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

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

The Washington Redskins (5-3-1) look to start another multi-game win streak when they take on the Green Bay Packers (4-5) on NBC Sunday Night Football in Week 11.

The Packers ended the Redskins' 2015 season thanks to a 35-18 playoff victory last season. But with the Redskins beating the Vikings 26-20 in Week 9 following the tie to the Bengals in London and the Bye Week, the team now has chance to start another lengthy win streak. After losing their first two games of the season, the Redskins reeled off four straight wins to keep pace in the NFC East.

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is hitting his stride and undrafted rookie Robert Kelley has solidified the run game.

Despite Trent Williams' four-game suspension, the offense continues to click, with Jamison Crowder emerging as the team's MVP through four weeks. The defense, while highly criticized, continues to improve, and pitched a second-half shutout against the Vikings.

For the Packers, a lack of run game has doomed the offense, and with Jordy Nelson still finding his groove following an ACL injury, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' offense has struggled.

Redskins Kickoff airs at 8:00 p.m. on CSN, with the game set to kick off at 8:30 p.m. on NBC.

Leave your comments and thoughts in the comment section below and enjoy the game.

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Redskins vs. Packers Live Updates

FOURTH QUARTER:

11:43 p.m.: UPDATE: Dan Snyder *really* likes what he sees. 

11:34 p.m.: And Josh Norman might have just ended it. He forces a fumble with the Packers driving and the Redskins recover. This one may be over. 

11:28 p.m.: And the Redskins offense keeps on humming. They score yet another touchdown, upping their lead to 35-24 with 3:54 left. Cousins is 31-of-30 for 375 yards and two touchdowns. Can the defense finish this game off? 

11:22 p.m.: Boy, does Jay Gruden have some guts. The Redskins' coach decided to go for it on fourth-and-1 in his own territory, and it paid off. Cousins dove across the sticks on a quarterback sneak, extending a key fouth quarter drive. And as the TV broadcast showed, his boss was quite pleased with his call. 

11:07 p.m.: Back and forth they go. Rodgers drives his team down the field for another touchdown, cutting the Redskins lead to 29-24 in the fourth quarter. Game on. 

10:58 p.m.: It's official - Cousins is straight up balling right now. He answers the Packers score with a 70-yard touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon. It's 29-17 in the fourth quarter. 

10:53 p.m.: That was entirely too easy. Packers score on a 31-yard touchdown catch and run by James Starks, who was wide open. It's 22-17 early in the fourth. 

THIRD QUARTER:

10:50 p.m.: Cousins is killing it through three quarters. He's 16-of-24 for 230 yards and two touchdowns. He has to play big to show he's worthy of a long term contract. And tonight he's making himself some money. 

10:41 p.m.: Boom. Cousins hits Jamison Crowder for a 44-yard touchdown on third-and-11. The Redskins miss another two-point conversion, but they're up 22-10 with two minutes left in the third quarter. 

10:26 p.m.: Cousins was sacked on a play where DeSean Jackson was wide open in the end zone. Here's guessing that's what the two were discussing afterward. 

10:22 p.m.: Dustin Hopkins hits a 37-yard field goal to extend the Redskins' lead to 16-10 over the Packers. So far, Cousins is 12-19 for 158 yards and a touchdown. 

10:14 p.m.: With his second-quarter sack of Aaron Rodgers, Ryan Kerrigan joined elite company

SECOND QUARTER: 

10:02 p.m.: Jordan Reed out here breaking ankles, per the usual. 

10:00 p.m.: Redskins march right back down the field and answer, taking the lead on a Rob Kelley touchdown. It's 13-10 Washington at halftime. 

9:44 p.m.: The Packers tack on a field goal to gain their first lead of the night. Green Bay is up 10-7 late in the first half. 

9:23 p.m.: Things are getting weird here in the second quarter. The Packers appeared to score a touchdown on a Jordy Nelson catch, but the ball was knocked away in the end zone by Josh Norman. Was it a catch? You be the judge. 

FIRST QUARTER:

9:05 p.m.: Yeah, the move Jackson puts on this defensive back was pretty nasty. 

9:00 p.m.: And the Redskins get on the board first! Kirk Cousins hits DeSean Jackson on a 17-yard touchdown to give Washington a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter. 

