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  1. Redskins’ second-half offense has been second rate

    Dec 4, 2013, 1:25 PM EST

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    One of the things we have heard coming from Redskins Park during the team’s current four-game losing streak is players and coaches bemoaning the fact that the team can’t put together a full 60-minute game of football. A look at the numbers shows this is true when you look at the offensive production in the…

  2. Need to Know: First look at Redskins-Chiefs

    Dec 4, 2013, 6:02 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, December 4, four days before the Washington Redskins host the Kansas City Chiefs. Nickel coverage Five things you need to know about the Redskins-Chiefs matchup: 1. Alex Smith is a pretty good game manager. He averages 6.2 yards per pass attempt, among the lowest in…

  3. Is standing pat with the lineup good for the Redskins in the long term?

    Dec 3, 2013, 2:55 PM EST

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    During his Monday press conference, Mike Shanahan essentially shut the door on the Redskins taking a peek at their future. Even though the Redskins are officially eliminated from the playoffs, they will not insert some of their younger players into the lineup to see if they might be long-term solutions for the organizations. “Just because…

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

    Dec 3, 2013, 5:41 AM EST

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    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: Once again, Redskins’ offense disappears in second half

    Dec 2, 2013, 7:31 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 2, six days before the Redskins host the Chiefs. Nickel coverage Five notes on the Redskins loss to the Giants. 1. In the second halves of their last two games, the Redskins have scored 3 points, have 126 yards of offense and have converted…

  6. Need to Know: With the Redskins on the brink of elimination, what’s next?

    Dec 1, 2013, 5:25 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, December 1, the day the Redskins host the New York Giants. Playing out the string in prime time A loss to the Giants tonight would eliminate the Redskins from the playoffs. Even if they win tonight, Washington would have to win out, the Cowboys would…

  7. Need to Know: How will the Giants defend RG3 and the read option?

    Nov 30, 2013, 5:59 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, November 30, one day before the Redskins host the New York Giants. What they’re saying Here is a look at what various analysts around the web are saying about Sunday’s Redskins-Giants game. The guys at PFT are again unanimous Michael David Smith: “In the race…

  8. Redskins vs. Giants: Five keys and a prediction

    Nov 29, 2013, 4:40 PM EST

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    Five keys to the Redskins-Giants game plus a prediction: 1. When I’m looking at this game I keep on going back to Eli Manning’s ball security. He was a turnover machine in the Giants’ first six games, throwing 15 interceptions. In the five games since then he’s thrown two. Over his career he hasn’t been…

  9. PFT: Did the Redskins make a mistake in drafting RG3?

    Nov 29, 2013, 10:25 AM EST

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    The guys on the TV version of Pro Football Talk took up the question of whether or not the Redskins made a mistake in trading up to be able to draft Robert Griffin III. I tend to agree more with Ross Tucker that in a few years the trade could look like a bargain. Still,…

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

    Nov 29, 2013, 6:23 AM EST

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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…

  11. Is a helping hand after sacks uncommon?

    Nov 28, 2013, 10:25 AM EST

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    There has been a lot of chatter about Robert Griffin III not getting helped off the ground after being sacked. It started with a few tweets during the Redskins’ drubbing at the hands of the 49ers on Monday night. Perhaps prompted by those tweets, the website The Big Lead took a look at all of…

  12. Need to Know: Trent Williams blunt about supposed RG3 ‘rift’

    Nov 28, 2013, 6:25 AM EST

    Trent-Williams-vs.-Eagles

    Here is what you need to know on this Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, three days before the Redskins host the New York Giants. Nickel coverage Five notes and quotes from Redskins Park: 1. Robert Griffin III was asked if he had any personal goals or things to work on during the last five weeks…

  13. Griffin needs practice and should take every remaining 2013 snap

    Nov 27, 2013, 10:25 AM EST

    RG3-at-line-vs-Oak

    The Redskins have five games left in their season. They are averaging about 70 offensive snaps per game so they have about 350 more offensive plays to run this season. Robert Griffin III needs to be the quarterback for every single one of those. With the team’s playoff chances all but gone, there have been…

