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2017 Schedule
5-8, 3rd in NFC East

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Jay Gruden on Kirk Cousins, "He was not quite as accurate as he has been. Everyone who has seen Kirk play in his three years, knows he missed throws he normally makes."

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Linebacker Chris Carter will need surgery to repair a broken fibula in his right leg. Carter was injured in Sunday's loss to the Chargers. His loss will put another dent on the special teams' units.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Jay Gruden said he thought about going for a two-point conversion after Bashaud Breeland's interception return for a touchdown made it 30-12. They could have cut it to a two-score game with 2:36 remaining. But Gruden said they were down to one running back, three receivers and left tackle Trent Williams was done. Gruden said he didn't want to risk further injuries by trying to extend the game. "I wanted to get out of the game, get back on the plane and get ready for Arizona," he said.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Linebacker Zach Brown is undergoing an MRI on his foot to determine how his Achilles is holding up, after playing with a sore one for multiple weeks. Brown is an unrestricted free agent after the season.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Jay Gruden said on the long touchdown pass vs. Josh Norman, the corner was supposed to have safety help deep. D.J. Swearinger had aligned deep outside on the other side of the field. Norman stayed to the outside, forcing the receiver to where he felt there would be help.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Jay Gruden: "I feel like we're putting plans in, studying, practicing and watching tape and should be prepared. For whatever reason it doesn't look that way."

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Redskins suffering through another ugly December (0:52)

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Corner Josh Norman said the 30-13 loss was "most unfortunate to the fans. We had a packed house out here. They showed love out here on the West Coast for D.C. It's disappointing to put out a show like that [or] even on our home field. It's tough to be a Redskins fan right now."

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins safety D.J. Swearinger was upset with some unnamed teammates who, he said, did not prepare properly. He said questions were being asked in pre-game about assignments that should already have been known. That's where teams learn who wants to play: It's not about playing hard in games, it's about preparing the right way during the week.

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Chargers roll to 4th win in a row (1:14)

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

As a defense, safety D.J. Swearinger said "we've taken a major step back." He said it's on both the players and coaches to get it fixed.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Quarterback Kirk Cousins said he doesn't want to use injuries as an excuse. He also said the Redskins have little margin for error. "So many teams are going through it. It's hard to say who's had it worse," he said.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Running back Byron Marshall said he will undergo an MRI Monday to determine the severity of his hamstring injury. He was hurt fielding a kickoff.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Jay Gruden blamed himself and the coaches for the loss saying they weren't prepared. "Right now we've let our fans down," Gruden said.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said, "I'm at a loss for words. I never thought we'd get beat like this two weeks in a row."

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Breeland returns INT 96 yards for TD (0:23)

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins lost another ugly game, falling to 5-8. Forget whether they're still alive in the postseason or not, this is not the way they need to finish the season. There's not a single thing they can point to as something to build on today. They were outgained by nearly 300 yards and have been outscored the last two games by a combined 41 points.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

For one of the few times in a while, the Redskins could use a speed rush. They had just one defensive lineman on the field -- Matt Ioannidis -- and three outside linebackers -- Ryan Kerrigan, Junior Galette and Preston Smith. Galette ran a stunt and they applied pressure, forcing a quick throw underneath and a third-down stop.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

It'll be interesting to hear why the Redskins have used Quinton Dunbar ahead of Bashaud Breeland since the first quarter. Breeland is an unrestricted free agent after the season; Dunbar will be a restricted free agent. The Redskins have liked how he's developed.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins absolutely need to do a better job running the ball if they want to get back in this game. Samaje Perine averaged only 2.8 yards per carry vs. the NFL's 31st-ranked run defense in the first half.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

In their last four quarters, dating to the Dallas loss, the Redskins have been outscored 44-13. But one big reason for that Sunday: Philip Rivers. He's thrown for 256 yards in the first half -- the most any opposing QB has passed for this season in the opening two quarters.

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Cousins lobs TD pass to Davis (0:22)

Team Stats

Passing Yards240.714th
Rushing Yards97.625th
Points For21.9Tied-17th
Points Against26.532nd