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Hi there :) from historic Lambeau Field.



While Murf & I get set up, here's some stuff for you guys to mull over & kick around.


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• The Redskins earning their first win of the season and evening their record at 1-1.

• The Redskins extending their road winning streak to four games. The Redskins’ current three-game road winning streak is the team’s longest since winning four straight road games across Weeks 4-12 during the 2008 season.

• The Redskins seeking their first road win in Green Bay since defeating the Packers, 20-17, on Oct. 23, 1988.

• The Redskins posting 27 points for the sixth straight regular season game, dating back to last season. The last time the Redskins scored 27 or more points in six consecutive regular season games was in Weeks 16-17 of the 1990 season through Weeks 1-4 of the 1991 season.

• Tight end Fred Davis gaining five receiving yards to reach 2,000 for his career.

• Linebacker London Fletcher retaining his title as the NFL’s active Iron Man by playing in his 242nd consecutive regular season game, pulling him one game shy of tying Bill Romanowski’s record by a defensive player since the 1970 merger (243).

• Fletcher starting his 201st consecutive regular season game as he continues to chase Derrick Brooks for the most consecutive starts by a linebacker in NFL history (208).

• Fletcher intercepting a pass to tie Rich Milot (13) for the fourth-most interceptions by a linebacker in team history.

• Fletcher registering an interception to take sole possession of the league lead for the most interceptions by a linebacker since 2007. Fletcher and now-retired Brian Urlacher each have 12 interceptions since Fletcher joined the Redskins in 2007.

• Defensive end Kedric Golston playing in his 100th career NFL game.

• Quarterback Robert Griffin III throwing for 300 yards to post consecutive 300-yard passing games for the first time in his career.

• Griffin III becoming the first Redskins quarterback since the 1970 merger to throw for 300 yards in each of the first two games of a season.

• Griffin III registering three passing touchdowns to become the 16th quarterback in team history to throw for 25 touchdowns.

• Cornerback DeAngelo Hall intercepting a pass to become the 12th player in team history to record 20 interceptions as a member of the Redskins.

• Hall registering an interception to become the fifth active player to reach 40 picks for his career (Ed Reed, Charles Woodson, Champ Bailey and Asante Samuel).

• Hall returning a fumble for a touchdown to tie Jessie Tuggle for the second-most in NFL history (five). Hall’s four career fumble return touchdowns are currently tied for third in NFL history with Bill Thompson, Derrick Thomas, Keith Bulluck and Ronde Barber.

• Wide receiver Leonard Hankerson catching a touchdown pass to match his single-season career high from last season (three).


• Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan returning an interception for a touchdown to become the first linebacker in team history to have an interception return for touchdown in three consecutive seasons.

• Wide receiver Santana Moss scoring two touchdowns to tie Stephen Davis for 10th-most total touchdowns in team history (48).

• Moss registering 147 receiving yards to become the fourth player in team history to amass 7,500 receiving yards as a member of the Redskins.

• Moss catching 15 passes to become the ninth active player to reach 700 career receptions.

• Moss recording 16 receptions to pass Gary Clark (549) for third in team history for career receptions as a Redskin.

• Linebacker Brian Orakpo registering a half-sack to become the seventh player in team history to record 30 sacks with the Redskins since the stat became official in 1982.


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… even the Redskins’ record at 1-1.

… make the Redskins 15-18-1 against Green Bay all-time, including postseason games.

… be the Redskins’ sixth win at Green Bay all-time.

… secure the Redskins’ second-straight win against the Packers, including a 16-13 overtime win in 2010. The last time the Redskins won consecutive games against the Packers was across the 1986-88 seasons.

… represent the Redskins’ second straight win against an NFC North opponent. The Redskins won their last game against an NFC North team, earning a 38-26 win vs. the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6.

… give Executive Vice President/Head Coach Mike Shanahan his 176th career victory as a head coach, including postseason games.

… be Shanahan’s 168th career regular season victory as a head coach.

… make Shanahan 4-3 all-time against the Packers, including a 31-24 victory with the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXII.

… even Shanahan’s all-time record against the teams that comprise the NFC North at 11-11, including postseason games.

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Redskins Offense
• Ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in passing first downs per game (19)
• Ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in pass attempts per game (49)
• Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in pass completions per game (30)
• Ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in first downs per game (25)
• Ranks fifth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in yards per first-down plays (5.83)
• Ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in yards on firstdown plays (204)
• Ranks sixth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in passing yards per game (308)

Redskins Defense
• Ranks tied for first in the NFL in fumble recoveries (2)
• Ranks first in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in completions allowed per game (15)
• Ranks tied for second in the NFL in forced fumbles (2)
• Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in passing attempts allowed per game (25)
• Ranks second in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in sacks per pass play (10.7)
• Ranks second in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game (180) Redskins Special Teams
• Ranks third in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in net punt average against (36.7)

Redskins Players
• London Fletcher ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in total tackles (13)
• Griffin III ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in pass attempts per game (49)
• Griffin III ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in pass completions per game (30)
• Griffin III ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in fourth quarter passer rating (126.9)
• DeAngelo Hall ranks first in the NFL in fumble return yards (75)
• Leonard Hankerson ranks tied for second in the NFL in receiving touchdowns (2)
• Perry Riley ranks first in the NFC and tied for first in the NFL in total tackles (15)

First things first, Kyle calling that pitch play last week was the dumbest call since Gibbs called Rocket Screen against the Raiders. Sorry. I had to get that off my chest. Now, with all of that out of the way, lets go. :)

This is a game that only the true homers think we can win. Both teams enter today with a 0-1 record. On hallowed ground. Lambeau Field. Both teams need a win here today, but more importantly the Redskins need it worse. With an Offense that could barely manage a First Down in the first half last week & dealing with the hype of a returning RG3, a win against Green Bay in their house will definitely get fans off the ledge. It'll also make ES a much more happier place for a week. :)

My keys to this game are as follows:

Harass Rogers. Green Bay has one of the worst O Lines around. They have a 4th round rookie starting his second game at Left Tackle. Haslett should be licking his chops at this.

