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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | October 22, 2000
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Statistics lump the Jacksonville Jaguars in the same group as the past four Washington Redskins opponents. All have had decent defenses, and all have had offensive problems. The Jaguars (2-5) have not scored more than 14 points in their past four games, all losses. They enter today's 4:15 p.m game at ALLTEL Stadium against the Redskins (5-2) with the league's 24th-ranked rushing offense, 14th overall. The Jaguars have striking similarities to the Ravens, Philadelphia, Tampa Bay and New York Giants, teams the No. 2-ranked Redskins defense had success against.
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By Edward Lee | December 7, 2012
ASHBURN, Va. - One of the factors that contributed to the Pittsburgh Steelers' 23-20 win against the Ravens last Sunday was the Ravens' questionable decision to play the entire fourth quarter without giving running back Ray Rice a single carry or targeting him once in the passing game. Because of that omission, several members of the Washington Redskins - the Ravens' opponent this Sunday - said they fully anticipate that they will see a lot of Rice at FedEx Field in Landover. “We get the short end of the stick.
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By Edward Lee | December 7, 2012
ASHBURN, Va. - One of the factors that contributed to the Pittsburgh Steelers' 23-20 win against the Ravens last Sunday was the Ravens' questionable decision to play the entire fourth quarter without giving running back Ray Rice a single carry or targeting him once in the passing game. Because of that omission, several members of the Washington Redskins - the Ravens' opponent this Sunday - said they fully anticipate that they will see a lot of Rice at FedEx Field in Landover. “We get the short end of the stick.
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By From Baltimore Sun news services | September 4, 2008
Redskins (9-7 last season) @Giants (10-6) TIME, TV: : 7 p.m., chs. 11, 4 FANTASY FACTOR: : Can Giants QB Eli Manning continue his strong play from last postseason and take advantage of a Redskins defense that was 16th against the pass in 2007? ... Manning was the second Giants QB (Phil Simms the other) to throw for more than 3,000 yards and 20 touchdowns in three consecutive seasons. ... Redskins QB Jason Campbell, who threw for a career-best 2,700 yards last season, has former QB Jim Zorn to tutor him and receivers Santana Moss and Antwaan Randle El to throw to. THE BUZZ: : Prime-time game with new Redskins coach making his debut against the defending Super Bowl champions.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | September 28, 1997
There are many reasons not to get excited about the Washington Redskins' defense, even though it is ranked fourth in the NFL and has allowed just 12.3 points a game.The most important reason is simple -- no one has really tested veteran cornerback Darrell Green and company. The Carolina Panthers didn't throw much with backup Steve Beuerlein, the Arizona Cardinals struggled under Kent Graham, and the Pittsburgh Steelers are still getting used to Kordell Stewart running the show.Also, three games is too early to judge new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan's simplified defense.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | December 13, 2002
ASHBURN, Va. - As gigantic as defensive tackle Daryl Gardener is, not even the 6-foot-6, 305-pound Washington Redskin can carry a defense that has been shaken by the instability of free agency and the uncertain status of its leader. Even with Marvin Lewis remaining as the league's highest-paid assistant head coach and defensive coordinator with Washington instead of taking a head coaching offer from Michigan State, the Redskins' defense got a first taste of the circus that will likely continue as long as Lewis searches for a head coaching position in the NFL. Gardener, a no-nonsense player, revealed his feelings about the commotion that has surrounded Redskins Park since Lewis went to East Lansing, Mich.
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By Ken Murray | January 19, 1992
The New York Giants were the first to solve the Buffalo Bills' no-huddle offense. They played a game of keep-away in Super Bowl XXV a year ago, controlled the ball for more than 40 minutes and stole a 20-19 victory.Kansas City was next. The Chiefs took a page from the Giants' ball-control playbook last October, mixed in five turnovers and .. breezed to a 33-6 triumph.Then, last Sunday in Buffalo, the Denver Broncos wrote a whole new script for defensing the hurry-up offense. They shut off Thurman Thomas' inside running lanes, denied Jim Kelly's deep passing lanes, and reduced Kelly's time in the pocket.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Reporter | September 29, 2006
ASHBURN, Va. -- When Joe Salave'a limped out of Texas Stadium with a deep bruise in his right calf after the Washington Redskins lost to the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 17, there was concern that the team's defensive line would have a problem filling the void left by the veteran tackle. His replacements were rookies, Kedric Golston and Anthony Montgomery, neither of whom were high draft choices. Both had shown enough during training camp and in the preseason to make the team, but playing in a regular-season game, even against the lowly Houston Texans, was different.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | August 19, 2005
The Washington Redskins' training camp is beginning to look more like an emergency ward. As if trying to resuscitate a comatose offense isn't labor-intensive enough, the Redskins' defense is losing bodies to a spate of injuries. As many as nine defensive players may not suit up against the Cincinnati Bengals tonight at 8 at FedEx Field in Landover. That would match the number of players that stood on the sideline in Washington's 28-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Saturday. But if Gregg Williams, the assistant head coach in charge of the defense, is worried, he has a funny way of showing it. "That's a part of this game," Williams said.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | August 26, 2000
