NFL Redskins 

Redskins look to upset Brady and company

The Redskins are coming off a bye week where they received some well deserved rest, after the thrilling come from behind victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was truly the highlight of the season, but not the first time Kirk Cousin has shown some late game heroics. If you are one of the fans who are still not sold on captain Kirk, Sunday’s game will be a great opportunity for Cousins to prove that he is the future of your beloved Redskins. Today, the Skins will travel to Gillette Stadium to take on the NFL juggernaut, New England Patriots. There is no doubt that this is the toughest game on the schedule and will be an uphill battle all afternoon.

Keys:

  1. On the ground. The Redskins running game has been the only constant in an otherwise inconsistent offensive attack over the last few years. The last three games however, the Skins have totaled on 118 yards on 54 carries. This drought could not have come at a worse time as the Patriots have held opposing backs to 76 yards on 35 carries in the last two games. They must have a breakthrough if they want any chance at the upset.
  2. In the Air. With the struggles on the ground, there has been more pressure put on the arm of Kirk Cousins. aside from his issue with interceptions, he has done a decent job and with the biggest comeback in team history he has proved he is up to the challenge. While the tandem of Kirk Cousins and Jordan Reed is no Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski but they are still a force to reckon with and get better game by game. The Redskins as a whole benefit from Reed’s presence. The skins are 2-12 without Reed and 8-17 with him in the line-up.
  3. Defense. Its no secret the Skins have had trouble stopping anyone through the air or the ground. It we be extremely tough to handle one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game, Tom Brady. The quote, “You cant stop him, you can only hope to contain him.” seems to fit this situation perfectly. Tom Brady will get his but he Redskins can not afford a big game on the ground from the Patriots. Over the last three game they have given up 136, 146, and 153 yard performances. They have also have had an issue rushing the passer but may have an advantage facing a depleted offensive line.

 

Redskins Injuries

Questionable:

CB Chris Culliver (Knee)

CB DeAngelo Hall (Toe)

WR DeSean Jackson (Hamstring)

C Kory Lichtensteiger (Neck)

LB Ryan Kerrigan (Hand)

CB Bashaud Breeland (Hamstring)

LB Keenan Robinson

Probable: 

RB Chris Thompson (Back)

DE Jason Hatcher (Knee)

Patriots Injuries

Out: 

LT Marcus Cannon (Toe)

RG Tre’ Jackson (Knee)

DE Jabaal Sheard (Ankle)

Doubtful:

OL Ryan Wendell (Knee)

Questionable:

LG Shaq Mason (Knee)

WR Keshawn Martin (Hamstring)

Probable:

RB Dion Lewis (Abdomen)

WR Julian Edelman (Knee

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