The NFL sent two teams to LA this offseason, and the Redskins wasted no time visiting both.
For the second time this season, the Redskins are in Los Angeles; this time, it's to take on the surging Chargers. Having won four of their last six, the Chargers find themselves right in the thick of the AFC title race.
The stakes are somewhat lower for the Redskins, who find themselves playing the role of spoiler today.
So far, the Redskins have released their Inactive List for this afternoon's game.
5:30 PM: The Redskins avoid disaster to end the half, as a Chargers draw play brings them down to the 4 before the clock runs out. At half, it remains Chargers 23, Redskins 6.
5:13 PM: Stop me if you've heard this before. The Chargers kicked another field goal. Chargers 23, Redskins 6.
5:00 PM: Phillip Rivers beats Josh Norman on a long TD, and everything is TheWorst™ again. Chargers 20, Redskins 6
4:53 PM: Hey, a Redskins touchdown! Cousins connects with Vernon Davis and the Redskins are showing signs of life. PAT is no good. Chargers 13, Redskins 6
4:47 PM: Let's take a moment to get a feel for how Redskins media/fans felt that quarter went:
It was going to take some seriously terrible #Redskins football in December to make Gruden's seat hot…and so far that's all I've seen.— Burgundy Blog (@BurgundyBlog) December 10, 2017
That was probably the most lopsided first quarter of football played against the #Redskins this season. Out-gained 153 to 27, 10 to 1 discrepancy in first downs, 13 to 0 on scoreboard.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) December 10, 2017
That awful first quarter is exactly why Jay Gruden was wrong to downplay how poorly his team performed in Dallas. Now, they're repeating bad habits and succumbing to the fact there's very little to play for.— Jerry Brewer (@JerryBrewer) December 10, 2017
Great 1st quarter! pic.twitter.com/aKqp5DUvXI— danny rouhier (@funnydanny) December 10, 2017
After 1st quarter, Chargers have 10 first downs. Redskins have 1.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) December 10, 2017
10 to 1.
This team does not seem to have any enthusiasm!!! #WASvsLAC— Brian Mitchell (@BMitchliveNBCS) December 10, 2017
4:43 PM - The Chargers tack on another FG as the 1st quarter expires. The Redskins are probably going to want to forget that quarter happened. Chargers 13, Redskins 0
4:36 PM - On the insuing kickoff, Byron Marshall hurt himself on the return. Then Cousins comes out and immediately throws an interception. *inserts This Is Fine meme*
4:30 PM - Make it 10-0. Chargers march down the field and Rivers throws his first TD of the day. Chargers 10, Redskins 0.
4:22 PM - People are thrilled with the Redskins' offense:
The right side on third and short just doesn’t seem to work for the #Redskins (remember New Orleans?)— Rich Tandler (@TandlerNBCS) December 10, 2017
#Redskins first offensive drive: Couldn't gain 2 yards on a 3rd-and-2 carry out of passing look. Makes life tough. No running room for Perine (3 rushes, 5 yards).— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) December 10, 2017
Another failed conversion from the #Redskins on third and short. Appeared to be outside zone from the gun, Davis gets beat across his face, forces Perine to cut back early into the Mike pic.twitter.com/Rtyf1sll5M— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) December 10, 2017
Nothing the 2017 Redskins love more than long developing run plays on 3rd and short— Ajay Atayee (@AjayAtayee) December 10, 2017
4:12 PM - Well, that was fast. Chargers get a FG and grab an early lead. Chargers 3, Redskins 0