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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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Alex Smith at Redskins practice working with Dwayne Haskins (VIDEO)

Alex Smith at Redskins practice working with Dwayne Haskins (VIDEO)

Monday marked the one-year anniversary of Alex Smith's greusome leg injury, and in the 12 months since, the veteran quarterback has made tremendous strides. He's also become a helpful force for rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins.

On Wednesday, Haskins explained that he meets with Smith nearly every day and that he's "been a really great voice" as the rookie tries to learn how to handle the on-field and off-field demands of life in the NFL.

"I realy appreciate since him since he's been here with me trying to help me," Haskins said of Smith. 

When the Redskins players got on the practice field Wednesday, some of that relationship was on display. Smith worked with Haskins, and the other Redskins quarterbacks Colt McCoy and Case Keenum, going through individual drills.

It's important to note that next season Haskins and Smith are the only quarterbacks under contract with the Redskins. While it's far from a certainty Smith can get back on the field, he's obviously working hard towards that goal. It's a good thing both players are close, because next summer, they also could be competing. 

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Rushing to judgment on Dwayne Haskins? Maybe these numbers will change your mind

Rushing to judgment on Dwayne Haskins? Maybe these numbers will change your mind

Dwayne Haskins has thrown 57 passes in his first two NFL starts, and while everyone — from Dwayne to his coaches to his teammates to Redskins fans — would've liked those attempts to have generated more production and success, it's necessary to keep that number in mind.

Again: He's thrown just 57 passes as a starter in the NFL.

Despite that miniscule amount, some are rushing to judgment about the rookie's long-term future in the league. It's more than fine to look at what he's done through two starts and closely analyze it and even criticize some of it, but it's far too early to say definitively what he will become as a pro.

(Note: His appearances against the Giants and Vikings aren't being taken into consideration in this story, due to him coming into both contests while trailing and without a full week of reps with the first-stringers. He struggled in New York and Minnesota, but he was put in spots where struggles were almost certain.)

To put it simply: His past two efforts, while discouraging, don't mean he's a completely doomed passer who should start considering other careers. And to emphasize that fact, here's an exercise.

Let's put the stat lines from a few quarterbacks' first two starts next to each other, but withhold their names. For example, check out what this pair of signal callers did in their first and second times out as the No. 1 option: 

  • QB A - 34-of-52 (65.3-percent completion rate), 466 yards, 6 TDs, 0 INTs
  • QB B - 34-of-67 (50.7-percent completion rate), 357 yards, 1 TD, 5 INTs

QB A is a baller while QB B is a scrub, right? Not exactly. QB A is Marcus Mariota. QB B is Matthew Stafford. Mariota is currently sitting behind Ryan Tannehill and almost surely won't be a Titan in 2020, while Stafford has been entrenched in Detroit since 2009.

Here's another comparsion: 

  • QB A - 45-of-66 (68.1-percent completion rate), 446 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT
  • QB B - 22-of-46 (47.8-percent completion rate), 319 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs

Look at that 20-plus percent difference in completion percentage between QB A and QB B, plus the large edge the former has over the latter in yardage. Well, QB A is EJ Manuel and QB B is Matt Ryan. Yep.

The point of this story is setting in by now, but here's one more side-by-side: 

  • QB A - 34-of-57 (59.6-percent completion rate), 358 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT 
  • QB B - 43-of-76 (56.6-percent completion rate), 533 yards, 3 TDs, 3 INTs 

QB A doesn't come close to matching QB B's yardage output, but he does have a slightly better (though still not ideal) completion percentage and two fewer picks. Turns out, QB A is actually Dwayne Haskins while QB B is Andrew Luck. If there were any folks in Indy ready to call Luck a bust through two starts, they surely now realize how foolish they were being then.

Of course, there have been young players — like Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes — who looked like stars the minute they took over. Unfortunately, Haskins doesn't find himself on that immediate path.

Also, while it'd be unfair for the Redskins to make a decision on whether Haskins is the answer after he's started twice, the reality is he may only get six more chances. Washington is going to have a premium draft pick next April and could choose another highly touted arm. It doesn't need to settle on how it feels about Haskins yet, but that date could be coming somewhat soon, meaning he must improve quickly.

Regardless, those who want to grade Haskins and evaluate him right now absolutely can, but those who want to call it one way or the other need to stop. As the above numbers show, if two starts was the be-all and end-all for pro passers, Marcus Mariota would be a legend while Matt Ryan would be selling insurance.

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