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Need to Know: Redskins again blow double-digit lead

Nov 8, 2013, 6:37 AM EDT

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Here is what you need to know on this Friday, November 8, nine days before the Washington Redskins go to Philadelphia to play the Eagles.

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Fives notes from the Redskins 34-27 loss to the Vikings.

1. For the third straight game, the Redskins blew a double-digit lead in the second half. They led Denver 21-7 in the third quarter before losing 45-21, were up on San Diego 24-14 midway through the fourth quarter and had to win the game in overtime, and on Thursday they had a 27-14 lead in the third quarter.

2. The Redskins have allowed 287 points through nine games. That is the most they have allowed through nine games since the 1954 season.

3. Coming into the game, the Redskins were 7-1 under Mike Shanahan when leading a game by double digits at halftime. They had a 10-point lead at halftime against the Vikings.

4. The Redskins scored on their first five possessions of the game. The last time they did that was against the Falcons on November 3, 1985.

5. Pierre Garçon caught seven passes for 119 yards. He now has at least five catches in every game this season. His nine straight games with five or more catches is the second-longest such streak in Redskins history (Art Monk, 1984-85).

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Timeline

—Days until: Redskins @ Eagles 9; Monday night 49ers @ Redskins 17; Giants @ Redskins 23

—Today’s schedule: Mike Shanahan news conference, 5:30

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  1. John Karahasan - Nov 8, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    The redskins need to show Jim Hasslett the door. He needs to be fired as soon as the plane from Minnesota lands in Washington. The same problems continue to occur every season with this defense. Supposedly, the front 7 should be strong. It isn’t. The defensive backs are awful. This sounds familiar because its the same issue every year with this team. Hasslett needs to go. As for the Shanahans, I wouldn’t lose any sleep over them being fired as well. This is the time to hire a new coaching staff. The redskins have a very young and talented QB, RB, TE. They have Garçon at WR and he is in his prime. With this talent, and the salary cap space the Redskins will have this offseason, I believe many coaches would be VERY INTERESTED IN RUNNING THIS TEAM. I hope management feels the same way I do. I’m tired of the same old Redskins year in and year out. The time for change is now. The assets are here, the talent is here, or can be brought here with all our cap space. This has to happen, or I fear it’ll be the same old under achieving redskins again and again for years to come.

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