Patriots Vs. Redskins: Thrilling Game Ends With Rex Grossman Interception, 34-27 Redskins Loss

The Washington Redskins and New England Patriots played a thriller at FedEx Field, but a late Rex Grossman interception stopped a Redskins scoring drive and sealed a 34-27 Patriots win.

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2012 NFL Draft Standings: Washington Redskins Would Pick 4th Overall If Season Ended Today

With the Washington Redskins falling to the New England Patriots on Sunday in a thrilling football game, ending on a Rex Grossman interception, they might have put themselves right in line to potentially draft a quarterback. With the loss to the Patriots, it puts the Redskins at 4-9 for the season. If the 2012 NFL season were to end today, the Washington Redskins would hold the fourth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Currently however the Redskins are tied with five other teams, record wise. The 'Skins are tied with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers, Miami Dolphins, and the Cleveland Browns. Based on current strength of schedule, the Redskins would hold the SOS tie breaker over all of the other teams they are currently tied with.

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Redskins Vs. Patriots: Officiating Didn't Cause Washington's Loss

Santana Moss and other Redskins players were angry at the officials after the Redskins fell, 34-27, to the New England Patriots. In the end, though, the zebras didn't decide the game.

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Redskins Vs. Patriots: Post Game Reactions From The Redskins' 34-27 Loss

LANDOVER - The idea of achieving a moral victory is something that Washington Redskins players were still refusing to acknowledge. After all, a win's a win and a loss is a loss. Because of that, players weren't any less disappointed in themselves just because they were able to hang with the New England Patriots, falling 34-27 in the game's waning moments.

"I don't [believe in moral victories]," linebacker Brian Orakpo said. "We still lost. Moral victories [are] nothing to me. I felt like guys fought for 60 minutes, but we lost."

This game had "blowout" written all over it. The Redskins' offensive lineup was makeshift to say the least, thanks to season ending suspension to tight end Fred Davis and left tackle Trent Williams. It only seemed to get worse in pregame, as starting right tackle Jamaal Brown went down with an apparent groin injury, putting him out before the game even started. For a unit that was already struggling to consistently put points on the scoreboard, most believed the Patriots, one of the highest scoring teams in the NFL, would win without breaking a sweat.

Things started out according to plan, as New England raced to a 14-3 lead. The scoring spree started when, in the shadow of his own goal line, Grossman fumbled in the endzone, with the loose ball being recovered by the Patriots.

The second score came from the man that torched the Redskins all day, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. The second year man caught the first of his two touchdown receptions on an 11-yard pass from Tom Brady. Gronkowski finished the game with 160 yards on six receptions to go along with his two touchdown grabs.

"You almost have to just limit him," rookie safety DeJon Gomes said. "Because with a good quarterback [like] Brady, one of the best to ever play the game [and] Gronkowski's length and size, it's hard to cover him."

But then the Redskins offense responded with two scoring drives of their own. The first came on a Grossman to Jabar Gaffney hook up, one that cut the deficit to 14-10. The second came on a bit of rarely seen trickeration from the home team. Not considered to be an offensive player, return man Brandon Banks looked to be running a reverse, but threw a left-handed floater to a wide open Santana Moss, who was able to corral it and waltz in for a stunning score which put the Redskins ahead, 17-14.

"It was a reverse call," Banks said of the play. "I had the option to run it or keep it, they bit on me so I just threw it up to Santana."

From that point forward, the game that most pegged as a blowout became a shootout. The two teams traded scores on almost every possession, with the Patriots eventually taking the lead in the late part of the third quarter. But down a score, Washington was unable to tie the game late, as a tipped interception late in regulation sealed their fate.

"When it comes down to [it], it's another loss," said defensive end Stephen Bowen. "Who cares how good we played, and how we almost won. Almost won doesn't cut it. We got to find a way to win."

"It can be more frustrating when [the loss is close]," Grossman added. "You try to build something, there's something to build off of...It's so disappointing that we had our chances to win and we didn't get it done."

The Redskins (4-9) will now take a two-game losing streak on the road to face their division rivals in the New York Giants next Sunday.

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Jabar Gaffney Week 14 Fantasy Update: Redskins Wide Receiver Leads Team With Six Catches And Scores Fourth Touchdown Of Season

The Redskins' Jabar Gaffney lead all Washington receivers on Sunday with six catches. Gaffney has looked good in the second half of the season, establishing himself as a go-to receiver with his former college teammate Rex Grossman. It was a solid bounce back game for Gaffney who went without a catch against the Jets and Darrelle Revis last week.

