The Washington Redskins will host the San Francisco 49ers at 8:40 p.m. Monday on ESPN and try to snap a two-game losing streak and take a step toward finishing their season on a respectable note.
When the Washington Redskins play the San Francisco 49ers Monday night, the quarterbacks, who say they don't know one another, will command attention. The question is: Which quarterbacks will we see? The dynamic elements of Robert Griffin III and Colin Kaepernick? Or the passing-game struggles of both?
A look at how the Redskins can manage without Jordan Reed and Leonard Hankerson this week against the 49ers.
Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan strongly denied a report that quarterback Robert Griffin III requested the coaches not include his negative plays in film reviews.
Reed's absence creates an opportunity for Fred Davis, who has been inactive five straight games, and six total this season. Logan Paulsen is expected to start as he has much of the season. Reed had served as primary receiving tight end, however.
It will be a test of the re-sodded field and of the team's plan for avoiding a repeat of last season, when the condition of the playing surface was sharply criticized after the Redskins lost a first-round NFC playoff game to the Seattle Seahawks at home on Jan. 6. That's the game in which quarterback Robert Griffin III re-injured his right knee, necessitating surgery days later, although it is not clear what role - if any - the condition of the field played in Griffin's injury.