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Redskins-Rams Live Blog: Scores, Stats, Highlights, Updates, Analysis


Redskins-Rams Live Blog: Scores, Stats, Highlights, Updates, Analysis

The Redskins are on the West Coast in Week 2 of the 2017 NFL season to take on former offensive coordinator Sean McVay and the Los Angeles Rams.

The first-year head coach led the Rams to a 46-9 blowout victory over the Colts in Week 1 while the Redskins fell to the Eagles 30-17.

The Week 2 showdown is not a must-win for the Redskins, but it's an important one. All eyes will be on Kirk Cousins and the Redskins offense following a lackluster performance in Week 1.  

CSN has you covered with all the stats, highlights, and in-game analysis from Sunday when the game kicks off on FOX at 4:25 p.m. ET.

But before things get going, be sure to join Redskins Kickoff on CSN at 3:30 p.m. ET



7:15 p.m.: Reed and Moses have both returned.

7:11 p.m.: The Rams tied up the game after this gutsy fake punt:

6:50 p.m.: Redskins players are leaving with injuries on seemingly every play. Jordan Reed and Morgan Moses are two such important guys now watching instead of playing.

5:50 p.m.: Chris Thompson scored a touchdown. No, this isn't an incorrect copy and paste. He scored again, this time from WAY out on a well-executed draw play.

20-10, Washington.

5:46 p.m.: After some ill-timed fades, an injury to Rob Kelley and a major change in momentum, the Rams have made it a three point ballgame. Remember how fun the first quarter was, though?

5:08 p.m.: The Rams didn't get the ball back for long before Josh Norman forced a fumble by Todd Gurley. Washington recovered the ball in great field position. 

5:03 p.m.: The Redskins offense broke through in the red zone thanks to a run from newly extended Chris Thompson. The score was reviewed, but upheld. 

4:31 p.m.: A rookie in the secondary is getting some early playing time after not seeing much of the field in the opener:

The safety out of Michigan State had a nice QB hurry on Jared Goff on the game's first drive.

4:14 p.m.: The game is almost here and there are still plenty of good steats still available.

4:00 p.m.: We're 25 minutes away from game time. You ready?

3:30 p.m.: It's go time on CSN. Join Chick Hernandez, Trevor Matich and Brian Mitchell for your official Redskins pregame show. (Watch it live here.)

3:10 p.m.: Josh Doctson is there. Is todfay the day he finally has a breakout game?

3:05 p.m.: The inactives list is in. If you are hoping to see Mack Brown finally get some touches, you will be sadly disappointed. 

2:51 p.m.: The Redskins and Rams are playing at the L.A. Coliseum today. If you watched college football last night, you may remember that USC and Texas played at the Coliseum as well. Needless to say, the field is not in great shape.

2:40 p.m.: I'm interested in seeing what the Redskins do with Josh Doctson today. He was on the injury list all week, and people are clamoring to see him get reps. But he has not been consistent in  practice and Jay Gruden needs him to do that. It's a bit of the "chicken or the egg" scenario. But regardless, the Redskins need productivity from their WRs.

2:35 p.m.: What to watch for today? There are five Redskins players under heavy pressure.

2: 30 p.m.: Welcome to our Week 2 live blog of the Redskin vs. Rams game. It's me, Troy Machir again. Hopefully Week 2 is better than Week 1. You can follow JP Finlay and Rich Tandler too if you'd like. They're out in Los Angeles at the game.

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Need to Know: Five key moments from Redskins vs. Chargers

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Need to Know: Five key moments from Redskins vs. Chargers

CARSON, CA—Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 11, six days before the Washington Redskins play the Cardinals at FedEx Field.


Today’s schedule: Jay Gruden conference call 3 p.m.

