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Redskins vs. Cardinals Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, analysis, video

Redskins vs. Cardinals Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, analysis, video

The Redskins and Cardinals highlight the Week 13 schedule with a showdown in the desert with heavy NFL playoff implications on the line.

If the Redskins (6-5-1) can score a victory over the Cardinals (4-6-1), the team can move closer to solidifying one of the top two Wild Card spots in the NFC playoff race.

Despite the Redskins' difficult Week 12 loss to the Cowboys, Kirk Cousins is playing the best football of his career as of late, and earned the NFC Player of the Month honors for his efforts.

While running back Robert Kelley did have a slip-up against the Cowboys, the team's run game still looks vastly improved from the early season, which allows the passing game to thrive even more. Jamison Crowder continues to impress, and although Jordan Reed will miss the Cardinals game with an injury, Vernon Daivs has proven to be an excellent option for Cousins.

The most entertaining matchup of Week 13 might be Redskins DB Josh Norman vs. Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald, but the most important matchup will undoubtedly be the Redskins defensive line vs. Cardinals RB David Johnson. 

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Johnson trails just DeMarco Murray and Ezekiel Elliott -- who finished with 83 yards and one TD in Week 12 -- in total rushing yards with 920 and trails just Elliott and Legarrett Blount in rushing touchdowns with 10. The Redskins rank 25th in rushing defense, and have given up an average of 108 rushing yards in their last five games.

Redskins vs. Cardinals kicks off at 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 4 on FOX. Redskins Kickoff gets things started at 3:00 p.m. ET on CSN Mid-Atlantic. (Channel Finder)

CSN is providing all the live updates, stats, scores, highlights, videos and analysis from Redskins vs. Cardinals. Got a comment on the game? Be sure to let us know in the comment section and join Santana Moss and Sebastian Salazar at halftime for the Facebook Live Q&A.

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Redskins vs. Cardinals Live Updates

FOURTH QUARTER:

7:22 p.m.: Dagger? Carson Palmer hits a long touchdown to put the Cardinals up 31-23. It's up to the offense to score a touchdown and get a two-point conversion to stay alive. 

7:11 p.m.: Dustin Hopkins hits a 53-yard field goal to cut the Cardinal lead to 24-23. Now it's up to the defense to get a stop. 

6:59 p.m.: Back and forth they go. Cardinals score another touchdown thanks to a 25-yard catch and run by David Johnson and they retake the lead. It's 24-20 Arizona early in the fourth quarter. 

THIRD QUARTER: 

6:44 p.m.: And the Redskins offense recovers, of course. They drive for a response touchdown thanks to a Cousins pass to Jamison Crowder. It's 20-17 Washington with 1:06 left in the third quarter. 

6:32 p.m.: A Redskins fumble set up first and goal for the Cardinals, who cash in. They score on a Carson Palmer touchdown pass to Michael Floyd and its' 17-13 Arizona late in the third quarter. 

6:26 p.m.: Another Redskins offensive lineman is down. Left tackle Ty Nsekhe leaves the game and in comes Vinston Painter.  

6:13 p.m.: Spencer Long is downgraded to OUT. He was evaluated for a concussion when he was taken out of the game. 

6:10 p.m.: And the Redskins take the opening drive of the second half and take the lead. After a long pass to DeSean Jackson to set up first and goal, Kirk Cousins sneaks it in on third down to give the Redskins a 13-10 advantage. 

SECOND QUARTER: 

5:49 p.m.: Cardinals come back with a field goal just before the end fo the second quarter, and lead 10-6 going into halftime. 

5:37 p.m.: Redskins again have to settle for a field goal, cutting the Cardinals lead to 7-6 with 1:52 left in the half. 

5:36 p.m.: Ouch. 

5:25 p.m.: Redskins center Spencer Long is coming out of the game with an apparent injury. Here comes veteran John Sullivan. 

5:16 p.m.: Robert Kelley did work on that last drive. Redskins need to #FeedFatRob to balance out the offense. 

5:15 p.m.: And the Redskins are on the board after settling for a 47-yard Dustin Hopkins field goal. It's 7-3 with 9:48 left in the first half.

FIRST QUARTER: 

4:58 p.m.: That was close. A little too close. 

4:36 p.m.: Cardinals cap their opening drive with a touchdown run from David Johnson, and the Redskins are quickly down 7-0 in the first quarter. 

4:34 p.m.: Tough start for the Redskins' defense as the Cardinals are going down the field on their opening drive. One interesting development is that Josh Norman is shadowing Larry Fitzgerald, even in the slot. Something worth watching. 

