In the third quarter of today’s Skins-Saints tilt in New Orleans, Washington running back Chris Thompson was engaged blocking on a Kirk Cousins run when Saints defensive lineman Sheldon Rankins rolled into his leg from behind, causing it to bend in ways human legs are not meant to bend:
Drew Brees and the ascendent New Orleans Saints were having a decidedly “meh” game for most of the day against Washington. They weren’t getting completely destroyed, but with a little over four minutes to go, with Washington up 15, it seemed safe to just call this an off day for New Orleans.
This outstretched one-handed falling grab right on the sideline by Washington’s Maurice Harris initially looked like an impressive failure, with the play ruled out of bounds. But on further review, the catch was good, and Harris had come down with one of the best plays of the year.
During Washington’s shocking win over the Seahawks in Seattle, Pete Carroll once again had a slant at the goal line blow up in his face. It was essentially a carbon copy of the play that lost Seattle the Super Bowl and turned Russell Wilson into a broken man:
Kirk Cousins and Washington thwarted what would have been a second straight late game-winning drive by Russell Wilson to grab a win in Seattle this afternoon. Despite leading for almost all of the second half, they found themselves suddenly staring down a a 14-10 deficit with a minute and a half to play after Wilson…
The Eagles pulled away from Washington in the second half Monday night, although at halftime they only led by one touchdown. The competitive game didn’t stop a few fans from fighting early in the third quarter of the Eagles’ 34-24 win in Philly.
Greg Bishop of Sports Illustrated published a Q&A with Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins today. He discusses his new workspace at the stadium, his experience golfing with Donald Trump and his perspective on the protests during the national anthem. He also discusses this, regarding the birth of his son last month:
Redskins cornerback Kendall Fuller picked off 49ers QB C.J. Beathard’s pass with three seconds left to seal today’s 26-24 win over San Francisco. Fuller’s teammates celebrated in a way that has to be a first.
Last night, Washington receiver Terrelle Pryor explained that he flipped a fan the bird following Monday night’s game against Kansas City after said fan called him a “nigger.” Like his middle fingers did on Monday, Pryor’s explanation drew a rash of media coverage, which sparked a response from the NFL’s head office.
After TMZ Sports posted a video in which Washington Redskins wide receiver Terrelle Pryor gave the middle finger to a heckler on Monday night, Pryor has responded and explained his actions. In an Instagram story today, Pryor wrote that a heckler called him the n-word “several times,” to the extent that an NFL employee…
After wide receiver Josh Doctson dropped a pass that would have given Washington a go-ahead touchdown with less than a minute remaining, the team settled for a game-tying field goal. But a quick drive by the Chiefs put Kansas City back on top with a field goal of their own, and with just a few seconds remaining on the…
Former Washington wide receiver Santana Moss, who retired in 2014, went on 106.7 The Fan in Washington D.C. yesterday morning and dredged up some good gossip from the early-2010s Skins teams. Moss played with Robert Griffin III for three seasons, two of which came under coach Mike Shanahan. In their first year…
Roughly two weeks ago, Washington safety Su’a Cravens abruptly told management that he planned to retire from the NFL. He didn’t say why, but the team apparently convinced him to change his mind for a little while and placed him on the exempt/left squad list, which would give him a month to decide what to do.
Football’s not back until the fans are brawling, and thankfully, we didn’t have to wait long. The Eagles defeated Washington today, but some hot-blooded Skins fans really wanted to come home feeling a win (apologies for any neck pain caused by trying to watch this video):
The Eagles beat Washington today, 30-17, but the scoreline was a little misleading: Philly scored two touchdowns in the first half, then only managed field goals until a late fumble return touchdown from defensive lineman Fletcher Cox.
Washington safety Su’a Cravens reportedly informed team president Bruce Allen Sunday morning that he is retiring from the NFL, before the start of his second season as a professional. Cravens started three games for Washington last season as a rookie, and recorded 23 tackles and an interception in 11 games.
Some people are fans of the Washington Redskins. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Washington Redskins. This 2017 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. Read all the previews so far here.
Coldplay performed at the Washington Redskins’ stadium Sunday night and put together a brief (but somehow too long) tribute song to curry favor with fans of the local team. Lead singer Chris Martin crooned this 30-second masterpiece to the cheering crowd.
After sustaining six concussions over eight years in the NFL, David Bruton announced his retirement to the Denver Post today.
The first thing you notice, once you look a little more closely into the Skins’ attempt to gain the high ground on Kirk Cousins, is that in the video meant to smear the quarterback as unreasonable, team president Bruce Allen repeatedly calls him “Kurt.”