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Redskins by the numbers--wild card playoff week

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Redskins by the numbers--wild card playoff week

The Redskins (and some Seahawks) by the numbers, wild card playoff week.

—The Redskins are first playoff team since 1943 New York Giants to be led in both yards passing (Robert Griffin III) and rushing (Alfred Morris) by rookies. That wartime Giants team was led by rookies Emery Nix in passing (396 yards) and Bill Paschal in rushing (523).

—Washington led the NFL with 88 runs of 10-plus yards. Eighteen of those runs covered 20 yards or more. Last year, the Redskins had 10 runs of 20 yards or more.

—Griffin has passed for 230 yards or more in a game five times and the Redskins have won four of them. Add in Kirk Cousins’ 329-yard effort in the win over the Browns and you have a .833 winning percentage when passing for at least 231 yards.

—Of course, you can’t overlook Alfred Morris’ contribution. During the season-ending seven-game winning streak he averaged 117 yards per game. During the season, the Redskins were 8-3 when Morris rushed for at least 80 yards in a game.

—If the game comes down to a late field goal, the Redskins could have an edge if the kick is from a longer distance. Kai Forbath has attempted 12 field goals from 40 yards or longer and has made all of them. Seattle’s Steven Hauschka has tried nine from 40+ and has missed three of them. But Hauschka might have an edge in the “what have you done lately” category. Forbath missed his last kick against the Cowboys, while Hauschka hasn’t missed a field goal since Oct. 28.

—A lot has been said about each team’s secondary but not much about the wide receivers. Seattle uses three wide receivers, Golden Tate, Sidney Rice, and Doug Baldwin, who combined for 124 receptions and 1,802 yards. Tate (688 yards) and Rice (748) both have more receiving yards than any Redskins wide receiver. The Redskins use a quartet of wideouts (Pierre Garçon, Leonard Hankerson, Josh Morgan, and Santana Moss) that caught a total of 171 passes for 2,299 yards.

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Report: Derrius Guice's attorney denies client's domestic abuse allegations

Report: Derrius Guice's attorney denies client's domestic abuse allegations

Derrius Guice's representation has released a statement that says the Washington Football Team running back "adamantly denies" the charges that he was arrested for on Friday

Guice turned himself into the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office facing one count of strangulation, three counts of assault and battery, and one count destruction of property.

The following statement from Peter Greenspun was obtained by Ben Standig of The Athletic. 

"Mr. Guice will not be commenting on these charges, which he adamantly denies. We ask that the media respect Mr. Guice's privacy," the statement read. 

"Unfortunately, the investigators did not seek a statement or any input for Derrius before the warrants were issued. The failure to fully investigate allegations of events, which allegedly took place months ago is inexplicable."

Greenspun, who has a historic career and most notably was a defense attorney in the 'D.C. Sniper trial,' called the charges of his client "unsubstantiated." He also called out the football franchise for releasing Guice prematurely without inquiring about the investigation. 

"... a full vetting of the allegations will take place, in contrast to actions by local law enforcement and the Washington Football Team that assumed the worst, directly contradicting every sense of fairness and due process," the statement concluded.

The Washington Football Team released Guice less than an hour after his arrest became public. The move came through as a part of the culture Ron Rivera has vowed to instill during his first few months as head coach. This is also not the first time Guice has faced issues for off-the-field behavior. He fell to the team back in the 2018 draft due to issues he had while with LSU.

In his short tenure, Rivera has dealt with a tumultuous series of issues arising from the franchise including current and former players facing other serious allegations, a monumental name change, and serious allegations of the culture within the team's executives.

Despite injuries mounting in two years for the 23-year-old back, it was expected that Guice would become the leading rusher in the backfield this season. Still, he had yet to prove to be a consistent contributor with only 42 carries for 245 yards and two touchdowns entering his third season.

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Former Washington OT and current 49er Trent Williams thinks Washington Football Team sounds 'kind of weird'

Former Washington OT and current 49er Trent Williams thinks Washington Football Team sounds 'kind of weird'

Trent Williams spent his first decade in the NFL in Washington, the only franchise he had been a part of in his career before being traded this past April to the San Francisco 49ers.

Williams' divorce in Washington was a messy one. But since he has been traded, Williams has yet to truly verbally bash or criticize his former organization.

The left tackle was given the opportunity to do so on Friday, when local Bay Area media asked Williams his opinion on his former employer's name rebrand. While he didn't necessarily criticize the name, seven-time Pro Bowler thinks Washington's temporary rebrand is a bit odd.

"Washington Football Team sounds kind of weird, I can say that," Williams said with a smile.

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In early July, Washington announced it was undergoing a thorough review of its name and logo after tremendous public pressure from major corporate sponsors amounted in favor of changing the name. Less than two weeks later, Washington announced the retirement of the name 'Redskins' and its old logo.

On July 23, the franchise announced it would go as the 'Washington Football Team' for the 2020 season while the organization continues to work towards a new name.

Since Washington's original announcement that the name 'Redskins' would be no longer, several fans have come up with alternate names and designs for the club. Monikers such as the Red Wolves, Redtails and Warriors have all gained popularity by several fans.

Williams, who's repeatedly said he's happy to be in San Francisco and a part of a "winning culture," has no idea or real desire to know what his former employer's new moniker will be.

"As far as the football team (new) name, your guess is as good as mine," Williams said.

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