LANDOVER - As he walked off the field onto the Washington Redskins' sideline, cornerback Deion Sanders flashed one of his million-dollar grins. In fact, Sanders was almost laughing that even in a preseason game, a team would kick away from him. It was the first time Sanders had that experience as a Redskin. Coach Norv Turner, who had not let Sanders return a punt in the preseason, gave him a shot last night midway through the second quarter of a 17-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in front of 69,310 at FedEx Field.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Reporter | November 27, 2006
LANDOVER -- They are still a team looking to spoil the playoff dreams of others rather than a team latching on to their own. They are still a team in the midst of a disappointing season, but for one afternoon at FedEx Field, the Washington Redskins forgot what had transpired the past three months. Led by a much-maligned defense that came into the game ranked 30th in the league and an offense that made a few big plays down the stretch, the Redskins finally resembled the team they were supposed to be this season in a 17-13 victory yesterday over the Carolina Panthers.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Reporter | November 10, 2006
ASHBURN, Va. -- Joe Gibbs can usually recite the statistical rankings of his team's next opponent, homing in on one category or another to play up how difficult a task the Washington Redskins will have that particular week. The Philadelphia Eagles, for instance, have the No. 1 overall offense in the NFL and also one of the league's top quarterbacks in Donovan McNabb, something that concerns Gibbs and the Redskins going into Sunday's game at Lincoln Financial Field. Redskins@Eagles Sunday, 1 p.m., chs. 45, 5, 1430 AM Line: Eagles by 7
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Reporter | November 9, 2006
ASHBURN, Va. -- As he waited for the airport to open after an autumn storm piled two feet of snow on Buffalo, N.Y., three weeks ago, Troy Vincent's cell phone kept ringing. Vincent, 35, had just received his release from the Buffalo Bills and was trying to get home to Philadelphia, in hopes of seeing his family for a little while before moving on to another town and another NFL team. Redskins@Eagles Sunday, 1 p.m., Ch. 5, 1430 AM Line: Eagles by 7
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Reporter | September 29, 2006
ASHBURN, Va. -- When Joe Salave'a limped out of Texas Stadium with a deep bruise in his right calf after the Washington Redskins lost to the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 17, there was concern that the team's defensive line would have a problem filling the void left by the veteran tackle. His replacements were rookies, Kedric Golston and Anthony Montgomery, neither of whom were high draft choices. Both had shown enough during training camp and in the preseason to make the team, but playing in a regular-season game, even against the lowly Houston Texans, was different.
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By EDWARD LEE and EDWARD LEE,SUN REPORTER | January 17, 2006
ASHBURN, Va. -- For the first five years of his career in the NFL, Washington Redskins offensive tackle Chris Samuels had left the team's practice facility with equal amounts of dejection and disappointment at season's end. Yesterday, however, was markedly different for the sixth-year player. Washington's bid for its first NFC championship game appearance since the 1991 season was denied by the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday, but Redskins players and fans had plenty to savor. Four more regular-season wins than in 2004.
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By DAVID STEELE | January 8, 2006
TAMPA, Fla.-- --So, there's got to be a reason why the Redskins' defense was able to begin a playoff game - the team's first in six years - on the road without one of its cornerbacks, lose a defensive lineman to a broken arm, lose its free safety to a stupid ejection and still end up giddily bouncing with glee on the sidelines as time expired. "We have a motto: Everybody's a starter," said strong safety Ryan Clark, a member of the defense that yesterday stitched itself together, locked down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and punched its team's ticket to Seattle next week.
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By EDWARD LEE and EDWARD LEE,SUN REPORTER | October 11, 2005
ASHBURN, Va. -- For all of the good numbers the Washington Redskins defense has put up this season, one statistic stands out. Lack of turnovers. In four games, Washington (3-1) is fifth in the NFL in yards allowed (282.0 per game), fifth in points surrendered (14.5 per game) and in first downs allowed (14.2 per game). But the Redskins have forced opposing teams to commit just two turnovers, the second-lowest total in the NFL behind the Houston Texans' none. Washington has not had a takeaway since the first game.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,SUN STAFF | April 22, 1997
ASHBURN, Va. -- Go ahead, Boomer Esiason, see if you can throw for 522 yards on this defense.That's what the Washington Redskins seemed to be saying over the weekend at Redskin Park, taking six defensive players with eight selections in the NFL draft.The Redskins' defense never recovered last season after Esiason ripped it apart in a 37-34 overtime victory by the Arizona Cardinals at RFK Stadium on Nov. 10. The 522 yards were the third-highest single-game total in NFL history and dropped the Redskins to 7-3 en route to a 9-7 finish.
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By EDWARD LEE and EDWARD LEE,SUN REPORTER | October 11, 2005
ASHBURN, Va. -- For all of the good numbers the Washington Redskins defense has put up this season, one statistic stands out. Lack of turnovers. In four games, Washington (3-1) is fifth in the NFL in yards allowed (282.0 per game), fifth in points surrendered (14.5 per game) and in first downs allowed (14.2 per game). But the Redskins have forced opposing teams to commit just two turnovers, the second-lowest total in the NFL behind the Houston Texans' none. Washington has not had a takeaway since the first game.
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By EDWARD LEE and EDWARD LEE,SUN REPORTER | September 30, 2005
ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins defensive end Renaldo Wynn issued the challenge loud and clear. Asked about the defense's success at limiting opposing running backs to fewer than 100 rushing yards, Wynn replied, "This is our field and our home, and we'll be doggoned if we let anybody come in here on our home turf and run 100 yards. We pride ourselves especially in this area against the run, and every guy takes it upon himself to make sure that doesn't happen." That assertion will be severely tested Sunday when Washington (2-0)
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