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Redskins vs. 49ers: Score, stats, highlights, analysis, live updates


Redskins vs. 49ers: Score, stats, highlights, analysis, live updates

The Redskins are back on the field and back at home on Sunday with the 49ers in town for a Week 6 matchup.

It's been 13 days since the Redskins last took the field, a Monday Night road loss to the Chiefs. But with almost two weeks of rest, it's time to get back to action.

The 49ers present a great opportunity for the Redskins to re-establish themselves and start the stretch run with a solid victory against a highly beatable team.

The Week 6 game between the Redskins and the 49ers takes place at 1:00 p.m. ET on on Sunday at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.

Redskins Kickoff with Chick Hernandez, Brian Mitchell and Trevor Matich gets us going at Noon on NBS Sports Washington. The trio returns after the game for Redskins Extra (Channel Finder). 

And don't forget to join Michael Jenkins and Santana Moss for Halftime Live on the NBC Sports Washington page

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4:15 PM: ALDRICK ROBINSON TOUCHDO.... Wait a minute, he doesn't play for the Redskins any more. Oh no. That is not good. It's now 26-24 Redskins with two minutes left. That missed extra point looms large right about now.

4:10 PM: KIRK COUSINS GOT DAD SPEED. KIRK COUSINS SCORES A READ OPTION TD. Redskins lead 27-17. Wait, nevermind. It's 26-17. Dustin Hopkins missed the extra point. 

4:05 PM: Redskins looking to close in on a win with heavy doses of ... Vernon Davis and Ryan Grant? Hey, if it works, keep doing it. 

4:00 PM: cousins fakes the screen pass, double pumps and throws a fade to the end zone. Terrelle Pryor can't reel it in, but I LOOOOOOVVVVVVEEEEEE that playcall, fade or not. Almost had it.

3:55 PM: Vernon Davis is a pro's pro. A major pickup there after the catch from Kirk Cousins. Redskins now deep in 49ers territory with five minutes remaining.

3:50 PM: Jonathan Allen is now questionable for return with a foot injury, per Redskins PR.

3:45 PM: Oh no. Jonathan Allen is slow to get up after a key third down stop. He walked off with trainers. Definitely something to monitor.

3:40 PM: Dustin Hopkins kicks another FG and it's now 20-17 Redskins.

3:30 PM: Carlos Hyde scores. It's now a tie game. Ugh.

3:25 PM: So, the play stands. Kinda. The 49ers get the ball, but it's not a touchdown. They get the ball in the red zone tho.

3:20 PM: Ray-Ray Armstrong appears to strip Vernon Davis after a catch and Jimmy Ward takes the fumble to the house for a touchdown. But did Vernon Davis' elbow hit the ground? They're going to review this one. I'm not exactly sure what the right call is.

3:00 PM: Had to go snag some pizza. It was good. Now, back to football. 


2:30 PM: 49ers get a Carlos Hyde touchdown at the horn and the Redskins enter the halftime break leading 17-7.

2:25 PM: Dustin Hopkins sinks a 48-yard field goal and the Redskins now lead 17-0.

2:15 PM: If that name sounds familiar, it's because it is familiar. CJ Beathard is the grandson of legendary Redskins general manager Bobby Beathard.

2:12 PM: OOOOH A QUARTERBACK CHANGE! Not for the Redskins tho. Former Iowa Hawkeye CJ Beathard is coming in as Kyle Shanahan looks to be benching Brian Hoyer.

2:08 PM: Kirk Cousins missed a route badly and Jimmy Ward picks him off. But it will come back after being ruled incomplete. Wait nevermind, on the very next play, Cousins tries to go deep to the other side of the field, and he's picked off again. Wooof.

2:07 PM: Brandon Scherff is out here trucking dudes.

2:05 PM: Bashaud Breeland is questionable for return with a hamstring injury. OH GOD PLEASE NO.

2:00 PM: The 49ers finally got a first down conversion. It took them almost an hour. Oh hey look, they're punting again. This is fun.

1:50 PM: Semaje Perine scores his first career NFL TD on a pass out of the backfield. Kirk Cousins was 6-of-7 on that drive and Jordan Reed caught three passes. That is some good work. Redskins 14, 49ers 0.

1:45 PM: Kirk Cousins now getting Jordan Reed involved, but as a result, the running game has stalled a bit.

1:40 PM: 49ers punt, and the Redskins will take over, looking to put more points on the board.


1:38 PM: That looks incomplete, but hey, we'll take the touchdown.

1:35 PM: Hoyer sacked again. This time, the ball pops out and D.J. Swearinger scoops the ball up and runs it in for a touchdown. Mason Foster brought the pressure. Ruling on the field is a fumble and a touchdown. The referees will review this one.

1:30 PM: here's something interesting. Chris Thompson is eviscerating the 49ers' defense. That's not what is interesting. What's interesting is that Thompson. who thrives in third-down situations, was not in on third-and-1. Mack Brown got the call instead, and the Redskins went backwards. They'll have to punt. Weird. 

