A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, November 12, 2013.
--Redskins wide receiver Leonard Hankerson has improved his play and has solidified his spot as the No. 2 receiver. Over the past two games Hankerson has had 10 catches for 116 yards and at least one reception of 23 yards in the same span.
--Safety Reed Doughty explains the unsuccessful fake punt vs. the Vikings on Thursday night and said, “I shouldn’t have called it.”
--Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall spoke to the media about the struggling NFC East and the Redskins playoff chances. The Redskins play the Eagles this Sunday who are tied for first place in the division at 5-5.
--Rookie wide receiver Nick Williams will be promoted to the 53-man roster after a season ending injury to running back Chris Thompson created an open roster spot. Williams has been on the practice squad and will make his NFL debut vs. the Eagles.
--One reporter looks at head coach Mike Shanahan’s tenure at Washington and if he can repeat his 2012 performance, winning seven games in a row to make the playoffs.
--Despite improvement with the kick return game, the Redskins special teams still made a notable error to contribute to the 34-27 loss to the Vikings.
--One reporter explains what it will take for the Redskins to challenge for playoff position in the NFC East. After the Cowboys loss to the Saints the division is still up for grabs with the Cowboys and Eagles tied for first at 5-5.
--With both linebackers Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo healthy, the Redskins pass rush looks to be more consistent. Kerrigan and Orakpo have had a combined 2.5 sacks in the past five games.
--Quarterback Robert Griffin III failed to bring the Redskins back trailing by seven in the fourth quarter vs. the Vikings on Thursday night. Griffin led his team to victory in two opportunities this season vs. the Bears and Chargers.
--Five moments from the Redskins season thus far including the Redskins goal line stand vs. the Chargers in their overtime victory at FedEx Field.
--How Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has improved from last season. Foles tied an NFL record vs. the Oakland Raiders by throwing seven touchdown passes in a single game and has thrown 10 touchdown passes and zero interceptions in the past two games.
--Five burning questions the Redskins must answer before their game vs. the Eagles including what positives can the team rally behind. The Redskins are averaging 5.04 yards per carry which is tied for best in the NFL.
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