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Redskins vs. Giants Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, analysis

Redskins vs. Giants Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, analysis

Now more than ever, it’s a must-win game for Washington in Week 17. The Redskins vs. Giants matchup is the ultimate win-or-go-home scenario for the Burgundy and Gold, and the players just aren’t ready to pack up their lockers yet.

The game’s outcome has significantly different outcomes for the NFC East rivals. If the Giants lose, they still have a spot in the NFL Playoffs secured so it’s no big deal, but if the Redskins lose, it’ll be their last time out on the field this season.

But the Redskins also need the Lions-Packers game to not end in a tie, and although it’s an unlikely scenario, they know all too well how a tie can impact a season. So essentially, they need to treat this like a playoff game.

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While Washington’s defense hasn’t been the best this season — 29th in yards allowed per game — the Giants’ offense isn’t great either, so if the Redskins can convert a turnover or two into a score, they’ll be in good shape.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins is 370 yards away from accumulating 5,000 passing yards for the season. Seems like a high number, but multiple times in 2016, Cousins threw for more than 300 yards so it’s not an unreasonable number.

The Redskins-Giants game kicks off at 4:25 p.m. ET at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland and will be aired on FOX.

CSN Mid-Atlantic is here to provide all the live updates, stats, score, highlights, video and analysis from the pivotal game between the Ravens and Steelers. If you have a comment about the game, be sure to leave a comment in the section below the article.

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REDSKINS VS. GIANTS LIVE UPDATES

FOURTH QUARTER: Giants 19, Redskins 10

7:18 p.m.: My feelings, they are dead. 

7:17 p.m.: Cousins throws a short pass to Reed, who tries to lateral it back and a Giants' player picks it off and runs into the end zone for the TD. No time on the clock. Giants win 19-10.

7:16 p.m.: Redskins get the ball back with six seconds left on their own five-yard line.

7:13 p.m.: Cousins feels the pressure, scrambles and ... throws an intereption. That is devistating. 

7:10 p.m.: Two-minute warning. Redskins down 3 points. Win and you're in. Lose and the season is over. No pressure (no diamonds).

7:00 p.m.: Eli Manning is still in, and he finds Tavarres King for a deeeeeeep pass. GIants' moving with 3:45 left. 

6:50 p.m.: Dustin Hopkins got very VERY lucky. The extra point was nearly blocked.

6:47 p.m.: JORDAN REED TOUCHDOWN. TIE GAME!

6:46 p.m.: Redskins go with a bubble screen on 3rd-and-17 and it goes for 16 yards, but a late hit will move the Redskisn to the goal line.

6:42 p.m.: Redskins in the red zone. Take a deep breath.

6:40 p.m.: The Redskins are driving. Big first down to JamisoN Crowder, then a big pickup by Maurice Harris. Now a Vernon Davis sighting. 

6:35 p.m.: The Giants have mailed this one in. The Redskins have 15 minutes to take the lead.

THIRD QUARTER: Giants 10, Redskins 3

6:29 p.m.: The Redskins are finally on the board thanks to a Dustin Hopkins' 32-yard FG. 

6:27 p.m.: THe Redskins offense is starting to click. But the run game remains nonexistant. Rob Kelly and Chris Thompson have combined for 20 yards on 10 carries. No balance. 

6:25 p.m.: Redskins get a good stop after the interception and now get the ball back.

6:20 p.m.: Aaaaand Kirk Cousins throws an interception. Jamison Crowder was wide open in the end zone, but Cousins went to Maurice Harris, who slipped, allowing Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to make a sensational interception. Woooof.

6:19 p.m.: Kirk Cousins evades pressure, launches a deep pass to Pierre Garcon, who adds 20 yards to the play with his legs. A huge shot in the arm.

6:10 p.m.: Cousins sacked again.

6:08 p.m.: Kirk Cousins takes a deep shot down field to DeSean JAckson and he overthrows it by a good distance. Cousins' has missed a bevy of deep throws the last three weeks and you can see his receivers get visibly frustrated.

