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A look at the top Redskins stories of the day.

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Redskins have easiest remaining schedule in NFC East | CSN Washington

The good news for Washington fans is that the Redskins (6-7) have the easiest remaining schedule of the four teams. With the Bills (6-7), at the Eagles (6-7) and at the Cowboys (4-9) on deck, their opponents have a combined record of 16-23. That's tied for the 24th easiest schedule in the NFL.

Preview: Do the Redskins have an answer for McCoy and Taylor? | CSN Washington

LeSean McCoy has produced 100 or more yards from scrimmage in each of the Bills' last seven games, including 74 yards on 20 carries and 35 yards on four receptions in last week's loss to Philadelphia. The Redskins' run defense has been better in recent weeks, limiting the Giants, Cowboys and Bears to an average of 72 yards. And it will need another game against the elusive McCoy, who has forced 33 missed tackles (tied for eighth most), according to ProFootballFocus.com.

Need to know: The week that was at Redskins Park: it's still win and and in | CSN Washington

The Redskins' simplest scenario is to win all three of their remaining games to get in but they could get away with a loss or maybe even two. The ideal scenario would have them clinch the NFC East with a win over the Eagles and being able to do what the want in the season finale in Dallas.

Experts like Redskins QB Kirk Cousins' improvement, but not yet sold | ESPN Redskins Blog

"I was not a fan. I can't say I am yet or that I'm totally convinced. The big knock on him were that the turnovers were insane. I'm shocked it's not a problem still. I thought he was too much of a risk-taker and didn't have a huge arm to drive the ball into tight holes like other guys could. But they're doing a heck of a job with him. They seem to have reeled him in a little bit."

Four Redskins questionable on Sunday, including Jason Hatcher | ESPN Redskins Blog

Gruden said the Redskins will stick with Will Compton and Mason Foster as the starting inside linebackers. The plan has been to keep Compton in the starting lineup regardless. He's filling Robinson's role right now, but can play either spot. So that means when Robinson is ready, they'll decide between Robinson and Foster -- and also Perry Riley Jr., whenever his foot heals.

Redskins TE Jordan Reed might not be the best, but he's among them | ESPN Redskins Blog

Reed's response: Envisioning where the defense would be after he caught a ball on a particular route. He envisioned what lane he might have against a cover-2 look; or how he'd turn if a linebacker was positioned in a certain spot. The details of the game, hammered home by tight ends coach Wes Phillips, are paying off.