For anyone who bet on the Redskins spread, things looked really good early on.
The Burgundy and Gold were near-consensus 10-point underdogs to the Philadelphia Eagles entering Sunday's contest. But the game unfolded in Washington's favor early in Philadelphia. A 70-yard touchdown pass from Case Keenum to rookie wide receiver Terry McLaurin gave the Redskins an unexpected 17-0 lead in the second corner.
Washington entered the halftime break with a commanding 13-point lead.
But that's when things turned a complete 180 degrees for Washington. Since McLaurin's touchdown, the Eagles completely dominated Washington in all three phases, going on a 32-3 scoring run.
So when a 22-yard Jake Elliott field goal extended the Eagles lead to 32-20 with just over three minutes remaining in the game, Philadelphia bettors rejoiced. Washington had done nothing in the second half for anyone to think they would score again.
On the ensuing Redskins drive, for the first time in the second half, they were able to move the ball. A late, garbage-time touchdown pass from Case Keenum to Trey Quinn with just six seconds remaining gave Redskins' bettors a 32-27 backdoor cover.
Sure, Washington did not win outright, which will be disappointing to many considering they had a three-possession lead at one point. But those who thought that the Eagles were favored by double-digits was far too high ended up being right.
Even if the cover came in the least expected way.
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Trent Williams is defending his dogs after neighbors of a home registered to him in Missouri City, Texas say the Redskins' lineman's dogs brutally killed their dog.
The neighbor's dog, Sandy, according to reports, died after being mauled and dragged under an iron fence on their own property.
According to Williams, the attack began after Sandy instigated conflict with one of Williams' smaller pets. Williams felt his dogs did nothing wrong and said the animals were defending the smaller dog, who is fighting for its life after $5,000 in medical bills.
Williams told FOX 26 Houston that the situation was "dogs doing what dogs do."
In comments to local television stations, Sandy's owner's described how they found their dog.
"I found my dog halfway ripped apart, head and one leg on the other side of the fence, two of those stakes ripped through the body and one leg just dangling," said Jerry Flowers.
"They drug her head through the fence," Linda Flowers said. "Half of her body was through the wrought iron fence."
Animal control and local police are no longer investigating the incident according to ABC 13. Williams was not cited for the incident.
Williams is on the non-football injury list for the Washington Redskins after ending his holdout halfway through the season.
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The Redskins moved outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan to the injured reserve after he injured his calf last week against Green Bay. He will miss the remainder of the season.
Kerrigan had started every game for Washington since 2011 until just three weeks ago, one of the most impressive streaks in the NFL at 139 straight starts.
He missed the Panthers game due to a concussion, was able to come back from the Packers game and then hurt his calf.
After three straight seasons with double-digit sacks, Kerrigan’s numbers were down this year. He will finish the season with just 5.5 sacks after posting 37 over the last few years.
Dexter Manley holds the Redskins franchise record with 91 sacks. After bringing down Aaron Rodgers last week in Green Bay before his injury, Kerrigan got to 90 sacks.
If he comes back healthy in 2020, Kerrigan would look prime to break the franchise record. He will be in the last year of his contract, however, and will account for nearly $12 million against the salary cap.
Should Washington release Kerrigan, which was once unthinkable, it would carry no salary cap hit.
To replace Kerrigan on the active roster the Redskins signed Caleb Wilson from the Cardinals practice squad.
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