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Matthew Paras

Matthew Paras

Matthew Paras is a digital sports writer for the Washington Times, covering the Washington Capitals and whatever else is needed. Originally from Chicago, he attended DePaul University and was the editor in chief of the student newspaper, The DePaulia. He had previous internships with the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Northwest Herald. He can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Matthew Paras

Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson (10) celebrates his touchdown with quarterback Alex Smith (11) and running back Adrian Peterson (26) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Redskins dominate Packers in upset

Quarterback Alex Smith threw for 220 yards Sunday, Peterson ran for 120 more and the defense held the Packers to a season-low in points. They now go into a Week 4 bye with a 2-1 record. Published September 23, 2018

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith (11) smiles as he runs off the filed after wide receiver Jamison Crowder (80) scored a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

Halftime: Redskins 28, Packers 10

Where was this team last week? The Redskins lead the Green Bay Packers 28-10 at halftime Sunday -- with both the offense and the defense clicking. Published September 23, 2018

Washington Redskins wide receiver Maurice Harris (13) grabs a pass over New York Jets defensive back Terrence Brooks (23) during the New York Jets Washington Redskins NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) ** FILE **

Maurice Harris, Kapri Bibbs active vs. Packers

Wide receiver Maurice Harris will make his season debut Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, while running back Kapri Bibbs will be the team's third-string running back a day after the Redskins promoted him to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. Published September 23, 2018

Washington Redskins offensive guard Shawn Lauvao (77) and center Chase Roullier (73) stand in the tunnel prior to an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

Shawn Lauvao out vs. Packers

Washington Redskins guard Shawn Lauvao will miss Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers with a calf injury, coach Jay Gruden said Friday. Published September 21, 2018

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz speaks with members of the media during NFL football training camp Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Carson Wentz ready to pick up from where he left off

Carson Wentz is days away from playing in his first football game since tearing his ACL last December, with the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback set to start Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. Published September 20, 2018

Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith scrambles during an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

Alex Smith defends chemistry with receivers: 'It's going well'

Prior to the Redskins' practice Wednesday, quarterback Alex Smith called the trio of Josh Doctson, Paul Richardson and Jamison Crowder "crazy talented." But through two games, the three wide receivers haven't translated that talent into production. Published September 19, 2018

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, hugs coach Bill Belichick after the AFC championship NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 24-20. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Tom Brady wanted 'divorce' from Bill Belichick: Book

Tom Brady has had enough of Bill Belichick. At least, that's what an anonymous source told ESPN's Ian O'Connor in his new book, "Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time." Published September 19, 2018

Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Redskins' 50-year sellout streak ends

The Redskins' 50-year sellout streak ended Sunday, as Washington's official attendance was just 57,013 for the team's home opener. Published September 16, 2018