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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.

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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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Experiences at stadiums and arenas will be different when sports return

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Experiences at stadiums and arenas will be different when sports return

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The smell of barbecue wafts through the parking lots hours before kickoff at Arrowhead Stadium, and when the first salvo of fireworks explode overhead, thousands of Chiefs fans begin to march en masse toward the entrance gates.

That's how things normally are on an NFL game day in Kansas City.

But these days, very little is normal, and like so many things in life the football season ahead is rife with uncertainty. The coronavirus pandemic that brought sports to a standstill for months has everyone wondering what games will be like when spectators are finally allowed back in -- and whether they will even want to show up.

The changes will be big and small, temporary and long-lasting.

Fans could have their every move scrutinized by cameras and lasers. There might be nobody in the next seat to high-five after a touchdown. The idea of passing cash to a beer vendor between innings will be a memory. Temperature screenings and medical checks could be mandatory to get in. By having virtual tickets scanned on their smart phones, fans could be acknowledging the health risk of attending a game while surrendering some of their personal privacy.

It all begs the question: Will fans be able to have any fun?

"There's a wealth of unanticipated casualties, I guess, that are going to be part of this, things we all took for granted as part of the live game-day experience," explained Nate Appleman, director of the sports, recreation and entertainment practice for Kansas City-based architectural firm HOK. "Some things we have yet to fathom but will become painfully clear once we are allowed back into venues and get back to truly human nature, which is to gather and celebrate community."

Some leagues are returning with few or no fans, including soccer in Germany, stock car racing in the U.S. and baseball in Japan. But as sports ramp up, The Associated Press found during interviews with more than two dozen experts in stadium design and infrastructure that the only thing that might look the same is what happens on the field of play.

The biggest short-term change will be social distancing, something that already has become a fact of everyday life. Ticket sales will be capped. Entire rows and sections will be blocked off. Seats on the aisle will be left open to maintain a buffer from those walking up the stairs. Fans will be given an entrance time to prevent crowding at the gates. Lines at restrooms and concessions will be limited. Congregating in the corridors will no longer be allowed.

The college football season is still some three months away, yet Iowa State anticipates capacity at Jack Trice Stadium will be cut in half based on "current guidelines established by state and local officials" -- roughly the number of fans that have purchased season tickets. At Kansas, athletic director Jeff Long said the Jayhawks have planned for some 16,000 fans in Memorial Stadium this fall -- about a third of official capacity.

Several NFL teams, including Miami and New Orleans, are modeling for reduced capacities this season. It will no doubt look different for fans in the stadium, not to mention the millions that will tune in on TV.

"There's the old saying, `Necessity is the mother of invention.' I would say we're in a heightened situation of necessity right now," Appleman said. "There are a lot of really smart people coming up with really cool initiatives that could just be a new way of doing things, and new isn't always bad. Sometimes change is good. Sometimes we have to adapt."

Indeed, such plans bring both hope and fear: hope that some fans will be able to see their favorite teams live and fear that colleges and leagues such as Major League Soccer that rely heavily on ticket sales will be able to make ends meet.

To help fill some of those gaps -- both optically and financially -- many facility operators have been exploring options with firms such as Arizona-based Bluemedia, which designs and produces screens that can cover large swaths of seats. Such screens already are used when arenas want to cap capacity or create more intimate settings, but Bluemedia vice president R.J. Orr said those same products can present sponsorship and marketing opportunities.

"Of course they can sell advertising," Orr said, "but there are many ways to get creative. What if a ticket-sales guy went out to season-ticket holders and you can upload a photo and we can put your image in the stands? We're trying to come up with a bunch of cool ideas that may work."

Other companies also are tailoring products to help with social distancing and crowd control.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United, already has cashless systems in place for merchandise and concessions. Several professional teams are in talks with motion analytics company inside, whose SafeDistance system uses lasers to map spaces and measure crowd density. At KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York, a company called WaitTime utilizes an app to tell Sabres fans how long lines are at restrooms and concessions.

"We have a great opportunity to rewrite the new normal for the return of sports," WaitTime founder Zack Klima said.

It all sounds a bit Orwellian -- like Big Brother is very much watching. And such systems do dance a fine line between informative and intrusive. But they also could help mitigate the spread of a virus, and that could make the difference between having Michigan Stadium empty on a fall Saturday or having 100,000 fans rooting on the Wolverines again.

Not everything will be as overt as barren concourses and empty seats, either. Most of the changes that colleges and teams are implementing will go unnoticed by those who settle in for the kickoff or first pitch.

