Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, September 30, two days before the Washington Redskins play Chiefs in Kansas City.
Today’s schedule: Practice 12:05 p.m.; Jay Gruden press conference and open locker room after practice, approx. 1:30
—49ers @ Redskins (10/15) 15
—Monday night Redskins @ Eagles (10/23) 23
—Cowboys @ Redskins (10/29) 29
The Redskins week that was
First look at Redskins vs. a very hot Chiefs team—The Chiefs are on a roll and it’s going to be up to the Redskins to stop them on Monday night. QB Alex Smith and RB Kareem Hunt are putting up some numbers that they are unlikely to be able to sustain for 16 games. But all the Redskins need to worry about is if they can sustain it for one more game.
Some amazing Redskins numbers vs. the Raiders—The 128 yards they gave up was an astounding number as was Kirk Cousins’ stunning stat line of over 350 yards, 3 or more TD’s, no interceptions, and over 80 percent pass completions. That combination has been accomplished 30 times since the merger but never before by a Redskin.
Doctson's catch quiets doubters, proves potential—I’m not so sure that I would have gone with this headline. Certainly, his touchdown grab did quiet his doubters. But in a way, Doctson’s play was like the entire game for the Redskins. Sure, Doctson’s catch and the Redskins’ performance as a whole both were spectacular. But it will be a while before Doctson and the Redskins as a whole can prove that they can maintain the potential on display Sunday night.
State of the Redskins, Week 4—I cranked up my weekly look at the stats, trends, and storylines for the year. I’m always happy to take your suggestions on stats to track and what the big storylines are.
Can the Redskins sustain the success they had vs. the Raiders? This is the big question that everyone is asking and that nobody knows the answer to. Although there are some sustainable elements that I outline in the article, only time will tell if the Raiders game was just a blip on the radar or the start of something special.
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In case you missed it
- A huge opportunity awaits
- Answering fan questions—Crowder, resting Reed, and respect
- This week in Redskins history: A comeback vs. Carolina
- Kelley is back, but Thompson will still get his