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Redskins-Vikings Live Blog: Scores, Stats, Highlights, Updates, Analysis


Redskins-Vikings Live Blog: Scores, Stats, Highlights, Updates, Analysis

The Vikings are up next for the Redskins as they make a push for the playoffs.

Week 10 is here, which means the Redskins are looking to put together another winning streak.

Following a unexepected road-win against the surging Seahawks, the Redskins sit at .500 with the VIkings coming to FedEx Field for a 1:00 p.m. ET showdown on Sunday. Sam Bradford is on IR and Teddy Bridgewater is back for the Vikings, but expect Case Keenum to get the start at quarterback for the Vikings today.

Redskins Kickoff with Chick Hernandez, Brian Mitchell and Trevor Matich airs live at 12:00 p.m. The trio returns on NBC Sports Washington at 4:00 p.m.. ET for Redskins Extra, followed by Redskins Overtime. (Channel Finder)

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Redskins vs. Vikings Live Blog:


3:40 PM: Former Redskin Kai Forbath drills a long FG. ugh. Vikings lead 35-27.

3:32 PM: Kirk Cousins plows into the end zone and it looks like a TD. Things got weird at the end, but we'll wait for the official review.

3:29 PM: D.J. SWEARINGER INTERCEPTION AGAIN! That is his first career two-interception game. Big plays from the defensive leader.


3:07 PM: The Redskins can't find paydirt from four yards out. Cousins went to Crowder twice. No dice. They settle for a Nick Rose FG. Vikings lead 35-20.

3:06 PM: It's been this type of day.

3:05 PM: Jamison Crowder can't handle a low pass from Kirk Cousins, but on the very next play, Crowder goes deep and Cousins finds him near the goal line. The Redskins need seven points here. 

3:00 PM: Redskins are driving. Semaje Perine and Chris Thompson gaining a chuink of yards on back-to-back carries.

2:57 PM: The VIkings have scored 21 unanswered points in just over four minutes of game time. That is not great.

2:55 PM: Jarius Wright dives across the goal line and the Vikings score ... again. Case Keenum is 14-for-18 for 250 yards and four touchdowns. Vikings lead 35-17.

2:50 PM: The second half begins with the Vikings moving the chains. This could get ugly in a hurry.


2:25 PM: Surprise, surprise. Case Keenum finds Adam Theilen in the end zone. Vikings lead 28-17.

2:20 PM: More Adam Theilen. This is the "Adam Theilen Game."

2:10 PM: Adam Theilen continues to burn the Redskins. Case Keenum is looking like a Pro Bowler.

2:05 PM: A nice look Redskins' drive ends with a Kirk Cousins TD. Redskins lead 17-14.

2:03 PM: UPDATE: Ryan Grant is officially out with a concussion. This is how it happened.

2:02 PM: We have a Jamison Crowder sighting. The Redskins are moving the ball down the field very nicely.

1:55 PM: There's that Stefon Diggs guy again. Keenum rolls out of the pocekt and zings a short pass to Diggs in the near corner of the end zone. Vikings lead 14-10.

1:53 PM: The Redskins defense has not been as strong on the receivers as in past weeks, but credit the Vikings for that. Lots of routes that create major separation.

1:50 PM: Fantasy Football stud Adam Thelen just burned the Redskins secondary for a huge gain. Deceptive speed.


1:45 PM: Nick Rose kicks a field goal. Redskins lead 10-7.

1:40 PM: Rob Kelley gets the handoff on the next play and promptly fumbles the rock. It looks like he was down before the ball fell out. And now Kelley is injured.

1:38 PM: Redskins go for it on fourth down, just their fifth attempt of the season. Chris Thompson runs around Eric Kendricks and Kirk Cousins finds him down the field for a 20-yard gain. That was a great play call.

1:35 PM: Kirk Cousins fakes the handoff, rolls out and connects on a short pass with Ryan Grant, who is absolutely obliterated by Linval Joseph. What a hit. Grant is not slowly making his way to the sidelines. He's going to get checked out by the medical staff after that hit. 

1:30 PM: Case Keenum has only been sacked five times this season. Preston Smith gets to Keenum and pressures him to make a bad throw. No sack, but fourth down is up next. That'll work.

1:25 PM: The Redskins' first drive went 75 yards in seven plays, taking just over four minutes, resulting in a touchdown. Their second drive was three plays for 11 yards, resulting in a punt. 

1:22 PM: Stefon Diggs torched the Redskins for over 125 yards in their game last year. He's almost halfway there after one play. No defense necessary today.

1:19 PM: Case Keenum responds with a 65-yard pass to former Terp Stefon Diggs, who is tackled at the goal line. Latavius Murray plows through on the next play and it's now tied, 7-7. 

1:17 PM: And of course Harris is the first guy downt he field on special teams.

1:15 PM: Here is the Maurice Harris catch. It's beautiful. Redskins lead, 7-0.

1:13 PM: Maurice Harris was on the practice squad last week. Not any more, not after that beautiful 36-yard TD catch from Kirk Cousins. Oh my. You will be seeing that again and again.


1:09 PM: Chris Thompson getting involved early. First a handoff that he takes for a handful of yards. Then a pass in the flats.

1:00 PM: The Redskins start with the ball. Let's do this thing.


12:59 PM: Opponent or not, it's great to see Teddy Bridgewater back on the field.

12:40 PM: Like We mentioned above, Case Keenum is starting at QB for the Vikings today. But there is still a slight possibillity that Teddy Bridgewater gets some snaps. The former Louisville star has been out of action since suffering a  brutal, non-contact knee injury in practice last season.

12:30 PM: The #RedskinsTalk tailgate is over now, but you can re-watch the entire thing. It was a lot of fun, even though I didn't get the invite.

