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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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Updating Redskins' injury list after loss to Cardinals

Updating Redskins' injury list after loss to Cardinals

GLENDALE, AZ—The Redskins went into today’s game against the Cardinals somewhat banged up and they exit with a couple of additional injury concerns in the form of concussions.

Center Spencer Long left the game in the second quarter. Initially it was announced that he had been evaluated for a concussion but that he had been cleared. But after halftime the word came down that he had been retested and it was determined that he does have a concussion. Long has entered the concussion protocol.

Veteran John Sullivan, picked up earlier this season when Kory Lichtensteiger went on injured reserve, filled in a center the rest of the way. He is a capable fill-in but if Long is out he would be the only available center. The Redskins might have to sign a center if it looks like Long will be out of action against the Eagles.

In the fourth quarter safety Will Blackmon left the game. According to Redskins coach Jay Gruden he was being evaluated for a concussion and a stinger. His exact status is unknown. Gruden will give more information during a conference call with reporters on Monday.

[MORE: JOSH NORMAN ON HIS CRUCIAL FOURTH-QUARTER PENALTY]

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Josh Norman on his crucial fourth-quarter penalty vs. Larry Fitzgerald

Josh Norman on his crucial fourth-quarter penalty vs. Larry Fitzgerald

GLENDALE, AZ—The Redskins had a couple of chances to stop what would eventually turn into the Cardinals’ game-clinching drive in the fourth quarter. The first one came when they went for it on fourth and one at their own 34. It was a gutsy call by Arizona coach Bruce Arians and David Johnson make him look smart by popping off a 14-yard run.

The Cards earned that one. But it looked as though they got something of a gift a few plays later when Josh Norman was flagged holding receiver Larry Fitzgerald. It was a borderline call, granting Arizona a gift third and five conversion. Two plays later Carson Palmer went in for the kill, throwing a 42-yard touchdown pass to J.J. Nelson.

On the field, Norman seemed to be none too pleased with the penalty flag. He said after the game that he thinks that Fitzgerald may have stolen a flag.

“He [Fitzgerald] was within five yards. Larry is a wily vet,” said Norman. “I'd been doing it all game, kind of . . . He breaks out and I go for the ball and the flag got thrown. We'd like to see that not happen in that situation because there was some good position, some good leverage. And a flag came out.

“It is what it is. You can't blame a call on that, blame a call on this. It's whatever, man.”

Norman is right. The Redskins blew plenty of chances to take control of the game and the blame can be spread around on both sides of the ball. But the flag will loom large as the Redskins try to shake off this loss and get ready for the Eagles next week.

[MORE: ANGRY JAY GRUDEN SAYS REDSKINS 'NOT EVEN CLOSE' TO THINKING ABOUT PLAYOFFS]