6:05 p.m.: More extracurricular activities between Josh Norman and Odell Beckham Jr. 

6:00 p.m.: The second half starts with the GIants' carving up the Redskins defense with a big run: Paul Perkins is feasting. 

SECOND QUARTER: Giants 10, Redskins 0

5:43 p.m.: The first half ends with a horribly missed field goal from Dustin Hopkins. That is the perfect close to a disasterous first half.

5:30 p.m.: Another sack on Kirk Cousins. Week 17 with a playoff spot on the line is not an ideal for the offensive line to have their worst half of the season. 

5:22 p.m.: The Redskins have scored in 50 consecutive halves. With two minutes remaining in the first half, they're down 10-0 and don't look close to putting points on the board. 

5:20 p.m.: Giants' tight end Will Tye breaks off a huge run after a catch. The Redskins are not looking good at all. 

5:12 p.m.: Another Redskins punt. Tress Way is having a good game, but that's not really all that great because if he's having a good game it means he is punting a lot and puting a lot means the offense isn't on the field. It's complex tuff. 

5:06 p.m.: Rashad Jenning plows into the end zone. Giants lead 10-0. Wooooof.

5:04 p.m.: Round 3 of Beckham vs. Norman. Josh Norman gets called for a perosnal foul after hitting Beckham Jr. late.

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5:01 p.m.: Another potentially missed penalty.

5:00 p.m.: I don't like to complain about missed pentalties because they happen and everyone makes mistakes, but there have been at least a handful of potential pentalties the referees didn't call and it's still early.

4:58 p.m.: Another sack on Kirk Cousins. Tress Way on to punt for the third time already. 

FIRST QUARTER: Giants 3, Redskins 0

4:55 p.m.: Another questionable no-call. Looked like Trevin Wade held on to DeSean Jackson, forcing him to miss the pass from Cousins.

4:49 p.m.: The Giants' 13-play, 66-yard drive eats up 6:40 on the clock, but the Redskins hold them to a field goal. 3-0 Giants.

4:45 p.m.: Surprise military returns are always the best. 

4:42 p.m.: Giants RB Paul Perkins is carving up the Redskins defense. 

4:40 p.m.: Josh Norman nearly picks off Eli Manning. He's had at least 12 near-interceptions this season. Then barks at the referee for hand to the face.

4:34 p.m.: Kirk Cousins takes a sack near the goal line. Woooof. 

4:31 p.m.: Redskins force a 3-and-out of their own and Jamison Crowder gets some good yardage on the punt return. But it's coming back due to a holding penalty.

4:28 p.m.: Robert Kelley stuffed on 3rd-and-short. The Redskins' running game has fallen off in recent weeks. This is a less than ideal start. 

4:27 p.m.: Kirk Cousins finds Jordan Reed for nine yards. That'll do. Good start.

4:25 p.m.: Let's football, folks. 

PREGAME:

4:20 p.m.: Redskins legend Dexter Manley is at mid-field for the coin-toss. The Redskins win the toss an elect to receive. 

4:00 p.m.: So this is a thing that happened at FedEx Field today.

3:35 p.m.: Suit-game strong.

3:10 p.m.: Just in case you all aren't familiar with the Week 17 playoff scenario: If the Redskins win AND the Lions and Packers don't tie, the Redskins make the playoffs. A Redskins loss or a Redskins win and GB/DET tie means the Redskins season ends today. 

3:00 p.m.: The inactives list for Redskins vs. Giants is out. Who is in and who is out?

1:15 p.m.: You should follow J.P. Finlay and Rich Tandler. They're are FedEx Field for the Redskins vs. Giants game. Follow our CSN Redskins account too. Just trust me. 

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DeAngelo Hall defends cornerback Josh Norman, but believes Redskins should move on

DeAngelo Hall defends cornerback Josh Norman, but believes Redskins should move on

Redskins cornerback Josh Norman has drawn criticism because of his performance in D.C. during his 5-year, $75 million contract he signed in April 2016. Former Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall came to Norman’s defense during a radio appearance with Craig Hoffman on 106.7 The Fan on Friday.

