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Redskins vs. Giants Live Updates: Scores, stats, highlights, analysis

Redskins vs. Giants Live Updates: Scores, stats, highlights, analysis

The Redskins head to New York City on Sunday afternoon to take on NFC East rivals Giants at MetLife Stadium with the Redskins looking for their first win of the season.

The Giants enter the Week 3 matchup with a 2-0 record, having defeated the Cowboys 20-19 in Week 1 and the Saints 16-13 in Week 2. 

The Redskins and Giants are set to kickoff at 1:00 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast on FOX. CSN Mid-Atlantic is providing live updates of the game, with stats, highlights and analysis.

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WASHINGTON REDSKINS VS. NEW YORK GIANTS LIVE UPDATES

11:50 a.m.  — The Redskins announced the list of players who will be inactive for the Giants game. DeSean Jackson and Trent Williams will be in uniform. Josh Doctson will not be in uniform. That is sonewhat a surprise. 

11:55 a.m. — Jackson has some solid career numbers against the Giants. He has 56 receptions for 921 yards and five TDs. He also had this little beauty. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJyn5eUnVEQ

Noon — Only an hour away from kickoff. Odell Beckham Jr. is ready for his rematch against Josh Norman.  

12:05 p.m. — Speaking of Norman, you can expect the Redskins' star cornerback to be flanked on Beckham for the entire game.

12:10 p.m. — Also, FOX's Jay Glazer is reporting that Beckham was fined for an illegal hit on a Saitns cornerback last week. Since he was suspended one game following his game-long melee with Norman last season, any tussling today would result in a more serious suspension. 

12:15 p.m. — Worried about the weather? Fear not. It's a beautiful day for football in The Big Apple. 

1:01 p.m.  — Count a few Redskins as those willing to make a statement during the national anthem. According to reports, four Washington players raised the fist as the Star Spangled Banner played at Metlife Stadium 

First Quarter: 

1:10 p.m. — Things not going the Redskins' way early on. After forcing a three-and-out, a special teams turnover gives the Giants the ball back. A few plays later, Bashaud Breeland is down with injury. Not good. 

1:12 p.m. — And the Giants make the Redskins pay for the turnover. A Shane Vereen touchdown puts New York up 7-0 early in the first quarter. 

1:14 p.m. — We have more on the Redskins' anthem protest here

1:19 p.m. —  Things are getting weird again between Josh Norman and Odell Beckham. On an endzone snap, Norman decides to....well, see for yourself. 

1:20 p.m. — And now Kory Lichtensteiger goes down with injury. Redskins can't afford to have their linchpin at center be out with injury. 

1:38 p.m. — Breeland is now OUT for the game with an ankle injury. 

1:40 p.m. — The Redskins get another field goal, cut the Giants lead to 14-6 late in the first quarter. 

Second Quarter: 

1:50 p.m. — Signs of life for the Redskins. After a defensive stop, Jamison Crowder comes through on a 50 yard punt return to set the offense up in good field position. 

1:54 p.m. — Crowder's big punt return came courtesy of Duke Ihenacho's monster block that took out two defenders. Check it out. 

2:00 p.m. — Redskins tack on another field goal, and now trail 14-9. Cousins is 9-for-13 for 85 yards so far. 

2:04 p.m. — Speaking of the quarterback, Marcus Vick would like to know what's up with Curt Cousins. Yeah, Curt. 

2:12 p.m. — The Giants respond with anotoher touchdown, this time on an Orleans Darkwa run. It's 21-9. 

2:20 p.m. — The Redskins desperately needed to make a big play, and DeSean Jackson delivered. After a 31-yard catch, he followed it up with a 44-yard catch for his first touchdown of the season. It's 21-16 late in the second quarter. 

2:22 p.m. — With that touchdown, Jackson reached a career milestone. 

2:23 p.m. — Another injury for the Redskins secondary. DeAngelo Hall down on the turf being checked out by the training staff. 

2:31 p.m. — Hall is out for the game with a knee sprain

2:37 p.m. — More injuries. DeSean Jackson down after an incompletion near the goal line. 

Third quarter: 

2:56 p.m. — Guess what? Yep, more injuries. Shawn Lavauo is out for the rest of the game, and Lichtensteiger is down again. Tough times. 

3:00 p.m. — Lichtensteiger and Lavauo are both officially out for the remainder of the game. 

3:05 p.m. — Matt Jones takes a screen pass for a ncie gain, but it's called back because of a hold on Brandon Scherff. Because of course. 

3:08 p.m. — JAMISON CROWDER SCREEN PASS TD! REDSKINS LEAD? REDSKINS LEAD! That was Crowder's second big play of the game. Good guys lead 23-21.

3:15 p.m. — Trent Murphy forces a fumble on Eli Manning, but the Redskins can't recover. That would have been a big momentum shift. 

3:20 p.m. — Giants attempt a corner fade to 5-8 Bobby Rainey. David Bruton covers fast and appears to pick him off. The referees take an extra look, but the call stands as incomplete.

3:23 p.m. — Josh Brown drills a chip shot FG to put the Giants back on top, 24-23.

