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December 30, 2013

Alfred Morris Update

After the Giants successfully challenged a Redskins first down late in the third quarter, Washington was forced to punt deep in their own territory, and Big Blue took over near midfield. On the first play of the ensuing possession, wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan took a handoff around the left end for a 49-yard touchdown. It extended the Giants' lead to double digits en route to a 20-6 victory to close out the 2013 campaign.


The Redskins running game was less than stellar yesterday, with both Alfred Morris and Roy Helu Jr. fumbling the football in the rain. Given the success he had in 2012, it's odd to see Morris struggle with ball security, but it continues to be an issue as the season goes along. He fumbled only four times on 346 touches last year, or roughly once every 87 Morris plays. This season, he has fumbled five times on 276 touches, or roughly once every 55 Morris plays. In a season when the Redskins struggled to stick with the run, that insecurity didn't help.

Alfred Morris

QUICK STATS (2013):

CARRIES 276

YARDS 1,275

AVG 4.6

TDS 7


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