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Washington Redskins Weekend Clips

Posted Nov 9, 2013

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on the weekend following the Week 10 game vs. Minnesota.

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on the weekend following the Week 10 game vs. Minnesota.

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--After falling to the Vikings on Thursday night, the Redskins have the same record (3-6) as last year. The Redskins have four NFC East divisional games left on their schedule which the Redskins need to win if they want a chance at the playoffs.

--A positional overview of the Redskins-Vikings game including a look at receiver Pierre Garcon’s big night. Garcon finished the game with 7 receptions, 119 yards and a touchdown.

--Observations from the Redskins 34-27 loss to the Minnesota Vikings including how the Redskins were not able to take advantage of two opportunities on the Vikings one yard line in the 1st and 3rd quarters.

--According to sources Redskins linebacker London Fletcher was fined for a horse-collar tackle he made against the Chargers.

--How a 13-point lead disappeared vs. the Vikings on Thursday night as the Redskins allowed 13 straight points after the Vikings starting quarterback was knocked out of the game.

--Rookie running back Chris Thompson will miss the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury and will be placed on the IR.

--One reporter describes the obstacles facing the Redskins when it comes to making a playoff push at 3-6. One concern all season has been a lack of consistent play, after scoring a field goal in the third quarter, the Redskins offense went 0 for 6 on third downs the rest of the game.

--With the amount of hits quarterback Robert Griffin III took last night, one reporter feels that Griffin may get hurt again if he continues to run option style plays.

--TV personality Stephen Colbert talks about the Redskins team name on his show the Colbert Report on Thursday night.

--A meeting between NFL executives and Oneida Indian supporters of the Redskins name took place on Friday. One representative of the tribe said, “I think we enlightened them.”

--How a missed opportunity on special teams may have breathed life into the Redskins during the second half. Tight end Niles Paul was not aware of a pass thrown to him on a fake punt that would have gotten the Redskins a first down.

--How running back Alfred Morrisbest game of the 2013 season was not enough to overcome the Vikings. Morris had 139 yards on 26 carries on Thursday night, Morris has had 260 yards rushing in the last two games.

--One reporter explains how second half miscommunications and missed assignments contributed to the 34-27 Redskins loss. None more glairing than a failed attempt at a fake punt.

--How tight end Niles Paul has secured the role of kick returner for the Washington Redskins. Head coach Mike Shanahan was pleased with his performance and said, “He took advantage of that opportunity.”

--An in depth look at the Redskins loss to the Vikings including why running back Alfred Morris only had nine carries in the second half.

--A look at four issues surrounding the Redskins team and how self imposed penalties and personal fouls helped the Vikings win on Thursday night.

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What's Trending In @Redskins Nation?

1) Through the good times and the bad, we still have the greatest fans in the @NFL#HTTR http://t.co/PAWvVGLkcs

2) QB @RGIII "This loss hurts, but we have to pick ourselves up and get back to work after the weekend... We have to keep pushing forward"

3) QB @RGIII on pressure from defense, "I got hit a lot, but it's football."

4) Shanahan on 7-game stretch: "We have to play our best football in the second half of the season." #HTTR

5) #Redskins QB @RGIII “We do have to find ways to put teams away. That’s the bottom line.” More from yesterday:http://t.co/ROUq0SIISQ #HTTR

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