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ES Coverage Redskins vs Vikings

11/13/16

VICTORY!!!

Redskins 26 - 20 Vikings

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Hello Brothers & Sisters! JimmiJo here, joined by Spaceman Spiff, and together we bring you ES coverage of today's match between the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings. The weather is picture perfect; a bright, clear fall day with temps in the high fifties. Probably low-sixties by kickoff.

I see these teams as similar in stature, though not in circumstance. Minnesota is 5-3 and leading the NFC North, by virtue of bye-week and one fewer losses in the division (Detroit is 5-4). Washington is 4-3-1 and in third place in the NFC East. But in terms of overall quality I see both as near-equal. Minnesota has better offensive and defensive lines while Washington has much better skill-position players. 

The bookies see it the same way, with the Redskins getting the obligatory 2.5-points for home field.   

At the half-way point, this is a game Washington very much needs. It is important for them to stay within shooting range of the streaking Dallas Cowboys. That said, Washington has done ok by themselves in beating both New York and Philadelphia. All the Redskins need to do is play well and they will be relevant in December.

I am hoping Washington enters this game with a high degree of urgency. Since I no longer cover the midweek open locker rooms, I cannot give you any feel I have for temperament. But they need to play as if their hair is on fire.

This is a home game and the Redskins need to take full advantage of the crowd. I was surprised walking in by the number of Minnesota jerseys at the tailgates. But there will still be more Redskins fans and the team needs to keep them in it.

 

 

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:1386: Keys to victory

- Strike early - Washington needs to first-drive score to set the tempo. If they win the toss or if the Vikings defer, they need to take advantage and put Minnesota back right-away
- Pressure - Sam Bradford is arguably the comeback player of the year so far. Washington needs to make sure he is uncomfortable from the opening whistle. Sacks. Hurries. Hits. They all work.
- Limit the big play - Defensively, the Redskins need to force the Vikings into playing small-ball and not give up the big explosive plays on defense.
- Turnovers - Get and don't give please

 

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:1386: Inactives

The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:

o   No. 2 QB Nate Sudfeld

o   No. 11 WR DeSean Jackson

o   No. 31 RB Matt Jones

o   No. 67 DL Jordan Hill

o   No. 68 T Blaine Clausell

o   No. 74 G Arie Kouandjio

o   No. 98 DE Matt Ioannidis

No. 14 Ryan Grant is expected to start in place of Jackson at wide receiver.

No. 32 Robert Kelley is expected to start in place of Jones at running back.

 

On Saturday, the Redskins activated No. 89 TE Derek Carrier from the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list and waived No. 35 CB Dashaun Phillips. Carrier (6-4, 248) is a 26-year-old fourth-year veteran out of Beloit College.

 

The Vikings declared the following players as inactive:

o   No. 6 QB Taylor Heinicke

o   No. 11 WR Laquon Treadwell

o   No. 24 CB Captain Munnerlyn

o   No. 35 CB Marcus Sherels

o   No. 64 G Willie Beavers

o   No. 67 G Zac Kerin

o   No. 73 DT Sharrif Floyd

 

Team taking the fields and wearing throwbacks. You can follow-along in-game on Twitter @Skinscast 

See you at the half...

 

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:1386: Half

Penalties, turnovers, and giving up the big play. All the things we said they had to avoid.

Let's hope the missed PAT comes back to haunt them...

 

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:1386: JimmiJo

I like the way this team does not fold when they get behind in a game. I asked Jamison Crowder how confident they were once the Vikings took the lead and he said very. There seems to be a belief about this offense that when they need a drive they can get one. That said; I'm not sure the same may be said about generating a touchdown instead of a field goal.

Washington once again jumped out to a good lead scoring two to go 14-0. But as has been the case many times this year, they became lackadaisical and allowed the opponent to score thrice to get back in the game and take the lead.  

I asked head coach Jay Gruden if he ever tells the offense it would be nice to not be chewing on his nails at the end of a game. He said; "Yes, but they would find a way to make it interesting anyway."

I also asked Gruden and Crowder about the sense of urgency coming in to this game. Both suggested from here on out they need to play with a high degree of urgency. Crowder said it seemed like a playoff atmosphere for the offense and that giving this is the back-half of the season - every game is a must-win deal. 

I tweeted in-game how I was unimpressed with the Minnesota offense. That was before they went 3-for-3 on touchdown drives to end the first half. Once again, it seemed as if in-game adjustments were favoring the opponents.

But Washington appeared to make some of their own over the half and shut down the Vikings the rest of the way. The gem of a defensive effort was highlighted by Preston Smith's athletic interception of Sam Bradford late. Smith's momentum should have carried him past the ball, which was thrown behind him to a Minnesota receiver. Smith was able to reach back and tip the ball up to himself, then return the pick for 22-yards.

Smith also led the team in sacks on the day, registering 2 in addition to 2 tackles and an additional 2 assists.

Offensively, the Redskins posted another solid day.

- Kirk Cousins went 22/33 for 262-yards, 2 touchdowns and a rating of 110.9.
- Rob Kelley logged 97-yards on 22-attempts with a 4.4 yards-per-play average.
- Pierre Garcon led receivers with 6-catches for 81-yards.
- Jamison Crowder showed some skills with 4-catches for 37-yards and a touchdown.
- Veteran tight end Vernon Davis pulled in 3 for 66-yards, none more important than the 38-yard touchdown pass from Cousins

I wrote pregame I considered these to be two evenly matched teams. The statistics support this:

First downs: Redskins 23 - 22 Vikings
3rd Down Efficiency: Redskins 6-12-50% - 5-11-45% Vikings
Total Yards: Redskins 388 - 331 Vikings
Rushing: Redskins 128-yards - 47-yards Vikings
Passing: Redskins 260-yards - 284-yards Vikings
Red Zone: Redskins 1-4 25% - 2-2 100% Vikings
Time of Possession: Redskins 29:56 - 30:04 Vikings

Bottom line is this was a game the Redskins had to have to stay current with the division. The Eagles beat a very good Atlanta today and Dallas in hanging in with Pittsburgh as I type. Washington does not have the luxury of letting games slide. 

The Redskins face a struggling Green Bay Packers next Sunday in another home game they really need to win. The way Washington has been playing (and the way the Packers have been reeling) you feel like it is one the Redskins can win. But it is a night game and Washington historically has been that side struggling teams get better on.

Either way, I will once again be with you to witness the action.

Redskins win. Time to celebrate.

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:1386: POST GAME AUDIO :1386:

Coach Gruden and Jamison Crowder and Donte Whitner

Preston Smith

 

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TK

Week 10 What To Watch For

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»» The Redskins and Vikings meeting for the sixth time in the last seven seasons. The teams faced one another every year during the 2010-14 seasons.
»» The Redskins seeking their 13th win in a game directly following a bye week since byes were instituted in 1990.
»» The Redskins breaking a 12-12 all-time series tie against the Vikings, including postseason play.
»» The Redskins setting a team record by reaching 400 yards of offense for a fourth consecutive game. The Redskins are currently tied for the team record with three (1949, 1981-82, 1983, 2013, 2015 and 2016).
»» The Redskins exceeding 300 yards of offense in a 13th consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season, for the first time since a 14-game stretch across the 2012-13 seasons.
»» The Redskins rushing for 100 yards in a fourth straight game for the first time since a five-game span across Weeks 15-17 of the 2014 season and Weeks 1-2 of the 2015 season.
»» The Redskins’ defense posting three sacks in a fifth consecutive game for the first time since a six-game stretch in Weeks 4-10 of the 2009 season.
»» The Redskins avoiding becoming the first NFL team to tie consecutive
games since the 1971 Oakland Raiders. The Redskins will attempt to avoid the first occurrence of consecutive ties in their own franchise history since 1967 (Weeks 5-6).

»» Cornerback Bashaud Breeland (one) intercepting a pass to become the first member of the Redskins since Fred Smoot (2001-03) to open a career with multiple interceptions in three straight seasons.

»» Linebacker Will Compton picking off a pass to become the first Redskins linebacker with an interception in consecutive games in a single season since a three-game stretch by London Fletcher in Weeks 14-16 of the 2012 season.

»» Quarterback Kirk Cousins setting a team record with his 17th career 300-yard passing game, including postseason play.
»» Cousins (two) claiming sole possession of the most career 400-yard passing games in team history with his next 400-yard effort. He is presently tied with Sonny Jurgensen and Mark Rypien.
»» Cousins becoming the first player in team history to record multiple 400-yard passing games in a single season.
»» Cousins tallying 400 yards to become the first NFL quarterback with back-to-back 400-yard passing games since Philip Rivers Weeks 3-4 in 2013.
»» Cousins throwing a touchdown to join Sammy Baugh, Sonny Jurgensen, Joe Theismann, Billy Kilmer and Mark Rypien as the only players to throw 60 touchdown passes with the Redskins.
»» Cousins (9,650) accruing 120 passing yards to pass Gus Frerotte (9,769) for seventh-most passing yards in Redskins history.
»» Cousins throwing for 350 yards to become the seventh quarterback to record 10,000 passing yards with the Redskins.
»» Cousins completing 30 passes to become the first quarterback in team history to post three straight 30-completion games.
»» Cousins tying a team record with a third consecutive 300 yard passing game (Cousins in 2015, Robert Griffin III in 2013).

»» Wide receiver Jamison Crowder tying a single-season team record with his second punt return touchdown of the season (Brian Mitchell in 1991 and 1994, Mike Nelms in 1981, Bert Zagers in 1957 and John Williams in 1952).
»» Crowder exceeding 100 receiving yards to become the first member of the Redskins with three consecutive 100-yard receiving games since Santana Moss in Weeks 5-7 of the 2005 season.
»» Crowder (99) catching a pass to become the sixth member of the Redskins to record 100 receptions across the first two seasons of an NFL career (Gary Clark, Rod Gardner, Art Monk, Charlie Brown and Chris Cooley). Crowder would accomplish it in his 25th game, becoming the third-fastest in team history to catch 100 passes in the first two seasons of an NFL career (Clark, 22; Brown, 23).

»» Tight end Vernon Davis adding to his 56 career touchdown receptions, tied for seventh-most of any tight end in NFL history.
»» Davis (484) catching 16 passes to become the 12th tight end in NFL history to record 500 career receptions.

»» Wide receiver Pierre Garçon extending his streak of consecutive regular season games played with a reception to 95, the sixth-longest active streak in the NFL (Larry Fitzgerald, 187; Brandon Marshall, 153; Steve Smith Sr., 135; Jason Witten, 127; Michael Crabtree, 104). Sixty-six of the games in Garçon’s streak have come with Washington, the third-longest streak by a member of the Redskins since the 1970 merger.
»» Garçon (19 with Washington) catching a touchdown pass to become the 15th player in Redskins history to post 20 touchdown receptions with the team.
»» Garçon (3,904) gaining 27 receiving yards to pass Henry Ellard (3,930) for 11th-most receiving yards in team history.
»» Garçon (3,904) recording 96 receiving yards to become the 11th player to record 4,000 receiving yards with the Redskins.

»» Kicker Dustin Hopkins (43) chasing Scott Blanton (44) for 10th-most field goals in team history.
»» Hopkins (186) scoring 14 points to become the 29th player in team history to record 200 career points with the Redskins.

»» Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (24) recording two 50-plus yard touchdowns to tie Steve Smith, Sr. (26) for fourth in total touchdowns of 50 yards or more in the NFL since the 1970 merger.
»» Jackson (20) recording a 60-plus-yard touchdown to tie Devin Hester (21) for second-most total touchdowns of 60 yards or more in NFL history.

»» Running back Matt Jones (three in 2015 and 2016) setting a career high with his next rushing touchdown.
»» Jones (460) rushing for 31 yards to break his single-season career high from 2015 (490).

»» Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan starting his 89th consecutive game, tied for second-most among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
»» Kerrigan recording a sack in a fifth consecutive game for the first time since Weeks 12-16 of the 2014 season.
»» Kerrigan recording half a sack to reach 7.5 sacks this season. He would join Jared Allen, Derrick Thomas, DeMarcus Ware and Reggie White as the only players to register at least 7.5 sacks in each of the first six seasons of an NFL career since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982.

»» Tight end Jordan Reed (224) chasing No. 15 Rod Gardner (227), No. 14 Brian Mitchell (232) and No. 13 Larry Brown (238) on the Redskins' all-time receptions list.
»» Reed (17) catching two touchdown passes to tie Clint Didier (19) for fourth-most by a tight end in Redskins history.
»» Reed catching a touchdown pass in consecutive games for the first time since a three-game stretch in Weeks 14-16 last season.
»» Reed or Crowder catching nine passes to become the first member of the Redskins with nine receptions in consecutive games since Pro Football Hall of Famer Charley Taylor in 1966 (Weeks 10-11).

 

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... push the Redskins to 5-3-1 this season.
... improve the Redskins' home record this season to 3-2.
... give the Redskins three straight home victories.
... even the Redskins' all-time regular season record against the Vikings at 10-10 and improve the Redskins to 13-12 against Minnesota all-time including postseason play.
... make the Redskins 7-6 all-time in home games against the Vikings, including postseason play.
... represent the Redskins' first victory against the Vikings since Week 6 of the 2012 season.

TK

Week 10 League Leaders

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Redskins Offense
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in percentage of 3-and-out drives (9.2%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and the NFL in passing air yards (1422)

»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in receptions per game (27.0)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in yards per play (6.18)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in pass completions per game (27.0)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in pass completions of 25+ yards (21)
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for third NFL in pass completions of 20+ yards (34)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in percentage of second down plays converted for first downs (37.4%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in percentage of first down passing plays gaining 4+ yards (53.3%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in average rushing yards on second down (4.62)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in pass attempts per game (40.3)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in net passing yards per game (298.8)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in receiving yards (2485)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per game (310.6)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in average yards gained on first down (6.37)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in passing yards at catch (1422)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in gross passing yards per game (310.6)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in pass attempts (322)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in passing yards at catch (1422)
»» Ranks tied for third in the NFC in targets per game (39.4)
»» Ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for 10th in the NFL in receiving targets (315)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in passing yards per play (7.42)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in total first downs made (186)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in first downs per game (23.3)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in total yards per game (410.3)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in percentage of pass completions (67.1%)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth NFL in percentage of third down plays converted for first downs (44.7%)
»» Ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in pass completions for first downs (116)

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in yards after catch (1063)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts gaining 10+ yards (12.6%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in receptions (216)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in 3rd-and-long conversion percentage (32.6%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in passing yards per attempt (7.51)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and third in the NFL in percentage of first down plays gaining 4+ yards (61.2%)

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in rushing yards (892)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in rushing yards per game (111.5)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in rushing plays of 10+ yards (25)
»» Ranks tied for sixth in the NFC in pass completions resulting in a touchdown (12)

»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in percentage of first-down rush attempts gaining 4+ yards (44.4%)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in average yards to go on second down (7.75)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC and NFL in percentage of rush attempts resulting in a first down (25.3%)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in rush attempts resulting in a first down (50)

»» Ranks eighth in the NFC and NFL in average rushing yards (4.51)
»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in passing yards per completion (11.5)


Redskins Defense
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in fumbles forced (10)

»» Ranks second in the NFC in yards after catch allowed (972)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in assisted tackles (156)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in sacks (22)

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in tackles for loss (42)

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in total tackles (496)
»» Ranks tied for sixth in the NFC and tied for ninth in the NFL in sack yards (136)

»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in passes defensed (39)
»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in solo tackles (340)


Redskins Special Teams
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for first in the NFL in field goal attempts (22)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in percentage of kickoffs for touchbacks (79.5%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (17.6)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in total punt return yards (246)
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL for longest punt return (85)

»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in kickoffs for touchbacks (35)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in field goals made (18)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in average kickoff yards (64.8)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in average starting line position after kickoff (25.3)

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in kickoff yards (2853)
»» Ranks tied for sixth in the NFC and tied for ninth in the NFL in field goal percentage made (88.9%)

»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in average kickoff return yards (22.2)

 

Redskins Players
»» Will Compton ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in assisted tackles (29)

»» Kirk Cousins ranks second in the NFC and NFL in pass completions per game (26.9)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in pass attempts (321)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in passing yards at catch (1394)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and sixth NFL in passing yards (2454)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per game (306.8)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in pass completions (215)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC seventh in the NFL in pass completion for first downs (115)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in pass attempts per game (40.1)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in yards after catch amongst quarterbacks (1060)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in passing yards per attempt (7.64)
»» Cousins ranks tied for sixth in the NFC in pass completions resulting in a touchdown (12)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in pass completion percentage (67.0%)
»» Cousins ranks seventh in the NFC in average passing yards at catch (6.5)
»» Cousins ranks seventh in the NFC in passing yards per completion (11.41)
»» Cousins ranks eighth in the NFC in percentage of pass completions resulting in a first-down (35.8%)