The six catches on Sunday notched 92 yards receiving for Gaffney. One of the six catches was a 9 yard touchdown, his fourth of the season and first since the Dallas game at FedEx three weeks ago. Gaffney had to fully extend his arms in the back of the end zone to haul in the touchdown pass, and then promptly leapt into a not-so-welcoming crowd in the first row behind the end zone.

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Santana Moss Week 14 Fantasy Update: Redskins Wide Receiver Scores On Trick Play, Sets Season High In Receiving Yards

Battling against a hobbled Devin McCourty and the NFL's worst ranked pass defense, Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss had one of his best games of the season on Sunday against the New England Patriots. Moss scored his first touchdown since a Week 5 score against the St. Louis Rams. The touchdown came on trick play by the Skins, as Brandon Banks launched it to Moss on a reverse pass. The ball was badly underthrown but Moss waited, caught it and broke a tackle to scamper in for the 49 yard touchdown.

The touchdown play was part of a three catch, 81 yard day for Moss. The 81 yards receiving were a season high for the wideout, who returned just two weeks ago after being sidelined with a broken hand.

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Rex Grossman Week 14 Fantasy Update: Grossman Has Another Productive Day Against Patriots

Rex Grossman had a big day on Sunday against the NFL's worst ranked pass defense. Grossman finished with 252 yards passing against the New England Patriots. He was 19 of 32 and added two touchdown passes in what was a shootout at FedEx Field.

The interception prone quarterback went without a pick until Washington's final offensive play of the afternoon. It was hardly all Grossman's fault, as the Skins quarterback was flushed out of the pocket and forced to dump a short pass over the middle to Santana Moss. Moss was not ready for the ad lib throw and bobbled the ball which bounced into the arms of Pats linebacker Jerod Mayo. It would be Grossman's only interception of the day and end the comeback drive.

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Roy Helu Week 14 Fantasy Update: Redskins Running Back Rushes For Career High Against New England

Washington Redskins rookie running back Roy Helu continued his late season success on Sunday against the New England Patriots. Helu broke the century mark for the third straight game, just two weeks after setting his career high with 108 yards on the ground against Seattle. On Sunday, Helu set another career high in his rookie season with 126 yards on 27 carries against the Patriots porous defense. Despite the success on the ground and the 27 points on the board, Helu was still held out of the end zone by the Pats. Just one week after being the only ball carrier for the Skins with a rushing attempt, Helu was spelled by Even Royster who also had some success against New England.

The Skins starting running back had a relatively quiet day as a pass catcher, snagging on two catches from Rex Grossman for six yards. Fantasy owners have to be pleased as Helu continues to improve during the most crucial weeks of the fantasy season.

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Redskins Vs. Patriots Final Score: Rex Grossman Interception Seals 34-27 Patriots Win

A thrilling game between the Washington Redskins and the New England Patriots has ended in bitter defeat for Washington. The Redskins drove the ball down the field and had it inside the Patriots' 15-yard line with two minutes left, but after a touchdown was called back, Rex Grossman's pass went off Santana Moss' hands and was intercepted by Jerod Mayo with 22 seconds left. The play was upheld on review, and the Patriots were able to seal a 34-27 victory to move to 10-3 on the year. Washington falls to 4-9.

The Redskins appeared ready to score when, on second down and goal, Moss caught a pass on a rollout for a five-yard touchdown. However, Moss was called for an offensive pass interference, bringing the ball all the way back to the Patriots' 15-yard line. Grossman found David Anderson for a six-yard gain to set up third and goal from the nine, but his next pass was intercepted.

The Redskins were given a chance when Josh Wilson intercepted Tom Brady in the end zone, stopping a sure Patriots scoring drive with 6:30 to go. Donte Stallworth picked up a pivotal first down on third and eight, then Evan Royster rushed for another first down to bring the ball past midfield. Grossman then dropped back and zipped a pass into zone coverage to Jabar Gaffney, who caught it and was tackled all the way down at the Patriots' 21-yard line. Roy Helu then picked up another first down on two runs just as the two-minute warning came up.

Tom Brady threw for 357 yards, three touchdowns and one interception for the win, while Grossman had 252 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Roy Helu picked up 126 yards on the ground for Washington. Rob Gronkowski had 160 yards and two touchdowns receiving for the Patriots.

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Patriots Vs. Redskins Update: Josh Wilson Interception Keeps Redskins Alive

The New England Patriots were driving to take a two-touchdown lead on the Washington Redskins. Instead, Josh Wilson made a huge interception on third and goal, giving the Redskins the ball back down 34-27.

