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Daily Slop: Why wasn't Josh Norman trailing Antonio Brown?; Redskins have a long way to go

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Redskins learn the hard way just how far they have to go | Washington Post

After what Josh Norman called the "butt whuppin'" the Redskins took in their own stadium Monday night, this team needs to face a different kind of examination: a reality test.

Chris Thompson Scores First NFL Rushing Touchdown On Emotional Day
Redskins fourth-year running back Chris Thompson learned that his brother got out of prison just hours before scoring his first career rushing touchdown.

AJ Green confused by how Redskins used Josh Norman | CSN Mid-Atlantic
During a Tuesday appearance with the Sports Junkies, A.J. Green said he was confused by how the Redskins used Josh Norman vs. the Steelers Monday.

Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers hammer Redskins in opener, 38-16 | Washington Post

They fell short. And they fell hard, trounced, 38-16, before 79,124 towel-whipping fans of both teams.

Dazed and Confused: Here's Why the Redskins Lost Their Season Opener - Washington - Scout
Even with Matthew McConaughey's presence, it wasn't alright, alright, alright for the Redskins in their 38-16 loss to the Steelers.

Josh Norman defends game plan for covering Steelers WR Antonio Brown | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Antonio Brown went off against the Redskins. But Washington's top corner defended the team's game plan.

Before Further Review: Redskins 'Taken To The Woodshed' In Home Opener - Washington - Scout
The Washington Redskins had no answers for the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday Night. Manny Benton tries his best to figure out what happened.

Why wasn't Josh Norman trailing Antonio Brown? | Washington Post

The Redskins opted not to have Norman trail Brown throughout the game, and he finished with a game-high 126 receiving yards on eight receptions. It raised questions as to why Norman wasn't defending Pittsburgh's top weapon more often.

Redskins' Cousins saw a real franchise QB at work on Monday | CSN Mid-Atlantic
If Redskins QB Kirk Cousins wants a big payday in the future he should look at what happened when his counterpart was in the game last night.

Kirk Cousins: "We just need to get better in every different way" after Steelers loss - Washington - Scout
Cousins did not have answers for Washington's struggles but was able to list things that went wrong.

There's still a little bit of Burgundy & Gold left in Alfred Morris' heart | CSN Mid-Atlantic
The running back is obviously with the Cowboys now, but he showed on Monday night that a tiny piece of him remains loyal to the Redskins.

Josh Doctson Gets Up To Speed in Redskins Opener - Washington - Scout
Surprise, surprise, Josh Doctson was part of the Redskins' active roster Monday night. He told Breaking Burgundy how it went.

5 things we learned from the Redskins' Monday night loss to Pittsburgh | CSN Mid-Atlantic
There was a lot that can be taken from Washington's blowout loss to Pittsburgh. Rich Tandler narrows it down to five things here.

Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins fail to execute on opening night - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
Despite throwing for 329 yards, Kirk Cousins struggled in the red zone as the Redskins, much like in 2015, lost to one of the NFL's stronger teams.

Despite ugly loss to Steelers, a few things went right for Redskins | CSN Mid-Atlantic
The Redskins got worked Monday night, losing at home 38-16 to the Pittsbugh Steelers. Despite the ugly result, a few things went right for Washington.

Washington Redskins defend not matching Josh Norman with Antonio Brown - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
The Washington Redskins have been second-guessed in not specifically matching up Josh Norman on Antonio Brown but are defending their mindset.

Redskins' loss to Steelers closely resembles last year's playoff loss | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Eight months separated the Redskins' playoff loss to Green Bay and their season opener versus Pittsburgh. But the two games ended up looking very similar.

Washington Redskins' run D must improve or tough games will continue - Washington Redskins Blog- ESPN
The Redskins' run defense was gashed for 147 yards on 4.9 yards per carry in Monday night's season-opening loss to the Steelers.

AJ Green confused by how Redskins used Josh Norman | CSN Mid-Atlantic
During a Tuesday appearance with the Sports Junkies, A.J. Green said he was confused by how the Redskins used Josh Norman vs. the Steelers Monday.

Redskins Turn Their Attention To The Cowboys
With Monday's game against the Steelers in the books, the Redskins now turn their focus onto their NFC East rivals, the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas lost the season opener to the Giants, 20-19.

Redskins Assist Military With Holding Of Flag During National Anthem
The Redskins joined military members in holding the American flag during the national anthem for Monday's game against the Steelers.

Redskins can't keep up with big plays from Brown, Big Ben, fall in season-opener | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Big plays from Big Ben, DeAngelo Williams and Antonio Brown did the Redskins in on Monday Night.

DeSean Jackson The Offensive Bright Spot In Season Opener
While the Redskins struggled to find a rhythm in their offense during the regular season opener, wide receiver DeSean Jackson eclipsed 100 yards receiving Monday vs. the Steelers.

The ‘Monday Night Football' beat goes on for Redskins at home | Washington Post

Washington is now 2-15 in "Monday Night Football" games at home since FedEx Field opened in 1997. That ugly record has included a 10-game losing streak, losses in three season openers, and defeats to good teams and bad. The Redskins have been outscored, 506-276, in 17 Monday night home games, which translates to an average loss of 30-16. Monday's 22-point loss to the Steelers was only Washington's fifth-worst at home on "Monday Night Football" in the FedEx Field era.

Video Highlights: #PITvsWAS

The Washington Redskins fell on Monday night to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 38-16, in their regular season opener. We have video highlights from the game.