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Twitter / @MikeReiss: Tom Brady on London Fletcher hit
Tom Brady on London Fletcher hit (on @WEEI): "I thought it was a really clean play by him. I think we're pretty fortunate we got the call."

Redskins-Patriots report | Washington Examiner
Fullback Darrel Young had one of his better days blocking after a couple early missed attempts. Most of the day the Redskins relied on Young's lead blocks to open lanes for running back Roy Helu. It worked as the Redskins rushed for 170 yards.

Redskins-Patriots best and worst - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Worst Composure: DeAngelo Hall picking up a penalty flag and chucking it down the field earned the Patriots 15 yards. He’s a defensive team captain.
Worst Streaks: Redskins have turned the ball over at least once in 27 straight games, the longest streak in the NFL. Also, Grossman himself has turned the ball over at least once in 15 straight games. This year, he has 20 turnovers in the 10 games he’s started.

Redskins-Pats Winners & Losers | Mr. Irrelevant
Brandon Banks — He looked like a little Tim Tebow out there.
Evan Royster — Six carries for 44 yards, pumping his career total to seven for 47. ....

Video: Moss makes initial "jam" off the line and defender appears to slip later in the play unrelated to the Jam. - Twitvid
Re-playing the video of Moss' play, I can see now why the ref made the call.

Jabar Gaffney's Failed Landover Leap - DC Sports Bog - WaPost
Redskins receiver scores touchdown, jumps into the lap of a Patriots fan. Fitting, really.

Dallas Cowboys' DeMarco Murray suffers fractured right ankle, likely done for season - ESPN Dallas
Wow. Did you hear the crowd's "OoOooOO!" when he didn't get up?

Rookie DeJon Gomes starts at free safety over Oshiomogho Atogwe - The Insider - The Washington Post
Shanahan: "He’s never been able to get back to full speed with the start and with the knee, and the ankle and the hamstring. But it’s good to have him up, because with Landry being down, we’re a little short on depth."

Josh Wilson records first INT as a Redskin - The Insider - The Washington Post
It took him 13 weeks, but cornerback Josh Wilson finally recorded his first interception as a member of the Washington Redskins. His pick was a critical play for the team.

Roy Helu becomes first Redskins rookie with three straight 100-yard games - The Insider - The Washington Post
Running back gained a career-high 126 yards on 27 carries Sunday, becoming the first Washington rookie to gain at least 100 yards rushing in three straight games.

Jammal Brown, Mike Sellers suffer injuries - The Insider - The Washington Post
"I went to pull and my left leg slid with the dirt as I was pushing off," he said. "I almost did the splits. I just kind of knew right away."

Santana Moss: "We got to play against the team and the refs" - The Insider - The Washington Post
"Honestly, to tell you the truth, all day the guy been mugging me. Every time I tried to go around him, I’m getting pulled. So I said, ‘Okay, I’m not going to go around him. I’m going to go at him.’ And if you’re standing still and I’m coming at you, of course we gonna collide. That’s what happened. We collided. He didn’t move, and we collided, and I broke off when we collided. Pass interference on me, but if it’s vice versa, it’s a good coverage by them."

Redskins inactives: RB Ryan Torain out for the first time - The Insider - The Washington Post
His season has skidded after a 135-yard performance Oct. 2.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: 2011 In-Season Receiving Plus/Minus
No Redskins in top or bottom 20.

HomerMcFanboy " redskins-patriots playlist

Ten observations: Patriots 34, Redskins 27 | John Keim
Hall on his no effort play on Gronkowski, "I thought he stepped out [of bounds]." But it’s clear the play was ongoing and with a guy like that you keep trying to bring him down. If nothing else go for a strip. Instead, nothing. It won’t look good on film at all.

Rick Snider: The eyes don't have it for Grossman, Redskins | Rick Snider | NFL | Washington Examiner

In loss to Patriots, close just not good enough for Redskins | Washington Examiner
"I don't know what a moral victory is," linebacker London Fletcher said. "You either won or you lost. We're 4-9, so what's a moral victory?"

Patriots Pass By Redskins " CBS Washington
Post-game audio clips from every Redskin.

Mike Shanahan likely would have gone for two - The Insider
Redskins coach said he likely would have gone for two points and the victory had his team scored on its final drive of the game.

Brandon Jacobs Likes To Dance Dirty
It was bad enough that Brandon Jacobs elected to dance on the star in the Cowboys end zone, but the manner in which the Giants running back got jiggy appeared to be his attempt at eroticism. It gave New York a short-lived lead, and at the half Dallas leads 17-15.

Detroit Lions - NFL | Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski breaks TD record | The Detroit News
Gronk now has 15, smashes Gates' record of 13. - A day later, Patriots QB Tom Brady wakes up really early to discuss beating the Redskins
On the offense feeling like it has to score 30 points a game: "I wish yesterday we scored in the mid-40s. That’s what I really wish we did. We had opportunities to do it. The only people that have really have stopped us are ourselves, and our mistakes and the things that we’re not really playing up to our level of expectations. It’s something that we talk about every week and something that we’ve just got to do a better job at. Because we sit here at 10-3, and yeah, we’re in a good position, but we’ve got to really start playing our best brand of football."

Ochocinco at Public Bar for Barcelona-Madrid - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Before being nearly invisible at FedEx Field, the Patriots receiver was noticed at a D.C. bar, watching soccer.