After getting just four sacks in the first three games, the Redskins defense had five sacks in Sunday's 23-20 win against Philadelphia. The Eagles' injured offensive line was no match for coordinator Joe Barry's defense.
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The Redskins have demonstrated that by carving out larger roles for players such as Chris Baker, Jamison Crowder and Kyshoen Jarrett, they've become a hungrier and more productive team.
Culliver missed practice twice this week and was on the wrong end of two of the Eagles' three touchdown passes in the Redskins' 23-20 victory on Sunday.
Perhaps the Redskins' most reliable receiver, Garcon's four-yard touchdown catch with 26 seconds remaining helped give them a 23-20 victory over the Eagles on Sunday afternoon.
The return to respectability will be a long process in Washington, with inconsistency expected from time to time. Still, what Kirk Cousins and his teammates displayed on Sunday afternoon is a great source of optimism.
Plenty of questions about the Redskins were answered when Kirk Cousins engineered a late, go-ahead touchdown drive, but why they were facing a deficit after a 13-point halftime lead is still an issue.
The Redskins hadn't put much pressure on opposing quarterbacks over the first three weeks, but they dropped Bradford, the Eagles' quarterback, five times in the 23-20 victory on Sunday.
Cousins threw a touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon with 26 seconds remaining as the Redskins, once up 13 points, weathered the Eagles' second-half rally to win, 23-20, on Sunday.
Golston has been on the Redskins longer than anybody on the roster, but what would he be doing if he wasn't playing football? He talked about that and more in this week's Sunday chat.
Cornerback Chris Culliver is questionable with a left knee injury, leaving the Redskins shorthanded at the position. With corner DeAngelo Hall out three to four weeks with a toe injury and Justin Rogers on injured reserve, the Redskins depth is thin.
Riley will be out for the second consecutive game because of a calf strain. Culliver is listed as questionable, though he missed practice the last two days.
Foster, who played the last four seasons for the Buccaneers, signed with the Redskins earlier the week and is in line to contribute on Sunday in the game against the Eagles in a special teams role.
The weekly game notes, prepared by the Eagles' public relations department, omitted the use of the Redskins' nickname this week, making it the first to do so across the league.
Long will be counted on to fill in on Sunday against the Eagles after left guard Shawn Lauvao was placed on injured reserve with a sprained left ankle. After being benched in training camp, Long is ready for the challenge.
Jackson, who caught a combined nine passes for 243 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles, his former team, last season, has been unable to practice because of a strained left hamstring.
Researchers found that 87 of the 91 brains of former NFL players showed some signs of damage, which means that a good number of those playing for the Redskins right now will exhibit some trouble later in life.
Culliver has been battling soreness in his left knee, quadriceps and groin, coach Jay Gruden said on Wednesday, and did not practice on Thursday, three days before the Redskins are scheduled to face the Eagles.
McCoy, who sliced the arch of his left foot when he was removing tape following the Redskins' game on Thursday, was able to complete a full practice on Wednesday after being held out two days earlier.
Hurricane Joaquin is projected to move through the area on Sunday afternoon, and Cousins knows that a steady rain can significantly hamper the effectiveness of a passing game.
The Redskins have struggled on special teams and are trying to move past their early miscues. That won't be easy against punt returner Darren Sproles and the Eagles, who had the best special teams unit in 2014.
The Redskins have forced just one turnover this season and have given the ball away six times. Their minus-5 turnover ratio ranks second-worst in the NFL and they know that needs to change this week against Philadelphia.
Coach Jay Gruden said he would not offer any injury updates until the team is required to on Wednesday. That included backup quarterback Colt McCoy, who did not participate in Monday's open portion of practice with an undisclosed injury.
Despite the inflated statistics earned with a furious late-game rally, Cousins finished with a 69.8 passer rating in the Redskins' loss to the Giants on Thursday, working without the comforts of the first two games.
Ross' speed is an asset on the kick return and he finally got to display it last night when he broke loose for a 101-yard kickoff return. After a bad start for the Redskins' special teams, it was the lone bright spot in a 32-21 loss to the Giants.
Kirk Cousins threw two interceptions and Matt Jones fumbled out of the end zone as the Redskins fell to the Giants, 32-21, at MetLife Stadium on Thursday night.
Cousins was intercepted twice in the 32-21 loss on Thursday, marking the eighth time he's been intercepted by the Giants and the third and fourth times he's been intercepted this season.
Hall was one of five Redskins players who sustained an injury when he left the 32-21 loss to the Giants on Thursday after he sprained a toe on his right foot.
Jones fumbled going into the end zone at the start of the fourth quarter on Thursday, marking his second turnover in as many games. The rookie running back dismissed the idea that he has a fumbling problem.
Robert Griffin Jr. was cited for driving 115 mph on Interstate 64, where the speed limit on that portion of the highway is 60 mph, on Aug. 2. Griffin was found guilty on Wednesday, and will serve his sentence on weekends.
Although a similar start unfolded in 2014, there are plenty of things to feel good about this season, although this is the juncture a year ago where things truly started to head south.