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RGIII was back to his pre-injury self on Sunday (Photo: Washington Redskins) The defense gave up 41 points, the majority of them to a career backup quarterback, the special teams unit gave up yet another punt return touchdown, and the Washington Redskins found themselves trailing with under 4:00 to go. And yet . . . They won. They won because of the guy under center. The guy who has taken heaps of criticism in the media since coming back from reconstructive ACL surgery, which he recovered from in record time. The guy who was the most electrifying player in the entire NFL last season, and this season had fans calling for him to be benched. The guy who said winning the Heisman trophy was “unbelievably believable” and that “no one is gonna tell [him] how to play the game”. The Redskins (2-4) defeated the Chicago Bears (4-3) on Sunday, 45-41, because of Robert Griffin III. The quarterback threw for 298 yards and two touchdowns, with 10.3 yards per attempt. He also recorded his best rushing game of the season, finishing with 84 yards on 11 carries. On the final drive of the game, with Washington down by 3, Griffin led a 12 play, 80 yard touchdown drive capped off by Roy Helu Jr.’s third rushing score on the day. In large part, his decision making was vastly improved from weeks prior, as was his accuracy, as evidenced by his second quarter goal line fade TD pass to Jordan Reed. Jordan Reed is a future superstar, and he showed on Sunday that the future may arrive very soon (Photo: Washington Redskins) Speaking of Reed, the athletic freak busted out and had the best game of his young career (as I suspected he would), hauling in 9 passes on 9 targets for 134 yards and the aforementioned touchdown. He sliced and diced the Bears defense all game, and will only get better with more experience. Washington must have read my column, because they gave Helu Jr. 11 carries, which me took full advantage of. His quickness paid dividends in the red zone and was a big part of the Redskins offensive success Sunday. Starting RB Alfred Morris was no slouch himself, tallying 95 yards on 19 carries. The offensive line, while not amazing, was adequate, and opened up just enough holes for the ground game to get going (except for Trent Williams, who utterly locked up Julius Peppers the entire afternoon. The Silverback has quietly become one of the best LTs in the league.) I really don’t want to talk about the defense or the special teams right now, because they were both appalling. When Josh McCown has the second-highest QB rating of the week against your defense, you know you’re deplorably bad. Not much can be done to fix it now, either. Washington will have to ride out the storm and hope RGIII knows how to pilot the ship. The Redskins now turn their attention to the Denver Broncos, who just a few weeks ago looked unstoppable. But after giving up a zillion points to Dallas (note: They gave up 48, not a zillion) and losing to Andrew Luck and the Colts, they quite obviously have some weaknesses. I don’t know if the Redskins can beat them; if they do, it will be by way of having the ball last. Ultimately, though, next week is not the be-all, end-all. Washington started 3-6 last year and still managed to make the playoffs. As long as they win 3 of their next four (Denver, San Diego, Minnesota, Philadelphia), they will have positioned themselves for another playoff run down the stretch, something that seemed next to impossible after the first three games of the year. Related articles: Washington Redskins try to save season vs. Chicago Washington Redskins: Remember to breathe, people Washington Redskins game preview: Week 6 (at Dallas)

Radio stations nix Redskins issue ads

Two Washington D.C. radio stations have decided they will not run ads from a group pressuring the Washington Redskins to change their name. The ad was scheduled to air this weekend on WJFK-FM and WPGC-FM, The Washington Post reported. Paid for by the Oneida Indian Nation, the spot called for Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change the NFL team's nickname, which it has had since...

Brandon Meriweather Suspended two Games for Illegal Hits

The NFL announced Monday that Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has been suspended without pay for two games for repeat violations this season of NFL safety rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players. During the two week suspension Meriweather will not be allowed to practice or correspond with the team. Meriweather [...]

