Following overtime victories last weekend, the Redskins and Vikings enter Sunday with 3-5 records, have struggled to score points on offense, are woeful in prolonging drives and have defenses that are starting to find an identity.
Jameis Winston threw three touchdowns to offset a three-interception start and Dalvin Cook had two long scoring runs to help second-ranked Florida State rally for a 42-31 victory over Louisville on Thursday night.
Drew Brees overcame a shaky start and threw for one touchdown and ran for another and the New Orleans Saints defeated the Carolina Panthers 28-10 Thursday night to take over first place in the NFC South.
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Jay Gruden cleared up swirling reports about the team’s plans for Robert Griffin III, saying the quarterback is 100 percent healthy and “if everything goes well, he’s got a great chance to start.”
After recording 14 tackles against the Tennessee Titans and being named the NFC defensive player of the week, Robinson racked up 10 tackles against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night, including the sack that temporarily knocked quarterback Tony Romo out of the game.
Forbath has now made 13 of 14 attempts this season, missing only a 33-yarder in a 37-34 loss at Philadelphia on Sept. 21. After that try, Forbath has made his last nine field goals.
Griffin completed a full practice Wednesday, marking the first time he’s been able to do so since injuring the ankle in the Redskins’ victory over Jacksonville on Sept. 14.
This would be the perfect time for a midseason awards column, but It would be more helpful to analyze a handful of players whose first-half contributions may have been overlooked and who could be fantasy difference-makers in the second half.
Not to make light of an athlete’s injury or misfortune, but tearing your ACL while celebrating a sack is fairly hilarious. Especially when it happens to one player five weeks after it happened to another, both times with eerily similar dance moves that conclude with the players wincing and going down as if shot.
“I know everybody counted us out of this one,” said Washington tackle Trent Williams. “I understand. Believe me, I understand. But we’ve definitely got to take it one game at a time, man, and keep stringing together some wins.”
Griffin was inactive for the Redskins’ victory at Dallas on Monday following a week in which he was able to work back into team drills. Either Kirk Cousins or Colt McCoy would then serve as Griffin’s backup.