RG3 has to play his game. He has to run. Not much, just enough to have the threat of it. This offense goes as the Read Option goes.Which in turn gets Alfred Morris going.

The deep ball. Kyle needs to call a few shots this game. Last week in digging out of a hole, it was mainly move the chains type throws to get the offense in a rhythm.

Neutralize Clay Mathews. The League fined him pretty heavily the other day for his hit on Kappernick so hopefully that makes him hesitate his whole "hit the qb" mentality.

I honestly don't have a feeling either way on how the Redskins will do this week. Which is a bit weird because last year it was pretty much a "We got this" or a "this is gonna be a fight" feeling, the latter which still could have resulted in a win or a loss. With two 0-1 teams, with pretty damn good QBs, this thing could go down to the wire.

I'll be back with some halftime thoughts. for running comments & updates, follow me on twitter @TKextremeskins & Murf @HomerMcFanboy We've also got some exclusive pics already on the twitter feeds.

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF INACTIVES



GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Washington Redskins have announced the following inactives and lineup changes for today’s game against Green Bay:



For the Washington Redskins:

- No. 2 K Kai Forbath
- No. 8 QB Rex Grossman
- No. 22 RB Evan Royster
- No. 32 S Jordan Pugh
- No. 48 S Jose Gumbs
- No. 67 G Josh LeRibeus
- No. 95 NT Chris Neild

No. 1 John Potter is expected to play in place of No. 2 Kai Forbath at kicker.

 

HALFTIME THOUGHTS

 

Opening drive by Green Bay changed the whole flow of the games with a stupid offsides penalty on the Redskins. The drive was one more stop away from forcing them to punt. Instead Green Bay drives to the Red Zone where the Defense tightens up. Kerrigan & Orakpo brought their A game against this O Line. Multiple sacks on Rogers hold them to a field goal. 

 

Late in the first, RG3 hits Garcon on a screen for a gain of 44. Not the deep ball I'm looking for, but a gain like that, I'll take it. Still need to stretch the field. Also the O still needs to get into a rhythm. Shortly thereafter, Mathews gets to RG3 who has his helmet pop off while going down. A collective gasp in the press box for a second until he hops back up. And then Merriweather leads with his helmet and manages to knock his own self out. Was nice to see him again for 20 minutes this year. 

 

The Redskins find themselves in yet another hole shortly into the 2nd Quarter, down 17-0. Also looking familiar, the Redskins had 2 first downs in the 1st Quarter, Morris had 4 carries for 8 yards and RG3 completed 3 of 6 for 60 yards for QB Rating of 85.4. ROgers on the overhand was 11 of 14 for 138 and a rating of 131.5.

 

Redskins seem to catch a break as a punt rolls to the 10. Then they get ripped for 14 on the ground followed by 57 yards in the air. In two plays Green Bay goes from their own 10 to the Redskins Red Zone. Four plays later Green Bay is in the End Zone again. 24-0 Green Bay. Disgusting.

 

Read Option seems to have still been left on the shelf back at Redskins Park. The run/boot game, a staple of the Shanahan offense, isn't being used.

 

Midway through the second half Morris runs off a gain of 44 yards. The Offense looks to finally getting into a groove and then RG3 gets sacked. Answers with a gain of 11 to Reed. Anyone seen Fred Davis in today? Pay attention to that. ;) Same drive, it's 4th & 5 & RG3 has a pass tipped and picked. One step forward, ten steps back. 

 

Nine seconds left with Green Bay about to ram it down their throats for another touchdown gets negated by the ball hitting the pylon for a touchback. Ugly half for the Redskins for the second week in a row. The offense & especially the QB need to get their collective **** together for the second half or they can pretty much start kissing any chance of another Playoff appearance goodbye.

 

 

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FINAL THOUGHTS

 

For two weeks in a row, we've all watched what happens when a team takes the first half off & then attempts to play out 30+ point holes.It's not fun. It's not pretty. And it's not the team that went on a 7 game win streak to clinch the Division last year. 

 

If we're not going to run the Read Option, then Shanny has to scrap what they're doing & design an Offense around what Robert can physically do, distribute the ball around to everyone. Without the Read Option, the O Line is more exposed as they're built to Zone Block. Alfred seems like he can't get going without the threat of Robert to run the ball. 

 

One gleaming positive gem to take away from this is simply Jordan Reed. Remember earlier when I made mention of Fred Davis not having his name called? Reed is slowly cutting into Fred's playing time. Wouldn't surprise me if he takes Fred's starting spot soon.

 

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Right about now I hate you boss man.

That is all. Humph!

Hail.

Ok so here's the part where I don't tell you that as I was going through the lobby in search if breakfast, I got summoned over by Sonny for a chat. :)

White jerseys & burgundy pants for today.

 

*edit Early morning typo - GOLD pants

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