»» Jamison Crowder ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (19.2)
»» Crowder ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in punt return yards (230)
»» Crowder ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in longest punt return (85)

»» Vernon Davis ranks first in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in average yards after catch amongst tight ends (6.3)
»» Davis ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average receiving yards amongst tight ends (13.7)
»» Davis ranks eighth in the NFC in average yards at catch amongst tight ends (7.4)

»» Dustin Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in percent of kickoffs resulting in a touchback (79.5%)
»» Hopkins ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in field goals attempted (22)
»» Hopkins ranks second the NFC and fourth in the NFL in touchbacks on kickoffs (35)
»» Hopkins ranks third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in field goals made (18)
»» Hopkins ranks sixth in the NFC and tied for 10th in the NFL in total kickoffs (44)
»» Hopkins ranks sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in total kickoff yards (2853)

»» Matt Jones ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts resulting in a first-down (28.3%)
»» Jones ranks tied for fourth in the NFC in rush attempts for first downs (28)
»» Jones ranks fifth in the NFC in longest rush attempt (57)
»» Jones ranks fifth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts gaining 10+ yards (14.1%)
»» Jones ranks fifth in the NFC in rush attempts of 10+ yards (14)
»» Jones ranks sixth in the NFC in total rushing yards (460)
»» Jones ranks sixth in the NFC in rushing yards per game (65.7)
»» Jones ranks seventh in the NFC in average rushing yards (4.65)
»» Jones ranks tied for seventh in the NFC in rush attempts per game (14.1)
»» Jones ranks tied for eighth in the NFC in rush attempts (99)

»» Rob Kelley ranks tied for second in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in average rushing yards amongst rookies (5.0)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in longest rush attempt amongst rookies (45)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in rushing yards amongst rookies (190)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in rushing yards per game amongst rookies (27.1)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in rush attempts amongst rookies (38)
»» Kelley ranks fourth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in rush attempts per game amongst rookies (5.4)

»» Ryan Kerrigan ranks tied for second in the NFC and NFL in tackles for loss (10)
»» Kerrigan ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in sacks (7)
»» Kerrigan ranks third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in sack yards (47)

»» Trent Murphy ranks tied for sixth in the NFC in sacks (6)

»» Jordan Reed ranks first in the NFC and NFL in targets per game amongst tight ends (9.8)
»» Reed ranks first in the NFC and NFL in receptions per game amongst tight ends (7.0)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and second in the NFL in receptions amongst tight ends (42)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in targets amongst tight ends (59)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in receiving yards per game amongst tight ends (69.2)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in receptions resulting in a first down amongst tight ends (24)
»» Reed ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in receiving yards amongst tight ends (415)
»» Reed ranks fourth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in yards after catch amongst tight ends (176)
»» Reed ranks fifth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in yards at catch amongst tight ends (239)

TK

Free Trent Williams

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Pro Bowl Left Tackle Trent Williams had a 4 game suspension announced shortly after the Redskins managed a rare tie with the Bengals last week in London, England. The fanbase immediately errupted into pissed off comments all over the web from ES to Facebook to the Twitterverse. Nearly everyone assuming it was a weed violation, which would be his second. However it was later released that Trent actually missed a test, which per the 2016 Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse is the same as failing a test. In 2014, the NFL/NFLPA revised the Policy in part to lessen the severity of sanctions for marijuana use. The Policy spells out escalating penalties for repeated marijuana tests. Let's take a look:

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Discipline Schedule for Positive Tests6
The following will illustrate the applicable level of discipline to be imposed for violations as set forth in Sections 1.5.2 and 1.5.3 of the Policy:

Discipline for violation following entry into Stage Two:
Positive Test for marijuana – 2-week fine
Any other Positive Test – 4-week fine

Discipline for violation following imposition of a 2-week fine:
Any Positive Test – 4-week fine

Discipline for violation following imposition of a 4-week fine:
Any Positive Test – 4-game suspension

Discipline for violation following imposition of a 4-game suspension:
Positive Test for marijuana – 10-game suspension
Any other Positive Test – banishment

Discipline for violation following imposition of a 10-game suspension:
Any Positive Test – banishment

After a first positive, a player is referred to a treatment program & tested more often. Subsequent violations result in 2 game fine, a 4 game fine, & the a 4 game suspension. Here's the problem with Trent's 4 game suspension. According to this, Trent should have only been hit with a 4 game fine, not a 4 game suspension. After the violation, an NFL PA attorney that was acting on behalf of Trent, agreed to a penalty equivalent for a third offense (4 game suspension). The NFL PA attorney took the suspension, without knowing Trent had never received the 4 week fine, which again, is what he should have received. And now, it can't be appealed or adjusted. 

 

TK
2016 Regular Season Play Direction Report for Cincinnati Bengals

Rushing Offense

Left End   Left Tackle   Left Guard   Up the Middle   Right Guard   Right Tackle   Right End
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
Plays: 24   Plays: 25   Plays: 25   Plays: 29   Plays: 37   Plays: 24   Plays: 11
NFL Rank: 9   NFL Rank: 8   NFL Rank: 11   NFL Rank: 27   NFL Rank: 1   NFL Rank: 7   NFL Rank: 28
Avg Gain: 3.00   Avg Gain: 7.48   Avg Gain: 3.96   Avg Gain: 4.83   Avg Gain: 2.73   Avg Gain: 7.96   Avg Gain: 2.45
NFL Rank: 30   NFL Rank: 2   NFL Rank: 16   NFL Rank: 5   NFL Rank: 23   NFL Rank: 1   NFL Rank: 28

 

 

 

Rushing Defense

Left End   Left Tackle   Left Guard   Up the Middle   Right Guard   Right Tackle   Right End
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
Plays: 21   Plays: 24   Plays: 19   Plays: 39   Plays: 24   Plays: 29   Plays: 17
NFL Rank: 12   NFL Rank: 7   NFL Rank: 19   NFL Rank: 20   NFL Rank: 11   NFL Rank: 2   NFL Rank: 19
Avg Gain: 5.86   Avg Gain: 4.54   Avg Gain: 4.79   Avg Gain: 3.82   Avg Gain: 5.71   Avg Gain: 5.24   Avg Gain: 4.41
NFL Rank: 23   NFL Rank: 19   NFL Rank: 26   NFL Rank: 16   NFL Rank: 32   NFL Rank: 25   NFL Rank: 16


 

 

Passing Offense

Short Left   Short Middle   Short Right   Deep Left   Deep Middle   Deep Right
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
Plays: 73   Plays: 45   Plays: 81   Plays: 10   Plays: 16   Plays: 21
NFL Rank: 13   NFL Rank: 15   NFL Rank: 13   NFL Rank: 30   NFL Rank: 5   NFL Rank: 7
Avg Gain: 5.18   Avg Gain: 6.98   Avg Gain: 6.21   Avg Gain: 21.30   Avg Gain: 20.19   Avg Gain: 15.33
NFL Rank: 29   NFL Rank: 17   NFL Rank: 10   NFL Rank: 1   NFL Rank: 4   NFL Rank: 8
Comp %: 58.90   Comp %: 77.78   Comp %: 74.07   Comp %: 60.00   Comp %: 75.00   Comp %: 47.62
NFL Rank: 32   NFL Rank: 5   NFL Rank: 3   NFL Rank: 1   NFL Rank: 7   NFL Rank: 7


 

 

Passing Defense

Short Left   Short Middle   Short Right   Deep Left   Deep Middle   Deep Right
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
Plays: 70   Plays: 42   Plays: 84   Plays: 10   Plays: 12   Plays: 7
NFL Rank: 16   NFL Rank: 22   NFL Rank: 11   NFL Rank: 31   NFL Rank: 10   NFL Rank: 31
Avg Gain: 6.66   Avg Gain: 5.38   Avg Gain: 5.37   Avg Gain: 32.70   Avg Gain: 12.08   Avg Gain: 16.43
NFL Rank: 24   NFL Rank: 4   NFL Rank: 10   NFL Rank: 32   NFL Rank: 12   NFL Rank: 25
Comp %: 71.43   Comp %: 52.38   Comp %: 64.29   Comp %: 90.00   Comp %: 50.00   Comp %: 42.86
NFL Rank: 18   NFL Rank: 1   NFL Rank: 15   NFL Rank: 32   NFL Rank: 10   NFL Rank: 20
TK

Week 8 League Leaders

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Redskins Offense
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in percentage of 3-and-out drives (8.2%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts gaining 10+ yards (14.4%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in rushing plays of 10+ yards (24)

»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in percentage of second down plays converted for first downs (37.5%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in receptions per game (25.4)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in average rushing yards (4.77)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in percentage of rush attempts resulting in a first down (28.7%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in receptions (178)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in pass completions (178)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in total yards per play (6.19)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in average rushing yards on second down (5.07)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in pass completions per game (25.4)
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for fifth NFL in pass completions of 20+ yards (27)
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in pass completions of 25+ yards (17)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in total first downs made (156)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in receiving yards (2027)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per game (277.7)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in gross passing yards (2027)
»» Ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in rush attempts resulting in a first down (48)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average yards gained on first down (6.35)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in passing yards at catch (1176)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in 3rd-and-long conversion percentage (35.3%)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in receiving targets (259)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in gross passing yards per game (289.6)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in pass attempts (266)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in receiving yards per game (289.6)

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in passing yards per attempt (7.62)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in percentage of first down passing plays gaining 4+ yards (60.4%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in percentage of first down plays gaining 4+ yards (52.2)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in percentage of pass completions (66.9%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in percentage of third down plays converted for first downs (44.2%)
»» Ranks tied for fifth in the NFC and tied for eighth in the NFL in pass completions for first downs (92)

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in average passing yards at catch (6.6)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in yards after catch (849)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in rushing yards (796)
»» Ranks tied for sixth in the NFC in pass completions resulting in a touchdown (10)

»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in average receiving yards (11.4)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in targets per game (37.0)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in total yards per game (113.7)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in percentage of rush attempts gaining 4+ yards (43.1%)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC and NFL in first downs per game (22.3)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in rushing yards per game (113.7)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in pass attempts per game (38.0)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in average yards to go on second down (7.81)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in passing yards per completion (11.39)

»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in passing yards per play (7.32)
»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in rush attempts (167)


Redskins Defense
»» Ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in assisted tackles (150)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and tied for first in the NFL in fumbles forced (9)

»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and NFL in tackles for loss (38)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in total tackles (432)

»» Ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in sacks (19)

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC in yards after catch allowed (706)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in sack yards (115)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in sacks per pass attempt (7.82%)

»» Ranks tied for sixth in the NFC in passes defensed (32)

»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in solo tackles (282)


Redskins Special Teams
»» Ranks first in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in field goals made (16)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in field goal attempts (18)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in percentage of kickoffs for touchbacks (78.9%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (18.6)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in total punt return yards (223)
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL for longest punt return (85)

»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in kickoff yards (2462)
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in kickoffs for touchbacks (30)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and third in the NFL in average starting line position after kickoff (26.3)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average kickoff return yards (24.3)

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average kickoff yards (64.8)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC in total kick return yards (442)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in percentage of kickoff returns for 20+ yards (66.7%)

»» Ranks tied for sixth in the NFC and tied for ninth in the NFL in field goal percentage made (88.9%)

 

Redskins Players
»» Will Compton ranks first in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in assisted tackles (27)
»» Compton ranks tied for fifth in the NFC tied for ninth in the NFL in total tackles (58)

»» Kirk Cousins ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in pass completions (177)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in pass completions per game (25.3)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in pass attempts (265)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in passing yards at catch (1148)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and sixth NFL in passing yards (1996)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in passing yards per game (285.1)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC tied for sixth in the NFL in pass completions for first downs (91)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in passing yards per attempt (7.53)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in pass attempts per game (37.9)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in yards after catch amongst quarterbacks (848)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC in pass completions resulting in a touchdown (10)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC in average passing yards at catch (6.5)
»» Cousins ranks seventh in the NFC in pass completion percentage (66.8%)

»» Jamison Crowder ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (20.7)
»» Crowder ranks first in the NFC and NFL in punt return yards (207)
»» Crowder ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in longest punt return (85)

»» Vernon Davis ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in average yards after catch amongst tight ends (5.3)
»» Davis ranks seventh in the NFC in average yards at catch amongst tight ends (7.1)

»» Dustin Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in field goals made (16)
»» Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and tied for second NFL in field goals attempted (18)
»» Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in percent of kickoffs resulting in a touchback (78.9%)
»» Hopkins ranks second the NFC and fourth in the NFL in touchbacks on kickoffs (30)
»» Hopkins ranks second in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in total kickoffs (38)
»» Hopkins ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in total kickoff yards (2462)
»» Hopkins ranks fourth in the NFC and tied for ninth in the NFL in field goal percentage (88.9%)

»» Matt Jones ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts resulting in a first-down (28.3%)
»» Jones ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for ninth in the NFL in longest rush attempt (57)
»» Jones ranks third in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts gaining 10+ yards (14.1%)
»» Jones ranks fourth in the NFC in rush attempts of 10+ yards (14)
»» Jones ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in rush attempts for first-downs (28)
»» Jones ranks fourth in the NFC in total rushing yards (460)
»» Jones ranks sixth in the NFC in rush attempts (99)
»» Jones ranks seventh in the NFC in rushing yards per game (65.7)
»» Jones ranks seventh in the NFC in average rushing yards (4.65)

»» Rob Kelley ranks first in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average rushing yards amongst rookies (6.1)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in long rush attempt amongst rookies (45)
»» Kelley ranks fourth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in rushing yards amongst rookies (103)
»» Kelley ranks sixth in the NFC in rushing yards per game amongst rookies (17.2)
»» Kelley ranks tied for sixth in the NFC in longest rush attempt (45)
»» Kelley ranks seventh in the NFC in rush attempts amongst rookies (17)

»» Ryan Kerrigan ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in tackles for loss (9)
»» Kerrigan ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL for sacks (6)
»» Kerrigan ranks tied for sixth in the NFC and tied for ninth in the NFL in sack yards (39)

»» Trent Murphy ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in sacks (6)

»» Jordan Reed ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in receptions amongst tight ends (33)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in targets amongst tight ends (46)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in receiving yards amongst tight ends (316)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC in yards after catch amongst tight ends (121)
»» Reed ranks fourth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in yards at catch amongst tight ends (195)
»» Reed ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in receptions resulting in a first down amongst tight ends (18)
»» Reed ranks eighth in the NFC in average yards at catch amongst tight ends (5.9)
»» Reed ranks tied for eighth in the NFC in percentage of receptions resulting in a first-down amongst tight ends (54.5%)

TK

Week 8 What To Watch For

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»» The Redskins making their European regular season debut.
»» The Redskins playing their second regular season game outside the United States all-time. The Redskins faced the Buffalo Bills at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on Oct. 30, 2011, in their only other international regular season game to date.
»» This Redskins earning their first regular season win outside of the United States in team history.
»» The Redskins participating in the NFL’s 17th regular season game played in London since the formation of the NFL International Series in 2007.
»» The Redskins improving to 3-1 in the first four road games of a season for the first time since 2008.
»» The Redskins winning to hit the halfway mark of a season above .500 for the first time since 2008 (6-2).
»» The Redskins tying a team record by reaching 400 yards of offense for a third consecutive game. The franchise has accomplished the feat five times previously (1949, 1981-82, 1983, 2013 and 2015).
»» The Redskins exceeding 300 yards of offense in a 12th consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season, for the first time since a 14-game stretch across the 2012-13 seasons.
»» The Redskins rushing for 100 yards in a third straight game for the first time since a five-game span across Weeks 15-17 of the 2014 season and Weeks 1-2 of the 2015 season.
»» The Redskins reaching 125 rushing yards in a third straight game for the first time since Weeks 9-11 of the 2013 season.
»» The Redskins holding a fifth straight opponent to 20 points or fewer for the first time since a five-game streak in Weeks 2-6 of the 2009 season.
»» The Redskins’ defense posting three sacks in a fourth consecutive game for the first time since the final four games of the 2015 season.

»» Cornerback Bashaud Breeland (one) intercepting a pass to become the first member of the Redskins since Fred Smoot (2001-03) to open a career with multiple interceptions in three straight seasons.

