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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 10/22

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.


--A positional break down of the Redskins 45-41 victory over the Bears, including an analysis on how Washington used running backs Alfred Morris and Roy Helu Jr. to keep the Bears off balance.

--Five observations from the Redskins-Bears game and how quarterback Robert Griffin III  has proved he’s back with 84 yards rushing on Sunday and 161 yards rushing the past two games combined.

--With the offense finding their stride, one writer looks at the Redskins defense and how they allowed Bears quarterback Josh McCown to complete 14 of 20 passes and have a quarterback rating of 119.6 (14 points higher than Robert Griffin III).

--According to sources, Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather will be suspended by the NFL for two games.

--Defensive teammates comment on Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather's hits vs. the Bears and question if his first penalized hit should have been a penalty at all.

--How Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed is impressing his coaches with his talent and work ethic which he put on display on Sunday. Reed set a new franchise record for yards gained (134) by a rookie tight end.

--One reporter tries to answer the question of why Redskins wide receiver Aldrick Robinson does not see more playing time. Robinson was targeted twice on Sunday, one of which went for a 45-yard touchdown.

--Four issues that face the Washington Redskins after their victory vs. the Bears as well as how the Redskins defense will need to play more consistent. Their next two games include quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers.

--One unconfirmed report suggests the Washington Redskins may be open to trade talks for tight end Fred Davis.

--Washington Redskins defensive end Stephen Bowen has a torn PCL ligament in his knee and his status for Sunday's game is uncertain.

--Here's a look at what Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather did to make Bears tight end Martellus Bennett say, "I still want to punch him in the face." Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather insists his hits are clean but Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall says that Meriweather "has no place in the NFL."

--Linebacker Brian Orakpo spoke on his 29-yard pick-six, his first NFL interception and NFL touchdown.

--Washington Redskins corner DeAngelo Hall comments on the defensive play vs. the Bears and how he thinks this years 2-4 team is better than the 2012 NFC championship team.

--The reported suspension of Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather will hurt the Redskins as they prepare to face the Denver Broncos who are the NFL's No. 1 offense in yards, (3,285) passing yards (361.3) and points per game (42.6)

--After giving up a punt return for a touchdown in back-to-back weeks, special teams coordinator Keith Burns is committed to his approach and players.

--Six observations from the Redskins-Bears game including how the Redskins found success with mixing in the no huddle offense into each of their scoring drives. 

--Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan's comments on the status of injured players as well as his take on Brandon Meriweather's hits vs. the Bears.


What's Trending In @Redskins Nation?

1) #Redskins DB @TheRealDHall23 gets a good luck kiss from his little girl before the game Sunday. #HTTR #family

2) #Redskins Instagram Photo of the Game: @RealJordanReed goes 9-9 for 134 yards and a TD. #HTTR

3) And the people have spoken. #Redskins fans, say "Helu" to your MV(R) from yesterday's game! @royhelujr29

4) Shanahan on the win: "We made a lot of mistakes but pulled it out in the 4th quarter, and that's what a good football team does." #HTTR

5) #Redskins QB @RGIII after victory: "There are no words for it. It was big. I like happy locker rooms." #HTTR




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