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Redskins-Vikings Live Blog: Scores, Stats, Highlights, Updates, Analysis


Redskins-Vikings Live Blog: Scores, Stats, Highlights, Updates, Analysis

The Vikings are up next for the Redskins as they make a push for the playoffs.

Week 10 is here, which means the Redskins are looking to put together another winning streak.

Following a unexepected road-win against the surging Seahawks, the Redskins sit at .500 with the VIkings coming to FedEx Field for a 1:00 p.m. ET showdown on Sunday. Sam Bradford is on IR and Teddy Bridgewater is back for the Vikings, but expect Case Keenum to get the start at quarterback for the Vikings today.

Redskins Kickoff with Chick Hernandez, Brian Mitchell and Trevor Matich airs live at 12:00 p.m. The trio returns on NBC Sports Washington at 4:00 p.m.. ET for Redskins Extra, followed by Redskins Overtime. (Channel Finder)

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Redskins vs. Vikings Live Blog:


3:40 PM: Former Redskin Kai Forbath drills a long FG. ugh. Vikings lead 35-27.

3:32 PM: Kirk Cousins plows into the end zone and it looks like a TD. Things got weird at the end, but we'll wait for the official review.

3:29 PM: D.J. SWEARINGER INTERCEPTION AGAIN! That is his first career two-interception game. Big plays from the defensive leader.


3:07 PM: The Redskins can't find paydirt from four yards out. Cousins went to Crowder twice. No dice. They settle for a Nick Rose FG. Vikings lead 35-20.

3:06 PM: It's been this type of day.

3:05 PM: Jamison Crowder can't handle a low pass from Kirk Cousins, but on the very next play, Crowder goes deep and Cousins finds him near the goal line. The Redskins need seven points here. 

3:00 PM: Redskins are driving. Semaje Perine and Chris Thompson gaining a chuink of yards on back-to-back carries.

2:57 PM: The VIkings have scored 21 unanswered points in just over four minutes of game time. That is not great.

2:55 PM: Jarius Wright dives across the goal line and the Vikings score ... again. Case Keenum is 14-for-18 for 250 yards and four touchdowns. Vikings lead 35-17.

2:50 PM: The second half begins with the Vikings moving the chains. This could get ugly in a hurry.


2:25 PM: Surprise, surprise. Case Keenum finds Adam Theilen in the end zone. Vikings lead 28-17.

2:20 PM: More Adam Theilen. This is the "Adam Theilen Game."

2:10 PM: Adam Theilen continues to burn the Redskins. Case Keenum is looking like a Pro Bowler.

2:05 PM: A nice look Redskins' drive ends with a Kirk Cousins TD. Redskins lead 17-14.

2:03 PM: UPDATE: Ryan Grant is officially out with a concussion. This is how it happened.

2:02 PM: We have a Jamison Crowder sighting. The Redskins are moving the ball down the field very nicely.

1:55 PM: There's that Stefon Diggs guy again. Keenum rolls out of the pocekt and zings a short pass to Diggs in the near corner of the end zone. Vikings lead 14-10.

1:53 PM: The Redskins defense has not been as strong on the receivers as in past weeks, but credit the Vikings for that. Lots of routes that create major separation.

1:50 PM: Fantasy Football stud Adam Thelen just burned the Redskins secondary for a huge gain. Deceptive speed.


1:45 PM: Nick Rose kicks a field goal. Redskins lead 10-7.

1:40 PM: Rob Kelley gets the handoff on the next play and promptly fumbles the rock. It looks like he was down before the ball fell out. And now Kelley is injured.

1:38 PM: Redskins go for it on fourth down, just their fifth attempt of the season. Chris Thompson runs around Eric Kendricks and Kirk Cousins finds him down the field for a 20-yard gain. That was a great play call.

1:35 PM: Kirk Cousins fakes the handoff, rolls out and connects on a short pass with Ryan Grant, who is absolutely obliterated by Linval Joseph. What a hit. Grant is not slowly making his way to the sidelines. He's going to get checked out by the medical staff after that hit. 

1:30 PM: Case Keenum has only been sacked five times this season. Preston Smith gets to Keenum and pressures him to make a bad throw. No sack, but fourth down is up next. That'll work.

1:25 PM: The Redskins' first drive went 75 yards in seven plays, taking just over four minutes, resulting in a touchdown. Their second drive was three plays for 11 yards, resulting in a punt. 

1:22 PM: Stefon Diggs torched the Redskins for over 125 yards in their game last year. He's almost halfway there after one play. No defense necessary today.

1:19 PM: Case Keenum responds with a 65-yard pass to former Terp Stefon Diggs, who is tackled at the goal line. Latavius Murray plows through on the next play and it's now tied, 7-7. 

1:17 PM: And of course Harris is the first guy downt he field on special teams.

1:15 PM: Here is the Maurice Harris catch. It's beautiful. Redskins lead, 7-0.

1:13 PM: Maurice Harris was on the practice squad last week. Not any more, not after that beautiful 36-yard TD catch from Kirk Cousins. Oh my. You will be seeing that again and again.


1:09 PM: Chris Thompson getting involved early. First a handoff that he takes for a handful of yards. Then a pass in the flats.