»» Quarterback Kirk Cousins recording his 16th career 300-yard passing game, including postseason play, to tie Sonny Jurgensen for the most 300-yard passing games in team history.
»» Cousins (57) chasing No. 6 Eddie LeBaron (59) on the team’s all-time passing touchdowns list.
»» Cousins throwing three touchdowns to join Sammy Baugh, Sonny Jurgensen, Joe Theismann, Billy Kilmer and Mark Rypien as the only players to throw 60 touchdown passes with the Redskins.
»» Cousins completing four passes to reach 800 career completions.
»» Cousins (9,192) accruing 578 passing yards to pass Gus Frerotte (9,769) for seventh-most passing yards in Redskins history.
»» Cousins rushing for a touchdown in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 14-15 of the 2015 season.
»» Cousins (six) rushing for two touchdowns to tie four players (eight) for fourth-most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in team history.

»» Wide receiver Jamison Crowder tying a single-season team record with his second punt return touchdown of the season (Brian Mitchell in 1991 and 1994, Mike Nelms in 1981, Bert Zagers in 1957 and John Williams in 1952).
»» Crowder exceeding 100 receiving yards to become the first member of the Redskins with consecutive 100-yard receiving games since DeSean Jackson in Weeks 8-9 of the 2014 season.
»» Crowder adding to his current single-season career high in receiving touchdowns (three this season).

»» Tight end Vernon Davis adding to his 56 career touchdown receptions, seventh-most of any tight end in NFL history.
»» Davis (6,064) gaining 80 receiving yards to pass Jeremy Shockey (6,143) for 12th-most receiving yards by a tight end in NFL history.

»» Wide receiver Pierre Garçon extending his streak of consecutive regular season games played with a reception to 94, the sixthlongest active streak in the NFL (Larry Fitzgerald, 186; Brandon Marshall, 151; Steve Smith Sr., 134; Jason Witten, 125; Michael Crabtree, 102). Sixty-five of the games in Garçon’s streak have come
with Washington, the third-longest streak by a member of the Redskins since the 1970 merger.
»» Garçon (19 with Washington) catching a touchdown pass to become the 15th player in Redskins history to post 20 touchdown receptions with the team.
»» Garçon (3,837) gaining 94 receiving yards to pass Henry Ellard (3,930) for 11th-most receiving yards in team history.

»» Kicker Dustin Hopkins (41) making three field goals to tie Scott Blanton (44) for 10th-most field goals in team history.
»» Hopkins (177) scoring 23 points to become the 29th player in team history to record 200 career points with the Redskins.

»» Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (24) recording two 50-plusyard touchdowns to tie Steve Smith, Sr. (26) for fourth in total touchdowns of 50 yards or more in the NFL since the 1970 merger.
»» Jackson (20) recording a 60-plus-yard touchdown to tie Devin Hester (21) for second-most total touchdowns of 60 yards or more in NFL history.

»» Running back Matt Jones (three in 2015 and 2016) setting a career high with his next rushing touchdown.
»» Jones (460) rushing for 31 yards to break his single-season career high from 2015 (490).

»» Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan starting his 88th consecutive game, tied for second-most among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
»» Kerrigan recording a sack in a fourth consecutive game for the first time since a five-game stretch in Weeks 12-16 of the 2014 season.
»» Kerrigan recording 1.5 sacks to reach 7.5 sacks this season. He would join Jared Allen, Derrick Thomas, DeMarcus Ware and Reggie White as the only players to register at least 7.5 sacks in each of the first six seasons of an NFL career since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982.

»» Linebacker Trent Murphy becoming the first member of the Redskins to post at least a half-sack in a seventh consecutive game for the first time in his career.

»» Tight end Jordan Reed (215) catching 12 passes to tie Rod Gardner for the 15th-most receptions in team history.
»» Reed (16) catching three touchdown passes to tie Clint Didier (19) for fourth-most by a tight end in Redskins history.

»» Safety Donte Whitner Sr. playing in his 150th career regular season game.

TK

Both Jackson & Garcon entered this season in contract years. Fans had expected at least one of them to put up huge numbers this year, even in an Offense that is stacked with other weapons like Reed, Crowder, & recently IR'd first round Draft pick Doctson. While it's seemed like neither has had their number called very much. Jackson had his biggest game in Week 3 against the Giants. Jackson caught 5 of 8 targets for 96 yards & a touchdown.

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Garcon's biggest game isn't as black & white to pick out. He caught 5 of 7 for 59 yards in the same game against the Giants. Against the Ravens he was 5 out of 7 for 56 yards & his only touchdown of the season. Though his most yardage came against the Eagles catching 54.5% of his targets (6 of 11) for 77 yards. Only against the Steelers did he catch everything thrown his way going 6 for 6 for 51 yards.

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photo by Spaceman Spiff

After all of that & seven games later they're evenly matched. Jackson has been targeted 49 times, made 27 catches for 318 yards & 1 touchdown. Garcon has been  targeted 48 times, made 30 catches for 329 yards & 1 touchdown. 

 

Week 1 Pittsburgh

RECEIVING
TAR
REC
YDS
TD
LG
D.Jackson
10
6
102
0
33
J.Reed
11
7
64
0
14
J.Crowder
10
6
58
0
16
P.Garcon
6
6
51
0
19
V.Davis
1
1
20
0
20
C.Thompson
2
2
16
0
11
M.Jones
1
1
9
0
9
J.Doctson
1
1
9
0
9
R.Grant
1
0
0
0
0

 

Week 2 Dallas

RECEIVING
TAR
REC
YDS
TD
LG
J.Reed
7
5
70
0
25
C.Thompson
4
3
57
0
38
J.Doctson
5
1
57
0
57
V.Davis
5
5
51
0
32
D.Jackson
5
3
40
0
28
J.Crowder
8
6
39
1
11
P.Garcon
7
2
25
0
16
N.Paul
1
1
16
0
16
R.Grant
1
1
5
0
5
M.Jones
1
1
4
0
4

 

Week 3 NY Giants

RECEIVING
TAR
REC
YDS
TD
LG
D.Jackson
8
5
96
1
44
J.Crowder
7
4
78
1
55
P.Garcon
7
5
59
0
20
J.Reed
7
4
56
0
24
Q.Dunbar
1
1
31
0
31
M.Jones
2
2
14
0
8
R.Grant
1
0
0
0
0
C.Thompson
2
1
-7
0
-7

 

Week 4 Cleveland 

RECEIVING
TAR
REC
YDS
TD
LG
J.Reed
10
9
73
2
26
P.Garcon
5
4
39
0
23
J.Crowder
3
2
21
0
15
M.Jones
2
2
21
0
16
C.Thompson
4
2
16
1
11
V.Davis
1
1
8
0
8
D.Jackson
2
1
5
0
5

 

Week 5 Baltimore

RECEIVING
TAR
REC
YDS
TD
LG
P.Garcon
7
5
56
1
21
J.Reed
11
8
53
0
16
D.Jackson
7
3
35
0
27
J.Crowder
3
3
35
0
23
C.Thompson
4
4
33
0
10
M.Jones
2
2
25
0
13
V.Davis
4
3
15
0
6
R.Ross
1
1
8
0
8

 

Week 6 Philadelphia

RECEIVING
TAR
REC
YDS
TD
LG
P.Garcon
11
6
77
0
22
D.Jackson
9
4
55
0
35
J.Crowder
4
3
52
1
21
V.Davis
4
2
50
1
37
C.Thompson
3
3
29
0
13
R.Grant
1
0
0
0
0

 

Week 7 Detroit

RECEIVING
TAR
REC
YDS
TD
LG
J.Crowder
9
7
108
0
26
V.Davis
6
6
79
0
27
C.Thompson
7
7
40
0
11
D.Jackson
8
5
35
0
12
P.Garcon
5
2
22
0
17
N.Paul
1
1
11
0
11
R.Grant
2
1
5
0
5
R.Kelley
1
1
1
1
1

 

 

TK

Big Game Hunting

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Greetings Humaniods. :)

This week we're in either Motown, Detroit Rock City, or the Motor City depending on your tastes.  Today your 4-2 Washington Redskins, Defenders of the NFC East come to town to bag the 3-3 Detroit Lions. Unfortunately, due to the airlines moving my flight back tonight up two hours, this will probably be short, sweet, & incomplete as there's a travel delay warning from road construction back to the airport as well. So my halftime adjustment will be getting out of downtown Detroit so I can make it home tonight. 

 

TARGET ACQUIRED 

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF INACTIVES

 

DETROIT – The Washington Redskins have announced the following inactives and lineup changes for today’s game against the Detroit Lions:

 

The Redskins declared the following players as inactive: 

o   No. 2 QB Nate Sudfeld

o   No. 19 WR Rashad Ross

o   No. 35 CB Dashaun Phillips

o   No. 45 S Josh Evans

o   No. 60 OL Vinston Painter

o   No. 72 DE Anthony Lanier II

o   No. 86 TE Jordan Reed

 

No. 85 Vernon Davis is expected to start in place of Reed at tight end.

 

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The biggest shocker there is Harris is active at WR at expense of Ross. Harris was activated from the Practice Squad earlier this week.

Based off of the analysis & stats I had posted earlier this week here on the Blog, I expect the Lions to come out trying to establish the run while mixing in a few short passes on 2nd down or 3rd & long situations. They don't really throw deep a lot with Megatron retired nowadays. And they really haven't been able to get Golden Tate going out of the stable. 

 

Today, I'm expecting a win. And I'm expecting Cousins to ball the eff out here in front of his friends & family. Don't get me wrong, I'm not fully sipping the Kool Aide yet. But I am close. A win here today will having me taking another swig of it though. Also, making their undefeated on the road return are the Championship White jersey & Burgundy pant combo. 

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And now, here's some words from Murf. 

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From 1968-2008, the Washington Redskins dominated the Lions -- winning 22 out of 24 games against Detroit. Unfortunately, the last three times these two franchises have done battle, the Redskins failed to bring home a victory.


And the last time the Redskins traveled to Detroit, it was especially embarrassing -- quarterback Donovan McNabb got benched in favor of Rex Grossman, which marked the beginning of the end for the mediocre quarterback's tenure in Washington.

I was on the sidelines that day and everything about that game was awful. No one ever considered me a member of the Donovan McNabb fan club, but his benching made it clear that he wasn't going to be around much longer. It also meant the team's quarterback situation was about to get even uglier, because Grossman was never going to be the answer.

The mood in the post-game locker room that afternoon was especially somber, with defensive players not really excited to talk about giving up four passing touchdowns and the offense having nothing to say about the change at quarterback. 

Fast forward six seasons later and the Redskins seem much more settled at the quarterback position. Sure, there are games where Kirk Cousins is his own worst enemy, but he's already done much more to justify his place in the starting lineup than McNabb or Grossman ever did in Washington.

In related news, the mood around this team is much more positive these days -- which tends to happen during a four-game winning streak. While Cousins has slowly worked his way out of an early-season slump, last week's win over Philadelphia had much more to do with the ground game.

Specifically, the Redskins were able to stick with the rushing attack while keeping the Eagles from doing any real damage on the ground. I'm still not sure how good Matt Jones is, but last week he definitely got the job done. Same goes for rookie Rob Kelley. The Redskins rushed 33 times for 230 yards against Philly, which makes life so much easier when your quarterback doesn't have to drop back and throw every single down.
 
And yet, I wouldn't be surprised if the story of today's game is Washington's passing game. No team in football has given up more passing touchdowns than Detroit's 17. Their defense isn't very good to begin with, but it's especially vulnerable in the secondary. Even without tight end Jordan Reed, who is missing a second-straight game as he recovers from a concussion, the Redskins should be able to move the ball up and down the field.
 

On defense, I'm planning on focusing my attention on the pass rushers. Ryan Kerrigan finally showed signs of life last week, picking up two sacks. Was that because he was playing against a rookie offensive lineman in over his head or is Kerrigan actually heating up? And what about Preston Smith (who currently has one more sack than I do this season)? Can he start to get more pressure on the quarterback as well? Those two and Trent Murphy will likely have a say in who leaves Ford Field victorious this afternoon.

 

 

TK

Why We Will Win

This is simple. They can't even manage to tp the team hotel correctly. :ols:

 

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One strand. Are you kidding me? And it looks like they even used paper towels instead of toilet paper. Clearly Screaming A called the wrong fan base losers. :)

TK

So about this hotel...

Murf & I arrived here at the hotel a few hours ago. We immediately noticed this one was a bit different then what we've grown accustomed to. No, it wasn't smooth sailing at check as that never happens. Today's check in didn't have Murf down to be in the room. Usually that happens to me. I suggested the chick at the front desk just check me in & hand me an extra room key. I think that was to much for her to process. She still had to check with someone. Anyways, we finally got checked in & headed to the room to drop off our gear before heading out for a couple of breweries. 

Stepping off the elevator we're greeted by a framed & autographed Marino jersey. OK. That's different. Especially considering we're nowhere near Miami. Then there's an Ali picture hanging in the hallway. Makes sense with Joe Louis Areana being here. Then there's some some more Ali pics up, a Randy Moss signed Vikings jersey, a Joe Namath autographed photo & well, see for yourself. There's just a really cool sports vibe to this floor. I might have to start up a GoFundMe for the Ali/Beatles pic. :) 

 

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TK
2016 Regular Season Play Direction Report for Detroit Lions

 

 

Rushing Offense

Left End   Left Tackle   Left Guard   Up the Middle   Right Guard   Right Tackle   Right End
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
Plays: 19   Plays: 15   Plays: 7   Plays: 40   Plays: 10   Plays: 20   Plays: 25
NFL Rank: 11   NFL Rank: 18   NFL Rank: 29   NFL Rank: 15   NFL Rank: 26   NFL Rank: 8   NFL Rank: 5
Avg Gain: 3.89   Avg Gain: 5.07   Avg Gain: 3.86   Avg Gain: 4.35   Avg Gain: 1.10   Avg Gain: 3.80   Avg Gain: 5.16
NFL Rank: 24   NFL Rank: 15   NFL Rank: 18   NFL Rank: 14   NFL Rank: 31   NFL Rank: 15   NFL Rank: 12

 

 

 

Rushing Defense

Left End   Left Tackle   Left Guard   Up the Middle   Right Guard   Right Tackle   Right End
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
Plays: 14   Plays: 30   Plays: 6   Plays: 36   Plays: 7   Plays: 14   Plays: 24
NFL Rank: 24   NFL Rank: 2   NFL Rank: 31   NFL Rank: 19   NFL Rank: 30   NFL Rank: 24   NFL Rank: 3
Avg Gain: 5.21   Avg Gain: 5.37   Avg Gain: 1.67   Avg Gain: 4.83   Avg Gain: 5.43   Avg Gain: 4.93   Avg Gain: 4.21
NFL Rank: 14   NFL Rank: 23   NFL Rank: 1   NFL Rank: 27   NFL Rank: 31   NFL Rank: 25   NFL Rank: 15

 

 


Passing Offense

Short Left   Short Middle   Short Right   Deep Left   Deep Middle   Deep Right
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
Plays: 76   Plays: 35   Plays: 72   Plays: 9   Plays: 5   Plays: 15
NFL Rank: 2   NFL Rank: 18   NFL Rank: 10   NFL Rank: 29   NFL Rank: 27   NFL Rank: 13
Avg Gain: 6.46   Avg Gain: 8.51   Avg Gain: 6.11   Avg Gain: 12.78   Avg Gain: 13.60   Avg Gain: 15.80
NFL Rank: 14   NFL Rank: 8   NFL Rank: 12   NFL Rank: 12   NFL Rank: 17   NFL Rank: 8
Comp %: 73.68   Comp %: 80.00   Comp %: 68.06   Comp %: 33.33   Comp %: 60.00   Comp %: 46.67
NFL Rank: 9   NFL Rank: 4   NFL Rank: 16   NFL Rank: 19   NFL Rank: 14   NFL Rank: 8

 

 


Passing Defense

Short Left   Short Middle   Short Right   Deep Left   Deep Middle   Deep Right
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
Plays: 53   Plays: 40   Plays: 72   Plays: 13   Plays: 11   Plays: 16
NFL Rank: 22   NFL Rank: 14   NFL Rank: 13   NFL Rank: 19   NFL Rank: 8   NFL Rank: 8
Avg Gain: 6.79   Avg Gain: 7.13   Avg Gain: 5.51   Avg Gain: 15.77   Avg Gain: 17.36   Avg Gain: 16.63
NFL Rank: 26   NFL Rank: 15   NFL Rank: 14   NFL Rank: 25   NFL Rank: 26   NFL Rank: 26
Comp %: 77.36   Comp %: 77.50   Comp %: 79.17   Comp %: 46.15   Comp %: 54.55   Comp %: 62.50
NFL Rank: 29   NFL Rank: 26   NFL Rank: 31   NFL Rank: 20   NFL Rank: 12   NFL Rank: 30
TK

