The last three times the Redskins qualified for the playoffs, they were mediocre near the midpoint of the season before stringing together multiple victories. With six games left, it’s possible they can do it again.
LeRibeus made the move to center during training camp and has struggled both with the accuracy of his snaps and also with the timing in which they should be released.
Cornerback Chris Culliver’s interception return was negated when he was flagged for unnecessary roughness, a call that irritated several players. Gruden was frustrated by the ambiguity of the rule, but said it was not why the Redskins lost.
Flacco, who has never missed a start since joining the Ravens prior to the 2008 season, was injured late in the 16-13 loss to the Rams on Sunday and will be out until at least training camp.
Williams bruised his left patella tendon and Morris aggravated a rib injury in Sunday’s 44-16 loss to the Panthers. Coach Jay Gruden said both will be day to day and does not expect Morris to miss any more time.
It’s uncertain what it would take for people to begin tuning out the NFL, but the significant number of recent rule changes, made in the name of player safety, are changing the game into something we don’t recognize.
With cornerback Chris Culliver and Bashaud Breeland healthy, coach Jay Gruden has to find a way to fit Will Blackmon, Kyshoen Jarrett and DeAngelo Hall into the lineup. Will they take a closer look at Jarrett at strong safety?
The Redskins missed several tackles on Sunday, allowing the Panthers to rush for 142 yards on 39 attempts. Washington knows it needs to correct that issue, but failed to do so again this week. It’s no longer a week-to-week issue.
The Redskins will face the Giants next week for a chance to climb atop the NFC East standings, but “in order to be a good football team, you have to win games on the road,” free safety Dashon Goldson said.
The Redskins committed five turnovers in a 44-16 loss to the Panthers on Saturday, but the number of missed tackles and the other errors they made by the end of the game were innumerable.
Culliver snagged a ball that bounced off the hands of Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and returned it 80 yards for a touchdown, but officials ruled Culliver delivered a helmet-to-helmet hit on Olsen, wiping out the turnover.
Flacco tore an ACL in one of his knees and may have damaged the MCL in that knee as well, coach John Harbaugh said on Sunday, not long after the Ravens defeated the Rams, 16-13.