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  1. Need to Know: Redskins’ top five areas of need

    Dec 10, 2013, 6:15 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 10, five days before the Washington Redskins visit the Atlanta Falcons. Nickel coverage Whether the Redskins have a new coaching staff or not, there are some positions on the field that will be in need of upgrades via free agency or the draft. Here…

  2. Need to Know: The top five Redskins free agents

    Dec 6, 2013, 5:30 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, December 6, two days before the Washington Redskins host the Kansas City Chiefs. Nickel coverage With the meaningful part of the 2013 season over, it’s time to take a look ahead. Here are the five Redskins who are will be free agents that the team…

  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. 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…

  5. 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”.…

  6. 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…

  7. Need to Know: Was tumultuous week a distraction for the Redskins?

    Nov 3, 2013, 6:25 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, November 3, the day the Washington Redskins host the San Diego Chargers. Potential distractions abound but players should have no excuse It was one of those weeks at Redskins Park. It started with a loss to the Broncos that may have been closer than the…

  8. Griffin’s rocky day ends early but he says knee feels fine

    Oct 27, 2013, 9:57 PM EDT

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    DENVER–It was all there for the Washington Redskins. They had a 21-7 lead on the road in Denver. They had bottled up Peyton Manning and company since the Broncos’ first possession. They had turned over Manning on consecutive possessions and turned both into TDs. The crowd at Sports Authority Field was stunned. But the Broncos…

  9. Need to Know: An X-factor for the Redskins?

    Oct 25, 2013, 7:49 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 25, two days before the Washington Redskins travel to Denver to play the Broncos. An X-factor? It goes without saying that players like Robert Griffin III, Pierre Garçon, Alfred Morris, Brian Orakpo, and Ryan Kerrigan will have to play well for the Redskins to…

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

    Oct 21, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

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    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…

  11. Need to Know: RG3 says ‘it was a feeling of last year’

    Oct 21, 2013, 5:31 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 21, six days before the Washington Redskins travel to Denver to play the Broncos. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from Sunday’s Redskins-Bears game: 1. The 86 combined points scored in the game were the sixth-most in Redskins history and the highest since the…

  12. RG3: ‘The mojo was definitely working today’

    Oct 20, 2013, 6:58 PM EDT

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    OK, now we can say it. RG3 is back. This time, it wasn’t for just a stretch of a game or a mixed bag or some nice stats in a loss. Robert Griffin III ran and passed from beginning to end and led the Washington Redskins to a 45-41 win over the Chicago Bears. “We…

  13. Chat about the game at Redskins Pulse

    Oct 20, 2013, 12:32 PM EDT

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    I’ll be chatting about Redskins-Bears today over at Redskins Pulse on CSNwashington.com. I’ll also be piping in on Twitter @Rich_TandlerCSN. If you have a question/comment you want to direct to me, Twitter is the best way to go. Also,  free to leave your thoughts here in the comment section. See you over at Redskins Pulse!

  14. Davis among Redskins’ inactives

    Oct 20, 2013, 11:33 AM EDT

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    The following Redskins are inactive for today’s game: TE Fred Davis RB Chris Thompson S Bacarri Rambo LB Brandon Jenkins QB Rex Grossman OL Josh LeRibeus NT Chris Neild

  15. Need to Know: How likely is a Redskins turnaround?

    Oct 20, 2013, 6:37 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, October 20, the day the Washington Redskins play the Chicago Bears at FedEx Field. How likely is a turnaround? When the Redskins fell to three games under .500 last year, it appeared that they were on their way down and out. After going 3-3 in…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Need to Know: Five games in next 25 days for the Redskins

    Oct 13, 2013, 6:35 AM EDT

    Redskins-O-line-vs.-Raiders

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, October 13, the day the Washington Redskins take on the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night football. A key five games stretch Redskins fans had better hope that their team got its rest over their bye week. After having played just one game in the last…

  19. Need to Know: RG3 under the microscope

    Oct 11, 2013, 5:05 AM EDT

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    RG3-vs.-Lions

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 11, two days before the Washington Redskins visit the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage Five items of interest from Redskins Park: 1. You normally don’t think of nose tackle Barry Cofield when you think of reasons why outside linebackers Brian Orakpo and…

  20. Need to Know: Romo’s scrambling has the attention of Redskins’ defense

    Oct 10, 2013, 5:23 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 10, three days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage Five things from yesterday at Redskins Park: 1. We have a couple of takes on the elusive Tony Romo here. The first is from Rob Jackson. Once you beat the…

  21. Need to Know: Is Garçon as good as Bryant?

    Oct 9, 2013, 5:09 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, October 9, four days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage Five things you need to know about the Redskins-Cowboys matchup on Sunday night. 1. After being in the hole all season, the Redskins have managed to work their way back…

  22. Need to Know: The Redskins get back to work

    Oct 7, 2013, 6:07 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 7, six days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage The Redskins get back to work in Ashburn today with a 1 p.m. practice. Here are five things I’ll be keeping an eye on this week at the team gets…

  23. Need to Know: The Redskins’ road ahead

    Oct 6, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, October 6, seven days before the Redskins fact the Cowboys in Dallas. Nickel coverage Of the 12 games remaining on their schedule there are some that the Redskins are likely to lose even if they improve to their 2012 form. And there are some that…

  24. Shanahan on special teams: ‘We have got to get better’

    Oct 1, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

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    For the first three games of the season, the Redskins’ special team had not done much special but they also avoided making huge, game-changing mistakes. That changed in the first quarter against the Raiders. On Sav Rocca’s second punt of the day, Oakland’s Rashad Jennings took advantage of a missed assignment by Perry Riley and…

  25. Need to Know: Shanahan says it’s too soon to judge NFC East

    Oct 1, 2013, 4:59 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 1, 12 days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage Five key quotes from Mike Shanahan’s Monday news conference: 1. The Redskins went to a no-huddle attack a couple of times during the game and it was pretty effective. One…

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