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A record-shattering performance by RG3


A record-shattering performance by RG3

Some notes about the Redskins 38-26 win over the Vikings today:

—We could fill this whole article with Robert Griffin III and his game-sealing 76-yard touchdown run so here is the quick version of the run: It was the longest by a QB in team history, the longest by a QB n the NFL since 1996, the longest run for any Redskins since 2009, and tied for the third-longest touchdown run in team history.

—On RG3’s total rushing yards (138 for the game, 379 for the season) and TD’s (he threw for one and ran for two today) : He has the team record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a game and in a season and for touchdowns in a season and he joins Michael Vick as the only NFL QB’s since 1970 to rush for at least 130 yards and two TD’s in a game.

—Rookie running back Albert Morris scored his fifth touchdown of the season in the second quarter. He and Griffin, who now has six on the season, are the first pair of rookie teammates in NFL history to have five touchdowns in their team’s first six games.

—Morris has 538 yards rushing. In NFL history only nine other rookie running back have more yards than Morris in their teams’ first six games.

—The Redskins have now scored on interception returns on each of the last two games for the first time since Weeks 7-8 of the 1994 season.

—Rookie kicker Kai Forbath, signed just last Tuesday, was good on a 50-yard field goal on his first NFL attempt.

—The win broke the Redskins’ home losing streak at eight games. They last won at FedEx Field on Sept. 18, 2011.

—The Redskins’ 38 points scored were the most at home since they scored 52 against the 49ers in 2005.

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Redskins getting thin at receiver with two more injured wideouts out on Sunday


Redskins getting thin at receiver with two more injured wideouts out on Sunday

In August, Redskins fans would freak out if they heard Jordan Reed and Terrelle Pryor would both miss a November game.

In November, that news doesn’t carry much worry.

Washington coach Jay Gruden announced that Reed and Pryor, along with center Spencer Long, won’t play Sunday against the Saints.


Reed hasn’t played in a few weeks as he is dealing with a hamstring injury. It seemed he might have returned last week before a setback slowed down his progress.

In his place, Vernon Davis has proved to be a sturdy backup capable of some big games.

Long injured his knee and while he played last week, he did not practice this week.

Not having Pryor is a bit of a surprise. His ankle injury popped up this week and he will see a specialist next week to examine the joint. In the middle of a disappointing season, the Redskins offense won’t lose much with his absence.

Elsewhere on the injury list, a number of players will be questionable for Sunday’s contest against the 7-2 Saints.

Perhaps most important, Trent Williams is questionable but will probably play.


Receivers Ryan Grant and Brian Quick are expected to play after undergoing concussion protocol, but that will leave the Redskins with only three fully healthy wideouts: Jamison Crowder, Josh Doctson and Maurice Harris.

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Redskins' Josh Norman earns Week 10 NFLPA community MVP


Redskins' Josh Norman earns Week 10 NFLPA community MVP

Redskins' Josh Norman is using his platform as a professional football player to help those in need, and this week it earned him NFLPA's community MVP.

The cornerback has been raising funds for youth enrichment programs in the D.C. area, as well as starting a campaign to help those affected in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. 

Norman's foundation, Starz24, provides backpacks and school supplies for children in need and creates initiatives for students at Jefferson Middle School Academy in D.C.. He recently raised almost $100,000 for Starz24's Imagination Team Rooms, a STEM-based "makerspaces" that will be placed in several inner city middle and high schools. 

Then, when Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricane Maria back in September, Norman started a social media campaign to help those affected. The campaign brought in $150,000. Norman also donated $100,000 of his own with part of the money going to the Boys & Girls clubs in Puerto Rico.

I look at it as I’m on this earth to help people and help them be the best that they can be,” Norman said. “I have the means to do so. I’m going to do that.

Every week during the regular season, the NFLPA selects a NFL player who is making a difference in their community. They are going to be making a $10,000 contribution to his foundation or a charity of his choice in addition to an in-kind donation on behalf of their supporting partner, Delta Private Jets.

I am so honored to be recognized by the NFLPA for my work in the community,” Norman said. “All of this work is bigger than football. I want to make an impact in the lives of children who need it most and to help develop those children to help change the future.