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State of the Redskins, Week 10: Key stats, trends and storylines

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State of the Redskins, Week 10: Key stats, trends and storylines

Here is where the Redskins stand in Week 10 of the NFL season.

Top three storylines:

Fewer walking wounded—They aren’t out of the woods yet and injuries are still the top storyline. But Jay Gruden said that it felt like the epidemic had bottomed out and that the team’s health was on the upswing. Of course, that’s a relative term. This week 15 players have been either out of practice or limited.

Josh Doctson come up big—It could be the play of the year if the Redskins go on to do something special. His diving, sliding catch in the late going against the Seahawks set up the winning score. It also may have given Kirk Cousins the confidence he needs to give the 2016 first-round pick a chance to take advantage of his large catch radius. If he gets going in the second half, the Redskins offense will be hard to stop.

Running game still stuck in neutral—The Redskins managed to beat the Seahawks while gaining just 51 yards on the ground. That followed consecutive losses where they gained just 75 and 49 yards rushing. They are now 4-21 under Jay Gruden when rushing for fewer than 90 yards and some unusual events must take place for them to win with a weak rushing game. They need to get the running game going if they are going to make a push.


Record: 4-4, 3rd in NFC East
vs. NFC East: 0-3
vs. NFC: 3-3
vs. AFC: 1-1
Home: 2-2
Away: 2-2

Rankings and changes from Week 9

Offense (yards/game): 343.0 (14th, no change from Week 8)
Defense (yards/game): 336.9 (18th, -6)
Points per game for: 22.1 (14th, -2)
Points per game against: 24.3 (24th, +4)

Passer rating offense:  102.0 (5th, -2)  
Opp passer rating: 85.3 (14th, +2)
Yards/rush attempt: 3.8 (23rd, -6)
Opp. yards/rush attempt:
 4.2 (24th, -7)
Third down conversions: 37.2% (21st, -5)
Opp. Third-down conversions: 40.2% (19th , +4)
Weighted DVOA (Football Outsiders): 6.0% (16th, -2)
Playoff chances per FO: 22.8%, +6.4 percentage points from last week


Trending in the right direction: The Redskins gave up a lot of yards in Seattle but they held Seattle to four of 15 on third-down conversions (21.4%) and just 14 points

Trending in the wrong direction: With their patchwork offensive line, the Redskins have been unable to run the ball effectively. A few weeks ago they were in the top 10 in yards per rushing attempt and now they sit in the bottom 10.

Next three games

Sunday vs. Vikings—The Vikings have won four in a row but their hot streak has been built against a series of questionable opponents. The Redskins, on the other hand, have faced the toughest schedule in the NFL. Regardless, the Vikings have a tough defense and they will test the Redskins.

Nov. 19 @ Saints—The Saints’ offense has remained strong while their defense has gone from awful to better than average. Assuming the Zeke Elliott suspension stands, this could be the toughest game left on the Redskins’ schedule.

Thanksgiving vs. Giants—It’s easy to look at this as a game where the Redskins carve up the Giants, a team in utter disarray and without many key players. But the team and fans would be well advised to look at New York’s Sunday night win in Denver a few weeks ago and not write off their NFC East rivals.

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.


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Week 12 Redskins vs. Giants Thanksgiving Game Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

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Week 12 Redskins vs. Giants Thanksgiving Game Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

The Redskins enter Week 12 against the Giants on Thanksgiving looking for a lot of thanks. 

The Redskins were up by 15 points with less than 5 minutes to go against the Saints in Week 11. Despite being major underdogs, they thought they had the win in hand.

Then, as D.C. fans have witnessed all too often, everything fell apart.

Even after their terrific Week 9 win in Seattle, the Redskins still probably needed to split the next two against the Vikings and Saints.

It seemed like they had done exactly that, right up until Drew Brees reminded everyone why he's one of the greatest passers in NFL history.

The loss was doubly painful, as everybody's favorite breakout star Chris Thompson suffered a fractured fibula and will undergo season-ending surgery. Thompson has been one of the few bright spots on offense this season, and his loss will be felt by a team clinging to its playoff hopes.

