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Redskins vs. Packers Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, analysis video

Redskins vs. Packers Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, analysis video

The Washington Redskins (5-3-1) look to start another multi-game win streak when they take on the Green Bay Packers (4-5) on NBC Sunday Night Football in Week 11.

The Packers ended the Redskins' 2015 season thanks to a 35-18 playoff victory last season. But with the Redskins beating the Vikings 26-20 in Week 9 following the tie to the Bengals in London and the Bye Week, the team now has chance to start another lengthy win streak. After losing their first two games of the season, the Redskins reeled off four straight wins to keep pace in the NFC East.

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is hitting his stride and undrafted rookie Robert Kelley has solidified the run game.

Despite Trent Williams' four-game suspension, the offense continues to click, with Jamison Crowder emerging as the team's MVP through four weeks. The defense, while highly criticized, continues to improve, and pitched a second-half shutout against the Vikings.

For the Packers, a lack of run game has doomed the offense, and with Jordy Nelson still finding his groove following an ACL injury, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' offense has struggled.

Redskins Kickoff airs at 8:00 p.m. on CSN, with the game set to kick off at 8:30 p.m. on NBC.

Leave your comments and thoughts in the comment section below and enjoy the game.

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Redskins vs. Packers Live Updates

FOURTH QUARTER:

11:43 p.m.: UPDATE: Dan Snyder *really* likes what he sees. 

11:34 p.m.: And Josh Norman might have just ended it. He forces a fumble with the Packers driving and the Redskins recover. This one may be over. 

11:28 p.m.: And the Redskins offense keeps on humming. They score yet another touchdown, upping their lead to 35-24 with 3:54 left. Cousins is 31-of-30 for 375 yards and two touchdowns. Can the defense finish this game off? 

11:22 p.m.: Boy, does Jay Gruden have some guts. The Redskins' coach decided to go for it on fourth-and-1 in his own territory, and it paid off. Cousins dove across the sticks on a quarterback sneak, extending a key fouth quarter drive. And as the TV broadcast showed, his boss was quite pleased with his call. 

11:07 p.m.: Back and forth they go. Rodgers drives his team down the field for another touchdown, cutting the Redskins lead to 29-24 in the fourth quarter. Game on. 

10:58 p.m.: It's official - Cousins is straight up balling right now. He answers the Packers score with a 70-yard touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon. It's 29-17 in the fourth quarter. 

10:53 p.m.: That was entirely too easy. Packers score on a 31-yard touchdown catch and run by James Starks, who was wide open. It's 22-17 early in the fourth. 

THIRD QUARTER:

10:50 p.m.: Cousins is killing it through three quarters. He's 16-of-24 for 230 yards and two touchdowns. He has to play big to show he's worthy of a long term contract. And tonight he's making himself some money. 

10:41 p.m.: Boom. Cousins hits Jamison Crowder for a 44-yard touchdown on third-and-11. The Redskins miss another two-point conversion, but they're up 22-10 with two minutes left in the third quarter. 

10:26 p.m.: Cousins was sacked on a play where DeSean Jackson was wide open in the end zone. Here's guessing that's what the two were discussing afterward. 

10:22 p.m.: Dustin Hopkins hits a 37-yard field goal to extend the Redskins' lead to 16-10 over the Packers. So far, Cousins is 12-19 for 158 yards and a touchdown. 

10:14 p.m.: With his second-quarter sack of Aaron Rodgers, Ryan Kerrigan joined elite company

SECOND QUARTER: 

10:02 p.m.: Jordan Reed out here breaking ankles, per the usual. 

10:00 p.m.: Redskins march right back down the field and answer, taking the lead on a Rob Kelley touchdown. It's 13-10 Washington at halftime. 

9:44 p.m.: The Packers tack on a field goal to gain their first lead of the night. Green Bay is up 10-7 late in the first half. 

9:23 p.m.: Things are getting weird here in the second quarter. The Packers appeared to score a touchdown on a Jordy Nelson catch, but the ball was knocked away in the end zone by Josh Norman. Was it a catch? You be the judge. 

FIRST QUARTER:

9:05 p.m.: Yeah, the move Jackson puts on this defensive back was pretty nasty. 

9:00 p.m.: And the Redskins get on the board first! Kirk Cousins hits DeSean Jackson on a 17-yard touchdown to give Washington a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter. 

PREGAME:

7:50 p.m.: We think Ricky Jean Francois is excited to play this game, guys. 

7:21 p.m: It's official: DeSean Jackson is back in the lineup. The Redskins' big-play receiver missed last week's game against the Vikings with a shoulder injury, but felt good enough to give it a go tonight. Check out the full inactives list here

6:30 p.m.: NO SPLIT JERSEYS. NOT EVEN ON KIDS. DON'T DO IT. EVER.

5:30 p.m.: It's safe to say that Will Compton is ready for the Packers and Sunday Night Football.

4:55 p.m.: The Redskins are going with the burgundy jerseys and gold pants for Sunday Night Football. Personally, I hate the gold pants and they should never wear it again.

4:35 p.m.: It's POLL time and the question is simple: Who wins tonight's Sunday Night Football game ebtween the Redskins and Packer,  and by how much? Click here to vote.

3:45 p.m.: We'll be dropping you some links, info and tweets over the next few hours as we make our way to kickoff at 8:30 p.m. You can expect to see a lot of Su'a Cravens roaming the field on his own. The Packers love to play uptempo and catch defenses off guard. People inside the organization said that Cravens is going to be allowed to be on the prowl tonight. 

