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  1. Need to Know: Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Bears

    Dec 13, 2015, 6:50 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 13, the day the Washington Redskins play the Bears in Chicago. Final thoughts on Redskins vs. Bears CHICAGO—Final thoughts as the Redskins get set to play yet another most important game of the season. —The weather forecast has changed from steady rain to some…

  2. Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Lamenting a lost opportunity

    Dec 12, 2015, 5:08 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 12, one day before the Washington Redskins play the Bears in Chicago. Redskins Week 14 in review Some thoughts on the news during the week that was: Missed opportunity for the Redskins—There’s no other way to put it; they blew it against the Cowboys.…

  3. Full injury report for Redskins vs. Bears: Thompson, Riley out

    Dec 11, 2015, 3:17 PM EDT

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    Injury report for Redskins vs. Bears Redskins Injured reserve DE Stephen Paea (toe)—He suffered a Grade 2 plantar plate injury, also known as turf toe against the Cowboys. They decided that there was not enough season left for him to get better and ended his year by putting him on injured reserve. Out ILB Perry…

  4. Need to Know: Predicting how the Redskins will finish the season

    Dec 11, 2015, 5:03 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 11, two days before the Washington Redskins play the Bears in Chicago. How will the Redskins finish the season? With the Redskins headed into the last quarter of the season, it’s time to break out the $100 in imaginary casino chips and bet them…

  5. Need to Know: Forte is the Bear who should most concern the Redskins

    Dec 9, 2015, 5:28 PM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 10, three days before the Washington Redskins play the Bears in Chicago. Five early thoughts on Redskins vs. Bears The thoughts aren’t as early as they usually are due to the short week but here we go: —We have two opposing forces working against…

  6. State of the Redskins, Week 14: Falling back into the NFC East pack

    Dec 9, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 14 of the NFL season. Record: 5-7, T-1st in NFC East vs. NFC East: 2-2 vs. NFC: 5-4 vs. AFC: 0-3 Home: 5-2 Away: 0-5 Key stats changes from 2014-2015   Rankings (through Sunday’s games) Offense (yards/game): 333.4 (25th) Defense (yards/game): 362.5 (21st) Passer rating offense:  92.2 (13th) Opp passer…

  7. Need to Know: Special teams gaffes were costly for the Redskins

    Dec 9, 2015, 5:52 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 9, four days before the Washington Redskins play the Bears in Chicago. Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Cowboys —The more I look at Jackson’s punt return fiasco and think about the game situation the worse it gets. There are just under 2 minutes…

  8. Should the Redskins abandon the run?

    Dec 8, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

    Matt-Jones-vs.-Cowboys

    Should the Redskins abandon the run? Before the season, such talk would have been laughed at out at Redskins Park. Jay Gruden, Scot McCloughan, and the players all talked about how the team was going to be built on a foundation of toughness and that meant running the ball early and often. But they have…

  9. Need to Know: Notes and numbers—Redskins fighting to the end

    Dec 8, 2015, 6:45 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 8, five days before the Washington Redskins play the Bears in Chicago. Notes and numbers from Redskins vs. Cowboys —Kirk Cousins was 22 of 31 passing for 219 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. That comes to a passer rating of 101.4. He…

  10. Division games hold the key for the Redskins

    Dec 7, 2015, 11:56 AM EDT

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    You hear it from coaches and players all the time—of the 16 games on the schedule the most important are the six games against the teams in your division. The Redskins are about to demonstrate the truth of that adage over their last five games. They have three division games left with tonight’s game against…

  11. Need to Know: Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Cowboys

    Dec 7, 2015, 5:34 AM EDT

    Cousins-passing-vs.-Panthers

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 7, the day the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night football. Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Cowboys —Matt Cassel will be making his fifth start for the Cowboys. Remember that he did not spend any of the offseason program or…

  12. Need to Know: Third-quarter turnovers have been a problem for the Redskins

    Dec 6, 2015, 4:49 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 6, one day before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night football. Five numbers you need to know for Redskins vs. Cowboys 8—The number of third-quarter turnovers committed by the Redskins this year. They are the nexus of the third-quarter problems…

  13. Full Redskins injury report: Riley out, six are questionable

    Dec 5, 2015, 3:11 PM EDT

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    Injury report for Redskins vs. Cowboys Redskins Waived/injured S Trenton Robinson (hamstring)—He was able to get out on the practice field earlier this week but he tweaked the hamstring again and the team decided to put him on the shelf. He could revert to injured reserve if he clears waivers. Out ILB Perry Riley (foot)—For…

  14. Need to Know: Kerrigan won’t take this shot at the playoffs for granted

    Dec 5, 2015, 5:41 AM EDT

    Kerrigan-chasing-Eli-vs-Giants

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 5, two days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night football. Kerrigan not taking playoff possibilities for granted In Ryan Kerrigan’s second year in the NFL, the Redskins went 10-6 and won the NFC East title. Kerrigan figured that playoff…

  15. Need to Know: Gruden not fazed by extra rest for Redskins’ opponents

    Dec 4, 2015, 5:04 AM EDT

    Gruden-vs.-Patriots

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 4, three days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night football. Gruden not fazed by extra rest for opponents The Redskins will face the Cowboys on Monday night. Washington last played on Sunday against the Giants while Dallas played three…

  16. Need to Know: How important was the Redskins’ players-only meeting?

    Dec 3, 2015, 5:04 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, December 3, four days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night football. Five thoughts on the state of the Redskins —Yesterday I presented three options the Redskins and DeSean Jackson will have regarding his future with the team. What I didn’t do…

  17. State of the Redskins, Week 13: In the driver’s seat

    Dec 2, 2015, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 13 of the NFL season. Record: 5-6, T-1st in NFC East vs. NFC East: 2-1 vs. NFC: 5-3 vs. AFC: 0-3 Home: 5-1 Away: 0-5 Key stats changes from 2014-2015   Rankings (through Sunday’s games) Offense (yards/game): 339.5 (25th) Defense (yards/game): 366.6 (22nd) Passer rating offense:  91.4 (13th) Opp passer…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

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

    Dec 1, 2015, 4:58 AM EDT

    Kerrigan-chasing-Eli-vs-Giants

    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…

  21. 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…

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

    Nov 29, 2015, 5:56 AM EDT

    Jordan-Reed-vs.-Panthers

    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…

  23. 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…

  24. 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…

  25. 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…

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