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A record-shattering performance by RG3

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A record-shattering performance by RG3

Some notes about the Redskins 38-26 win over the Vikings today:

—We could fill this whole article with Robert Griffin III and his game-sealing 76-yard touchdown run so here is the quick version of the run: It was the longest by a QB in team history, the longest by a QB n the NFL since 1996, the longest run for any Redskins since 2009, and tied for the third-longest touchdown run in team history.

—On RG3’s total rushing yards (138 for the game, 379 for the season) and TD’s (he threw for one and ran for two today) : He has the team record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a game and in a season and for touchdowns in a season and he joins Michael Vick as the only NFL QB’s since 1970 to rush for at least 130 yards and two TD’s in a game.

—Rookie running back Albert Morris scored his fifth touchdown of the season in the second quarter. He and Griffin, who now has six on the season, are the first pair of rookie teammates in NFL history to have five touchdowns in their team’s first six games.

—Morris has 538 yards rushing. In NFL history only nine other rookie running back have more yards than Morris in their teams’ first six games.

—The Redskins have now scored on interception returns on each of the last two games for the first time since Weeks 7-8 of the 1994 season.

—Rookie kicker Kai Forbath, signed just last Tuesday, was good on a 50-yard field goal on his first NFL attempt.

—The win broke the Redskins’ home losing streak at eight games. They last won at FedEx Field on Sept. 18, 2011.

—The Redskins’ 38 points scored were the most at home since they scored 52 against the 49ers in 2005.

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Ranking the 2018 Redskins Roster: Revealing 16-30

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Ranking the 2018 Redskins Roster: Revealing 16-30

At NBCSportsWashington.com, we projected the Redskins’ 53-man roster (offensedefense) right after minicamp.

Now we are taking it one step further and ranking the 53 players we think will make the team.

The rankings are determined by who we think will have the most impact on the 2018 Redskins. No consideration was given for past performance or for what a particular player might do down the road. We’ll be revealing the rankings between now and the start of training camp. 

<<CLICK HERE FOR OUR 2018 REDSKINS RANKINGS, PLAYERS 53-16>>

Today we are continuing to reveal the list of the players we ranked from 16-30.

Here are some of the players in our latest update:

—The team’s top draft pick (but not the second pick, who is in a higher-ranked group).  

—Two of the anticipated starting offensive linemen

—The team’s leading rusher from 2016

<<CLICK HERE FOR OUR 2018 REDSKINS RANKINGS, PLAYERS 53-16>>

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10 Questions in 10 days: Do the Redskins have a 1,000-yard WR?

10 Questions in 10 days: Do the Redskins have a 1,000-yard WR?

With Redskins Training Camp set to begin July 26th, JP Finlay takes a look at 10 of the most pressing questions for the Burgundy and Gold before the team heads to Richmond. 

No. 10: Major questions at linebacker on Redskins depth chart 

No. 9: What is Kevin O’Connell's new role in Redskins offense?

No. 8: More investments on D-Line, but who goes where?

No. 7: Do the Redskins have a 1,000-yard WR?

No Redskins receiver broke the 1,000-yard mark in 2017, and bluntly, the receiver position did not unfold like the front office designed.

Terrelle Pryor proved a free agent flop, and while Josh Doctson flashed talent, the consistency did not follow. Jamison Crowder led Washington with 789 receiving yards while 34-year-old tight end Vernon Davis was the team's second-leading receiver. 

The Redskins need more at wideout in 2018, and the front office acted on it. 

The team signed Paul Richardson in free agency, and advanced statistics suggest he could make an impact right away. Richardson has vertical speed in a way the organization hasn't had since DeSean Jackson went to Tampa two seasons ago. 

Doctson could emerge as a true No. 1 WR, and Richardson's speed will help. Sources inside Redskins Park question if Doctson is the type of wideout that can beat cornerbacks off the line. Instead, the team believes Doctson is best when using his athleticism to go up and get balls. That skill set was best illustrated for Doctson in the end zone, where he grabbed six TDs last season. 

Crowder could again lead the Redskins in receiving yards. New QB Alex Smith likes to look to his inside receivers, and with defenses having to account for more speed on the field in Richardson, Crowder should get plenty of open looks. 

Ultimately, the question is if the Redskins will have a 1,000-yard receiver. The answer is an unknown, but the evidence suggests they won't.

No 1,000-yard wideout does not spell doom for Washington. In the last two seasons, eight of 12 NFC playoff teams had a receiver get into four digits. Among the teams that did not get that kind of production from one wide receiver: 2017 Philadelphia Eagles. Remember, that team won the Super Bowl. 

Further down the roster, Washington has contributors but unlikely a breakout star. Maurice Harris has great hands and Robert Davis has shown plenty of athleticism, but significant production would be a surprise. Rookie Trey Quinn could be a player that helps the 'Skins, particularly should Crowder get banged up this year like he did last year, but a 1,000-yard season for a 7th-round rookie seems pretty absurd. 

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