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Need to Know: Redskins 29, Giants 27 by the numbers

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Need to Know: Redskins 29, Giants 27 by the numbers

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ—Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 26, six days before the Washington Redskins host the Cleveland Browns.

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Today's schedule: Jay Gruden news conference 3:00 p.m., CSN carries both on TV and digital

Days until: Browns @ Redskins 6; Redskins @ Ravens 14; Eagles @ Redskins 20

Redskins 29, Giants 27 by the numbers

2000—The year the last time a Redskins player had both an interception and a pass reception in the same game like Quinton Dunbar did today. It’s happened 47 times in the NFL since 1960. Dick James was the only other Redskins to accomplish the feat in that time span; he did it against the Cowboys in 1961.

7—The number of consecutive games in which the Redskins have complied at least 350 yards of offense. That’s the longest such stretch in team history.

5—The number of field goals by Dustin Hopkins today, tying the team record. It’s been done eight times before, three times each by Curt Knight and Chip Lohmiller, once by Mark Moseley and most recently by Shaun Suisham against the Jets in 2007.

9—The number of active players who have 8,000 or more career receiving yards. When he caught the 44-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins today DeSean Jackson joined that group. Also in the 8K yards club are Andre Johnson, Steve Smith, Jason Witten, Antonio Gates, Vincent Jackson, Larry Fitzgerald, Brandon Marshall, and Anquan Boldin.

7—The number of years it’s been since the Redskins successfully executed a fake kick play. The last time it happened before Tress Way went to Quinton Dunbar for 31 yards on a fake punt was in 2009, when holder Hunter Smith hit Mike Sellers with a touchdown pass on a fake field goal.

7—We’ll go with one more seven here, the number of yards that Rob Kelley gained on his first four NFL carries.

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Redskins injury report: Jordan Reed out of practice, six are limited

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Redskins injury report: Jordan Reed out of practice, six are limited

There were a lot of wounded Redskins on the practice field on Wednesday as the team started preparations for their game against the Raiders on Sunday.

One injured player was not on the field. Jordan Reed was out with a chest injury. Obviously, there is concern but Jay Gruden said that it is too early to rule him out of the game.

A half dozen players were limited including RB Rob Kelley (rib), S Montae Nicholson (shoulder), CB Josh Norman (shoulder), OT Morgan Moses (ankle), S Deshazor Everett (knee), and LB Mason Foster (shoulder).

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While none of the injuries seems particularly serious, they still could affect each player’s status for the game.

Foster suffered a separated shoulder during the game, popped it back in, and continued without missing a snap. He said that said that he was letting the athletic trainers handle it. “I’m going in, getting my treatment, doing what they tell me to do,” he said.

Kelley suffered a rib cartilage injury in the second quarter on Sunday. He said that the pain was very high that day but that it has subsided since. The starting running back said that

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Terrelle Pryor issues polite but firm request to Rams safety to avoid hitting knees

Terrelle Pryor issues polite but firm request to Rams safety to avoid hitting knees

Football players prefer to regulate their sport without fines and penalties, and in 2017, social media can be a platform for any and all declarations.

After Terrelle Pryor took a direct hit to his right knee in the Redskins win over the Rams, the receiver reached out to L.A. safety Cody Davis via Twitter with a polite, but firm, message. 

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Standing 6'6", Pryor is one of the tallest receivers in the league. It makes sense he doesn't like getting hit in the knees, as any skilly player doesn't, but particularly with the increased height that could mean more safeties are coming in low on him.

Through two games Pryor has eight catches for 97 yards. The season hasn't started particularly strong for Pryor, though the 6-foot-5, 240 lb. wideout remains confident that his production will increase. 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden did not go as far as Pryor, but does believe his team's pass game is "very close" to firing on all cylinders. QB Kirk Cousins threw for nearly 5,000 yards last season, but through two games this year, his statistics have been subpar. 

To beat the undefeated Raiders, the Redskins will need a dominant performance from Pryor. He sounds like he's up for the job.

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