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Looking back at how the Redskins got to the doorstep of the playoffs

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Looking back at how the Redskins got to the doorstep of the playoffs

After a roller coaster of a season, the Redskins find themselves on the precipice of an NFC East title. How'd they get there? We took a look at some of the key moments of the 2015 campaign on Redskins Kickoff. 

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Fantasy Football: Waiver Wire adds for Week 8

Fantasy Football: Waiver Wire adds for Week 8

Week 8 has arrived and the waiver wire is getting slimmer and slimmer.

With two teams on a bye, (Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys) there are a few replacements available that you can be confident in adding to your lineup

All Waiver Wire candidates must be available in at least 50% of ESPN leagues.

WEEK 9 Waiver Wire Options

Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions
Opponent: vs. Giants
Available in 51.1% of ESPN leagues

Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings
Opponent: vs. Redskins
Available in 61% of ESPN leagues

Ty Johnson, RB, Detroit Lions
Opponent: vs. Giants
Available in 98.4% of ESPN leagues

Mohamed Sanu, WR, New England Patriots
Opponent: vs. Browns
Available in 50.9% of ESPN leagues

Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans
Opponent: vs. Buccaneers
Available in 56% of ESPN leagues

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Adrian Peterson's ankle is injured, but his desire to play vs. the Vikings is quite healthy

Adrian Peterson's ankle is injured, but his desire to play vs. the Vikings is quite healthy

He was wearing a walking boot, and it was reported just hours earlier that he's dealing with both a high- and low-ankle sprain, but when talking to reporters on Tuesday, Adrian Peterson sounded more than confident he'll be ready to face the Vikings on Thursday.

"Feeling good," he said. "Yeah, I plan on it, for sure."

The running back explained that on Monday, things were "rough" and he was quite unsure whether he'd be available for the Week 8 matchup. Since then, though, the swelling in his ankle has gone down "tremendously," making him a lot more optimistic even as he missed Tuesday's practice. 

The fact that his current team is slated to square off with the team he became a legend with is obviously factoring into all of this, too.

"Of course I want to play against Minnesota," Peterson said. "I was there for 10 years."

While Kirk Cousins and Case Keenum will be seeing their respective former franchises for the first time on Thursday, it'll be Peterson's second meeting with the Vikings. He actually opened the season facing them when he was with the Saints in 2017, so he should be prepared for the emotions that'll come with his return.

Another thing Peterson believes he'll be prepared for is the defense he'll be battling with. No. 26 knows a lot of the players on that side and feels that knowledge will benefit both him and the Burgundy and Gold.

"It's going to help a lot," he said. "Just knowing their personalities and their mentality. That, right there, is going to be very important for me and being able to talk to [my teammates] as well, since it'll be probably be their first time going up against these guys."

It's unfortunate that Washington's record isn't better, because their awful start is clouding a few very intriguing storylines in this national game. Even so, when Peterson was asked what he thinks Keenum's experience on Thursday will be like, his answer hinted at how much this contest still matters.

"I'm sure he wants to stick it to them, just like I want to stick it to them, and just like Kirk Cousins wants to stick it to us." 

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