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Smith, Peterson led Redskins to 24-6 victory at Arizona

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Alex Smith looked like his old self. So did Adrian Peterson.

When the 34-year-old Smith wasn't carving up the Arizona defense, the 33-year-old Peterson was running through it.

The result was a 24-6 Washington victory on Sunday, coach Jay Gruden's first win in a season opener in five tries, and it was even more dominant than the final score would indicate.

''You guys put that monkey there. You guys kept reminding me about the dang 0-4 start,'' Gruden said. ''It counts as one game. I told our team we are 1-0 and now it is time we have to put back-to-back games together.''

Smith and Peterson were playing their first game as Redskins and the two veterans made an impact from the start.

''I thought the way we came out moving the ball, finishing drives in the red zone was big,'' Smith said. ''It certainly started with running the football. I thought our O-line was dominant.''

Smith, acquired from Kansas City in the offseason to replace Kirk Cousins, completed 21 of 30 passes without an interception and had TD throws of 13 yards to Chris Thompson and 4 yards to Jordan Reed. Peterson rushed for 96 yards on 26 carries, including a 1-yard touchdown ru n.

''The sky is the limit (for this offense),'' Peterson said. ''Alex is doing a great job running this offense and for the past couple of weeks I have seen these receivers go out in practice and grind. The offensive line speaks for itself and then you add C.T. (Chris Thompson) in there. That young guy got me going today.''

Peterson, who played for Arizona a year ago and signed with Washington as a free agent on Aug. 20, finished his day with a 52-yard reception, but fumbled at the end of the play.

The Redskins outgained the Cardinals 429-213 and had 30 first downs to Arizona's 14 and it was even more one-sided before the Cardinals showed some life late in the game. Washington rushed for 182 yards to Arizona's 68.

''The nemesis right now is just stopping the run,'' Wilks said. ''...Tackling was an issue.''

Arizona avoided a shutout when David Johnson ran 2 yards for a touchdown with 5:47 to play.

Johnson, who signed a three-year, $39 million contract extension with Arizona on Saturday night with $30 million guaranteed, carried nine times for 37 yards and caught five passes for 30 yards.

''I'm not even thinking about the contract,'' he said. ''I'm thinking about the loss and what I did wrong, the mental errors, dropped catches and how bad I played.''

Sam Bradford, in his debut as Cardinals quarterback, was 20 of 34 for 153 yards and was intercepted once.

The Redskins manhandled the Arizona defense in a dominant first half to lead 21-0 at the break. And the Arizona team under the new coaching regime was booed roundly as it left the field.

The statistics were stunningly one-sided through the first two quarters: 261 yards for the Redskins to 36 yards for the Cardinals. Smith completed 17 of 20 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns. Bradford, meanwhile, was 3 of 7 for 11 yards. Washington had the ball for 22 minutes, 57 seconds to the Cardinals' 7:03.

''We had three possessions in the first half and we're down 21-0 at halftime,'' Bradford said. ''It's tough on the defense, it's tough on the offense.''

Arizona got two first downs on its first possession and went three-and-out the only other two times it had the ball in the first half.

Washington, meanwhile, had touchdown drives of 80, 73 and 92 yards behind a powerful rushing game and the efficient management of Smith.

The first scoring drive went 80 yards in 11 plays, Smith went 13 yards to Thompson on the first play of the second quarter for the score.

After Arizona's first three-and-out, Washington used up 9:06 in a 15-play, 73-yard drive, Peterson plowing in from the 1-yard line to make it 14-0.

The Cardinals went nowhere again and the Redskins took advantage of their last chance of the half.

Smith completed 7 of 7 passes for 77 yards in a 10-play, 92-yard drive. Smith threw 4 yards to Reed for the touchdown and it was 21-0 with 8 seconds left in the half.

INJURIES

Three Washington players left the game with injuries.

Rookie wide receiver Cam Sims injured an ankle in the first quarter and was carted off the field. He did not return. Washington wide receiver Trey Quinn left in the third quarter, also with an ankle injury, and didn't return. Redskins safety Troy Apke left with a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter.

Arizona right tackle Andre Smith left in the fourth quarter with an elbow injury.

UP NEXT

Redskins: host Indianapolis next Sunday. Washington hasn't started 2-0 since 2011.

Cardinals: play at the Los Angeles Rams next Sunday. Arizona lost at Los Angeles 33-0 last season.