“He does compete, he’s a competitor. And if I have a football player on my roster who’s a competitor, who wants to be out there, who fights hard and plays hard, I’m [going to] find a way to put him in position to make plays,” Hall said. “I think we could’ve done a much, much better job of putting Josh in position to make plays.”

In November, then-interim head coach Bill Callahan benched Norman, and the 32-year-old cornerback played just 10 defensive snaps over the last six games of the season. Should Washington choose to cut ties with Norman this offseason before June 1, the team would save $12.5 million of cap space.

Hall, who interviewed for the Redskins’ defensive backs’ coaching position last January, said Norman wasn’t given the chance to be the leader of the defense. Hall said some of that was self-inflicted because of Norman’s habits and preparation, but a portion of that was because of schematics. 

“I always told those coaches ‘If you want Josh to be a leader — because Josh wants to be a leader — you’ve got to put him in a position to make plays, the same way Carolina put him in a position to make plays,” Hall said. 

The peak of Norman’s career came in 2015 under the direction of Washington’s newly hired head coach Ron Rivera. In that all-pro season, Norman recorded 56 tackles, 18 passes defended, four interceptions, three forced fumbles and two touchdowns. 

Hall believes Norman still possesses that all-pro ability; it just needs to be tapped with the right defensive scheme. Hall compared the situation to Richard Sherman, who has revitalized his career in San Francisco after battling injuries. 

“It’s not because [Sherman] is the best lockdown man-to-man corner. It’s because they play Sherm in a system that he’s able to succeed and shine, and they put players around him so that he can make plays,” he said. “If we [would’ve] done the same thing to Josh Norman, he could’ve been an all-pro player here, too, just like he was in Carolina.”

Despite Hall’s belief in Norman’s ability, and the presumption that Rivera and new defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio will run a similar system to what Norman played in with the Panthers, the former Redskins defensive back doesn’t think the $15 million price tag is worth it for a franchise that has other holes to fill.

“I, as a fan, would love to have Josh back on this team, in this defense that I feel will be similar to Carolina,” Hall said. “But to me, it doesn’t make sense to bring Josh back for $15 million. It’s just a big pill to swallow when you can do a lot with that money on a team that needs a lot of help.”

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Wait, what? Report says Bill Belichick 'inquired' about coaching the Redskins

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Wait, what? Report says Bill Belichick 'inquired' about coaching the Redskins

Bill Belichick is the greatest coach in NFL history. He's won six Super Bowl titles and made the playoffs every year in the last decade. Other coaches were great - Bill Walsh and Joe Gibbs among a few - but nobody is Belichick. 

That's what makes a recent report out of Boston so near impossible to believe. 

Belichick checked in on coaching in Washington? The Redskins? 

Those are valid points, I guess. Belichick spent much of his young life in Annapolis and has great affinity for that area. He's talked about that openly. 

The timeline also makes some sense. Many reports out of New England in 2017 showed a power struggle between Belichick and Patriots owner Robert Kraft about what to do with legendary quarterback Tom Brady as then backup Patriots QB Jimmy Garropolo got closer to free agency. New England wouldn't be able to keep both, and there has been speculation that Belichick wanted to keep the younger passer. 

Eventually, Garropolo got traded to the 49ers, for a surprisingly low return, and New England went to two more Super Bowls, winning last year. 

This year, however, marked the first real time the Patriots looked mortal. Brady's completion percentage dipped to 60.8 percent, his lowest since 2013, and he threw fewer passing yards than any 16-game season since 2010. Now, Brady is a free agent and for the first time ever the possibility of playing somewhere else seems real, even if only somewhat realistic.

Still, Belichick coaching the Redskins seems like the longest of shots. Checking on a job - looking at financial considerations or asking about parameters - and actually taking a job can be two very different things. 

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