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The Washington Redskins were only whistled for four penalties in Sunday's crippling 24-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. But offensive lineman Trent Williams accused umpire Roy Ellison of cursing him late in the first half.
Cornerback DeAngelo Hall, defensive end Stephen Bowen and safety Jose Gumbs have been listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Coach Mike Shanahan said Friday.
On Sunday night in Dallas, when a win would have pushed the Washington Redskins right back into the thick of the NFC East title chase, Fletcher's crew did a credible job against one of the NFL's better offenses. And yet, in the end, that didn't matter at all in a 31-16 loss that left the Redskins grasping for answers.
If they are at all relieved at putting the high-tempo Eagles behind them for a conventional offensive attack, Washington's defenders may rethink that on Sunday afternoon.
Washington struggled to consistently put pressure on opposing quarterbacks last year, finishing tied for 23rd in the NFL last season with just 32 sacks. That was down from 41 in 2011.
When the Redskins beat Dallas on Dec. 30 to win the NFC East, many players dressed and filed out of the locker room as if it were any old victory. Not Orakpo. He shouted and cheered a title he was not on the field to help win.
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.