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

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

The Washington Redskins have a 26-20 lead on the Vikings with 2:00 left.

The Vikings have no timeouts left and are driving down the field. The Vikings have not scored in teh second half, but erased a 14-point deficit to take a 20-14 lead at the half.

Dustin Hopkins made four field goals int he second half to move the Redskins back in front.

 Follow along with live updates of Redskins-Vikings below.

Back at FedEx Field today, the Redskins (4-3-1) return after a 12-day break after the controversial Week 8 tie against the Bengals in London.

Their Week 10 opponent Vikings (5-3), have lost three straight games since beginning the season with a surprising five-game win streak thanks to better-than-expected play from quarterback Sam Bradford. The Redskins will then take on the Packers at home in Week 11 before heading on a three-game road trip against the Cowboys, Cardinals and Eagles.

On Sunday against the Vikings, the Redskins won't have the services of DeSean Jackson, who is inactive due to a shoulder injury or Trent Williams, who is serving the first game of his four-game suspension.

The Redskins vs. Vikings game starts at 1:00 p.m. ET and can be watched on FOX. 

Before the game begins, tune in to CSN Mid-Atlantic at 12:00 p.m. ET for Redskins Kickoff with Brian Mitchell, Trevor Matich and Chick Hernandez. (Channel Finder)


Redskins vs. Vikings Week 10 Live Updates

FOURTH QUARTER: Redskins 26, Vikings 20

4:00 p.m.: And that will do it. Redskins win 26-20 to move to 5-3-1. 

3:56 p.m.: Fans wanted the defense to get pressure on Bradford and that's what Smith did on the biggest play of the game. Preston Smith, your second-half MVP (Along with Dustin Hopkins.)

3:55 p.m.: Here it is. Fourth-and-17, 11 seconds left. PRESTON SMITH SACK! 

3:53 p.m.: The Vikings are just outside the red zone, but Trent Murphy picks up a HUGE SACK on Bradford. Vikings called for holding. 11 seconds left. 

3:50 p.m.: The Vikings are moving the ball down the field with ease. The Redskins are sending pressure but Sam Bradford is getting the ball out quickly and finding open receivers over the middle. Stefon Diggs continues to eat up the yards. The former Terp has 12 receptions for 159 yards.

3:47 p.m.: Two minute warning. HIT THE MUSIC.

3:45 p.m.: The Vikings have 2:31 and zero timeouts. It's touchdown or bust. Too much time? 

3:43 p.m.: Redskins get into the red zone, but a sack on third down forces yet another FG. Dustin Hopkins remains perfect, and the Redskins lead 26-20.

3:40 p.m.: Robert Kelley is eating up yardage and eating up the clock. Redskins doing what they need to do with a close lead.

3:35 p.m.: That was a very pretty interception from Preston Smith.

3:32 p.m.: Sam Bradford gets pressured, throws over the middle and Preston Smith makes a HUGE INTERCEPTION. It's like we could see it coming.

3:30 p.m.: Redskins have been relatively clean today in terms of penalty, but a roughing call on Cullen Jenkins thwarts the Redskins' momentum.

3:28 p.m.: Vikings start on their own 10-yard line. If the Redskins want to grab a tight hold of this game, and quick stop here would do wonders. 

3:25 p.m.: Another solid drive ends with a Dustin Hopkins field goal, this time from 50-yards. Hopkins is 3-for-3, and the Redskins take a 23-20 lead.

3:20 p.m.: On third-and-2 Kirk Cousins can't find Pierre Garcon on the curl. It looks like Garcon went too deep before turning back and the special teams unit comes out on the field. 

3:15 p.m.: Redskins are driving again. Their offense is moving the ball today, no doubt about that. But they just can't get that one big hit they need.

THIRD QUARTER: Vikings 20, Redskins 20

3:10 p.m.: Redskins drive stalls and the team settles for a field goal. Hopkins connects on a 37-yard FG and the game is tied 20-20. That Blair Walsh extra point miss could come back to haunt them.

