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Redskins vs. Raiders Sunday Night Football Live Updates: Week 3 score, stats, highlights, analysis

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Redskins vs. Raiders Sunday Night Football Live Updates: Week 3 score, stats, highlights, analysis

Sunday Night Football on NBC is in Washington, D.C. for Week 3 of the NFL Season as the Redskins (1-1) host the Raiders (2-0) in the most intriguing game of the early season.

The Redskins defense has two weeks of solid play under its belt but will need 60 minutes of elite defensive football in order to slow down Derek Carr, Marshawn Lynch, Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper. The Redskins dealt with a lot of nagging injuries following their win over the Rams in Week 2. Rob Kelley and Jordan Reed are officially out for Week 3, which will make things very interesting.

That's important, because the Redskins will need to get the offense going in a hurry. Kirk Cousins, Terrelle Pryor and the rest of the crew will be asked to keep up with the Raiders' high-octane offense. A task easier said than done. 

The Week 3 Sunday Night Football game between the Redskins and the Raiders takes place at 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Redskins Kickoff with Chick Hernandez, Brian Mitchell and Trevor Matich airs live at 7:30 p.m. The trio returns at 11:30 p.m. ET for Redskins Extra.

Be sure to join us in the live blog below and leave a game comment in the comment section at the bottom.

REDSKINS VS. RAIDERS WEEK 3 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL LIVE BLOG:

FOURTH QUARTER:

10:58 p.m.: Bad news: Perine is hurt and the Raiders got the ball in the red zone. Good news: The Raiders settled for a field goal. Redskins 24, Raiders 10.

10:55 p.m: Perine is headed to the locker room. Looks like a hand injury.

10:51 p.m.: Semaje Perine fumbles the ball inside the Redskins 20-yard line. Pass interference on the very next play. This is the Redskins team I am familiar with

THIRD QUARTER:

10:45 p.m.: The Redskins come up short in the red zone. They settle for a field goal. Listen, red zone struggles will be addressed, but not right now. They're playing well. Let it ride for now.

10:37 p.m.: Chris Thompson for president. The third-down back took another pass in the flats and hit the afterburners. He's tackled out of bounds in the red zone, but not before a pickup of over 70 yards. He has over 100 receiving yards tonight.

10:31 p.m.: Jared Cook scampers into the end zone and the Raiders are finally on the board. 21-7. This is bout to get interesting.

10:25 p.m.: Jamison Crowder muffed a punt, again. That's the first badf play of the night. So at least there's that.

10:19 p.m.: Holy crap D.J. Swearinger just lit into Marshawn Lynch with a BOOOOOMING HIT.

10:13 p.m.: JOSH DOCTSON LIVES AND SCORES A TOUCHDOWN.

9:50 p.m.: So yeah, the Redskins lead 14-0 at halftime. I did not see that coming. I don't think anyone did. That Redskins +3 line in Vegas is looking MIGHTY NICE right about now. 

SECOND QUARTER:

9:22 p.m.: ANOTHER INTERCEPTION. This time it's Kendall Fuller.

9:16 p.m.: Khalil Mack just ate Morgan Moses' lunch and crunched Kirk Cousins. Raiders' first sack of the game.

9:14 p.m.: Raiders forced to punt. They've had four possessions. Three punts, one INT.

9:12 p.m.: Amari Cooper had a pass dead-to-rights and he dropped it. That is his seventh drop of the season.

FIRST QUARTER:

9:10 p.m.: The Redskins defense made the Raiders offense look rudimentary at best in the first quarter. Raise your hand if you expected that. Put your hand down.

9:02 p.m.: Sorry about that. I had to go grab some pizza before the rest of the office gets to it.

8:48 p.m.: Preston Smith isn't a rookie, but he joins the sack party. That was impressive defense.

8:47 p.m: Jonathan Allen takes down Derek Carr with a sack. Rookie INT and rookie sack. That's big.

8:44 p.m.: The Redskins have five offensive TDs this season. Chris Thompson is responsible for four of them.

8:42 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS! Chris Thompson gets the ball in the flat and takes off. 22-yard touchdown. Redskins 7, Raiders 0.

8:40 p.m.: A balanced diet of heavy Semaje Perine runs and quick passes to the outside. Vernon Davis picks up a first-down with a nice catch and run.

8:35 p.m.: After a review, it is determined that Nicholson made the interception, but did not run it back. Nonetheless, that's a turnover for the good guys.

8:33 p.m.: INTERCEPTION! Rookie Montae Nicholson swoops in to pick off Derek Carr early in the game. Did the referee even ring the bell yet? 

8:31 p.m.: OK, finally, it's time for football.

PREGAME:

8:30 p.m.: Several Redskins, like Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson, took a knee during the national anthem

8:29 p.m.: So, there it is. 

8:25 p.m.: We're just minutes away from kickoff and as expected, a lot of Raiders fans are in the house.

8:05 p.m.: Will Josh Doctson be a factor tonight? That's what we are hoping for.

7:55 p.m.: Former Redskins FB Mike Sellers is still a very large human being. He's still a funny person too, as evident by his zinger at Chick Hernandez.

7:30 p.m.: I know you probably don't want this reminder, but ... yeah the Redskins have not been good in primetime.

7:20 p.m.: With President Donald Trump's Saturday comments — imploring owners to fire players who don't stand for the anthem — Chris Collinsworth had a poignant response on the pregame show on NBC.

