doing a lot of the extra things he normally does and looked lost on the deep route. He had very little yards after catch and dropped two passes you would expect him to catch. One was a deep ball that hit him right between the numbers and the other was a little high but went through his hands. Moss also fell down on a deep ball that turned into an INT.
2011 Week 13 vs NYJ (12 / 5 / 42 / 0 rec)
Moss had an ok first half with three catches on five targets for 27 yards but like the rest of the receivers had no real chance to break free for a long gain. In the second half, Moss was targeted seven times but could only reel in two more catches, a result of tough coverage by the Jets' secondary unit even though he wasn't deemed enough of a threat to have Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis assigned to him. Moss seems to be suffering no ill effects from his broken hand after the last two games, although he did drop a sure first down late in the game when the Redskins needed to drive and score. Moss may see more action, but also more attention, while tight end Fred Davis is suspended.
2011 Week 14 vs NE (9 / 3 / 81 / 1 rec)
Moss dropped a ball early from QB Rex Grossman, but later would make one of the biggest plays of the game, a 49-yard TD reception from fellow WR Brandon Banks. Banks threw the ball deep down the left sideline after he was handed the ball on the reverse. Moss made the catch on the underthrown ball, eluding one defender and then watching him wipe out another defender when the two New England DB's collided, walking into the end zone with ease. Moss later made a nifty spin move to convert a 3rd down early in the second half and a few other plays to keep the Redskins alive, but would ultimately cost them the game with a couple of critical mistakes on their final 3 plays. Moss was flagged for offensive pass interference on what would have been a game-tying TD. Two plays later, Moss had a reception stripped away and into the hands of New England LB Jerod Mayo, sealing the Redskins' fate.
2011 Week 15 vs NYG (5 / 2 / 40 / 1 rec)
Rough start with Grossman off target but he was hit in stride going into the end zone on a beautiful pass play with Rex Grossman to start the 2nd quarter giving Washington a 10-0 lead at the time. Moss didn't have a lot of targets after Washington built up their lead.
2011 Week 16 vs MIN (10 / 4 / 46 / 0 rec)
Moss had a really disappointing day against this horrible secondary. Moss tried to work the middle of the field but often the linebackers roaming the middle were able to break up the pass plays. Grossman missed him a couple times with bad throws, and it just didn't come together for Moss on Saturday. He had a couple catches late in the game to salvage what would have been a really awful game. Moss was still the number one receiver in targets but with the emergence of Royster, the Redskins were more focused on the run today which also limited Moss's production.
2011 Week 17 vs PHI (9 / 3 / 45 / 0 rec)
Santana Moss and the entire redskin offense had a very average day offensively and looked to be on auto pilot for most of this game. Lacking a certain energy and focus / determination, they sleep walked through this game and only RB Royster made any big impact in the game. Moss started off the game on the wrong foot as he failed to make a play on a bomb pass from Grossman, as it hit his hands and fell to the dirt despite being very catchable. Moss was a target vs. the Eagle blitz and caught several short passes over the middle that went for first downs due to the void created by the blitz. Moss was also able to haul in a pretty strike over the middle of the field after play action from Grossman. The entire redskin offense looked very sluggish however and QB Grossman threw many straight incompletions that just reflected the half hearted effort on display.
2010 Week 1 vs DAL (9 / 6 / 77 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 2 vs HOU (13 / 10 / 89 / 0 rec, 1 / -8 / 0 rush)
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.
2010 Week 3 vs STL (8 / 6 / 124 / 1 rec)
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.
2010 Week 4 vs PHI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
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.
2010 Week 5 vs GB (12 / 7 / 118 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 6 vs IND (12 / 8 / 77 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 7 vs CHI (8 / 5 / 63 / 1 rec, 1 / -2 / 0 rush)
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.
2010 Week 8 vs DET (10 / 6 / 56 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 10 vs PHI (5 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 11 vs TEN (9 / 6 / 106 / 1 rec)
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.
2010 Week 12 vs MIN (7 / 5 / 40 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 13 vs NYG (7 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 14 vs TB (10 / 7 / 82 / 1 rec)
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.
2010 Week 15 vs DAL (13 / 8 / 72 / 2 rec, 2 / -1 / 0 rush)
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.
2010 Week 16 vs JAX (9 / 5 / 85 / 0 rec)
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.
