October 5, 2015

Washington Redskins avoid another disappointing blown lead with late comeback over Eagles


In just the fourth game of the regular season, the Washington Redskins were already in a must-win situation if they wished to stay relevant in the weakened NFC East. With their second straight divisional opponent in the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington knew the magnitude of the game.

The Redskins got off to another hot start in the first half, before having a let down in the third quarter possibly due to injuries to Chris Culliver and Ryan Kerrigan. Before it was too late, the Redskins did something they rarely have done lately: they came back to win the football game after losing all momentum. Washington is 2-2 and looking for a possibility to be tied for first place in the NFC East after a 23-20 victory over the Eagles.

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Washington Redskins: Week 4 Friday Press Conference Wrap Up

After the last practice before the Washington Redskins take on the Philadelphia Eagles on what is expected to be a wet Sunday, Jay Gruden and offensive coordinator Sean McVay took questions from the media.

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Washington Redskins Week 4 Preview: Philadelphia Eagles

The Washington Redskins, weather permitting, are scheduled to face their first division foe of the season, the Philadelphia Eagles, at FedEx Field this Sunday. Both teams enter this game looking to get to the .500 mark for the first time this season. Philadelphia looks to build off of a 24-17 win in New York vs. the Jets, while the Redskins try to erase the memory of a 32-21 loss to the Giants on Thursday Night Football.

The last time the Redskins faced the Eagles at home was Week 16 of last year, when they beat them in a 27-24 thriller, a rare bright spot in an awful 2014 campaign. The Redskins look to duplicate that success against an Eagles offense that looks very different from 2014. Sam Bradford is now the starting QB for coach Chip Kelly rather than Nick Foles/Mark Sanchez, and RBs DeMarco Murray Ryan Matthews join the party in place of LeSean McCoy. The Eagles will stick to the classic Chip Kelly offensive scheme, just with different personnel than the Redskins are accustomed. [Read more…]

Washington Redskins: Week 4 Thursday Press Conference Wrap Up

The Washington Redskins took part in an an outdoor practice in the dreary rain, in preparation for Hurricane Joaquin’s effect on Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles. According to sources the game WILL be played this weekend and not postponed until both teams have byes during Week 8 of the regular season. Afterwards, coaches Jay Gruden and Joe Barry both addressed the media.

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Washington Redskins: Week 4 Wednesday Press Conference Wrap Up

After the Washington Redskins were forced to put two more players on season ending injured reserve on Tuesday, the team got back to business with their eyes set on a matinee matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. Here you will find everything you need to know from Wednesday’s practice including what head coach Jay Gruden and starting quarterback Kirk Cousins had to say. For a complete update on all the injury concerns for the Redskins this week, click here.

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Washington Redskins: Week 4 Injury Report

With the loss of guard Shawn Lauvao and corner Justin Rodgers earlier this week, the Washington Redskins will be tested again when they face off against the Philadelphia Eagles. Injuries have been such a big factor to the Redskins thus far that Gruden made the fairly accurate remark that the players they have on injured reserve and inactive lists fields a “pretty good team”.

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Washington Redskins: G Shawn Lauvao and CB Justin Rodgers Placed on Injured Reserve


The Washington Redskins have placed guard Shawn Lauvao (ankle) and reserve cornerback Justin Rodgers (foot) on the season ending injured reserve list today. In corresponding moves, the Redskins have promoted converted receiver CB Quinton Dunbar and signed ILB Mason Foster to the 53 man roster. Foster was part of the group of linebackers Washington worked out yesterday. To replace Dunbar on the practice squad will be this year’s seventh round pick center Austin Reiter.

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OPINION: After week of promise, same old mistakes doom Washington Redskins

Admit it. After the Washington Redskins beat the St. Louis Rams last week, you allowed yourself to get excited again. It’s okay, you’re allowed to admit it. Admission is the first step in recovery.

The Redskins played well enough against the Rams, limiting mistakes, taking advantage of opportunities, and dominating on the rush. If you squinted your eyes and pretended just a bit, it almost looked like the same recipe used in D.C. for generations, from John Riggins to Gerald Riggs to Terry Allen to Stephen Davis and Clinton Portis.

The 1-2 punch of Alfred Morris and Matt Jones — with a revamped offensive line — didn’t just look good, it looked competitively good. With all the uncertainty in the division, suddenly folks were looking at the 1-1 Redskins and wondering, “Why not?”

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Washington Redskins: With hope of relevance in weakened division, Skins fall flat against Giants

Going into this season, there was probably less hope for the Washington Redskins than ever before in recent history. Robert Griffin III did not look the greatest, suffered a concussion, and was subsequently benched. Two weeks into the season, the Eagles and Giants were both 0-2 and the Cowboys were without their three best offensive players from last season (Romo, Bryant, and Murray). The Redskins had a chance to build momentum after an impressive 24-10 win over the St. Louis Rams, but instead came out slow and never recovered on their way to a 32-21 loss to the New York Giants.

After getting off to solid starts the first two weeks of the season with 10-0 leads, the Redskins decided to flip the script early. On the first drive of the game, Jordan Reed was penalized for pass interference, which Jay Gruden did not agree with, that not only negated a big play but stalled the drive into a punt attempt. I say attempt because the Redskins poor special teams reared its ugly head again as practice squad addition Terrance Plummer got blown up by running back Rashad Jennings leading to a block and safety.

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Washington Redskins Game 3 Preview: at New York Giants

The Washington Redskins and the New York Giants head into their Thursday night showdown in slightly different situations. The Redskins are riding high after a dominating 24-10 performance against the St. Louis Rams, while the Giants already find themselves in a 0-2 hole fighting for relevance in the NFC East. Both are seeking to take advantage of a very vulnerable NFC East division, with Philadelphia struggling at 0-2 and Dallas, at 2-0, missing its two best offensive players in Tony Romo and Dez Bryant.

The Redskins came out like a bat out of hell in the first half of the Rams game last week, compiling a 17-0 first half lead led by the powerful running of Matt Jones and Alfred Morris, along with the consistent play of Kirk Cousins. The hometown boys cruised to a 24-10 win. Most Redskins fans agree that it may have been the most complete first half, and perhaps game, they had seen in quite some time. [Read more…]

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