Week 7 League Leaders

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Redskins Offense
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in percentage of 3-and-out drives (9.4%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in average rushing yards per play (4.80)

»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in percentage of second down plays converted for first downs (38.0%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third NFL in pass completions of 20+ yards (24)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in total yards per play (6.23)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in percentage of rushes gaining 10+ yards (14.5%)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in percentage of rushes gaining 4+ yards (45.9%)
»» Ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in total first downs made (137)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average yards gained on first down (6.42)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in passing yards at catch (992)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in 3rd-and-long conversion percentage (37.9%)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in pass completions (148)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in pass completions per game (24.7)

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and tied for fifth in passing yards per game (387.2)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in percentage of first down passing plays gaining 4+ yards (60.4%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in percentage of first-down plays gaining 4+ yards (52.6)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC tied for eighth in the NFL in pass attempts (227)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC in passing yards per game (276.8)

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in receiving targets (220)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in yards after catch (734)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in receiving yards (1726)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in receiving yards per game (287.7)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in rushing yards (662)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and NFL in first downs per game (21.7)
»» Ranks tied for sixth in the NFC and tied for eighth in the NFL in pass completions for first downs (80)

»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in rushing yards per game (110.3)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in pass attempts per game (37.8)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in receiving targets per game (36.7)

»» Ranks eighth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in average yards to go on second down (7.81)
»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in percentage of pass completions (65.2%)
»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in passing yards per play (7.32)

 


Redskins Defense
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for first in the NFL in fumbles forced (8)
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for first in the NFL in tackles for loss (35)

»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in total tackles (385)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in assisted tackles (133)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in yards after catch allowed (645)

»» Ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in sacks (16)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in sack yards (99)

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and tied for seventh NFL in solo tackles (252)

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in sacks per pass attempt (7.48%)
»» Ranks tied for sixth in the NFC in passes defensed (26)

»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in longest interception return (26)
»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in interception rate (2.08%)


Redskins Special Teams
»» Ranks first in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in field goals made (15)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and tied for first in the NFL in field goal attempts (16)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and second NFL in percentage of kickoffs for touchbacks (77.1%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (18.8)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in total punt return yards (207)
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL for longest punt return (85)

»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in kickoffs for touchbacks (27)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in kickoff yards (2267)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and third in the NFL in average starting line position after kickoff (26.5)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average kickoff return yards (24.3)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in field goal percentage made (93.8%)

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in average kickoff yards (64.8)

»» Ranks tied for eighth in the NFC and NFL in percentage of kickoff returns for 20+ yards (66.7%)

 

Redskins Players
»» Will Compton ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in assisted tackles (24)
»» Compton ranks tied for seventh in the NFC in total tackles (50)

»» Kirk Cousins ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL for pass completions resulting in a first-down (68)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in pass attempts (226)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in passing yards at catch (964)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in pass completions (147)
»» Cousins ranks tied for third in the NFC tied for sixth in the NFL in pass completions for first downs (79)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth NFL in passing yards (1695)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and tied for eighth in the NFL in pass completions per game (24.5)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in passing yards per game (282.5)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC in pass attempts per game (37.7)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in yards after catch amongst quarterbacks (731)
»» Cousins ranks tied for fifth in the NFC in pass completions resulting in a touchdown (9)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC in average passing yards at catch (6.6)
»» Cousins ranks eighth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in pass completion percentage (65.0%)

»» Jamison Crowder ranks first in the NFC and first in the NFL in average punt return yards (20.7)
»» Crowder ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in longest punt return (85)
»» Crowder ranks first in the NFC and first in the NFL in punt return yards (207)

»» Vernon Davis ranks first in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in average yards after catch amongst tight ends (6.5)
»» Davis ranks fourth in the NFC in average receiving yards amongst tight ends (12.0)

»» Dustin Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and tied for first NFL in field goals made (15)
»» Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and tied for first NFL in field goals attempted (16)
»» Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in percent of kickoffs resulting in a touchback (77.1%)
»» Hopkins ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in touchbacks on kickoffs (27)
»» Hopkins ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in total kickoffs (35)
»» Hopkins ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in total kickoff yards (2267)
»» Hopkins ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in field goal percentage (93.8%)

»» Matt Jones ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts for 10+ yards (15.7%)
»» Jones ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in rush attempts of 10+ yards (14)
»» Jones ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for eighth in the NFL in longest rush attempt (57)
»» Jones ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in rushing attempts for first-downs (24)
»» Jones ranks fourth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in total rushing yards (433)
»» Jones ranks fourth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in rushing yards per game (72.2)
»» Jones ranks sixth in the NFC in rushing attempts (89)
»» Jones ranks seventh in the NFC in rush attempts per game (14.8)
»» Jones ranks sixth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts resulting in a first-down (27.0%)
»» Jones ranks sixth in the NFC in average rushing yards (4.87)

»» Rob Kelley ranks tied for fifth in the NFC in longest rush attempt (45)
»» Kelley ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in average rushing yards amongst rookies (6.8)

»» Ryan Kerrigan ranks tied for first in the NFL and first in the NFC in tackles for loss (8)
»» Kerrigan ranks tied for fifth in the NFC and tied for 10th in the NFL for sacks (4.5)
»» Kerrigan ranks fifth in the NFC in sack yards (29)

»» Trent Murphy ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in sacks (5)

»» Josh Norman ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in passes defensed (8)

»» Jordan Reed ranks first in the NFC and NFL in receptions per game amongst tight ends (6.6)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in receptions amongst tight ends (33)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in targets amongst tight ends (46)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and NFL in targets per game amongst tight ends (9.2)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and NFL in receptions resulting in a first down amongst tight ends (18)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and NFL in first-down receptions amongst tight ends (18)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and NFL in targets per game amongst tight ends (9.2)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in receiving yards amongst tight ends (316)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in yards after catch amongst tight ends (121)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards per game amongst tight ends (63.2)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in yards at catch amongst tight ends (195)
»» Reed ranks sixth in the NFC in average yards after catch amongst tight ends (3.7)
»» Reed ranks eighth in the NFC in percentage of receptions resulting in a first-down amongst tight ends (54.5%)
»» Reed ranks eighth in the NFC in average yards at catch amongst tight ends (5.9)
 

TK

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Down Analysis Report for Detroit Lions

Offensive Down Analysis Report for Detroit Lions

 

First Down
Rushes Passes Scrambles
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 3 (4) -3 (20) -1.00 0 (16) 0.00%
2
3
4
5 3 (3) 8 (7) 2.67 1 (4) 33.33%
6 1 (3) -2 (7) -2.00 0 (3) 0.00%
7
8 1 (5) 3 (5) 3.00 0 (4) 0.00%
9
10 69 (14) 246 (20) 3.57 8 (13) 11.59%
11-15 1 (11) -3 (23) -3.00 0 (4) 0.00%
16+ 2 (5) 47 (1) 23.50 1 (1) 50.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1
2
3
4 1 (5) 2 (7) 2.00 0 (7) 0.00%
5
6 1 (3) 5 (6) 5.00 0 (6) 0.00%
7 1 (3) 7 (1) 7.00 1 (1) 100.00%
8
9 1 (2) 8 (3) 8.00 0 (3) 0.00%
10 71 (21) 451 (24) 6.35 19 (17) 26.76%
11-15 3 (5) 12 (11) 4.00 0 (7) 0.00%
16+ 5 (1) 12 (13) 2.40 0 (8) 0.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 2 (12) 11 (16) 5.50 0 (9) 0.00%
Second Down
Rushes Passes Scrambles
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 6 (4) 3 (28) 0.50 3 (14) 50.00%
2 4 (9) 13 (12) 3.25 2 (10) 50.00%
3 6 (2) 32 (2) 5.33 4 (1) 66.67%
4 1 (29) 7 (19) 7.00 1 (14) 100.00%
5 1 (29) -6 (32) -6.00 0 (22) 0.00%
6 2 (24) 10 (21) 5.00 1 (10) 50.00%
7 3 (14) 13 (13) 4.33 1 (8) 33.33%
8 3 (10) 3 (26) 1.00 0 (9) 0.00%
9 1 (22) 2 (18) 2.00 0 (4) 0.00%
10 11 (9) 52 (11) 4.73 2 (4) 18.18%
11-15 1 (25) 5 (20) 5.00 0 (10) 0.00%
16+ 1 (18) 7 (14) 7.00 0 (1) 0.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 7 (1) 42 (4) 6.00 5 (1) 71.43%
2 3 (9) 44 (3) 14.67 2 (4) 66.67%
3 3 (14) 34 (7) 11.33 1 (16) 33.33%
4 8 (3) 56 (6) 7.00 5 (3) 62.50%
5 4 (15) 61 (7) 15.25 3 (7) 75.00%
6 6 (9) 41 (9) 6.83 4 (3) 66.67%
7 3 (27) 18 (25) 6.00 1 (24) 33.33%
8 3 (26) 93 (2) 31.00 3 (8) 100.00%
9 10 (2) 27 (20) 2.70 2 (9) 20.00%
10 12 (27) 19 (32) 1.58 1 (29) 8.33%
11-15 15 (1) 80 (11) 5.33 2 (11) 13.33%
16+ 10 (1) 78 (2) 7.80 1 (4) 10.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1
2
3
4
5
6 1 (2) 2 (8) 2.00 0 (6) 0.00%
7
8
9
10
11-15 1 (2) 29 (1) 29.00 1 (1) 100.00%
16+ 1 (3) 4 (5) 4.00 0 (1) 0.00%
Third Down
Rushes Passes Scrambles
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 5 (17) 3 (28) 0.60 2 (26) 40.00%
2 1 (19) -1 (26) -1.00 0 (18) 0.00%
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11-15
16+ 1 (11) 2 (16) 2.00 0 (3) 0.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 3 (11) 24 (9) 8.00 2 (5) 66.67%
2 6 (5) 23 (13) 3.83 4 (3) 66.67%
3 2 (22) 6 (22) 3.00 1 (19) 50.00%
4 5 (16) 46 (7) 9.20 3 (9) 60.00%
5 3 (27) 14 (25) 4.67 2 (18) 66.67%
6 5 (11) 7 (24) 1.40 2 (6) 40.00%
7 1 (32) -9 (32) -9.00 0 (31) 0.00%
8 1 (30) 17 (17) 17.00 1 (14) 100.00%
9 10 (1) 83 (3) 8.30 4 (1) 40.00%
10 6 (14) 31 (14) 5.17 2 (11) 33.33%
11-15 9 (7) 166 (1) 18.44 5 (1) 55.56%
16+ 7 (3) 54 (6) 7.71 1 (1) 14.29%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1
2
3 1 (2) 6 (3) 6.00 1 (1) 100.00%
4 1 (2) 5 (4) 5.00 1 (2) 100.00%
5
6
7
8 2 (1) 19 (3) 9.50 0 (4) 0.00%
9
10
11-15 2 (1) 39 (1) 19.50 2 (1) 100.00%
Fourth Down
Rushes Passes Scrambles
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 3 (4) 6 (8) 2.00 3 (3) 100.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1
2 2 (1) 4 (7) 2.00 2 (1) 100.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %

League rank listed in parantheses.

 

 

 

Defensive Down Analysis Report for Detroit Lions

 

First Down
Rushes Passes Scrambles
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1
2
3 1 (4) 2 (10) 2.00 0 (9) 0.00%
4
5 2 (9) 2 (18) 1.00 0 (14) 0.00%
6
7
8
9 1 (5) -6 (16) -6.00 0 (3) 0.00%
10 62 (26) 318 (9) 5.13 6 (21) 9.68%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 1 (3) 1 (1) 1.00 1 (1) 100.00%
2 2 (1) 2 (1) 1.00 1 (1) 50.00%
3
4 1 (5) 4 (2) 4.00 1 (2) 100.00%
5
6
7
8
9 1 (2) -10 (10) -10.00 0 (4) 0.00%
10 88 (4) 738 (3) 8.39 29 (7) 32.95%
11-15 2 (10) 0 (23) 0.00 0 (7) 0.00%
16+ 3 (8) -6 (29) -2.00 0 (8) 0.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 1 (1) 1 (1) 1.00 1 (1) 100.00%
Second Down
Rushes Passes Scrambles
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 6 (8) 34 (5) 5.67 6 (6) 100.00%
2 5 (4) 7 (16) 1.40 2 (12) 40.00%
3 4 (11) 22 (6) 5.50 2 (7) 50.00%
4 3 (16) 6 (23) 2.00 0 (25) 0.00%
5 5 (6) 26 (6) 5.20 3 (2) 60.00%
6 4 (13) 21 (8) 5.25 1 (9) 25.00%
7 1 (27) 9 (17) 9.00 1 (9) 100.00%
8 2 (21) 5 (23) 2.50 0 (10) 0.00%
9 1 (24) 10 (8) 10.00 1 (1) 100.00%
10 15 (2) 59 (9) 3.93 2 (5) 13.33%
11-15 5 (4) 7 (14) 1.40 0 (9) 0.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 1 (19) 1 (17) 1.00 1 (11) 100.00%
2 4 (4) 34 (5) 8.50 3 (2) 75.00%
3 2 (14) -1 (28) -0.50 1 (13) 50.00%
4 3 (23) 38 (13) 12.67 3 (11) 100.00%
5 6 (7) 62 (7) 10.33 3 (9) 50.00%
6 8 (2) 45 (8) 5.63 3 (7) 37.50%
7 5 (17) 44 (13) 8.80 3 (8) 60.00%
8 3 (30) 0 (32) 0.00 0 (29) 0.00%
9 2 (30) 12 (25) 6.00 0 (28) 0.00%
10 16 (15) 76 (25) 4.75 2 (27) 12.50%
11-15 10 (13) 109 (3) 10.90 2 (9) 20.00%
16+ 6 (10) 82 (2) 13.67 2 (1) 33.33%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1
2
3
4
5
6 1 (1) 9 (3) 9.00 1 (1) 100.00%
Third Down
Rushes Passes Scrambles
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 4 (24) 12 (14) 3.00 4 (14) 100.00%
2 3 (2) 20 (1) 6.67 2 (2) 66.67%
3
4
5
6
7 1 (3) 3 (7) 3.00 0 (5) 0.00%
8
9
10
11-15 4 (1) 2 (14) 0.50 0 (3) 0.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 2 (16) 20 (10) 10.00 1 (12) 50.00%
2 4 (14) 43 (7) 10.75 4 (5) 100.00%
3 4 (11) 23 (11) 5.75 2 (9) 50.00%
4 6 (11) 48 (6) 8.00 5 (3) 83.33%
5 8 (5) 26 (17) 3.25 4 (7) 50.00%
6 2 (29) 10 (20) 5.00 1 (15) 50.00%
7 7 (5) 48 (9) 6.86 4 (2) 57.14%
8 8 (1) 51 (7) 6.38 2 (7) 25.00%
9 1 (29) 8 (26) 8.00 0 (26) 0.00%
10 3 (31) 0 (30) 0.00 1 (21) 33.33%
11-15 5 (25) 80 (8) 16.00 1 (21) 20.00%
16+ 3 (23) 46 (10) 15.33 0 (8) 0.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 2 (1) 18 (1) 9.00 2 (1) 100.00%
2
3
4
5
6 1 (1) 6 (5) 6.00 1 (1) 100.00%
7
8 1 (2) 11 (5) 11.00 1 (1) 100.00%
9
10
11-15 1 (4) 10 (6) 10.00 0 (4) 0.00%
16+ 1 (1) 14 (3) 14.00 0 (3) 0.00%
Fourth Down
Rushes Passes Scrambles
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 2 (5) -3 (25) -1.50 0 (21) 0.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1
2
3
4 1 (1) 9 (4) 9.00 1 (1) 100.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %

League rank listed in parantheses.

