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A look at the top Redskins stories of the day

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Jay Gruden expects Rob Kelley to face the Eagles on Monday | ESPN

The Redskins could use him, if only to give them a full complement of running backs. Kelley would return to the No. 1 role once he returns. He’s been their most consistent ball carrier, averaging 4.52 yards per carry. Chris Thompsonwould remain the third-down back.

Week 7 NFL score predictions | ESPN

Kirk Cousins can't win on Monday nights; he's 0-5. However, the Redskins quarterback has fared well in his second meeting of a season against a division opponent (4-2 record; 14 touchdowns, 3 interceptions; Total QBR of 75.0). So what does all that mean? Well, the Redskins definitely have a chance to help Cousins go 1-5 on Monday nights.

Redskins’ DeAngelo Hall happy to abandon coaching duties, return to playing | ESPN

They don't need him to start, not as long as Montae Nicholson and D.J. Swearinger keep playing well. But they could rotate him, perhaps playing him in their base looks, with Nicholson playing in their nickel packages. Or they could just use Hall as a third safety for whenever needed.

Week 7 Redskins vs Eagles preview | CSN

"It’s a big game. The NFC East, they’re in the lead. They’re 5-1 and we’re 3-2. I mean, just do the math," Gruden explained this week. "If you look at 3-3 and 6-1 and we’ve lost twice to them, that’s a big difference. 4-2 and 5-2 and we’re right there in the thick of things as far as the NFC East is concerned."

Need to know: The week that was, Allen injury and why not the Redskins | CSN

With Aaron Rodgers sidelined and everyone in the NFC looking vulnerable, the Redskins could have a chance to make a deep playoff run this year. The key word is could and they will have to do some things right, starting with beating the Eagles on Sunday. Even a loss in Philly wouldn’t be fatal for their chances. Take a look at the post and see if you agree with me.