1:00 PM: The Redskins start with the ball. Let's do this thing.


12:59 PM: Opponent or not, it's great to see Teddy Bridgewater back on the field.

12:40 PM: Like We mentioned above, Case Keenum is starting at QB for the Vikings today. But there is still a slight possibillity that Teddy Bridgewater gets some snaps. The former Louisville star has been out of action since suffering a  brutal, non-contact knee injury in practice last season.

12:30 PM: The #RedskinsTalk tailgate is over now, but you can re-watch the entire thing. It was a lot of fun, even though I didn't get the invite.

12:15 PM: Deion Sanders in the house!?!?!

12:10 PM: The Inactives list is here. Trent Williams is back. Which is huge. So is the absence of Everson Griffin for the Vikings. That should make Kirk Cousins' day a lot less stressful.

12:00 PM: As you will notice below, I'm not there. Thanks because JP Finlay once again did not invite me. This will not stand. If you want to follow him on Twitter, sure, fine do it, but give him crap, for me.

11:50 AM: We held a special edition of the #RedskinsTalk podcast smackdab in the middle of a tailgate prior to Redskins-VIkings. You can watch the entire thing RIGHT HERE.

11:45 AM: It's me, Troy Machir again. I'm back for another Redskins Live Blog. I'm the main Internet guy around these parts. We got something special brewing this week, so listen up.

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Need to Know: Final thoughts on Redskins vs. Giants

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Need to Know: Final thoughts on Redskins vs. Giants

Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, November 23, seven days before the Washington Redskins play the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.


Today’s schedule: Redskins Kickoff 7:30 NBC Sports Washington; Redskins vs. Giants, NBC, 8:30  

Days until:

—Redskins @ Cowboys Thursday night (11/30) 7
—Redskins @ Chargers (12/10) 17
—Cardinals @ Redskins (12/17) 24

Final thoughts on Redskins vs Giants

Look out for Eli—There are many reasons why the Giants are 2-8 but Eli Manning is not one of them. He isn’t nearly the turnover machine he has been for much of his career. His interception percentage this year is 1.6; he hasn’t been under 2.3 percent interceptions this decade. Manning only has 14 touchdown passes but considering that Odell Beckham, who went out in the fourth game of the season, still leads Giants wide receivers in touchdown receptions, that’s not bad.

Running game stuck—What makes Manning’s performance even more impressive is the fact that he doesn’t get much support from a running game. The Giants are 26th in the league with 920 yards. They have gained some traction lately after installing Orleans Darkwa as the starting running back; he is averaging 4.8 yards per carry for the season and 71 yards per game over the last three games. The Redskins certainly don’t want to let him get going tonight.

Reverting to reality—The Giants ranked 32nd in total defense in 2015. They dropped millions on free agents such as Janoris Jenkins, David Harrison, and Olivier Vernon and jumped to 10th. Now, this year they are 31st and equally bad against the pass (29th) and the run (30th). Health hasn’t been a huge issue, although Vernon has missed a few games and Jenkins was suspended. Redskins fans know full well that spending sprees don’t necessarily make for permanent improvements and Giants fans are learning it this year.

Keys to winning

  • Run the ballThe Redskins are 4-2 this year when rushing for 90 yards or more.
  • Continue to protect the ball—The Redskins have turned the ball over just twice in their last three games.
  • Don’t give them hope—The Chiefs let the Giants hang around last week and New York stole a win. The Redskins need to get on top early and mash down on the gas pedal.

Prediction—It’s hard to see a scenario where the Redskins lose this one. Even in their injury-depleted state they are battling every game and the same can’t be said for their opponents today. The weather forecast is for cold temperatures but not much wind, ideal conditions for Cousins to throw for 300 yards. For once, the Redskins get up early and keep going.

Redskins 31, Giants 13

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Everybody thinks the intentional grounding call against Kirk Cousins was wrong, except Troy Aikman


Everybody thinks the intentional grounding call against Kirk Cousins was wrong, except Troy Aikman

The referees made a fairly obvious mistake last week in the Redskins loss to the Saints when they flagged Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins for intentional grounding late in the game. 

Let's be honest: the call was terrible.

Cousins never felt a pass rush on the play, and was very obviously throwing the ball away. Jay Gruden talked about the play on Monday, and could not figure out how a flag came out in that situation. 

We had two receivers in the area. Quarterbacks throws it away all the time that are uncatchable balls whether they are in the pocket or not. As long as there is a receiver in the area, you can throw it whether they are looking or not. Guys run bad routes – one guy runs a hitch and he’s supposed to run a go and the quarterback throws the go ball, it’s not grounding. So I don’t know why the confusion.

The NFL even reached out and apologized to Redskins team president Bruce Allen for the blown call, a hollow gesture that did not generate much excitement from Cousins (via 106.7 the Fan). 

Whatever they do to say, ‘we’re sorry, wrong call,’ it’s tough because there’s nobody bringing that up in February or March when we're making decisions about which direction to go with the organization. We appreciate the clarification but you know it really doesn’t do much.

If you're keeping score, the NFL, the Redskins head coach and the Redskins quarterback all know the call was wrong. 

You know who doesn't think the call was wrong? Fox analyst, and former Cowboys Hall of Fame QB, Troy Aikman.

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