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    Mistakes were made and Destino got his hands on a press pass! I am reporting from within the wonderfully climate controlled, and entirely dry, press box. Who says the fan experience at FedEx field isn’t great? Not me (not today). I am joined by Spaceman Spiff, who has managed to wrap himself and all his treasured equipment in plastic and is currently out on the field rolling around in the muck. Stop me if you’ve heard this before: There are reasons to feel good about the defense, the passing game has started slow, and the running game is unreliable. There are differences, but in general we find ourselves entering week three on familiar ground, asking a familiar question. Is this team any good? (and maybe adding a quick “please please let them be good” under our breath.) Are the Redskins as good as the team that beat the Cardinals or as bad as the team that got shut down by that stunning Colts defense? Have the wide receivers introduced themselves to Alex Smith? Has Peterson informed Jay that running towards the sideline isn’t his style? Can we beat an injured Aaron Rodgers in the rain? We’ll find out together. (Time for some more free food!) The Redskins declared the following players as inactive: No. 17 WR Michael Floyd No. 30 S Troy Apke No. 32 RB Samaje Perine No. 39 CB Adonis Alexander No. 74 T Geron Christian No. 77 G Shawn Lauvao No. 99 DL Caleb Brantley The Packers declared the following players as inactive: No. 8 QB Tim Boyle No. 19 WR Equanimeous St. Brown No. 20 CB Kevin King No. 22 RB Darius Jackson No. 27 S Josh Jones No. 70 T/G Alex Light No. 82 WR J’Mon Moore Diet Pepsi fueled update #1 A quarter into this one and FedEx field is magical place where dreams can come true. Alex Smith and his stable of receivers have been dominant. The Packers, having failed to stop them within the rules turned to pass interference, but the results were the same. Touchdowns. Sweet sweet touchdowns. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense took the quarter off. Good for them, they deserve a break. Personal notes: B Mitch is now sitting in front of me. Close enough that I could bop him on the head if I were so inclined. Probably a bad idea. Watching the game in the press box feels a little like watching a football game while at work. We’re all watching a game, but without any of the noise you'd normally associate with that. Professionals. Every single one of us. A lot of ugly cheese hats behind the end zone. Free chocolate cake powered update #2 Those of you hoping for a shut out are disappointed, and some fans in the forums are no doubt finding reasons to frown with a mouth full of ice cream. Reasonable fans should be thrilled. The Redskins defense managed to keep the the Packers quiet but the Pack were able to stretch their legs a bit. Against Rodgers one blown coverage is all it takes for him to make a 64-yard touchdown pass look like pitch and catch. I get the impression that they’ll look much more capable in the second half. Alex Smith gave up an interception but the Redskins offense continued to produce big plays and finish drives. Peterson broke off a 41-yard run and Davis caught a 50 yard pass. Most importantly the drives continued to end with touchdowns and not the field goals that doomed the Redskins in the home opener. They'll need to continue to play well in the second half. Rodgers will not go gently into the night. Personal Notes: I chose the Vikings in survivor league. Coffee coffee coffee! Update #3 Alex Smith and the offense took the 3rd quarter off, completing one pass for zero yards, scoring no points, and managing just a single first down. Momentum has definitely swung towards the Packers who held the ball 10 minutes and scored the quarter's only points (7). That said, the damage on the scoreboard wasn’t nearly as bad as it could have been. I worry that the Redskins may have taken their foot off the gas a bit too early in this one. Wouldn’t be the first time Gruden went conservative too early in the second half when his team held a lead. Time to find out just how good this defense can be. Personal Note: That familiar dread is slowly creeping its way in. If you've been a Washington Sports fan for long enough, you know what I'm talking about. T-shirt toss has no place in a world with t-shirt cannons. End of game. “It feels good man, especially after a rough week” - Josh Norman. Final thoughts on today's game have to start with the defense. They deserve the lions share of the credit considering how the second half played out. The unit surrendered 17 points to Aaron Rodgers (and the Packers) and through three games have allowed just 14.7ppg. That’s a significant improvement over the 24.3ppg they averaged by the end of last season. They’re healthy again and it shows. The Packers also dropped some passes. It had to be said. I said it. We can move on. Peterson and the rushing offense had a bounce back performance. This fills me with happiness for some reason. There is just something about the Redskins featuring a power running game that feels right. If there is a cloud in the silver lining, it’s the offenses disappearing act in the second half. Alex Smith and the passing game followed up a brilliant first half of football with a second half stat line that is almost unbelievable: 2/5 passing for 6 yards. Three first downs and three points for the offense in the second half. Only explanation for this is that Jay Gruden decided to turtle early. Today, it worked. We won, and it feels good.
