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The Redskins-Vikings crowd at FedEx Field - DC Sports Bog - WaPost
"I would like to start out saying thanks to our fans," Mike Shanahan said Saturday to begin his post-loss press conference. "Any time you get a 5-win season [against] a team coming in with two wins, it’s not too often you get that type of support. And obviously we couldn’t make them very happy with the way we played, but again I’d like to thank them for being as loud and obviously showing up and doing the things that you would do over a Christmas weekend."

Redskins-Vikings best and worst - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Redskins have now lost 8 straight games against rookie quarterbacks.

Twitter / @granthpaulsen: Orakpo on going 2-6 at home ...
Rak: "I'd like to apologize to our fans..Coming out there and supporting us week in and week out and we can't get the job done."

Graham Gano is perfect again - The Insider - The Washington Post
For a fourth consecutive week, kicker Graham Gano succeeded on all of his attempts. Gano made all four of his field goal attempts Sunday, including one from 53 yards out and another from 47 yards out.

Jabar Gaffney sets career high in receiving yards - The Insider - WaPost
Gaffney, a 10-year veteran out of Florida in his first season with Washington, now has 919 receiving yards, surpassing the 875 he had a year ago with Denver.

London Fletcher, with a season-high 17 tackles, still leads the NFL - The Insider - The Washington Post
"That’s just typical London," said linebacker Ryan Kerrigan. "He brings it week in and week out. We could all try to emulate what he does on the field." Still, the 14-year veteran wasn’t doing much celebrating following theteam’s 10th loss of the season. "It’s definitely a tough season for us," Fletcher said. "We’ve been in lot of games. For one reason or another, we haven’t been there to win the close games."

Not much holiday cheer for Redskins after loss to Vikings | Washington Examiner
Momentum dissipates after a defeat by one of league's worst teams

Redskins vs. Vikings: Five observations - The Insider - The Washington Post
It’s no painfully obvious that until the Redskins find a way to take care of the ball, they’re not going to get better. It really doesn’t matter how bad an opponent is, if you give them the ball and short fields, they will manage to capitalize if they have fewer turnovers themselves

Ten observations: Vikings 33, Redskins 26 | John Keim
We took a step back today," Brian Orakpo said. "It’s unacceptable to run the ball like that against us." So now it’ll be three straight years of double-digit losses and four straight last place finishes in the NFC East. This is a long process folks. "It sucks, that’s all I can say about it," receiver Jabar Gaffney said of the 10-loss season. Giants Week 17 showdown moved to prime time "
As part of the league’s flex scheduling, the game was moved from 1 p.m. ET on FOX to 8:20 p.m. on NBC.

Adrian Peterson of Minnesota Vikings tore ACL vs. Washington Redskins - ESPN
A torn ACL will likely sideline Peterson for some nine months and make it difficult for him to return for the start of next season. Source also reveals MCL was torn in left knee which the team will report Monday.

Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo plans to play vs. New York Giants despite bruised hand - ESPN Dallas
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said a bruised right hand will not keep him from playing in next week's winner-take-all finale at the Giants.

Petitbon Honored With Ring of Fame Induction
"The reason that you play this game is to win it all, and [as a coach] we had the good fortune to get there four times and win it three times," Petitbon said. "And I think if I had to pick out one moment, it was after we won the first [Super Bowl] against Miami in Los Angeles.The first thing that came to my mind was, 'I'll never get fired again [as a defensive coordinator]. I can always get a job.' And that was a great moment for me."

Royster Establishes Rhythm Early vs. Vikings
"I thought Evan did a great job," Shanahan said. "As he gets more experience and feels more comfortable with himself and this system, I think you’ll see him get better and better. Mentally he’s very on top of his game, especially for a young player."

Vikings will take "hard look" at Webb after big game | ProFootballTalk
The Vikings blew any chance for the No. 1 overall pick in next year's draft by winning Saturday in Minnesota. Coupled with Adrian Peterson's injury, that made for a depressing day for most Vikings fans. The team looks likely to have the No. 3 overall pick in next year's draft.

Inconsistent Play Headlines Another Redskins Home Loss | NBC4 Washington
"One game doesn’t mean you’ve turned the corner," said Lorenzo Alexander. "Around here it’s been all about consistency and we haven’t been able to do that…It’s been one game here, one game there. It hasn’t been three, four games in a [row] where we just dominate and finish off games."

This is what a ‘sellout’ looks like on Christmas Eve in D.C. - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Picture of Fedex Field midway through 1st quarter.

All Moss Wants for Christmas Is Some Gold Teeth | NBC4 Washington
"I remember one gift that I wanted that I couldn’t get," he said. "I wanted some gold teeth one time. I saved my money up to get ‘em, I’m about to go get ‘em, and I didn‘t tell my parents, and just something told me just let ‘em know I’m fittin’ to get some golds, and Mom was like, ‘Go ahead, because when you come your stuff will be outside.’ … So I spent the money on something else."

McCoy 'laid egg,' rushing title unlikely
With a sub par performance in Big D, LeSean McCoy's quest for the NFL rushing title now looks like a longshot. X-rays on a tweaked ankle came back negative.

Clinton Portis hints at retirement - DC Sports Bog - The Washington Post
Second-leading rusher in Redskins history hasn’t yet said he’s done, but he came close this week.

Deep Posts: The strange curse of Albert Haynesworth - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
the New England Patriots are 6-0 since they waived Albert Haynesworth. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 0-6 since they picked him up

Dez Bryant’s T-shirt pokes fun at work ethic concerns - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
According to The Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Cowboys receiver walked through a throng of reporters at team headquarters on Wednesday wearing this Nike shirt....LAZY BUT TALENTED. (Not sure why this is a big deal...players can't have fun with media?)

Donovan McNabb never paid punter for wearing his No. 5 jersey - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports

Jacobs to Rex: Scrooge you -
"Rex Ryan is a disrespectful bastard," Jacobs said to ESPN, later adding, "The Jets have a big-mouthed, big-bellied coach that talks too much. I know he told me, ‘Shut the F up. Wait ’til we win the Super Bowl.’ "And I told him I’ll punch him in his face." (I think I'm siding with Jacobs on this one. Rex Ryan's talk is tired.)

What do our DC athletes want for Christmas? | Ball Hogs Radio
Collection of tweets from what Redskins players want for Christmas.