Adrian Peterson didn’t see much action in last night’s loss

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, but he did take some rough hits. He was hit
hard in the legs on a high pass from Alex Smith, but returned to the game. Then
later in the game he was taken down hard on another pass play. Peterson had 4
carries for 6 yards, and 2 receptions for 36 yards. He didn’t have any touches
in the 2nd half.Jay Gruden said it was a shoulder strain after the game, while
Peterson told reporters that he had dislocated his shoulder and it popped back
into place. Peterson was scheduled for an MRI today, and Gruden said there were
no new updates on his injury. Tom Pelissero of reports that it’s a
strained shoulder and he isn’t expected to miss any time. There is speculation
that Peterson suffered a labral tear that he will play through, but we have
nothing official from the team yet.Kapri Bibbs came in for Peterson and carried
the ball 4 times for 9 yards and a TD. If Peterson does miss time, Bibbs would
likely get a bigger role in the offense. The Redskins still have Samaje Perine
on the roster(and in the dog house) and picked up Mack Brown for the practice
squad last week. Chris Thompson was also banged up last night taking several
hard hits, and reportedly injuring his ribs on the 2 point conversion play. For
the last few minutes of the first quarter and all of the second, Washington's
offense couldn't be stopped.Whether it was Alex Smith passing or Adrian Peterson
and Chris Thompson running Youth
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, the Redskins simply dominated Arizona up front
and the 24-6 Washington victory on Sunday was even more dominant than that score
would indicate."Our O-line set the tone early," Smith said, "especially with the
way we were running the football. I mean, anytime you're moving the chains like
that, it's easier to get into a rhythm and I thought we did that there in the
first half."Washington had consecutive touchdown drives of 80, 73 and 92 yards
to lead 21-0 at halftime.The first-half statistics were grossly
one-sided.Washington outgained the Cardinals 261 yards to 36 and had a 22-2
advantage in first downs. The Redskins controlled the ball for 22:57 to
Arizona's 7:03."That was about how you draw it up," Washington linebacker Ryan
Kerrigan said. "I don't know how many snaps we played in the first half (14 for
the Redskins defense), but it wasn't a lot. Kudos to our offense for keeping us
off the field."Smith, acquired from Kansas City in the offseason Authentic
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, finished 21 of 30 for 255 yards and two
touchdowns with no interceptions in his Washington debut.Peterson rushed for 96
yards on 26 carries. Thompson gained 65 yards in just five attempts, and caught
a 13-yard touchdown pass."I think any time you win on the road first game of the
year, whenever you win on the road, you've got to say everybody played pretty
darned well," coach Jay Gruden said. "Especially the quarterback and safety on
defense, middle linebacker. I thought they all played extremely well."Here are
some things to consider from Sunday's Redskins victory over Arizona.CHORUS OF
BOOS: The Cardinals, in the debut of new coach Steve Wilks, were showered with
boos from the home crowd as they left the field."We heard them booing," Arizona
cornerback Patrick Peterson said. "I mean Youth
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, we didn't give them nothing good to watch
today."Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald agreed."They pay a lot of
money," he said. "They work extremely hard to build up to buy those tickets and
they expect to see good football and they didn't see that today. Next time we
come back here, we owe it to them to perform a lot better and give them
something to be happy about and cheer for."PETERSON'S MILESTONES: Adrian
Peterson, with 96 yards rushing, moved past Marshall Faulk and Jim Brown into
10th on the NFL career yards rushing list with 12,372. He needs 368 to pass Tony
Dorsett for ninth place.Peterson's 1-yard scoring run was his 100th career
rushing touchdown, tying Faulk and Shaun Alexander for seventh on the career
list.His performance came just two weeks after he signed with the Redskins."God
has really gifted me with tremendous talent," Peterson said. "The Redskins saw
that. Other teams had the opportunity, but for whatever reason Josh
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, things didn't work out. They worked out the way
they were supposed to. I was ready."JOHNSON'S DEAL: David Johnson was in no mood
to talk about his new contract after what he considered a poor
performance.Johnson signed a three-year extension Saturday night worth $39
million with $30 million guaranteed.He had a pair of good early runs but the
team had to go away from the ground game after falling so far behind. Still,
Johnson was very self-critical."We just couldn't get anything going," Johnson
said. "I missed a couple holes and I didn't help out Sam (Bradford) with the
blocking. I didn't play my best game."Johnson rushed for 37 yards on nine
carries and caught five passes for 30 yards.REDSKINS 2-0? Washington took care
of one issue by getting Gruden his first season-opening win as Redskins coach
(in five tries).Now, the team will try to go 2-0 for the first time since 2011
when it plays its home opener against Indianapolis on Sunday."You guys kept
reminding me all week about the thing, the 0-4 start," Gruden said. "Now it's
time to put back-to-back games together. We have to play a tough Andrew Luck-led
Colts team next week at home, and we have to do a better job for our home
crowd."INJURIES: Washington lost a pair of wide receivers to ankle injuries,
rookie Cam Sims and Trey Quinn. Arizona starting right tackle Andre Smith left
with an elbow injury in the fourth quarter.
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