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  1. Need to Know: Are the Redskins abandoning the run?

    Nov 17, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, November 17, the day the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Second-half running off slightly Are the Redskins abandoning the run? That seems to be a popular theme among the team’s fans and on talk radio. But such impressions seem to be based on play…

  2. Need to Know: Redskins suffering from slow starts

    Nov 16, 2013, 5:22 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, November 16, one day before the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Nickel coverage Five numbers to note: —The Redskins have been outscored by a total of 44 points in the first quarters of their nine games. That means they’re trailing by an average of…

  3. Redskins-Eagles: Five keys and a prediction

    Nov 15, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

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    Here are my five keys to Sunday’s Redskins-Eagles game plus a prediction: 1. The Redskins need to contain LeSean McCoy. The other four keys here and all of the other keys and matchups and other analysis you’ll see around the web between now and game time will be rendered useless if McCoy runs wild on…

  4. Kyle: Hankerson’s progress has cut Morgan’s playing time

    Nov 15, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT

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    The NFL is often a zero-sum game where one player’s gain must mean another player’s loss. The starkest example of this dynamic is in roster spots. There are 53 of them and each one that is claimed by one man means that the opportunity is lost to another. But sometimes the zero-sum deal is subtler.…

  5. Need to Know: Will the Redskins turn up the pass rush heat?

    Nov 15, 2013, 5:32 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, November 15, two days before the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Nickel coverage Here from the podium at Redskins Park are five notes and quotes from the head coach and coordinators. 1. When the Redskins were 3-6 last year, Jim Haslett unleashed a variety…

  6. Tandler talks Redskins-Eagles on Redskins Nation

    Nov 14, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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     Tandler talks Redskins-Eagles on Redskins Nation

  7. Open thread: Stopping Shady

    Nov 14, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Someone (sorry, I can’t dig through the comments and find out who) brought up the concept of an open thread, a place for you the readers to comment on whatever you think the topic of conversation should be. Since giving the readers what they want is a good way to get people to read your…

  8. Need to Know: Kerrigan says something has to change

    Nov 14, 2013, 5:42 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, November 14, three days before the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Nickel coverage Here are five items of interest from Redskins Park: 1. Ryan Kerrigan talked about the inability of the Redskins’ pass rush to get sacks and pressures when they have the lead…

  9. Need to Know: First look at Redskins-Eagles matchup

    Nov 13, 2013, 5:25 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, November 13, four days before the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Nickel coverage Here are five things you need to know about the Redskins-Eagles matchup: 1. The Eagles would be last in the league in yards allowed if the Dallas Cowboys’ defense wasn’t even…

  10. Redskins fan mailbag: Evaluating the O-line

    Nov 12, 2013, 1:55 PM EDT

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    Welcome to this week’s fan mailbag with your questions about the Washington Redskins. Remember you can hit me with a question at any time on Twitter @Rich_TandlerCSN or on the Real Redskins Facebook page. Let’s jump right into your questions: @Rich_TandlerCSN do you think well see changes on the oline this year? — adam (@adam19b)…

  11. Will special teams doom the Redskins?

    Nov 12, 2013, 10:18 AM EDT

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    As anyone who has been even a casual observer of the team this year could tell you, Redskins special teams are not very good. But are they historically bad? One analyst believes they are in the running to be the worst special teams unit ever. Mike Tanier writes about the NFL for Sports on Earth…

  12. Need to Know: Five pivotal moments for the 2013 Redskins

    Nov 12, 2013, 5:26 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, November 12, five days before the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Nickel coverage Here are five pivotal moments from the Redskins’ first nine games: 1. Alfred Morris fumbled on his first carry in the opener against the Eagles and Philly recovered. In all of…

  13. Need to Know: Five Redskins who need to step up

    Nov 11, 2013, 5:27 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, November 11, six days before the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Nickel coverage Yesterday, we looked at five Redskins who have exceeded expectations in the 2013 season. Today, it’s five who need to step up if the Redskins are going to make something of…