3:05 p.m.: Redskins announce Morgan Moses is questionable for return. Morgan Moses returns to the game on the very next play. He's playing through pain, which is dicey, but the Redskins desperately need him.

3:00 p.m.: Morgan Moses is down on the field, which means Vinston painter is headed in. This is one of the reasons Trent Williams' suspension hurts so much. Painter and Nsekhe is a steep step down from Williams/Moses.

2:55 p.m.: Another strong run from Robert Kelley. He breaks open for 13 yards on first down. Fat Rob has two rushes of at least 10 yards. It may not seem like a lot, but it is a marked improvement. 

2:45 p.m.: The Redskins start with the ball, and do a good job moving the ball down the field. But the Redskins have to settle for a field goal after a 12-play, 55-yard drive. Dustin Hopkins makes it from 30-yards out. Vikings lead 20-17. 

2:35 p.m.: Here's the scoring summary from the first half. Fast start, slow finish.

HALFTIME: Vikings 20, Redskins 14

2:30 p.m.: This is all you need to know about the second quarter.

2:26 p.m.: With five seconds left, Vikings go for in on third-and-goal. Adam Theilen is wide open for a short TD. Blair Walsh misses the extra point but the Vikings lead 20-14 at the half.

2:24 p.m.: Stefon Diggs again. Vikings now in the red zone. Wooof.

2:22 p.m.: OH NO. Chris Thompson fumbles the ball on the extra effort. Vikings recover. 50 seconds left. This is what you would call "sub-optimal."

2:20 p.m.: Very next play is an out route to Kyle Rudolph, who stumbles down the sidelines and into the end zone. looked like Rudolph stepped out of bounds, but the refs call it a TD on the field. But it will be reviewed. Instant replay shows he kept his foot inbounds. Redskins fast start all for naught. Redskins and Vikings tied 14-14. Redskins have 58 seconds to salvage the first half. 

2:18 p.m.: Stefon Diggs 10-yard gain. He is feasting on Kendall Fuller.

2:15 p.m.: Vikings get the ball back and Stefon Diggs moves the chains. 2:00 left and the Vikings are starting to pick up momentum. Would be a tough pill for the Redskins to swallow if it's tied 14-14 at the half. 

2:10 p.m.: For the first time in his career, Kirk Cousins has some words for a referee. Cousins scrambled out of the pocket and looked for Ryan Grant down field. Grant was blown up by a defensive back before the ball even got there. Everyone in FedEx Field is calling for a flag. Looked like it might have been incidental contact. 

2:07 p.m.: Robert Kelley breaks off his longest run of the day, a 14-yard burst on first down. The run game hasn't been great, but it has most certainly been serviceable. 

2:01 p.m.: Vikings are putting together a good drive. Stefon Diggs (#HeATerp) moves the chains with a 30-yard catch, and the Vikings plow their way to the goal line. Two plays later and Matt Asiata stumbles into the end zone. Bad guys score. Redskins lead Vikings 14-7.

1:50 p.m.: The Vikings are now 0-for-4 on third downs. The coverage has been tight and the front-seven is getting pressure on Sam Bradford. But remember, the Redskins led the Eagle 14-0 early and they did not exactly coast to an easy victory. Still a lot of football left to be played in this one. 

1:45 p.m.: That's some good Cousinsing.

1:42 p.m.: On the second play of the quarter, Kirk Cousins rolls out ro the right on play-action, then throws across the field to Vernon Davis, who plays his way into the end zone. That caps off a nine-play, 91-yard drive that eats up 4:51 off the clock. Redskins lead Vikings 14-0.

1:40 p.m.: An inspiring first quarter from the Redskins. Despite the run game struggles, the Redskins need to keep pounding the rock with Robert Kelley. He's a low-risk runner and will allow the Redskins to keep the Vikings' defense honest when they decide to open things up.

FIRST QUARTER: Redskins 7, Vikings 0

1:36 p.m.: NSFW Play-by-play.