Redskins Broadcast Team Sings ‘Hail to the Redskins’

Sunday after Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo intercepted Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and scored a touchdown the Redskins broadcast team (on ESPN 980) broke out with the team’s fight song. The idea was Chris Cooley’s but Larry Michael, Sonny Jurgensen and Doc Walker all chimed in. (audio courtesy of DCSportsBog)

Roy Helu Vultures 3 TDs vs. Bears

Redskins running back Roy Helu rushed for touchdowns of 14, 3 and 3 yards Sunday against the Bears.Fantasy Spin:Alfred Morris was still the workhorse, getting 19 carries and taking them for 95 yards, but Washington curiously went with Helu near the goal line. Helu has rushed for at least 41 yards in three straight games with four TDs in that span and is suddenly on the flex radar.

At least Mike Shanahan didn't put Fred Davis through conditioning drills

And they say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. The Redskins are either pressuring TE Fred Davis off the team, or they are delivering negative motivation to shape up. Hog Heaven suspects the latter, but who knows. Word hit the Twitterverse yesterday that Davis is on the trading block. The NFL 2013 trade deadline is October 29, next week. Mike Shanahan put Albert...

Fred Davis on Redskins’ inactive list

Tight end Fred Davis is on the Washington Redskins’ inactive list for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears at FedEx Field. Davis’s de-activation comes as a surprise given that he was listed as probable on the official injury report due to an ankle injury. Unless Davis suffered a setback with his injury it is another sign that Davis has fallen behind rookie Jordan Reed as...

Martellus Bennett: I want to punch ‘scumbag’ Brandon Meriweather in the face

Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has been one of the most notorious head-hunters in the NFL since he entered the league in 2007. Almost every rule that has been put into place over the past several years to protect receivers prevents Meriweather from playing the only way he knows how. And for that, Chicago Bears […]

Joe Theismann says 'Redskins' name is tribute to native americans

While some have adamantly expressed their discontent with the Washington Redskins nickname, citing it's a derogatory name and offensive to Native Americans, former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann doesn't believe those things at all. Instead, Theismann believes the Redskins name is a tribute to Native Americans, and said he was very proud to wear the Redskins uniform...

Jordan Reed Explodes vs. Bears

Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed exploded for nine catches, 134 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Bears.Fantasy Spin:Reed surpassed Fred Davis as the team's top tight end weeks ago and went off in Week 7 with Davis on the sidelines as a healthy inactive. The 23-year-old should be considered a TE1 going forward.

Report: Redskins Trying To Trade TE Fred Davis

Pro Football Talk is reporting that sources have informed them that the Washington Redskins are attempting to trade TE Fred Davis. The post Report: Redskins Trying To Trade TE Fred Davis appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.

Washington Redskins: Jordan Reed Could Be The Next Jimmy Graham

The 2013 version of the Washington Redskins have come up short on expectations so far at 2-4 heading into Week 8. After an NFC East division title in 2012, the 'Skins were expected to rebound quickly from their playoff exit/RGIII's knee injury and make a sustained run at the top of the NFC East.In a season with few bright spots, Rookie TE Jordan Reed has been a revelation...

Redskins Shopping Fred Davis

The Washington Redskins right now are shopping TE Fred Davis which doesn’t come as a surprise to most people. Jordan Reed, the other TE for Washington, had a monster game against the Bears on Sunday in a 45-41 win. So right now, the Redskins have no use for him whatsoever. There are some teams right now that are in dire need of a TE. For example, the Baltimore Ravens could use...

Fred Davis On Redskins' Trading Block

The Redskins are looking to trade tight end Fred Davis. SOURCE: NBC's Pro Football TalkFantasy Spin:Jordan Reed has emerged as the team's No. 1 tight end, which makes Davis expendable. Davis has just three catches for 25 yards this season.

Redskins outscore, outlast Bears 45-41

The Washington Redskins' go-ahead touchdown with less than a minute to play handed the Chicago Bears their third loss of the season.

Redskins Are Better When Robert Griffin III Runs More, Josh Freeman Will Get Better and Other NFL Thoughts

Injuries and unusual penalties ruled the NFL headlines in Week 7. The league’s IR welcomed a few more Pro Bowlers to its already crowded list, and football fans everywhere were vexed by the call that essentially handed the Jets an overtime win against the Patriots. But there was more to the NFL’s Week 7 than might meet the eye. The Giants finally won a game, leaving the Jaguars...
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