Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Adrian Peterson moves up the charts in Week 1

Adrian Peterson moves up the charts in Week 1

Peterson certainly showed he has not lost his touch, helping push the Redskins to a three-score lead through four quarters when he recorded his 100th career rushing touchdown on Sunday. "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". Both teams enter Sunday's contest with new starters under center. The consummate game manager tossed a couple touchdowns and completed 70 percent of his passes (21 of 30) for 255 yards, guiding the Redskins to 30 first downs and a 16-minute advantage in time of possession. The Redskins controlled the ball for 22:57 to Arizona's 7:03.

"You have to set the tempo", Peterson 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". Maybe a lot. The future Hall of Famer had a sparkling debut with the Redskins, his third team in 12 months, running for 96 yards on 26 carries and a touchdown.

With a dominant defensive effort, Washington crushed the Arizona Cardinals, 24-6, to win its first season opener since 2012. And the defense looked incapable of stopping Peterson or quarterback Alex Smith.

If the Cardinals aren't panicking, they should at least be feeling some mild anxiety over the way they played.

The Redskins dominated the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

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.

"They're bringing that money in off of a culture, off of a people and they're not honoring us", Castorena said.

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Rookie wide receiver Cam Sims injured an ankle in the first quarter and was carted off the field. "We felt like we were in a much better position and felt like we were going to come out and play much better than we did".

Earlier in the first half, Peterson also surpassed Jim Brown for 10th on the career rushing list. Tony Dorsett is next on the all-time list with 12,739 yards.

"God has really gifted me with tremendous talent", Peterson said. It may take a half season to see most of what the Redskins' offense has to offer. Other teams had the opportunity, but for whatever reason, things didn't work out.

After falling in an early hole, the Cardinals went away from the run, rushing just 15 times while attempting 34 passes. Still, Johnson was very self-critical. "We got to have a better sense of urgency coming out of the first game". A beatdown from a middling NFC team in the Washington Redskins at home is not the way anyone in the National Football League wants to start their season.

"We're 0-4, so we should do something different - we haven't won one yet", Gruden said.

Together, those two backs accounted for 294 of Washington's 429 net yards.

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