“To see the devastation it caused, you want to reach out and help," Norman said. "I want people to get involved. I don’t care who does what or who does that, as long as someone is giving to the cause. For me it’s a no-brainer once I saw it. I decided to do what I can, and the more I can do I’m going to because it’s something that is needed. It really is, man.”
“The biggest help has been to have plays where we go out there and we run routes and we talk about the coverage and what I need from him and what I want his route to look like,” Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins said. “And then he can tell me the same thing and we can talk about it.”
Still, the Redskins didn’t want to see him get signed elsewhere and had made it known they’d sign him if that became a possibility. However, the Redskins needed to carry multiple extra offensive linemen -- 12 at one point -- because of injuries to four-fifths of the starters and a key backup. They were down to 11 linemen as of Friday, and there’s a chance at least three starters will return Sunday.
Pot committed. The Redskins signed Pryor to a one-year, $6 million contract. $3 million of that came in the form of a signing bonus, and with eight games done, he's already earned another $1.5 million in salary. Considering the Redskins have already paid 75 percent of the contract, the team must want to see what they can get out of Pryor in the remaining 50 percent of the season.
Strength of schedule: The Vikings are 6-2 and they have won four games in a row against teams that are currently .500 or worse. Overall, their opponents have won 29 games and have a .446 winning percentage. The Redskins are 4-4 against the toughest schedule in the league. Five of their opponents are in the “if the season ended today” playoff picture and the Cowboys are just a half game out. Their opponents have won 43 games and they have a .614 winning percentage. If Washington and Minnesota had played each other’s schedules in the first half of the season it’s reasonable to think that the Redskins would be 6-2 or maybe 5-3 while the Vikings would be 4-4.