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  1. State of the Redskins, Week 16: The magic number is one

    Dec 23, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

    Jordan-Reed-celebrate-vs-Bills

    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 16 of the NFL season. Record: 7-7, 1st in NFC East vs. NFC East: 2-2 vs. NFC: 6-4 vs. AFC: 1-3 Home: 6-2 Away: 1-5 Key stats changes from 2014-2015   Rankings (through Sunday’s games) Offense (yards/game): 343.3 (22nd) Defense (yards/game): 370.0 (25th) Passer rating offense:  97.0 (8th) Opp passer…

  2. Need to Know: It looks like the Redskins are peaking at the right time

    Dec 22, 2015, 5:08 AM EST

    Reed-TD-vs-Bills

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 22, four days before the Washington Redskins travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles. Final thoughts on Redskins vs. Bills —It looks like the Redskins are peaking at the right time. Against a Bills defense that is more pedestrian than awful they posted their second…

  3. Need to Know: Notes and numbers—Redskins match 2013-14 win total

    Dec 21, 2015, 5:05 AM EST

    Preston-Smith-sack-vs-Bills

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 21, five days before the Washington Redskins travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles. Redskins vs. Bills notes and numbers —The Redskins have seven wins this year, as many as they had in the last two seasons combined. Last night’s win also ensure that…

  4. Need to Know: Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Bills

    Dec 20, 2015, 6:19 AM EST

    D-line-vs-Patriots

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 20, the day the Washington Redskins host the Buffalo Bills. Five final thoughts on Redskins vs. Bills —Two Bills who were questionable on the final injury report, RB Karlos Williams (shoulder) and DE Mario Williams (illness), are both expected to play. Karlos, who has…

  5. Need to Know: The week that was at Redskins Park–It’s still win and in

    Dec 19, 2015, 5:07 AM EST

    Reed-running-vs-Bears

    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, December 19, one day before the Washington Redskins host the Buffalo Bills. The week that was at Redskins Park A look back on the headlines of the week: Redskins playoff scenarios—Resting the starters in Dallas?—All of the teams in the NFC East won last Sunday…

  6. Need to Know: Five Redskins who will have to step up to beat the Bills

    Dec 18, 2015, 5:11 AM EST

    Breeland-vs.-Giants

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 18, two days before the Washington Redskins host the Buffalo Bills. Five Redskins who will have to step up to beat the Bills QB Kirk Cousins—He has played exceptionally well at home, posting a passer rating of over 100 in each of his last…

  7. Cousins’ 2016 price tag likely in $13-$17 million range

    Dec 17, 2015, 9:00 AM EST

    Cousins-at-line-vs-Saints

    Although it probably won’t happen until sometime this spring, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is going to get paid. Yes, he is either a work in progress or a flawed player, depending on what point of view you take. Or perhaps it’s a bit of both. Regardless, in the NFL even unfinished and/or imperfect quarterbacks can…

  8. State of the Redskins, Week 15: Still in control

    Dec 16, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

    Reed-running-vs-Bears

    Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 14 of the NFL season. Record: 6-7, T-1st in NFC East vs. NFC East: 2-2 vs. NFC: 6-4 vs. AFC: 0-3 Home: 5-2 Away: 1-5 Key stats changes from 2014-2015   Rankings (through Sunday’s games) Offense (yards/game): 336.5 (25th) Defense (yards/game): 363.7 (21st) Passer rating offense:  93.0 (13th) Opp passer…

  9. Need to Know: Do the Redskins have enough of a running game to get by?

    Dec 15, 2015, 5:55 AM EST

    Matt-Jones-running-vs-Bears

    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 15, five days before the Washington Redskins host the Buffalo Bills. Final thoughts on Redskins vs. Bears —The Redskins sort of got their running game going on Sunday, They came a mere yard short of hitting the 100-yard mark, picking up 99 yards on…

  10. Need to Know: Redskins notes and numbers—Another big day vs. Bears for Reed

    Dec 14, 2015, 6:03 AM EST

    Reed-catch-vs.-Bears

    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 14, six days before the Washington Redskins host the Buffalo Bills. Notes and numbers from Redskins 24, Bears 21 —The Redskins broke a nine-game road losing streak with the win. A tenth straight road loss would have been the worst such streak in team…

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

    Dec 9, 2015, 5:52 AM EST

    Hopkins-FG-try-vs-Dallas

    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…

  12. Should the Redskins abandon the run?

    Dec 8, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

    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…

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

    Dec 8, 2015, 6:45 AM EST

    Jackson-TD-vs-Cowboys

    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…

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

    Dec 7, 2015, 5:34 AM EST

    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…

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

    Dec 6, 2015, 4:49 AM EST

    Jordan-Reed-fumble-vs-Panthers

    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…

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

    Dec 3, 2015, 5:04 AM EST

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

    Nov 30, 2015, 5:33 AM EST

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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…

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

    Nov 26, 2015, 5:17 AM EST

    Cousins-sacked-vs-Giants

    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…

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

    Nov 24, 2015, 5:12 AM EST

    Cousins-passing-vs.-Panthers

    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…

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

    Nov 22, 2015, 7:05 AM EST

    Cousins-Newton

    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…

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

    Nov 21, 2015, 5:21 AM EST

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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…

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

    Nov 20, 2015, 5:06 AM EST

    Jackson-vs-Patriots

    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.…

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

    Nov 18, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

    Kyshoen-Jarrett-Falcons

    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…

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

    Nov 18, 2015, 5:30 AM EST

    Reed-celebrate-vs-Saints

    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…

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

    Nov 17, 2015, 9:00 AM EST

    Cousins-at-line-vs-Saints

    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…

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