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Redskins vs. 49ers: Score, stats, highlights, analysis, live updates


Redskins vs. 49ers: Score, stats, highlights, analysis, live updates

The Redskins are back on the field and back at home on Sunday with the 49ers in town for a Week 6 matchup.

It's been 13 days since the Redskins last took the field, a Monday Night road loss to the Chiefs. But with almost two weeks of rest, it's time to get back to action.

The 49ers present a great opportunity for the Redskins to re-establish themselves and start the stretch run with a solid victory against a highly beatable team.

The Week 6 game between the Redskins and the 49ers takes place at 1:00 p.m. ET on on Sunday at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.

Redskins Kickoff with Chick Hernandez, Brian Mitchell and Trevor Matich gets us going at Noon on NBS Sports Washington. The trio returns after the game for Redskins Extra (Channel Finder). 

And don't forget to join Michael Jenkins and Santana Moss for Halftime Live on the NBC Sports Washington page

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4:15 PM: ALDRICK ROBINSON TOUCHDO.... Wait a minute, he doesn't play for the Redskins any more. Oh no. That is not good. It's now 26-24 Redskins with two minutes left. That missed extra point looms large right about now.

4:10 PM: KIRK COUSINS GOT DAD SPEED. KIRK COUSINS SCORES A READ OPTION TD. Redskins lead 27-17. Wait, nevermind. It's 26-17. Dustin Hopkins missed the extra point. 

4:05 PM: Redskins looking to close in on a win with heavy doses of ... Vernon Davis and Ryan Grant? Hey, if it works, keep doing it. 

4:00 PM: cousins fakes the screen pass, double pumps and throws a fade to the end zone. Terrelle Pryor can't reel it in, but I LOOOOOOVVVVVVEEEEEE that playcall, fade or not. Almost had it.

3:55 PM: Vernon Davis is a pro's pro. A major pickup there after the catch from Kirk Cousins. Redskins now deep in 49ers territory with five minutes remaining.

3:50 PM: Jonathan Allen is now questionable for return with a foot injury, per Redskins PR.

3:45 PM: Oh no. Jonathan Allen is slow to get up after a key third down stop. He walked off with trainers. Definitely something to monitor.

3:40 PM: Dustin Hopkins kicks another FG and it's now 20-17 Redskins.

3:30 PM: Carlos Hyde scores. It's now a tie game. Ugh.

3:25 PM: So, the play stands. Kinda. The 49ers get the ball, but it's not a touchdown. They get the ball in the red zone tho.

3:20 PM: Ray-Ray Armstrong appears to strip Vernon Davis after a catch and Jimmy Ward takes the fumble to the house for a touchdown. But did Vernon Davis' elbow hit the ground? They're going to review this one. I'm not exactly sure what the right call is.

3:00 PM: Had to go snag some pizza. It was good. Now, back to football. 


2:30 PM: 49ers get a Carlos Hyde touchdown at the horn and the Redskins enter the halftime break leading 17-7.

2:25 PM: Dustin Hopkins sinks a 48-yard field goal and the Redskins now lead 17-0.

2:15 PM: If that name sounds familiar, it's because it is familiar. CJ Beathard is the grandson of legendary Redskins general manager Bobby Beathard.

2:12 PM: OOOOH A QUARTERBACK CHANGE! Not for the Redskins tho. Former Iowa Hawkeye CJ Beathard is coming in as Kyle Shanahan looks to be benching Brian Hoyer.

2:08 PM: Kirk Cousins missed a route badly and Jimmy Ward picks him off. But it will come back after being ruled incomplete. Wait nevermind, on the very next play, Cousins tries to go deep to the other side of the field, and he's picked off again. Wooof.

2:07 PM: Brandon Scherff is out here trucking dudes.

2:05 PM: Bashaud Breeland is questionable for return with a hamstring injury. OH GOD PLEASE NO.

2:00 PM: The 49ers finally got a first down conversion. It took them almost an hour. Oh hey look, they're punting again. This is fun.

1:50 PM: Semaje Perine scores his first career NFL TD on a pass out of the backfield. Kirk Cousins was 6-of-7 on that drive and Jordan Reed caught three passes. That is some good work. Redskins 14, 49ers 0.

1:45 PM: Kirk Cousins now getting Jordan Reed involved, but as a result, the running game has stalled a bit.

1:40 PM: 49ers punt, and the Redskins will take over, looking to put more points on the board.


1:38 PM: That looks incomplete, but hey, we'll take the touchdown.

1:35 PM: Hoyer sacked again. This time, the ball pops out and D.J. Swearinger scoops the ball up and runs it in for a touchdown. Mason Foster brought the pressure. Ruling on the field is a fumble and a touchdown. The referees will review this one.

1:30 PM: here's something interesting. Chris Thompson is eviscerating the 49ers' defense. That's not what is interesting. What's interesting is that Thompson. who thrives in third-down situations, was not in on third-and-1. Mack Brown got the call instead, and the Redskins went backwards. They'll have to punt. Weird. 

1:20 PM: Preston Smith sacks Brian Hoyer. He just ate Joe Staley's lunch. Not many are able to do that.