TK

Week 7 What To Watch For

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»» The Redskins recording a fifth consecutive victory for the first time since a seven-game winning streak to close the 2012 season.
»» The Redskins improving to 3-0 on the road. It would mark the first time the Redskins have opened a season 3-0 on the road since 1999.
»» The Redskins winning a sixth consecutive road game (dating back to last season) for the first time since winning the first seven road games of the 1991 season.
»» The Redskins improving to 5-2 through seven games for the first time since 2008.
»» The Redskins reaching 450 yards of offense in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 3-4 of the 2006 season.
»» The Redskins exceeding 300 yards of offense in a 11th consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season, for the first time since a 14-game stretch across the 2012-13 seasons.
»» The Redskins rushing for 200 yards in a second straight game for the first time since Weeks 6-7 of the 2013 season.
»» The Redskins’ defense adding to its active streak of seven consecutive quarters without allowing an offensive touchdown.
»» The Redskins limiting consecutive opponents below 250 yards of offense for the first time since Weeks 4-5 of the 2009 season.
»» The Redskins holding a fourth straight opponent to 20 points or fewer for the first time since a five-game streak in Weeks 2-6 of the 2009 season.
»» The Redskins’ defense posting five sacks in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 15-16 of the 2015 season.
»» The Redskins’ offense allowing zero sacks in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 3-4 of the 2006 season.
»» The Redskins playing their only guaranteed indoor game of the season. Including postseason play, the Redskins are 32-25 alltime in games played indoors, including games contested in stadiums with closed retractable roofs.

»» Cornerback Bashaud Breeland (one) intercepting a pass to become the first member of the Redskins since Fred Smoot (2001- 03) to open a career with multiple interceptions in three straight seasons.

»» Quarterback Kirk Cousins recording his 15th career 300-yard passing game, including postseason play, to move past Joe Theismann (14) for sole possession of second in team history.
»» Cousins (56) chasing No. 6 Eddie LeBaron (59) on the team’s all-time passing touchdowns list.
»» Cousins evening his regular season record as a starter at 16- 16.

»» Wide receiver Jamison Crowder tying a single-season team record with his second punt return touchdown of the season (Brian Mitchell in 1991 and 1994, Mike Nelms in 1981, Bert Zagers in 1957 and John Williams in 1952).
»» Crowder adding to his current single-season career high in receiving touchdowns (three this season).
»» Crowder scoring a receiving touchdown in consecutive games for the second time in his career (Weeks 2-3 this season).

»» Tight end Vernon Davis adding to his 56 career touchdown receptions, seventh-most of any tight end in NFL history.
»» Davis scoring a receiving touchdown in back-to-back games for the first time since Week 17 of 2013 and Week 1 of 2014.
»» Davis (5,985) gaining 15 receiving yards to become the 13th tight end in NFL history to record 6,000 career receiving yards.

»» Cornerback Quinton Dunbar (one) setting a career high with his next interception.

»» Wide receiver Pierre Garçon extending his streak of consecutive regular season games played with a reception to 93, the sixth-longest active streak in the NFL (Larry Fitzgerald, 185; Brandon Marshall, 150; Steve Smith, 134; Jason Witten, 125; Michael Crabtree, 101). Sixty-four of the games in Garçon’s streak have come with Washington, the third-longest streak by a member of the Redskins since the 1970 merger.
»» Garçon (19 with Washington) catching a touchdown pass to become the 15th player in Redskins history to post 20 touchdown receptions with the team.
»» Garçon (3,815) gaining 116 receiving yards to pass Henry Ellard (3,930) for 11th-most receiving yards in team history.

»» Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (24) recording two 50-plus yard touchdowns to tie Steve Smith, Sr. (26) for fourth in total touchdowns of 50 yards or more in the NFL since the 1970 merger.
»» Jackson (20) recording a 60-plus-yard touchdown to tie Devin Hester (21) for second-most total touchdowns of 60 yards or more in NFL history.

»» Defensive end Ricky Jean Francois playing in his 100th career regular season game.

»» Defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins playing in his 175th career regular season game.

»» Running back Matt Jones scoring a rushing touchdown in consecutive games for the first time in his career.
»» Jones becoming the first member of the Redskins to record consecutive 100-yard rushing performances since Alfred Morris in Weeks 9-10 of the 2013 season.
»» Jones (three in 2015 and 2016) setting a career high with his next rushing touchdown.
»» Jones (433) rushing for 58 yards to break his single-season career high from 2015 (490).

»» Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan starting his 87th consecutive game, tied for second-most among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
»» Kerrigan recording back-to-back multi-sack games for the first time in his career.
»» Kerrigan recording 3.0 sacks to reach 7.5 sacks this season. He would join Jared Allen, Derrick Thomas, DeMarcus Ware and Reggie White as the only players to register at least 7.5 sacks in each of the first six seasons of an NFL career since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982.

»» Linebacker Trent Murphy adding to his single-season career high 5.0 sacks.

»» Murphy posting at least a half-sack in a sixth consecutive game for the first time in his career.

»» Tight end Jordan Reed (215) catching 12 passes to tie Rod Gardner for the 15th-most receptions in team history.
»» Reed (16) catching three touchdown passes to tie Clint Didier (19) for fourth-most by a tight end in Redskins history.
 

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VICTORY!!!

 

 

:1386: Welcome everyone to your week 6 ExtremeSkins coverage, I'm TSO here in the pressbox with my man Spaceman Spiff (who will be covering the team on the sidelines) ready to provide you the best damn coverage on the planet!  

 

      This isn't your one year old baby brother's NFC Least now, is it?

    At 3-2, the Redskins find themselves holding third place in the division, looking up at the Eagles and Cowboys. The Cowboys have won 4 straight, starting with their win against the Skins in week 2. The Eagles had won 3 straight, only to fall to Detroit last week after coming off of their bye in a tight game. The Giants started off strong at 2-0, but have lost 3 straight starting with a Skins loss in week 3. Suffice to say, the first month and a half of the regular season has seen a division heavily lauded as the worst in the NFL last year suddenly look like the finest. 

     Going into the year, the Eagles looked to be rebuilding as they got rid of many players from the Chip Kelly era. They traded Bradford away, the safer bet at QB, and decided to get their rookie QB reps right away. And while many recognized they had a lot of solid pieces on defense, few expected them to play well in all three phases of the game. They've been disciplined, balanced and seemingly well-coached. And while it seemed like they were riding an easy schedule to start the season, they've got a big win against a dominant team in the Steelers showing this might not just be a fluke. 

     Meanwhile the Skins are winning games they shouldn't be winning. After a terrible start to the season that saw them humiliated against the Steelers and then dropping a game that included too many missed opportunities to the Cowboys, they've reeled off three straight wins to claw their way back into the picture. The wins have come in all shapes and sizes, with the only consistency between them being the resiliency of the team. 

    Today, they're going to need that.

    Many expected a loss in New York, as has been so often the case in recent history. The Skins just don't win there. But, they did.

    And while many thought it should be an easy win against the lowly Browns at home, there were equally as many saying it'd be "so Redskins" to lose that game. For almost the entire 2nd and 3rd quarters, it seemed that way, too. You could hear the collective "here we go, again" coming out of Redskin fan's mouths. But, again, they showed their resiliency and came out with the win.

   Going against the Ravens in Baltimore? Ahh, forget it! The Skins never win there! They'll run all over our porous defense and they'll be able to stifle our offense with their number one ranked defense. But... yup, the Skins pulled out yet another scrappy win, this time doing it unlike any other game this year; defensively. 

    So, three straight wins and yet it feels like they're supposed to lose this game. Why? We fans have been so battered we simply expect the worse at this point. When other teams win close games against us, it's because "...that's what winners do, they just find a way". When we do the same, welp, it's just luck. This team has continuously shown us that they're fighters. They won't lay down. Penalties? Missed Opportunities? Injuries? They overcome.          

    Now, they need to overcome the Eagles.

    Offensively, Carson Wentz is playing as well as anyone can expect a rookie QB to play. What's worse, he seems to favor attacking the intermediate middle of the field, which is arguably the area with our greatest deficiency personnel-wise. But that's not all... they're also an excellent rushing offense, which we all know has been our biggest weakness thus far. We're going to need great games from our ILB and Safety corps. In particular; Will Compton, Mason Foster, Blackmon and Ihenacho. With Su'a Cravens out, look for Terrence Garvin to play a significant role. Let's hope we see more of this: 

 

       Defensively, the Eagles are playing extremely well under their new coordinator Jim Schwartz. In reality, it all starts up front with the Eagles, specifically right in the middle with their DTs Fletcher Cox and Bennie Logan. Their outstanding play has made it easy on everyone else, furthermore, now that Chip Kelly's gone and their defense is playing a normal amount of snaps per game, everyone has benefited.

 

     If our Oline, particularly Long, Sherff and Lauvao can handle Cox and Logan, it'll go a long way in allowing our offense to excel. Matt Jones/Kelley/Thompson and Kirk Cousins having good games will be the key, but our WR corps should have more of a chance to shine now, as well. Losing Reed is big, but the depth at TE has been said to be excellent with Vernon Davis and Niles Paul backing him up, so we'll learn quite a bit regarding just how accurate that claim is today.  

    The Lions have put out some good stuff on tape to emulate against their defense, so hopefully we see things like this: 

     

       Suffice to say, this is a huge game. It's got season-long implications. Though fans should be satisfied with the three game-winning streak, as it's not often Redskin fans have been treated to such delights, the wins have been generally ugly and have allowed the doubts to remain. A win today will give fans something to really celebrate, will put the Redskins right up top of the division with the Cowboys, and everything in their hands moving forward. A loss? Well, this is a Redskin fan blog, I'd rather not discuss that. ;) 

Stay tuned here for more updates and exclusive content, only on the ES Coverage Blog! :1386:

 

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The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:

o   No. 2 QB Nate Sudfeld

o   No. 18 WR Josh Doctson

o   No. 35 CB Dashaun Phillips

o   No. 36 S Su’a Cravens

o   No. 60 OL Vinston Painter

o   No. 72 DE Anthony Lanier II

o   No. 86 TE Jordan Reed

 

No. 85 Vernon Davis is expected to start in place of Reed at tight end.

 

The Eagles declared the following players as inactive:

o   No. 16 WR Bryce Treggs

o   No. 21 CB Leodis McKelvin

o   No. 37 CB C.J. Smith

o   No. 51 DE Steven Means

o   No. 68 C/G Josh Andrews

o   No. 69 G Dillon Gordon

o   No. 73 G Isaac Seumalo

 

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:1386:BATTLE OF THE TRENCHES:1386:

Decided to focus on the trenches since I know most of you will be watching the ball. Here's what I saw: 

Oline 1st Half

1st drive for the O. First snap, Logan (or Cox?) does a good job pushing Long back into Cousins forcing incompletion. Second snap, not much push from the Oline on the left side, Eagles stop Thompson for one yard gain. 3rd down, Oline does a great job pass blocking all around, Long getting pushed back a little bit but holds up enough to give Cousins space to complete pass for first down. 2nd snap after that, Nsekhe (we seem to be using him as a 3rd TE initially) does a good job holding the edge at first, but then loses his block, costing Matt Jones only a two yard gain.   

2nd drive. Morgan Moses holds on first snap, lost his block either way. Second snap, Oline does a good job pass blocking, Cousins probably could've held onto it longer. 3rd snap, Sherff loses his block against Cox, stopping a Thompson draw play. 

3rd drive. Excellent pass protection off of Play Action, big play to DJax. 2nd snap, Lauvao does an excellent job getting to 2nd level and shielding off LBer, 16 yard gain for Matt Jones. Great pass protection all around on ensuing snap, though Long and Lauvao got pushed back a little, TD to Crowder!  

4th drive. Eagles Dline does an excellent job moving inside right before the snap and stuffing Matt Jones. Next two plays, Oline does a great job pass blocking in general. Again, a little push on the inside with Lauvao, but still good. Excellent run blocking on the ensuing snap, huge gain for Ryan Kelley. Next snap, Long does a great job getting to the 2nd level, allowing Kelley another good gain. Next snap, Trent Williams with an absolute sick block pulling on the left edge for Thompson to get a big gain.  Snap after the next one, Eagles overload and stop the run, not necessarily the Oline's fault, though Long and Lauvao got pushed back. Next snap, Morgan Moses almost pushed back right into Cousins, but he got rid of it quickly for a TD to Vernon Davis! 

5th drive. 2nd snap, Lauvao does a great job one on one with Cox, holds his ground. 3rd down, Oline does a great job all around pass blocking. After the loss on the end around that shouldn't have been, Oline does another great job pass blocking, allows Kirk to extend the play for a first to Crowder. 

6th Drive. Left side of Trent and Lauvao do a good job run blocking, Matt Jones for a gain of 3. Next snap, another good job on the left side, especially Lauvao, helping Matt Jones to a gain of 22. Ensuing snap, Eagles are able to penetrate this time on the left side, but Kelley does a great job flipping the field and gains 5. Next play after 2 min warning, left side getting pushed back a little now, Thompson does a good job anyway for gain of 5. 3rd down, left side (Trent and Lauvao) both get shoved back into Cousins, who completes to Garcon for big conversion. Ensuing play, Oline does a good job pass blocking, Moses eventually loses his block. Final play of this drive, Oline (left side, once again, including Niles Paul) does a great job sealing the edge, Matt Jones walks in for a TD.

Oline 2nd Half

1st Drive. Long gets pushed back into Matt Jones, 4 yard loss. Ensuing snap, Oline does a good job pass blocking, Trent eventually gives up a pressure but Cousins throws it away. 3rd down, Sherff does a great job riding out his guy, Cousins steps up for big conversion to Garcon. Next play, Long does a great job getting out on screen, but doesn't finish well. Play after that, Long does a great job pulling on a toss to Thompson and holds his block long enough to allow Thompson to get outside. Play after the next snap, Oline does a good job run blocking again, Eagles have no answer except to cheat with LBers., Crowder gets an illegal block in the back. Ensuing play, Fletcher Cox beats Long (I think?) coming off a stunt, gets pressure on Cousins who completes to Garcon. Next snap, Long snaps it high, Sherff pulls and gets no push, ending in a no gainer. Play after the next, Sherff loses on a nice spin move, gives up a pressure, forcing us to settle for FG.     

2nd drive. 3rd snap, nice job run blocking on the right side by Long, Sherff and Moses. Ensuing play, Oline does a good job overall pass blocking, but Moses gets slightly beat by the edge rush, still, Cousins gets it off on time for a nice gain to Thompson.

 3rd drive. 1st snap, great job all around run blocking from the Oline, especially Long and Lauvao to open a hole for Matt Jones, who gets the first and more. Play after the next, Morgan Moses does an awesome job pulling and getting an edge block to spring Thompson on a toss, showed great speed for a big guy.  After a couple penalties, Oline does a great job run blocking but Matt Jones bounces outside unnecessarily. Play after the next snap, Long gives up immediate pressure, Cousins sees it and panics, throws early to Garcon on the outside, incomplete.  

4th drive. Left side doesn't get any push, Kelley for only one yard behind Lauvao and Trent. Next play, Sherff and Long pushed back into Cousins, but hold their blocks enough. 3rd down, Cox pushes Long back into Cousins, who escapes the pocket but can't find anyone. Tough three plays at a bad time, 3 and out.  

5th and final drive. Oline does a great job on 3rd down opening up a gaping hole for Matt, specifically Sherff and Moses. Way to finish a great game overall!! 

Dline 1st Half

1st drive against the D. RJF, Hood and Baker are the starting Dline. Hood at RDE. First snap, sack by Kerrigan and Blackmon! Second and third snaps, Eagles get to the edge too easily, Baker and Hood penetrate but straight up the field and give up gaps, been a problem in our one-gap defense for a long time, they need to recognize when Oline going horizontally. 4th snap right after that, RJF does a great job on the edge, forces RB to lose a yard. Another Kerrigan sack on the next snap! Nice start for the front.    

2nd drive. Baker does a great job after play action with immediate pressure, forcing Wentz to throw inaccurately. Next snap, Hood does a great job, as does Kerrigan, beating his man immediately and getting a TFL. 3rd down, Baker and Kerrigan stunting, do a great job getting pressure on Wentz who does well to get the ball off, but incomplete out of bounds. 

3rd Drive. Jenkins out there with Hood and RJF. First snap, RJF in the middle, lot of space there for Matthews, but Foster cleans up. Still, a 4 yard gain, Eagles won up front. 2nd snap, better penetration from the front, but they still gain 3 yards. Jenkins with the tackle. Trent Murphy with a terrible neutral zone infraction. Snap right after that, Kerrigan getting a ton of attention, both RG and RT went to block him. Snap after that, 4 yard run from Matthews... but Dline did a good job not getting pushed back. 3rd down, front gets very good pressure all around.   

4th drive. Ioannidis in the middle, does a good job, but run goes to the right for 5 yards. After the 2nd snap that went to Matthews for the 1st, Kerrigan talking a lot to the Dline right now during TV timeout. Next snap, bootleg, entire front got fooled. Kerrigan with immediate pressure, another snack on the ensuing snap. Just destroying their RT. 3rd down, Kerrigan stunts to the middle, gets pressure again. We're very exotic in terms of blitzing today, a bit surprising considering Wentz came into the game having some of the best numbers against the blitz in the league.  