2010 Week 17 vs NYG (12 / 9 / 74 / 0 rec)
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.
2009 Week 1 vs NYG (5 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)
Moss is the clear #1 option at wideout for the Redskins, but the problem with that designation is that the other teams got that memo too. The Giants either put their best cover corner or rolled double coverage to Moss all game, limiting him all game to just two catches for six scant yards. Until other options start to step up with some consistency to warrant better coverage from the opposition, expect Santana Moss to struggle against above average defenses.
2009 Week 2 vs STL (6 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
Moss was stifled by the Rams as the defense took away the Redskins' top wideout in Week 2. Moss had one longer pass of 21 yards but that was by far his highlight for the game as the Redskins were only afforded a shorter passing game all day. Moss also fumbled after a short catch, costing the Redskins another scoring chance in St. Louis territory. Jason Campbell was not fully on track and neither he nor Moss could get on the same page.
2009 Week 3 vs DET (14 / 10 / 178 / 1 rec)
Santana Moss had his best game of the season, and was the one bright spot on the Redskin offense. He worked the field well, finding the soft spots over the middle of the field, and working the inside out corner to perfection, including the 57 yard TD pass that was the biggest play of the game. In the third quarter, he continued to bite off big chunks of yards, like a 22 yard catch and run early in the 3rd and a nice 21 yard grab with only five minutes to go. He drew the most attention on the final two possessions for the Redskins, and Campbell was forced to check down to other receivers and his running backs, and he did have a nice 16 yard reception with under a minute to play. In general, Moss was the player of the game, although it was in a losing effort for the Redskins.
2009 Week 4 vs TB (4 / 2 / 74 / 1 rec)
Moss wasn't targeted often in this one, but he made them count. He had a catch to convert a long first down, and put a textbook double move on Aqib Talib to get wide open for his long TD. Moss still has the quicks and speed to make any cornerback look silly.
2009 Week 5 vs CAR (6 / 4 / 44 / 0 rec)
Santana Moss was Jason Campbell's most targeted receiver against the Panthers. Moss caught one deep ball for a 23 yard gain and had a second deep pass fall incomplete. Otherwise, Moss was relegated to catching 6 and 7 yard slants and screens wherein he was quickly wrapped up by the Panthers' man coverage. Moss was targeted on a 4th and 3 play in the 4th quarter but was well covered by Thomas Davis and couldn't make the reception for what would turn out to be a critical stop for the Panthers.
2009 Week 6 vs KC (4 / 1 / 42 / 0 rec)
Moss snagged a beautiful deep ball in the third quarter that was good for a 42-yard gain. That highlight was all she wrote for Moss' day, as he dropped a deep strike from Jason Campbell that would have added at least 35 more yards to his day and could easily have been a 59-yard touchdown. Moss is tough to start with Jason Campbell and the Redskins struggling, and now an angry Philadelphia Eagles team heading their way next week.
2009 Week 7 vs PHI (9 / 6 / 74 / 0 rec)
Moss salvaged a decent night with a few garbage time catches, and some excellent efforts earlier in the game, including a spinning catch and a few catches that allowed him to show off his run after catch skills. Moss had an end zone target, but it glanced off of his hands - although the defender might have gotten a finger on it or slightly interfered with Moss. His quicks, speed, hands and routes all look as good as ever, but the offense is not running close to smoothly enough to make Moss the fantasy force he has been in the past.
2009 Week 9 vs ATL (8 / 5 / 47 / 0 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Moss continues to languish as the most dangerous player in a non-threatening offense. There was little there against the swarming Falcons defense on his early quick targets near the line of scrimmage. Moss did make some tackles miss on his end around and a second-half short target, and he made a good bid on a deep ball by Todd Collins into double coverage. The speed, quickness, and precision in Moss's game are all still there, but the surrounding offense to make him a productive fantasy receiver every week is not.
2009 Week 10 vs DEN (4 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Moss was bottled up most of the day by either Andre Goodman or Champ Bailey. Jason Campbell was unwilling to take many chances against this secondary, and thus Moss was held to just a couple of catches. The second half gameplan didn't include much passing either as the Redskins wanted to push around the Denver defense with their ground game.
2009 Week 11 vs DAL (7 / 5 / 38 / 0 rec)
Santana Moss had another lackluster performance against Dallas in Week 11, catching five balls but racking up just 38 yards. Moss had one catch for more than 10 yards, a 17-yard gain on a crossing route in the second quarter. With Washington struggling to throw the ball down field and Jason Campbell's offensive line not giving him much time, Moss's big play ability and upside is very limited.