1:15 PM: Zach Brown sure is fun to watch. He crushes dudes. It's painful, but fun. 49ers RB Carlos Hyde is going to be hurting for days.


1:08 PM: Redskins putting together a nice drive, leaning heavily on the running backs. Semaje Perine picks up 16 yards on a short pass. Thompson carves up a 5-yard hole. 

1:05 PM: nevermind. All good. Chris Thompson recognizes the the blitz,, and fakes a block, slipping into the flat and catching a pass. He takes off for a 23-yard gain.

1:03 PM: Chris Thompson fumbles, Trent Williams falls on it. Not a great start.

1:01 PM: Redskins start with the ball. Let's football.


12:59 PM: Trollololololol.

12:50 PM: Pregame is about to wrap up. To recap: Trent Williams will play, Terrelle Pryor needs to step up, Josh Brolin is in the house, Cooper Cousins made his FedEx Field debut and JP Finlay has bad food opinions. Also, JP Finlay needs to get me on the podcast. If you see him, please let him know.

12:40 PM: Speaking of celebrities, did you know that Josh brolin is a big Redskins fan? He was great in "Goonies," and "Thrashin'." Oh, and like 50 other movies. He's really good at his job.

12:25 PM: Local celebrity Mitch Tischler is on baby duty today. 

12:10 PM: The only Week 6 pregame screengrab you need to see.

11:35 AM: Take a look at the 49ers capitains for today's game. Notice anything? Yep. Who do they think they are, the Rams?

11:30 AM: Finally some great injury news. Trent Williams will be in uniform today. 

11:25 AM: Speaking of football, here's a baby.

That's Cooper Cousins, Kirk and Julie's firstborn son, who was conveniently born right around the time the Redskins went on their bye week. Week 6 marks Cooper's first of many trips to the football stadium to watch dad sling the pigskin.

11:20 AM: Okay. That felt good. Now, back to preparing for Week 6.

11:15 AM: You know what? I can't shake this. We need to talk about hot dogs for a second. JP Finlay thinks it is acceptable to put ketchup on a hot dog. He also believes it is acceptible to mix ketchcup with relish and sauerkraut. Also, he also hates mustard and onions. This pratice is abhorant, and his opinion is borderline offensive. I just cannot let this go. OK, here are the facts: When a hot dog is on a bun, there is to be no ketchup. You may eat the hot dog "neat," or you may add any of the following: mustard, onions, sauerkraut, relish, or mayonaisse. You may only use ketchup when said hot dog has been sliced into tiny pieces, as one would prepare for a toddler or small child. These are the facts. 

11:05 AM: And if you get the chance, let JP Finlay know that he needs to have me on the podcast. He's been ignoring my calls. Also, he thinks onions are gross, which — as an opinion — is gross.

11:00 AM:  Welcome to NBC Sports Washington's Week 6 live blog of the Redskins vs. 49ers It's me, Troy Machir again. You can follow JP Finlay and Rich Tandler too if you'd like, I guess. They're back at FedEx Field for the Redskins' first game in 12 days.

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Need to Know: The most underrated Redskins events of 2017

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Need to Know: The most underrated Redskins events of 2017

Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, February 22, 20 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 underrated Redskin moments of 2017

Originally published 12/29/17

Sometimes in the NFL, something happens that grabs headlines and appears to be a momentous event that has ripple effects that will last all season and perhaps beyond. Other times something that is greeted with a yawn by fans and the media turns out to be something with lasting impact. Here, in no particular order, are three underrated events from 2017. Tomorrow we’ll look at three events that were overrated at the time they happened.  

Beating the Rams in Week 2—Nobody got particularly excited when the Redskins went to the LA Memorial Coliseum and beat a Rams team that had gone 4-12 in 2016. Sure, there was a belief that they were in good hands with Sean McVay but nobody saw them as anything better than a middle of the pack team. The win looks much more impressive now as the 11-4 Rams have locked up their division with a playoff game in their future.

Drafting safety Montae Nicholson—He was a fourth-round pick who had a shoulder injury and appeared to be a reach. But once he got on the field, the reasons the Redskins drafted him became apparent. His range and hard hitting had an immediate impact on the game. Nicholson had problems staying on the field and he will finish the year on IR, so his impact this year was diminished. Regardless, he has a good chance of being part of the solution to a position with which the Redskins have had issues for years.

Ty Nsekhe’s injury—Against the Raiders in Week 3, Shawn Lauvao’s facemask had an issue and he had to leave the game for a play. In came Nsekhe without an opportunity to warm up. He suffered a core muscle injury and had to undergo surgery. His absence didn’t seem like a big deal at the time, but Trent Williams suffered a knee injury the next week and other offensive linemen were sidelined with injuries over the next several weeks. Nsekhe was inactive until the Week 10 game against the Vikings and he didn’t start a game until the Thanksgiving game against the Giants. He sure would have been useful to have in the lineup instead of T.J. Clemmings or Tyler Catalina.

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) 7
—NFL Draft (4/26) 63
—2018 NFL season starts (9/9) 199

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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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