Dline 2nd Half

1st drive. Baker, Hood and RJF come out to start again. Murphy out there with Kerrigan. 1st snap, RJF up the field quick and forces Sproles to cut, but he gets past LOS anyway for a 7 yard gain. Play after the next one, Kerrigan once again with the quick pressure, but Wentz gets it off for a big gain. Next play, Eagles Oline handles our front and convert a third and short. Next play, Chris Baker does a great job shielding off his block, finding the RB and making a tackle for no gain. 3rd down, they get great pressure on Wentz again who makes an awesome play... but it gets called back for illegal block in the back. 

2nd drive. Jenkins, Ioannidis and RJF out there to start. Preston Smith and Trent Murphy outside. Kerrigan getting a breather, hopefully the Eagles don't take advantage as he's been absolutely killing it. 1st snap, Dline does a decent job not getting pushed back, but no penetration either allowing a 5 yard gain. Next snap, Ioannidis gets double teamed and destroyed, Matthews gets the 1st. Next play, Ioannidis takes a bad angle to rush, gets washed out of the play easy. Not good back to back from Iaonnidis, who's had a good game thus far. Ensuing play, no one gets pressure, Wentz goes deep for huge play on 3rd and 20 to Matthews. Play after the next, Hood does a great job reading Wentz and deflecting the pass.   

3rd drive. Only two linemen, Jenkins and RJF out there. And, of course, 22 yard gain for Matthews. Ensuing play, they do a great job and make me eat my words :ols: . Especially RJF, forcing Matthews back inside and Jenkins also generating a holding call. Next two plays, they're getting pressure but Wentz finding guys in the middle of defense. Next play, Dline does a good job penetrating but Sproles makes it to the edge for another first down. Ensuing play, not a good pass rush from Hood, Baker, Kerrigan and Smith, but Ertz drops the pass. Eagles settle for FG.    

4th drive. On 3rd play, Murphy does an awesome job spinning and getting to Wentz, forcing an inaccurate pass. Next play, Hood and Kerrigan do a good job winning their matchups and stopping the run. Huge 3rd down, Baker does a great job and gets quick pressure, but Wentz makes him miss and hits Matthews for a huge conversion. Next play, RJF gets held so embarrassingly bad and STILL sacks Wentz. Huge play, but what the refs? No call!?

Big 3rd down and 15. My man Preston Smith with the initial pressure and sack off an inside stunt! Murphy with the assist! Love to see our two young'ns finish the game that way! 

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TK

Week 6 League Leaders

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Redskins Offense
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in percentage of 3-and-out drives (7.5%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in total pass completions (130)

»» Ranks second in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in pass completions per game (26.0)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in percentage of second down plays converted for first downs (40.0%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in receptions per game (26.0)
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in pass completions of 20+ yards (19)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in receiving targets (188)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth NFL in yards per pass attempt (7.91)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in receiving yards (1463)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in percentage of rushes gaining 10+ yards (12.9%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in percentage of rushes gaining 4+ yards (45.9%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and third in the NFL in percentage of first down passing plays gaining 4+ yards (62.0%)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average yards gained on first down (6.28)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in receiving yards per game (292.6)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in passing yards per game (287.0)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC in receiving targets per game (37.6)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in total yards per play (5.98)
»» Ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in pass completions for first downs (57)
»» Ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in percentage of rushes resulting in a first down (25.9%)
»» Ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for eighth in the NFL in pass attempts per game (38.6)
»» Ranks tied for fourth in NFC and NFL in pass completions for first downs made (69)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in average yards to go on second down (7.57)

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in percentage of first down plays gaining 4+ yards (53.5%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in percentage of receptions for first downs (56.4%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in average receiving yards at catch (9.1)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in yards after catch (635)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in passing yards at catch (828)
»» Ranks tied for fifth in the NFC tied for fifth in the NFL in pass attempts (193)

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in 3rd-and-long conversion percentage (40.0%)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in percentage of pass completions (67.4%)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in percentage of pass completions resulting in a first down (67.4%)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in air yards (669)

»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in average rushing yards per play (4.11)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per play (7.24)

»» Ranks eighth in the NFC and passing yards per attempt (7.58)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in percentage of 3rd-and-10+ conversions (28.6%)
»» Ranks eighth in the NFC and NFL in percentage of 3rd-and-long conversions (33.3%)


Redskins Defense
 »» Ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in total tackles (334)
 »» Ranks first in the NFC and tied for first in the NFL in fumbles forced (8)

 »» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in assisted tackles (109)
 »» Ranks second in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in average yards after catch allowed per reception (6.4)
 »» Ranks second in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in yards after catch allowed (453)                                                                                                                                    »» Ranks tied for second in percentage of opponent 3rd-and-medium conversions (25.0%)

 »» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in tackles for loss (29)
 »» Ranks tied for third in the NFC and NFL in solo tackles (225)

 »» Ranks fifth in the NFC in passes defensed (24)
 »» Ranks tied for fifth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in sacks per pass attempt (7.46)

 »» Ranks eighth in the NFC in longest interception return (26)
 »» Ranks eighth in the NFC in interception rate (2.08%)
 »» Ranks eighth in the NFC in interception yards (29)


Redskins Special Teams
»» Ranks first in the NFC and tied for first in the NFL in field goals made (13)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and tied for first in the NFL in field goal attempts (14)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and third NFL in percentage of kickoffs for touchbacks (79.3%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (24.3)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average starting line position after kickoff (27.6)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in total punt return yards (194)

»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in kickoffs for touchbacks (23)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in kickoff yards (1872)
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and NFL for longest punt return (85)
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and first in the NFL in percentage of kickoff returns for 20+ yards (83.3%)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in average starting field position (30.3)

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in field goal percentage made (92.9%)

»» Ranks eighth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in average kickoff return yards (64.6)

Redskins Players
»» Will Compton ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in assisted tackles (22)
»» Compton ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for eighth in the NFL in total tackles (45)

»» Kirk Cousins ranks first in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in pass completions (129)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC fourth in the NFL in pass completions for first downs (68)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and sixth NFL in passing yards (1432)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in passing yards (1432)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in pass completions per game (25.8)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL for pass completions resulting in a first-down (68)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in pass attempts (192)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC sixth in the NFL for pass completions of 25+ yards (12)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in passing yards at catch (800)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and tied for eighth in the NFL in pass attempts per game (38.4)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in yards after catch by a QB (632)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in passing yards per game (286.4)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in passing yards per game (286.4)
»» Cousins ranks seventh in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in pass completion percentage (67.2%)

»» Jamison Crowder ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (27.7)
»» Crowder ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in longest punt return (85)
»» Crowder ranks first in the NFC and NFL in punt return yards (194)

»» Vernon Davis ranks second in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average yards after catch amongst tight ends (6.2)
»» Davis ranks eighth in the NFC in longest reception amongst tight ends (32)

»» Mason Foster ranks tied for eighth in the NFC in total tackles (41)

»» Dustin Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and tied for first NFL in field goals made (13)
»» Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and tied for first NFL in field goals attempted (14)
»» Hopkins ranks second in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in touchbacks on kickoffs (28)
»» Hopkins ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in field goal percentage (92.9%)

»» DeSean Jackson ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in 25+ yard receptions (6)

»» Matt Jones ranks fifth in the NFC in total rushing yards (298)
»» Jones ranks sixth in the NFC in rushing attempts (73)
»» Jones ranks seventh in the NFC in rush attempts per game (14.6)

»» Trent Murphy ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in sacks (4.5)

»» Josh Norman ranks second in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in passes defensed (8)

»» Jordan Reed ranks first in the NFC and NFL in receptions amongst tight ends (33)
»» Reed ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in receptions (33)
»» Reed ranks tied first in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in receptions per game (6.6)
»» Reed ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in receptions per game amongst tight ends (6.6)
»» Reed ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL for receptions resulting in a first down amongst tight ends (16)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards amongst tight ends (316)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and NFL in targets amongst tight ends (46)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and NFL in targets per game amongst tight ends (10.6)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in yards after catch amongst tight ends (121)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and NFL in receptions resulting in a first down amongst tight ends (18)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards per game amongst tight ends (63.2)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and NFL in yards at catch amongst tight ends (195)
»» Reed ranks tied for third in the NFC and NFL in first-down receptions amongst tight ends (7)
»» Reed ranks fifth in the NFC in receiving targets (46)

TK

Week 6 - What To Watch For

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»» The Redskins recording a fourth consecutive victory to match their four-game winning streak to close the 2015 season.
»» The Redskins evening their home record this season at 2-2.
»» The Redskins improving to 4-2 through six games for the first time since 2008.
»» The Redskins adding to their 84 all-time wins against the Eagles, their most against any opponent.
»» The Redskins seeking a fourth straight victory against Philadelphia for the first time since posting a four-game winning streak in the series across the 1985-87 seasons.
»» The Redskins improving upon their 43-35-3 all-time record in home games against the Eagles, including home wins in three of the last four seasons.
»» The Redskins attempting to secure their first three-game home winning streak vs. Philadelphia since the 1997-99 seasons.
»» The Redskins recording a second punt return for a touchdown in a season for the first time since 1994.
»» The Redskins scoring a touchdown on a punt return in consecutive weeks for the first time since Weeks 5-6 of the 1957 season (Bert Zagers, 76 yards at New York and 56 yards at Cleveland).
»» The Redskins exceeding 300 yards of offense in a 10th consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season, for the first time since Weeks 1-11 in 2014.
»» The Redskins holding a second straight opponent to 10 points or fewer for the first time since Weeks 10-11 of the 2001 season.
»» The Redskins forcing a takeaway for an eighth consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season, for the first time since a 10-game stretch from Week 12 of the 2013 season through Week 4 of the 2014 season.
»» The Redskins forcing a fumble in an 11th straight regular season game, dating back to last season. The team’s current 10-game stretch is the team’s longest in records dating back to 1991.
»» The Redskins adding to their 29 defensive forced fumbles since the start of the 2015 season, most in the NFL.
»» The Redskins facing a defense ranked in the Top 2 in yards per game for a second straight week. The Ravens entered last week’s game as the No. 1 defense in the NFL; the Eagles enter Sunday as the league’s No. 2-ranked defense.

»» Cornerback Bashaud Breeland (one) intercepting a pass to become the first member of the Redskins since Fred Smoot (2001-03) to open a career with multiple interceptions in three straight seasons.

»» Quarterback Kirk Cousins recording his 15th career 300-yard passing game, including postseason play, to move past Joe Theismann (14) for sole possession of second in team history.
»» Cousins facing the Eagles, against whom he has averaged 360.7 yards per game and posted an 8:1 TD:INT ratio in three career games.
»» Cousins (54) chasing No. 7 Jason Campbell (55) and No. 6 Eddie LeBaron (59) on the team’s all-time passing touchdowns list.

»» Wide receiver Jamison Crowder tying a single-season team record with his second punt return touchdown of the season (Brian Mitchell in 1991 and 1994, Mike Nelms in 1981, Bert Zagers in 1947 and John Williams in 1952).
»» Crowder becoming the first member of the Redskins since Zagers (Weeks 5-6 in 1957) to post punt return touchdowns in consecutive games.
»» Crowder (two) setting a new single-season career high with his next receiving touchdown.

»» Tight end Vernon Davis adding to his 55 career touchdown receptions, seventh-most of any tight end in NFL history.

»» Cornerback Quinton Dunbar (one) setting a career high with his next interception.

»» Wide receiver Pierre Garçon extending his streak of consecutive regular season games played with a reception to 92, the sixth longest active streak in the NFL (Larry Fitzgerald, 184; Brandon Marshall, 149; Steve Smith, 134; Jason Witten, 124; Michael Crabtree, 100). Sixty-three of the games in Garçon’s streak have come with Washington, the third-longest streak by a member of the Redskins since the 1970 merger.
»» Garçon (19 with Washington) catching a touchdown pass to become the 15th player in Redskins history to post 20 touchdown receptions with the team.
»» Garçon tallying a touchdown reception in consecutive games for the first time since a three-game stretch to close the 2015 season.
»» Garçon (3,738) gaining 193 receiving yards to pass Henry Ellard (3,930) for 11th-most receving yards in team history.

»» Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (24) recording a 50-plus-yard touchdown to tie Steve Smith, Sr. (25) for fourth in total touchdowns of 50 yards or more in the NFL since the 1970 merger.
»» Jackson (20) recording a 60-plus-yard touchdown to tie Devin Hester (21) for second-most total touchdowns of 60 yards or more in NFL history.

»» Running back Matt Jones (two) tying his career high (three in 2015) with his next rushing touchdown.

»» Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan starting his 86th consecutive game, tied for third-most among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.

»» Linebacker Trent Murphy adding to his single-season career high 4.5 sacks.
»» Murphy posting at least a half-sack in a fifth consecutive game for the first time in his career.

»» Tight end Jordan Reed adding to his 33 receptions this season, tied for the most among NFL tight ends.
»» Reed (215) catching 12 passes to tie Rod Gardner for the 15th most receptions in team history.
»» Reed (16) catching three touchdown passes to tie Clint Didier (19) for fourth-most by a tight end in Redskins history.

TK
TEAM
QTR
SITUATION
PLAY DESCRIPTION
PLAYS
YARDS
TIME
PIT
WAS
PIT.svg
3
PIT-4-3-WAS 28
(11:23) C.Boswell 46 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-G.Warren, Holder-J.Berry.
8
47
3:42
17
6
PIT.svg
3
PIT-3-3-WAS 26
(7:08) (Shotgun) B.Roethlisberger pass deep left to A.Brown for 26 yards, TOUCHDOWN. PENALTY on PIT-A.Brown, Unsportsmanlike Conduct, 15 yards, enforced between downs. C.Boswell extra point is GOOD, Center-G.Warren, Holder-J.Berry.
5
75
2:04
24
6
PIT.svg
4
PIT-1-10-WAS 15
(5:55) (Shotgun) D.Williams left end for 15 yards, TOUCHDOWN. C.Boswell extra point is GOOD, Center-G.Warren, Holder-J.Berry. PENALTY on WAS-J.Norman, Defensive Offside, 5 yards, enforced between downs.
13
73
7:13
31
16
PIT.svg
4
PIT-2-5-WAS 6
(2:00) D.Williams left end for 6 yards, TOUCHDOWN. C.Boswell extra point is GOOD, Center-G.Warren, Holder-J.Berry.
6
45
2:23
38
16

Carolina

In Week one the Defense didn't put Norman on Brown & also allowed two score in both the 3rd & 4th Quarters.

TEAM
QTR
SITUATION
PLAY DESCRIPTION
PLAYS
YARDS
TIME
DAL
WAS
DAL.svg
3
DAL-2-6-WAS 6
(5:47) (Shotgun) D.Prescott scrambles up the middle for 6 yards, TOUCHDOWN. D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
10
75
5:35
20
17
DAL.svg
4
DAL-2-2-WAS 4
(4:49) A.Morris right guard for 4 yards, TOUCHDOWN. D.Bailey extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
11
80
5:50
27
23

New York

In Week 2 they allowed a single score in each the 3rd & 4th Quarters

TEAM
QTR
SITUATION
PLAY DESCRIPTION
PLAYS
YARDS
TIME
WAS
NYG
NYG.svg
3
NYG-4-11-WAS 11
(6:33) J.Brown 29 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-Z.DeOssie, Holder-B.Wing.
9
64
3:16
23
24
NYG.svg
4
NYG-4-2-WAS 12
(7:59) J.Brown 30 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-Z.DeOssie, Holder-B.Wing.
9
58
3:07
26
27

Houston

In Week 3 during a second Divisional matchup there was no change in scoring allowed in the 2nd half, though they did hold to Field Goals as opposed to allowing Touchdowns the week before.

TEAM
QTR
SITUATION
PLAY DESCRIPTION
PLAYS
YARDS
TIME
CLV
WAS
CLV.svg
3
CLV-4-11-WAS 27
(9:30) C.Parkey 45 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-C.Hughlett, Holder-B.Colquitt.
11
48
5:35
20
17

Miami

Week 4 they managed to cut it down to a single Field Goal in the 3rd Quarter & shut them out in the 4th Quarter.

TEAM
QTR
SITUATION
PLAY DESCRIPTION
PLAYS
YARDS
TIME
WAS
BLT
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SHUT OUT IN 2nd HALF

Arizona

 

JimmiJo

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10/9/16

 

VICTORY

Redskins 16 - 10 Ravens

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, friends and countrymen, we are once again gathered to witness the spectacle that is Washington Redskins football. My name is JimmiJo, and along with Spaceman Spiff, will bring you the sites and sounds behind the curtains of today's game.