2009 Week 12 vs PHI (9 / 4 / 28 / 1 rec)
Santana Moss is supposed to be a big play wideout for the Redskins, opening up the passing game by stretching the defense with his long routes. Well, this really only works well when the deep targets actually are on target from your quarterback, and right now this is not the case in Washington. Moss did manage to get into the end zone on an easy 4-yard slant route at the goal line, but aside from that grab Moss did not put up good numbers once again for a struggling Redskin passing game.
2009 Week 13 vs NO (10 / 5 / 68 / 0 rec)
Moss mostly worked short routes where he tried to make tacklers miss after the catch (sometimes with success), and he did get free deep once, with the help of an excellent pump fake by Campbell. He did also have a bad drop in the red zone. With the rest of the targets in the pass offense and Campbell all playing well, Moss's value could peak during the fantasy playoffs.
2009 Week 14 vs OAK (8 / 4 / 58 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Moss had the unfortunate task of being covered by a top shutdown corner (Asomugha) but finished as the most productive Redskins receiver. Moss wasn't really effective until late in the game after Asomugha suffered an injury - and Campbell made a point of getting him the ball more often in the final quarter. Moss came through with a couple of clutch plays, which played a big part in sealing the victory.
2009 Week 15 vs NYG (6 / 3 / 55 / 0 rec)
Moss was held in check for the most part (like the rest of the Redskins offense) in week 15 by the Giants hard charging pass rush. Moss broke free for a long reception of 46 yards from backup QB Todd Collins late in the 2nd quarter, but he was otherwise very quiet this week. As noted before, Moss makes plays when called upon but in this offense there just isn't much to work with.
2009 Week 16 vs DAL (11 / 8 / 92 / 0 rec)
Moss hasn't had much of a chance to share his ware's this season, however in week 16 Moss made an impact with his speed and after the catch running abilities. He was targeted often in both long and short routes throughout the game, finishing the game as the Redskins most targeted receiver and led the team in catches and yards as well. It's a shame that Moss doesn't play in a better offense; he would more than likely be an impact player for fantasy owners.
2009 Week 17 vs SD (9 / 6 / 55 / 0 rec)
Moss gave his all going up high for an errant pass and using his speed and quickness to get yards after short catches. He even tipped a second high pass to himself for a nice gain. Moss's drop in production this year is mostly due to offensive problems by the Redskins.
2008 Week 1 vs NYG (10 / 5 / 37 / 1 rec)
Moss had two uncatchable passes thrown to him in the first half but was able get open on a short route over the middle and scored a touchdown with 13 seconds left in the first half. Moss caught the ball on the Giants' six yard line and was able to use his speed to get to the goal line for Washington's only score of the game. Moss' only other scoring opportunity came late in the game when he had another pass thrown to him in the back of the end zone, but the ball went over his head. The Redskins rarely went deep in this game except for late in the game when they were behind. Most of Moss' receptions were on short, quick routes, and he only caught half the passes thrown to him.
2008 Week 2 vs NO (9 / 7 / 164 / 1 rec, 1 / 27 / 0 rush)
Moss had a near perfect game. He was a thorn in the sides of the Saints secondary the entire game. He displayed his outstanding speed and after the catch abilities. He and Campbell were on the same page all game long and eventually hooked up for the game winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Another key play came was the fourth and two that Campbell showed his confidence in Moss and called a slant which was easily converted for the first down and ended any hopes for the Saints.
2008 Week 3 vs ARI (10 / 7 / 75 / 1 rec)
Moss scores again. This is his sixth straight game with a touchdown. Moss was dangerous after the catch all game long. It seemed on every play he needed to be surrounded and gang tackled. Moss scored on a WR screen play, he patiently waited for his blocks before powering his way over a couple of defenders to find the end zone. He finished the day with seven balls for 75 yards and the one score.
2008 Week 4 vs DAL (14 / 8 / 145 / 0 rec)
Moss was dominant yet again. He went for an impressive 121 yards but he had his touchdown streak ended. He came close late in the game to scoring a TD but could not get his feet in bounds on a fade route. His early game success came from the shorter routes and his ability to run after the catch. Later in the game where the Cowboys defenders were jumping routes, he burnt a Dallas defender on a double move for a big gain deep into Cowboys territory. Moss was certainly the focal point of the passing game with him being targeted 13 times.
