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Redskins close in on Giants in NFC East

Redskins close in on Giants in NFC East

The Redskins are creeping closer to an NFC East title. Washington won its third straight game by topping New York 17-16 to move within one game of the rival Giants in the division.
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  • Giants Lineman Sean Locklear Used To Have A Right Knee: Giants-…

    Giants Lineman Sean Locklear Used To Have A Right Knee: Giants-Redskins In Four GIFs

    deadspin.com ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    Washington 17, New York Giants 16: Ugh, so gross. Moving on. The Giants could have gone a long way to wrapping up the division while also taking the air out of the Washington sails, but no. The Redskins are right in the thick of things despite...let's c…
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  • Sean Lockear carted off with right knee injury

    Sean Lockear carted off with right knee injury

    profootballtalk.com Dec 3, 2012
    New York Giants right tackle Sean Locklear was carted off the field in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s game against the Washington Redskins with an apparent right knee injury. Locklear was engaged with a defender when a Redskins player fell into Lo
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  • Post-fumble scrum could have resulted in ejections

    Post-fumble scrum could have resulted in ejections

    profootballtalk.com Dec 3, 2012
    After a Redskins fumble deep in Giants territory, a scrum emerged. Eventually, Redskins offensive lineman Will Montgomery, while laying on his back, kicked at the knee of Giants defensive lineman Linval Joseph. Joseph retaliated, with a kick to Montgome…
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  • Vick’s Philly career ends with a whimper

    Vick’s Philly career ends with a whimper

    The last time the Redskins hosted a Monday night game, Eagles quarterback Mike Vick had a night for the ages.  Now, his career in Philly most likely belongs to the ages. The declaration from coach Andy Reid that rookie Nick Foles will serve as the start…
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  • Your Monday Night Football Open Thread

    Your Monday Night Football Open Thread

    deadspin.com Dec 3, 2012
    You might not know this because you are not a famous person, but the Giants and Redskins are your Monday Night Football game this week. More »
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  • London Fletcher active, streak intact

    London Fletcher active, streak intact

    Redskins linebacker London Fletcher will play his 236th consecutive game tonight. The 37-year-old Fletcher is active for the Redskins against the Giants, keeping his streak of consecutive games played intact. Fletcher has never missed a game, starting w…
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  • Deadspin Up All Night: Hey Believer

    Deadspin Up All Night: Hey Believer

    deadspin.com Dec 3, 2012
    Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin. You've got six NBA games and some college basketball, plus Giants-Redskins on Monday Night Football. More »
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  • Phillips, Pierre-Paul both active vs. Redskins

    Phillips, Pierre-Paul both active vs. Redskins

    New York Giants safety Kenny Phillips and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul were active and played Monday against the Washington Redskins.
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  • ESPN's Twitter Has The Thirst, Is Asking Every Famous Person Fo…

    ESPN's Twitter Has The Thirst, Is Asking Every Famous Person For Monday Night Football Predictions

    deadspin.com Dec 3, 2012
    Who's in charge of ESPN's Twitter account, and why are they tweeting at a bunch of famous people about tonight's Giants-Redskins game? Trying to boost ratings? A game between the defending Super Bowl champions and a team with one of the season's most ex…
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  • MNF preview: Giants get their second shot at RG3”²s option offe…

    MNF preview: Giants get their second shot at RG3”²s option offense

    yahoo.com Dec 3, 2012
    Monday Night Football 8:30 p.m. ET New York Giants (7-4) at Washington Redskins (5-6) FedEx Field, Landover, MD When the New York Giants beat the Washington Redskins 27-23 on October 21, the winning team walked away with an unusual feeling of foreboding…
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  • Philadelphia Eagles' Line Coaches Jim Washburn And Howard Mudd …

    Philadelphia Eagles' Line Coaches Jim Washburn And Howard Mudd Were Apparently Dicks To Everyone

    After suffering their eighth straight loss last night, the Philadelphia Eagles tossed defensive line coach Jim Washburn. Washburn was brought in only for his "Wide 9" scheme-hell, they signed the now-crazypants Jason Babin just to help the formation suc
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  • Jets' Ryan: I need more time to pick starting QB

    Jets' Ryan: I need more time to pick starting QB

    CNNSI.com Dec 3, 2012
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid says rookie Nick Foles will be the starting quarterback even when Michael Vick returns from a concussion.
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  • PFT Live: Chiefs talk with Adam Teicher, Redskins talk with Ric…

