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Need to Know: Redskins complete historic comeback

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Need to Know: Redskins complete historic comeback

Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 26, 13 days before the Redskins visit the New England Patriots.

Notes and numbers on Redskins 31, Bucs 30

—The Redskins’ comeback from a 24-point deficit was the biggest deficit the team has overcome to win a game in its teams history. They have overcome 21-point deficits three times, against the Panthers (On 10.3.99), the Lions (11.4.90), and the Cowboys (11.28.65).

—Kirk Cousins’ 33 completions tied the franchise record. Jason Campbell also had 33 in a game against the Cowboys on November 18, 2007.

—Cousins’ passer rating of 124.7 was the highest of any start of his career.

—Tight end Jordan Reed recorded career highs in both receptions (11) and touchdown receptions (2).

—The successful onside kick the Redskins executed in the third quarter, kicked by Dustin Hopkins and recovered by Trenton Robinson was their first since November 4, 2007.

—Chris Baker is catching up with team leader Bashaud Breeland in the takeaways department. He recovered a fumble to seal the win today after forcing two fumbles in Atlanta in Week 5.

—The onside kick recovery was the first in the NFL this season; teams were 0-24 trying to kick onside going into Sunday’s games.

Timeline

Today’s schedule: Jay Gruden news conference 3 p.m.

Days until: Redskins @ Patriots 13; Saints @ Redskins 20; Redskins @ Panthers 27

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Report: Kevin O’Connell to be hired as Redskins QB coach, possibly signaling future moves

Report: Kevin O’Connell to be hired as Redskins QB coach, possibly signaling future moves

The Redskins are reported to have a new quarterbacks coach. Normally that is not news that moves the needle much but if the report proves to be accurate the move has some big implications for the Redskins coaching staff. 

First, about the coach. Kevin O’Connell was most recently an offensive assistant with the 49ers. Prior to that he was a quarterback who spent time with the Patriots, who drafted him out of San Diego State in the third round in 2008, Lions, Jets, Dolphins, and Chargers. He only saw the field the Patriots and he attempted just six passes. His addition as the Redskins’ quarterbacks coach was reported by Fox Sports.

Related: Redskins offensive coordinator resume: Matt Cavanaugh

The thing is, the Redskins don’t officially have an opening for a quarterbacks coach. The job is held by Matt Cavanaugh. However, the Redskins do need an offensive coordinator since Sean McVay left last week to become the head coach of the Rams. Moving Cavanaugh, who played quarterback in the NFL for 13 seasons before starting a 23-year career in coaching, to offensive coordinator, seems to be the logical move to make to many. 

If O’Connell’s addition to the staff does indeed become a reality, that would all but confirm that Cavanaugh is getting the promotion. Nothing is official until it’s official but this seems to be the way things are heading. 

Stay tuned to CSNmidatlantic.com for the latest. 

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Report: Redskins RB Rob Kelley undergoes knee procedure

Report: Redskins RB Rob Kelley undergoes knee procedure

According to a report from Ben Standig of Breaking Burgundy, Redskins running back Rob Kelley has undergone a knee procedure already this off-season.

Kelley has reportedly already resumed walking following the minor procedure.

The injury, which occured in a Week 16 matchup against Chicago, is not expected to impact Kelley into the 2017 season.

Kelley came out of nowhere an impressed in the pre-season and took over the starting job from Matt Jones in Week 9.

Stay tuned for more updates on Kelley.

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