The Patriots defense kept Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III from completing many passes. The secondary stuck on Washington’s receivers, including Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson. When there wasn’t a receiver open, Griffin held the ball until the pocket collapsed around him.
A coach would blow the whistle, indicating the play was over and that Griffin had been sacked — defensive players never tackle the quarterback in practice.
“We came out here and competed,” Patriots safety Devin McCourty said. “I thought we challenged them on everything and made it tough. I think we did some things well, definitely.”