Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 12, six days before the Washington Redskins play the New York Jets.
News, notes, and numbers, Redskins vs. Falcons
—Starting from their own 20 with 24 seconds left, the Redskins drove to a 52-yard Dustin Hopkins field goal to tie the game. It was the first time since at least 1994 that the Redskins have driven at least 40 yards for the tying score in the last 30 seconds of a game.
—In their first four games this year the Redskins did not allow a team to rush for 100 yards on them. The Falcons’ Davonta Freeman rushed for 153 yards on 27 carries on Sunday.
—Kirk Cousins threw two interceptions against the Falcons. He now has multiple turnovers in three of his five starts this year and six of his last 10 starts going back to last year.
—The Redskins had three takeaways, two interceptions of Matt Ryan and a fumble recovery. It is the first time the Redskins have had three takeaways in a game since the Week 12 of last year against the 49ers. The last time they had more was in 2013 in Week 8 against the Broncos (they recovered a fumble and, yes, picked off Peyton Manning three times).
—Rookie wide receiver Jamison Crowder was targeted eight time and caught eight passes. In the last three games he has been targeted 26 times and has caught. 21 of them. He has now led the team in receptions two games in a row.
—Today’s schedule: Jay Gruden news conference 3:00 p.m. Comcast SportsNet
—Days until: Redskins @ Jets 6; Bucs @ Redskins 13; Redskins @ Patriots 27
In case you missed it
Cornerback Dashaun Phillips had a very short return to the Redskins’ active roster.
Phillips, who started the season as the nickel cornerback before being benched and eventually released and moved to the practice squad last month, was re-signed to the roster on Friday. He made the trip to Arizona but he was inactive for the game. The Redskins announced today that he has been released again.
It is possible for Phillips to return to the practice squad if he clears through waivers.
The transaction clears a roster spot for the return of offensive tackle Trent Williams, who has been suspended for the last four games.
Among all the darkness and depression that has followed after the Redskins' 31-23 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday, one bright, shining light has emerged: Jamison Crowder's touchdown celebration.
Late in the third quarter, the second-year wideout was on the receiving end of a 26-yard Kirk Cousins strike, which put his team in the lead on the game's scoreboard by three. However, it's what he did post-catch that put his team in the lead by a far larger margin on the swagboard.
Feast your eyes on this dance, and if you've already seen it, feast your eyes on it again. And again. And AGAIN:
Do you see how much Juju he put on that beat? And did you catch how he gave the ref a little somethin'-somethin' right at the end of the sequence? Calling that flawless would be an insult to Crowder.
Apparently, Jay Gruden was heard screaming at his players in the locker room as they were processing the matchup's result Sunday night. Is it possible he was just loudly complimenting Crowder's moves?
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