Premier League club Tottenham recently opened its new London stadium after spending millions to create more than 1,600 WiFi access points and 700 Bluetooth beacons, ensuring fans are able to utilize crowd-density apps and other technology. Many facilities are upgrading heating, cooling and ventilation systems to scrub air as it circulates through their buildings, while others are toying with the use of QR codes to monitor the health of their patrons.

"We're extrapolating off these trends that have already existed, and I think we're going to kick-start into 2025 even though it's only 2020," said Jason Jennings, director of strategy and digital integration for the sports and entertainment group at Mortenson, which is wrapping construction on the Raiders' new $2.4 billion stadium in Las Vegas. "The technology is going to be deployed much faster because of the value it has for the fan experience and public health."

Even the way facilities are cleaned will change. No longer will hosing down seats and sweeping up trash left by fans be enough. Venue giant ASM Global recently announced a new hygiene protocol for its 325 facilities worldwide, noting the importance of hewing to international health recommendations from the likes of the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization.

Few professional teams have been willing to divulge their reopening strategies, whether that be potential seating layouts or infrastructure upgrades. The rapidly changing social and political environment coupled with the unpredictable nature of the virus have made planning difficult. But the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium recently committed to being the first public facility to receive a STAR rating from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, which involves completing a rigorous program to help provide what Dolphins chief executive Tom Garfinkel "the safest environment possible."

Of course, even that might not be enough. While much remains unknown about the novel coronavirus, one fact that is painfully clear is how easily it spreads. No league or team wants their games to become a "super spreader" event, and everyone acknowledges all the preparations in the world cannot guarantee safety.

"In large masses, there is no system that can effectively prevent another person from giving germs to a second individual," said Philip Tierno, clinical professor of pathology at New York University's Grossman School of Medicine. "If they sneeze or cough or talk directly, or even breathe directly on a person, there is no system that can prevent that."

That hasn't stopped sports facilities from spending millions of dollars during the months-long shutdown to minimize the risk. Giving fans some measure of confidence is an investment in the bottom line.

"We will get back to stadiums and watching football, basketball, baseball, etcetera, there is no question," said Ryan Demmer, an epidemiologist at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health. "But it's going to take a little bit of time to do it safely. And that's going to take a little bit of innovation to do it safely in the short-term."

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Ron Rivera explains that working with Terry McLaurin has been a 'treat' thus far

Ron Rivera explains that working with Terry McLaurin has been a 'treat' thus far

Ron Rivera took over as Redskins head coach in early January, tasked with the challenge of turning around a football team that has struggled plenty as of late.

After assembling his staff, one of the first things the new head coach did was have a meeting with them to identify which players on the roster would be a part of the team's "core" as they build for the future. As Rivera explained during an interview with the Redskins Talk podcast during Super Bowl week, it didn't take the head coach long to realize wide receiver Terry McLaurin completely fits the his vision for the future.

On Friday, Rivera was asked by Fox Sports 1's Jay Glazer about the team's wide receiver group heading into the 2020 season. The head coach took that opportunity to rave about his second-year pass-catcher.

"Terry McLaurin's been a treat," Rivera said. "He's been a treat to get to know."

As a rookie in 2019, McLaurin was one of the lone bright spots in an otherwise forgetful season for the Redskins. Then wideout finished with a team-high 919 receiving yards, just eight short of breaking Gary Clark's franchise rookie record. Additionally, his seven TD receptions accounted for nearly half of Washington's touchdowns in the passing game.

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Rivera told Glazer that McLaurin reminds the head coach of one of his former wideouts in Carolina: D.J. Moore.

"[McLaurin is] a guy that could be on the verge [of stardom], he really is," Rivera said. "He reminds me so much of a D.J. Moore that we had in Carolina. Just an outstanding young man."

Moore, the Panthers' first-round pick in 2018, had a promising rookie season, but truly emerged as one of the NFL's better wide receivers last season. Moore finished his breakout campaign in 2019 with 87 receptions for 1,175 yards and four touchdowns. The wideout's catch total was good for a top 15 finish, while only eight other receivers had more receiving yards than him last season.

Like McLaurin, Moore also played with three different starting quarterbacks in 2019. What both receivers were able to accomplish a year ago, given their respective quarterback situations, is nothing short of incredible.

The coronavirus pandemic has prevented all NFL teams from having offseason activities, but McLaurin has still found a way to build his connection with his quarterback Dwayne Haskins. McLaurin, along with a pair of other Redskins receivers -- Steven Sims and Kelvin Harmon -- has worked out with Haskins multiple times this offseason, even as recently as this weekend.

"I've got to say, I like the wide receivers," Rivera said.

If Haskins can build off his strong finish to the 2019 season, McLaurin could have an even bigger second-year than Moore did and really establish himself as one of the rising stars in the league.

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