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  1. Need to Know: Five early thoughts on Redskins vs. Cowboys

    Dec 2, 2015, 5:09 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 2, five days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night football. Five early thoughts on Redskins vs. Cowboys —Even though they haven’t won a game without Tony Romo, the Cowboys are still a team to be very wary of. Five…

  2. A simple answer to the Redskins’ home vs. road mystery

    Dec 1, 2015, 9:30 AM EDT

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    It’s been a feast and famine season for the Redskins. Everyone knows it. They eat well at home. The Redskins are 5-1 at FedEx Field with five straight wins after a season-opening loss to the Dolphins (which gets to be more of a head-scratcher as the season goes on). On the road, they starve, with…

  3. Need to Know: Redskins’ Kerrigan is starting to heat up

    Dec 1, 2015, 4:58 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 1, six days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night football. Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Giants —One of the under the radar numbers from Sunday was the time of possession, where the Redskins held ad edge of 36:00…

  4. Need to Know: Longest home win streak for Redskins since RFK days

    Nov 30, 2015, 5:33 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, November 30, seven days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night football. Notes and numbers from Redskins 20, Giants 14 — The win was the Redskins’ fifth straight at home. They have never won five in a row at home in…

  5. Need to Know: Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Giants

    Nov 29, 2015, 5:56 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, November 29, the day the Washington Redskins host the New York Giants. Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Giants —Giants left guard Justin Pugh and center Weston Richburg have been ruled out of today’s game, meaning that both teams will be without the left guard…

  6. Need to Know: Redskins’ home record a good omen

    Nov 28, 2015, 5:02 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, November 28, one day before the Redskins host the New York Giants. Five numbers to know for Redskins vs. Giants —The Redskins are 4-1 at home, tied for their second-best record through five home games since 1990. In that time they started 5-0 at home…

  7. Full Redskins injury report: Two starters are questionable

    Nov 27, 2015, 3:19 PM EDT

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    Injury report for Redskins vs. Giants (Scroll down for updates to Giants injury report) Redskins Injured reserve CB Chris Culliver (knee)—He was banged up some before suffering a season-ending injury to his right knee in practice on Thursday. Culliver was still dealing with an inflamed left knee that forced him to sit out three games…

  8. Need to Know: Five Redskins who need to step up against the Giants

    Nov 27, 2015, 5:12 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, November 27, two days before the Redskins host the New York Giants. Five Redskins who need to step up against the Giants WR DeSean Jackson—This is two weeks in a row on this list for Jackson and he’ll probably continue to be on her until…

  9. Need to Know: Assessing the Redskins’ playoff chances

    Nov 26, 2015, 5:17 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, November 26, three days before the Redskins host the New York Giants. Happy Thanksgiving, folks! Five thoughts on the Redskins and the playoffs —The Redskins are not a playoff team but that doesn’t mean they can’t make the playoffs. They are flawed in many ways…

  10. State of the Redskins, Week 12: Home, (very) sweet home

    Nov 25, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 12 of the NFL season. Record: 4-6, T-2nd in NFC East vs. NFC East: 1-1 vs. NFC: 4-3 vs. AFC: 0-3 Home: 4-1 Away: 0-5 Key stats changes from 2014-2015   Rankings (through Sunday’s games) Offense (yards/game): 332.8 (28th) Defense (yards/game): 370.1 (20th) Passer rating offense:  89.6 (17th) Opp passer…

  11. Need to Know: Can Redskins’ rushing defense turn it around vs. Giants?

    Nov 25, 2015, 5:10 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, November 25, four days before the Redskins host the New York Giants. Five early thoughts on Redskins vs. Giants —If the Redskins were getting set to play a random 5-5 team with middling rankings on both offense and defense at home, I’d have pretty strong feelings…

  12. Need to Know: Grading Redskins’ Cousins against the Panthers

    Nov 24, 2015, 5:12 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, November 24, five days before the Redskins host the New York Giants. Five final thoughts on Panthers 44, Redskins 16 —I simply don’t buy assertions that the Redskins suffered from some great “momentum” loss after Chris Culliver’s pick six was nullified by a shaky penalty…

  13. Need to Know: Notes and numbers from Redskins-Panthers

    Nov 23, 2015, 5:42 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, November 23, six days before the Redskins host the New York Giants. Notes  and numbers from Panthers 44, Redskins 15 CHAROLOTTE—A few notes from the Redskins’ loss to the Panthers: —DeSean Jackson’s 56-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter was the 22nd TD catch of…

