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photos from the sidelines: week 6

(photos by Brian Murphy) It took 392 days, but theĀ Washington Redskins finally rewarded the FedEx Field faithful with a much-needed victory. After losing eight-straight games at home — which was by far the longest home losing streak in the NFL — the Redskins got their act together with a convincing 38-26 victory over a Minnesota Vikings squad that came into the game with an impressive 4-1 record. That’s not the only bad streak that Washington managed to snap Sunday. They […]

photos from the sidelines: week 5

(photos by Brian Murphy) One thing is crystal clear about the Washington Redskins these days — they are not fans of FedEx Field. Maybe it’s because they practice in Virginia and don’t enjoy the commute to Maryland or maybe they wish the franchise still played their home games at good old RFK Stadium. Whatever the case is, these Redskins simply do not seem interested in winning games at FedEx Field. In related news, the Redskins have now lost eight-straight games […]

photos from the sidelines: week 4

(photos by Brian Murphy) Nothing is ever easy for the Washington Redskins. How else do you explain two players — receiver Aldrick Robinson and safety Brandon Meriweather — being lost for the game thanks to a freak collision during warmups? Things only got more bizarre once the actual game started, as the Redskins raced out to a commanding 21-3 lead over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, only to watch that lead evaporate as the defense once again forgot how to stop […]

photos from the sidelines: week 3

(photos by Brian Murphy) Well then. After years of the Washington Redskins defense being asked to carry the load while the offense struggled with consistency, this is definitely the dawn of a new day on both sides of the ball. By simply adding competent quarterback play, the offense magically appears to have learned that NFL teams are allowed to score more than 16 points per game. Meanwhile, the usually-stout defense doesn’t appear capable of stopping anyone from marching up and […]

photos from the sidelines: week 2

(photo by Brian Murphy) Okay, so the Washington Redskins aren’t exactly ready for prime time just yet. While there were still a few positives to take away, the simple fact that the Redskins continue to find ways to lose to a St. Louis Rams squad that has trouble consistently beating anyone else is enough to put a damper on the excitement level Week 1 brought to the nation’s capital. While quarterback Robert Griffin III continues to find new and creative […]

photos from the sidelines: week 1

(photo by Brian Murphy) As you know by now, the Washington Redskins started their season off with a bang — shocking the New Orleans Saints 40-32. The offense, led by a gentleman named Bob Griffin, looked better than it has in a while. The defense, thanks to the inspired play of a couple lesser-heralded safeties, got timely turnovers. And special teams … well … they were definitely “special.” All in all, it added up to what was probably the most […]

photos from redskins training camp

(photo by Brian Murphy) The Washington Redskins officially kicked off the most highly-anticipated training camp of the Mike Shanahan Era late last week. That’s what happens when a franchise that has lacked a true franchise quarterback for more than 20 years trades away a stack of high-draft picks for the right to select Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Robert Griffin III. So while ‘Skins fans are typically quick to proclaim “This is the year the Redskins finally turn the corner and […]