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    I know, I know, that's a terrible title. However, I've only been to one game here at the Linc, and we won. Division championship in 2015, a thing of beauty. I'm also 2-0 while writing these things. At the same time, I was at the Monday Night Massacre/McNabb's Payday, so don't get too ****y. Philly has been fun-ish. We went to Geno's to get some world famous cheesesteaks Steak-Ums. More overrated than any free agent signing we've had since, well, you know. No matter what this turns out to be, it'll be a nice break from all of the distractions off the field. #yourenotwinningoffthefieldbruce It's been something that's divided us intensely, and I'm glad that we can all agree that we're scared ****less about the ramifications of this game. A few weeks ago we are two games up, Dallas is faltering, Philly is doing poorly, and Giants gonna Giants. Now? With a loss today, we're in third place in the division. I mean, that's, ouch. Some of us can see the bright side in the deepest cavern, and others of us only see shadows while staring at the Sun (I happen to fall into the latter category). This game means everything. It's not a tone-setter, it's as Code Red as Tampa three years ago. It's definitely nice to see Thompson and Crowder back. I hope that Stroman can defend Wentz, because he's gonna get picked on all day. And that #86, you gotta cover him. As @TK said, that number is dangerous for both sides. A big problem is actually following through on that. We knew that Cooper was going to get the ball, but our safeties (I love ya, DJ, but ugh on Thanksgiving) were more like safety valves. We cannot let that happen, even once, against this Eagles team that has Sproles returning. As you've already read, Inactives: Sudfield Maddox Mills Hicks Warmack Mailata Pryor Quinn (ugh!) Dunbar Perine (forgot he was on the team) Marshall Howard Ioannidis So some hits on both sides. Both secondaries need to really bolt down to give their respective teams a chance (don't worry, I didn't tell Philly that). Oh, and then there's that Colt McCoy guy. With a non-zero number of practices with the ones, hopefully he can actually do something. With 38 minutes to go, it's not looking much better than FedEx. I even heard cheers when our boys ran out. Well, that's it for pregame unless something else happens. With 13 minutes to go, the stands are maybe half full? Nothing to Josh Norman's standards for sure. With three minutes to go, we are at about 2/3 capacity. All levels on the home side look full, but other than that it's not impressive. FIRST QUARTER 7:31 Zach Ertz with the insane false start. Except not. So touchdown. Well, looked like typical Redskins. A little help from the refs for the Eagles touchdown and then for two straight, and wasted, first downs. But Doctson did something. So at lest we have that. SECOND QUARTER McCoy hurt. Sanchez in. Peace out, season. And I'm wrong. Colt's first play after coming in, touchdown. Sanchez's first play after coming in, touchdown. Longest run in Redskins history. At 4:03 - And a fourth down stop? Sanchez with a nine-play, 40-something drive ending in three points. At the half, the team is showing some grit. Two bad calls by the refs led to 14 Philly points, the non-call on Ertz on their first touchdown and the ticky-tack roughing the passer by Stroman. Moreau looking very, very good today, which is a relief. Josh Norman needs to tackle, not strip. It's costing us yards and on the Sproles run cost us seven. Overall we're doing better than I thought we would. THIRD QUARTER Off to a bad start. McCoy out for the year. The rest of the third was also bad. Another injured lineman, down to zero reserves. Moreau injured after being awesome all game. This isn't going to end in a win for us, unfortunately. FOURTH QUARTER: And it just keeps getting worse. Sanchez, Sanchez, Sanchez. That was awful. In all ways. I don't know how it could've been worse. I'll finish this up later, emotions are too high in being too low.
