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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. 

1:00 p.m.: Hey folks. Welcome to Week 17 Redskins vs. Giants live updates. I am Troy Machir, as I am every week.  Follow me on Twitter. Just do it. 

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Report: Dwayne Haskins is the Redskins' 'target' for solving QB issue

Report: Dwayne Haskins is the Redskins' 'target' for solving QB issue

It'd be borderline shocking if the Redskins didn't add a quarterback in the 2019 NFL Draft, and with the first round coming Thursday, one report suggests the team is interested in doing so with a top pick.

ESPN's Dianna Russini tweeted Wednesday that "sources have indicated Dwayne Haskins is [Washington's] target despite multiple holes at several positions on this roster." She then added that the 'Skins aren't talking to the Cardinals about Josh Rosen.

Now, the question for the Redskins becomes: If Haskins is their target, will they have to move up in the order to get him?

Insider JP Finlay wrote Wednesday the franchise could be willing to make a big leap up to pick No. 3 if Kyler Murray isn't taken first overall. So, you'd think they'd be willing to do the same for Haskins, whether that means swapping with the Jets to get the Ohio State passer third or with another organization if Haskins slips lower.

There's also a chance he lasts until the 15th pick, but that's far from certain. The front office may not feel comfortable enough to wait for him to fall.

A combination of Colt McCoy and Case Keenum could get the Redskins through the 2019 season, but neither sets the squad up for long-term success under center. Haskins could, although he started just one year for the Buckeyes and Jay Gruden has said this offseason how valuable experience is for signal callers entering the pros. 

There should be plenty of appealing prospects available for Washington when it's their turn on the clock. However, landing a QB on a rookie deal would be the most impactful acquisition if that guy pans out. So, if Haskins really is the "target" as reported, look for them to be aggressive in chasing him.

For an in-depth look at Haskins' development and life, check out NBC Sports Washington's "I am The Prospect: Dwayne Haskins."

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The Redskins seem highly unlikely to trade into the Top 5, unless crazy happens

The Redskins seem highly unlikely to trade into the Top 5, unless crazy happens

Holding the 15th pick and with a litany of needs to improve their football team, the Redskins seem highly unlikely to trade up into the top five of the NFL Draft.

Unless Kyler Murray somehow comes available. 

The Redskins, like a host of other NFL teams, believe Murray has transcendent talent. Jay Gruden said so publicly at the NFL Scouting Combine, and privately, Ashburn sources have been clear that Washington considers Murray the top offensive player available in this draft.

Be real though, Murray has no chance of lasting around to Washington's selection with the 15th pick. It's still most likely he's the first player drafted. If Arizona doesn't take Murray with the No. 1 overall pick, things could get interesting. 

A report from New York showed that the Redskins have been talking with the Jets about the third pick, something that NBC Sports Washington suggested could happen as far back as February during the NFL Combine

The problem is the only player worth paying the cost to move up that high is Murray, and again, he seems unlikely to be available. 

One NFC scout explained that of the 2019 quarterback class, only Murray is the type a team would "reach" for. Beyond the Oklahoma Heisman winner, Dwayne Haskins, Drew Lock and Daniel Jones are good, legitimate first-round prospects, but not the type to "sell the farm to get."

Sure, the Redskins might want a new QB, but it's entirely possible one of those three players last to the 15th pick.

One of the reasons that makes the 2019 draft so intriguing is that after Murray, there is very little consensus ranking the passers. It seems Haskins or Lock will go off the board as the second QB, but which one is up for debate. And Jones has some serious fans around the NFL. For example, Hall of Fame analyst Gil Brandt compared Jones to Peyton Manning. Seriously. 

Any combination of Lock, Haskins and/or Jones could go before 15, but it seems unlikely all three do. One former NFL executive suggested that the Redskins will take either Lock or Haskins if that player is available at 15 though.

If both are gone, and no top defensive player slips to 15 as a result of a quarterback or offensive line run early in the draft, then it's entirely possible the Redskins look to trade back. Senior VP of Player Personnel Doug Williams said as much earlier this week. 

"I’m going to go on the record and say that’s a possibility that we won’t trade up, but there’s a great possibility we’ll trade back if that opportunity came," Williams said on Monday.

The Redskins met with Maryland safety Darnell Savage on Tuesday, and his draft stock likely seems to land somewhere in the bottom third of the first round or early in the second round. The Texans might be looking to move up and get a tackle, and Washington should answer that call if it comes. Houston holds the 23rd pick, and that could make sense as a spot to select Savage. 

Beyond Savage, a player like Boston College offensive lineman Chris Lindstrom could make sense if the 'Skins move back, not to mention Jones. The Duke QB seems unlikely to get past the first round, especially because of the advantage of having a quarterback on a rookie contract. A first-round deal comes with a low cost relative to NFL quarterbacks, and additionally, a fifth-year option. if a QB plays at a high level, that option year holds tremendous value for its team-friendly terms

That Jones seems a possibility at both 15 and at 23 illustrates that there is really no consensus anywhere. 

To that point, one talent evaluator said this draft holds the promise for chaos.

"It's going to be crazy."

For months, Murray seemed to be a lock to go first overall. Now, that doesn't seem like such a sure thing. The debate between Haskins and Lock has never really subsided. There is no clear-cut best wide receiver, or offensive tackle, two spots that often command picks in the Top 10. 

Anything can happen this week, and the Redskins are right in the middle of it all. They want a quarterback - Williams said so - but can't afford to mortgage the future of the franchise. 

Two nuggets to remember this week:

  1. Of the last 12 quarterbacks taken in the first round, 11 were drafted by a team that traded up to get them. The only QB that a team got without trading up? Baker Mayfield, last year's No. 1 overall selection.
  2. The Redskins missed the playoffs the least three seasons. The last time that happened was 2012, when the team mortgaged the future to trade up and select Robert Griffin III.

The only real truth about the 2019 NFL Draft is that nobody knows what's going to happen.

By draft day last season, it was pretty clear the Redskins would take either Daron Payne or Vita Vea. The team needed major help on the defensive line, and those were the two best players believed to be available when Washington picked. At the top of the draft, it was clear Mayfield would go first and the Jets wanted Sam Darnold. That allowed for some stability in projecting what else would happen. 

This year, there are a million scenarios, but no clarity.

Doug Williams summed the situation up very well: "We got the 15th pick at this time, and there are 14 teams in front of us, and you don’t know what’s going to happen. Things happen that you don’t expect."

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