 

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3:00 PM: We know Jordan Reed isn't playing. Who else is out? Read the full inactives list, right here. 

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2:25 PM: Before the game, Redskins Insider JP Finlay checks in from out in the desert. 

10:30 AM: Game Preview: The five things you need to know before Redskins vs. Cardinals.

1. Keep it moving
2. Missing in action
3. Consider the source
4. Problems don't go away
5. Harder they fall

10:15 AM: Be sure to follow CSN Insiders J.P. Finlay and Rich Tandler, who are at University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, Ari. Also, give our CSN Redskins Twitter account too. Come for the analysis, stay for the dank memes.

10:00 AM: Welcome to CSNMA's live updates blog of Week 13 Redskins vs. Cardinals. As always, I am Troy Machir and today I will be your online guide to Redskins vs. Cardinals football in the painted desert of the southwest. If you have an issue with me, you can cuss me out on Twitter, 140 characters at a time. It's fun.

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Report: Months after major leg injury, Reuben Foster regains feeling in toes

Report: Months after major leg injury, Reuben Foster regains feeling in toes

The Redskins signed linebacker Reuben Foster late in the 2018 season after his release from San Francisco amid domestic violence allegations. The signing caused tremendous backlash towards the organization, but in the end, it was supposed to be worth it for what Foster could do on the field. 

Eventually, charges against Foster got dropped and he wasn't suspended by the NFL. Unfortunately for him and for the Redskins, Foster got injured in his first snap of offseason team activities in May 2019, and it was a major injury. 

The scene on the field that day was traumatic as Foster was visibly in intense pain. In the news that emerged after the injury, Foster had torn multiple ligaments in his knee and NBC Sports Washington reported there was nerve damage in the leg as well. 

Now, it seems like there is finally some positive momentum for Foster's injury. His agent Malki Kawa spoke to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport: "He's got feeling in his toes, the underside of his foot, the side of his foot. The nerve is starting to fire again."

The alarming part here is that Foster had lost feeling in his toes, and for a long period of time too. Foster's injury happened last May. 

Rehabbing a knee is one thing, football players do that all the time. But nerves operate almost on their own, and some nerve damage is irreperable. 

"He's regaining feeling and power," Kawa said. "It shows the nerve is firing. When he moves his leg upward, he can feel around the ankle and the top part of the foot. That's a new thing. The next 60 days are going to be big as far as getting back to normal."

The Redskins know about scary nerve injuries. Promising rookie safety Kyshoen Jarrett sustained nerve damage in his arm in Week 17 of the 2015 season, and never played again. Two years ago, cornerback Quinton Dunbar dealt with a nerve issue in his leg and was basically lost for the year. 

What happens next for Foster will be interesting to watch. 

Kawa said the next 60 days will be important, and that timeline also coincides with more Redskins offseason work. After such a significant injury, it would be premature to make any assumptions about Foster's return to the field, and if/when that happens, his level of play. 

Foster has been seen around the Redskins training facility at times since he was signed in 2018. At various points he was using a scooter and then walking on his own with a significant brace.

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Report: Jay Gruden interviewing for Jaguars offensive coordinator job

Report: Jay Gruden interviewing for Jaguars offensive coordinator job

Jay Gruden’s absence from football might only last a few months. 

The former Redskins head coach is reportedly interviewing for the Jacksonville Jaguars vacant offensive coordinator position, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. Jacksonville parted ways with John DeFlippo last Monday after just one season with the team. 
 

The few times Gruden has spoken since being fired by Washington in October, the former head coach has expressed a strong desire to get back into coaching. Gruden recently told NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport he’s been “itching to do something” and “would like an office to go to,” according to Garafolo. 

Interviewing for an offensive coordinator position is not unfamiliar territory for Gruden. He spent the past six years as the head coach in the nation’s capital, but perhaps his most success in the NFL was when the 52-year-old was the offensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals. 

Behind the solid play of Andy Dalton and A.J. Green, the Gruden-led offense in Cincinnati resulted in three straight playoff appearances. 

Should be be hired in Jacksonville, Gruden would have some promising pieces to work with. Rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew showed plenty of hope in the 12 games he started, and second-year wideout D.J. Chark enjoyed a breakout season in 2019. Additionally, running back Leonard Fournette finished with a career-high 1,152 rushing yards last season. 

Former Giants head coach Ben McAdoo and former Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan have reportedly interviewed for the gig as well. 

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