Washington comes in on a roll, the winner of two straight. After stumbling out of the gate with a decisive whoopin' at the hands of Pittsburgh, and then squandering an obvious opportunity for victory versus Dallas, the Redskins pulled off a big win in New York and followed that up with home win against Cleveland.

But this Baltimore Ravens team is another bird entirely (see what I did there?). Baltimore features the number one defense in the NFL, where they allow a stingy 256-yards per game. They are ranked third in passing defense and fifth in rushing. And in scoring defense they are eighth. 

Baltimore will bring this defense to bear against the Redskins' eighth-ranked overall offense in the league. Washington ranks fifth in passing offense, 20th in rushing, and 12th in scoring.

If you don't mind, I would rather not discuss the Redskins' 29th-ranked defense...

So is this a game Washington can win? Yes, but they have to be solid in most every area. Offensively, Washington's attack has to be balanced, meaning mixing a successful run-game in with their potent passing game. Defensively, the Redskins need to get pressure on Joe Flacco and limit the big play. And they absolutely need to do a better job on third down defense. Theirs currently ranks last on the planet. 

For most teams such a prescription would be a tall-order for an away-game. But Washington showed in New York they are not intimidated playing on the road.

What say you? Do the Redskins have a chance? What are you keys to success?

Discuss among yourselves and I will be back shortly.

Stand by... 

:247:INACTIVES

The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:

o   No. 2 QB Nate Sudfeld

o   No. 18 WR Josh Doctson

o   No. 26 CB Bashaud Breeland

o   No. 35 CB Dashaun Phillips

o   No. 36 S Su’a Cravens

o   No. 60 OL Vinston Painter

o   No. 72 DE Anthony Lanier II

 

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:1386:Final Pre-Game Thoughts

Like I said above, the Redskins can win this game. But to do so they will need to play their very best. Defensively, they did something last week that made a difference - they created turnovers. They need more to win today.

Predictions? Eh, don't bet the house on the good guys.

Follow along in-game on Twitter @Skinscast 

:1386:Half

I will never forgive them for going for it on 4th and 1 from the 20. That was certain points I think. The FG attempt at the end of the half not so much.

This was a half of missed opportunities and mistakes. But still, the Redskins are within a single score and get the ball to start the half. If they get the offense going they have a chance all day.

BTW - FU Ravens for taking the timeout at the end of the half. It was more than fitting Joe Flacco was sacked on the ensuing play. 

:1386: JimmiJo

The Redskins needed a lot of luck and this game was far from pretty; but this was a BIG win for Washington today.

The difference between 3-2 and 2-3 is significant. It means the difference between a winning and losing record. It means a third win on the trot and we can use ‘momentum’ without exaggerating. But it meant even more.

The Redskins beat a team with a winning record, in their house, and one who came in with the number one defense in the league.

Sure, Washington managed only 60-yards on the ground. Yes, they added but another 250 through the air and managed only 10 offensive points. And but for a very dumb play by a guy who made an outstanding interception when C.J. Mosely bowled the ball through the back of the endzone; the Ravens walk away solid winners.

But they didn’t.

So I will gladly thank our lucky stars (and Breshad Perriman’s right foot) for the win and go home happy.

Mind you, the Redskins won with a below-average performance from Kirk Cousins. Cousins finished the day 29/41 for 260-yards, a touchdown and interception for an 85.41 rating. But the numbers don’t tell the tale. Cousins missed some gimmes today. Jordan Redd and DeSean Jackson were both running free when Cousins overthrew them for what would have been likely touchdowns. There was the interception. But just as bad was the throw wide on 3rd-and-1 on the second-to-last series which would have converted the third down and made the ending a lot less exciting.

I am happy a much maligned defense stepped up in a big way to prevent any 2nd-half points. They allowed Baltimore to go only 3-for-15 on third down (20%) after coming in last in the league on third down.

Two other key aspects of the defense’s game: pressure and negative plays. Washington had three sacks on the day and more than a couple loss-of-yard running plays by Baltimore.

I will leave the defensive writeup with this: Washington’s 29th-ranked defense allowed fewer yards (306) then the league’s best (310).

But game ball has to go to special teams. When was the last time you could argue teams won the game for Washington? Jaimeson Crowder on the return showed incredible speed and strength as he ran through what looked to be an obvious tackle on his way to the end zone. Not to be left out, Will Blackmon tacked on a 45-yard return.

So after a 0-and-2 start, the Redskins have got it going with three wins in a row. Going to Baltimore and beating the Ravens has got to be a confidence-booster.

Sure, Washington normally would lose with a performance featuring just 10 offensive points while they lose the turnover battle and run for just 60-yards. But fate and fortune were on their side and now they are as relevant as anyone in the division.

If nothing else, we get to talk all kinds of trash to the Baltimorons this week.

:1386:Post Game Audio

P.S. Only Pappas can be so wrong about this team and be so happy about it. I picked a loss and cheered the win.

TK

Week 5 League Leaders

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:247:Redskins Offense:247:
»» Ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in percentage of 3-and-out drives (7.5%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in percentage of second down plays converted for first downs (42.0%)

»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in receiving targets (122)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in total yards per play (6.23)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in air yards (592)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in percentage of offensive drives resulting in points (52.5%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in red zone drives (19)
»» Ranks second in NFC and seventh in the NFL in average rushing yards per play (4.38)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth NFL in yards per pass attempt (7.91)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in passing yards per play (7.55)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in percentage of rushes gaining 4+ yards (45.9%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in receiving yards per game (300.8)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in receiving yards (1203)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth NFL in gross passing yards (1203)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in passing yards per attempt (7.91)
»» Ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for fourth in percentage of pass completions resulting in a first down (37.5%)
»» Ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in pass completions of 20+ yards (16)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in percentage of rushes gaining 10+ yards (12.9%)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in net passing yards per game (287.0)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in yards after catch (534)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in passing yards per game (287.0)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in net passing yards (1148)
»» Ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for eighth NFL in pass completions (101)
»» Ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in pass completions for first downs (57)
»» Ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for ninth in the NFL in receptions per game (25.3)
»» Ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in percentage of rushes resulting in a first down (25.9%)

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in average yards after catch (5.3)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in percentage of pass completions resulting in a first down (56.4%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in percentage of receptions for first downs (56.4%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in average receiving yards at catch (9.1)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in percentage of first down passing plays gaining 4+ yards (58.7%)

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in 3rd-and-long conversion percentage (40.0%)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in plays for 10+ yards (56)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in average yards to go on second down (7.89)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in passing yards per completion (11.91)
»» Ranks tied for sixth in the NFC in pass attempts per game (38.0)
»» Ranks tied for sixth in the NFC in pass attempts (152)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in average receiving yards (11.9)

»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in receiving targets per game (37.3)

»» Ranks eighth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in receiving yards at catch (669)
»» Ranks eighth in the NFL in yards per game (380.0)

»» Ranks ninth in the NFL in passing yards at catch (775)

:247:Redskins Defense:247:
»» Ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in total tackles (282)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in fumbles forced (8)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in assisted tackles (103)

»» Ranks second in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in average yards after catch allowed per reception (6.4)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in yards after catch allowed (453)

»» Ranks tied for third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in solo tackles (179)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC in passes defensed (21)
»» Ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in QB sacks (5)

»» Ranks tied for fifth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in sacks per pass attempt (7.46)

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in average interception yards (9.3)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in longest interception return (26)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in interception rate (2.86%)

»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in sack yards (37)

»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in interception yards (28)


:247:Redskins Special Teams:247:
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in field goal percentage made (100.0%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and tied for first in the NFL in field goals made (12)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in field goal attempts (12)
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in special teams assisted tackles (4)
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in percentage of opponent kickoff returns of 20+ yards (25.0%)

»» Ranks second in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in kickoffs for touchbacks (20)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in average starting field position following kickoffs (26.4)
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in percentage of kickoff returns for 20+ yards (80.0%)
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in percentage of kickoffs for touchbacks (80.0%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (17.5)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in average starting field position (32.5)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in average starting line position after kickoff (26.7)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in kickoff yards (1221)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in total punt return yards (105)
»» Ranks third in the NFC in total kickoff yards (1609)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL for longest punt return (50)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in total kick return yards (201)
»» Ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in average kickoff return yards (24.4)

 

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»» Will Compton ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in assisted tackles (21)

»» Kirk Cousins ranks second in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in yards after catch by a QB (425)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in passing yards per attempt (7.76)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in passing yards (1172)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in passing yards per game (293.0)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC in average yards after catch per reception by a QB (5.3)
»» Cousins ranks tied for fifth in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL for passes completed resulting in a first-down (56)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC in pass attempts (151)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in pass completion percentage (66.2%)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC in pass attempts per game (37.8)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in pass completions per game (25.0)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in pass completions (100)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in average passing yards at catch per reception (8.9)
»» Cousins ranks seventh in the NFC and tied for ninth in the NFL in passing yards at catch (641)
»» Cousins ranks seventh in the NFC in passing yards per completion (11.72)
»» Cousins ranks ninth in the NFC in second-down passer rating (91.8)
»» Cousins ranks ninth in the NFC for longest pass (57)

»» Su’a Cravens ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in interceptions amongst rookies (1)

»» Jamison Crowder ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (21.0)
»» Crowder ranks sixth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in longest punt return (50)
»» Crowder ranks seventh in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in punt return yards (105)

»» Vernon Davis ranks seventh in the NFC in longest reception amongst tight ends (32)

»» Mason Foster ranks tied for fifth in the NFC in total tackles (24)
»» Foster ranks tied for fifth in the NFC in assisted tackles (11)
»» Foster ranks tied for eighth in the NFC in solo tackles (18)

»» Dustin Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and NFL in field goals made (12)
»» Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and NFL in field goals attempted (12)
»» Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and NFL in field goals made in a single game (5)
»» Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and in the NFL in points scored by kickers (45)
»» Hopkins ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in field goal percentage (100.0%)
»» Hopkins ranks second in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in touchbacks on kickoffs (20)

»» DeSean Jackson ranks second in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in 25+ yard receptions (5)
»» Jackson ranks eighth in the NFC in receiving yards (238)
»» Jackson ranks eighth in the NFC in average receiving yards (17.0)
»» Jackson ranks eighth in the NFC in receiving yards per game (79.3)

»» Matt Jones ranks sixth in the NFC for total rushing yards (267)
»» Jones ranks eighth in the NFC in rushing attempts (37)
»» Jones ranks eighth in the NFC in rush attempts per game (12.3)

»» Trent Murphy ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in sacks (4)

»» Josh Norman ranks first in the NFC and tied for first in the NFL in passes defensed (9)

»» Jordan Reed ranks first in the NFC and NFL in receptions amongst tight ends (25)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and NFL in targets amongst tight ends (35) 
»» Reed ranks first in the NFC and NFL in receptions per game amongst tight ends (6.3)
»» Reed ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL for receptions resulting in a first down amongst tight ends (16)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and NFL in targets per game amongst tight ends (8.8)
»» Reed ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for tied for fourth in the NFL in yards after catch amongst tight ends (94)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards per game amongst tight ends (65.8)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards amongst tight ends (263)
»» Reed ranks tied for third in the NFC and NFL in first-down receptions amongst tight ends (7)
»» Reed ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in yards at catch amongst tight ends (169)
»» Reed ranks seventh in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in percentage of receptions resulting in first downs amongst tight ends (64.0%)
»» Reed ranks eighth in the NFC for average yards at catch amongst tight ends (6.8)
»» Reed ranks eighth in the NFC in average receiving yards amongst tight ends (10.5)

TK

Week 5 What To Watch For

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»» The Redskins seeking their first win against the Ravens in Baltimore. The game marks only the Redskins’ second road game against the Ravens all-time. 
»» The Redskins earning their first regular season win in the city of Baltimore since defeating the Baltimore Colts, 14-13, at Memorial Stadium on Oct. 23, 1955.
»» The Redskins and Ravens meeting for the first time since 2012, when the Redskins defeated the eventual Super Bowl champion Ravens, 31-28, in overtime.
»» The Redskins facing the Browns and Ravens in consecutive games again in 2016 after Washington swept Baltimore and Cleveland in back-to-back weeks in 2012 (the most recent season in which the Redskins faced AFC North opponents).
»» The Redskins adding to their 29 forced fumbles since the start of the 2015 season, most in the NFL. The Redskins also lead the league with 20 fumble recoveries in that span.
»» The Redskins forcing a takeaway for a seventh consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season, for the first time since a 10-game stretch from Week 12 of the 2013 season through Week 4 of the 2014 season.
»» The Redskins forcing a fumble in a 10th straight regular season game, dating back to last season. The team’s current nine game stretch is the team’s longest in records dating back to 1991.
»» The Redskins forcing multiple fumbles in a fourth straight game, which would be the team’s longest streak in records dating back to 1991.
»» The Redskins exceeding 300 yards of offense in a ninth consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season, the team’s longest streak since a 10-game stretch in Weeks 1-11 in 2014.
»» The Redskins posting back-to-back 100-yard rushing performances since Weeks 1-2 last season.

»» Cornerback Bashaud Breeland (one) intercepting a pass to become the first member of the Redskins since Fred Smoot (2001-03) to open a career with multiple interceptions in three straight seasons.

»» Quarterback Kirk Cousins recording his 15th career 300-yard passing game, including postseason play, to move past Joe Theismann (14) for sole possession of second in team history.
»» Cousins (1,101) throwing four times to pass Eddie LeBaron (1,104) for eighth on the team’s all-time passing attempts list.
»» Cousins (719) completing 26 passes to move past Gus Frerotte (744) for seventh on the team’s all-time completions list.
»» Cousins (53) throwing three touchdown passes to pass Jason Campbell (55) for seventh-most passing touchdowns in team history.
»» Cousins throwing multiple touchdown passes in three consecutive games for the first time since a three-game stretch to close the 2015 season.
»» Cousins exceeding a passer rating of 100.0 for a fifth consecutive road game, dating back to Week 14 last season.

»» Wide receiver Jamison Crowder (two) setting a new single season career high with his next receiving touchdown.

»» Tight end Vernon Davis adding to his 55 career touchdown receptions, seventh-most of any tight end in NFL history.

»» Cornerback Quinton Dunbar (one) setting a career high with his next interception.

»» Wide receiver Pierre Garçon (18 with Washington) catching two touchdown passes to become the 15th player in Redskins history to post 20 touchdown receptions with the team.

»» Kicker Dustin Hopkins extending his career-long 16 consecutive successful field goal attempts in regular season play, dating back to last season.
»» Hopkins (16, dating back to last season) converting his next three field goal attempts to pass Kai Forbath for the second-longest streak of successful attempts in team history (18 across 2013-14).
»» Hopkins adding to his 12 field goals to start the season, the most by any Redskins kicker in the first four weeks of the season in records dating back to 1960.
»» Hopkins making his next eight field goal attempts to tie Mark Moseley for the most consecutive successful field goals to open a season in Redskins history (converted first 20 in 1982).
»» Hopkins (45) entering the game as the NFL’s scoring leader for 2016.

»» Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (24) recording a 50-plus-yard touchdown to tie Steve Smith, Sr. (25) for fourth in total touchdowns of 50 yards or more in the NFL since the 1970 merger.
»» Jackson (20) recording a 60-plus-yard touchdown to tie Devin Hester (21) for second-most total touchdowns of 60 yards or more in NFL history.

»» Running back Matt Jones recording consecutive 100-yard rushing games for the first time in his career.
»» Jones becoming the first member of the Redskins to record back-to-back 100-yard rushing performances since Alfred Morris in Weeks 9-10 of the 2013 season.
»» Jones scoring a rushing touchdown in consecutive games for the first time in his career.
»» Jones (two) tying his career high (three in 2015) with his next rushing touchdown.

»» Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan recording 1.0 sack to become the third player in team history to reach 50 career sacks since 1982 (Dexter Manley and Charles Mann).

»» Linebacker Trent Murphy adding to his single-season career high 4.0 sacks.
»» Murphy posting a sack in a fourth consecutive game for the first time in his career and becoming the first member of the Redskins with a sack in four straight games since Ryan Kerrigan’s five game stretch in Weeks 12-16 in 2014.

»» Cornerback Josh Norman intercepting a pass in back-to-back games for the first time since Weeks 3-4 last season with Carolina.
»» Norman tying his career-long with a seventh consecutive regular season game with a pass defensed, dating back to last season. His previous seven-game streak was set from Week 15 of 2014 through Week 4 of 2015.