3:34 p.m. — FAKE PUNT ALERT! Tress Way hits Quinton Dunbar on a deep fourth-down pass and the Redskins are in business. 

3:44 p.m. — Whew, a lot going on here. Giants offensive lineman Weston Richburg was ejected from the game for his unsportsmanlike conduct of the day. Meanwhile, Josh Norman and Odell Beckham are really going at it. Buckle up. 

3:47 p.m. — Good gracious, another big play by the Redskins defense. Quinton Dunbar comes up with an endzone interception of Eli Manning, killing the potential go-ahead drive for New York. 

3:52 p.m. — Odell Beckham is so upset about the interception that he threw his helmet into kicking net, only to have it ricochet and hit him. 

4:18 p.m. — It's still getting weird. Very weird. Matt Jones and a Giants defender get their helmets stuck together after a run. 

4:24 p.m. — Redskins take a 29-27 lead with 1:51 left in the game. Can the defense make one last stand?

4:30 p.m.— Sua Cravens! The rookie intercepts Manning and the Redskins somehow win this wild, wild game. The season is still alive. 

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Need to Know: The Redskins appear to be set at center

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Need to Know: The Redskins appear to be set at center

Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, February 21, 21 days before NFL free agency starts.

I’m out this week so I’ll be re-posting some of the best and most popular articles of the past few months. Some may have slightly dated information but the major points in the posts still stand. Thanks for reading, as always.

The Redskins appear to be set at center

Originally published 12/19/17

Chase Roullier might have been the Redskins’ fourth choice to play at center this year. But he could be snapping the ball for Washington for a long time.

Kory Lichtensteiger, the starter for the previous three years when healthy, retired. Veteran backup John Sullivan departed as a free agent. Spencer Long started six games this season before knee and quad problems pushed him to the sideline, elevating the rookie Roullier into the starting lineup.

The sixth-round pick started three games before breaking his right hand at some point during the game against the Saints. That’s his snapping hand and him finishing that game was an underrated act of courage this year. But he was out for three games before returning against the Cardinals on Sunday. Jay Gruden was pleased with his play. 

“Chase did good. He did good,” said Gruden. “It was good to see him back in there. His snaps were outstanding and handled the calls and play well.”

That was good but standard praise. What was interesting was what he said next.  

“I like Chase’s progress right now,” he said. “I think he is going to be a very good center for a long time here. It was a great pickup for us in the draft.”

It appears that you can at least pencil in Roullier as the 2018 starter at center, if not put him in with a Sharpie.

Where would this leave Long, who is slated to be a free agent in March? The Redskins could let him walk and go with the younger and cheaper Roullier. They also could sign him to be their starting left guard. That job has belonged to Shawn Lauvao. But Lauvao also is a pending free agent and he is 30 and he has missed large chunks of two of the last three seasons with injuries. When he missed the last 13 games of the 2015 season, Long went in at left guard and played well.

If that happens, that would give the Redskins a starting offensive line consisting entirely of players drafted by the team and with only Trent Williams over the age of 27 in Week 1 of 2018.

Regardless of what happens at left guard, it looks like Roullier will be the man in the middle for 2018 and beyond.

Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page Facebook.com/TandlerNBCS and follow him on Twitter @TandlerNBCS.

Timeline  

Days until:

—NFL Combine (3/1) 8
—NFL Draft (4/26) 64
—2018 NFL season starts (9/9) 200

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New free agent Doug Martin unlikely fix to Redskins' woeful run game

New free agent Doug Martin unlikely fix to Redskins' woeful run game

News broke Tuesday that the Tampa Bay Bucaneers released former Pro Bowl running back Doug Martin, and while the name certainly triggers value, his play of the last two seasons should calm the excitement. 

Since a 2015 season where Martin rushed for 1,400 yards and averaged nearly 5 yards-per-carry in 16 games, Martin has been suspended, undergone substance abuse rehab and missed games due to injury.

In the last two seasons, Martin has played in 16 of 32 games, rushed for 827 yards and averaged less than 3 yards-per-carry.

Over his six year NFL career with the Bucs, Martin has only played two full seasons. Those two seasons were great, in 2012 and 2015, but the other four have been largely disappointing. 

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The Redskins averaged just 3.6 yards-per-carry last season, and could definitely use a boost in the run game. It's entirely possible Washington might look to upgrade their offensive backfield this offseason, either in free agency or in the 2018 NFL Draft, but Martin does not look like the player to help. 

Early in the 2017 season, it appeared the Redskins run game might be a strength for the offense. After a disappointing effort on the ground to open the year in a loss to the Eagles, the Redskins rushed for at least 111 yards in their next three contests, including nearly 230 yards on the ground in a Week 2 win over the Rams. 

Injuries undid the run game, however, as Rob Kelley got hurt and the offensive line lost players, too. Over the course of the season, rookie Samaje Perine sustained minor injuries and Chris Thompson was lost for the year with a broken leg. 

Going into 2018, Kelley, Perine, Thompson and Kapri Bibbs are all on the roster and expected for now to stay with the team. That's yet another reason why the Redskins are likely to stay away from Doug Martin.

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