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The Washington Redskins tried to spice things up with a 27-21 lead over the Minnesota Vikings late in the third quarter with a head-scratching decision to try a trick play in the form of a fake punt inside of their own 35-yard-line. As you can see in the GIF below, the play wasn’t executed very well. Punter Sav Rocca showed off his lack of passing ability by missing his intended target—third-year tight end Niles Paul by a mile. Making matters worse, Washington was charged with an unsportsmanlike penalty and had to re-punt the football, setting the Vikings up with great field position and eventually leading to Adrian Peterson’s second touchdown of the game. Michael Gartman is a College Football and NFL Senior Writer, the AFC South and NFC West Lead Writer and the Founder, CEO of GridironGrit.com. He’s also about to start reporting on topics across all sides of the political spectrum and analyze important issues in the liberty movement for a political website. Follow him @_M
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The special teams misadventures for the Washington Redskins continued during Thursday night’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings when punter Sav Rocca threw an incomplete pass on a fake punt on which the intended receiver, Niles Paul, wasn’t expecting a pass to be thrown.
The third-quarter gaffe was inconsequential because the officials called the Redskins’ Jerome Murphy for a...
“I'm sticking with my preseason pick. The Washington Redskins are about to go on the same roll they went on a year ago.” Skip Bayless is went on to cite the similarities, and while he is correct, this season just feels a little bit different. When they didn't turn the ball over, Washington's offense in 2012 was a well-oiled machine based on the running of Robert...
When trying to successfully pull off a trick play in football, communication is key. Every player on the field needs to be on the same page.
But when the Redskins tried to catch the Vikings napping with a fake punt Thursday night, Sav Rocca and Niles Paul were not on the same page. They weren’t even in the same book.
During the third quarter of Washington’s eventual loss in Minnesota...
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We will update this post throughout the game with quarter by quarter live rolling summary. The Washington Redskins face the Minnesota Vikings in Minnesota on Thursday night football.
1st Quarter: REDSKINS 3 Vikings 0
Redskins smartly open the game kicking away from rookie Cordarelle Patterson. Washington gets a big interception on a deep...
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Redskins running back Chris Thompson, who has been inactive the past four games while battling a shoulder injury, will be placed on injured reserve, Coach Mike Shanahan.
“He’ll be on IR before next game, so he’s definitely out,” Shanahan said, adding that the rookie will undergo surgery to repair his labrum.
“I don’t think we’ll know exactly [what's wrong] until...
What is really sad about this fake punt attempt is that it should have worked. Than again, Washington committed a penalty on the play and it would have been called back anyway.
Looks like you have some work to do Coach.
The Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings will face off on Thursday night in a game between two playoff teams from 2013 that find themselves under .500 currently.
With a win over the 1-7 Vikings, the Redskins (3-5) could again make themselves a threat in the NFC East.
Coverage of the game between the Redskins and Vikings will air on the NFL Network beginning at...
Last season the Washington Redskins(3-5) and Minnesota Vikings(1-7) made the playoffs in the NFC. This season they have combined to win a quarter of their games that they have played.
Washington has been hindered by quarterback Robert Griffin III’s off season knee surgery which prohibited him from practicing in the preseason. Combine Griffin’s recovery with a very leaky defense...
Hundreds of American Indians and their supporters rallied outside the Metrodome on Thursday night to demand the Washington Redskins change the team's nickname, calling it racist and disrespectful.
Carrying flags, signs and staffs and led by American Indian Movement co-founder Clyde Bellecourt, the crowd marched to the downtown stadium to hear speakers before the Minnesota Vikings...
When: Thursday @ 825 PM (EST)
Where: Mall of America Field in Minneapolis
TV: NFL Network- Brad Nessler & Mike Mayock
Radio: ESPN Radio: Sports Talk 980
Odds: Washington -2.5, over/under 51
Thursday night’s matchup will be seen nationally on cable. If you don’t have cable, you are still in luck in the Washington DC market as the game will be broadcast by...
A Week 10 matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins this Thursday will serve as cold, hard proof that it takes more than a lone superstar to make an NFL contender. But while neither team ranks high on the Super Bowl futures, each is capable of erupting in style on any given night.
For the Vikings especially, 2013 has been a down year. Star running back Adrian...
Last season, fans were singing the praises of the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings – two teams that were in the bottom of the NFL barrel looking for a way out toward mediocrity and both made the playoffs.This season, we are back to seeing them as fish in a very deep barrel.The ‘Skins and the Vikings are looking for a way out of the 2013-14 season and way to find greener...
RB Matt Asiata
CB Chris Cook
DT Fred Evans
G Charlie Johnson
T Phil Loadholt
TE Kyle Rudolph
S Jamarca Sanford
TE Fred Davis
QB Rex Grossman
S Jose Gumbs
OLB Brandon Jenkins
OG Josh LeRibeus
NT Chris Neild
Handing out labels following Skins games. Tonight, a 34-27 loss at Minnesota.
Robert Griffin III — Played like a champ: 7.6 yards/attempt on 37 attempts, three TDs, 44 rushing yards, no turnovers. Took a lot of hits, though.
Alfred Morris — Another game with over five yards/carry. Hit the 100-yard mark in the first minute of the second half. Was then largely ignored...