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The Redskins' loss to the Jets on Sunday was overshadowed by the return of off-field drama, this time thanks to Fred Davis and Trent Williams' substance abuse suspensions.
LANDOVER - For Washington Redskins fans, this has to feel like groundhogs day. Coming off of a 23-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday, there was a tiny ray of hope that the team would build on their offensive momentum created in that game and carry it into this week's match up against the New York Jets.
That wasn't to be. Not in the slightest. The Redskins fell 34-19 to New York to lower their record to 4-8, and one that gives them their seventh loss in their last eight games.
"It's frustrating," head coach Mike Shanahan said. "I'm just disappointed in the way we finished...It's hard to win the football game when you finish like we did."
To Shanahan's point, the game started off well for the Redskins, but ended in nightmare-ish fashion.
One of the toughest pills to swallow for the coach was the fact that the much maligned Redskins offense briefly looked like it had turned the corner in the early going. The seemingly resurgent offense started things off in impressive fashion as they scored on their second straight game-opening possession. The drive featured a heavy dose of rookie running back Roy Helu, who had six touches for a combined 40 yards, including his two yard plunge into the endzone to make it 7-0 early.
"Usually you script your first fifteen [plays]," said quarterback Rex Grossman, "and I stayed on schedule and had some great plays and some great runs."
The Jets responded with an opening drive score of their own, traveling 74 yards on 17 plays and just over nine minutes.
The two teams went on to exchange field goals the rest of the first half, going into the locker room with the Redskins leading 13-10.
After a third quarter which featured each team boasting their offensive ineptitude, with Grossman completing zero passes and Sanchez passing for just 19 yards, most were wondering if any team deserved to win the game.
But the Redskins refusal to put the Jets away cost them in the fourth quarter.
It only took New York just over a minute to put the nail in the Redskins coffin in the fourth quarter. The first big play came when the much maligned Sanchez connected with Santonio Holmes for a 30-yard touchdown.
But the Jets weren't done there. After forcing a Grossman fumble inside the Washington 10-yard line, the Jets essentially ended the game with a 9-yard Shaun Greene touchdown run to make it 27-16 in favor of the visitors.
"I think it's extra disappointing," said defensive tackle Barry Cofield. "Especially defensively, we played well for three and a half quarters. A lot of things hurt with the way we finished."
And just when you thought things couldn't get any worse, they did. The Jets put the exclamation point on their victory as Greene scampered yet again for a score, this time for 25 yards to truly put the game away.
In a game that was so closely contested for most of the afternoon, the Redskins stunning fourth quarter collapse is clearly this game's defining moment.
"You look at the scoreboard at the end of the third quarter and see that we've only given up 160 yards of offense, we were playing really well," rookie linebacker Ryan Kerrigan said. "Unfortunately things got out of hand in the end."
The Redskins will now have to face an even stiffer test next week as they will host the 9-3 New England Patriots.
Coming off his first 100 yard rushing game last Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins rookie running back Roy Helu followed up his career high game with another 100 yard performance. Helu carried the rock 23 times for an even 100 yards. He was the only Redskins player with a rushing attempt - an amazing occurrence on a Mike Shanahan coached team. Helu also found the end zone, scoring the Redskins only touchdown of the day.
In addition to the 100 yards on the ground, Helu also caught four balls from Rex Grossman for 42 yards. It was the second week in a row where the rookie was very productive on both the ground and the air, pleasing his owners as the fantasy season winds down.
What was a low-scoring, tight game for most of the way turned into a blowout late at FedEx Field. The New York Jets scored three touchdowns in the final five minutes to rally for a 34-19 win over the Washington Redskins on the road. Shonn Greene scored two of those touchdowns to ice the game, and Santonio Holmes caught the go-ahead score for New York.
The Redskins led, 16-13, midway through the fourth quarter on a Graham Gano field goal, but Mark Sanchez led the Jets back. First, he pump-faked and found Holmes for a 30-yard touchdown to put the Jets up 20-16 with just under five minutes remaining. After Rex Grossman fumbled, the Jets recovered deep in Redskins territory and increased their lead when Greene scored an 11-yard touchdown out of the Wildcat. The Redskins tacked on a field goal, but the Jets recovered the onside kick and got a 25-yard touchdown run from Greene on their first play afterwards.
Greene had three touchdowns on the day, rushing for 88 yards total. Sanchez threw for 165 yards and a touchdown in an erratic game, while Grossman was just 19-46 for 221 yards, an interception and the fumble lost.
