Will Blackmon up, Matt Jones down in Redskins' loss

Redskins RB Matt Jones is unable to hang on to a pass from QB Kirk Cousins during the second half against the Patriots. AP Photo/Charles Krupa

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A look at the Washington Redskins players who were "up" and those who were "down" in Sunday's 27-10 loss to the New England Patriots.


CB Will Blackmon: Had a solid game in coverage. Like everyone else on defense, Blackmon made some mistakes. But he caused a turnover with a strip/fumble in the first quarter and was solid for the most part. That represents a major victory for any Redskins player Sunday.

QB Kirk Cousins: He wasn’t lights out, but he also was victimized by seven drops -- and they weren’t exactly difficult grabs, either. For the most part, Cousins executed well enough; he just didn’t get any help. Some weeks it’s been the opposite; not Sunday.

DE Ricky Jean Francois: He was active in the red zone, which is one reason the Redskins held New England to two field goals among their six trips inside the 20-yard line.


RB Matt Jones: Just when he started to get into a rhythm, he fumbled the ball on the first possession of the third quarter. He also dropped a pass.

WR Pierre Garcon: His first target set a negative tone for the offense as the ball bounced off his hands and was intercepted. Garcon finished with four catches for 70 yards but that drop -- uncharacteristic -- led to a touchdown.

S Trenton Robinson: There are many others on defense who could be on this list -- a lot of his teammates missed tackles too -- but Robinson was pulled from the game and replaced by Jeron Johnson for his performance.