Five questions to keep in mind when Washington hosts Cincinnati in the home opener.
In light of recent developments, you're right to worry about Brian Orakpo's prospects for a long and prosperous Washington Redskins career. Orakpo's left pectoral muscle gave out again Sunday against the St. Louis Rams and will require surgery — just 81/2 months after he was operated on for the same injury.
Brian Orakpo was growing into a leader on the Washington Redskins' defense, but now the team will have to go through the final 14 games without him.
It wasn't bad enough that the Washington Redskins gave up 810 yards over their first two games. It wasn't bad enough that they surrendered more than 30 points for the sixth time in their past seven games dating to last season.
Aaron Hernandez left Gillette Stadium in a walking boot and carrying crutches.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon was inactive for Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams because of a right foot injury.
Before Robert Griffin III took a snap in the first quarter Sunday, two key Redskins defenders left because of injury.
The visitors' locker room inside the Superdome in New Orleans is divided into two sections. There's a room for offensive players and, if you walk through a short passage, you get to the defense's area. Inside there late Sunday afternoon, there might have been a new noise level record for a unit that just gave up 32 points.
The Washington TImes' best guess for the 2012 NFL season.