PREGAME:

7:50 p.m.: We think Ricky Jean Francois is excited to play this game, guys. 

7:21 p.m: It's official: DeSean Jackson is back in the lineup. The Redskins' big-play receiver missed last week's game against the Vikings with a shoulder injury, but felt good enough to give it a go tonight. Check out the full inactives list here

6:30 p.m.: NO SPLIT JERSEYS. NOT EVEN ON KIDS. DON'T DO IT. EVER.

5:30 p.m.: It's safe to say that Will Compton is ready for the Packers and Sunday Night Football.

4:55 p.m.: The Redskins are going with the burgundy jerseys and gold pants for Sunday Night Football. Personally, I hate the gold pants and they should never wear it again.

4:35 p.m.: It's POLL time and the question is simple: Who wins tonight's Sunday Night Football game ebtween the Redskins and Packer,  and by how much? Click here to vote.

3:45 p.m.: We'll be dropping you some links, info and tweets over the next few hours as we make our way to kickoff at 8:30 p.m. You can expect to see a lot of Su'a Cravens roaming the field on his own. The Packers love to play uptempo and catch defenses off guard. People inside the organization said that Cravens is going to be allowed to be on the prowl tonight. 

3:30 p.m.: Also, be sure to follow CSN Redskins insiders JP Finlay and Rich Tandler on Twitter as well. Our CSN Redskins Twitter account is also a great source of dank memes.

3:15 p.m.: Welcome to CSN's live blog coverage of Sunday Night Football between the Redskins and Packers. Also always, I am your esteemed host Troy Machir. Wanna follow me on Twitter? Of course you do. Click here to do that. You might won't regret it. 

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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Roster competition, Brown vs. Pryor

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Need to Know: The Redskins week that was—Roster competition, Brown vs. Pryor

Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 23, 33 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp.  

The Redskins week that was

A look at some of the most popular posts and hottest topics of the week on Real Redskins  and NBC Sports Washington.

Post-minicamp Redskins 53-man roster projection—Defense—NFL coaches and others like to tell you that competition determines who wins roster spots in the league. And that may be true to an extent. But many roster spots are predetermined by a player’s contract situation and/or draft status. It is unlikely that an undrafted player like Fish Smithson will win a roster spot over Troy Apke even if the former outperforms the latter in every way during training camp. Apke was a fourth-round pick and they aren’t going to give up on him in favor of an undrafted player. It would cost $3.2 million in dead cap to cut Stacy McGee and only $150,000 to move on from Ziggy Hood so McGee will win a “competition” that is even remotely close. (Offensive projection here)

Redskins will 'have it out' for Terrelle Pryor at training camp—While this is something that could add a little spice to the Jets’ visit to Richmond, don’t look for much of anything to happen. Zach Brown might give a little extra shove to Pryor here and there but he’s not going to do anything that will draw blood or even cause a deep bruise. If nothing else, a big hit on Pryor would invite retaliation by the Jets on Josh Doctson or Paul Richardson. And that might lead to more retaliation and you end up with a brawl like the Redskins and Texans had a couple of years ago.

Trent Williams very much of approves of Smith and Guice—Williams is going into his ninth NFL season and he has yet to be on the winning side of a playoff game. He thinks that Alex Smith and Derrius Guice can help change that. 

The curious case of Alex Smith and the NFL Top 100 list—I normally greet this list with a big yawn and this year was no exception. But I do find the omission of Smith, who led the NFL in passer rating and was third in adjusted net yards per attempt, odd. In an update to this post, the NFL released the names of the top 10 players and Smith is not on it. He shouldn’t be, but he should be somewhere on the 100, perhaps in the middle of the pack. The only Redskins player to appear on the list was Trent Williams at No. 57.

The Redskins' best players who are 25 or younger—It’s likely that nine players who are 25 or younger will line up as starters for the Redskins this year. I don’t have a rundown of how that compares to the rest of the league but it’s notable that in the last two years six of them have replaced players who were either approaching age 30 or over it. I’ll engage in some speculation here and say that five of the young players—Daron Payne, Derrius Guice, Preston Smith, Jonathan Allen, and Montae Nicholson—are good enough to potentially make a Pro Bowl at some point in their careers. 

Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page, Facebook.com/TandlerNBCSand follow him on Twitter  @TandlerNBCSand on Instagram @RichTandler

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Timeline 

Former Redskins defensive tackle Dave Butz was born on this date in 1950. 

Days until:

—Training camp starts (7/26) 33
—Preseason opener @ Patriots (8/9) 47
—Roster cut to 53 (9/1) 70

The Redskins last played a game 174 days ago. They will open the 2018 NFL season at the Cardinals in 78 days. 

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Redskins schedule preview: Week 16 vs. Titans

Redskins schedule preview: Week 16 vs. Titans

We’re previewing every game of the 2018 season with a look forward and a look back. Up today, it’s the game against the Titans. 

Week 16 December 22 or 23, Nissan Stadium (the date of the game will be determined no later than Week 8 in early November)

2017 Titans: 9-7, Second in AFC South, lost in the divisional round 

Projected 2018 wins per Westgate SuperBook: 8

Early line: Redskins +5.5

Key additions: CB Malcolm Butler, DT Bennie Logan, RB Dion Lewis

Key losses: DT Sylvester Williams, RB DeMarco Murray

Biggest questions: 

  • QB Marcus Mariota improved from his rookie year and had a solid 2016. But he regressed last season. In which direction is his career headed?
  • After head coach Mike Mularkey took the Titans to the second round of the playoffs he was summarily fired. Will they regret making to switch to Mike Vrabel?

Series history

The all-time series between the two teams is tied a 6-6; the teams split six games when the franchise was the Houston Oilers and they have gong 3-3 since the move to Tennessee. 

Series notables

The first time: October 10, 1971, RFK Stadium—The Redskins offense didn’t score a touchdown but that often didn’t matter when George Allen was the head coach as they still won 22-13. Washington’s scoring came on five Curt Knight field goals and on an 18-yard interception return by defensive end Ron McDole. That touchdown came on one of five takeaways by the Redskins defense. 

The last time: October 19, 2014, FedEx Field—Quarterback Kirk Cousins was struggling in the first half, losing a fumble and throwing a head-scratching interception. With the Redskins trailing the 2-4 Titans 10-6, Jay Gruden decided it was time for a change and Colt McCoy came in to play QB in the second half. 

Things clicked immediately as McCoy threw a short pass to Pierre Garçon, who turned upfield and rolled in for a 70-yard touchdown. It was back and forth in the second half and the Redskins were trailing 17-16 when they got the ball on their own 20 with 3:14 to play. McCoy led a 10-play drive that consumed all of the remaining time and culminated in a 22-yard Kai Forbath field goal to win it 19-17. 

The best time: November 3, 1991, RFK Stadium—To win nine straight NFL games to start out a season, you need solid blocking, accurate passing, hard-hitting tackling, inspired play calling, crisp execution and, as was the case today, a little bit of luck. Chip Lohmiller kicked a 41-yard field goal for Washington to give the Redskins a 16-13 overtime win over Houston. Darrell Green’s interception at the Houston 33 set up the kick. All of that, however, would not have happened if not for Oiler placekicker Ian Howfield. 

After Houston tied the game on a one-yard run by Lorenzo White with 1:42 left in the game, Brian Mitchell fumbled the ensuing kickoff, giving the Oilers prime field position. Howfield came in for a 33-yard field goal attempt with one second left. It appeared that the winning streak would end at eight. “You don’t exactly give up, but you’re not far from it,” said Andre Collins. 

The snap was perfect as was the hold, but Howfield’s kick was wide right. 

On Houston’s second offensive play of overtime, Oiler quarterback Warren Moon got bumped as he threw an out pass and Green picked it off. Three Ernest Byner runs preceded Lohmiller’s game-ending kick. 

The worst time: October 30, 1988, Astrodome—Washington entered the contest riding a three-game winning streak and appeared to be rounding into form to defend their Super Bowl title. Warren Moon threw three touchdown passes to Drew Hill, however, and the Redskins took a 41-17 whipping that wasn’t even as close as the final score would indicate.

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Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page, Facebook.com/TandlerNBCS  and follow him on Twitter  @TandlerNBCS  and on Instagram @RichTandler