It didn't take long for the Washington Redskins to strike first against the New York Jets. For the second straight game, the Redskins scored a touchdown on their opening drive, capitalizing when Roy Helu ran it in from two yards out to take a 7-0 lead.
Helu did most of the heavy lifting on the drive, with a total of 32 yards rushing and eight yards receiving on the drive. The other 42 yards came from a long reception by tight end Fred Davis on the right sideline off play action. Washington's offense picked up only one incompletion on the drive. Otherwise, it was big play after big play, as the Redskins scored in under five minutes.