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Rocca calls shanked punt 'not acceptable' | Comcast SportsNet Washington
"I wanted to it to go out of bounds," Rocca said. "But that was a little bit too much. I tried to get the ball off quickly so they didn’t have a chance of blocking it. I just over-strode on my last step and that caused me to shank it like that." Until that mistake, Rocca and the punt coverage team had done a solid job against Holliday, including four that pinned the Broncos inside their own 20.

RG3 injured in loss to Broncos | Comcast SportsNet Washington
A few minutes later it was announced that Griffin had a left knee injury and his return was questionable. Following the game, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Griffin's knee was fine and that he could have returned into the game.

Pierre Garcon: Redskins have struggled in pass game -
We've had trouble passing all year to tell you the truth. What do you think?" he asked reporters after the game, per WJFK-FM's Grant Paulsen. " ... I can only run the routes, try to make separation. That's the only thing I really can do." Teams have passed for 380.6 yards per game against Denver, but Washington didn't take advantage of that. "Doesn't matter (who you're playing)," Garcon said. "If you suck at passing, you suck at passing ... We've just got to figure it out."

Passing game failures plague Redskins |

Jordan Pugh gets interception days after he is re-signed
"It feels good," Pugh said. "It feels good to come back and help the team out. But you want the win at the end of the day. It was a week of highs and lows."

Initial Thoughts and Observations: Broncos 45, Redskins 21 - Washington Times
For a brief time it looked like the Redskins might actually pull off one of the upsets of the season in the NFL. And then it all fell apart. What happened?

GameDay: Washington Redskins vs. Denver Broncos highlights - NFL Videos
Peyton Manning continues to have the Denver Broncos rolling as they defeat the Washington Redskins 45-21 in Week 8 of NFL action.

WK 8 Can't-Miss Play: Hall-way robbery - NFL Videos
Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall makes a great interception of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's pass to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas in Week 8.

10 Observations: Broncos 45, Redskins 21 - NFC East Blog - ESPN
DENVER -- Thoughts and observations after the Washington Redskins' 45-21 loss to the Denver Broncos: I wrote about this in my game column, but rece

Redskins let down by offense - NFC East Blog - ESPN
. DENVER -- This is what bad teams do when the moment arrives for them to respond. When a home crowd is foot-stomping loud, their cheers shaking the s

Locker Room Buzz: Washington Redskins - NFC East Blog - ESPN
The Redskins tried to cling to the fact that there are nine games remaining. But there were a lot of confused, deflated looks in the locker room, more so than after most losses. They went from 21-7, thinking they could spring an upset, to 45-21 and wondering where they are headed. "I don’t know, man, I really don’t know," Redskins defensive end Stephen Bowen said. "We made some mistakes." He then paused to take a deep breath. "It was rough," he said.

FENNO: Mike Shanahan can't escape shadow of past success - Washington Times
Like Shanahan's previous 54 games with the Redskins, Sunday offered teases of success. But teases don't contend for Super Bowls. Teases hang around long enough to see their hopes evaporate into the city's thin air in a flurry of mistakes that made Shanahan's heady days seem more distant than the highlight video.

Redskins notes: DeAngelo Hall briefly gives hope - Washington Times
His 26-yard interception return for a touchdown early in the third quarter put the Redskins ahead 21-7 and stunned the crowd at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. But they were the last points Washington would score in a 45-21 loss.

Michael Vick of Philadelphia Eagles replaced by Matt Barkley at quarterback vs. New York Giants - ESPN
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick felt his left hamstring pop as he ran toward the New York Giants' sideline in the first quarter Sunday.

Dallas chokes in Detroit, NFC East up for grabs | Comcast SportsNet Washington
Detroit got the ball with about a minute left and trailing 30-24. The Lions marched down the field with good work from Stafford and a deep pass to receiver Calvin Johnson, who was tackled at the one-yard line. Stafford faked a spike to stop the clock and then simply reached the ball into the end zone. Stafford's score came with less than 20 seconds remaining.

Dan Snyder offers to buy the Redskins van

Larry Fitzgerald trade from Arizona Cardinals in play this offseason - ESPN
A trade for Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will be in play this offseason, multiple league executive sources said, in the likely event a deal is not completed before Tuesday's trade deadline.