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Redskins linebackers Ryan Kerrigan and London Fletcher were added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster Sunday after San Francisco's nine Pro Bowlers became ineligible for the NFL's annual all-star game.
When Rob Jackson picked off Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and sealed the Washington Redskins' NFC East-clinching victory Sunday night, the linebacker didn't immediately grasp the magnitude of his accomplishment.
A quick recap of the Redskins' 27-20 victory over the Eagles.
The footballs fluttered toward the end zone, one after the other, as the final seconds slipped away.
Barry Cofield wasn't heaping praise on himself or teammates along the Washington Redskins' defensive line Sunday after the 27-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. The Redskins allowed 411 yards, and the veteran nose tackle said he'll spend the week reminding guys of what needs to be better.
Rob Jackson is a big man. So big, in fact, you wouldn't think a quarterback could miss the 6-foot-4, 266-pound outside linebacker camped in the middle of the field with all the subtlety of an elephant.
Jason Babin didn't wind up with the Washington Redskins, awarded to the Jacksonville Jaguars off waivers from the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday, but coach Mike Shanahan liked him enough to try to nab him.
When the Washington Redskins fell to 3-6, it looked like beginning of the end of their season. Really, it was more of a crossroads.
Brandon Meriweather's impact was immediate and noticeable. An interception, a couple of pass break-ups and a handful of tackles made the Washington Redskins defense look totally different, until the safety tore the ACL in his right knee.
Dallas week began at about 4:11 p.m. Sunday, as the chants echoed around FedEx Field.
A quick recap of the Redskins 31-6 win over the Eagles.
Robert Griffin III needed a first down, so he took off and leapt into the air to get it. Three Carolina Panthers defenders converged and made the stop, but not until after Griffin finished what he set out to do, sore ribs or not.
Mike Shanahan told it to everyone who would listen after he became the Washington Redskins' coach in January 2010. Returning the franchise to respectability would not happen overnight, he said. Those words have appeared in every local newspaper and on every local airwave many times since.
Big plays, long drives, demoralizing results: The passing yards allowed have added up for the Washington Redskins. Dead last in the league at 314.2 a game, they're on pace to have the worst pass defense in the history of the NFL.
Robert Griffin III stood in the pocket in the rain and scrambled on the wet grass at Heinz Field looking for targets. Fred Davis, his most popular one this season, wasn't there.
"You know, it's a testament to us and the way we bought into the system and the way guys have stepped up to make plays," linebacker Ryan Kerrigan said. "Rob has played unbelievable this year, and to have a guy like that step up with such a loss like Brian Orakpo, it's really cool."
"This is what we've been working for," linebacker Ryan Kerrigan said. "We knew if we took care of our business, we could put ourselves in good position to not only make the playoffs but win the East. This is what we want, and we're excited for next week."