  14. Need to Know: First look at Redskins vs. Giants

    Nov 27, 2013, 5:30 AM EST

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    Eli_O-line

    Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, November 27, four days before the Redskins host the New York Giants. Nickel coverage Five things you need to know about Redskins vs. Giants: 1. After throwing 15 interceptions in the Giants’ first six games, Eli Manning has apparently figured out what color jerseys his…

  15. Need to Know: Monday night and FedEx Field a bad mix for the Redskins

    Nov 26, 2013, 6:59 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, November 26, five days before the Redskins host the New York Giants. Nickel coverage Five notes from the Redskins 27-6 loss to the 49ers: 1. The Redskins are now 2-12 all time on Monday nights at FedEx Field. That is by far the worst record…

  16. RG3: ‘We’re all frustrated’

    Nov 26, 2013, 12:15 AM EST

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    Maybe Robert Griffin III and the Redskins have hit rock bottom. Maybe they haven’t. But they sure did look bad in front of a national television audience on Monday night. Griffin finished 17 of 27 for 127 yards and one interception. His passer rating of 58.7 was the third lowest of his NFL career. He…

  17. Need to Know: Will Redskins’ tempest carry over into tonight’s game?

    Nov 25, 2013, 6:22 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Monday, November 25, the day the Washington Redskins host the San Francisco 49ers. What effect will will the controversy have on the field? Does apparent dysfunction and disarray like the Redskins had this week make it difficult for players to focus on the task at hand?…

  18. Need to Know: Team issues overshadow RG3 vs. Kaepernick

    Nov 24, 2013, 8:18 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, November 24, one day before the Washington Redskins host the San Francisco 49ers. What they’re saying Here is a look at what some NFL media types are saying about tomorrow’s Eagles-Redskins game: Elliot Harrison NFL.com goes chalk 49ers 27, Redskins 17—“ We tried looking at…

  19. Need to Know: Field goal woes for the Redskins

    Nov 23, 2013, 6:54 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, November 23, two days before the Washington Redskins host the San Francisco 49ers. Nickel coverage Five numbers of interest: —The Redskins are on pace to give up 497 points this season (31.1 per game). Only two teams since the merger, the 2008 Detroit Lions (0-16)…

  20. Need to Know: Redskins expect the best out of Morgan, Davis

    Nov 22, 2013, 6:05 AM EST

    Josh-Morgan-vs.-Packers

    Here is what you need to know on this Friday, November 22, three days before the Washington Redskins host the San Francisco 49ers. Nickel coverage Five items of interest from Redskins Park: 1. Many fans and some in the media tend to assume that if a player is benched or otherwise has his playing time…

  21. Need to Know: Redskins’ Hankerson will lose valuable time

    Nov 21, 2013, 5:47 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, November 21, four days before the Washington Redskins host the San Francisco 49ers. Nickel coverage Five things from Redskins Park 1. Even though Mike Shanahan said that he is a “very long shot” to be activated, Adam Carriker took to the practice field for the…

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

    Nov 20, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

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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.…

  23. Need to Know: Shanahan speaks of ‘growing pains’ for RG3

    Nov 19, 2013, 6:34 AM EST

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    Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, November 19, six days before the Washington Redskins host the San Francisco 49ers. Nickel coverage Five notes from Mike Shanahan’s Monday news conference, with comments: 1. Shanahan had this to say about the end zone interception that killed the Redskins’ miracle rally possibility: You’d always…

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

    Nov 18, 2013, 5:45 AM EST

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    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…

  25. Need to Know: Are the Redskins abandoning the run?

    Nov 17, 2013, 7:00 AM EST

    RG3-Morris-vs-Bears

    Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, November 17, the day the Washington Redskins play the Philadelphia Eagles. Second-half running off slightly Are the Redskins abandoning the run? That seems to be a popular theme among the team’s fans and on talk radio. But such impressions seem to be based on play…

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