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Skins-Cards prediction: It’s a matter of time

Skins-Cards prediction: It’s a matter of time

To me, the Washington Redskins-Arizona Cardinals game boils down to this: Can the Redskins slow down the Arizona triple threat of Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald, and Anquan Boldin enough to be able to outscore the Cards?

Warner is off to a hot start, bringing back the echoes of 1999. If a team had just one receiver with the combination of size and speed that both Fitzgerald and Boldin bring to the field it would be something to worry about. The fact that both of them are on the field at the same time increases the difficulty exponentially.

The Cardinals' offense has been quite efficient since the trio started playing together. They have posted 20 points or more in their last 10 games and 30 or more in six of those. This year Arizona has scored 54 points in their 2-0 start.

That 2-0 start has come against two teams who were a combined 6-26 last year. While you only can beat who you've played, it is fair to say that the Cardinals haven't been tested this year.

The Redskins have been tested, facing the Super Bowl champs and a Saints team that is expected to contend for the playoffs. The results have been mixed.

The fact that Washington has faced tougher competition is one reason why I'm taking the Redskins in this tossup game. Another one is where the game is being played.

It's not so much that the Redskins get a tremendous home field advantage at FedEx Field. Wild enthusiasm is not always present and what sound is generated escapes into the atmosphere. It is the stadium's location in the Eastern time zone that favor's the Redskins.

The Cardinals have trouble playing on the East coast. Since 2001 they are 2-14 in games played the GMT -5 time zone. That's not a coincidence, that's a trend.

I also think that the Redskins will be able to limit the damage that Warner, Fitzgerald and Boldin inflict. Their trio of cornerbacks—Shawn Springs, Fred Smoot, and Carlos Rogers—are pretty good and add LaRon Landry into the mix and you'll have a pretty effective force that should contain the Arizona passing offense. Should Andre Carter and Jason Taylor start to get that bookend pass rushing thing going on, so much the better.

It would not shock me if Arizona won the game. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me in the least. But the time zone and the Washington DB's give a slight edge to the Redskins.

Redskins 24, Cardinals 21

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Zach Brown's Twitter frustration not aimed at Redskins, per source

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Zach Brown's Twitter frustration not aimed at Redskins, per source

Redskins fans desperately want Zach Brown back on the roster for the 2018 season, and a Wednesday morning tweet made many Washington fans freak out when the linebacker posted, "I guess the respect level is still low..."

Don't freak out Redskin fans.

The tweet has nothing to do with contract negotiations between Brown and the Redskins, per a source with knowledge of the situation.

Instead, this is about a recent addition to the Pro Bowl. 

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Tuesday night, the NFL announced Falcons linebacker Deion Jones would replace injured Panthers LB Luke Kuechly in the Pro Bowl. 

Brown made the Pro Bowl in 2016 playing with the Bills, and during Pro Bowl voting earlier this season his Twitter feed had many messages supporting a second straight trip. 

Jones had a strong season for a good Falcons defense, but he finished with just 11 more tackles than Brown despite playing in three more games.

In fact, Brown was the leading tackler in the NFL before missing the final three games of the season with a litany of injuries. Remarkably, Brown kept the NFL tackle lead after he missed Week 15, though the rest of the leauge caught up to him by Week 16. Playing in only 13 games, Brown still finished ninth in the NFL in tackles, and also added 2.5 sacks. 

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Josh Norman wears a kilt during Scotland trip and it's hilarious (VIDEO)

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Josh Norman wears a kilt during Scotland trip and it's hilarious (VIDEO)

Josh Norman traveled to Scotland as part of an NFL promotional trip, and in turn, Josh Norman wore a kilt. 

It's awesome. 

Norman, along with Broncos wideout Emmanuel Sanders, decided to give the traditional Scottish formal attire a try, and the results were spectacular.

Norman even broke out in a tradional Scottish jig, sending the folks in the Glasgow audience into a frenzy.

Norman likes to have fun, and though the 2017 season didn't provide him many opportunities to do so, he's taking advantage while overseas. After Glasgow, Norman and the NFL crew went to Manchester, England, where he caught up with old friend and Manchester United star Paul Pogba for a jersey exchange.

Remember, Pogba hung out with the Redskins when the team played in London in 2016, and joined the Redskins Extra crew after the game. 

Plenty more cool pictures and videos from Norman's trip available via @NFLUK.

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