1:20 PM: Preston Smith sacks Brian Hoyer. He just ate Joe Staley's lunch. Not many are able to do that.

1:15 PM: Zach Brown sure is fun to watch. He crushes dudes. It's painful, but fun. 49ers RB Carlos Hyde is going to be hurting for days.


1:08 PM: Redskins putting together a nice drive, leaning heavily on the running backs. Semaje Perine picks up 16 yards on a short pass. Thompson carves up a 5-yard hole. 

1:05 PM: nevermind. All good. Chris Thompson recognizes the the blitz,, and fakes a block, slipping into the flat and catching a pass. He takes off for a 23-yard gain.

1:03 PM: Chris Thompson fumbles, Trent Williams falls on it. Not a great start.

1:01 PM: Redskins start with the ball. Let's football.


12:59 PM: Trollololololol.

12:50 PM: Pregame is about to wrap up. To recap: Trent Williams will play, Terrelle Pryor needs to step up, Josh Brolin is in the house, Cooper Cousins made his FedEx Field debut and JP Finlay has bad food opinions. Also, JP Finlay needs to get me on the podcast. If you see him, please let him know.

12:40 PM: Speaking of celebrities, did you know that Josh brolin is a big Redskins fan? He was great in "Goonies," and "Thrashin'." Oh, and like 50 other movies. He's really good at his job.

12:25 PM: Local celebrity Mitch Tischler is on baby duty today. 

12:10 PM: The only Week 6 pregame screengrab you need to see.

11:35 AM: Take a look at the 49ers capitains for today's game. Notice anything? Yep. Who do they think they are, the Rams?

11:30 AM: Finally some great injury news. Trent Williams will be in uniform today. 

11:25 AM: Speaking of football, here's a baby.

That's Cooper Cousins, Kirk and Julie's firstborn son, who was conveniently born right around the time the Redskins went on their bye week. Week 6 marks Cooper's first of many trips to the football stadium to watch dad sling the pigskin.

11:20 AM: Okay. That felt good. Now, back to preparing for Week 6.

11:15 AM: You know what? I can't shake this. We need to talk about hot dogs for a second. JP Finlay thinks it is acceptable to put ketchup on a hot dog. He also believes it is acceptible to mix ketchcup with relish and sauerkraut. Also, he also hates mustard and onions. This pratice is abhorant, and his opinion is borderline offensive. I just cannot let this go. OK, here are the facts: When a hot dog is on a bun, there is to be no ketchup. You may eat the hot dog "neat," or you may add any of the following: mustard, onions, sauerkraut, relish, or mayonaisse. You may only use ketchup when said hot dog has been sliced into tiny pieces, as one would prepare for a toddler or small child. These are the facts. 

11:05 AM: And if you get the chance, let JP Finlay know that he needs to have me on the podcast. He's been ignoring my calls. Also, he thinks onions are gross, which — as an opinion — is gross.

11:00 AM:  Welcome to NBC Sports Washington's Week 6 live blog of the Redskins vs. 49ers It's me, Troy Machir again. You can follow JP Finlay and Rich Tandler too if you'd like, I guess. They're back at FedEx Field for the Redskins' first game in 12 days.

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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Roster competition, Brown vs. Pryor

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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Roster competition, Brown vs. Pryor

Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 23, 33 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp.  

The Redskins week that was

A look at some of the most popular posts and hottest topics of the week on Real Redskins  and NBC Sports Washington.

Post-minicamp Redskins 53-man roster projection—Defense—NFL coaches and others like to tell you that competition determines who wins roster spots in the league. And that may be true to an extent. But many roster spots are predetermined by a player’s contract situation and/or draft status. It is unlikely that an undrafted player like Fish Smithson will win a roster spot over Troy Apke even if the former outperforms the latter in every way during training camp. Apke was a fourth-round pick and they aren’t going to give up on him in favor of an undrafted player. It would cost $3.2 million in dead cap to cut Stacy McGee and only $150,000 to move on from Ziggy Hood so McGee will win a “competition” that is even remotely close. (Offensive projection here)

Redskins will 'have it out' for Terrelle Pryor at training camp—While this is something that could add a little spice to the Jets’ visit to Richmond, don’t look for much of anything to happen. Zach Brown might give a little extra shove to Pryor here and there but he’s not going to do anything that will draw blood or even cause a deep bruise. If nothing else, a big hit on Pryor would invite retaliation by the Jets on Josh Doctson or Paul Richardson. And that might lead to more retaliation and you end up with a brawl like the Redskins and Texans had a couple of years ago.

Trent Williams very much of approves of Smith and Guice—Williams is going into his ninth NFL season and he has yet to be on the winning side of a playoff game. He thinks that Alex Smith and Derrius Guice can help change that. 