The Jets move to 7-5 with the win, while the Redskins fall to 4-8.
The New York Jets have quickly put this game against the Washington Redskins away. First, Santonio Holmes caught a touchdown to give the Jets the lead. Then, the Jets recovered a Rex Grossman fumble deep in Redskins territory, and Shonn Greene scored a touchdown two plays later to give the Jets a 27-16 lead with 3:42 remaining
The Redskins got the ball back after the Holmes score and threw two straight incompletions. On third down, Rex Grossman was rushed and fumbled deep in their own territory. Calvin Pace ended up recovering the fumble. Greene then squeezed through the middle to get in for the 11-yard touchdown run.
The Redskins now have 3:42 and all three timeouts to somehow make up the deficit.
Mark Sanchez has finally come through for the New York Jets in the fourth quarter of their game against the Washington Redskins. After a dreadful first three quarters, he came up big on a drive midway through the fourth quarter, finding Santonio Holmes for a 30-yard touchdown pass to give the Jets a 20-16 lead with 4:49 remaining in the game.
Sanchez made the play with a beautiful pump fake to distract cornerback Josh Wilson. Holmes ran a slant and go and was wide open for the touchdown. Previously on the drive, Sanchez converted a third and four by scrambling and finding Shonn Greene for a 10-yard gain.
The Redskins had taken the lead on a field goal by Graham Gano. They will now need to rally to get the win.
It's been an ugly third quarter in Landover in this game between the New York Jets and Washington Redskins. The Jets tacked on a 51-yard field goal by Nick Folk to tie the score at 13, but that was the only scoring in a third quarter dominated by mistakes.
The Redskins caught a major break later in the quarter. Running back Roy Helu fumbled at the team's own 29-yard line, and the Jets recovered. However, Folk couldn't put the Jets ahead, hooking a 40-yard field goal wide. The score remains tied at 13.
The Washington Redskins have gotten the breaks through two quarters against the New York Jets. A late field goal from Graham Gano came after a muffed punt by the Jets gave Washington a 13-10 lead. The Jets turnover gave the Redskins offense the ball inside the red zone, but quarterback Rex Grossman was unable to get the team into the end zone.
Earlier in the half, what appeared to be a Grossman interception got reversed when the referees determined pass interference on the play. The Redskin offense has looked efficient most of the game, with running back Roy Helu over 60 yards rushing and a touchdown. Grossman found success connecting with receiver Santana Moss and tight end Fred Davis early, but has struggled of late.
Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has moved his team well. Receivers Santonio Holmes and Plaxico Burress each have three catches for the Jets, and running back Shonn Greene scored the lone Jet touchdown. Diehard Redskin fans will contend that the team is still in playoff contention, but the odds of a Washington playoff run are minimal. The Jets, however, come into the game at 6-5 and in the hunt for the AFC Wild Card.
Both defenses seem to be swarming to the ball. What adjustments the coaches make at halftime will be interesting. The Redskins have moved the ball well on the ground, but on the last drives of the half, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan went to the pass more than the ground game.
The New York Jets responded immediately to the Washington Redskins' opening-drive touchdown, scoring one of their own on their opening drive. The Jets embarked on a 17-play drive that finally ended when running back Shonn Greene scored from one-yard out to tie the game at 7 with 1:19 to go in the first quarter.
The drive featured several interesting plays. The Jets elected to go for it on fourth down and one inside the Redskins' 20-yard line and picked up the first down, albeit barely. Then, on third down, Mark Sanchez found Plaxico Burress at the one-yard line, setting up the touchdown for Greene.
The drive took nine minutes and six seconds as a whole for the Jets to complete.
New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson has been bothered by injuries all season, and that trend may have continued against the Washington Redskins. Tomlinson appeared to suffer a left knee injury early in the game, and he was taken out of the lineup. It's possible he reaggravated his sprained MCL.
It's not clear whether the injury is serious, but Tomlinson was being looked at by trainers on the sidelines. The injury happened when Tomlinson caught a screen pass and raced down the sidelines. Safety Oshiomogho Atogwe tackled him by his jersey and tumbled underneath Tomlinson as he fell to the ground. He stayed down on the sidelines and play stopped as Jets trainers tended to him.
It remains to be seen if he will return to the game.
It didn't take long for the Washington Redskins to strike first against the New York Jets. For the second straight game, the Redskins scored a touchdown on their opening drive, capitalizing when Roy Helu ran it in from two yards out to take a 7-0 lead.
