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Sunday Slop: Game Day vs Texans

A look at the top Redskins stories around the web as the Redskins prepare to take on the Texans.

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Predicting the Redskins Inactive List for Game 1 |

Getting to Know Spencer Long | ESPN Redskins Blog

That's a tough one. I think my father because he took himself from being a small-town kid into a physician and a very successful stressful career that no one thought he could do. I just think the way he's conducted his life and he raised a good family and put his priorities first and has always been a hard worker and dedicated to his career and family and I always looked up to him for that.

Redskins Gameday Notes and Analysis | ESPN Redskins Blog

This is Jay Gruden's first game as the Washington Redskins' coach, but there's certainly not the hoopla surrounding his beginning as there has been for predecessors. Part of that, I wonder, is because this season feels more like it's about Robert Griffin III and what he can -- or can't -- do. If Griffin plays well this season, the franchise and its fans can exhale. If he doesn't, then what?

Redskins Rookie Report Week 1 |

Redskins vs Texans: 5 storylines to Follow | Washington Post Redskins Blog

2. Pass protection - It's not going to matter what plays Gruden calls if Washington's offensive line can't protect. Right tackle Tyler Polumbus and right guard Chris Chester draw the stiffest challenges as they try to hold the new $100 million man J.J. Watt at bay. Washington's linemen also will have their hands full trying to slow rookie linebacker Jadeveon Clowney. The top overall pick in this year's draft played only 20 snaps in the preseason because of a concussion, but is a go for Sunday. The Texans will move him all over the field to take advantage of mismatches.

Pros, Cons and X-factors: Redskins vs Texans | CSN Washington

Not a whole lot went right for the Redskins' starting offense during the preseason but one aspect that did appear to be fully functional was Alfred Morris. He looked ready for the regular season to start when he had his first carry in the first preseason game. If he gets things going on the ground, the whole offense will open up.

Need to Know: Cofield Iron Man at NT | CSN Washington

Barry Cofield will start his 81st straight game. His streak of consecutive starts is the longest in the NFL among defensive tackles by a full season. Domata Peko of the Bengals is second at 64 straight starts.

Redskins vs Texans: Tale of the Tape |