7:10 p.m.: The Redskins are expected to issue a statement regarding anthme protests prior to kickoff. It's also being reported that owner Dan Snyder will be on the sidelines with the players during the anthem.

7:04 p.m.: Here is the full list of inactives. Tonight could get interesting.

6:58 p.m.: No Rob Kelley or Jordan Reed for the Redskins tonight vs. the Raiders. Dang.

6:40 p.m.: The inactive list should be coming out shortly. Will Jordan Reed be dressed? Rookie TE Jeremy Sprinkle was dressed and on the field for warmups if that is any indication. 

6:35 p.m.: MARSHAWN LYNCH IS HERE AND OH MY GOD HE LOOKS LIKE A SUPERVILLIAN.

6 30 p.m.: Welcome to our Week 2 live blog of the Redskin vs. Rams game. It's me, Troy Machir again. You can follow JP Finlay and Rich Tandler too if you'd like. They're at FedEx Field for the game. That's cool and all, but since I'm here, I suggest you stick around. 

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Get ready for the NFL Draft, and get ready for plenty of surprises

Get ready for the NFL Draft, and get ready for plenty of surprises

In some circles of modern culture, producing shocking commentary or content seems like the top goal. Being shocking gets clicks, gets attention, and in turn, gets dollars. 

On NFL Draft night, nothing should be shocking. Remember, last season there was no way Jonathan Allen would fall to the Redskins at 17. There was no way Kansas City would trade up for QB Patrick Maholmes. There was no way Chicago would trade up for Mitchell Trubisky. But all those things happened.

Sure, for months draft experts have expounded about what will happen, but the truth is, once the Browns are on the clock, nobody actually knows anything. 

With that in mind, let's look at a bunch of options that should not shock Redskins fans. 

  • Don't be shocked if Washington takes Minkah Fitzpatrick. They want him.
  • Don't be shocked if the Redskins draft Da'Ron Payne over Vita Vea. Washington loves Payne's potential to be a disruptor in the pass game and his incredible strength. 
  • Then again, don't be shocked if the 'Skins take Vita. Plenty of folks like him too. 
  • Don't be shocked if a team makes a move for Louisville QB Lamar Jackson. That could happen after the Redskins pick at 13, but Washington's pick could also prove important in the race for the former Heisman Trophy winner.
  • Derwin James will be on the 'Skins list, but don't be shocked if he goes off the board before the Redskins pick. 
  • Don't be shocked with a trade back, but remember that isn't the goal. With four QBs expected in the Top 10, an elite talent should make it to Washington at 13. If that happens, the Redskins should take advantage of adding a blue chip to their squad. 
  • Don't be shocked if Virginia Tech LB Tremaine Edmunds ends up wearing the Redskins draft hat. Also, don't be shocked if he plays some outside linebacker in the Washington 3-4 scheme, not just the inside LB role most project for Edmunds. 
  • Don't be shocked if a seemingly sure thing slips all the way to 13. Perhaps that's Quenton Nelson? Or Denzel Ward? Remember, there was no way Jon Allen was supposed to fall to 17 last year.

There are some things Redskins fans should be shocked by. 

  • Washington should not trade up. 
  • Washington should not draft a running back at 13 unless Saquon Barley is available. He won't be.
  • Washington should not draft a wide receiver at 13. 
  • If one of the top four QBs is available at 13, Washington should vigorously work the phones to move the pick. Move down a few spots and get Payne should be the exact plan in that scenario. Arizona at 15 needs a QB. 

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2018 NFL Draft Predictions: Where will the Edmunds brothers go?

2018 NFL Draft Predictions: Where will the Edmunds brothers go?

NBC Sports Washington’s four-part digital series ‘E-Boyz’ -- chronicling the illustrious past, decorated present and bright future of the Edmunds family -- is NOW LIVE. Check out a new episode daily, leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft. Watch the fourth episode above and more here.

After this weekend's NFL Draft, the Edmunds family will go from having one son in the league to three. 

Trey is already on the Saints, but Tremaine and Terrell aren't pros just yet. So, when will they be taken? Here's a collection of predictions from NBC Sports Washington's NFL crew regarding the middle and youngest Edmunds brothers.

TREMAINE

JP Finlay: The Niners at nine. John Lynch won't be able to get past Edmunds' combination of size and speed, and the elite potential of the just 19-year-old. Remember, too, San Francisco might not have Reuben Foster this fall.

Rich Tandler:  Eighth to the Bears. Physically, he is a double for Brian Urlacher and he worked out well enough for the Bears that he is headed for the Hall of Fame this year.

Mitch Tischler: No. 9 to the San Francisco 49ers.  We all know Kyle Shannahan loves him some offensive threats but getting an edge rusher that could tally double digit sacks and play both inside and out is going to be too tough to pass up at nine.

Pete Hailey: No. 10 and the Raiders. Jon Gruden won't let the dynamic Edmunds fall any further.

TERRELL

JP Finlay: Kansas City in Round 3. They could use additional depth in the secondary and that franchise knows value when they see it.

Mitch Tischler: The Steelers in Round 3. He fits their scheme, has an nfl body and measured very well at the Combine.

Pete Hailey: Round 3 to the Cardinals. Terrell can learn from Antoine Bethea then fill in for him once Bethea moves on.