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In a season of embarrassments, Redskins final game delivers more of the same

In a season of embarrassments, Redskins final game delivers more of the same

If nothing went well for the Redskins in the last two months, Sunday's season finale was a fitting end. The game was ugly, and the crowd was even worse. 

The Redskins lost 24-0 to the Eagles, and the scene at FedEx Field was obviously green. Philadelphia fans invaded their southern neighbor, and by and large, were met with little opposition. 

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1. Sea of Green: 

The amount of Eagles fans in the crowd was undeniable. When the Redskins ran out for pregame warmups, the home team got booed. Anywhere in the lower bowl was dominated by Philly fans. Anywhere in the club level was dominated by Philly fans. Anywhere in the upper level was dominated by Philly fans. There were lots of Philly fans, but on a day where a positive note would be nice, it was probably the most full FedEx Field has been this season. 

2. One-Sided Affair:

When the Redskins were winning games earlier this year, a huge part of the formula was controlling time of possession. On Sunday, the Eagles copied that plan. At halftime, Philly dominated the time of possession nearly 3 to 1. It only got worse in the third quarter, when the Redskins only ran three offensive plays to the Eagles 19. 

3. The Fun is Over:

Since Josh Johnson took over as the Redskins starting quarterback, it's been mostly fun to watch. The stats haven't been strong, but he's largely played well and kept the Redskins out of negative situations. That stopped Sunday. With 10 minutes left in the game, Johnson was 6 of 19 for 47 yards with an interception. His QB rating? 19. 

4. Record Store:

Eagles QB Nick Foles tied an NFL record with 25 straight completions. That's absurd. Before leaving the game in the second half, Foles completed 28 of 33 passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns and one interception. Foles was dialed in and found little resistance from the Washington defense. 

5. Total Domination:

The Eagles demolished the Redskins on their home field. The final score of 24-0 only tells part of the story. With seven minutes left in the fourth quarter, Philly had more than 350 yards of total offense. Washington had 47. The Eagles had 121 rushing yards. Washington had 14. The Redskins got two yards of offense in the first quarter of the game. Two. The Redskins offense didn't convert a third down the entire game.

When Eagles backup QB Nate Sudfeld came into the game for the injured Nick Foles, he threw his first ever NFL touchdown. Don't forget the Redskins drafted Sudfeld three years ago, and he sure would have been a nice option for Washington late this season when the team was on their fourth quarterback. 

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    Eagles 'threatened to fire' DeSean Jackson over Instagram posts, per Stephen Jackson

    Eagles 'threatened to fire' DeSean Jackson over Instagram posts, per Stephen Jackson

    A part of a series of statements defending DeSean Jackson following the wide receiver's posting of anti-semitic comments falsely attributed to Adolf Hitler, Stephen Jackson revealed he received a call from the distressed veteran after the incident. 

    According to Stephen, DeSean said the Eagles were threatening to release him without an apology. 

    "My whole reason for supporting D-Jack was, before I got on Instagram, he called me on the phone and told me that they was threatening to fire him," Jackson said h/t NBCS Philadelphia's Adam Hermann. "But they didn't do that to [Riley] Cooper. And I was like, 'You're right, you shouldn't have to apologize if they didn't make him apologize."

    Riley Cooper was caught on video saying the n-word at a concert in 2013, and after the now-retired receiver made his apology, the Eagles fined him an undisclosed amount. He was then re-signed to a five-year extension in 2014, though he'd eventually be released two years later. 

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    DeSean ultimately apologized, saying his posts were, "definitely not intended for anybody of any race to feel any type of way, especially the Jewish community."

    The Eagles then released a statement condemning their wide receiver's actions, calling the messages he shared, "offensive, harmful, and absolutely appalling." They were not clear on what Jackson's punishment would be in their statement. 

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    This, of course, was not all Jackson said in defense of DeSean. The 14-year NBA veteran claimed Jackson was speaking the truth through the messages he shared.

    "He was trying to educate himself, educate people, and he's speaking the truth. Right? He's speaking the truth,” Stephen Jackson said. “You know he don't hate nobody, but he's speaking the truth of the facts that he knows and trying to educate others."

    Jackson played three seasons with the Redskins from 2014-16 Chip Kelly cut him following the 2013 campaign. He then returned to Philadelphia before the 2019 season by signing a three-year contract with the franchise who drafted him.

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    Report: Redskins minority owners unsuccessfully tried to convince Dan Snyder to sell majority stake of franchise

    Report: Redskins minority owners unsuccessfully tried to convince Dan Snyder to sell majority stake of franchise

    Redskins minority owner and FedEx CEO Fred Smith, along with Washington's other two minority owners -- Robert Rothman and Dwight Schar -- want out of their stake in the franchise after unsuccessfully trying to convince majority owner Dan Snyder to sell his majority portion to them, according to Washington Times' columnist Thom Loverro.

    This report comes just days after the Washington Post reported that Smith, Rothman, and Schar wanted out altogether, citing that the trio is "not happy being a partner" with Snyder. The three of them make up approximately 40 percent of the Redskins' ownership group.

    This past Thursday, FedEx became one of the first major corporate sponsors of the Redskins to publicly place pressure on the franchise to change its name. Other companies such as Nike, which removed all Redskins' products from its website, along with Bank of America and PepsiCo followed shortly after.

    FedEx's statement came after a report from AdWeek surfaced that a number of major investment firms told the company they would pull capital if the team's major sponsors didn't publicly pressure the franchise to change its name. 

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    In response, the Redskins released a statement on Friday that the team is undergoing a "thorough review" of the team's name. Washington's new moniker will not have any Native American imagery, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, but the team will reportedly keep its beloved burgundy and gold color scheme.

    Both NBC Sports Washington and multiple other outlets have reported that the team will likely not play another game with 'Redskins' as its name.

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    However, it could take some time for the franchise to finalize the process of changing the name, meaning the club could play the 2020 season without a team name.

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