1:31 p.m.: I'm not going to overreact about the run game. I'm not going to overreact about the run game. I'm not going to overreact about the run game. I'm not going to overreact about the run game. I'm not going to overreact about the run game. I'm not going to overreact about the run game. I'm not going to overreact about the run game. I'm not going to overreact about the run game. I'm not going to overreact about the run game. I'm not going to overreact about the run game. 

1:25 p.m.: Preston Smith sacks Sam Bradford on third-and-15. That is Smith's second full sack of the season.The Redskins are getting to the quarterback, something they've struggled to do at times this season. Our Charley Casserly was adamant this week that hitting BRadford was of the utmost importance. 

1:23 p.m.: Anthony Lanier obliterates Sam Bradford and Jerick McKinnon is tackled six yards behind the line by Su'a Cravens. But on the very next play, the Vikings break off a big play on a Sam Bradford checkdown.

1:18 p.m.: A 10-play, 68-yard drive ends in a touchdown, which is as good a start for the Redskins as you could ask for. 

1:15 p.m.: On third down, Kirk Cousins finds Jamison Crowder at the goal line and he falls backwards into the end zone. TD for the good guys. 7-0

1:12 p.m.: As we're all well aware, the Redskins have had red zone problems. They run it on first down. On second down, Kirk Cousins avoids a sack but nearly throws another end zone INT. Now it looks like Vikings LB Anthony Barr is injured.

1:09 p.m.: Redskins driving. Afte eight plays, they make it to the red zone.

1:07 p.m: Redskins force a 3-and-out. Jamison Crowder fields the punt. No gain.

1:04 p.m.: Not enough potato talk IMO. Potatoes and football. That's what (Landover) Maryland does. 

1:01 p.m.: The Redskins won the toss and elect to kick off. The Vikings take a knee in the end zone and will begin at the 25-yard line. ITS FOOTBALL TIME.


12:56 p.m.: We're a few mintues away from kickoff. It's prediction time: 
JP Finlay: Redskins 24, Vikings 13
Troy Machir: Vikings 24, Redskins 20
Rich Tandler: Redskins 16, Vikings 13

12:44 p.m.: Welp, we have our first eggregious mistake of the day. This fan has a Brandon Scherff-Adrian Peterson split jersey. Unless you are a parent of two players on opposite teams facing off against each other, YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WEAR SPLIT JERSEYS. NEVER EVER.

12:33 p.m.: Three weeks ago, a game vs. the Vikings looked like a very tricky spot for the Redskins. With a litany of tough opponents to follow, a date with the 5-0 Vikings off a bye week looked scary. But Sam Bradford has come back to earth and Balir Walsh struggled in the clutch, and the Vikings now limp into Sunday on the backs of three consecutive losses. Today is gonna be interesting. That is for sure.

12:28 p.m.: It's homecoming weekend for Redskins alumni at FedEx Field. Here are Doug Williams and CSN's own Charley Casserly, two of the many Redskins icons in attendance, posing for the camera.

12:08 p.m.: What are the 5 biggest things to know in advance of Redskins-Vikings? Here's a game preview, courtesy of JP Finlay.

  • Strength vs. Strength
  • Don't sleep on the slump
  • Speaking of Scoring
  • Overhauled O-Line
  • Time to eat

11:55 a.m.: The Inactive List is in: RB Matt Jones is inactive, so is DeSean Jackson. Jones was the starter less than three weeks ago. Now he is a healthy scratch. 

11:45 a.m.: Follow JP Finlay and Rich Tandler, our CSN Redskins Insiders, who are at the stadium and on the sidelines for the pivotal game between the 4-3-1 Redskins and the 5-3 Vikings. 

11:39 a.m.: It's Week 10. The Redskins are playing the Vikings. I am Troy Machir. Follow me on Twitter. You won't regret it.