2008 Week 5 vs PHI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Moss entered the game among the league leaders in receiving yardage. As a result, he was the focus of the Eagles' defensive game plan. Moss was frequently double covered and had a quiet game. His lone reception (12 yards) was called back due to a penalty. He dropped his other target early in the game; he was hit as the ball arrived.
2008 Week 6 vs STL (4 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Moss was not a factor for the second straight week in a row, hauling in just two catches for 22 yards. After a hot start to the season, Moss' drop-off could either be attributed to a larger focus from opposing defenses or a portion of the West Coasts philosophy of spreading the ball out to all available wide outs. In the interests of paying attention to what was shown on this past Sunday, it's definitely more likely to be the former.
2008 Week 7 vs CLE (7 / 4 / 75 / 1 rec)
Moss ran mostly short and intermediate routes, and displayed excellent quickness and speed after securing the catch. He gained yards after each reception, including his touchdown reception. Moss used his quickness to great advantage by running excellent routes and connected with Campbell very well on timing routes.
2008 Week 8 vs DET (11 / 9 / 140 / 1 rec)
There are probably high fantasy expectations owners have when they play an NFL team's #1 WR against the woeful Detroit pass defense. Whatever those expectations might be, Moss certainly met them, and it began on the first play of the game as he hauled in a 20 pass along the left sideline. Sixty minutes later, he had ended the game as QB Jason Campbell's favorite target, and not only notched 140 receiving yards and a TD, he added a second TD on an electrifying 80 yard fourth quarter spinning-and-weaving punt return for a score. Up until that return, Detroit had been giving the Redskins a fight - indeed Washington had only managed to take the lead in the game for the first time with less than 5 minutes remaining in the third quarter. Washington took that lead on Moss' receiving score where he scooped in a 25 yard pass along the right sideline and then outran the pursuing defensive backs to make it into the end-zone.
2008 Week 9 vs PIT (7 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Moss had a quiet night averaging only seven yards on two catches. Moss wasn't in the game for much of the second half through he was the intended receiver on a fourth quarter pass with four and half minutes left in the game.
2008 Week 11 vs DAL (11 / 5 / 29 / 0 rec)
The game plan for the Redskins seemed similar to the first time these two teams played. The plan seemed to be very simple, run the ball with Clinton Portis and attack corner Terrance Newman. Newman and Moss battled all night long with Moss losing more then he won. Moss caught five of his 11 targets for only 29 yards. Most of his catches on the day were slant routes and wide receiver screens. Campbell threw a deep to Moss were he had Newman by a half step but the ball was dropped.
2008 Week 12 vs SEA (8 / 4 / 72 / 0 rec)
Moss is showing some signs of frustration with the offense and his contribution. He was flagged for an unnecessary roughness penalty for punching one of the Seahawk defensive backs. Moss was able to generate 74 yards receiving on just four receptions. It appears that he is struggling to get off of the line in press coverage and is seeing more it lately. Also, the lack of time in the pocket for Campbell is hurting the vertical passing game which Moss excels in.
2008 Week 13 vs NYG (8 / 4 / 55 / 0 rec)
Santana Moss had a quiet day as he could not get open against cornerbacks Aaron Ross or Corey Webster. Blanketed for most of the game, Moss saw a team high nine looks come his way but could only manage four receptions. He was targeted on a few deep balls which Campbell misfired on badly and was unable to make the big play downfield that he is known for. On his underneath routes there seemed to be a Giants defender always close to Moss, able to break up the play.
2008 Week 14 vs BAL (7 / 4 / 48 / 0 rec)
WR Santana Moss was able to run well with the ball after the catch when given room but was unable to come up with a big play. He converted a first down from a screen pass on third and fifteen deep within the Redskins' own zone.
2008 Week 15 vs CIN (11 / 7 / 72 / 1 rec)
Despite a mediocre passing day from his QB Jason Campbell, Moss was still able to help his owners with a solid fantasy day. That was a clear result of his being Campbell's favorite target and the fact that it was Moss who finally managed to get the Redskins on the board late in the second half as he pulled down a ten yard dart in the end zone. Overall he was the lone real offensive bright spot on a bad day for Washington.