Despite seeing yet another key cog go down with an injury this season, the team will look to bounce back against one of their NFC East rivals. The Giants have been one of the worst teams in the NFL this season, but are coming off a 12-9 win over a quality Chiefs squad, so the Redskins will have to show up ready to play.

On a short week against a division rival, anything can happen. Every game matters, but this is as much of a must-win for the Redskins as it gets. It's Thanksgiving night, and the Redskins will have the stage all to themselves. 

Before the Week 12 Redskins-Giants matchup, here's a preview of everything you need to know, including game time, TV channel and live-stream info.


WEEK 12 Redskins vs. Giants

Who: New York Giants at Washington Redskins

Where: FedEx Field, Landover, MD

What: Week 12 of the 2017 NFL season

When: Thursday, November 23, 8:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: NBC

Live Stream: Fubo.TV: Online with no cableTV: fuboTV (Try for free)

Radio: Redskins Radio Network

Betting Odds: According to, the Washington Redskins are 7.5-point favorites against the New York Giants.

Washington Redskins 2017 Regular Season Schedule:

Week 1 (Sun. 9/10): 30-17 loss vs. Eagles (0-1)

Week 2 (Sun. 9/17): 27-20 win at Rams (1-1)

Week 3 (Sun. 9/24): 27-10 win vs. Raiders (2-1)

Week 4 (Mon. 10/2): 29-20 loss at Chiefs (2-2)

Week 5 (Sun. 10/8): BYE WEEK

Week 6 (Sun. 10/15): 26-24 win vs. 49ers (3-2)

Week 7 (Mon. 10/23): 34-24 loss at Eagles (3-3)

Week 8 (Sun. 10/29): 33-19 loss vs. Cowboys (3-4)

Week 9 (Sun. 11/5): 17-14 win at Seahawks (4-4)

Week 10 (Sun. 11/12): 38-30 loss vs. Vikings (4-5)

Week 11 (Sun. 11/29): 34-31 OT loss at Saints (4-6)

Week 12 (Thurs. 11/23): vs. New York Giants, 8:30 p.m.

Week 13 (Thurs. 11/30): at Dallas Cowboys, 8:25 p.m. 

Week 14 (Sun. 12/10): at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. 

Week 15 (Sun. 12/17): vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:00 p.m. 

Week 16 (Sun. 12/24): vs. Denver Broncos, 1:00 p.m.

Week 17 (Sun. 12/31): at New York Giants, 1:00 p.m. 


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An ankle injury has ended Terrelle Pryor's first, and probably last, season with the Redskins


An ankle injury has ended Terrelle Pryor's first, and probably last, season with the Redskins

As high hopes for the Redskins season seem to be slowly slipping away, the high hopes for wide receiver Terrell Pryor can now officially end.

Jay Gruden announced Monday that Pryor will undergo ankle surgery and be placed on the injured reserve. That means Pryor will not be eligible to play for at least eight games, and considering it’s already late November, that closes the book on Pryor’s 2017 season.

When Pryor signed with Washington this offseason, fans grew quite excited. The 6-foot-5, 240 lbs. wideout went for more than 1,000 receiving yards last year on a terrible Browns team, and most expected that production to increase playing with Kirk Cousins.

It never happened.


In nine games for Washington, Pryor grabbed only 20 catches for 240 yards and one touchdown. What made matters worse for the former quarterback-turned-receiver, Pryor displayed subpar hands, and drops plagued him throughout the season. He was targeted 37 times, and barely caught more than 50 percent of those passes.

As things deteriorated for Pryor, he maintained a respectful professionalism. Eventually his ineffective play led him to the bench and reduced snaps, and in his final game of the season against the Vikings, Pryor did not even land a target.

Signed to a one-year deal, Pryor rolled the dice on a season in Washington to boost his free agent profile in 2018. It didn’t work, and now after surgery, it seems unlikely either the player or the organization would pursue a second contract.