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Winning has a way of proliferating good vibes. The Redskins finally are realizing that. This is what owner Daniel Snyder had in mind when he hired general manager Bruce Allen and coach Mike Shanahan little more than three years ago.
Stephen Bowen couldn't really sleep Sunday night. The defensive end kept rewinding scenarios in his head, remembering different plays from the loss to the Seattle Seahawks that knocked the Washington Redskins out of the playoffs and ended their season.
While Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is getting a lot of the headlines heading into Sunday's playoff game, the Washington Redskins' defenders have no question who is the real newsmaker on the Seattle offense.
The Dallas Cowboys have been here before. Well, not exactly here as in FedEx Field against the Washington Redskins in the NFC East championship game on Sunday night, but the Cowboys are well-versed in winner-take-division season finales.
Robert Griffin III is "full speed, ready to go" on his right knee after returning Sunday from a lateral collateral ligament sprain suffered two weeks earlier, Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Monday.
The footballs fluttered toward the end zone, one after the other, as the final seconds slipped away.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Quarterback Robert Griffin III is expected to start for the Washington Redskins on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles if he does not aggravate his mildly sprained right knee before then.
Will Montgomery practiced Wednesday through a sprained right knee. But that didn't mean the Washington Redskins' starting center's knee injury was minor.
MetLife Stadium could have been the scene for Robert Griffin III's greatest NFL triumph (so far). The Washington Redskins had the New York Giants beaten. That is, until Eli Manning found Victor Cruz for a 77-yard touchdown.
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 shook off concern, and he wasn't just putting on a brave face for the cameras. The Washington Redskins' safety who left Sunday's game with a right knee injury told coach Mike Shanahan he wanted to go back in.
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.
Last week's farcical debate over the meaning of Mike Shanahan "evaluating" the Washington Redskins' beleaguered roster obscured the real issue. The coach, well into the third season of his $35 million contract in Washington, vigorously argued over the meaning of his words and the intent behind them.
"Of course you're happy that you got to the postseason. But at the end of the day, if you don't win the Super Bowl, you might as well have went 0-16," he said. "You're still a loser. Your goal is not to get to the playoffs; [it's] to win a championship."
"I want everybody on the team to remember this feeling, man. It's the worst feeling in the world, knowing you had the potential to do something and we didn't get it done," Bowen said Monday. "Just knowing that you've got to wait a whole year, play all these games just to get back to the same point, the wild card. Just to try to get past that point. It's killing me, man."