2008 Week 16 vs PHI (9 / 5 / 28 / 0 rec)
Moss did get a couple of red zone looks but was not able to make good on either opportunity. His best catch of the day was a leaping snag along the sidelines. He smartly helped out his quarterback Campbell by coming back towards the line of scrimmage for the ball. Moss was held to just 28 and has struggled of late generating much offense.
2008 Week 17 vs SF (11 / 6 / 68 / 0 rec)
With a run heavy offense and QB Jason Campbell struggling at times with his accuracy, Moss' opportunities to make plays were not that plentiful. While some of the blame for Moss only hauling in six of his 11 targets for 68 yards must fall on Campbell, Moss didn't do anything to help himself either as he also dropped or otherwise missed at least three catchable balls.
2007 Week 1 vs MIA (7 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
Moss led the team in targets, but only caught three balls as he suffered from some drops and some inaccurate passes from Campbell. He did not perform like a number one wide receiver
2007 Week 2 vs PHI (10 / 6 / 89 / 0 rec)
Moss caught two eight yard passes for first downs on first drive of the game. Moss caught a 48 yard pass down the right sideline when he beat his man deep and QB Jason Campbell hit him with a perfect deep ball. The reception set up the Redskins first field goal of the game. Moss was the Redskins most effective offense weapon in the first half as he had five receptions for 84 yards. Moss had a quiet second half but, could have had a much bigger game. He got wide open deep down the middle of the field in the fourth quarter on what would have been a 65 yard touchdown but, Campbell overthrew him.
2007 Week 3 vs NYG (8 / 3 / 82 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Moss had an average day catching three of his eight targets for 82 yards, including a 49 yard pass coming from Jason Campbell that set up the second Washington touchdown of the first half. Santana looked quick and was routinely behind the coverage on deep routes, however was only able to haul in one of his long looks from Campbell.
2007 Week 6 vs GB (6 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
After missing last week's game with a groin injury, Moss did start in this contest but turned in a dreadful performance. In addition to being held without a reception and dropping a couple of balls that hit him in the hands, his third quarter fumble on a reverse was returned 57 yards for a touchdown by CB Charles Woodson. In addition to the turnover in the third quarter, QB Jason Campbell's only interception of the game deflected off the hands of Moss into the arms of Woodson.
2007 Week 7 vs ARI (2 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Moss continues to be in a slump, posting just eight yards on two catches, both in the second quarter. He pulled himself out of last week's game after he didn't feel right and he wasn't much more effective in this game.
2007 Week 8 vs NE (11 / 6 / 41 / 0 rec)
Moss led the Redskins in targets and receptions, although most of the catches were for very short yardage. He was covered well by Asante Samuel and didn't break any big runs after the catch, which was clearly the purpose of the short dink and dunk passes from Campbell. Moss had a few drops and didn't seem to commit to making the catch at times.
2007 Week 9 vs NYJ (7 / 4 / 49 / 0 rec)
Moss led the Redskins in targets, but finished second in yardage. He was an afterthought in the first half, with five of his looks coming after halftime. Moss was primarily targeted on short and slant type routes.
2007 Week 11 vs DAL (11 / 9 / 121 / 1 rec)
Santana Moss returned from a heel injury, caught nine passes for 121 yards and a touchdown. On the play of the night, Jason Campbell found Moss streaking down the deep right sideline and Moss reached up with one hand and brought the ball in for a beautiful 32 yard gain. He was slightly overthrown in the end zone late in the fourth quarter, and two plays later Campbell threw an interception to essentially end the game. Even with the loss, it was a highly successful return to the lineup for Moss as he produced seven first downs for the Redskins, and was targeted 12 times in the game, four on deep routes. Amazingly, all of this production came in the second half, as his only first half target was a dropped ball.
2007 Week 12 vs TB (11 / 5 / 37 / 0 rec)
Moss was targeted 11 times, finishing with five receptions for 37 yards. Moss still looked to be struggling with his foot injury, and did not show any of the explosiveness he's capable of. He lost a fumble on Washington's first drive that led to a Tampa Bay touchdown, and two passes attempted for him were intercepted, including a red zone target on the team's final drive that ended the club's comeback attempt.
2007 Week 13 vs BUF (10 / 5 / 63 / 0 rec, 1 / 11 / 0 rush)
Moss had one of his better recent games. He seemed to play inspired ball in an attempt to honor his friend Sean Taylor. Moss finished second on the team in receptions and receiving yards, and frequently picked up key first downs and made tough grabs.