    PFT Live: Chiefs talk with Adam Teicher, Redskins talk with Rich Tandler

    profootballtalk.com Dec 3, 2012
    It was a weekend filled with competing emotions in Kansas City and we’ll be talking about it on Monday’s PFT Live. Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star will join Mike Florio to talk about everything that went on around the Chiefs over the last two day
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  • Dez Bryant: I’m just getting started

    Dez Bryant: I’m just getting started

    profootballtalk.com Dec 3, 2012
    Since Dez Bryant joined the Cowboys, the question has always been one about whether or not his obvious athletic gifts would be able to overcome lapses in concentration and judgment on and off the field often enough for him to fulfill his potential. The …
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  • Chiefs, Jaguars, Panthers, Raiders, Eagles vying for first over…

    Chiefs, Jaguars, Panthers, Raiders, Eagles vying for first overall pick

    profootballtalk.com Dec 3, 2012
    The Panthers are playing a lot of big games down the stretch. At least if you’re an NFL draft junkie. While we spend most of our time in December dissecting the teams in the playoff hunt, we’ll also spend some of our time looking at the teams racing t
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  • Brown’s emergence gives Eagles options moving forward

    Brown’s emergence gives Eagles options moving forward

    profootballtalk.com Dec 3, 2012
    Bryce Brown has proven two things in the last two weeks. One, that he can run well enough to be an NFL starter. Two, that LeSean McCoy has nothing to worry about as the Eagles’ starter. Brown has 347 rushing yards and four touchdowns the last two weeks,
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  • DeMarco Murray, Cowboys difference-maker

    DeMarco Murray, Cowboys difference-maker

    ESPN.com Dec 3, 2012
    Tony Romo was brilliant Sunday night in the Dallas Cowboys' victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. But every quarterback who plays the Eagles these days is basically a mix of Tom Brady, Johnny Unitas and Flash Gordon, and anyway Romo's been good for a wh…
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  • Jerry Jones: I’m hopeful but realistic about Cowboys’ playoff c…

    Jerry Jones: I’m hopeful but realistic about Cowboys’ playoff chances

    profootballtalk.com Dec 3, 2012
    Beating the Eagles on Sunday night leaves the Cowboys within striking distance of an NFC playoff berth. But at this point, Dallas likely needs to run the table the rest of the way, in addition to getting some help, to make the postseason. And considerin…
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  • Romo getting into a groove, but hoping for more

    Romo getting into a groove, but hoping for more

    Over the course of last night, Tony Romo threw his 166th touchdown pass, breaking Troy Aikman’s franchise record. He was 10-of-10 passing in the second half, when he threw three touchdowns. For the fourth time in five games, he threw no interceptions, a
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  • Did Costas Choose Right Forum for Gun Control Remarks?

    Did Costas Choose Right Forum for Gun Control Remarks?

    nytimes.com Dec 3, 2012
    In his commentary segment at halftime of the Cowboys-Eagles game, Bob Costas spoke in favor of stricter gun control in the wake of Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher's murder-suicide.
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  • NY Giants need to rebound from November malaise and return to S…

    NY Giants need to rebound from November malaise and return to Super Bowl form in December

    nydailynews.com Dec 3, 2012
    The calendar has turned from November - which is the cruelest month for the Giants - to December, when NFL champions are forged. If there is a move to be made, this is the month that Big Blue needs to make it.
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  • Video - Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon: 'We needed a win' 00:50

    Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon: 'We needed a win'

    Dec 3
    Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon talks to Kim Jones after the game about his solid game and his ability to come back from injury and help his team win.
  • Video - New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins highlights 04:05

    New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins highlights

    Dec 3
    The Washington Redskins receive some impressive running from Alfred Morris and hold the New York Giants to just three points in the second half to knock off them off 17-16 on Monday night.
  • Video - Giants Lead Redskins At The Half 00:35

    Giants Lead Redskins At The Half

    Dec 3
    Tune to ESPN for live action.
  • Video - Redskins Lead Giants After 1st Quarter 00:44

    Redskins Lead Giants After 1st Quarter

    Dec 3
    Tune to ESPN for live action.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Crennel, Quinn open up on Chiefs' inspired win with heavy hear…

    Dec 3
    On Sunday morning, I was talking to Joe Linta, the agent for the late Jovan Belcher, about the state of mind that might have made the Chiefs linebacker shoot his live-in girlfriend nine times with his own mother in the house and then, less than an hour …