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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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Kirk Cousins is real nice - and 3 other things we learned from the 49ers game


Kirk Cousins is real nice - and 3 other things we learned from the 49ers game

Kirk Cousins got mic'd up during the Redskins win over the 49ers last Sunday, and well, it confirmed a few things Washington fans already knew about their quarterback. 

For starters, Cousins is a nice guy. A real nice guy.

On one play, Cousins completes a pass downfield while facing a bit of pressure. As soon as he throws the ball, he starts shouting to his offensive line, "Good pocket! Great pocket!"

He keeps going, "Hey that was you guys. I took forever, I took forever. Hey nice job."

NFL quarterbacks like to thank their offensive lines, but not always immediately, even while the play is going on. Kirk is a nice guy.

Some other things learned from the mic'd up session:

  • Josh Doctson has a nickname. It's "Papa Doc." No idea if that's an 8 Mile reference. 
  • Trent Williams believes Kirk Cousins' shoulder is worth $200 million. And he might be right. 
  • Kirk Cousins wants to stay aggresive. He laid it out to QB coach Kevin O'Connell. Cousins explained during the Redskins early lead:

"Sometimes I get in a weird place, you get a lead like this. Where you start playing conservative, not to lose. It’s smart to do that but it also kinda hinders your ability to just go play."


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Maybe the Redskins aren't as banged up on defense as we thought they were

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Maybe the Redskins aren't as banged up on defense as we thought they were

The Redskins’ defense may not be as banged up as we thought it was.

On Thursday, the first day of serious preparation for their Monday night game in Philadelphia, injured defenders CB Josh Norman (rib), CB Bashaud Breeland (knee), and S Deshazor Everett (hamstring) all practiced on a limited basis.

Norman was inactive against the 49ers after suffering a broken rib against the Chiefs on October 2. Breeland injured his knee against San Francisco. They are the starters, and if they both can play against the 5-1 Eagles it would be a huge boost to the defense.


It should be noted that both cornerbacks only took part in individual drills, so it is no sure thing that either will be ready to play in Philadelphia. But having them at practice was a good start.

Everett is a reserve safety and a key special teams contributor. His presence in the latter area could be important as the Eagles’ performance on special teams is among the best in the league.

LB Ryan Anderson (back) and S Stefan McClure (knee) both practiced on a limited basis.

Also practicing was S DeAngelo Hall. He has been on the physically unable to perform list since the start of training camp rehabbing a torn ACL he suffered in 2016. The team now has a 21-day window during which they can activate him. However, he must sit out at least one more game.

On offense, Trent Williams (knee) did not practice. That is not ideal but he was able to play last Sunday after being out of practice all last week.


Jay Gruden announced roster moves that had been reported previously, with K Dustin Hopkins (hip) and DE Jonathan Allen (foot) going on injured reserve. First-year player Nick Rose will handle the place kicking duties and A.J. Francis will take Allen’s roster spot.

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.