Redskins vs. Rams: Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan are becoming quite a duo - The Washington Post
Orakpo had a team-high 2½ sacks. His inexperienced partner, Kerrigan, contributed a sack and forced a fumble.
Redskins’ win over Rams should have been easy, but Grossman makes it harder - WaPost
Rex has 14 turnovers in his 7 starts since taking over as Redskins QB last December. An average NFL QB makes about one turnover a game, including lost fumbles. No team can succeed, or ever has in recent times, with a quarterback spitting up the ball anywhere near that twice-a-game rate.
Redskins vs. Rams: Washington escapes St. Louis with 17-10 win - The Washington Post
"I could tell this week in practice that Tim wasn’t quite himself," Shanahan said. "I don’t know if he was banged up, or what. And I thought [Roy] Helu looked very good. But Torain looked like he was on a different level. Maybe he was a little more fresh than the other guys, but you could see it yourself."
Top Five: Redskins wins after a bye | Washington Examiner
Since byes were established in 1990, the Redskins are 11-11 (50 percent) coming off a bye compared with 155-180-1 (46.2 percent) overall.
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Redskins Hang On In St. Louis " CBS Washington
Jabar Gaffney led the Redskins receivers with 62 yards on four catches. Santana Moss had 39 yards on five catches and Fred Davis had four catches on 34 yards.
Rick Snider: For Redskins, an indecisive victory | Rick Snider
A 9-7 mark might win the NFC East. But is Washington good enough to start beating teams without major flaws? St. Louis might be the NFL's worst team, the New York Giants were depleted by injuries and Arizona simply put on a lackluster performance.Top Five: Redskins wins after a bye | Washington Examiner
Eagles DE Trent Cole To Undergo MRI
Trent Cole has a potentially serious calf injury after being carted off.
Let's Watch Marion Barber Land A Celebratory Back Flip With His Face
"Marion Barber of the Chicago Bears does a flip after making his first touchdown for the team in the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Soldier Field on Sunday." [Daily Herald] (H/T Disco Choo)
Rams QB Sam Bradford finds going rough against Redskins - The Insider - The Washington Post
“Any quarterback in this league that gets hit that much is gonna get rattled,” nose tackle Barry Cofield said. “I’ve seen the best quarterbacks in the league get roughed up, and they’ll lose it. I think Bradford is extremely talented. He’s got all the tools. But any quarterback, when you hit and harass him like we did today, he’s going to have a hard time.”
Redskins-Rams report card | John Keim | NFL | Washington Examiner
Rocca averaged 45.7 yards a kick and dropped three inside the 20-yard line.
Redskins-Rams game highlights - DC Pro Sports Report
Video highlights of Torain's big rushes.
NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Cole on Eagles: ‘We’re not the dream team’ "
"I totally hate that," Cole said. "We’re not the dream team. We’re like any other team. We have great players just like any other team has great players."
Atogwe makes faces after win over Rams - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Redskins safety was feeling jolly after beating his former team, so he made funny faces at the CSN cameras.
Rex Grossman on his late-game interception - DC Sports Bog
"I have to watch the tape, but I HAVE to avoid that," Grossman continued. "The first one I couldn’t really avoid, but that interception at that time, I’ve got to make sure I see the wide receiver absolutely open. And I did, but I’ve got to know the timing of the play, that that mike backer could get back in play."
Redskins-Rams best and worst - DC Sports Bog
Worst First-Drive Playcalling: Kyle Shanahan. Courtesy the Washington Times’s Rich Campbell, against the NFL's worst run defense, the Redskins started the game like this: pass, pass, pass, pass, false start, punt. In contrast, the Skins started the second half run, run, run, run, run, and wound up with a field goal.
The Redskins Blog | Redskins-Rams Redux
Tim Hightower provided in pass protecton and saving a TD on Grossman interception.
NFL.com Blog Archive Playbook: Sunday night quick hitters
Sam Bradford was sacked a season-high seven times, and a majority of those pressures were generated by Brian Orakpo off of left tackle Roger Saffold. The Rams had seven possessions of three or fewer plays.
Redskins’ offensive line holds Rams sackless - The Insider - The Washington Post
"That’s always a good thing," left tackle Trent Williams said. "Rex said he came out feeling good, and that’s always a great thing to be able to come into a bye week and not having to be aching the first three, so it feels great."
Were the Redskins simulating quarterback cadence? Not this time - The Insider
Tight end Chris Cooley had just one reception on the day, but the catch marked the 427th of his career, tying him with Mike Ditka for 18th all-time among NFL tight ends.
Shanahan: Penalty against Perry Riley a ‘bad call’ - The Insider - The Washington Post
The Redskins had two bruising hits on St. Louis punt returns and received two unnecessary roughness penalties, the first of which Shanahan contends was a bad call by officials.
Instant analysis: Redskins-Rams
Grossman was particularly effective on third down. During the first scoring drive (a 6-yard TD pass to Santana Moss), Grossman threw 20 yards to Jabar Gaffney on third-and-8, 17 yards to Gaffney on third-and-7 and, finally, the scoring toss to Moss on third-and-4.
Bizarre Call Hands Giants 31-27 Win Over Cardinals | NBC Washington
Nothing like a little help from the refs.