NEW YORK (AP) The Redskins' victory over the Cowboys with a playoff berth on the line was the highest-rated ``Sunday Night Football'' game since NBC picked up the package in 2006.
Washington won the regular-season finale 28-18 to clinch the NFC East and eliminate archrival Dallas from playoff contention. The network said Thursday that the game received a 17 rating and 27 share. The 30.3 million viewers were up 10 percent from the previous record for last year's Cowboys-Giants game in the same slot with the same stakes, which wasn't as close.
Ratings measure the percentage of homes with televisions tuned into a program. Shares represent the percentage of those with TVs in use at the time.
Two days after claiming his 15th victory of the season, Nationals' pitcher Stephen Strasburg received a visit from a very special fan.
The legend. Jack White.
Strasburg has sported the walk-up song, Seven Nation Army, since 2010; the song was created by rock duo "The White Stripes," which was made up of Jack White and Meg White.
With the amount of success Strasburg has seen in his career don't expect him to change his walk-up song anytime soon.
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The Redskins added some linebacker depth Saturday afternoon by signing former Texas LB Gary Johnson, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported.
Johnson, 23, was released by the Kansas City Chiefs back in June following mandatory minicamp.
This signing immediately addresses a position of need as Washington's linebacker room is banged up. Reuben Foster was ruled out of the entire season due to a torn ACL he suffered in May, Josh Harvey-Clemmons is going through concussion protocol while strengthening an ailing knee, and Shaun Dion Hamilton is still questionable with a chest injury.
In his two seasons at Texas, Johnson tallied 147 tackles, 8.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and two pass breakups in 23 games.
Johnson took to Twitter to celebrate his latest opportunity in the nation's capital:
Johnson's Twitter profile also features the statement "I Hate QB's & RB's."
It's fair to say the Redskins are always on the lookout for defensive guys with that mentality.
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