  14. Need to Know: Five Redskins who have exceeded expectations

    Nov 10, 2013, 6:50 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, November 10, seven days before the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Nickel coverage The Redskins will get back to work tomorrow to try to work their way from 3-6 back up to at least respectability if not a playoff berth. Here are five players…

  15. Need to Know: Alfred Morris ahead of 2012 rushing pace

    Nov 9, 2013, 6:42 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, November 9, eight days before the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Nickel coverage Five Redskins numbers of interest 825—After nine games, Alfred Morris now has 825 yards rushing. That puts him ahead of his pace last year when he had 793 yards through nine…

  16. 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. Nickel coverage 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…

  17. Griffin starts hot but Redskins can’t score on final drive

    Nov 8, 2013, 12:23 AM EDT

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    Robert Griffin III and the Redskins started hot and finished hot. But in between they didn’t have enough offense or defense to keep the Minnesota Vikings from getting their second win of the season. Trailing by 34-27 with 3:30 to play, the Redskins embarked on a desperation drive that got them a first and goal…

  18. Chat about Redskins-Vikings at Redskins Pulse

    Nov 7, 2013, 7:54 PM EDT

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    As we have been for the past several weeks, JP Finlay and I will be hanging out on Redskins Pulse on CSN Washington to chat about the Redskins-Vikings game. There’s plenty of room, so I want to see all of you there. I’ll also be talking about the game on Twitter. You can find me…

  19. Redskins-Vikings: Five keys and a prediction

    Nov 7, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

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    Here are five keys to the Washington Redskins-Minnesota Vikings game plus a prediction. 1. The Redskins are on the road playing against a 1-7 team in a building that can get very loud if the home team is doing well but can get very quiet if the Vikings are down. It would seem to be…

  20. Need to Know: This time, it’s really a must-win for the Redskins

    Nov 7, 2013, 5:44 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, November 7, the day the Washington Redskins visit the Minnesota Vikings. This time, it’s really a must win After the Redskins lost their opener to the Eagles, some members of the media asked the players if their next game against the Packers was a “must-win”.…

  21. Need to Know: Redskins have contained Peterson

    Nov 6, 2013, 5:28 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, November 6, one day before the Washington Redskins visit the Minnesota Vikings. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from the Redskins locker room: 1. David Amerson may have saved the Redskins season by knocking running back David Woodhead out of bounds just short of the…

  22. Redskins faced a thousand to one odds vs. Chargers

    Nov 5, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

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    If Sunday’s game against the Chargers felt like a roller coaster ride there is plenty of statistical evidence to back up your feelings. Within minutes in the fourth quarter the Redskins went from near-certain victory to having an infinitesimal chance of winning. People pay a lot of money to ride roller coasters shaped like the…

  23. Need to Know: First look at Redskins-Vikings matchup

    Nov 5, 2013, 5:22 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, November 5, two days before the Washington Redskins visit the Minnesota Vikings. Nickel coverage Five things you need to know about the Redskins-Vikings matchup: 1. Quick, who has rushed for more yards this season, Adrian Peterson or Alfred Morris? OK, trick question, it’s Peterson but…

  24. Monday six pack: Redskins’ Amerson comes through with big plays

    Nov 4, 2013, 11:48 AM EDT

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    Here are some of my observations from the Washington Redskins’ 30-24 overtime win over the Chargers: 1. Pierre Garçon was good and very valuable last year but we didn’t see the acrobatic, jaw-dropping catches he made in Indianapolis. Now, we have. Last week in Denver he made a lunging, one-handed grab of a Robert Griffin…

  25. Need to Know: Redskins allow no sacks vs. Chargers

    Nov 4, 2013, 6:20 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, November 4, three days before the Washington Redskins visit the Minnesota Vikings. Nickel coverage Five notes from the Redskins’ 30-24 overtime win over the Chargers: 1. It appears that the Redskins have shaken the third-down woes that were drive stoppers during the early part of…

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