  14. Need to Know: Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Panthers

    Nov 22, 2015, 7:05 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, November 22, the day the Washington Redskins play the Carolina Panthers. Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Panthers CHAROLOTTE—A final look at today’s game as the Redskins try to knock the Panthers from the ranks of the undefeated. —The Redskins started out great when it…

  15. Need to Know: Redskins’ Hall says he wants to be ‘a damn good safety’

    Nov 21, 2015, 5:21 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, November 21, one day before the Washington Redskins play the Carolina Panthers. Read and react A few things I heard around Redskins Park this week and my reaction to them: DeAngelo Hall was asked if a move to safety would extend his career: I’m not…

  16. Redskins vs. Panthers full injury report: T. Robinson out, K. Robinson questionable

    Nov 20, 2015, 3:14 PM EDT

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    Injury report for Redskins vs. Panthers Out S Trenton Robinson—It appears that Robinson has been relegated to special teams duty. He didn’t play a snap on defense after starting at safety most of the season but he still contributes on special teams. He pulled a hamstring in the fourth quarter against the Saints and he did…

  17. Need to Know: Five Redskins who need to step up vs. the Panthers

    Nov 20, 2015, 5:06 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, November 20, two days before the Washington Redskins play the Carolina Panthers. Five players who will need to shine on Sunday The Redskins chances of upsetting the Panthers are pretty slim but, as we said here the other day, yes, we’re saying there’s a chance.…

  18. Need to Know: Surprise contributors helping the Redskins

    Nov 19, 2015, 5:11 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, November 19, three days before the Washington Redskins play the Carolina Panthers. Five thoughts and observations from Redskins Park —There is no reason to get all nervous about Matt Jones fumbling. Alfred Morris had four in his rookie year, three of them recovered by the other…

  19. State of the Redskins, Week 11: Can revamped secondary contain Cam?

    Nov 18, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 10 of the NFL season. Record: 4-5, T-2nd in NFC East vs. NFC East: 1-1 vs. NFC: 4-2 vs. AFC: 0-3 Home: 4-1 Away: 0-4 Key numbers changes from 2014-2015   Rankings (through Sunday’s games) Offense (yards/game): 349.6 (20th) Defense (yards/game): 370.3 (21st) Passer rating offense:  89.6 (18th) Opp passer…

  20. Need to Know: Monday’s result says the Redskins have a chance vs. Panthers

    Nov 18, 2015, 5:30 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, November 18, four days before the Washington Redskins play the Carolina Panthers. Five early thoughts on Redskins vs. Panthers —If anyone thinks that the Redskins can’t win this game, may I direct your attention to the result of the game played on Monday night in…

  21. What would a Kirk Cousins contract extension look like?

    Nov 17, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

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    The Redskins have won two of their last three games, with quarterback Kirk Cousins playing a major part in the two wins. Cousins is a free agent at the end of the season and talk is starting to turn towards the possibility of the Redskins and the quarterback beginning discussions on a new deal. According…

  22. Need to Know: Redskins’ third-quarter woes have faded away

    Nov 17, 2015, 5:14 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, November 17, five days before the Washington Redskins play the Carolina Panthers. Final thoughts following Redskins 47, Saints 14 —I can accept fans and media saying that Kirk Cousins has not yet proven that he is a franchise quarterback. In fact, I tend to agree…

  23. Despite shortcomings, the Redskins are playoff contenders

    Nov 16, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

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    The Redskins may not be a playoff caliber team yet. But they could well make the playoffs. At 4-5 they are in second place in the NFC East, a half game behind the 5-5 Giants in the division and tied with the Eagles. The Redskins do have a win over the Eagles in their pocket…

  24. Need to Know: Redskins’ Cousins, Jones put up impressive numbers

    Nov 16, 2015, 5:36 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, November 16, six days before the Washington Redskins play the Carolina Panthers. Notes and numbers on Redskins 47, Saints 14 —Kirk Cousins completed 20 of 25 passes for 324 yards with four touchdowns and no interception. That calculates to a passer rating of 158.3, the…

  25. Need to Know: Will DeSean Jackson be 100-percent for the Redskins?

    Nov 15, 2015, 6:04 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, November 15, the day the Washington Redskins host the New Orleans Saints. PSA: If you’re attending the game today be sure that you take a look at the NFL’s statement on stadium security issued yesterday. Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Saints —Despite pronouncements by…

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