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Key Players
A. Smith 11 QB
255 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, 14 RuYds
23
FPTS
D. Johnson 31 RB
37 RuYds, RuTD, 30 ReYds, 5 RECs
12
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Two Point Conversion 5:47
TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. S.Bradford pass to C.Kirk is incomplete. ATTEMPT FAILS.
plays
yds
pos
24
6
Touchdown 6:24
D.Johnson up the middle for 2 yards TOUCHDOWN.
13
plays
75
yds
6:26
pos
24
6
Field Goal 12:20
D.Hopkins 31 yard field goal is GOOD Center-N.Sundberg Holder-T.Way.
10
plays
63
yds
4:42
pos
24
0
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:08
D.Hopkins extra point is GOOD Center-N.Sundberg Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
21
0
Touchdown 0:12
A.Smith pass short right to J.Reed for 4 yards TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
92
yds
3:11
pos
20
0
Point After TD 4:10
D.Hopkins extra point is GOOD Center-N.Sundberg Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
14
0
Touchdown 4:12
T.Nsekhe and R.Anderson reported in as eligible. A.Peterson up the middle for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
15
plays
73
yds
9:06
pos
13
0
Point After TD 14:54
D.Hopkins extra point is GOOD Center-N.Sundberg Holder-T.Way.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 15:00
A.Smith pass short left to C.Thompson for 13 yards TOUCHDOWN.
11
plays
80
yds
5:53
pos
6
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
Time of Pos 38:08 21:52
1st Downs 30 14
Rushing 10 7
Passing 13 6
Penalty 7 1
3rd Down Conv 6-13 1-8
4th Down Conv 1-1 0-1
Total Net Yards 429 213
Total Plays 75 51
Avg Gain 5.7 4.2
Net Yards Rushing 182 68
Rush Attempts 42 15
Avg Rush Yards 4.3 4.5
Net Yards Passing 247 145
Comp. - Att. 21-30 20-34
Yards Per Pass 8.2 4.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-8 2-8
Penalties - Yards 9-63 9-67
Touchdowns 3 1
Rushing TDs 1 1
Passing TDs 2 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 2
Fumbles - Lost 3-1 1-1
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 4-35.5 5-46.2
Return Yards 36 44
Punts - Returns 2-12 2-44
Kickoffs - Returns 2-24 0-0
Int. - Returns 1-0 0-0
Kicking 4/4 0/0
Extra Points 3/3 0/0
Field Goals 1/1 0/0
Red Zone Eff. 3-4 -75% 1-2 -50%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-1 -100% 1-2 -50%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Redskins 1-0 0210324
Cardinals 0-1 00066
247 PASS YDS 145
182 RUSH YDS 68
429 TOTAL YDS 213
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
A. Smith 11 QB
23
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70% 255 2 0 118.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70% 510 4 0 118.1
A. Smith 21/30 255 2 0 23
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Peterson 26 RB
20
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
26 96 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
52 192 2
A. Peterson 26 96 1 17 20
C. Thompson 25 RB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 65 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 130 0
C. Thompson 5 65 0 16 18
A. Smith 11 QB
23
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 28 0
A. Smith 8 14 0 7 23
R. Kelley 20 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 14 0
R. Kelley 3 7 0 6 0
J. Crowder 80 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
J. Crowder 1 2 0 2 3
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Peterson 26 RB
20
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 70 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 140 0
A. Peterson 3 2 70 0 52 20
C. Thompson 25 RB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 6 63 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 126 2
C. Thompson 7 6 63 1 23 18
J. Reed 86 TE
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 48 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 96 2
J. Reed 5 4 48 1 22 10
J. Crowder 80 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 32 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 64 0
J. Crowder 4 3 32 0 17 3
P. Richardson 10 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 22 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 44 0
P. Richardson 6 4 22 0 7 2
J. Doctson 18 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 22 0
J. Doctson 3 1 11 0 11 1
V. Davis 85 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 18 0
V. Davis 1 1 9 0 9 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
D. Swearinger 36 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-0 0 0.0
D. Swearinger 5-0 0.0 0 0
Z. Brown 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-0 0 0.0
Z. Brown 5-0 0.0 0 0
M. Nicholson 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-0 0 0.0
M. Nicholson 5-0 0.0 0 0
Q. Dunbar 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 2 0.0
Q. Dunbar 4-1 0.0 1 0
M. Foster 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-4 0 0.0
M. Foster 3-2 0.0 0 0
Z. Vigil 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
Z. Vigil 3-0 0.0 0 0
D. Payne 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
D. Payne 2-1 0.0 0 0
Z. Hood 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
Z. Hood 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Ioannidis 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 2.0
M. Ioannidis 1-0 1.0 0 1
F. Moreau 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
F. Moreau 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Norman 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Norman 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Anderson 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 2.0
