GIF: Perry Riley Jr. Stops Steven Jackson

When the Redskins announced the team had re-signed Perry Riley Jr., I thought of Week 15 in Atlanta.

The Redskins led the Falcons, 20-17,  in the third quarter, but Atlanta had driven inside the 10-yard line. Steven Jackson ran to the 6, Tony Gonzalez was stopped at the 1, and an encroachment penalty cut the distance in half.

On fourth-and-goal, Perry Riley Jr. crashed the backfield, plowed a shoulder into Jackson’s hip and drove the running back to a standstill. Matt Ryan punched the turf. Turnover on downs.

Welcome back, Perry.


ABOUT THE REDSKINS: Headquartered at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Virginia, and owned by Daniel Snyder, the historic Washington Redskins Football Club has won five World Championship titles including the 1937 and 1942 National Football League Championship games, as well as Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI. Founded in 1932 as the Boston Braves in Massachusetts, the team changed its name to the Redskins in 1933 and relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1937. Since then, the team has become one of the most recognizable professional sports franchises in history, featuring multiple Hall of Fame coaches, 19 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (with seven others who also were Redskins) and becoming the first team in the NFL with an official marching band and fight song, "Hail to the Redskins." The Redskins have been owned by Dan Snydersince 1999, and beginning in 1997, began playing their home games at FedExField in Landover, Md.