3:30 p.m.: Also, be sure to follow CSN Redskins insiders JP Finlay and Rich Tandler on Twitter as well. Our CSN Redskins Twitter account is also a great source of dank memes.

3:15 p.m.: Welcome to CSN's live blog coverage of Sunday Night Football between the Redskins and Packers. Also always, I am your esteemed host Troy Machir. Wanna follow me on Twitter? Of course you do. Click here to do that. You might won't regret it. 

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QB run will come at NFL Draft, but when it happens matters most for Redskins

QB run will come at NFL Draft, but when it happens matters most for Redskins

Quarterbacks will come off the board in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday night. That much is certain. Where those quarterbacks come off the board, however, matters much more for the Redskins. 

Mitchell Trubisky will be the first passer off the board, and depending on the information, he could be drafted as high as the first overall pick, and will certainly go early.

Trubisky, though, seems like the only certainty of a QB going early. Questions plague guys like Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes. Those guys could all go in the first half of the draft, but they could all slide into the 20s as well. 

For Washington, the earlier quarterbacks get drafted the better. It seems highly unlikely the Redskins make a draft day trade of QB Kirk Cousins, limiting hardly any interest in a first-round passer.

The more passers that go before the 'Skins pick at 17 means the more high-quality players slide down the draft board. Look around the internet at lists of the best prospects available. Hardly any signal callers crack the Top 20, but the positional need at QB demands the position be overdrafted.

Though the Burgundy and Gold continue to slow-play contract talks with Cousins, he is under contract for 2017 and the team holds an option for 2018. That means Bruce Allen can sit in his draft room and potentially be a trade partner for a team that wants to land a QB, or just wait patiently and watch as they come off the board and send other desirable prospects closer to 17.

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Need to Know: Redskins’ needs line up well with the strength of the draft

Need to Know: Redskins’ needs line up well with the strength of the draft

Here is what you need to know on this Wednesday, April 25, one day before the April 27 NFL draft.

Timeline

Days until:

—Redskins rookie camp (5/12) 16
—Redskins OTAs start (5/24) 28
—Training camp starts (7/27) 92
—Redskins opener vs. Eagles (9/10) 137

Wrapping up the Redskins pre-draft presser

We’ve looked at a some of what Redskins college scouting director Scott Campbell said during his pre-draft press conference on Monday, covering possible trades, who makes the final call on those trades, and how the organization handles character issues. Here are a few more bullet points from Campbell’s presser:

—Asked if the Redskins would draft to fill needs or take the best available player, Campbell gave the stock answer. “I guess as you asked the question, you kind of framed it and the way I’m going to frame the answer, and the age-old answer of ‘I’m going to take the best player available,’” he said “And if that serves your needs, that’s a bonus.” So, there you go. That said, don’t be surprised if the best players as defined by the Redskins in the first few also happen have the “bonus” of filling one the team’s top two or three needs.

—The needs could line up well because the strength of the draft as Campbell sees it coincides with side of the ball where the Redskins need the most help. “Well, I’m excited because I think it’s one of the strongest, deepest classes on the defensive side of the ball that I’ve seen,” he said. “I’ve told the guys upstairs I’m excited because we’re going to get better . . . And several different positions – sometimes it’s just maybe defensive line or outside backers or corners. Across the board on defense, I’m really excited about the class and the guys we’re going to bring in are going to help us.”

—The draft board is still used after the draft ends and the scramble for undrafted free agents starts up. “There’s going to be guys left on the bottom of that board that didn’t get drafted that we had rated as draftable,” said Campbell. “So that’s our No. 1 targets. I assign a scout to all the coaches, and really the coaches talk to the players – once the draft ends, let me be clear, it’s after the draft ends when we start making calls – the scouts are on the phone with the agent finding out what our competition is, how much.” Campbell said that money isn’t much of a factor in recruiting the undrafted players; selling opportunity is the key.

—The draft board was influenced by former GM Scot McCloughan but adjustments have been made since he was fired in early March. “Well, he certainly had influence on it because we all met as we always did the last couple of years and every team does. You meet right after the all-star games before you go to the combine and kind of get an initial ranking of how you like the guys. Of course Scot hadn’t been here since, so just like when he was here before, there’s adjustments being made to the board with the new information.”

—The 2016 draft class did not contribute a lot but does not mean that there is more pressure on the organization to do better this year. The pressure is always there regardless. “Always pressure. Every year’s pressure,” said Campbell. “I grew up in an NFL household. My dad was a coach and a player for 40 years. Pressure every year to perform, that’s what the NFL is. You’ve got to perform every year.” His father was Marion Campbell who played in the NFL for eight years and then coached for 21 seasons including stints as the head coach of the Eagles and Falcons.

—Campbell also asked for a little patience with the 2016 draft class, citing a group from a few years ago. “It takes a couple of years to develop a class,” said Campbell. “People are saying the ‘14 class had some success. Well, if I read articles and see what happened and what was said right after that draft, our grades in the mock drafts were not very good. It takes time. Morgan Moses didn’t start his first year, you know, but he’s come on to be one of the best right tackles in the league. That’s my opinion anyway. It takes time to develop. I still think with time, that class [2016] will be just fine.” I guess I buried the lede here—Campbell reads draft grades.

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