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    Greetings humanoids. Murf & I are here in the land of perpetual sunshine, oranges, & the world famous Florida Man. What a difference a week makes. One game, one single game, completely changed the look of this then 5-2 Redskins team. Last week against the Falcons they lost nearly the entire Offensive Line. Having to scramble, the FO was signing guys off the street in order to play the Bucs. There’s lots of factors that will play into what this M.A.S.H. unit of an Offensive Line will be able to do. As Jay Gruden said earlier this week, they’re teaching these guys OTA’s, Training Camp, & Pre Season all in about 5 days. Also to consider, it that the local weather will be around the low to mid 80’s. If any of these 3 new guys didn’t bother to keep in football shape, it’ll show up pretty quickly. If dehydration starts up, they have to start recruiting dudes from the stands to run/pass block. If this feels somewhat familiar, it may be because the same situation happened last year in Seattle. Skins went in there with a make shift O Line & came out with the win at the last second thanks to D Hall having some major hops & breaking up Russell Wilson’s pass attempt in the end zone. The difference was it was raining & cold there. In Tampa, anything below 90 degrees is considered cold. Today’s matchup should be interesting either way.
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    In today's Divisional Debacle, the Defense under Greg Manusky in the first half, gave up 207 yards of offense (105 rushing/102 passing) and two touchdowns. That said, they did manage a single INT on which the Offense actually managed to score a touchdown off of. They allowed 12 of 16 passes to be completed . In the second half it was 107 yards given up (58 rushing//49 passing) a field goal and a touchdown. They traded their first half pick for a second half sack. However, Dallas completed all five of their pass attempts. Don't read that thinking "Well it seems like they tightened up some in the 2nd half." They didn't. They simply had about half the plays in the second half. 30 plays in the First and 18 in the Second. So far in two Divisional matchups, the Defense has faltered in the Second half. They start out like a house of fire for the first few drives until their opponents gradually make adjustments. This Defensive coaching staff fails make any adjustments, whether in game or at the very least at Halftime. They've given up over 30 points per game for a total of 63 points given up in two games. While the Bears are up next, the Pats await and they've put up over 70 points in two games. Yeah. Ok. They did shut out the Dolphins today which is looking like the NFL version of ... ahem... shooting fish in a barrel. The frustrating thing is Manusky is the DC that the Front Office actively looked to replace during the off season without firing him. When you know they're looking to replace you, most people would make a concentrated effort to show an improvement. Yet Manusky's Defense still keeps acting like it's starring in Groundhog Day. In his post game presser, when asked directly about if any coaching changes would be made, Gruden said "No, I think after two games – you’re talking about playing two very good offensive football teams and two of the best offensive lines in pro football we just played back-to-back. That’s no excuse whatsoever, but I don’t think we need to hit the panic button yet. We just have to continue to focus on what we can do better to win. Get Jonathan [Allen] in here, get a couple of our corners back in here and let’s go back and strap it up against Chicago [Bears] next week and see what happens.” Here's another frustrating thing. The defensive communication was an issue last season as well. Wasn't this supposed to have been worked on during OTA's and Training Camp? It's understandable that the rookies would still be on a learning curve, but NFL vets like Collins and DRC you'd think they would have down by the start of the season. Gruden said they're a very talented group on Defense but that they weren't reaching them. When questioned as to why the coaching staff that has been in place for several years, wasn't reaching them, he defended the comment as them being a young defense. “We have some moving parts now. Landon Collins is a veteran guy but this is his first year, [Montez] Sweat’s in his first year, [Cole] Holcomb, it’s his first year, [Jon] Bostic is in his first year. We’re playing Dominique [Rodgers-Cromartie] at corner and this is Jimmy Moreland’s first year, so it’s not like we are the most experienced group. We feel like were very talented, but we`re still fighting through somethings. There are a lot of things to look forward to, without a doubt, but we do have to play better and strap it up and get back to work."
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    Greetings from yet another Thanksgiving at AT&T Stadium. Feels like this is starting to become an annual thing playing here in Dallas. Though last year the team stayed home & beat the Giants on Thanksgiving. Personally I wish the League would take off this schedule as it makes the holiday more enjoyable without having to worry about a game. And what a game this could be. The Redskins are still looking for their 600th franchise win. They also come into this one a game ahead in the Division with a chance to sweep the Cowturkeys. “Wait.” You’re saying to yourself. ‘Did he just use the word “Cowturkeys”?’ Yes. Yes I did. Think of it as a Turducken, but with red meat. Anywho, this game will also see Texas legend Colt McCoy take his first start in nearly two years due to Game Manager Alex Smith going down to injury last week & having his season ended after managing to help get the team to a 6-3 record. When McCoy took over last week, you instantly see a change in how the offense worked. They were faster. There was a sense of urgency. And McCoy gave more guys opportunities. He even gave Doctson three opportunities on go balls. While most will say McCoy just doesn’t have that canon arm that fans love to see fire off the deep ball, they’d be wrong. You see, McCoy has been building his arm back up again. He suffered a shoulder injury in the National Championship Game back in 2010 & a neck injury in 2014. During the last four seasons, he’s been following his shoulder exercises, but the team has also worked with him to compact his throwing motion. That said, with McCoy behind the wheel, the car will go faster, sound meaner, & take more off the line then the Smith driven to perfection luxury grandpa machine ever thought about doing. McCoy will get you pulled over once in a while, Smith is the guy in the right lane with the blinker on for the last five miles. Expect a ticket, maybe even a reckless driving charge from McCoy today as it’s all on the line. The franchise’s 600th win. First place in the Division. And a two game lead on that same First Place before heading into an ECW street fight in Philly next Monday night.
