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Poll: What's your approval rating for Redskins DC Joe Barry?

Poll: What's your approval rating for Redskins DC Joe Barry?

Yesterday Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay got strong approval ratings from the poll respondents with 96% either strongtly approving or moderately approving. Today defensive coordinator Joe Barry's approval rating is on the line. 

Hit the poll and either comment on Twitter or come back here and hit the comments. 

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Adrian Peterson ties John Riggins on all-time list with first TD vs. Texans

Adrian Peterson ties John Riggins on all-time list with first TD vs. Texans

LANDOVER, Md. -- It will go down as just a three-yard scamper in the game log, but Adrian Peterson's second-quarter touchdown vs. the Texans in Week 11 was a piece of history, too.

The score was the 104th on the ground in Peterson's career, which moved him into a tie for sixth on the NFL's all-time list.

What made the moment even cooler is that Peterson did it as a Redskin, and the man he tied for sixth is none other than Burgundy and Gold legend John Riggins.

It seems like each time No. 26 crosses the goal line these days, he's notching some sort of milestone.

Next on the list he's climbing is Jim Brown, who finished with 106.

Earlier this week, Peterson said his body is feeling "amazing" heading into the back portion of the season. So far, you can characterize his entire 2018 with that word, considering he was a free agent just before the year started.

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Redskins vs Texans: Highs and Lows from Week 11

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Redskins vs Texans: Highs and Lows from Week 11

The Redskins have one of their toughests tests remaining of the 2018 campaign, as the red-hot Houston Texans entered Sunday's contest on a six-game winning streak in a battle of two 6-3 teams.

Washington entered Sunday's contest without four major contributors, as left tackle, Trent Williams, wide receiver Jamison Crowder, running back Chris Thompson, and cornerback Quinton Dunbar all were declared inactive for Sunday's game.

Can Washington overcome the plethera of injuries they have and knock off the Texans, something no team has been able to do since September?

Here are the highs and lows from the Week 11 matchup...

Redskins vs. Texans: Highs and Lows

FIRST QUARTER:

HIGHS: The Redskins punted on their first two drives, including a three-and-out to open the game. Backed up inside the 15, Washington did manage to convert a 3rd-and-6 from Alex Smith to Michael Floyd to keep the drive going before it stalled.

Washington’s third drive went a little better with a 24-yard catch by tight end Jordan Reed and a 13-yard reception by Maurice Harris. It looked like J.J. Watt blew up the drive with a strip on 3rd-and-10 that pushed the Redskins out of field goal range, but a defensive holding call kept the drive alive. 

Trey Quinn’s diving 15-yard catch put Washington in good shape at the 15. It is Quinn’s first game since Week 1 after a serious ankle injury. The Redskins ended the first quarter with 2nd-and-4 at the 8 after an Adrian Peterson run. Can they punch it in? 

LOWS: The Texans drove 68 yards in 10 plays and 4:38 to take a 3-0 lead on a Ka’imi Fairbairn 23-yard field goal. The good news? They only allowed nine rushing yards to Lamar Miller. The bad? They gave up two pass plays of 16 yards or more to Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson and neither went to Houston star receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Uh oh.   
 
You knew what was coming. Hopkins caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from Watson on the Texans’ second drive and suddenly bad memories of the Atlanta and New Orleans blowout losses came rushing back. A Redskins team not built from coming back was down 10-0. The Texans needed just six plays to go 69 yards in 3:13. 

SECOND QUARTER:

HIGHS: Adrian Peterson punched in a 3-yard touchdown run and Houston’s lead was cut to 10-7. Peterson tied Redskins legend John Riggins with his 104thcareer rushing touchdown. They are tied for sixth all time. The scoring drive was an impressive 10 plays, 75 yards in 4:01.

The Redskins have now forced at least one turnover in 13 consecutive games. Mason Foster intercepted a Deshaun Watson pass tipped by teammate Josh Harvey-Clemons.

A subsequent three-and-out wasn’t ideal. But punter Tress Way did what he does and pinned the Texans at the 4.

Trey Quinn showed his face again with a 13-yard catch on a 3rd-and-6 at the 29. That put the Redskins in scoring position. Or…at least ONE team was in scoring position. It wasn’t Washington.

LOWS: Alex Smith never forces anything. That’s his whole deal. But on 3rd-and-goal from the 9 he forced a pass to tight end Jordan Reed. Instead of at worst a 10-10 game after a short field goal attempt, the pass was intercepted and returned 101 yards by Houston safety Justin Reid. That made it 17-7. A brutal turnaround.

And it happened again moments later. A pass under pressure to running back Kapri Bibbs was intercepted by linebacker Brennan Scarlett at the 22. Lucky for Smith and the Redskins, kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn missed a 44-yard kick.

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