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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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Miami tagged Jarvis Landry, but what does that mean for the Redskins?

Miami tagged Jarvis Landry, but what does that mean for the Redskins?

Everything in the NFL feels like a powder keg, but the reality of Tuesday's opening of the franchise and transition tag period will play out as much more of a slow burn.

Few teams ever actually make moves on the opening day of the tag period, though the Dolphins bucked that conventional wisdom and used the non-exclusive franchise designation on wide receiver Jarvis Landry. 

Astute Redskins fans know the tag system all too well. Landry can now sign a one-year, fully guaranteed contract with the Dolphins worth more than $16 million, the average of the top-five paid receivers in the NFL.

They can also trade Landry and the compensation discussion with a non-exclusive tag begins at two first-round draft picks, though it can eventually be settled for much less. 


What, if anything, does Miami's move mean for the Redskins? Let's take a look:

  1. Not gonna work here - Landry never really seemed like a great fit for the Redskins as a free agent, and that was before the franchise tag. He's a really good slot WR, but Washington already has that in Jamison Crowder. Whether or not Landry actually gets a deal done with the Dolphins or gets traded, it seems highly unlikely the Redskins are his next team. 
  2. "Spirit of the tag" - Miami putting the tag on Landry so early in the process signals that the team might be trying to trade him instead of actually trying to sign him. If that's the case, and plenty of people are suggesting just that, it would seem to be in contrast with the "spirit of the tag." The idea is that a franchise or transition tag is supposed to be used as a tool by an NFL franchise to get a long-term deal done with one of their own players facing free agency. Using the tag as a mechanism to pull of a trade seems very different. Why does any of this matter for Redskins fans? As reports emerged that Washington might look to use a tag on Kirk Cousins and work to trade him, the Cousins camp has made clear they would file a grievance against that technique. Why? Because it would violate the spirit of the tag. Well, it sure looks like Miami is doing the same thing, and as of now, nobody has complained. The situations aren't identical; few resemble the Redskins long, slow, awkward dance with Cousins. But it's certainly worth monitoring. 
  3. Wide Receiver$ - The Redskins could use a veteran wideout to help their young group of Crowder and Josh Doctson. Well, with Landry getting tagged, the price tag just went up. The player that seems to make the most sense in Washington would be Jaguars wideout Allen Robinson. Coming off a knee injury in 2017, some thought Robinson could be signed on a somewhat team-friendly deal. If Landry can get franchised after a season where he didn't even get to 1,000 yards receiving, any thought of a team-friendly deal for Robinson is dead. Make no mistake, Landry and Robinson are good players, but the ever-increasing NFL salary cap will make both young receivers very well paid. 

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Need to Know: The Redskins appear to be set at center

Associated Press

Need to Know: The Redskins appear to be set at center

Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, February 21, 21 days before NFL free agency starts.

I’m out this week so I’ll be re-posting some of the best and most popular articles of the past few months. Some may have slightly dated information but the major points in the posts still stand. Thanks for reading, as always.

The Redskins appear to be set at center

Originally published 12/19/17

Chase Roullier might have been the Redskins’ fourth choice to play at center this year. But he could be snapping the ball for Washington for a long time.

Kory Lichtensteiger, the starter for the previous three years when healthy, retired. Veteran backup John Sullivan departed as a free agent. Spencer Long started six games this season before knee and quad problems pushed him to the sideline, elevating the rookie Roullier into the starting lineup.

The sixth-round pick started three games before breaking his right hand at some point during the game against the Saints. That’s his snapping hand and him finishing that game was an underrated act of courage this year. But he was out for three games before returning against the Cardinals on Sunday. Jay Gruden was pleased with his play. 

“Chase did good. He did good,” said Gruden. “It was good to see him back in there. His snaps were outstanding and handled the calls and play well.”

That was good but standard praise. What was interesting was what he said next.  

“I like Chase’s progress right now,” he said. “I think he is going to be a very good center for a long time here. It was a great pickup for us in the draft.”

It appears that you can at least pencil in Roullier as the 2018 starter at center, if not put him in with a Sharpie.

Where would this leave Long, who is slated to be a free agent in March? The Redskins could let him walk and go with the younger and cheaper Roullier. They also could sign him to be their starting left guard. That job has belonged to Shawn Lauvao. But Lauvao also is a pending free agent and he is 30 and he has missed large chunks of two of the last three seasons with injuries. When he missed the last 13 games of the 2015 season, Long went in at left guard and played well.

If that happens, that would give the Redskins a starting offensive line consisting entirely of players drafted by the team and with only Trent Williams over the age of 27 in Week 1 of 2018.

Regardless of what happens at left guard, it looks like Roullier will be the man in the middle for 2018 and beyond.

Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter @TandlerNBCS.


Days until:

—NFL Combine (3/1) 8
—NFL Draft (4/26) 64
—2018 NFL season starts (9/9) 200