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Daily Slop: RGIII Returns to Form in Victory; Helu Jr.'s Hat Trick Solves Red Zone Woes

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Need to Know: RG3 says ‘it was a feeling of last year’ | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
The Redskins passed for 290 yards and rushed for 209. It was the second consecutive game in which they ran for at least 200 yards and passed for 200 or more. That is the first time they have done that in team history.

RG3: ‘The mojo was definitely working today’ | Rich Tandler's Real Redskins
OK, now we can say it. RG3 is back. This time, it wasn’t for just a stretch of a game or a mixed bag or some nice stats in a loss. Robert Griffin III ran and passed from beginning to end and led the Washington Redskins to a 45-41 win over the Chicago Bears.

De-activation of Davis based on special teams considerations, Shanahan says
"We put another guy up for special teams that we thought would give us the best chance to win," Shanahan said. "It’s always tough to deactivate somebody, especially when you know they’re good football players. But since Fred doesn’t help us a lot on special teams, we felt we’d go with another special teams player. A guy like [Trenton] Robinson came in and really did a good job for us today."

Initial Thoughts and Observations: Redskins 45, Bears 41 - Washington Times
Some thoughts and news and notes from Washington's late win over Chicago at FedEx Field on Sunday.

Redskins vs Bears: Observations From Week 7 -

Top 8 things that went right for the Redskins over the Bears |

A look at the 8 things that went in the Redskins favor that led to them winning a must win game.

Report: Chicago Bears Fear Jay Cutler’s Injury ‘Could Be Bad’ " CBS DC
The Chicago Bears fear the injury to quarterback Jay Cutler could be significant according to a report.

Rock Cartwright To Washington Redskins: I Can Help Special Teams " CBS DC
A figure from the Washington Redskins past things he has what it takes to cure the team's present special teams woes.

No controversy at RB, but Helu plays big role | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Over the last three games Helu has produced more than 200 total yards and four touchdowns for the Skins. Against the Bears, Helu ran for 41 yards on 11 carries to go with the three scores. Morris also played well, rushing for 95 yards on 19 carries, but he did not hit the end zone.

Mark Rypien predicts Redskins to the Super Bowl
"I think as the weeks go on, he gets stronger, he’s capable of doing the same things he did last year, the prediction is it’s gonna be a repeat of the ’87-’88 Super Bowl with the Redskins and Broncos are gonna be in it again. So, that’s my prediction and I think that RGIII each week will get stronger, and each week he gets stronger the team usually gets better."

Success on game-winning drive came as no surprise for Redskins
"We were very confident. We have a lot of weapons on offense, and the defense doesn’t know who’s going to get the ball," said Garcon, who finished the game with five receptions for 58 yards. "We felt good last year, but that’s probably the best we felt this year because the guys stepped it up and made plays, and ultimately we got the victory."

GameDay: Chicago Bears vs. Washington Redskins highlights - NFL Videos
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III engineers a game-winning drive to put his team ahead with less than one minute left and helps beat the Chicago Bears in a 45-41 shootout.

Redskins 45, Bears 41: Ten Observations - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Thoughts and observations after the Washington Redskins' 45-41 victory against the Chicago Bears: One win should not be cause for anyone to say th

RG III returns to form in victory - NFC East Blog - ESPN
LANDOVER, Md. -- Robert Griffin III spotted something in the defense, a safety playing too close to the line of scrimmage, and wanted to take a shot

Rapid Reaction: Washington Redskins - NFC East Blog - ESPN
LANDOVER, Md. -- A few thoughts on the Washington Redskins' 45-41 win over the Chicago Bears: What it means: The Redskins sorely needed a win, not ju

Locker Room Buzz: Washington Redskins - NFC East Blog - ESPN
LANDOVER, Md. -- Observed in the locker room after the Washington Redskins' 45-41 win over the Chicago Bears: Relief: The Redskins’ locker roo

Helu Jr.'s Hat Trick Solves Red Zone Woes
A week ago, the Washington Redskins were unable to punch it into the end zone from the red zone. Against the Bears, they rode Roy Helu Jr. to red zone success.

FENNO: Credit the Redskins for surviving, if not thriving - Washington Times
The season teetered on the precipice of all-out failure -- imagine facing the Broncos' offensive meat-grinder in Denver next week with a 1-5 record -- but the Redskins found a way to pull back from the brink.

Dallas Cowboys: Navigating The Salary Cap - Over the Cap
The Cowboys have one major problem moving forward and that is the lack of cap relief the team can find by releasing players. While Romo fits the intended restructure category, the team has nobody in the intended release category. My estimates only have 8 players that would save Dallas more than $995,000 in cap room via release. These include starters Dez Bryant, Barry Church, and DeMarcus Ware. The following would be the releases:

0-6 Giants Will Be Tested at the One Thing They’ve Done Well -
In a season in which the Giants have had little go right, they have generally stopped the run. But the Vikings and Adrian Peterson will challenge that defensive ability on Monday.

Redskins Silver Linings Playbook Part II: How to get to 5-5 |