Helu did most of the heavy lifting on the drive, with a total of 32 yards rushing and eight yards receiving on the drive. The other 42 yards came from a long reception by tight end Fred Davis on the right sideline off play action. Washington's offense picked up only one incompletion on the drive. Otherwise, it was big play after big play, as the Redskins scored in under five minutes.
With strong performances by his standards in the past two weeks, many fantasy football owners in deep leagues have turned to Rex Grossman as a legitimate fantasy option. That should probably stop, though, against a Jets defense that features a strong secondary.
New York has fallen off a bit on defense as a whole, but with Darrelle Revis leading the way, they boast a very strong pass defense. Grossman has thrown for a lot of yards recently and it could happen again, but this is certainly going to be a stiffer test for him than the Dallas Cowboys or Seattle Seahaws. With nobody on a bye, probably best to look elsewhere.
Number Fire projects Grossman to finish with 12.13 fantasy points, which would not make him an especially good play.
Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu had a fantastic game against the Seattle Seahawks last week, piling up 162 total yards and a touchdown. But does that mean fantasy owners should start him against the stout New York Jets defense? We believe you should.
Despite its reputation, the Jets' rush defense has been very average this year. They rank 15th in the NFL in rushing yards allowed per game, allowing teams to average 115.6 yards per game on the ground. In addition, starting defensive lineman Mike DeVito's injury looms large. DeVito is one of the better run-stuffers in the league, and without him in the lineup, the Jets could struggle on the ground.
Number Fire projects Helu to pick up 8.94 points this week, but we think Helu will do better than that.
The New York Jets' Week 13 injury report for their game against the Washington Redskins is out, and the Jets will be without two starters on defense. Defensive lineman Mike DeVito and linebacker Jamaal Westerman will not play in the game. DeVito was ruled out earlier in the week with a MCL tear.
The Jets will definitely miss DeVito in the game, especially against the Redskins' renewed running game. Kenrick Ellis will start for DeVito, while Garrett McIntyre will be the starter at outside linebacker for Westerman.
Here is the full list of Jets inactives:
For a list of the Redskins' inactive players for this game, click here.
The Washington Redskins' injury report and inactive list for their game against the New York Jets is out, and it's now officially official: strong safety LaRon Landry is inactive with a groin injury. Otherwise, the Redskins received mostly good news on the injury report. Linebacker London Fletcher and defensive lineman Stephen Bowen, who were both listed as questionable on Friday, will be in the lineup.
The Washington Redskins (4-7) look to build on their come-from-behind win last Sunday when they take on the New York Jets (6-5) at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.
Following their come-from-behind Week 12 win over the Seattle Seahawks, the Washington Redskins kept their oh-so-faint playoff hopes alive heading into their Week 13 home tilt with the New York Jets. At 4-7, the Redskins all but certainly have to win out to have any hope at catching either the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East, or making up the three game deficit they currently face in the wild card standings. With the injury situation at QB in Chicago and the inconsistent play of the Detroit Lions, there's at least reason to stay optimistic for another week if you're a Redskins fan.
The first order of business though is taking down a New York Jets team that's equally desperate for a win. At 6-5, the Jets are just one game behind the Bengals for the No. 6 seed in the AFC. They might be able to lose one more game -- particularly out of conference -- and still qualify for the postseason, but they may just need to win out, and it's safe to assume Rex Ryan will be preparing his team to play as if their playoffs began this Sunday.
Fortunately for Jets fans, they at least will be at close to full strength physically for their uphill battle. Not much has changed since Thursday for the Jets in terms of their injury situation. On Thursday, OL Vladimir Ducasses (knee) was the lone player to be limited in practice. On Friday, he practiced fully and is officially listed as probable. He joined running backs LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) and Shonn Greene (ribs), defensive lineman Marcus Dixon (shoulder), wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (knee), offensive lineman Nick Mangold (ankle), linebacker Calvin Pace (groin), safety Brodney Pool (knee) and offensive lineman Matt Slauson (knee) as full participants in Friday's practice. All are listed as probable.
As expected, OL Mike DeVito was officially ruled out for Week 13 after missing all week of practice with an ailing knee. He run stuffing DE sustained a torn MCL in last Sunday's win over the Buffalo Bills. It's not clear if he'll return in 2011, but MCL tears are, of course, far less serious than ACL injuries.
