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Don’t think FedEx Field can play like a slip 'n slide? Just ask Matt Ioannidis

Don’t think FedEx Field can play like a slip 'n slide? Just ask Matt Ioannidis

The Redskins played host to the 49ers in Week 7 amid constant downpour that began well before kickoff. Both teams struggled to deal with the conditions, but a play late in the second quarter just about summed up how tough it was for players to find any footing.

That’s Redskins defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis, who almost turned a dive attempt into a shoestring tackle by sliding across the field. The referees have been able to dry the ball in between plays, but there hasn’t been much the crew has been able to do about the grass.

As NBC Sports Washington’s JP Finlay reported before the game, the puddles were already beginning to form during pregame warmups.

The game was already expected to be a low-scoring affair, but the conditions have only made points even harder to come by.

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Adrian Peterson ties Walter Payton on the All-Time Rushing Touchdowns list

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Adrian Peterson ties Walter Payton on the All-Time Rushing Touchdowns list

Adrian Peterson is no stranger to the record books. Throughout his illustrious career, the dominant running back has accomplished many feats that will allow him to go down as one of the best to ever do it when he decides to call it a career.

But, until that time comes, he'll just continue to move up on lists and set records. The latest came on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles when Peterson found the end zone on a 10-yard rush. With the score, he tied Walter Payton for fourth all-time on the rushing touchdowns list with 110.

Another achievement in what has been a phenomenal career, the 34-year-old runner has shown no signs of slowing down in 2019. Entering Week 15, Peterson needed 282 yards to reach 1,000 on the year. Getting to that mark would put AP in some rare company

As long as Adrian Peterson is on the field, no record is safe.

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Redskins fight to the finish with Eagles behind Dwayne Haskins' best day so far

Redskins fight to the finish with Eagles behind Dwayne Haskins' best day so far

On a day when Urban Meyer watched the Redskins from Washington owner Dan Snyder's suite, somehow the biggest names still came from the field. That's how good Dwayne Haskins played (perhaps until the last play.) 

The rookie quarterback played his best game as a professional, throwing for more than 261 yards, a career-high. He connected on two first-half touchdowns to fellow rookies Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims, and Haskins - for most of the game - also showed plenty of quickness and good decision making with his feet, picking up more than 20 yards on the ground. 

Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan named Haskins the starter in Buffalo, six weeks ago, and the performances have been inconsistent. He's shown his big arm but has struggled with accuracy. On Sunday against the Eagles, he looked like the same QB that threw 50 touchdowns last year at Ohio State. 

More than just the statistics, Haskins remained poised behind the line of scrimmage and in command of the Redskins offense. Give credit to Washington offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell for a well designed game plan, as well as a solid rushing day from Adrian Peterson. Both those factors help Haskins get comfortable. 

This was exactly the performance the Redskins needed to see from their rookie. Draft position alone would not necessarily guarantee that a new head coach would have full trust in Haskins next season, but now the front office and ownership can point to this game against the Eagles for not just potential but production. 

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