R. Anderson 1-0 1.0 0 0
J. Allen 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
J. Allen 0-1 0.0 0 0
P. McPhee 96 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
P. McPhee 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Hopkins 3 K
6
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
2/2 6/6
D. Hopkins 1/1 31 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Way 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 46.5 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
8 46.5 4
T. Way 4 46.5 2 59
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Thompson 25 RB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 0.0 0 0
C. Thompson 1 0.0 0 0
D. Johnson 41 DB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 24.0 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 24.0 24 0
D. Johnson 1 24.0 24 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Quinn 14 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 6.0 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 6.0 12 0
T. Quinn 2 6.0 12 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
S. Bradford 9 QB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.8% 153 0 1 57.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.8% 306 0 2 57.6
S. Bradford 20/34 153 0 1 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Johnson 31 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 37 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
18 74 2
D. Johnson 9 37 1 11 12
C. Edmonds 29 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 24 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 48 0
C. Edmonds 4 24 0 9 4
S. Bradford 9 QB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 14 0
S. Bradford 2 7 0 8 2
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
L. Fitzgerald 11 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 7 76 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 152 0
L. Fitzgerald 10 7 76 0 27 7
D. Johnson 31 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 5 30 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 60 0
D. Johnson 9 5 30 0 16 12
C. Edmonds 29 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 24 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 48 0
C. Edmonds 4 4 24 0 8 4
R. Seals-Jones 86 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 19 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 38 0
R. Seals-Jones 6 3 19 0 7 1
C. Kirk 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 8 0
C. Kirk 2 1 4 0 4 0
C. Williams 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
C. Williams 3 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
A. Bethea 41 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-2 0 0.0
A. Bethea 9-1 0.0 0 0
B. Baker 36 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-6 0 0.0
B. Baker 8-3 0.0 0 0
J. Bynes 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-6 0 0.0
J. Bynes 8-3 0.0 0 0
T. Boston 33 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-2 0 0.0
T. Boston 5-1 0.0 0 1
D. Bucannon 20 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-4 0 0.0
D. Bucannon 5-2 0.0 0 0
C. Peters 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
C. Peters 4-1 0.0 0 0
J. Taylor 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
J. Taylor 3-0 0.0 0 0
H. Reddick 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
H. Reddick 3-1 0.0 0 0
R. Nkemdiche 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 2.0
R. Nkemdiche 3-0 1.0 0 0
C. Jones 55 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 2.0
C. Jones 2-1 1.0 0 1
B. Mayowa 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
B. Mayowa 2-0 0.0 0 0
R. Ford 30 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
R. Ford 1-0 0.0 0 0
G. Smith 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
G. Smith 1-0 0.0 0 0
P. Peterson 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 2.0
P. Peterson 1-0 1.0 0 0
R. Gunter 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
R. Gunter 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Smith 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
J. Smith 0-1 0.0 0 0
Z. Moore 56 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
Z. Moore 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Lee 2 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 52.6 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
10 52.6 6
A. Lee 5 52.6 3 60
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Kirk 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 22.0 44 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 22.0 44 0
C. Kirk 2 22.0 44 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 WAS 23 4:47 8 31 Punt
5:57 WAS 20 5:53 11 80 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:27 WAS 27 9:06 15 73 TD
3:27 WAS 8 3:11 10 92 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:59 WAS 8 0:45 3 -4 Punt
11:18 WAS 8 6:46 12 43 Punt
2:03 WAS 24 4:42 10 63 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
5:47 WAS 6 1:17 3 5 Punt
3:26 WAS 7 1:35 3 53 Fumble
0:14 WAS 49 0:06 1 -1 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:22 ARI 8 4:26 7 32 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 ARI 25 1:38 3 3 Punt
4:10 ARI 25 0:51 3 2 Punt
0:08 ARI 25 0:08 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 ARI 25 2:08 4 34 Punt
12:20 ARI 31 1:00 3 -1 Punt
4:27 ARI 15 2:26 6 38 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:13 ARI 25 6:26 13 75 TD
4:48 WAS 26 1:10 5 19 Downs
2:00 ARI 40 1:39 6 11 Fumble