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Ranking the 10 best Redskins plays from the win in Seattle from great to greatest


Ranking the 10 best Redskins plays from the win in Seattle from great to greatest

Trying to identify the play of the game from the Redskins' insane 17-14 win over the Seahawks is like trying to identify the best kind of puppy; the list is so long, it's almost impossible to limit it down to one.

So instead of doing that, let's instead rank them all from great to greatest. 

10) Rob Kelley's first touchdown

The running back's first one-yard score, in which he followed his fullback Ryan Anderson — this was a weird game, so of course the Redskins' rookie pass rusher was also working as a blocker — capped off a really impressive 13-play drive. 

9) Kendall Fuller's interception

The now-on-IR Mason Foster was tweeting a ton during the matchup, and he said in one tweet that Kendall Fuller studies a lot of film. The way he jumped this Russell Wilson pass definitely confirms that Kendall Fuller studies a lot of film:


8) DJ Swearinger's two-point conversion breakup 

Swearinger was everywhere Sunday — he was deflecting passes deep down the middle of the field, helping out in the short passing game and overall looked like the guy who was thriving earlier in the season. He was so active, it wouldn't be that surprising to find out he also visited the Space Needle during the game. 

But arguably his best highlight was the snag-and-run-and-lateral-and-then-have-the-ball-lateraled-back-to-him play he made when Seattle was looking to tie the game at 10 early in the fourth quarter. What a beautiful mess that sequence was.

7) Josh Norman's ridiculous tackle

Josh Norman had an uneven game — Doug Baldwin beat him on the Seahawks' second TD and Norman also had an ugly horsecollar tackle — but his takedown of Thomas Rawls that forced a three-and-out was simply terrific. Not many cornerbacks make that play.

6) Josh Doctson's catch with Richard Sherman draped all over him

On the second play of the 'Skins' second-to-last possession, 2014 Kirk Cousins showed up and decided to lob one up off of his back foot in the direction of Terrelle Pryor instead of chucking it away. The ball drifted over Pryor's hands, however, but luckily, Josh Doctson was there to haul it in.

Doctson caught it with Richard Sherman hanging on his back, mind you. This would've been his top catch of the contest, too, but he came up with a slightly larger one later on. You might have seen it by now.

5) Will Compton's pick

Will Compton had one INT vs. the Seahawks Sunday. He could've had three. But the one he did convert was huge, because it didn't allow the hosts to respond to Washington's third quarter field goal and kept Seattle at arm's length.

4) DeAngelo Hall's Hail Mary knockdown

Somehow, a 33-year-old DeAngelo Hall, suiting up for the first time since 2016's Week 3, was able to get up and knock WIlson's Hail Mary away from a much taller Tanner McEvoy to seal the win for the Redskins on the final play. Told you this was a weird game.

3) Brian Quick's 31-yard catch

Brian Quick, who had 11 snaps to his name before Week 9, is the one who got the game-winning drive going by holding on to a beautiful throw from Cousins and getting out of bounds. He adjusted to the ball like an outfielder and held on to it after getting popped, too.


2) Rob Kelley's second touchdown

Kelley rushed 14 times for 18 yards, which equates to a 1.28 yards per carry average. But he found the end zone twice on those 14 carries, which equates to a 7 carries per touchdown average. The first number's bad but the second one isn't, especially when the second one goes down as the deciding score.

1) Josh Doctson's sprawling snare

Remember Doctson's (sorta) late drop vs. the Chiefs? Of course you do. No. 18 is even now after completing this unbelievably graceful grab, though:

It doesn't get bigger than that. Really, it doesn't.

Had the Redskins gone into Seattle, hung with the NFC West power for 59 minutes but not taken advantage of a sloppy effort from Pete Carroll's squad by winning, it would've been an enormous blow to the team's season. But thanks to Cousins' touch and Doctson's athleticism, the Burgundy and Gold are now one of the happiest 4-4 teams in recent NFL history.

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Redskins getting thin at receiver with two more injured wideouts out on Sunday


Redskins getting thin at receiver with two more injured wideouts out on Sunday

In August, Redskins fans would freak out if they heard Jordan Reed and Terrelle Pryor would both miss a November game.

In November, that news doesn’t carry much worry.

Washington coach Jay Gruden announced that Reed and Pryor, along with center Spencer Long, won’t play Sunday against the Saints.


Reed hasn’t played in a few weeks as he is dealing with a hamstring injury. It seemed he might have returned last week before a setback slowed down his progress.

In his place, Vernon Davis has proved to be a sturdy backup capable of some big games.

Long injured his knee and while he played last week, he did not practice this week.

Not having Pryor is a bit of a surprise. His ankle injury popped up this week and he will see a specialist next week to examine the joint. In the middle of a disappointing season, the Redskins offense won’t lose much with his absence.

Elsewhere on the injury list, a number of players will be questionable for Sunday’s contest against the 7-2 Saints.

Perhaps most important, Trent Williams is questionable but will probably play.


Receivers Ryan Grant and Brian Quick are expected to play after undergoing concussion protocol, but that will leave the Redskins with only three fully healthy wideouts: Jamison Crowder, Josh Doctson and Maurice Harris.

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Redskins' Josh Norman earns Week 10 NFLPA community MVP


Redskins' Josh Norman earns Week 10 NFLPA community MVP

Redskins' Josh Norman is using his platform as a professional football player to help those in need, and this week it earned him NFLPA's community MVP.

The cornerback has been raising funds for youth enrichment programs in the D.C. area, as well as starting a campaign to help those affected in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. 

Norman's foundation, Starz24, provides backpacks and school supplies for children in need and creates initiatives for students at Jefferson Middle School Academy in D.C.. He recently raised almost $100,000 for Starz24's Imagination Team Rooms, a STEM-based "makerspaces" that will be placed in several inner city middle and high schools. 

Then, when Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria back in September, Norman started a social media campaign to help those affected. The campaign brought in $150,000. Norman also donated $100,000 of his own with part of the money going to the Boys & Girls clubs in Puerto Rico.

I look at it as I’m on this earth to help people and help them be the best that they can be,” Norman said. “I have the means to do so. I’m going to do that.

Every week during the regular season, the NFLPA selects a NFL player who is making a difference in their community. They are going to be making a $10,000 contribution to his foundation or a charity of his choice in addition to an in-kind donation on behalf of their supporting partner, Delta Private Jets.

I am so honored to be recognized by the NFLPA for my work in the community,” Norman said. “All of this work is bigger than football. I want to make an impact in the lives of children who need it most and to help develop those children to help change the future.