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  • Redskins Face Chargers With Mostly Pride To Play For


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    The Washington Redskins and the Los Angeles Chargers are two teams going in opposite directions. Washington have lost five of their last seven and have seen their playoff chances dwindle down to a mere small mathematical possibility. The Chargers on the other hand, have won six of their last eight, and are very much in the playoff picture. As such, the Redskins betting odds for his week have them just shy of a touchdown road dogs.

    Despite there only being a game between the two teams in overall record, the 6-6 Chargers still very much have something left to play for. They come into the matchup as the 7th seed, just one game (and slot) out of the playoffs. They sit behind the 7-5 Jaguars and Ravens, who hold the 5th and 6th seeds respectively, and more importantly, the two AFC Wild Card positions. However, the Chargers are also tied with the Chiefs atop the division with the Chiefs holding the tiebreaker (and 4th seed) currently – so not only is a Wild Card still a possibility, but so is winning the AFC West. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Humiliating Loss To Cowboys Puts An End to the Redskins Playoff Hopes


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    It was supposed to be an epic battle between two teams fighting for a playoff berth – it ended up being one team fighting for that chance. The Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys squared off on Thursday Night, and a nationwide audience watched the Redskins get spanked 38-14 at AT&T Stadium. The loss dropped the Redskins to 5-7, ended their Wild Card hopes, and left nothing to play for, but pride.

    Given their last performance, that might be daunting. The Redskins were sloppy on both sides of the ball, and while some of it can be attributed to the NFL leading amount of injuries they have, some of it was just sloppy. Visit these betting sites to see how the Redskins odds this weekend are affected by their sloppy play against Dallas. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Wallpaper Wednesday: Vintage John Riggins


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    There isn’t really a sure fire way to wipe the bad taste out of your mouth from a humiliating 38-14 loss to the Dallas Cowboys – especially when it puts the nail in the playoff hunt coffin.

    Seemed appropriate to celebrate the past glory with nothing left to play for this year, but pride.

    So today’s wallpaper is “The Diesel” John Riggins. One of the most colorful characters to ever don the burgundy and gold, and one of the best football players too.

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    Throwback Thursday: Kilmer Ends Vikings Undefeated Season


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    It was on this day – November 30th – in 1975, that Billy Kilmer led the Washington Redskins to a 31-30 upset victory over Fran Tarkenton’s Minnesota Vikings.

    The Vikings came into the matchup with a 10-0 record, but George Allen had his 7-3 Redskins ready for battle. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Wallpaper Wednesday: Greg Manusky


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    Thought I would break out of the Wallpaper Wednesday mould and do something different – and recognize a coach instead of a player. Well in this case, a coach who is a former player – Greg Manusky. The Redskins defensive coordinator took over the reigns from Joe Barry in the offseason, after serving as the outside linebackers coach the year before.

    The Redskins defense has had an up and down season – how much of that is on Manusky is open to individual interpretation.

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    Samaje Perine Emerging to Keep Redskins in Playoff Hunt


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    FedEx Stadium Washington Redskins” by Kevin Coles (CC BY-SA 2.0)

    The Washington Redskins are keeping their playoff hopes alive as we enter the final few weeks of the regular season. They have a current record of 5-6, and they still have work to do but they are sticking in there, and showing encouraging fighting qualities, despite the odds being against them.

    The Redskins have been hit hard by injuries at the running back position recently, with Rob Kelley going on injury reserve and then emerging star Chris Thompson suffering a horrific break of his fibula and ending up in the same place. The departure of these two has left a huge hole in the Redskins backfield, and that has put more pressure on quarterback Kirk Cousins to throw the ball. However, he has started getting some help in the form of a rookie, Samaje Perine. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Redskins Need Win Against The Cowboys To Stay in the Playoff Hunt


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    The mere mention of playoffs may have many of you imagining the infamous clip of Jim Mora scornfully mocking the press with, “What’s that? Ah – Playoffs? Don’t talk about – playoffs? You kidding me? Playoffs? I just hope we can win a game!” After all, Mora’s Colts were 4-6 at the time and not in that dissimilar a position to the (5-6) Washington Redskins; or their opponents, the (5-6) Dallas Cowboys for that matter. Regardless of the improbability, that is still the scenario for the two beleaguered teams as they head into this week’s Thursday Night matchup. In the Redskins odds for the next game, bookmakers have Washington favored ever so slightly. A win for either team will keep them mathematically in line for a Wild Card spot, while a loss would all but drive the final nail into the coffin.

    That kind of make-or-break situation will only add to the already tense rivalry between the two teams. Two disenchanted franchises that come into the game… disappointed. Read the rest of this entry »

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    The Loser Papers – 2017 – Edition V


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    Ahh the sour stench of bitter defeat wafts in from the New Jersey dumpster fire also known as the Football Giants. Who’s to blame? Certainly not Sheli Manning. Let’s see what The New York Post has to say on the matter: Read the rest of this entry »

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    Redskins Try to Turn It Around Against the Giants on Turkey Day


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    It’s been a tough couple of weeks for both the Washington Redskins and the Redskins faithful. After an improbable road victory over the Seahawks had injected life into the 2017 season, devastating defeats at the hands of the Saints and Vikings has put Washington on the outside looking in. Nevertheless, the Redskins odds for the next game, still have them as home favorites, and by a decent margin.

    Washington fans across America will get to feast on whatever pumpkin pie they can still fit into their overstuffed-button-popping-post-turkey-tummies, while watching Washington host their first ever Thanksgiving Day game, in an NFC East matchup with the New York Giants.

    Before last week, it would have been very easy to look past or through the 2017 New York Giants. They have been dismal. But not only did they squeeze out a tough 12-9 victory just this past weekend, but they did so against the Kansas City Chiefs – a team that beat the Redskins 29-20 earlier this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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    A Look Back at Super Bowl XXVI and the Greatest Season in Hogs History


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    It was 25 years ago when one of the greatest NFL teams of all time held up the Vince Lombardi trophy after defeating the Buffalo Bills 37-24. It was also the Skins’ third Championship in 10 years. This was the first, however, that was over a full 16-game schedule, with the other two Championships won after strike-shortened seasons.

    The team ranked first in offense during the regular season, and also had the second-ranked defense. Outscoring opponents by 332 points through the regular season and post-season combined, the Redskins didn’t trail once after the regular season had ended. Incredible.

    Joe Gibbs Washington by Keith Allison (CC-BY-SA-2.0)

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