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First playoff game produced lifelong memory for Ricky Jean Francois

ASHBURN, Va. --- The first playoff game should lead to jitters and memories. And a desire for more appearances. So says Washington Redskins defensive …

Redskins begin lining up candidates for defensive coordinator opening

The Redskins have begun the process of setting up interviews for their vacant defensive coordinator position.<p>The team is expected to meet with San Francisco 49ers defensive backs coach Ed Donatell and San Diego Chargers’ linebackers coach Joe Barry, a person with knowledge of the situation …

Better Find RG4: Redskins Move On, Benching Robert Griffin III

Remember Robert Griffin III’s rookie season, the 3,200 yards passing, the 815 rushing, the rise from 5-11 to 11-5 and the playoffs, the return of hope to football-mad Washington, D.C.?<p>That was 2012 but it’s too long ago for the Redskins. One knee injury and one season plus the five games Griffin …

Why Is Robert Griffin III Having Such A Tough Time Playing For The Washington Redskins?

What explains Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s recent decline in performance?<p>Chris Cooley thinks he knows the answer to that question.<p>Cooley is a former Redskins tight end and now co-host of a weekday show on the local ESPN Radio affiliate. During a recent episode, he took …

Woody Johnson Must Explain Mark Sanchez 33-10 Over Tony Romo

Before Woody Johnson fires Rex Ryan. Before he sends out another letter to New York Jets season ticket holders pleading for them to hang in there. Before he dishes out more Michael Vick or Geno Smith to supporters who haven’t seen a championship in two generations, the Jets owner must do this: …

49ers Fall Further Behind In Playoff Race After Loss To Seahawks

Photo by 49ers<p>Santa Clara, CA -- It's time to push the panic button. The 49ers will now have to win their remaining four games to get a chance to head back to the playoffs. The Seattle Seahawks put themselves in a better position for the playoff race after defeating San Francisco 19-3. While the …

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The time is ripe for Raiders’ 1st win

Kansas City head coach Andy Reid was asked about letdowns — often the topic when the winless Raiders are on deck — Tuesday, and he mentioned a couple of things that have nothing to with letdowns.<p>“When you go to the Black Hole, you better be ready,” Reid said in a conference call. “We know that. …

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Slide Show: Texas Bass Rivers

A few weeks ago I traveled to Austin, Texas and after a long hard week of work and family obligations I thought it would be a good idea to stay a few …

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Buccaneers vs. Redskins: Full Report Card Grades for Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got back in the win column for just the second time this season, dominating the Washington Redskins on both sides on the ball on their way to a 27-7 road victory.<p>Rookie receiver Mike Evans was the unquestioned star of the day, hauling in seven passes for 209 yards and two …

Another Mediocre Performance Casts Doubt on RG3's Future with Redskins

I know this is yet another lost season for the Washington Redskins, but you just can't lose at home against one-win opponents like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, especially by 20-point margins. That's exactly what happened Sunday, and a lot of that falls on quarterback Robert Griffin III.<p>Griffin had two …

RG3 takes blame for all six sacks, calls loss a “travesty”

AP<p>Not much went right for the home team in Washington today, which meant describing the carnage took some effort.<p>But quarterback Robert Griffin III …

Washington has big decision to make on Griffin

Getty Images<p>With six games left in the 2014 regular season, Washington has a big decision to make regarding the player for whom they gave up three …

Buccaneers vs. Redskins: Full Report Card Grades for Washington

They started at the bottom, and the Washington Redskins are surely staying there. After suffering a 27-7 defeat at the hands of the hapless Tampa Bay Buccaneers, that's the only thought one can have when discussing this team.<p>Not only did the Skins have three turnovers, but they were outgained by …

Mark Sanchez, Eagles Fall Back to Earth with Crushing Loss to Surging Packers

Did you hear that loud, crackling thud? That was the sound of the Philadelphia Eagles and their quarterback Mark Sanchez falling back down to earth after suffering a 53-20 loss at the hands of the Green Bay Packers in Week 11.<p>On the <i>Football Night in America</i> broadcast, host Dan Patrick mentioned the …

NBC did Robert Griffin III dirty with teammates quote

Robert Griffin III already has enough problems to worry about with his Washington Redskins 3-7 and only scoring seven points in a home loss to the …

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Ranking the Top NFC Playoff Contenders

The NFC playoff race is heating up with plenty of teams still in the thick of the hunt.<p>Where do the top NFC playoff contenders stack up? Who is the best of the bunch? Which team is gaining momentum at the right time?<p>Watch as Adam Lefkoe breaks down the NFC playoff picture with Bleacher Report NFL …

Chiefs and Rams show Seahawks and Broncos how it's done in Missouri

The Show Me State . . . just did.<p>It was misery in Missouri on Sunday for the teams in last season's<p>Super Bowl. Seattle lost at Kansas City, and Denver fell at St. Louis.<p>The<p>Chiefsmoved into a two-way tie for first in theAFC Westby virtue of their 24-20 victory over theSeahawksand Denver's loss — a …

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Brian Mitchell's amazing Redskins rant: "This team has sucked!"

The Washington Redskins are terrible.<p>Coming off a bye week, the Redskins lost at home 27-7 to the woebegone 1-8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Losing at home …

Week 11: Standing tall in NFC

Cold weather finally made its appearance in Week 11.<p>Seven games were played in kickoff temperatures of 48 degrees or lower. As a result, scoring …

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