The curious case of Alex Smith and the NFL Top 100 list—I normally greet this list with a big yawn and this year was no exception. But I do find the omission of Smith, who led the NFL in passer rating and was third in adjusted net yards per attempt, odd. In an update to this post, the NFL released the names of the top 10 players and Smith is not on it. He shouldn’t be, but he should be somewhere on the 100, perhaps in the middle of the pack. The only Redskins player to appear on the list was Trent Williams at No. 57.

The Redskins' best players who are 25 or younger—It’s likely that nine players who are 25 or younger will line up as starters for the Redskins this year. I don’t have a rundown of how that compares to the rest of the league but it’s notable that in the last two years six of them have replaced players who were either approaching age 30 or over it. I’ll engage in some speculation here and say that five of the young players—Daron Payne, Derrius Guice, Preston Smith, Jonathan Allen, and Montae Nicholson—are good enough to potentially make a Pro Bowl at some point in their careers. 

Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page, follow him on Twitter  @TandlerNBCSand on Instagram @RichTandler

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Former Redskins defensive tackle Dave Butz was born on this date in 1950. 

Days until:

—Training camp starts (7/26) 33
—Preseason opener @ Patriots (8/9) 47
—Roster cut to 53 (9/1) 70

The Redskins last played a game 174 days ago. They will open the 2018 NFL season at the Cardinals in 78 days. 

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Redskins schedule preview: Week 16 vs. Titans

Redskins schedule preview: Week 16 vs. Titans

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 Titans. 

Week 16 December 22 or 23, Nissan Stadium (the date of the game will be determined no later than Week 8 in early November)

2017 Titans: 9-7, Second in AFC South, lost in the divisional round 

Projected 2018 wins per Westgate SuperBook: 8

Early line: Redskins +5.5

Key additions: CB Malcolm Butler, DT Bennie Logan, RB Dion Lewis

Key losses: DT Sylvester Williams, RB DeMarco Murray

Biggest questions: 

  • QB Marcus Mariota improved from his rookie year and had a solid 2016. But he regressed last season. In which direction is his career headed?
  • After head coach Mike Mularkey took the Titans to the second round of the playoffs he was summarily fired. Will they regret making to switch to Mike Vrabel?

Series history

The all-time series between the two teams is tied a 6-6; the teams split six games when the franchise was the Houston Oilers and they have gong 3-3 since the move to Tennessee. 

Series notables

The first time: October 10, 1971, RFK Stadium—The Redskins offense didn’t score a touchdown but that often didn’t matter when George Allen was the head coach as they still won 22-13. Washington’s scoring came on five Curt Knight field goals and on an 18-yard interception return by defensive end Ron McDole. That touchdown came on one of five takeaways by the Redskins defense. 

The last time: October 19, 2014, FedEx Field—Quarterback Kirk Cousins was struggling in the first half, losing a fumble and throwing a head-scratching interception. With the Redskins trailing the 2-4 Titans 10-6, Jay Gruden decided it was time for a change and Colt McCoy came in to play QB in the second half. 

Things clicked immediately as McCoy threw a short pass to Pierre Garçon, who turned upfield and rolled in for a 70-yard touchdown. It was back and forth in the second half and the Redskins were trailing 17-16 when they got the ball on their own 20 with 3:14 to play. McCoy led a 10-play drive that consumed all of the remaining time and culminated in a 22-yard Kai Forbath field goal to win it 19-17. 

The best time: November 3, 1991, RFK Stadium—To win nine straight NFL games to start out a season, you need solid blocking, accurate passing, hard-hitting tackling, inspired play calling, crisp execution and, as was the case today, a little bit of luck. Chip Lohmiller kicked a 41-yard field goal for Washington to give the Redskins a 16-13 overtime win over Houston. Darrell Green’s interception at the Houston 33 set up the kick. All of that, however, would not have happened if not for Oiler placekicker Ian Howfield. 

After Houston tied the game on a one-yard run by Lorenzo White with 1:42 left in the game, Brian Mitchell fumbled the ensuing kickoff, giving the Oilers prime field position. Howfield came in for a 33-yard field goal attempt with one second left. It appeared that the winning streak would end at eight. “You don’t exactly give up, but you’re not far from it,” said Andre Collins. 

The snap was perfect as was the hold, but Howfield’s kick was wide right. 

On Houston’s second offensive play of overtime, Oiler quarterback Warren Moon got bumped as he threw an out pass and Green picked it off. Three Ernest Byner runs preceded Lohmiller’s game-ending kick. 

The worst time: October 30, 1988, Astrodome—Washington entered the contest riding a three-game winning streak and appeared to be rounding into form to defend their Super Bowl title. Warren Moon threw three touchdown passes to Drew Hill, however, and the Redskins took a 41-17 whipping that wasn’t even as close as the final score would indicate.

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Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page,  and follow him on Twitter  @TandlerNBCS  and on Instagram @RichTandler