The Wilson interception eliminated a sure Patriots scoring drive. The Patriots methodically moved the ball up the field with short passes. Aaron Hernandez picked up a big first down when he caught a pass on a simple hook route, made the linebacker miss and ran it down to the Redskins' 17-yard line. Danny Woodhead picked up another first down when he picked up 10 yards on an outside toss, setting up first and goal. The Redskins caught a break when Wes Welker dropped a pass that would have been a sure touchdown. On third down, Brady tried to lob it to a receiver, but Wilson jumped in front for the interception.

The Redskins will now take over with 6:30 to go.

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Redskins Vs. Patriots: New England Takes 34-27 Lead Into Fourth Quarter

After the final three drives of the first half resulted in field goals for New England and Washington, both teams picked up the offensive firepower in the third quarter, scoring touchdowns on the first three possessions of the quarter. At the end of the quarter, New England had the seven point lead at 34-27. A  Sav Rocca punt at the end of the third was the first punt in nearly two quarters of play.

Tom Brady led a seven play, 60 yard drive to start the half and take a 27-20 lead. Brady hit Rob Gronkowski with a little lob in the middle for the 37 yard score. The 6'6, 265 pound Gronkowski ripped through the tackle of Ryan Kerrigan to break free down the middle of the field. He has five catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns through just three quarters.

Brady added the Pats' second touchdown of the quarter when he hit Wes Welker wide open in the middle of the field for a 24 yard touchdown. Welker beat DeAngelo Hall as he broke the plane. The third quarter also saw Hall throw an official's penalty flag down the field, adding 15 yards to a 5 yard flag for holding Welker.

Brady is 17 of 30 for 314 yard and three touchdowns, and there's still 15 minutes left.

Rex Grossman has had a productive day as well, adding his second touchdown pass of the day in the third. He hit David Anderson for a quick 6 yard touchdown pass. The touchdown ended a ten play 72 yard drive and evened it at 27. Grossman has 200+ yards passing through three quarters, and will have to keep the pressure on New England's secondary in the fourth quarter as the Redskins look to tie it up.

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Patriots Vs. Redskins Score Update: Wes Welker Touchdown Gives Patriots 34-27 Lead

The scoring continues. Wes Welker caught a 24-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady, and the New England Patriots lead the Washington Redskins, 34-27, with 4:26 to go in the third quarter. Yup, third quarter.

On this drive, the big play was Aaron Hernandez's long catch to bring the ball to the Redskins' 24-yard line. Brady evaded the rush, slid to his left and found Hernandez for a long catch and run. Brady then found Welker on a slant, and Welker easily zipped past the Redskins' defenders for the touchdown.

It's been a long time since either punter was needed in this one. Both offenses are absolutely carving it up right now, and you'd guess that would continue based on how this game has gone.

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Redskins Vs. Patriots Score Update: David Anderson Touchdown Ties Game At 27

The wild game between the New England Patriots and Washington Redskins continues. Down seven points, the Redskins embarked on a scoring drive, capped off when Rex Grossman rolled to his right and found David Anderson for a six-yard touchdown on third and goal to tie the game at 27 with 6:58 to go in the third quarter.

The Redskins picked up a couple first downs on catches by Jabar Gaffney and Santana Moss, then benefited from an unnecessary roughness penalty on Patriots' defensive tackle Vince Wilfork for hitting backup running back Evan Royster on the ground. Wilfork was upset, but the penalty brought the ball deep into Patriots territory. Roy Helu then ripped off a nice run on the left side to bring the ball inside the 10-yard line. Grossman then found Anderson on third and goal for the score.

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Patriots Vs. Redskins Score Update: Rob Gronkowski Scores Again, Patriots Lead, 27-20

Rob Gronkowski already set the single-season touchdown record for tight ends earlier in this game against the Washington Redskins, but he wasn't done. He just caught a screen pass from Tom Brady and carried Ryan Kerrigan several yards, breaking free for the 37-yard touchdown to give the Patriots a 27-20 lead.

The Redskins sent a blitz on third and 12, and Tom Brady looked to be in trouble. Kerrigan was on Gronkowski heavily and seemed to have him locked down. But Brady lofted a beautiful touch pass in front of Gronkowski, and the Patriots' tight end did the rest. Gronkowski shed Kerrigan and went untouched into the end zone for the touchdown. Kerrigan was even called for a defensive holding penalty that was obviously declined.


