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  1. 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…

  2. Need to Know: Amerson on track to play vs. Bears

    Oct 18, 2013, 5:23 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 18, two days before the Washington Redskins play the Chicago Bears at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage Five things from Redskins Park 1. As noted here a couple of days ago the Bears have four legitimate pass-catching threats in Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffrey, Martellus Bennett,…

  3. RG3 happy to take late hit flags

    Oct 17, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

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    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…

  4. Need to Know: Redskins special teams still adjusting

    Oct 17, 2013, 5:20 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, October 17, three days before the Washington Redskins play the Chicago Bears at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage Five things from Redskins Park 1. As one might expect, special teams were a big topic of discussion on Wednesday at Redskins Park. Here is what two core…

  5. Need to Know: First look at Redskins vs. Bears

    Oct 16, 2013, 5:29 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, October 16, four days before the Washington Redskins play the Chicago Bears at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage Five things you need to know about the Chicago Bears: 1. The Bears decided not to bring back longtime star middle linebacker Brian Urlacher this spring and they…

  6. Fan questions: Why not more hurry-up offense?

    Oct 15, 2013, 10:55 AM EDT

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    A lot to talk about after the Redskins loss on Sunday night so let’s jump into one from the Real Redskins Facebook page (drop on by and hit the Like button!) Jenkins did play six snaps on defense on Sunday in his first game back form his four-game suspension. He might have played a few…

  7. Need to Know: Shanahan praises Redskins’ defense

    Oct 15, 2013, 5:30 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 15, five days before the Washington Redskins play the Chicago Bears at FedEx Field. Nickel coverage Five quotes and notes from Mike Shanahan’s Monday news conference: Shanahan was asked about the punt that bounced off of the legs of a Cowboys player and was…

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

    Oct 14, 2013, 10:54 AM EDT

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    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…

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

    Oct 14, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

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    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…

  10. Griffin says offense ‘close’ but ‘close doesn’t do it’

    Oct 14, 2013, 12:49 AM EDT

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    The Robert Griffin III of 2012 was back for some of the game on Sunday night in Dallas. Unfortunately, he wasn’t there consistently enough or for long enough to keep the Washington Redskins from falling to the Cowboys 31-16 and dropping to 1-4 on the season. The Redskins now trail the Cowboys and Eagles, both…

  11. Chat during the game at Redskins Pulse

    Oct 13, 2013, 8:04 PM EDT

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    The chat tonight is on Redskins Pule over at CSNwashington.com. Come on in and join in the fun. I’ll be dropping in there and also chiming in on Twitter. Follow me @Rich_TandlerCSN and/or monitor the #RedskinsTalk hashtag. We’ll see you around.

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

    Oct 13, 2013, 6:35 AM EDT

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    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…

  13. Need to Know: Garçon on record pace

    Oct 12, 2013, 6:04 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, October 12, one day before the Washington Redskins visit the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night football. Nickel coverage Five numbers that matter for the Redskins -21: The Redskins’ net point differential this year (minus-5.2 point/game). In 2012 they outscored the opposition by 48 points (plus-3…

  14. Reed could help Redskins spring upset

    Oct 11, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

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    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…

  15. Need to Know: RG3 under the microscope

    Oct 11, 2013, 5:05 AM EDT

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    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…

  16. RG3: ‘Not up to my standards’

    Oct 10, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

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    Fans watching in the stands and on TV knew it. The media covering the Redskins knew it. TV analysts and other national media types knew it. Finally, Robert Griffin III admitted it. The Redskins’ quarterback needed some time to get ready to play eight months after having reconstructive surgery on his right knee on January…

  17. 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…

  18. Fan questions: How do you stop the Cowboys?

    Oct 9, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

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    This week I got your questions not only from Twitter but also from the Real Redskins Facebook page (go there to Like it) for the first time. Since the Facebook aspect is new we’ll start from there. Well, Troy, nothing has been covered in the media because nothing is happening. What many fans don’t seem…

  19. 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…

  20. Need to Know: Redskins getting healthier

    Oct 8, 2013, 5:32 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, October 8, five days before the Washington Redskins visit the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage 1. DeAngelo Hall shook his head in amazement watching the Denver defenders just miss making plays against Tony Romo and the Cowboys on Sunday: “I didn’t watch that…

  21. An impossible task for the Redskins next Sunday?

    Oct 7, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT

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    Do the Redskins face an impossible task on Sunday when they go to Dallas to play the Cowboys on Sunday night? If you are one of many Redskins fans that settled in on Sunday afternoon to watch the Cowboys take on the Broncos you might think so. Although Dallas ultimately lost to Peyton Manning and…

  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. Need to Know: The Redskins’ five pivotal plays

    Oct 5, 2013, 5:40 AM EDT

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    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…

  25. Need to Know: Who needs to step up?

    Oct 4, 2013, 5:31 AM EDT

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    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, October 4, nine days before the Redskins visit the Cowboys on Sunday night. Nickel coverage Since the Redskins news, the staple for this space, has crawled to a stop we’re doing something a little different here. Yesterday we looked at the five most valuable Redskins.…

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