12:15 PM: Deion Sanders in the house!?!?!

12:10 PM: The Inactives list is here. Trent Williams is back. Which is huge. So is the absence of Everson Griffin for the Vikings. That should make Kirk Cousins' day a lot less stressful.

12:00 PM: As you will notice below, I'm not there. Thanks because JP Finlay once again did not invite me. This will not stand. If you want to follow him on Twitter, sure, fine do it, but give him crap, for me.

11:50 AM: We held a special edition of the #RedskinsTalk podcast smackdab in the middle of a tailgate prior to Redskins-VIkings. You can watch the entire thing RIGHT HERE.

11:45 AM: It's me, Troy Machir again. I'm back for another Redskins Live Blog. I'm the main Internet guy around these parts. We got something special brewing this week, so listen up.

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The best players on the Redskins according to their Madden 19 ratings

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The best players on the Redskins according to their Madden 19 ratings

Madden 19 won't be released to the public until August 10, but the player ratings for the top players on each NFL team have been released.

The video reaches the Redskins a little after four minutes in. The top nine players on the Redskins, according to their Madden 19 overall ratings are as follows:

  1. LT Trent Williams, 91
  2. RG Brandon Scherff, 88
  3. FS D.J. Swearinger, 86
  4. MLB Zach Brown, 85
  5. CB Josh Norman, 84
  6. RB Chris Thompson, 83
  7. WR Paul Richardson, 83
  8. QB Alex Smith, 81
  9. WR Jamison Crowder, 81

The list has Washington's two best linemen up top followed by its best skill position players and Zach Brown. Beyond Williams and Sherff, there's some debate to be had. Both Richardson and Crowder can make a serious case to be the team's best receiver. Crowder had 22 more receptions and 86 more yards than Richardson in 2017, but Richardson had six touchdowns to Crowder's three.

Smith is coming off arguably the best season of his career with Kansas City. He put up over 4,000 passing yards for the first time in his career, posted career bests in quarterback rating, touchdown passes, interception percentage and completions. His rating as the fifth-best offensive player behind two other skill position players seems off.

These rankings will change throughout the season as more updates become available, but this is what there is to work with right now.


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Redskins schedule preview: Week 15 vs. Jaguars

Redskins schedule preview: Week 15 vs. Jaguars

We’re previewing every game of the 2018 season with a look forward and a look back. Up today, it’s the game against the Jaguars. 

Week 15 December 16, TIAA Bank Field

2017 Jaguars: 10-6, First in AFC South, lost AFC championship game 

Projected 2018 wins per Westgate SuperBook: 9

Early line: Redskins +8

Key additions: G Andrew Norwell, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, WR Donte Moncrief, 

Key losses:WR Allen Hurns, WR Allen Robinson

Biggest questions: 

  • QB Blake Bortles was very inconsistent during the season and there was talk of the team looking for a replacement for him prior to their run in the playoffs. Does he have what it takes to get the team back into serious contention. 
  • The team also got an inconsistent season out of RB Leonard Fournette, the No. 4 pick in the draft. Can he put together the monster season that would justify his draft status and help elevate the Jaguars to elite status. 
  • The Jaguars went from 25thin scoring defense in 2016 to second last year. Will they fall back to the pack this year?

Series history

The Redskins lead the all-time series 5-1. The Jaguars only win against them came in 2002.

Series notables

The first time: September 28, 1997, Jack Kent Cooke Stadium—In the second game ever played at the Redskins’ new stadium, Jacksonville took a 9-0 lead in the second quarter, but then-Jags QB Mark Brunell threw a pair of interceptions that set up two Washington touchdowns and the Redskins won 24-12. Gus Frerotte threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns and Terry Allen gained 122 yards on 36 carries. 

The last time: November 14, 2012, FedEx Field—Jay Gruden got his first win as the Redskins’ head coach in this one. Robert Griffin III went out of this game early with an injury and Kirk Cousins passed for 250 yards and two touchdowns in his place. It was the defense that dominated this game, racking up 10 sacks, tying the team record set in 1977. Ryan Kerrigan got four of those sacks, tying the team individual record for sacks in a game. The Redskins won 41-10.

The best time: October 1, 2006, FedEx Field—A taught, exciting game came to an explosive end when Santana Moss snared a pass that Mark Brunell perhaps should not have thrown and streaked to the end zone, giving the Redskins a 36-30 overtime win over Jacksonville.

The reason the throw was risky was that two defenders were near Moss as Brunell fired it to the speedy receiver. Somehow both of them missed it. Moss grabbed it, spun around and bolted the rest of the way to complete the 68-yard game winner.

It was Moss’ third touchdown reception of the day. In the first quarter, he caught a long pass from Brunell and executed a nifty spin move near the goal line to complete the 55-yard touchdown play. An eight-yard Moss TD catch early in the third quarter put the Redskins up by 10 but the Jags battled back to tie it with six seconds left. That set up Moss’ overtime heroics. 

The worst time: November 10, 2002, Alltel Stadium—The Redskins came into the game riding a two-game winning streak and at 4-4 they were squarely in playoff contention. A strong running game had been their best asset during their surge to .500 and, with the Jaguars sporting the worst run defense in the NFL, there was every reason to believe that the Redskins would take the land route to another win.

But coach Steve Spurrier had different ideas. "I was dumb enough to think we could throw it up and down the field," Spurrier said. "We ran a little bit here and there. We had a little success there early, and I got away from it too much. The second quarter, I kept thinking at midfield, we could throw the ball from there. But we didn't do it very well. So, looking back, I called a lousy game."

His defense didn’t play very well either. The Redskins scored first but the Jaguars scored 26 unanswered points and came out with a 26-7 win.

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