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Redskins Vs. Patriots: Washington And New England Tied After High Scoring First Half

After an exciting first half full of offense, the Washington Redskins and the New England Patriots are tied 20-20 at FedEx Field.

The two teams traded field goals after an opening second quarter trick play gave Washington the 17-14 lead. It was a thrilling play that put the FedEx Field crowd on their feet, as a reverse pass from Brandon Banks hit a wide open Santana Moss for the 49 yard score.

Both offenses have moved the ball up and down the field, but managed only three field goals on the final three possessions of the half. Stephen Gostkowski finished two of New England's drives that finished on the five and six yard lines, respectively. The Redskins defense rose up and held the Pats on the first stop, while the end of the half forced the second Gostkowski field goal. The drive was aided by a 15 yard unnecessary roughness call on London Fletcher, who hit Tom Brady with his forearm and shoulder as the Pats quarterback made a move to slide. It was a questionable call to say the least.

Brady finished the half with 166 yards passing. Rob Gronkowski has been huge for the Patriots in the middle of the field, gashing Washington's linebackers and safeties for 118 yards on just four catches. He also broke the record for touchdowns by a tight end with his 14th of the year.

Grossman has had a very productive first half as well, hitting nine of 15 attempts for 145 yards and a touchdown. He has thrown no interceptions through the first 30 minutes, after what looked like a New England pick was called back when Andre Carter was flagged for roughing Grossman.

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Redskins Vs. Patriots Score Update: Washington Leads New England, 17-14, After Brandon Banks Hits Santana Moss On Trick Play

The Washington Redskins lead the New England Patriots 17-14 at the start of the second quarter at FedEx Field. On the opening play of the second quarter, Brandon Banks hit Santana Moss down the left sideline. Kyle Shanahan pulled out the trickery against the AFC's best team, as quarterback Rex Grossman handed it off to Roy Helu who then flipped it to Banks  on a reverse. Banks underthrew it badly on the run but still hit Moss who was wide open. Moss broke a tackle and scampered in to complete the 49 yard touchdown play.

A late first quarter touchdown had cut the Pats' lead to four, as Grossman found Jabar Gaffney for a nine yard touchdown. Gaffney was wide open in the back of the end zone and Grossman hit him in stride streaking across to the right side.

The Patriots scored on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball in the first fifteen minutes. They struck first when Vince Wilfork fell on a Rex Grossman fumble in the end zone. Gross man was hit from the blind side by former Redskin Andre Carter, jolting the ball loose in the end zone. Tom Brady would hit Rob Gronkowski for an 11 yard touchdown for the Pats' second score.

But the trickery has the Skins up 17-14 as the second quarter warms up.

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Redskins Vs. Patriots Score Update: Jabar Gaffney Touchdown Cuts Patriots' Lead To 14-10

The Washington Redskins responded after a second New England Patriots' touchdown, putting together a solid drive that was capped off by a nine-yard touchdown reception by Jabar Gaffney with 1:20 left to go in the first quarter. The Patriots currently lead, 14-10.

The Redskins managed to pick up a couple big first downs in their own territory to keep the drive alive. One came via a pass interference, and one via a long Santana Moss catch. Roy Helu then got it going with a long run to bring the Redskins inside the red zone, and the drive was eventually capped off when Gaffney ran an out route, beating the Patriots' defenders for the easy score.

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Redskins Vs. Patriots Score Update: Rob Gronkowski Sets Single-Season Tight End Touchdown Record

It's official: Rob Gronkowski has the single-season tight end touchdown record. Gronkowski caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady, his 14th of the season, and the New England Patriots lead the Washington Redskins, 14-3, with 5:49 left in the first quarter.

It's only fitting that Gronkowski caught the touchdown, because he put the Patriots that deep into Redskins territory with an incredible catch-and-run. He dragged DeJon Gomes several yards downfield on his back and finally was tackled on the 11-yard line. He then scored on the next play.

The Redskins' scoring drive was jump-started with a huge play when Rex Grossman lofted it deep to Donte Stallworth for a 51-yard gain on third and 10. Stallworth got a half-step on Devin McCourty and Grossman put it perfectly in his arms for the completion. Stallworth kept the drive alive on third down and seven later when he caught a slant for a first down to bring the ball to the three-yard line. But the Redskins couldn't jam it in, getting called for a false start on the one-yard line and throwing an incompletion on third down. They were forced to settle for a Graham Gano field goal that cut the lead to 7-3.