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    Good afternoon Redskins nation! I’m in beautiful Landover, MD with Spaceman Spiff who has been pulled away from Instagram models and tailgating and sent down to the field to do what he does best (roll around in the mud). Let’s get down to business... Can we block them? There are other story lines entering into this game but worrying about them feels largely academic. The Texans have two terrifying pass rushers and the Redskins intend to block them with optimism and underdog stories. Alex Smith isn’t a statue but he does take time in making decisions and getting the ball out. This combination looks disastrous. The sort of thing that has us all after the game consoling each other with things like “well, it was just a bad matchup" and “we caught them at the worst possible time.” Or... we could walk away wondering just how the heck this team managed to pull off another improbable win. Last week the gave up something like twelve thousand yards of offense to the Bucs, I’ll have to check those numbers to be sure, but only three points. That’s not supposed to happen. Maybe we can enjoy an outrageously unlikely result again. Not probably, not likely, but you know... maybe. I’m saying there’s a chance. I’m here for that chance. (and you know... the free food and climate controlled free seats) 1st Quarter Update Redskins are running their bend and break defense, and I’m not sure a little over three quarters is enough time for the Redskins offense to close a 10-point gap. I’m having flash backs of week nine, but having human emotions is considered “disruptive behavior.” I'm fine. Everything is fine. That Quinn celebration, whatever that was, was the highlight of the 1st quarter. 2nd Quarter Update Is there a better way to start a quarter than by scoring a touchdown? There is, if you follow that TD drive with a forced turnover on defense. Things are looking good! So much for that. A great start was quickly ended up canceled out by the Redskins offense. With a chance to take a lead Alex Smith throws a pick six in the red zone and takes the air out of the stadium. He followed that up by throwing another interception on the very next drive. Alex Smith almost made me forget about Vernon Davis dropping that pass. Almost. Texans missed a field goal attempt and the lead remains frozen at 10. This quarter feels like a giant blown opportunity. Halftime Update. I should have stopped at one hotdog. I deserve this. 3rd Quarter Update You know the feeling where you say and think all these bad things about a player and then he breaks his leg and you immediately feel bad about it? I live there now. Colt McCoy has freed me from that place of sadness! As much as I love this defense, they have to start forcing teams to punt at some point. Is there a stat for defense tha thas forced the fewest punts? We have to be near the top of that list. Texans have punted just once today. Holding them to three was good, though. The lead is down to six and Colt McCoy has arrived to save us. (Please let that be true.) Personal Note: Someone just stomped, loudly, out of the press area like a while muttering at his phone. Laughter and comparisons to toddlers followed him. The media's laugh is an evil laugh! Good times. 4th Quarter Update Colt has brought us back. Welcome to the first lead change of the season, Redskins fans. You like that?! (Yeesh, was that always so lame?) I guess you could say Adrian Peterson contributed by actually scoring the touchdown. I bet Colt told him to score though, so you have to factor leadership into things. Once again, the defense cannot force a punt, hard to feel great about holding a team to a field goal when that field goal gives them the lead in the 4th quarter Remember that whole "can we block them" thing? The answer was absolutely not on the Redskins 2nd drive of the 4th quarter. Watt and Clowney each sacked our man Colt, and ended that drive before it really had a chance to begin. Horrible, no good, very bad holding called on Norman gifting Houston a first down at the worst possible time for it. Colt chooses to throw deep at an inopportune moment resulting in a 60+ yard attempt for an injured kicker. Heartbreaking end to a game that cost this team entirely too much (via injury) yet still seemed to be within reach several times. I'm off to the post game press conference and locker room, check back later for updates. Final Thoughts I’ve always found it preferable to watch my favorite team simply get destroyed, than to feel that they were the better team and still managed to lose. The Redskins gave this game away with mistakes in the 2nd quarter. Fred Davis makes a routine catch and Alex Smith doesn’t throw a pick six, and the scoreboard shows at least 7 fewer points for the Texans. Even if the Redskins had settled for field goals, that’s a 13 point swing in 2 point game. Losing the game wasn’t even the worst part. Losing Alex Smith, for at least the remainder of the season, is likely enough to push the Redskins past the point where they can continue toughing their way through key injuries. We'll all feel better after a win against the Cowboys next week.
