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  1. Need to Know: The Redskins’ five top running backs of the last 20 years

    Feb 11, 2014, 4:57 AM EDT

    Clinton-Portis

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, February 11, eight days before the NFL Combine. Nickel coverage Here are the Redskins’ five leading rushers in the last 20 years (1994-2013): 1. Clinton Portis (2004-2010) 6,842—Although he probably wasn’t worth Champ Bailey and a second-round pick he still gave Redskins fans some thrills.…

  2. Need to Know: Can Garçon still make the Pro Bowl?

    Jan 18, 2014, 5:36 AM EDT

    Garcon vs DAL catch

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, January 18, 52 days before NFL free agency starts. A Pro Bowl spot for Garçon? Could a Denver Broncos win over the Patriots send another Redskins offensive player to the Pro Bowl to join Alfred Morris and Trent Williams? It was announced today that DeSean…

  3. Need to Know: Five Redskins cap bargains

    Jan 15, 2014, 4:35 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, January 15, 113 days from the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage We’re looking at the Redskins’ salary cap all week long here on Real Redskins. Here’s a look at five of the Redskins’ best cap values in 2014: 1. QB Robert Griffin III (2014 cap $5.76…

  4. Need to Know: Five things the Redskins can learn from last weekend’s games

    Jan 14, 2014, 4:47 AM EDT

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    Marshawn-Lynch-vs-Saints

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, January 14, 114 days from the NFL Draft. Nickel coverage Five things the Redskins can learn from the divisional playoff teams: 1. Give your young QB a solid D—The two veteran QB’s remaining, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady on the AFC side, play on teams…

  5. Need to Know: Five good things from the Shanahan era

    Dec 31, 2013, 4:49 AM EDT

    RG3-Morris-vs-Bears

    Here is what you need to know on this 2013 New Year’s Eve, 250 days before the opening Sunday of the 2014 NFL season. Nickel coverage The Mike Shanahan era is over. This morning we look at some of the good things the team accomplished since 2010. Tomorrow we’ll turn our attention to the bad.…

  6. Need to Know: Slow starts continue to plague Redskins

    Dec 23, 2013, 5:21 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 23, six days before the Washington Redskins visit the New York Giants. Nickel coverage Five stats and notes from the Redskins 24-23 loss to the Cowboys. 1. Opponents have scored 126 first-quarter points against the Redskins. Only three other teams in NFL history have…

  7. Need to Know: A look at some Redskins numbers

    Dec 21, 2013, 5:55 AM EDT

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    Morris-running--vs-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 21, one day before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. Nickel coverage Five numbers of interest: 1. Last year, seven Redskins who started the year on the 53-man roster ended the year on injured reserve (Bernstine, Carriker, Davis, Helu, Meriweather, Orakpo, Robinson). This…

  8. Need to Know: AT&T Stadium North on Sunday?

    Dec 18, 2013, 6:05 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 18, four days before the Washington Redskins host the Dallas Cowboys. AT&T Stadium North on Sunday? When the Redskins play this Sunday’s game against the Cowboys (yes, Washington is still playing games beyond competing leaks), a shot at a division title will be at…

  9. Need to Know: Redskins’ 3-10 record worst in 19 years

    Dec 9, 2013, 5:26 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 9, six days before the Washington Redskins visit the Atlanta Falcons. Nickel coverage Five stats and other notes from the Redskins’ 45-10 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday: 1. In the first half of their 13 games the Redskins have given up 226 points.…

  10. Need to Know: Shanahan says Giants focused on stopping Morris

    Dec 3, 2013, 5:41 AM EDT

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    Morris-vs-NYG

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 3, five days before the Redskins host the Chiefs. Nickel coverage Five notes from Mike Shanahan’s Monday news conference: 1. During the Redskins’ second-quarter touchdown drive Robert Griffin III scrambled out of bounds and tried to stop on a hard surface near the stands.…

  11. Need to Know: Morris on pace to join elite company

    Nov 29, 2013, 6:23 AM EDT

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    Morris vs. Raiders

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, November 29, two days before the Redskins host the New York Giants. Nickel coverage Five numbers to ponder: —Alfred Morris came closer to taking the NFL rushing lead last week but he couldn’t quite get there. He now has 970 yards for the season, trailing…

  12. Need to Know: First look at Redskins-49ers

    Nov 20, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Kaepernick-TD-Super-Bowl

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, November 20, five days before the Washington Redskins host the San Francisco 49ers. Nickel coverage Five things you need to know about the Redskins-49ers game: 1. The Redskins and 49ers both have lost their last two games. The similarity in their recent experiences ends there.…

  13. Need to Know: Redskins pile up yards but losses mount, too

    Nov 18, 2013, 5:45 AM EDT

    Morris-running--vs-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, November 18, seven days before the Washington Redskins host the San Francosco 49ers. Nickel coverage Five notes from the Redskins 24-16 loss to the Eagles on Sunday: 1. The Redskins were outscored 7-0 in the first quarter, making their cumulative first-quarter deficit for the season…

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

    Nov 12, 2013, 5:26 AM EDT

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    Kerrigan-vs.-Raiders

    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…

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

    Nov 9, 2013, 6:42 AM EDT

    Morris-vs.-Vikings

    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. Redskins-Vikings: Five keys and a prediction

    Nov 7, 2013, 12:55 PM EDT

    Kerrigan-vs.-Raiders

    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…

  17. 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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    RG3-Morris-vs-Bears

    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”.…

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

    Nov 5, 2013, 5:22 AM EDT

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    Peterson-vs.-Redskins

    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…

  19. 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…

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

    Nov 4, 2013, 6:20 AM EDT

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    RG3-pocket-vs-SD

    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…

  21. Need to Know: Morris’ workload getting lighter

    Oct 28, 2013, 5:28 AM EDT

    Morris vs. Raiders

    DENVER–Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 28, six days before the Washington Redskins host the San Diego Chargers. Nickel coverage Five notes from the Redskins’ 45-21 loss to the Broncos 1. The Redskins’ defense forced four turnovers, all of them charged to Peyton Manning (three interceptions, one lost fumble). The…

  22. Monday six pack: Redskins’ turbo offense very efficient

    Oct 21, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

    RG3-Morris-vs-Bears

    My six pack of observations from the Washington Redskins’ 45-41 win over the Bears on Sunday: 1. The Redskins’ defense was not good yesterday but it was not as bad as it looked. There is no reason to celebrate giving up 41 points, 140 yards on the ground and to have Josh McCown, who last…

  23. Need to Know: Moss can join elite company

    Oct 19, 2013, 6:42 AM EDT

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    Moss-vs.-Packers

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, October 19, one day before the Washington Redskins play the Chicago Bears at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage Five items from the Redskins’ and Bears’ media game notes: 1. Santana Moss has 9,929 career receiving yards. If he gets 71 more to get to 10,000 yards,…

  24. Five keys to Redskins-Bears–Can they trust Forbath?

    Oct 18, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT

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    Five game keys plus a Bears-Redskins prediction: 1. The Redskins need to be very afraid of kick returner Devin Hester but the numbers suggest that the Bears’ special teams may be slowing him down themselves. Yes, Hester is averaging over 30 yards per return but he hasn’t been impressive in the “what have you done…

  25. RG3 happy to take late hit flags

    Oct 17, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

    RG3-running-vs-NYG

    Robert Griffin III rushed for 77 yards against the Cowboys after having gained 72 yards on the ground in the Washington Redskins’ first four games. But, in reality, the Redskins got over 100 yards out of Griffin’s legs last Sunday. That is because the Cowboys were hit with 15-yard penalties for hitting Griffin when he…

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