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Redskins Vs. Patriots Score Update: Andre Carter Forces Fumble, Patriots Recover In End Zone For 7-0 Lead

Disaster struck early for the Washington Redskins in their game against the New England Patriots at FedEx Field. Pinned back deep into their own territory and facing a third and long, Rex Grossman dropped back, was sacked, fumbled in the end zone and the Patriots recovered for a 7-0 lead with 12:06 to go in the first quarter. Former Redskins defensive lineman Andre Carter forced the fumble and Vince Wilfork recovered.

The Redskins forced the Patriots' defense to punt, but got the ball at their own three-yard line after a penalty on the return. Grossman threw incomplete on first down, and Roy Helu was stuffed for no gain on second down. That left the Redskins in a third and long, and Carter beat Willie Smith to the edge to force the fumble. After a long scramble, Wilfork came away with it for the touchdown.


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Patriots Vs. Redskins: Jammal Brown Suffers Injury In Warmups, Questionable To Play

The Washington Redskins may have to play against the New England Patriots without both of their offensive tackles. Left tackle Trent Williams is already out due to a four-game suspension, and now right tackle Jammal Brown may be out too. Brown came up with an injury in warmups and has been raced back to the locker room. His status is uncertain.

Brown said he merely suffered a cramp, according to the CSN Washington "Redskins Kickoff" show, but it remains to be seen if that indeed is the case. If Brown cannot play, the Redskins will have to start Sean Locklear at left tackle and Tyler Polumbus at right tackle, with undrafted rookie Willie Smith behind him. The decision to make backup center Erik Cook inactive may also prove to be costly.

UPDATE: The Redskins say Brown is questionable to play.

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Santana Moss Fantasy Projection Week 14: Moss Expected To Lead Washington Wide Receivers Against New England

The Washington Redskins host the AFC leading New England Patriots, a team that ranks dead last, 32nd, in total pass defense. Santana Moss, who returned just two weeks ago in Seattle, will look to expose the Patriots secondary and provide an unexpected boost to fantasy owners as the playoffs heat up.

The fantasy projection experts at numberFire.com project Moss to have 8.31 fantasy points in Week 14. He is projected with the most points among all Washington wide receivers. With Fred Davis out for the Redskins, Grossman could look to the outside and deep more often. Santana has not scored a touchdown since Week 5 against St. Louis.

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Patriots Vs. Redskins Injury Report, Week 14: LaRon Landry, Ryan Torain Inactive For Washington

The Washington Redskins (4-8) welcome the New England Patriots (9-3) to FedEx Field Sunday afternoon, with both teams suffering through some last season injuries. The official team twitter feeds have just listed the inactives for the Week 14 matchup.

As expected, LaRon Landry will be inactive for Washington. The bigger surprise on this week's inactive list is running back Ryan Torain, who perhaps has played his last down of football as a Redskin. The complete list of inactives:

#Redskins inactives: WR Austin, S Landry, RB Torain, LB White, OL Cook, DL Baker, DE Balmer
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The Patriots are hurting in particular on the defensive side of the ball, and will be without some key defensive contributors once again this week: LB Brandon Spikes, S Patrick Chung and DT Gerard WarrenThe full list of New England inactives:

Today's inactives are Gerard Warren, Sebastian Vollmer & Ryan Mallett in addition to previously announced Chung, Connolly, Spikes & Vereen
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Roy Helu Fantasy Projection: Washington RB Poised For Big Day In Run And Pass Game

The Sunday afternoon matchup between the Washington Redskins (4-8) and New England Patriots (9-3) may turn out to be a one-sided affair on the field, but there is still potential for Redskins players to amass some critical fantasy points as fantasy football playoff season kicks into high gear. Washington running back Roy Helu is just such a player. In fact, Helu is the fifth most added player this week, according to espn.com.

Helu has back-to-back 100 yard rushing games, having also caught 11 passes over that two game span. The New England rush defense is ranked No. 10 in the NFL, but if given the opportunity Helu can gain yards on the ground. The Washington running back may do even more damage, however, in the passing game against the Patriots' league-worst secondary.

The fantasy football projection site numberFire ranks Helu as the 14th best option at running back this weekend. The Washington RB's projected stats: 12.22 car, 49.68 yds, 3.33 rec for 26.92 yds, 0.42 TDs for 10.22 points.

For the season, Helu has rushed 97 times for 456 yards and two touchdowns. The rookie from Nebraska has also caught 42 passes for 309 yards.

