Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 16, seven days before the Washington Redskins visit the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night football.
Today’s schedule: Jay Gruden news conference 3:00 p.m.
—Cowboys @ Redskins (10/29) 13
—Redskins @ Seahawks (11/5) 20
—Giants @ Redskins Thanksgiving (11/23) 37
Five key moments from Redskins vs. 49ers
Kirk Cousins’ 11-yard TD pass to Josh Doctson — The Redskins got on the board first, an important thing to do when you’re a strong favorite at home. The play capped a 75-yard drive that demonstrated some offensive creativity. It was a strong start for Washington.
Recovering from second and 19 — The Redskins had another solid drive going in the second quarter when Chris Thompson got thrown for a loss of nine yards on first down. In the recent past, the Redskins might as well have punted then and there, given the odds of making the first down were extremely slim. But two Cousins passes to Jordan Reed did the trick and the drive stayed alive. It culminated in Samaje Perine’s first NFL touchdown.
D.J. Swearinger’s penalty late in the first half — The Niners found some life when rookie C.J. Beathard came into the game. He got them down near the goal line with seconds left in the first half. It was about to be fourth down and two but Swearinger drew a personal foul penalty, giving San Francisco a new set of downs. The 49ers eventually got into the end zone as the half expired. Although Pierre Garçon appeared to be taunting Montae Nicholson, who was on the ground after a collision with the ex-Redskin receiver, Swearinger said that he has to be smarter than that. He does.
Vernon Davis’ fumble and the subsequent return — The Redskins were leading by seven in the third quarter and had good field position at their own 37. Davis lost the ball fighting for some extra yardage and Jimmie Ward recovered and returned the fumble to the one. After the next play, it was a tie game. The Redskins knew they were in for a fight.
Davis’ 51-yard catch and run — The Redskins were up by just three midway through the fourth quarter. On first down at the Washington 27, Cousins hit Davis with a short pass down the season. It nearly was a carbon copy of the play in Kansas City with Davis building up a head of steam and cutting across the field all the way down to the San Francisco 22. Five plays later, Cousins kept the ball on a read option and scooted in from seven yards out to give the home team what proved to be (just barely) an insurmountable lead with 3:28 left to play.
Relive yesterday’s game through Tandler’s Twitter moment
From the locker room
Tandler on Twitter
Quinton Dunbar: I respect everyone but fear no one.— Rich Tandler (@TandlerNBCS) October 15, 2017
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