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Washington Redskins Morning Clips: 12/2

A morning roundup of what the local and national media have to say about the Washington Redskins on Monday, December 2, 2013.


--A recap of the Redskins 24-17 loss to the Giants on Sunday night including how the Redskins lost despite having more total yards, more time of possession and more rushing yards than the Giants.

--A look at quarterback Robert Griffin III's performance vs. the Giants including his blazing start to the game where he completed 12 straight passes and targeted 10 receivers before halftime.

--An injury report from the Redskins-Giants game including how safety Reed Doughty suffered his second concussion of the season on Sunday night.

--With the Redskins loss vs. the Giants on Sunday, the Redskins are officially eliminated from the playoffs with a 3-9 record and can finish no better than 7-9 on the season.

--How the final Redskins drive was full of confusion and controversy due to mixed calls by the officials. Head coach Mike Shanahan was told by an official that the team had gotten a first down on a second-and-five completion but was actually a third-and-one according to another official.

--A look at the Redskins hot start vs. the Giants and how their 14 point lead vanished at halftime and fell apart due to unsportmanlike penalties and a botched snap on a punt by long snapper Kyle Nelson.

--A breakdown of the Redskins performers vs. the Giants including linebacker Brian Orakpo's big night with two sacks. Orakpo has 5.5 sacks in his last four games and leads the team with 7.5 sacks.

--Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed missed his second-straight game after a setback during a pre-game workout on Sunday night. Reed has suffered a concussion week 11 vs. Philadelphia.

--A question and answer session with special teams player Trenton Robinson and how he has been able to make an impact on special teams. Robinson has had seven special teams tackles in the six games he has been with the team.

--Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan answers questions involving running back Alfred Morris and why he wasn’t involved as much in the second half of the game. Morris finished the game with just 26 yards rushing on 11 attempts.

--The best and worst plays from Sunday nights 24-17 Redskins loss to the Giants including how the Redskins are 0-5 on primetime games this season.

--An inactive list for the Redskins-Giants game including tight end Niles Paul (illness) and fullback Darrel Young (hamstring).

--The Redskins opportunity to send the game into overtime on their final drive vs. the Giants was their third chance in four weeks. Unfortunately it came to a sudden halt when receiver Pierre Garcon was stripped and lost the football and the Redskins eventually lost the game.

--Ten observations from the Redskins-Giants game including how the Giants were able to take away Redskins running back Alfred Morris. Morris had more yards receiving (27) than he did rushing (26).

--How an incorrect movement of the chains caused confusion as to the down and distance on the Redskins final drive vs. the Giants.

--NBC Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth spoke on ESPN 980 about how head coach Mike Shanahan can take quarterback Robert Griffin III to the "next level," as well as the imposed salary cap penalty of $36 million that has hurt the team and is a reason for their 3-9 record.


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3) QB @RGIII finds TE Logan Paulsen for a 19-yd TOUCHDOWN!#HTTR

4) #Redskins@Giants go to battle in a @SNFonNBC matchup. Welcome to Gameday! #HTTR

5) Lights up as the sun goes down over #FedExField#Redskins and@Giants tonight! #HTTR




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