Friday afternoon, the Washington Redskins released their final injury report prior to Sunday's meeting with the New York Jets. As noted previously in this StoryStream, strong safety LaRon Landry will not play due to a sore groin suffered in last Sunday's win, but he's far from the only Washington player on the report.
Washington lists wide receiver Terrence Austin (hamstring), defensive end Stephen Bowen (knee), linebacker London Fletcher (ankle), and fullback Darrel Young (head) as questionable for the Jets game. All except Young practiced in a limited capacity Friday; Young sat out practice entirely. Bowen did not practice at all Wednesday or Thursday, so his injury seems to have improved.
After being limited Thursday, tackle Jammal Brown (hip), wide receiver Jabar Gaffney (foot), linebacker Brian Orakpo (ankle), and wide receiver Niles Paul (toe) practiced in full Friday. Each is listed as probable. Safety DeJon Gomes (knee), quarterback Rex Grossman (shoulder), guard Maurice Hurt (knee), and wide receiver Donte Stallworth (foot) practiced in full for the third straight day and are also listed as probable.
Washington Redskins safety LaRon Landry will not play in Sunday's game against the New York Jets, coach Mike Shanahan announced in a Friday press conference. The five-year veteran strained his groin trying to chase running back Marshawn Lynch in last Sunday's win against the Seattle Seahawks and has not practiced at all this week leading up to the game against the Jets.
In eight games this season, Landry has 48 tackles (35 solo), 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. Against the Seahawks, he finished with four tackles (three solo) and one sack. Though he left the game after suffering the injury initially, he returned to the field later.
The Washington Redskins will host the New York Jets in Washington this week. Even though the Jets have been pretty inconsistent this year and lost to some teams they probably shouldn't have, they still figure to be favored in this matchup by quite a bit. For a look at the odds, let's check our partners at OddsShark.
The New York Jets have not beaten the Washington Redskins since 1993 and they look to break that 0-4 SU goose egg when they visit the Redskins as 3-point road favorites.The 6-5 Jets can still make the post-season, but they have not been kind to NFL bettors when they hit the road lately, going just 1-5 ATS in their past 6 on the highway. The Redskins have been obliging hosts, going 2-8 SU past 10 at home.The OVER 38 may be the best bet among the Jets vs Redskins odds as the Jets are 14-3 favoring the OVER when they hit the road the past few seasons.
And here are the complete odds, via the SB Nation Odds page powered by OddsShark.
The New York Jets may have dug themselves into too deep a hole in their quest to make the playoffs for the third consecutive year since Rex Ryan was named head coach. Two losing streaks of three games will do that to you in the National Football League. But at 6-5 and just one game behind the Cincinnati Bengals for the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC, there's more than enough reason to remain optimistic if you're a Jets fan, particularly when you consider that they are entering the final five games of the season in fairly good shape injury-wise for this stage of the long, grueling 16-game regular season.
Defensive lineman Mike DeVito, who has a torn MCL, was the only member of the New York Jets to miss practice on Thursday. Offensive lineman Vladimir Ducasse was the only Jet to be limited as well. To round out the good news for Jets fans hoping to see their team at full strength for the stretch run, running back LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) participated fully in practice for the second straight day, as well as running back Shonn Greene (ribs), defensive lineman Marcus Dixon (shoulder), wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (knee), offensive lineman Nick Mangold (ankle), linebacker Calvin Pace (groin), safety Brodney Pool (knee) and offensive lineman Matt Slauson (knee).
For more on the Jets leading up to Washington's home tilt with Rex Ryan's gang on Sunday, visit Gang Green Nation.
The Washington Redskins look to build on the momentum established during last Sunday's win over the Seattle Seahawks when they host the New York Jets at Fed Ex Field in Week 13. Riding a six-game losing streak in last weekend, the Redskins overcame a ten-point deficit to edge the Seahawks in the game's final minutes, 23-17. They'll next face a Jets squad who is also coming off a critical win last week and trying to stay in the hunt in the AFC wild card race heading into the final quarter of the 2011 NFL season.
The Redskins welcomed Santana Moss back into the fold after the star WR had been shelved with a broken hand. This Sunday, the 'Skins might also be welcoming back Niles Paul, who's been out since Week 9 with a turf toe injury. The rookie out of Nebraska, who has just two catches on the season, practiced on Thursday. Paul could be used more regularly in the passing game if he is in fact healthy enough to play this week and for the remainder of the season. Receivers Jabar Gaffney (foot) and Terrence Austin (hamstring) were limited.
