Redskins report

November 11, 1997|By Bill Free

Record: 6-4

Last game: Beat the Detroit Lions, 30-7, Sunday at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium.

Highlights: Gus Frerotte quieted the boos of the Washington fans, completing 20 of 41 for 247 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. He was helped by the return of wide receiver Michael Westbrook, who caught four passes for 93 yards and drew a 25-yard pass interference penalty in the end zone to set up a touchdown. Terry Allen rushed 31 times for 94 yards and one touchdown. The Redskins defense was outstanding, led by backup cornerback Darryl Pounds, who replaced an injured Cris Dishman and intercepted two passes, returning one 22 yards for a score.

Lowlights: For the second straight week, penalties were the major drawback to a strong performance. Washington was hit with seven 7 penalties for 62 yards. Scott Blanton missed two field goals from 46 and 40 yards, but he hit three, including a 50-yarder.

News: Brian Mitchell has passed Mike Nelms as the team's all-time leader in punt returns, with 217 to 212. Mitchell also has moved into second place on the all-time NFL kickoff return list with 301, trailing Mel Gray, who had 420.

Next game: Washington travels to Texas Stadium to meet the Dallas Cowboys (5-5) in a 4 p.m. game Sunday. The Cowboys are coming off a 24-6 win victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

Injuries: CB Dishman (bruised sternum), LB Twan Russell (concussion), OT Ed Simmons (knee).

Pub Date: 11/11/97

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