Days until:

—Broncos @ Redskins Christmas Eve (12/24) 13
—Redskins @ Giants (12/17) 20
—NFL Draft (4/26/18) 136

Five key plays from Redskins vs. Chargers

Here are the five key plays in the Redskins’ loss to the Chargers:

Philip Rivers 20-yard pass to Hunter Henry on third and nine—It was a 3-0 game and the Chargers were backed up at their own nine. But the tight end Henry got separation from safety Deshazor Everett and Rivers’ pass was on the money. Instead of having to punt from deep in their own territory the Chargers were in business. They didn’t face another third down while completing the 10-play drive for a touchdown.

Kirk Cousins pass intercepted by Kyle Emanuel—It was 10-0 after that TD drive and Cousins wanted to get it back in a hurry. He tried to hit Vernon Davis on a deep out pattern but Cousins said that it was a play that was just installed and he wasn’t really comfortable with it. In any case, the ball was long and after a defensive back tipped it, Emanuel picked it off and returned it to the Washington 29. The Chargers scored a field goal to make it 13-0.

Cousins TD pass to Davis—This gave the Redskins momentum in the game for 11 seconds. The drive itself was impressive, highlighted by a fourth and two completion to Niles Paul. On third and 11 at the 23, Cousins bought time by rolling to his right and he found Davis just in the end zone to make the score 13-6.

Rivers TD bomb to Tyrell Williams—The lift the Redskins got from the score was very short-lived. On the first play after the kickoff, Rivers launched a bomb to Williams, who had beaten Josh Norman (although it’s entirely possible that Norman thought he had some deep and/or inside help). Williams hauled in the pass and easily scored to snatch the momentum back from the Redskins.

Cousins’ fourth-down pass for Davis incomplete—Attempting to respond to the Chargers’ quick-strike TD, the Redskins drove into Chargers territory. They faced fourth and four at the LA 37. The call was to go for it and after seeing that a couple of safer options were covered, Cousins arched one to Davis about 20 yards downfield. Davis had a step on his defender but the pass was a shade too long and it was incomplete. The Chargers drove to a field goal to make it 23-6. The competitive phase of the game essentially was over.

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Instead of effort and preparation, Redskins get blah, blah, blah

Instead of effort and preparation, Redskins get blah, blah, blah

CARSON, Ca.  -- Blah. Blah. Blah. 

What's the best way to describe the Redskins effort in a blowout loss in Los Angeles?

Blah, blah, blah. 

At least that's the way Washington safety D.J. Swearinger described the team's practice effort in the sessions leading up to the Chargers game. And if the Redskins practice efforts lacked getting ready for the trip to L.A., it certainly showed on the field.

Unlike the blowout loss 10 days ago in Dallas, the Redskins never even competed against the Chargers. 

In the first quarter alone, the Chargers gained 10 first downs. The Redskins had one. 


No part of the Redskins roster performed well. Kirk Cousins had his worst game of the year, passing for just 151 yards. 

The defense gave up more than 250 yards of offense in the first half. Read that again: 350 yards of offense surrendered in the first half!

The game was so out of hand that Los Angeles sat down their starting quarterback Philip Rivers with 11 minutes left in the fourth quarter. Rivers had 319 yards passing and barely played in the fourth quarter!

If the stats seem overwhelmingly bad for the Redskins, it's because they were. After the game Washington head coach Jay Gruden said it felt like he had regressed as a head coach to let his team come out and put forth this kind of effort. 

Couple that with Swearinger's comments. 

After getting toasted in Dallas, most assumed the Redskins would show up in L.A.

They didn't.

What happens next?

It's hard to know. At points this season, the Redskins played with pride and passion.


In their first game without playoff hopes on Sunday, the Redskins played with neither. 

After the contest, Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams said the team had to find a way to again play with pride, especially as three games remain. 

Unless things change, the Redskins won't win another game. That will cause tremendous stress on the players, and the coaching staff. 

The Redskins have sustained an astounding amount of injuries this year. It's a big factor in the undoing of their season, especially as things limp toward the finish. Inexperienced players dot the lineup card all over the field.

Still, effort and preparation can come from experienced or inexperienced players. And it didn't on Sunday in Los Angeles. 

Without it, the final three games will be nothing but more blah, blah, blah.