For more on the Redskins, visit Hogs Haven.
Washington Redskins safety LaRon Landry did not participate in practice Thursday, marking the second straight practice a groin injury ruled out the five-year veteran. Landry suffered the injury in Sunday's victory against the Seattle Seahawks as he pursued running back Marshawn Lynch. Landry left the game initially, but was able to return for a few plays. He finished the Seattle contest with four tackles (three solo) and one sack.
Washington takes on the New York Jets this Sunday, and Landry's status for that game is not yet known. He's among three Redskins not to practice at all Thursday, joining defensive end Stephen Bowen and fullback Darrel Young.
Elsewhere on the Redskins' injury report, linebacker London Fletcher (ankle) returned to practice Thursday in a limited capacity after sitting out entirely Wednesday. Wide receivers Terrence Austin (hamstring) and Jabar Gaffney (foot) are new additions to the injury report, as the team limited them in practice Thursday. Further, linebacker Brian Orakpo, offensive tackle Jammal Brown, and wide receiver Niles Paul remained limited.
The Washington Redskins are playing the New York Jets, who are stronger on defensive reputation than they are as an actual defense. Are there any players on the Redskins worth starting in your Fantasy league this weekend.
Rex Grossman: Grossman can make some plays, we know that. But he is too inconsistent and has too many turnovers to consider him a legitimate play in almost every league, especially now that there are no bye weeks to take away your starting quarterback. NumberFire projects him to get about ten points, which isn't going to cut it. Just look at the players they compare him to; Cleo Lemon, Matt Schaub (before he was Matt Schaub), Gus Frerotte, Dan Orlovsky and Derek Anderson. Yikes.
Roy Helu: It seems like Helu is the man for Shanahan and the Redskins moving forward, so he could be a strong play in deeper leagues that force you to start a number of running backs. NumberFire projects him to get only seven points, but if he gets into the endzone even once, he figures to get well above that number.
Jabar Gaffney: Gaffney has emerged as the go to receiver for Rex Grossman this year, and despite only being projected to get about five points from NumberFire, he is still worth playing in deeper leagues.
Fred Davis: Davis has been the only Redskins with consistent, solid production almost all year. But NumberFire only projects him to get about six points. I think he clears that fairly easily and is a good play in most leagues.
The New York Jets hit the practice field in preparation to take on the Washington Redskins, getting back a cog in their offense. Running back LaDainian Tomlinson returned to practice, in full, after missing the past two games dealing with a knee injury. Running back Shonn Greene, who's dealing with a rib injury, was also a full participant in practice.
The only player to miss practice for the Jets on Wednesday was offensive lineman Mike DeVito, dealing with a knee injury. Offensive lineman Vlad Ducasse was limited in practice with a knee injury, but is expected to play on Sunday against the Redskins. The Jets also had six other players listed on the report, but all of them practiced in full.
DL Marcus Dixon, WR Jeremy Kerley, OL Nick Mangold, LB Calvin Pace, S Brodney Poole, OL Matt Slausen
The Washington Redskins hit the practice field today to prepare for the New York Jets, missing some key players. Linebacker London Fletcher and safety LaRon Landry both missed practice today. Landry is dealing with a groin injury, whereas Fletcher has missed Wednesday practice the past three weeks. Defensive end Stephen Bowen (knee) and full back Darrel Young (head) also both missed practice.
Outside linebacker Brian Orakpo was limited in practice with an ankle injury, but is expected to be available against the Jets on Sunday. Wide receiver Niles Paul (toe) and offensive tackle Jammal Brown (hip) were both also limited in practice and are expected to play. Quarterback Rex Grossman was on the report with a shoulder injury, but he practiced in full and is expected to be available.
Washington Redskins safety LaRon Landry missed practice today, as the team hits the field to prepare to take on the New York Jets. Landry missed with a groin injury that he's been dealing with a groin injury. Landry missed two weeks ago but played last week and his status is up in the air for Sunday.
On the season, Landry has played in eight games and has 48 tackles with 1.5 sacks. Landy has already missed some time this season dealing with injuries and missed nearly half the season last year dealing with an injury, playing in only nine games. Landry would be a big boost to the Redskins defense on Sunday, playing a Jets team who is likely to focus on running the football.
After snapping a six-game slide in Seattle last Sunday, the Washington Redskins look to spoil the New York Jets' playoff hopes with a home win over Rex Ryan's gang in Week 13.
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