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Daily Slop: Kirk Cousins' leverage over the Redskins; Limiting David Johnson's effectiveness key to stopping Cardinals

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Josh Norman's play, bravado live up to billing - Washington Times
The Redskins knew Josh Norman was a bundle of shutdown talent and high-wire drama. The $50 million corner is delivering both.

Need to Know: Pass defense key for Redskins vs. Cardinals | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Need to Know: Some observations and nuggets on Redskins-Cardinals including perhaps the key to a Washington win.

With Vernon Davis, Washington Redskins can adapt minus Jordan Reed - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
The Redskins won't have to dramatically alter their game plan if Jordan Reed can't play Sunday because of his shoulder injury.

Kirk Cousins against Cardinals secondary: Strength vs. strength - Washington Times
Over his last four games, Washington Redskins' quarterback Kirk Cousins has statistically risen through the ranks of his fellow NFL quarterbacks.

NFL 2016 - Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen Week 13 notebook - Kirk Cousins' leverage over Washington Redskins

Kirk Cousins' recent play gives him more leverage than any current quarterback, which means no matter what approach the Redskins take, they'll be shelling out major cash to retain him.

Loss in Arizona drops Washington's playoff odds dramatically - Washington Times

Sunday will have a huge impact on Washington's odds of reaching the playoffs -- a win gives the Redskins a 72 percent chance, a loss drops odds to 38 percent.

Redskins' offensive line has gone from question to strength - Washington Times

Injuries and even a suspension to All-Pro left tackle Trent Williams have not slowed Washington's front five. They have allowed the second-fewest sacks in the league this season.

As Redskins' DeSean Jackson turns 30, his game hasn't slowed down - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN

The Redskins' DeSean Jackson, who continues to be a deep threat, is convinced his game isn't slowing down and that he can play well into his 30s.

Jay Gruden says to ignore the Cardinals' record - Washington Times

Last season, Arizona was 13-3. That made it one of the preseason favorites at the start of this season. But, the Cardinals have lost three of four and are 4-6-1.

Redskins rookie Josh Doctson still not running as he recovers from Achilles issue - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN

Washington's first-round pick Josh Doctson has been out for the entire season but could be rushed back in time for Week 16 if needed.

A closer look at how the Redskins could try to limit David Johnson's effectiveness | Washington Post

On Sunday, Washington travels to Arizona to take on the 4-6-1 Cardinals. While the Cardinals' record is far from flattering, they aren't a team that should be taken lightly. They have plenty of talent on both sides of the ball. Perhaps one of their most talented players is running back David Johnson.

NFL examining schedule for teams playing on Thursday night

The NFL is re-evaluating its scheduling process in hopes of avoid teams playing on Sunday night and then travel to play on Thursday.

Jay Gruden backs up Josh Norman, dismisses 'Twitter battles' | CSN Mid-Atlantic

Jay Gruden believes what Josh Norman does on the field is most important for the Redskins - but doesn't think Norman has been a problem off the field either.

Snoop Dogg sends friend DeSean Jackson heartfelt birthday message | CSN Mid-Atlantic

Snoops Dogg and Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson go way back. The rapper had a special birthday message for his 'nephew' today.

Five story lines to follow in Redskins-Cardinals game | Washington Post

Despite the rebuke from Arians, the defense is the Cardinals' strength. Arizona leads the NFL in fewest yards allowed per game (294.0) and are second stingiest in pass defense (195.1 ypg).

Redskins must prepare for Cardinals top-ranked defense | Redskins Wire

The Washington Redskins offense which entering week 13 ranks second in total yards, will have their hands full going up against the Arizona Cardinals top-ranked defensive unit. The Cardinals possess one of the game's best defense's that take away the opposing teams passing game.

JP Finlay: Hard to imagine scenario where Josh Doctson plays again in 2016 | CSN Mid-Atlantic

Almost from the start, things just haven't gone right for rookie Josh Doctson and the Redskins. Jay Gruden provided a status update on Doctson, and the news doesn't sound good.

Redskins' A.J. Francis's wrestling persona would be based in part on Deion Sanders | Washington Post

The newest member of the Redskins' defensive line, former Gonzaga High and Maryland standout A.J. Francis, has aspirations to be the governor of Maryland when his NFL career is over. If that's sooner rather than later, the 26-year-old might first give pro wrestling a shot.