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Rex Grossman Fantasy Projection: Woeful Patriots Secondary Makes Grossman A Viable Fantasy Starter

A rough season for the Washington Redskins (4-8) does not get any easier Sunday afternoon, as Washington welcomes Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (9-3) to FedEx Field for a 1:00 PM kickoff. While the real-life Redskins may have trouble preventing a fifth straight Patriots win, the outlook for positive fantasy results are much higher.

Rex Grossman is honestly a viable start at quarterback this week. The much maligned New England defense ranks dead last in the league in yards allowed (412.1) and is 31st in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game (310.0). Despite the loss of tight end Fred Davis, Grossman should be able to throw the ball all over the field Sunday, and given the Redskins will likely fall behind the Patriots, Grossman and the Redskins offense will be forced to pass the ball much of the day.

The fantasy football projection site numberFire ranks Grossman as the 20th best option at quarterback this weekend. The Washington QB's projected stats: 17.84/29.40, 211.22 yds, 1.20 TDs, 0.84 INTs for 13.48 points.

For the season, Grossman has completed 57.9 percent of his passes for 2,174 yards, tossing 10 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

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ESPN Fantasy Football Week 14 Most Added/Dropped Players: Roy Helu In Top 5 To Add

The New England Patriots (9-3) visit Landover, MD on Sunday afternoon, in a 1:00 PM kickoff against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. The Patriots are looking for their fifth win in a row, and the Redskins are looking to at least make this game more competitive than the last time these two teams met, a 52-7 New England victory in 2007.

The good news for Washington is the Patriots defense ranks dead last in the NFL in both total yards allowed (412.1 per game) and passing yards allowed (310.0 per game). ESPN.com's list of most added/dropped players shows interest in two Redskins offensive players: Roy Helu is the fifth most added player, jumping from being owned in 80.2 percent of all ESPN leagues to 93.1 percent. Wide receiver Santana Moss is the 15th most added player, jumping 3.9 percent to 63.1 percent owned.

As might be expected in light of his season-ending suspension, Washington tight end Fred Davis is the most dropped player on the list. Davis has been dumped by 28.2 percent of teams. Redskins wideout Jabar Gaffney is also on the most dropped list, coming in at No. 11.

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Patriots Vs. Redskins: Game Time, TV Schedule, Radio, Odds And More

The Washington Redskins will host the New England Patriots for Week 14 NFL action on Sunday, December 11. The Redskins are solid underdogs, which is to be expected, although the strong Patriots team has reported more than their fair share of injuries during weekday practices. Washington may be looking to take advantage of a sore late-season New England team and score a big upset.

We have all of your vital viewing and listening information for following Sunday's game right here:

Game Time: Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 PM EST at FedEx Field

TV: The game will be televised on CBS. Your commentators will be the flagship team of Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf.

Radio: You can listen to the radio broadcast on ESPN 980 or Sirius 134.

Odds: The line opened with the Patriots favored by 7 points. The spread is currently sitting at between 8 and 9 points in favor of New England, according to our friends over at OddsShark.

For more on the Redskins, please visit Hogs Haven. For the perspective from the other side, please visit SB Nation Boston and Pats Pulpit.

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Boston Patriots Injury Report, Week 14: Sebastian Vollmer Out, Jermaine Cunningham Doubtful

The Boston Patriots are gearing up for Sunday's Week 14 game against the Washington Redskins. The Pats are experiencing more than their fair share of late-season injuries, and have a slew of players being listed as questionable for Sunday's game following their practice on Friday.

According to the official practice report, the Patriots are already announcing that tackle Sebastian Vollmer will be out of Sunday's game with back and foot issues. Linebacker Jermaine Cunningham had limited participation in practice with a hamstring injury and is now being listed as "doubtful" for Sunday's game. Wide receiver Wes Welker is listed as probable following three straight days of limited practices due to a knee issue. Tackle Marcus Cannon is also listed as probable after missing practice on Friday due to a non-injury related issue.

Here is the full list of New England players who are listed as questionable for Sunday's game following limited participation in practice on Friday.

CB Kyle Arrington - Foot
S Patrick Chung - Foot
G Dan Connolly - Groin
WR Julian Edelman - Back
LB Dane Fletcher - Thumb
S James Ihedigbo - Shoulder
CB Devin McCourty - Shoulder
WR Matthew Slater - Shoulder
LB Brandon Spikes - Knee
RB Shane Vereen - Hamstring
CB Ryan Wendell - Calf
RB Danny Woodhead - Abdomen

For more on the Redskins, please visit Hogs Haven. For the perspective from the other side, please visit SB Nation Boston and Pats Pulpit.