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Need to Know: The five highest-paid 2018 Redskins

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Need to Know: The five highest-paid 2018 Redskins

Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, February 24, 18 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 five highest-paid Redskins in 2018

Originally published 1/12/18

This is how the five highest-paid Redskins per their 2018 salary cap numbers stack up as of now. The list could change, of course during free agency and if a particular quarterback returns. Cap numbers via Over the Cap.

CB Josh Norman, $17 million—The Redskins do have a window which would allow them to move on from Norman. His $13.5 million salary for this year doesn’t become guaranteed until the fifth day of the league year so it would be “only” a $9 million cap charge to move on from Norman, who turned 30 in December. Don’t look for that to happen but the possibility is there.

OT Trent Williams, $13.86 million—He is one of the best left tackles in the business. Those of you out there who have advocated moving him to left guard should look at this cap number, which is way out of line for what a team can afford to pay a guard. At his pay, he needs to be playing on the edge.

OLB Ryan Kerrigan, $12.45 million—He has delivered double-digit sacks in each of the two seasons that his contract extension has been in effect. That’s good value in a league that values the ability to get to the quarterback.

TE Jordan Reed, $10.14 million—The Redskins knew that he might have a year like last year when he played in only six games when they agreed to Reed’s five-year, $50 million extension. They can live with one such season. If he has another one in 2018 they may rethink things.

G Brandon Scherff, $6.75 million—The fact that a rookie contract is No. 5 on this list is a good sign that, as of now, the Redskins’ cap is not top heavy like it was last year. The top three cap hits from Norman, Williams, and Kirk Cousins totaled $59 million, which was about 35 percent of the cap. This year the total cap numbers of the top three come to $43.3 million, 24.3 percent of the estimated $178 million salary cap.

Next five: OT Morgan Moses ($5.4 million), TE Vernon Davis ($5.33 million), DL Stacy McGee ($4.8 million), DL Terrell McClain ($4.75 million), S D.J. Swearinger ($4.33 million)

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.


Days until:

—NFL Combine (3/1) 5
—NFL Draft (4/26) 61
—2018 NFL season starts (9/9) 197

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Martavis Bryant could make sense for the Redskins, at the right price


Martavis Bryant could make sense for the Redskins, at the right price

A 2017 midseason trade for Martavis Bryant made no sense for the Redskins. A 2018 offseason trade for Martavis Bryant, however, might make sense for the Redskins. 

Bryant is on the trade block, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, and will be an intriguing prospect for receiver-needy teams across the NFL. In parts of three seasons with the Steelers, Bryant has 17 touchdowns and a 15.2 yards-per-reception average. 

A big play threat from any place on the field, Bryant would immediately make the Redskins receiving unit more athletic and explosive. 

It's not all good news with Bryant, though.

He was suspended for the entire 2016 season after repeated drug violations and caused some distraction for Pittsburgh during the 2017 season when he asked for a trade via social media. 


Is the talent enough to overcome the off-field distractions? Many would say it is. 

Last year, in just eight starts, Bryant grabbed 50 catches for more than 600 yards and three TDs. In their lone playoff loss to the Jaguars, Bryant caught two passes for 78 yards and a TD. 

Remember, too, the Steelers have an explosive offense, and Bryant is coupled with Antonio Brown on the receiver front along with Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback and Le'Veon Bell at running back. The Pittsburgh offense is loaded. 

Washington's offense is not nearly the prolific unit that the Steelers send out, but Jay Gruden does design a good offense. 

The real question surrounding any talk of trading for Bryant is the cost.

The Redskins are not in a position to send away any more draft picks this offseason after giving up a third-round pick, in addition to Kendall Fuller, to acquire Alex Smith. Bruce Allen and the Redskins front office need to improve their team in plenty of spots, and the team's draft picks are quite valuable. 

Bryant only has one year remaining on his rookie deal, and it's hard to balance that sort of short-term investment with the value of adding a rookie committed to the team for at least four years. Perhaps a late-round pick would make sense, but it would need to be a sixth-rounder. 

This could be one of those rare situations in the NFL where a player for player swap could work, though pulling that type of maneuver requires a lot of moving parts. 

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