Dominant defense, big plays help Redskins hand Raiders Sunday night spanking

Outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan celebrates his sack. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

LANDOVER, Md. – The Redskins, just 6-and-21 in prime-time football games since 2008, looked more than ready for the big stage Sunday vs. Oakland.

Behind a smothering defense, Washington dominates the previously unbeaten Raiders, 27-10. The victory moves the ‘Skins to 2-and-1 on the season.

Oakland picks up just seven first downs and 128 total yards, while Washington tallies 18 first downs and 472 total yards. The Redskins did not allow a third down conversion, as the Raiders go 0-for-11.

On the offensive side of the ball, playing without tight end Jordan Reed and starting running back Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson rolls-up 188 yards of total offense including a receiving touchdown.

Kirk Cousins completes 25-of-30 passes for 365 yards and three TDs including a 52 yard scoring pass to Josh Doctson in the third quarter. It’s the first NFL touchdown for last year’s first round draft pick.

The Redskins play at unbeaten Kansas City, one of two remaining undefeated teams, next Monday.