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  1. 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…

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

    Dec 18, 2013, 6:05 AM EDT

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    Redskins-Cowboys-lines

    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…

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

    Dec 9, 2013, 5:26 AM EDT

    RG3-sacked-vs-Chiefs

    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.…

  4. 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.…

  5. 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…

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

    Nov 20, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

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    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.…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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”.…

  12. 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…

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

    Nov 4, 2013, 11:48 AM EDT

    Amerson-vs-SD

    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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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,…

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

    Oct 18, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT

    Forbath-FG

    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…

  19. 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…

  20. Monday six pack: Reed disappears from offense in second half

    Oct 14, 2013, 10:54 AM EDT

    Jordan-Reed-vs-Cowboys

    My six pack of observations on Redskins-Cowboys: —If you glance at the stat sheet it looks like Alfred Morris had a pretty respectable game against the Cowboys with 81 yards rushing on 16 carries. But 45 of those yards came on one touchdown run. It’s not as though the 45-yard run doesn’t “count”; it was…

  21. Need to Know: Redskins rack up yards, not points

    Oct 14, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

    Morris-vs.-Cowboys

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 14, six days before the Washington Redskins play the Chicago Bears at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage Five notes from the Redskins-Cowboys game: 1. The Cowboys had 213 yards of total offense. In all of the thousands of games in the NFL since 1940, only…

  22. Reed could help Redskins spring upset

    Oct 11, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

    Reed-TD-vs-Packers

    Here are five things to watch in the Washington Redskins-Dallas Cowboys matchup plus a prediction. 1. We’ve seen Jordan Reed make some catches (he’s tied for fourth on the team with 13) and score a touchdown (a nice grab in the end zone against the Packers). But we haven’t yet seen the Reed that played…

  23. Need to Know: The Redskins’ five pivotal plays

    Oct 5, 2013, 5:40 AM EDT

    Robinson-drop-vs-Lions

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, October 5, eight days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage With the Redskins on their bye, the newsy nuggets that usually reside in this space are non-existent. For something a little different, let’s look at five pivotal moments from the…

  24. Did the no-huddle save the Redskins’ season?

    Oct 2, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT

    Morris vs. Raiders

    With an 0-4 record staring them in the Washington Redskins in the face, Kyle Shanahan decided it was time to try something different. The 0-3 Redskins trailed the Raiders 14-0 late in the first quarter. At that point the offense had mustered just one first down in three possessions. Washington had the ball at its…

  25. 5 + 1: It’s ‘just win, baby’ in Oakland for the Redskins

    Sep 28, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

    Morris-RG3-vs.-NYG

    Five keys to Sunday’s Redskins-Raiders plus a prediction. 1. This game will be an Al Davis special—“Just win, baby”. Don’t look for many style points with the Redskins still searching for offensive consistency and struggling with some defensive fundamentals. They’ll probably have to settle for field goals far more often than most would like (all…

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