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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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Trent Williams needs knee surgery eventually, but the timeline has many factors

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Trent Williams needs knee surgery eventually, but the timeline has many factors

PHILADELPHIA — Arguably the Redskins best player, all of the NFL knows that Trent Williams can still play at a high level while dealing with injury. 

How long Williams can play though injury seems the more important question though as reports emerged the left tackle will need knee surgery at some point. That could come in the next few weeks, or as Redskins fans hope, perhaps at the end of the season.

Currently playing with a torn medial patella-femoral ligament in his right knee, the six-time Pro Bowler has not practiced since sustaining the injury three weeks ago in Kansas City. He was able to gut out a strong performance last week against the 49ers, and is expected to do the same Monday night against the Eagles.

One factor that might be pushing Williams to play with such a damaged right leg is that backup tackle Ty Nsekhe is also out after having surgery on his core muscles. 

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Nsekhe is expected back relatively soon, but the timeline remains murky. When he can come back, perhaps Williams will reconsider his options. 

Surgery for the torn MPFL will leave Williams with a five or six-month recovery. 

It's obvious the Redskins' offense is best with Williams on the field. Nsekhe, however, proved a capable backup last season when Williams served a four-game suspension. 

Without Nsekhe, the Redskins would go to veteran T.J. Clemmings should Williams be unable to play. Nsekhe has not played since a Week 3 win over Oakland. The Redskins added Clemmings to the roster in early September, after their fourth preseason game. He spent the last two seasons with the Vikings. 

For now, the Redskins will continue to hope Williams can play through the pain.

"Trent is a tough guy, so we will see how it works, see how feels tomorrow and go from there," Jay Gruden said of Williams on Saturday. 

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Need to Know: Five Redskins under pressure vs. the Eagles

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Need to Know: Five Redskins under pressure vs. the Eagles

Here is what you need to know on this Sunday, October 22, one day before the Washington Redskins visit the Philadelphia Eagles for Monday night football.

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Today’s schedule: Travel to Philadelphia, no media availability

Days until:

—Cowboys @ Redskins (10/29) 7
—Redskins @ Seahawks (11/5) 14
—Giants @ Redskins Thanksgiving (11/23) 32

Final report on injures of note:
Out
: CB Josh Norman (rib)
Questionable: OT Trent Williams (knee), CB Bashaud Breeland (knee), S Deshazor Everett (hamstring), RB Rob Kelley (ankle),

FULL INJURY REPORT AND ANALYSIS

Five Redskins who are under pressure vs. the Eagles

Every NFL player is under pressure and the stress increased in games that are in the prime-time spotlight like the Redskins have on Monday night. But the spotlight is brighter on some players than it is on others.

—With a banged up defense, the Redskins are going to have to put up some points to win this game. That means that QB Kirk Cousins is going to have to help the Redskins get some points on the board. In the opener against the Eagles he threw a key interception, posted a season-low 72.9 passer rating, and got sacked four times. He has been playing better since then and he may need his best game of the year for the Redskins to pull out the win.

—DT Fletcher Cox is an All-Pro caliber defender and the battle between him and G Brandon Scherff will be important. But the Eagles other defensive tackle, Timmy Jernigan, is also a handful and it will largely be up to G Shawn Lauvao to keep him under control. Jernigan isn’t a great pass rusher (1.5 sacks, 10 pressures) but he tough against the run. The Redskins needs to establish a running game to win and Lauvao vs. Jernigan will be a key battle to get the ground game going.

—There still is plenty of time for WR Terrelle Pryor to have a breakout game and turn around his disappointing season. Monday would be an ideal time to start. He has 16 receptions on the season and with the exception of a couple of plays, his impact has been minimal. When the line gives Cousins time to throw the ball he will need a big target and Pryor is the ideal candidate.

—With Jonathan Allen on injured reserve, it will be up to DE Matt Ioannidis to continue to get pass pressure up the middle. Playing with Allen, the second-year player has 3.5 sacks and 16 pressures. He will need to keep that up in Allen’s absence. On Monday, Ioannidis and the rest of the pass rushers need to get Carson Wentz on the ground when they have the opportunity.

—As much as the Redskins would like to see Wentz take a bunch of sacks, chances are he will get away from the pressure on occasion and scramble to make a play. At times like that, S D.J. Swearinger and the rest of the defensive backs need to stay in coverage and not lose their men. It’s hard to cover a receiver for five seconds or more while the quarterback scrambles around but Swearinger needs to maintain his position as the last line of defense.

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To update this tweet from the beginning of practice, Williams did practice on a limited basis and he is questionable for the game, although it is likely that he will play.

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