2007 Week 14 vs CHI (6 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)
Moss had two catches for 13 yards as the Redskins offense struggled mightily to score points in the first half. He only had one catch for 16 yards in the second half.
2007 Week 15 vs NYG (9 / 3 / 75 / 0 rec)
Moss served as the spark for the Redskins, catching two long passes and a short one for a total of 75 yards. He was targeted ten times, but only caught three of those balls.
2007 Week 16 vs MIN (6 / 4 / 71 / 1 rec)
Moss made a great leaping grab for a 32 yard touchdown in the second quarter. Todd Collins threw the ball to his back shoulder and he grabbed the ball out of the air before the well positioned defensive back could stop him.
2007 Week 17 vs DAL (11 / 8 / 115 / 1 rec)
Moss was Collins' favorite target, and as such led the team in all significant receiving stats. He caught a 42 yard bomb from Collins that scored Washington's game sealing touchdown.
2007 Week 18 vs SEA (14 / 6 / 68 / 1 rec)
Santana Moss caught six passes for 68 yards on 13 total targets. With the Redskins storming back in the fourth quarter, Moss caught a ball down the field in double coverage for a 30 yard touchdown, giving them the lead with 12 minutes left in the game. Moss also had a great leaping grab on third and eight that extended a Redskins drive a little later Unfortunately, Moss had two key drops, and was targeted on one of Todd Collins' interceptions where it looked as though he gave up on the ball. Marcus Trufant intercepted it and took it back for a 78 yard touchdown, putting the Seahawks up by 14 with five minutes to play.
2006 Week 1 vs MIN (4 / 3 / 69 / 0 rec, 3 / 28 / 0 rush)
Four targets is a misleading statistic for Moss. He also received the ball three times on laterals out to the wide left. He took the first of those for 23 yards on the Redskins' opening drive. Moss gained nine yards on third and six during the same drive. His biggest play of the day came on the Redskins' final possession of the first half. He was forced out of bounds before the ball was thrown, but he came back on to the field and made a 37 yard reception. Brunell found Moss in the end zone with a well thrown 27 yard pass, but Darren Sharper knocked it loose. On the Redskins' final drive, Moss made a 27 yard reception on the sideline with the clock running down.
2006 Week 2 vs DAL (6 / 4 / 69 / 0 rec, 1 / 19 / 0 rush)
Moss was shut down for the vast majority of the contest, but got loose with some big gains on the last drive of the game, making his finishing totals a bit more palatable. He also busted off a 19 yard rush on a reverse.
2006 Week 3 vs HOU (6 / 6 / 50 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Brunell's favorite target caught six passes for 50 yards, and also ran an end around for two yards.
2006 Week 4 vs JAX (8 / 4 / 138 / 3 rec)
Moss hit the home runs for the Redskins, turning three of his four receptions into scores. Moss showed his quickness and speed on all of the scoring plays, and took advantage on the rare occasions he was not double-covered by Jacksonville's defenders. Brunell looked for him often throughout this game despite the attention given him.
2006 Week 5 vs NYG (3 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Moss had season low targets, receptions, and yardage. Coming off of his fantastic week four performance, this was an unexpectedly disappointing performance. His first target was an incomplete deep pass in the end zone where he was flagged for offensive pass interference.
2006 Week 6 vs TEN (15 / 5 / 50 / 0 rec, 2 / 33 / 0 rush)
Moss began the game with two end around plays. The second play went for 35 yards as he cut it back to the middle of field using great vision and cutting ability to make a big play. QB Mark Brunell leaned heavily on Moss looking for him mostly with short slants, crossing patterns, and out routes. The Redskins hoped to get the ball to Moss in the open field so he could make plays with his legs. Moss was able to tie the game with a two point conversion in the fourth quarter. He made a good cut to get open crossing the back of the end zone giving Brunell an easy target. This was his only catch in the second half.
2006 Week 7 vs IND (6 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)
Moss had a disappointing game, seeing fewer targets than usual and finishing with only 20 yards on three receptions. He hurt the team in the first half when he was flagged for a personal foul that resulted in a missed Nick Novak field goal on the next play. Moss was targeted a couple times in the end zone, but couldn't haul in any scores. He left the game in the fourth quarter with a pulled hamstring.
