Sunday Night Football on NBC is in Washington, D.C. for Week 3 of the NFL Season as the Redskins (1-1) host the Raiders (2-0) in the most intriguing game of the early season.
The Redskins defense has two weeks of solid play under its belt but will need 60 minutes of elite defensive football in order to slow down Derek Carr, Marshawn Lynch, Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper. The Redskins dealt with a lot of nagging injuries following their win over the Rams in Week 2. Rob Kelley and Jordan Reed are officially out for Week 3, which will make things very interesting.
That's important, because the Redskins will need to get the offense going in a hurry. Kirk Cousins, Terrelle Pryor and the rest of the crew will be asked to keep up with the Raiders' high-octane offense. A task easier said than done.
The Week 3 Sunday Night Football game between the Redskins and the Raiders takes place at 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Redskins Kickoff with Chick Hernandez, Brian Mitchell and Trevor Matich airs live at 7:30 p.m. The trio returns at 11:30 p.m. ET for Redskins Extra.
Be sure to join us in the live blog below and leave a game comment in the comment section at the bottom.
REDSKINS VS. RAIDERS WEEK 3 SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL LIVE BLOG:
10:58 p.m.: Bad news: Perine is hurt and the Raiders got the ball in the red zone. Good news: The Raiders settled for a field goal. Redskins 24, Raiders 10.
10:55 p.m: Perine is headed to the locker room. Looks like a hand injury.
10:51 p.m.: Semaje Perine fumbles the ball inside the Redskins 20-yard line. Pass interference on the very next play. This is the Redskins team I am familiar with
10:45 p.m.: The Redskins come up short in the red zone. They settle for a field goal. Listen, red zone struggles will be addressed, but not right now. They're playing well. Let it ride for now.
10:37 p.m.: Chris Thompson for president. The third-down back took another pass in the flats and hit the afterburners. He's tackled out of bounds in the red zone, but not before a pickup of over 70 yards. He has over 100 receiving yards tonight.
10:31 p.m.: Jared Cook scampers into the end zone and the Raiders are finally on the board. 21-7. This is bout to get interesting.
10:25 p.m.: Jamison Crowder muffed a punt, again. That's the first badf play of the night. So at least there's that.
10:19 p.m.: Holy crap D.J. Swearinger just lit into Marshawn Lynch with a BOOOOOMING HIT.
D.J. Swearinger just beast-moded Beast Mode. https://t.co/DJZxd9aFQC— Jake Russell (@_JakeRussell) September 25, 2017
10:13 p.m.: JOSH DOCTSON LIVES AND SCORES A TOUCHDOWN.
9:50 p.m.: So yeah, the Redskins lead 14-0 at halftime. I did not see that coming. I don't think anyone did. That Redskins +3 line in Vegas is looking MIGHTY NICE right about now.
9:22 p.m.: ANOTHER INTERCEPTION. This time it's Kendall Fuller.
Hell of a job by Fuller turning his head and locating his ball late to secure the INT pic.twitter.com/IBWYqaeM2K— Mark Bullock (@MarkBullockNFL) September 25, 2017
9:16 p.m.: Khalil Mack just ate Morgan Moses' lunch and crunched Kirk Cousins. Raiders' first sack of the game.
9:14 p.m.: Raiders forced to punt. They've had four possessions. Three punts, one INT.
9:12 p.m.: Amari Cooper had a pass dead-to-rights and he dropped it. That is his seventh drop of the season.
9:10 p.m.: The Redskins defense made the Raiders offense look rudimentary at best in the first quarter. Raise your hand if you expected that. Put your hand down.
9:02 p.m.: Sorry about that. I had to go grab some pizza before the rest of the office gets to it.
8:48 p.m.: Preston Smith isn't a rookie, but he joins the sack party. That was impressive defense.
8:47 p.m: Jonathan Allen takes down Derek Carr with a sack. Rookie INT and rookie sack. That's big.
8:44 p.m.: The Redskins have five offensive TDs this season. Chris Thompson is responsible for four of them.
8:42 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS! Chris Thompson gets the ball in the flat and takes off. 22-yard touchdown. Redskins 7, Raiders 0.
8:40 p.m.: A balanced diet of heavy Semaje Perine runs and quick passes to the outside. Vernon Davis picks up a first-down with a nice catch and run.
8:35 p.m.: After a review, it is determined that Nicholson made the interception, but did not run it back. Nonetheless, that's a turnover for the good guys.
8:33 p.m.: INTERCEPTION! Rookie Montae Nicholson swoops in to pick off Derek Carr early in the game. Did the referee even ring the bell yet?
8:31 p.m.: OK, finally, it's time for football.
8:30 p.m.: Several Redskins, like Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson, took a knee during the national anthem.
8:29 p.m.: So, there it is.
Unity. pic.twitter.com/eJbzdcZnYR— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) September 25, 2017
8:25 p.m.: We're just minutes away from kickoff and as expected, a lot of Raiders fans are in the house.
Not sure this shows it but there are a lot of Raiders fans. A lot. pic.twitter.com/PWyQEaRa2p— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) September 25, 2017
8:05 p.m.: Will Josh Doctson be a factor tonight? That's what we are hoping for.
Was told by several players this week after practices that the light bulb came on this week for WR Josh Doctson. We shall see! #Redskins— Lake Lewis Jr (@LakeLewis) September 25, 2017
7:55 p.m.: Former Redskins FB Mike Sellers is still a very large human being. He's still a funny person too, as evident by his zinger at Chick Hernandez.
7:30 p.m.: I know you probably don't want this reminder, but ... yeah the Redskins have not been good in primetime.
Primetime has not been kind to the Redskins. pic.twitter.com/rSdTeybLJd— Troy Machir (@TroyMachir) September 24, 2017
7:20 p.m.: With President Donald Trump's Saturday comments — imploring owners to fire players who don't stand for the anthem — Chris Collinsworth had a poignant response on the pregame show on NBC.
Cris Collinsworth says Trump should apologize to NFL players: 'They're not SOBs. They're smart helpful guys.' pic.twitter.com/l40iL3Rime— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 24, 2017
7:10 p.m.: The Redskins are expected to issue a statement regarding anthme protests prior to kickoff. It's also being reported that owner Dan Snyder will be on the sidelines with the players during the anthem.
7:04 p.m.: Here is the full list of inactives. Tonight could get interesting.
6:58 p.m.: No Rob Kelley or Jordan Reed for the Redskins tonight vs. the Raiders. Dang.
Rob Kelley and Jordan Reed inactive— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) September 24, 2017
6:40 p.m.: The inactive list should be coming out shortly. Will Jordan Reed be dressed? Rookie TE Jeremy Sprinkle was dressed and on the field for warmups if that is any indication.
6:35 p.m.: MARSHAWN LYNCH IS HERE AND OH MY GOD HE LOOKS LIKE A SUPERVILLIAN.
Beast Mode x Bane. pic.twitter.com/vrTkCuoQu8— Troy Machir (@TroyMachir) September 24, 2017
6 30 p.m.: Welcome to our Week 2 live blog of the Redskin vs. Rams game. It's me, Troy Machir again. You can follow JP Finlay and Rich Tandler too if you'd like. They're at FedEx Field for the game. That's cool and all, but since I'm here, I suggest you stick around.