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Redskins come out flat, lose opener as 50-year sellout streak ends

LANDOVER, Md. — The Redskins had a chance on Sunday to keep up the momentum they gained last week and start the season 2-0 for the first time since 2011.

Instead, they looked nothing like the team we saw last week. They came out flat, out-of-sync and were completely outplayed in all facets of the game.

Andrew Luck took the Colts down the field on their first drive, going 75 yards in 11 plays and made it look easy. They converted on all three third downs on the opening drive as well.

That’s the kind of day it was.

No chemistry on offense

Head coach Jay Gruden said after the game that there was no chemistry on offense and that he had a hard time getting into any sort of rhythm as a play caller.

After managing just three Dustin Hopkins field goals, Chris Thompson summed it up best after the game: “There’s no way we should ever finish a game without scoring a touchdown with the offense we have.”

Defensive Inconsistency

Sellout streak ends

To make matters worse, the announced attendance was 57,013 ending the teams 50-year sellout streak dating back to the days at RFK Stadium.

To compare, last year’s season opener drew over 78,000.

If they continue to put out efforts like they did on Sunday, then a new sellout streak may not start for a long time.

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