»» Tight end Jordan Reed adding to his 25 receptions this season, the most among NFL tight ends.
»» Reed (16) catching three touchdown passes to tie Clint Didier (19) for fourth-most by a tight end in Redskins history.
»» Reed registering multiple touchdown receptions in back-to-back games for the second time in his career and the first time since Weeks 15-16 in 2015.
»» Reed (five) scoring multiple receiving touchdowns to tie Santana Moss (six) for the sixth-most games with multiple touchdown receptions by a member of the Redskins since 1960.

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Journey to Fed Ex through the eyes of the Press (Matt Jones and Jordan Reed sighting at the end of first video!): 

 

 

:1386: Welcome everyone to your week 4 of the regular season ExtremeSkins coverage, I'm TSO here in the pressbox with my man Murf (who will be covering the team on the sidelines) ready to provide you the best damn coverage we can! 

Oh, the entangled web the NFL can weave.

When some random guy named RG3 who no one really knows that well moved on this offseason and signed with the Browns, many around the NFL, let alone Redskins Nation, had this game circled on their calendar. What excitement! What thrill! What adventure lays in wonder with such an intriguing matchup?

Alas, it was not meant to be. As he is unfortunately wont to do, RG3 got hurt.

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The Browns are a total mess at the QB position and so that part of the game has lost quite its luster. 

But, fear not! The battle of the QBs wasn't the only intertwining aspect these two teams have for us today. 

How about Hue Jackson and Jay Gruden? Two Cincinnati Bengals ex-offensive coordinators wanting to strut their stuff against each other. After Gruden accepted the Redskins head coaching gig and left the Bengals, Hue Jackson was elevated to offensive coordinator from his running backs' coach position to replace him. There was plenty of talk during that offseason about how Hue was going to take their offense to the next level, some of it fairly interpreted as being critical of Gruden. Yet, in the end, the Bengals offense regressed under Hue, going from 6th in points scored under Gruden in 2013 to 15th overall under Hue in 2014 as well as going from 10th in total yards to 15th.   

Oh, and that's not even getting into the Hue Jackson/Redskins connection, where he was the team's RBs coach under both Schottenheimer and Spurrier in 2001-2002. 

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How about recent Redskin castoffs coming back for revenge? Both Stephen Paea and Austin Reiter were cut recently, the former before the season began, the latter after the first game of the year to make space for Cullen Jenkins. Both are starting for the Browns today and definitely looking to prove the team made a mistake in letting them go. If you've followed along here on the ES Coverage blog, you'd know Stephen Paea was a player we focused on during the preseason. The first game against Atlanta, he was subpar at best. But he seemed to improve as each game went on, albeit against lesser competition. It wasn't necessarily a surprise to see him released, but it was disappointing considering the offseason talk about him being fully healthy and ready to play at a high level. Were the improvements during the preseason enough, or was the team right to let him go?

As for Reiter, that one particularly stings because of the need the Redskins ended up having at Center with Kory Lichtensteiger out for the year. Reiter would've been backing up Long, either way, but they wouldn't have been forced to sign John Sullivan off the streets. That's certainly a set back in the Scot McCloughan era of trying to build through the draft, generating legit angst among the fanbase by losing a draft pick who seemed to be developing.

Still bored?

Alright, alright. How about  just plain old football talk? This matchup certainly entices, as the Browns come in with the league's 4th best rushing attack while the Redskins have the league's 9th worst rushing defense. 

Sounds horrifying, right? And it is, but then you factor in that the Redskins boast the league's second best passing attack and is going against the Browns' 9th worst passing defense.

So, in the end, I believe this game boils down to the Redskins stopping Isaiah Crowell on the ground more than anything else. I know many are focusing on the threat of Terrelle Pryor, but I really think it's all about the Browns rushing attack today. An X factor coming out of the backfield, as well, could be Duke Johnson, as we've seen pass-catching backs like Vereen have success against us already. If they can't stop those guys out of the backfield, they're going to struggle enough to where any offensive advantage they have will be washed out and it could end up in a terrible loss against a desperate 0-3 Browns. Let's hope Ricky Jean-Francois, Chris Baker, Ziggy Hood, Cullen Jenkins, Will Compton, Mason Foster and even David Bruton, Jr. put on their big boy pants on today because we're going to need some interior run-stuffing more than ever.         

Cool little nugget: For the first time in forever, with Arie Kouandjio starting, the Redskins now boast an Offensive Line entirely comprised of their own draft picks!

Stay tuned for more tweets, notes and general updates right here on the ES Coverage blog.... and let's go Skins, HTTR! :1386:

 

:1386:Murf's Take:1386:

What could have been? Months ago, when the NFL released the 2016 schedule, the Washington Redskins vs. Cleveland Browns match-up had so much potential. It wasn't viewed as two perennial doormats trying to claw their way towards respectability or even a .500 record. No, it was the return of Robert Griffin III.

 

Had anyone with sense been calling the shots, this would have been the season opening matchup. Put two troubled franchises on primetime television and let the rest of the football loving world sit back and watch as the Heisman Trophy winner had a chance for redemption at the expense of the team who traded a bounty for him, watched him routinely get injured and, ultimately, allowed him to leave. America loves drama and that was as juicy of a storyline as either of these two teams is likely to be involved in all season long.

 

But alas, it was not meant to be. Griffin did what Griffin does (namely, put himself in harm's way when he didn't have to) and now he's on the shelf, so the 1-2 Redskins will host the 0-3 Browns in a game that no one outside of friends, loved ones and diehards will want to see a single snap from.

 

Without the appeal of RGIII vs. the Redskins, we're left with some pretty basic subplots for this afternoon's contest. Can Kirk Cousins and the passing attack finally work through their red zone struggles? Can Matt Jones finally show he's capable of being a workhorse back (and will the coaching staff stick with the ground game long enough to get him going)?

 

On defense, can anyone on the defensive line other than Chris Baker get to the quarterback? Can the linebackers -- specifically Ryan Kerrigan pass rushing and Will Compton in coverage -- become more involved (because neither did much to stand out last week in New York)? How will the secondary handle the rash of injuries?

 

In short, there are plenty of questions in need of answers as Jay Gruen's squad looks to build off of last week's victory over the Giants.

 

As always, I'll be down on the sidelines during the game -- capturing photos of all the action. Some of the names and faces I'll be paying attention to today include Jordan Reed (can he be the guy to help the Redskins score touchdowns, rather than settle for field goal attempts?), Kendall Fuller (does he make the most out of his opportunity) and Arie Kouandjio (or whoever steps into the offensive line).

 

- murf :1386:
 
 

:1386:PRE-GAME TWEETS:1386:

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For Immediate Release                                                                                  

October 2, 2016

 

STATEMENTS FROM WR DeSEAN JACKSON 

AND THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS

 

Prior to pregame warmup, wide receiver DeSean Jackson and the Washington Redskins issued the following statements regarding cleats Jackson is wearing during warmup today.

 

Statement from WR DeSean Jackson:

“Today is the start of my attempts to be part of a solution and start dialogue about the senseless killings of both citizens and police. I have chosen to wear these cleats in pregame today to use my platform as a pro athlete to add to this discussion. This isn’t meant to be any kind of protest against the good men and women in law enforcement in this country. I just want to express my concern in a peaceful and productive way about issues that are currently impacting our country.”

 

Statement from the Washington Redskins:

“We stand in support of both DeSean and the law enforcement community. We have great respect for law enforcement and the sacrifices they make each and every day to protect and serve our communities. We continue to have open dialogue with our players about issues that are important to them and support their efforts to bring awareness to those issues when done in a responsible manner.”

 

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LANDOVER, Md. – The Washington Redskins have announced the following inactives and lineup changes for today’s game against the Cleveland Browns:

 

The Redskins declared the following players as inactive: 

o   No. 2 QB Nate Sudfeld    

o   No. 18 WR Josh Doctson

o   No. 26 CB Bashaud Breeland

o   No. 35 CB Dashaun Phillips

o   No. 60 OL Vinston Painter

o   No. 72 DE Anthony Lanier II

o   No. 77 G Shawn Lauvao

 

No. 47 Quinton Dunbar is expected to start in place of Breeland at cornerback.

No. 74 Arie Kouandjio is expected to start in place of Lauvao at left guard.

 

The Browns declared the following players as inactive:

o   No. 13 QB Josh McCown

o   No. 19 WR Corey Coleman

o   No. 22 DB Tramon Williams Sr.

o   No. 24 DB Ibraheim Campbell

o   No. 74 OL Cameron Erving

o   No. 87 TE Seth DeValve

o   No. 94 DL Carl Nassib

 

No. 30 Derrick Kindred is expected to start in place of Campbell at strong safety.

No. 77 John Greco is expected to start in place of No. 78 Alvin Bailey at right guard.

No. 62 Austin Reiter is expected to start in place of Greco at center.

 

On Saturday, the Browns signed No. 57 LB Cam Johnson to their active roster from Arizona’s practice squad and placed No. 44 LB Nate Orchard on their Reserve/Injured list. Johnson is 6-4, 268 pounds and in his third NFL season out of Virginia.

 

:1386:1st Half Analysis:1386:

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Spencer Long with a sick pull and block after the holding penalty by Vernon Davis on the first drive, springing Thompson for a big gain on 2nd and 15.

Preston Smith with a great play setting the edge against Pryor on the Browns' first drive. 

Kirk Cousins sharp, decisive on the first drive of the game.  12 plays, 75 yards and took about 7 minutes. That's the offense we've been looking for. 2nd drive, same thing, just smooth sailing. 3rd drive with a terrible INT, didn't see the cover 2 guy on the outside flow towards the inside.    

Defense seems intent on stopping the run that first drive. After that, they got hurt with Browns going to heavy formations.  

2nd drive for the Defense, starts with Blackmon and Ihenacho both in the lineup along with Bruton. Browns in heavy formation, 1 WR... allow huge gain to Crowell. 

David Bruton got absolutely leveled on one running play by an Olineman on the 2nd drive for the Browns. Ouch. 

I'm not a big Joe Barry basher, but the defense lining up offsides is ridiculous. Guys shouldn't be doing that under your watch this consistently, period. 

Pryor is killing Norman. He's got  few huge 3rd down conversions as well as a TD against him in coverage, though the TD was a great throw by Kessler. :/ 

Trent Williams pancakes someone on the Skins 4th drive, then shows off his guns to the guy. 

Speaking of Trent's, Trent Murphy continues his solid play. Been in their backfield all day.  

At first glance, it looked like we were going to blow these guys out but, as many have said, the Browns are a scrappy bunch and managed to fight their way back with some great plays. Our offense came out real hot, but Kirk's INT really cost us as it gave the Browns great field position and they immediately tied the game. Browns get the ball first to come out of the half, let's hope the defense can can get a turnover or hold them on the first drive to allow our offense to take control of the game back.    :1386:

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  • Wanted to focus on some new faces, so first Kouandjio:
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  • Kouandjio opens with a nice block on the 2nd play of the 1st drive. He gave up quick pressure on the next pass play, but Cousins got it out quick to Reed so it didn't matter. Kouandjio with a killer penalty, holding right after the Redskins got into the redzone on the first drive. Vernon Davis was also called for holding on the same play.  
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  • 2nd drive, Kouandjio handling Shelton for the most part in pass pro. On rushing play in the red zone, Kouandjio pulls and does a decent job, but you can see his lack of athleticism. Matt Jones finished nicely, though. He then gets pushed back real badly on 1st and goal, costing a Matt Jones run. Great job pass blocking from Arie on the 3rd and goal, allowing Cousins to step up, extend the play, and find Reed for the TD! 
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4th drive, Kouandjio does a good job blocking for Matt Jones, who gets a 6 yard rush on 2nd down. After big play to Reed, Kouandjio loses initially to Shelton but does a great job recovering. Kouandjio doing a good job run blocking this drive in general. Got to the second level on one run pretty well.    

 

2nd Half:

1st drive, Kouandjio does a good job in pass protection on the first snap, allowing Cousins to extend play and find Vernon Davis for an 8 yard gain. On that strip sack Kouandjio also got pushed back pretty badly by Shelton, but it was Trent and Thompson who messed that one up. Kouandjio follows that up with a hold on 3rd down. He got beat by the Browns' DT, wasn't Shelton. Bad series for him.

 

2nd drive, Kouandjio got beat again and almost got Cousins hit in the end zone on the first play of the drive. Kouandjio doing a good job run blocking on the following series. On deep ball to DJax that generated pass interference, he does a good job pass blocking. Following play, big run for Matt Jones, does a good job clearing space. Same on the next play... Oline in general killing it here. Finishes with a good pass block on the Kirk TD throw to Thompson!  

 

3rd drive, Kouandjio does a nice job pass blocking on the first 2nd down where Cousins took that terrible sack for no reason. 

4th drive, Kouandjio getting pushed back a little bit on the first snap, costing Jones a one yard loss. Kouandjio with a good block on the Jones outside run that almost resulted in a TD.        

 

Now, Fuller: 

1st drive, Fuller gives up first pass to Hawkins for a 7 yard gain.  Fuller and Dunbar combine to make the tackle on Barnidge, short of the 1st on 3rd down and forcing a punt. 

2nd drive against the D, Fuller does a good job on Hawkins in the slot on 2nd down, but defense gives up first to Pryor. On the 3rd down following that sequence, Fuller gives up a bit too much space to Hawkins who got slightly open... but Pryor gets the 1st anyway against Norman as Kessler wasn't looking that way. 

4th drive against the D, Fuller does a good job against Hawkins on 1st down, but Kessler extends play and hits Barnidge for a 1st. Fuller is shutting Hawkins down this drive, but Kessler keeps finding others.    

 

2nd Half 

1st drive of 2nd half, Fuller continues to do a good job on Hawkins in the slot, though on the first 3rd down of the drive he let Hawkins get behind him.   

2nd drive, mostly heavy formations from the Browns so no Fuller. On their second 3rd down of the drive they had Hawkins basically run a go route up the seam to clear out space for Barnidge. Fuller is step for step with him, but that's the 3rd or 4th time they've done that and it's worked every time. Frustrating. Anyway, back to Fuller. He's handling Hawkins.

Final Drive of the game (Browns almost exclusively went jumbo/heavy formations after that 2nd drive, so Fuller wasn't on the field until now), he continues to shut down Hawkins. There were some times where Hawkins got slightly open, but nothing egregious. Kessler hardly looked his way this entire game.    

 

Other 2nd half notes:  

This defense is ridiculous. Only way they stop anyone is with a turnover in the redzone. Happened again on the 2nd Browns' drive of the 2nd half, with Compton forcing the fumble. Ziggy Hood then does it on the Browns' ensuing drive. I mean, better than not doing it, I guess. :ols: 

If only whatever we're doing, coaching-wise, in terms of teaching fumbles could be extended to everything else we'd be golden. 

Norman redeems himself with huge INT!

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:1386:Final Analysis (TSO):1386:

Going into this game, the run defense was a major concern against the Browns excellent rushing attack and that ended up being the case, to say the least. Fortunately, the defense came through with three huge turnovers. At this point, it seems like we can consider this the defense's M.O. Give up crazy chunks of yardage on the ground, then force a fumble or nab an INT. Not sure that's what you want out of your D, but it could certainly worse. Offensive teams that are more disciplined are likely going to destroy this defense if it remains the same, as we've already seen with the Steelers.  

Offensively, can't ask for much more than that. Outside of one bad INT and a couple of unnecessary sacks, Cousins was sharp and decisive throughout the whole game, taking advantage of the weak Browns passing D like a good QB should. We finally got to see Reed have a big game, again, which was refreshing. He finishes with 73 yards and 2 TDs. Matt Jones kept getting better as the game wore on, showing us what so few of us still believed he can do. The Oline was excellent throughout, and it was good to see both Spencer Long and Kouandjio play well.   

It was nice to see the new guys, Arie Kouandjio and Kendall Fuller, play really well today. Seeing draft picks continue to contribute is simply awesome, and something us Redskin fans need to stop and appreciate. We've went for so long almost expecting nothing from our drafts. Don't forget that. Smile some. :)   

Oh, and how about Trent Murphy? He just looks real good out there, completely different now that he's going forward more often than not.  

All in all, the game went almost completely as expected. It initially had the makings of a blowout, but the Browns are better than that and have proven that thus far this season. They fought back and, for a moment, looked like they were going to win this game... but the defense saved themselves from total humiliation, forced some turnovers, and the offense capitalized at the end. 

We've got a tough matchup against the Ravens next week. The defense will need to perform better, and the offense is going to have a tougher time moving the ball against their defense... so if this same exact team shows up against the Ravens it will likely not end up favorably for our beloved Burgundy and Gold. Hopefully they have a great week in practice, and continue to improve as they have thus far this season. 

 

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