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Washington Redskins Injury Report, Week 14: Chris Baker Out, Sav Rocca Probable

The Washington Redskins are preparing to face off against the New England Patriots on Sunday in Week 14 action, but it looks like they'll be doing it without a couple of their players.

It was already announced that safety LaRon Landry would be out due to a groin injury. Now that Friday's full practice report has been released, it appears that defensive lineman Chris Baker is also out for Sunday's game after he was unable to participate in practice for the third straight day due to a quad injury.

Beyond those two announcements, the Redskins have been lucky on the injury front this week, as punter Sav Rocca is now being listed as probable after missing Wednesday's practice and having a limited practice on Thursday.

The full list of probable players for Sunday's game:

WR Terrence Austin - Hamstring
DE Stephen Bowen - Knee
T Jammal Brown - Hip
LB London Fletcher - Ankle
S DeJon Gomes - Knee
QB Rex Grossman - Left Shoulder
CB DeAngelo Hall - Back
G Maurice Hurt - Knee
P Sav Rocca - Ankle
FB Darrel Young - Head

For more on the Redskins, please visit Hogs Haven. For the perspective from the other side, please visit SB Nation Boston and Pats Pulpit.

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Army-Navy Game 2011: Washington Redskins' Coach Mike Shanahan 'Concerned' About Field Conditions

The stage is set for a showdown between service academies as the Army Black Knights take on the Navy Midshipmen in the 2011 Army-Navy Game. It's a busy weekend in D.C. football, as FedExField will host the Army-Navy Game on Saturday as well as the Washington Redskins' matchup with the New England Patriots on Sunday.

'Skins beat reporter Rick Maese of the Washington Post asked coach Mike Shanahan if he's worried about the field conditions for Sunday's game. From Maese's report:

Shanahan said anytime there’s another game played on your home field the same weekend, a coach is going to be concerned about field conditions.

Here's complete information on Saturday's Army-Navy Game:

Game date, time: 2:30 p.m. EST, December 10

Location: FedEx Field, Washington, D.C.

TV channel: CBS

Series History: Navy leads the overall series with a 55-49-7 record, including nine wins in a row.

2010 winner and loser: Navy 31, Army 17.

For more on the 2011 Army-Navy Game, please keep visiting this StoryStream.

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LaRon Landry Injury To Cause Washington Redskins' Safety To Miss Game Vs. New England Patriots

LaRon Landry will miss yet another game due to a groin injury, coach Mike Shanahan announced in his press conference on Friday. It is the second straight game Landry has missed and third game in the last four due to various ailments. Reed Doughty has traditionally started in Landry's face, though we will know for sure on Sunday.

Landry has missed practice all week, so the decision was fairly predictable. It is the second straight week that he has not practiced.

Landry has played in eight of the Redskins' 12 games this season, as he has been bothered by Achilles, groin and other injuries. Last season, he only played in nine games before going down with a season-ending Achilles injury. That means that he has missed a total of 11 of the Redskins' last 19 games.

For more on the Redskins, please visit Hogs Haven. For the perspective from the other side, please visit SB Nation Boston and Pats Pulpit.

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Week 14 NFL Lines And Odds: Redskins Heavy Underdogs Vs. Patriots

The New England Patriots (9-3) visit the Washington Redskins (4-8) this Sunday, Dec. 11, at FedExField looking for their fifth consecutive victory. Understandably, they're heavily favored against Washington, which has dropped seven of its last eight games and will be without tight end Fred Davis and offensive tackle Trent Williams for the rest of the season due to failed drug tests. As Daniel Shiferaw of SB Nation DC notes, their suspension brings the number of lost offensive starters to six for the Redskins this season.

According to SB Nation partner OddsShark, most oddsmakers favor the Patriots by nine points, moving heavily from the initial line, which was seven points in New England's favor. The over-under has held steady at 48. OddsShark points out the Patriots are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games in which they were favored by more than nine points, which serves as "evidence [the Redskins] pull off the cover."

For more on the Redskins, please visit Hogs Haven. For the perspective from the other side, please visit SB Nation Boston and Pats Pulpit.

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New England Patriots Injury Report, Week 14: Brandon Spikes Limited In Thursday's Practice

The New England Patriots are heading into Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins with a fair amount of players being limited in weekday practices.

After being unable to participate altogether at Wednesday's practice, Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes' knee injury had improved to the point where he was able to engage in a limited practice on Thursday. Running back Stevan Ridley was out of both practices for non-injury issues and tackle Sebastian Vollmer also missed both days with back and foot issues.

