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Need to Know: Redskins-Panthers by the numbers—Rushing game stuck in neutral

Need to Know: Redskins-Panthers by the numbers—Rushing game stuck in neutral

Here is what you need to know on this Tuesday, December 20, four days before the Washington Redskins visit the Chicago Bears.

Timeline

Today's schedule: Jay Gruden media conference call, 3 p.m.  

Days until: Redskins @ Bears Christmas Eve 4; Giants @ Redskins, New Year’s Day 12; Wild card playoff round starts 18

Injuries of note:
LB Bates (knee), OLB Kerrigan (elbow), CB Dunbar (concussion)
Postgame injury report

Redskins vs. Panthers by the numbers

—The Redskins rushed for 29 yards, their lowest total since Week 11 of last year. That game was against the Panthers. It was their worst rushing day against the team that was not Carolina since getting 27 yards against the Rams in 2014.

—Kirk Cousins passed for 315 yards. He broke his own team record for passing yards in a season, a mark he set last year. He now has 4,360 passing yards on the season with two games left.

—Cousins also tied his own team record with his seventh 300-yard passing day of the season.

—The Redskins recorded two sacks and they now have at least one sack in 22 consecutive games. No NFC team has a longer active streak; three AFC teams (Denver, Oakland, Cincinnati) have longer active streaks.

—The Redskins turned the ball over three times. That was their highest total since turning it over five times in Week 11 last year against, yes, the Panthers.

—The Redskins got no turnovers in a game for the fifth time this year.

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Former Redskin D.J. Swearinger pays tribute to Sean Taylor with new tattoo

Former Redskin D.J. Swearinger pays tribute to Sean Taylor with new tattoo

D.J. Swearinger may have had short, yet quite eventful, two-year tenure in Washington, but he may have just endeared himself in the hearts of Redskins fans forever. 

The former Washington free safety recently inked a new tattoo paying tribute to one of the best free safeties and Redskins legend in Sean Taylor. Swearinger was signed in the offseason heading into the 2017 season before starting all 31 games he played in the Burgundy and Gold. 

He made eight interceptions, 132 tackles, and one Pro Bowl appearance as a part of Greg Manusky's secondary. Now, he cemented a roster spot on the New Orleans Saints -- the third time he's switched teams in two years following his release from the Redskins. 

Taylor was killed in a 2007 armed burglary and remains a fan favorite of Redskins fans everywhere. 

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Joe Burrow has small hands AND a big sense of humor

Joe Burrow has small hands AND a big sense of humor

Seeing that Joe Burrow is a potential No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, it makes sense that all eyes are on him. However, the attention right now is centered around only one part of him: his hands.

According to ESPN, the LSU quarterback’s hand measurements came in at nine inches, making Burrow’s hands the smallest of any first-round quarterback the NFL combine has seen since 2008.

While followers of the NFL draft and sports fans alike grappled with this statistic, Burrow took to Twitter to joke about the reaction to this information being released.

Burrow’s dash of humor was received well by Twitter users, with many people replying with praise of him and his response to this potentially touchy situation.

Burrow may have small hands, but he certainly compensates with his big sense of humor.

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