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    Saints 43 - Redskins 19 DEFEAT. Postgame thoughts When the ground game never gets going and your receivers are missing in action as they have been for the first month of the season, it turns out it's pretty difficult to put points on the board. Conversely, when your defense practically begs the home team to start off hot by picking up penalties on three early 3rd down plays to keep drives alive, you're going to face an uphill battle. And if both of those things happen at the same time to the same team ... well ... you get a blowout of epic proportions. This game wasn't competitive for very long and it had as much to do with what the Redskins weren't doing as it did what the Saints were doing. Redskins defenders showed zero discipline as they took selfish fouls to keep New Orleans on the field. And, let's not forget, coming into the game, the Saints were averaging 34 points and more than 400 yards of total offense per game. Had the Redskins simply been able to limit them to their average showing, it might not have been too embarrassing. Alas, this one turned into a rout, the kind that all too often occurs during primetime games. Had the Saints actually tried to run the score up, rather than being content to just hand the ball off a dozen times in a row just to keep the 4th quarter clock running, New Orleans honestly could have scored 60. I'd make a joke about the Redskins being the homecoming opponent, but it hurts too much because this franchise actually tries to have a homecoming game each season. Alex Smith looked like a big bag of average tonight. The receiving corps continues to collect a paycheck while rarely collecting passes. Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson both suffered injuries during this game. Trent Williams and the offensive line looked uncharacteristically beatable during Monday Night Football. And Jordan Reed was allegedly also involved in this particular game. Or so I'm told. In all seriousness, the Saints followed the blueprint set forth by the Colts earlier this season and blitzed early and often. Just like during Week 2, the offensive line struggled to handle the additional pressure and the entire offense sputtered as Smith took sacks and/or missed his intended targets. Why would any team in the league would stray away from this concept when facing the Redskins? Until they show they can make teams pay for overloading the line of scrimmage, expect more of the same. Simply put: With two weeks to prepare, the Redskins had a chance to send a message to their division rivals and to secure a statement win. That didn't happen and things are only going to get more challenging moving forward. No one in the visitor's locker room should feel good about their performance on Monday Night Football. Lord knows many 'Skins fans take it personally when the franchise lays an egg like this one. Hopefully more than a few players conduct some soul searching and really dig into why this happens as frequently as it does when this franchise is asked to play before a national audience. Pregame thoughts Hello friends, It's been a while, but I'm thrilled to be back on the sidelines providing coverage of the burgundy and gold. It's been two weeks since we last saw the Redskins in action, and while a Week 4 bye week is generally awful, this one might actually turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Several important players -- to include Adrian Peterson and a few members of the offensive line -- are already nursing injuries, so a little rest and recovery is never a bad thing. Additionally, every other NFC East team has completely fallen apart while the Redskins enjoyed their time away. The Eagles, Giants and Cowboys have gone a combined 1-5 the last two weeks, vaulting Washington to the top of the divisional standings without even taking to the field. If they'd like to remain in first place in the division though, they're going to have their work cut out for them. I'm not sure if you know this, but Drew Brees is good at football. And with roughly 200 yards passing tonight, he'll surpass Peyton Manning for the most passing yards in NFL history. The locals are fairly certain Brees will lock up that honor before halftime. And with the sheer number of weapons at his disposal, they might not be wrong. Michael Thomas might not be a household name, but he's having as solid of a season as any wideout in football. Ted Ginn Jr. wasn't much in Miami, but he's a fairly solid deep threat when Brees is involved. Mark Ingram returns from a four-game suspension to add depth to the backfield, which already boasts the ridiculously talented Alvin Kamara. In short, this offense is built to win shootouts, if need be. And with the Saints' defense, that's always a possibility. For the Redskins to emerge victorious, they're going to have to finish drives with touchdowns and avoid turnovers. Settling for field goal attempts and/or being careless with the football is a recipe for disaster. You might recall that roughly a year ago the Redskins held a two touchdown lead late into the fourth quarter ... and they still found a way to blow the game. Because Brees and Kamara were that good. Two offensive players I'm watching tonight are Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson. Peterson spent about a month in New Orleans, before he was shipped off to Arizona amidst rumors he didn't have it anymore. Safe to say while he doesn't hold any ill will towards his former team, he'd still be happy to show them what they're missing. For Thompson, the Superdome is where he suffered his season-ending injury last season. Obviously he'd love to have a productive evening and leave New Orleans healthy and happy with a victory. On defense, I'll be keeping an eye out for Matt Ioannidis and Jonathan Allen. Both defensive linemen have gotten off to a strong start this season and their ability to generate pressure in the backfield will go a long way towards determining how successful the defense is against Brees and friends. The Redskins desperately need the front four to win their battles, so they can have extra defenders drop back into coverage. If they need to send six or seven defenders to get to the quarterback, it's going to get ugly. Speaking of ugly, the last two players I'm hoping to see plenty of are Jamison Crowder and Ryan Kerrigan. Both are key players at vital positions. Neither has gotten off to the start they hoped for. If one or both of them makes an appearance on Monday Night Football, that'd be huge for the away team. This is my third trip to New Orleans. The first was the dawn of the RGIII era. The second was last season's epic collapse. If nothing else, I think it's safe to say tonight's game is going to be memorable, one way or the other. Inactives The Redskins declared the following players as inactive: o No. 18 WR Josh Doctson o No. 30 S Troy Apke o No. 32 RB Samaje Perine o No. 39 CB Adonis Alexander o No. 74 T Geron Christian Sr. o No. 77 G Shawn Lauvao o No. 99 DL Caleb Brantley No. 13 Maurice Harris is expected to start in place of No. 18 Josh Doctson at wide receiver No. 66 Tony Bergstrom is expected to start in place of No. 73 Chase Roullier at center. No. 73 Chase Roullier is expected to start in place of No. 77 Shawn Lauvao at left guard. · The Washington Redskins lost to the New Orleans Saints, 43-19, on Monday in front of an announced crowd of 73,028 people at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. · The Redskins forced a fumble late in the second quarter and have now forced at least one turnover in all four games this season and eight consecutive games dating back to Week 14 of last season. · Quarterback Alex Smith connected on 23-of-39 passes for 275 yards and one interception for a 69.9 passer rating. Smith also recorded one rushing touchdown. It was the 15th rushing touchdown of Smith's career. · Running back Kapri Bibbs recorded his first career rushing touchdown on a one-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. · Running back Chris Thompson finished with a team high six receptions for 45 yards (7.5 avg.) and now has hauled in 155 career receptions with the Washington Redskins. Thompson has now passed Kelvin Bryant (154) for the sixth most by a running back in franchise history. · Wide receiver Jamison Crowder finished with four receptions for 55 yards (13.8 avg.). · Wide receiver Paul Richardson Jr. hauled in four receptions for 50 yards (12.5 avg.). · Wide receiver Maurice Harris made his first career start and recorded his first reception of the season. · Harris finished with three receptions for 47 yards (15.7 avg.) · Wide receiver Michael Floyd made his first career start as a Washington Redskins. · Linebacker Mason Foster finished the game with a team high 10 tackles (six solo). Foster has now recorded double-digit tackles for a third consecutive game. The streak is the longest of his career. · Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan made his 116th consecutive regular season start, the longest active streak among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career. · Kerrigan remains as one of six NFL players (and only three non-quarterbacks) to have started every game since the start of the 2011 season (Brandon Carr, Patrick Peterson, Philip Rivers, Matt Ryan and Matthew Stafford). · Kerrigan registered a sack for a loss of eight yards. He has now recorded 500 career sack yards. · Defensive lineman Daron Payne recorded one sack for a loss of six yards and now has two sacks on the season. Payne finished the game with four tackles (three solo), two quarterback hits and a forced fumble. · Linebacker Pernell McPhee appeared in his 100th career game and returned a fumble 24 yards to help set up a Redskins score in the second quarter. · Cornerback Fabian Moreau recorded his second forced fumble of the season and finished with five tackles (three solo) for the game. · Kicker Dustin Hopkins connected on a 53-yard field goal in the first quarter and has now recorded six career field goals of 50 yards or more. With the field goal, Hopkins has now recorded the third-most field goals of 50 or more yards in team history.
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