2006 Week 10 vs PHI (7 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)
Moss had problems getting things going, as he was unable to get open in the first half except for a short out pass that picked up a first down for the Redskins. He was mostly targeted with screen passes and short slants, but was only able to make three catches for 17 yards, his worse totals of the season.
2006 Week 12 vs CAR (6 / 3 / 12 / 0 rec)
Moss was thrown to seven times, but was able to bring down only three balls for 12 yards. He seemed to move well enough and wasn't hampered by his past hamstring issues.
2006 Week 13 vs ATL (9 / 7 / 123 / 1 rec)
Moss scored Washington's first touchdown, a 42 yard pass which he caught at the three yard line between two defenders. Nobody touched him down, so he rolled into the end zone. His 123 receiving yards marks just the second game this season that Moss has gained more than 100 yards.
2006 Week 14 vs PHI (5 / 2 / 34 / 0 rec)
Moss started well with an 18 catch for a first down on his first chance of the game. He was targeted across the middle later in first quarter, but the pass was intercepted by LB Omar Gaither. He converted another target for 16 more yards and a first down prior to the half, but his fourth target before intermission was batted away by the defense. Moss had just one second half target, coming in the third quarter, on a deep attempt of more that 40 yards. The pass sailed well out of bounds, affording Moss no chance to make a play.
2006 Week 15 vs NO (10 / 3 / 37 / 1 rec)
Despite all of the attention he received, Moss didn't have that big of a game. In fairness, several of the passes intended for him were uncatchable, either bouncing at his feet or sailing wide. But if not for the early 31 yard touchdown reception, Moss' game would have been extremely quiet. On the score, he beat CB Mike McKenzie on a nice double move and Fred Thomas was late getting over to break it up. Moss did come close to finding the end zone late in the game. He caught a four yard pass in the fourth quarter that took him down to the New Orleans four yard line, but he was tackled almost immediately.
2006 Week 16 vs STL (6 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)
Moss was unable to get much going downfield, and caught just three balls for 29 yards. Washington failed to take many chances in the long passing game, where Moss has most of his success.
2006 Week 17 vs NYG (10 / 6 / 103 / 1 rec)
Moss saw his first target near the end of the first Washington drive. He ran a 12 yard in and did a good job of using his body to shield off the cornerback. On the following drive he made a great adjustment coming back to the ball on a deep pass from WR Antwaan Randle El for a 48 yard touchdown. He ran a very nice comeback route near the end of the first quarter creating great separation, but QB Jason Campbell missed him poorly skipping the pass into Moss on the play. He was also open down the left sideline on his next target off a swing route, but Campbell didn't get the ball out in front of him allowing him to utilize his speed. He caught three balls as the Redskins mounted a fourth quarter comeback attempt. One was a fantastic side line route where he barely kept his toes in bounds and secured the ball with one hand. Another was a deep in where he took a big hit from the safety but was still able to maintain possession.
2005 Week 1 vs CHI (9 / 4 / 96 / 0 rec)
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.
2005 Week 2 vs DAL (7 / 5 / 159 / 2 rec)
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.
2005 Week 4 vs SEA (12 / 6 / 87 / 0 rec)
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.
2005 Week 5 vs DEN (13 / 8 / 116 / 0 rec)
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.
2005 Week 6 vs KC (14 / 10 / 173 / 2 rec)
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.
2005 Week 7 vs SF (6 / 5 / 112 / 1 rec)
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.
2005 Week 8 vs NYG (9 / 4 / 34 / 0 rec)
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.
2005 Week 9 vs PHI (10 / 7 / 79 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
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.
2005 Week 10 vs TB (6 / 4 / 79 / 0 rec)
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.
2005 Week 11 vs OAK (6 / 4 / 53 / 0 rec)
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.
2005 Week 12 vs SD (6 / 6 / 65 / 1 rec, 1 / -8 / 0 rush)
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.
2005 Week 13 vs STL (8 / 3 / 58 / 0 rec)
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.
2005 Week 14 vs ARI (10 / 7 / 56 / 0 rec)
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.
2005 Week 15 vs DAL (6 / 2 / 73 / 0 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
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.
2005 Week 16 vs NYG (7 / 5 / 160 / 3 rec)
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.
2005 Week 17 vs PHI (5 / 4 / 83 / 0 rec)
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.