Redskins report

November 05, 1996|By Bill Free

Highlights: Very few except for individual accomplishments.

Henry Ellard caught two passes for 31 yards in Sunday's 38-13 loss to the Buffalo Bills, giving him 12,732 career receiving yards and fourth place on the all-time list, ahead of former Redskins great Art Monk. The two receptions raised Ellard's career total to 752 and moved him ahead of Charlie Joiner for fifth place all-time.

Terry Allen scored two more touchdowns. His season total of 15 leads the NFL and is a career high for him.

Lowlights: The defense that had been bending but not breaking in a seven-game winning streak broke down in big fashion Sunday. Darick Holmes and Thurman Thomas combined for 229 yards rushing to lead a 266-yard ground game, the most allowed this season by the Redskins. The 38 points and 476 total yards were also a single-game high.

Next game: The 7-2 Redskins meet the 3-6 Arizona Cardinals and former Maryland quarterback Boomer Esiason at RFK Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m. Esiason is back in the No. 1 quarterback position for the Cardinals now that starter Kent Graham is out with a knee injury.

Injuries: The Washington defensive line continues to take a beating. Left end Tony Woods missed the Buffalo game with a sprained knee and is listed as doubtful for this week. End Sterling Palmer and tackle Marc Boutte (knee injuries) could return against the Cardinals.

Pub Date: 11/05/96

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