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Samuel Gold
Sam founded NFL Breakdowns after working his way through the journalist farm system and is enjoying life in the big league. Growing up outside of Washington, D.C., Sam didn’t choose the Redskins, the Redskins chose him. Out of a love for the game and an insatiable curiosity to determine why his beloved team was underperforming, Sam turned to studying film in NFL Breakdowns. Follow me @SamuelRGold. For all of Sam's articles: Click Here. Sam is a guest contributor at by Reddit, InsideThePylon, and RedskinsCapitalConnection.

Russell Wilson vs. Packers – 14/29, 209 yards, 1 TD, 4 INTs

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks played the Packers in the NFC Championship. This game featured an epic comeback by the Seahawks down by 19 points to beat the Green Bay Packers. The game didn’t start well for the Seahawks as Wilson threw… A…

Jan 22, 2015 Samuel Gold

Redskins QB Comparison: RG3 vs Cousins vs McCoy

After the 2014 season, the Washington Redskins were still left with question marks on who will be the starting quarterback of the 2015 season. RG3 performed well to start the season, but a dislocated ankle in the second week of the season opened&hellip…

Jan 20, 2015 Samuel Gold

Justin Forsett vs the Patriots – 24 rushes, 129 yards, 1 Rec TD

Justin Forsett was a journeyman runningback before 2014 playing with the Seahawks, Colts, Texans, and Jaguars. After the starting two runningbacks were suspended or injured, Forsett became the starter and never relinquished his role totaling… Ar…

Jan 17, 2015 Samuel Gold

Tony Romo vs Green Bay – 15/19, 191 yards, 2 TDs

After a week of spotty inaccuracy versus the Lions in the Cowboys’ wildcard match-up, Tony Romo and the Cowboys traveled to Lambeau Field to play the Packers in this divisional match-up. Tony Romo looked excellent all game completing… Arti…

Jan 15, 2015 Samuel Gold

Russell Wilson vs Carolina – 15/22, 268 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks played their divisional matchup against the Carolina Panthers at home. The Seahawks took the lead in the 2nd quarter and never looked back beating the Panthers 31-17, while advancing to the NFC Championship.… Arti…

Jan 14, 2015 Samuel Gold

Jonathan Stewart vs Cardinals – 24 carries, 123 yards, 1 TD

Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams combine to form an epic duo in the Panthers’ backfield, but in this game Stewart in particular carried the load against the Cardinals’ stout run defense. The Cardinals’ run defense… Articl…

Jan 09, 2015 Samuel Gold

Tony Romo Struggles vs Lions – 19/31, 293 yards, 2 TDs

Tony Romo and the Cowboys entered the playoffs after winning the NFC East for the first time since 2009. Romo’s performance in December and the playoffs has been heavily scrutinized, so I wanted to see how well Romo performed in this wildcard&hel…

Jan 08, 2015 Samuel Gold

Joe Flacco vs Pittsburgh – 18/29, 259 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs

Joe Flacco’s playoff performances over the past 5 years since entering the NFL in 2008 have been remarkable. His 10-4 record and 21 touchdowns to only 8 interceptions put him among the league’s elite quarterbacks in the playoffs.… Ar…

Jan 07, 2015 Samuel Gold

RG3 Struggles vs the Cowboys – 27/41, 336 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs

The Redskins started with promise on Sunday, but ultimately ended in embarrassment as they were blown out by their division rival the Dallas Cowboys. In this game, RG3’s statistics were misleading as he was inaccurate with the football… Ar…

Jan 01, 2015 Samuel Gold

Rookie Recap: Trent Murphy – 2.5 sacks, 6 hits, 15 hurries

Trent Murphy was chosen by the Redskins with the 47th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. With Ryan Kerrigan and the recently franchise-tagged Brian Orakpo on the roster, many thought this pick should have been used on a position of greater need. The … …

Dec 30, 2014 Samuel Gold
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