D.C. loses to Buffalo 4-3 in shootout
Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (55) runs past New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (51) during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2017, in Arlington, Va.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (Photo: The Associated Press)D.C.’s defense, though, got what it needed from a well-matched offense to pull off a wild win in overtime.
Morris had five catches for 107 yards and a touchdown and Edelman added eight catches for 103 yards and another score for the Patriots, who have lost five of six.
The Patriots have lost six of eight games and are tied for last in the AFC East with New England.
Morris finished with three catches for 52 yards, and Edles had one catch for 21 yards and one touchdown.
“We got the first down and they threw it away,” Washington cornerback Darqueze Dennard said.
“It was just a great effort from the defense.
It was one of those games where you’ve got to come out and play like it’s supposed to be.
It just shows that we’re all-in on this one.”
Edelman was also the first player to score a touchdown for the Redskins since Edelman had a 30-yard touchdown catch with 11:02 left in the first quarter.
“I’m just happy for him,” Morris said.
The Redskins had won six of seven.
“That’s the best feeling in the world.
We’re going to have a lot of fun tonight.”
Morris was a first-round draft pick by the Redskins in 2017.
The rookie has made four career starts in the NFL, including two starts in 2018.
Edelman and Edmonson each scored a touchdown in their first game as teammates.
Morris, who has had more than 3,000 rushing yards in two seasons, is averaging 7.4 yards per carry, which is the second-highest average of his career.
He’s also had more touchdowns than touchdowns.
He had five runs of 20 yards or more in Sunday’s game, the most by a Redskins player in any game since the NFL introduced the 100-yard rushing mark in 1946.
He also had a pair of 100-carry games in 2016.
“You never want to have to say, ‘Oh, this is going to be easy,'” Redskins linebacker DeAngelo Hall said.
Edmonsons goal of getting 20 carries in a game is a goal that the Redskins haven’t had since they were 1-3 last season.
“This is definitely a different challenge than we’ve ever had to deal with, and it definitely is a new challenge to us,” Edmonsonic said.
Morris made a career-high four catches for 59 yards for the first time in his career, including a 17-yard scoring run with 7:02 remaining in regulation.
Morris’ touchdown came on a pass from Morris to D.J. Swearinger.
Morris was targeted three times and caught one pass for 12 yards.
“Morris was awesome.
He just came up big for us.
He played his heart out for us,” Hall said of Morris.
“He showed that he’s the leader of this team, and he’s a great guy to have on this team.
We just had to get over that hump.”
Edmonsonson, who had one carry for 16 yards, was the first Redskins player to record a touchdown since Edmonsonen was the last one to do so on Oct. 15, 2007, against Pittsburgh.
Morris and Edmansons best-of-five playoff matchup is on Nov. 4 at Ford Field.