WATCH: Patriots stun Redskins, pull off first-quarter onside kick
Bill Belichick wasn't messing around against the Redskins.
On the Patriots' opening drive, the Patriots went for it on fourth down despite being in field goal range. They ended up scoring a touchdown. Then, following the touchdown, the Patriots kept the ball for themselves.
And that's because of an onside kick that caught the Redskins off guard.
On second viewing, the Redskins botched that play in pretty much the worst way. One player, Ryan Grant, was completely aware of the Patriots' plans. Unfortunately, securing a bouncing football isn't the easiest task in the world.
If you're looking for the perfect analogy to describe that play, here it is:
Patriots pulling out the unexpected onside kick on Washington just seems like swatting a fly with, I dunno, a cruise missile— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) November 8, 2015
Unfortunately for the Patriots, they didn't cash in on the extra possession, as they fumbled away possession. Fortunately for the Patriots, Kirk Cousins then bounced a pass off of Pierre Garcon's head and Logan Ryan caught the deflection.
not liking that, Garcon pic.twitter.com/xZJV9IrKvO— Eric Kay (@ekaycbs) November 8, 2015
The Redskins are 0-4 this season when Cousins throws a pick.
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