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Sunday Slop: Game day Redskins vs Packers

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A look at the top Redskins stories of the day.

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Kirk Cousins growth about nuances, not numbers | ESPN Redskins Blog

Cousins has faced the NFL’s top-four defenses when it comes to opposing QBR: Minnesota, Philadelphia, the Giants and Baltimore. They have an average QBR against them of 54.2. In those games, all wins, Cousins has thrown seven touchdowns to two interceptions and owns a total QBR of 72.4.

Jay Gruden: Schedule makers did us no favors | ESPN Redskins Blog

For a typical short week, the coaches would spend time with their families after a Sunday game and then some would head to Redskins Park that night to start working on the next game plan. This time, the offensive staff will wait until Monday morning to get started. They don’t want to detract from their focus on Green Bay at all.

Redskins vs Packers preview: 5 things to know | CSN Mid-Atlantic

Keep it coming - Clearly the Packers offensive line is a troubled unit as the team has given up 22 sacks on Rodgers. The Washington pass rushers should look to add to that total. On the strength of seven sacks each from Ryan Kerrigan and Trent Murphy, the Redskins rank No. 6 in the NFL with 25 sacks. Second-year man Preston Smith, for the first time this year, showed how dangerous he can be last week against the Vikings with two sacks and an incredibly athletic interception. As the defensive front gets to Rodgers will probably be a pretty good indicator of how this game will turn out.

Need to know: Can Kelley get rolling vs tough Packers D | CSN Mid-Atlantic

Redskins release DL Jordan Hill to make room for snapper | CSN Mid-Atlantic

Hill can be claimed by any other NFL team by 4 p.m. on Monday. If makes it through waivers, the Redskins could be interested in bringing him back once Sundberg is healthy.