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Playoff loss to Packers still in the minds of Redskins, Joe Barry

Playoff loss to Packers still in the minds of Redskins, Joe Barry

The situation is similar: A slumping Packers team traveling to Washington to face the Redskins in a primetime game. It's happening this Sunday night, just as it happened 10 months ago when Green Bay knocked the 'Skins out of the playoffs in a 35-18 road win. 

In that game, Aaron Rodgers voiced confidence coming to face the Washington defense, and he was eventually proved right. The Packers quarterback threw for more than 200 yards and a pair of touchdowns in that game, and Washington defensive coordinator Joe Barry has not forgotten it, not a single play. With Green Bay again coming to Washington, Barry reminded his players how close things were in the second half before the Packers put things out of reach. 

"We went back and I showed the guys a play today, with five minutes left in the third quarter, they went for it on fourth-and-one at midfield and got it," Barry said on Thursday. "At that point, we were winning 17-18."

Barry's memory of the game is vivid, the coach has watched that game, and that play, numerous times in the 10 months since it happened. 

"What I was trying to get the point across to the guys is anytime in the National Football League, obviously in playoff football, but anytime you have got to play 60 minutes. You have got to play every snap. You have got to be perfect and on your A-game every snap, because, obviously, the other team is trying to do that."

The Redskins actually outgained the Packers in that game, 354 to 346, though the Packers were able to score in bunches. Green Bay scored 17 points in the second quarter and 11 in the fourth, running the ball well in both spots. In the first and third quarters, however, the Skins defense limited the Packers to just one touchdown.

"At times we played very well last year, but when you go against a guy like No. 12 [Aaron Rodgers] you have got to be on it every snap because he demands that type of perfection," Barry said. 

Over their last five games Barry's defense has allowed more than 20 points just once - the overtime tie with the Bengals in London. Largely, the unit is playing well, particularly in the second half of games. 

That won't matter though Sunday night against Rodgers. And Barry knows it. 

"If you slip, if you're off, he's going to make you pay for it."

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Report: Trent Williams' dogs killed neighbor's dog

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Report: Trent Williams' dogs killed neighbor's dog

Trent Williams is defending his dogs after neighbors of a home registered to him in Missouri City, Texas say the Redskins' lineman's dogs brutally killed their dog.

The neighbor's dog, Sandy, according to reports, died after being mauled and dragged under an iron fence on their own property. 

According to Williams, the attack began after Sandy instigated conflict with one of Williams' smaller pets. Williams felt his dogs did nothing wrong and said the animals were defending the smaller dog, who is fighting for its life after $5,000 in medical bills. 

Williams told FOX 26 Houston that the situation was "dogs doing what dogs do."

In comments to local television stations, Sandy's owner's described how they found their dog.

"I found my dog halfway ripped apart, head and one leg on the other side of the fence, two of those stakes ripped through the body and one leg just dangling," said Jerry Flowers.

"They drug her head through the fence," Linda Flowers said. "Half of her body was through the wrought iron fence."

Animal control and local police are no longer investigating the incident according to ABC 13. Williams was not cited for the incident.

Williams is on the non-football injury list for the Washington Redskins after ending his holdout halfway through the season. 


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Once the Redskins Ironman, Ryan Kerrigan moved to injured reserve

Once the Redskins Ironman, Ryan Kerrigan moved to injured reserve

The Redskins moved outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan to the injured reserve after he injured his calf last week against Green Bay. He will miss the remainder of the season. 

Kerrigan had started every game for Washington since 2011 until just three weeks ago, one of the most impressive streaks in the NFL at 139 straight starts. 

He missed the Panthers game due to a concussion, was able to come back from the Packers game and then hurt his calf. 

After three straight seasons with double-digit sacks, Kerrigan’s numbers were down this year. He will finish the season with just 5.5 sacks after posting 37 over the last few years. 

Dexter Manley holds the Redskins franchise record with 91 sacks. After bringing down Aaron Rodgers last week in Green Bay before his injury, Kerrigan got to 90 sacks. 

If he comes back healthy in 2020, Kerrigan would look prime to break the franchise record. He will be in the last year of his contract, however, and will account for nearly $12 million against the salary cap.

Should Washington release Kerrigan, which was once unthinkable, it would carry no salary cap hit. 

To replace Kerrigan on the active roster the Redskins signed Caleb Wilson from the Cardinals practice squad.