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Mike Shanahan suggests Kyle is off limits until Redskins’ seaso…

Mike Shanahan suggests Kyle is off limits until Redskins’ season ends

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is the father of Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.  Mike also is Kyle’s boss. And Mike is setting aside the feelings of fatherly pride that would arise from his son becoming an NFL head coach for the good of the
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  • 2012 In Review: Top 5 Blog Posts

    2012 In Review: Top 5 Blog Posts

    redskins.com Dec 31, 2012
    Last night’s NFC East Division-clinching victory against the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField put the whipped cream on top of what has already been a very memorable 80th Anniversary year for the Washington Redskins. The cherry, of course, only comes with an
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  • Lunatic Redskins fan tackles Christmas tree

    Lunatic Redskins fan tackles Christmas tree

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Dec 31, 2012
    Look, Yahoo! Sports is all about you having fun and celebrating your big victory over your hated rival and all, but tackling a poor defenseless Christmas tree? That's just cruel, man. Yahoo! Sports cannot advocate such measures, but Yahoo! Sports is ind…
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  • Redskins Playoff Tickets Are Sold Out

    Redskins Playoff Tickets Are Sold Out

    redskins.com Dec 31, 2012
    This comes as no surprise. The Washington Redskins announced today that tickets to the NFC Wild Card Weekend playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday have sold out. In the event there are player or visitor team ticket returns, fans are encour…
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  • Redskins-Cowboys Scores High Ratings

    Redskins-Cowboys Scores High Ratings

    (AP photo) If you were anywhere near a TV or a computer in the past few days, there’s a good chance you heard “Redskins” and “Cowboys” dozens and dozens of times. After days of hype, the two teams and rivals met on national TV last night for NBC
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  • Judge Doty denies NFLPA attempt to claim collusion

    Judge Doty denies NFLPA attempt to claim collusion

    profootballtalk.com Dec 31, 2012
    The day after the 2012 NFL regular season ended, Judge David Doty convened a hearing on the question of whether the NFLPA should be able to pursue a collusion claim arising from the salary-cap penalties imposed in March on the Cowboys and the Redskins. …
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  • Watch Rocca’s ‘Tackle’ Over And Over

    Watch Rocca’s ‘Tackle’ Over And Over

    redskins.com Dec 31, 2012
    (.GIF courtesy of SB Nation) You probably remember midway through the fourth quarter of last night’s game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys when Redskins punter Sav Rocca was called for a facemask penalty after bringing down Cowboys
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  • Jim Haslett as Redskins' 'mad scientist'

    Jim Haslett as Redskins' 'mad scientist'

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    LANDOVER, Md. -- Regular readers know I have this theory that Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett has been devising completely new schemes every week -- sometimes every half -- to overcome the team's injury and personnel issues on defe…
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  • ‘Surprising’ ‘Skins In Peter King’s MMQB

    ‘Surprising’ ‘Skins In Peter King’s MMQB

    redskins.com Dec 31, 2012
    (AP photo) Imagine your state of mind about one year ago as a Redskins fan. Washington had just ended its season with a 34-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles to end the year with a 5-11 record, as the team had several issues to address heading into the …
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  • Redskins Week 17 Recap: THE REDSKINS WIN THE NFC EAST!

    Redskins Week 17 Recap: THE REDSKINS WIN THE NFC EAST!

    By Troy Jefferson The title says it all. The Washington Redskins (10-6) entered FedEx field with only one way to make the playoffs and that was to defeat the hated Cowboys. The Dallas Cowboys (8-8) started off the game by throwing two interceptions. The…
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  • A Star Is Born: The Redskins powered past the Cowboys 28-18 and…

    A Star Is Born: The Redskins powered past the Cowboys 28-18 and i…

    CNNSI.com Dec 31, 2012
    The Redskins powered past the Cowboys 28-18 and into the playoffs. If you didn't know who Alfred Morris was before Washington's win, you should by now, says Matt Gagne.
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  • Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys flop as Robert Griffin III, Alfred Mo…

    Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys flop as Robert Griffin III, Alfred Morris carry Washington Redskins to NFC East title

    nydailynews.com Dec 31, 2012
    Tony Romo and the Cowboys had yet another chance but it was Robert Griffin III and the Redskins who made the most of their first-ever big game opportunity.
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  • Video - Washington Redskins ready to rock Sunday 01:16

    Washington Redskins ready to rock Sunday

    Dec 31
    What is Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan saying about his team's first NFC East title since 1999? Jeff Darlington has the latest on how the Redskins will prepare for their wild-card game.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Insight: Redskins Run To The Super Bowl? 01:57

    Countdown Daily Insight: Redskins Run To The Super Bowl?

    Dec 31
    Cary Chow and Eric Allen discuss the week 17 knee-jerk reaction that the Redskins will make it to the Super Bowl with their superior ground attack
  • Video - Double Coverage: Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III vs. Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson 01:25

    Double Coverage: Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III vs. Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson

    Dec 31
    Would you rather have Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson or Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III as your QB this weekend? Steve Wyche and Mark Kriegel debate.
  • Video - Hall on winning NFC East: 'We responded to the challenge' 03:57

    Hall on winning NFC East: 'We responded to the challenge'

    Dec 31
    Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall joins "NFL AM" to discuss his team's division title and how he's preparing for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Rollercoaster ride had run its course for Bears' Smith; more Sn…

    Dec 31
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take in the furiously fast firing fest that was Black Monday in the NFL...
  • Peter King: Show-stopping Peterson highlights better-than-expected Week 17

    Dec 31
    What a regular season. What a year. What a Sunday.
  • John Clayton's mailbag: Chuck the tuck rule

    Dec 31
    The tuck rule came up three times in the final week of the regular season. It's time to get rid of it.