Here is the full laundry list of Patriots injury statuses from Thursday's practice report:

Did Not Participate in Practice

RB Stevan Ridley - Not Injury Related
T Sebastian Vollmer - Back/Foot

Limited Participation in Practice

CB Kyle Arrington - Foot
S Patrick Chung - Foot
G Dan Connolly - Groin
WR Julian Edelman - Back
LB Dane Fletcher - Thumb
S James Ihedigbo - Shoulder
CB Devin McCourty - Shoulder
WR Matthew Slater - Shoulder
LB Brandon Spikes - Knee
RB Shane Vereen - Hamstring
WR Wes Welker - Knee
CB Ryan Wendell - Calf
RB Danny Woodhead - Abdomen

To keep up to date with news and information regarding the New England Patriots, please visit Pats Pulpit. For news and information regarding the Washington Redskins, head over to Hogs Haven.

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Washington Redskins Injury Report, Week 14: Laron Landry, Chris Baker Miss Thursday Practice

The Washington Redskins have released their practice report from Thursday's session. Once again, safety Laron Landry did not participate.

Head coach Mike Shanahan said he would not rule out Landry for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots, but noted that the groin injury was still causing problems for the safety, according to the team's official press release. Shanahan noted that Landry was able to display some positive movement in Thursday's practice, calling that a "good sign." Shanahan noted that there was always a possibility Landry could be finished for the season, but really wasn't able to make any definitive statements either way.

Punter Sav Rocca, who was not able to participate in Wednesday's practice due to an ankle issue, had limited participation on Thursday, in another positive sign. DL Chris Baker was out of Thursday's practice due to a quad issue. Here is the full report from Thursday's practice:

Did Not Participate in Practice

DL Chris Baker - Quad
S LaRon Landry - Groin

Limited Participation in Practice

WR Terrence Austin - Hamstring
DE Stephen Bowen - Knee
T Jammal Brown - Hip
LB London Fletcher - Ankle
S DeJon Gomes - Knee
CB DeAngelo Hall - Back
G Maurice Hurt - Knee
P Sav Rocca - Ankle

Full Participation in Practice

QB Rex Grossman - Left Shoulder
FB Darrel Young - Head

For all news and information regarding the Washington Redskins, please visit Hogs Haven.

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New England Patriots Injury Report Week 14: Sebastian Vollmer Missed Practice

The New England Patriots got back to the practice field to get ready for their match up with the Washington Redskins. The Patriots had quite a few players on their injury report, but only two missed practice on Wednesday:

T Sebastian Vollmer (back/foot), LB Brandon Spikes (knee)

Running back Steven Ridley also missed practice, but it was non-injury related. Outside of the two players who missed practice, the Patriots also listed twelve players as limited in practice.

CB Kyle Arrington (Foot), S Patrick Chung (Foot), G Dan Connolly (Groin), WR Julian Edelman (Back), LB Dane Fletcher (Thumb), S James Ihedigbo (Shoulder), CB Devin McCourty (Shoulder), WR Matt Slater (Shoulder), RB Shane Vereen (Hamstring), WR Wes Welker (Knee), CB Ryan Wendell (Calf), RB Danny Woodhead (Abdomen)

All of the players are expected to be available on Sunday, however.

For more on the New England Patriots and their match up with the Washington Redskins, visit SB Nation's Patriots blog Pats Pulpit.

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Washington Redskins Injury Report, Week 14: Sav Rocca Misses Practice

The Washington Redskins got back on to the practice field today to prepare for the New England Patriots. The Redskins are getting healthier, but did have a few players who missed practice with injury. The following players missed practice on Wednesday:

P Sav Rocca (ankle), LaRon Landry (groin), DL Chris Baker (quad)

Defensive tackle Chris Neild also missed practice, but it was not injury related. The status for Rocca, Landry, and Baker however is still up in the air. "Well, it was unfortunate today. Chris Baker pulled a little quad, so that's not good. He didn't practice today. We gave him the kiss of death by activating him," Shanahan said about the newly added defensive lineman.

The Redskins had seven more players that were limited today, including cornerback DeAngelo Hall (back), linebacker London Fletcher (ankle), and offensive tackle Jammal Brown (hip).

For more on the Washington Redskins and their match up with the New England Patriots, visit SB Nation's Redskins blog Hogs Haven.

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Patriots Vs. Redskins: Can Washington Stand Up Against New England?

The Washington Redskins will face arguably their toughest opponent of the season this weekend as they host the New England Patriots.

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