Redskins vs Patriots Game Thread

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    Redskins vs Patriots Game Thread

    Patriots.com

    We have announced that Patrick Chung, Dan Connolly, Brandon Spikes and Shane Vereen have been downgraded to OUT for Sunday.

    Among the noteworthy names who have not been ruled out are Dane Fletcher, Marcus Cannon, Ryan Wendell, Devin McCourty and Wes Welker


     
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    very surprised to see Chung out again...had been told he'd be a go this week

     
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    Safety depth chart for Patriots: James Ihedigbo, Nate Jones, Matthew Slater, Sergio Brown.

     
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    Sheeeesh, so many guys out this week.
     
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    You couldnt wait till tommorow to post the game thread, lol sort of feels like all those people hanging outside walmart on blackfriday waiting to be the first. lmao just cant wait.


    As for the injuries those are really hurting this team but I really hope they are healthy come playoff time.
     
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    In Response to Redskins vs Patriots Game Thread (Early I know..........):
    [QUOTE]Patriots.com We have announced that Patrick Chung, Dan Connolly, Brandon Spikes and Shane Vereen have been downgraded to OUT for Sunday. 3 mins   Reply     Retweet     Favorite   ·   Open Among the noteworthy names who have not been ruled out are Dane Fletcher, Marcus Cannon, Ryan Wendell, Devin McCourty and Wes Welker
    Posted by Rocky[/QUOTE]

         Seems like it's been a long wait for this one to start, Rock. The Pats can clinch the AFC East this afternoon with a win...and a Jets' loss: http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4711551/patriots-can-clinch-afc-east  
     
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    I bet they deactivate eight people this week.
     
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    Grossman sucks but I don't see any reason why he wont post 300+ passing yards. However, I don't see the Redskins scoring more than 17 points at the most.

    What I want to see is BB dial up the pass rush early and not late in the 2nd quarter/early 3rd. Then in the 4th during garbage time he better keep the pedal to the metal and try to see how these back ups can keep the pressure on a team for a FULL 60 minutes.
     
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    need to play a full 60 minutes. execute on offense and stop them on defense
     
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    Be nice if the Patriots won the coin toss if they took the ball first and scored first and made the Redskins play catch up.
     
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    Headed for the game shortly.  Field may be a mess after theArmy-Navy game yesterday. With Moore cut and Chung out, wonder what tricks BBhas up his sleeve today?
    Edelman & Slater??
    Looking for a big game from Gronk.
     
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    It looks like Big Ben broke his leg and he misses five minutes of the game.  What the heck did chung do to his foot that he has to be out 5 weeks now?  Everytime this guy gets a nick he is out for multiple weeks.  Guy is charmin soft...
     
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    No shock Spikes or Chung are out to me. They are going to be key in the playoffs so why play them until you are sure they are 100%

    Vereen though, is this kid every going to play? Kind of scary that the 3rd RB in the draft and a 2nd rouder can't get on the field because of his hammy or other reasons.
     
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    SETTING THE SCENE: PATRIOTS-REDSKINS

    http://itiswhatitis.weei.com/sports/newengland/football/patriots/2011/12/11/setting-the-scene-patriots-redskins/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
     
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    Sunny here at Fed-Ex Field. Temperatures expected to be in low 40s at kickoff. No precipitation expected. Nice December day for football.

     
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    [QUOTE]I bet they deactivate eight people this week.
    Posted by shenanigan[/QUOTE]
    I can see this happening if a combination of the Pats clinching the division and #1 seed happens, otherwise, they need to get that #1 seed in the playoffs.  All hands on deck!
     
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    In response to "Re: Redskins vs Patriots Game Thread (Early I know..........)": [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Redskins vs Patriots Game Thread (Early I know..........) : I can see this happening if a combination of the Pats clinching the division and #1 seed happens, otherwise, they need to get that #1 seed in the playoffs.  All hands on deck! Posted by agcsbill[/QUOTE] I was sort of kidding, they have to deactivate eight people every week, actually seven since its now a 46 man game day roster not a 45. 53 on the active roster. I just find it funny every week how some people get all upset about this guy and that guy getting deactivated. Every week there will be seven guys, one LBer, one safety, one RB, etc. inactive, and if one is less than 100% health wise then it will of course be the guy that's not healthy.
     
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    Anyone else annoyed with the field issues in the NFL and the different rules for different teams? We see the issues in Houston and Arizona with the turf moved on a weekly basis and now a situation like this in DC, where usually it's in Philly.


    Don't forget KC. Its a crappy field like this that took out Welkers knee.


     
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    [QUOTE]On the road big thing is turnovers. Play smart, no mistakes, or bad penalties, good Special Teams.
    Posted by bobbysu[/QUOTE]

         The big thing in every game is turnovers. If the Pats avoid them, there's no way the Redskins beat them.

         Here are five keys to watch, per the Washington Post. My comments have been interspursed therein, in bold black. 

         
    Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 12/09/2011

    Redskins-Patriots: Key matchups to watch

    The Washington Redskins on Sunday meet the New England Patriots for the ninth time in the history of the franchises. Washington owns a 6-2 record against New England, but the last time the teams faced off, the Patriots handed the Redskins a 52-7 thrashing in Foxborough. Also, last time the Pats came to Washington, they left with a frustrating 24-21 loss. 
    Under normal circumstances, the Redskins would have a tough time keeping up with the Patriots. New England this season has scored 41 touchdowns. Washington, meanwhile, has mustered only 19 all year. And now the going gets tougher for the Redskins, who are without top playmaker Fred Davis and left tackle Trent Williams.

    “I wouldn’t say it’s more pressure, but it’s definitely going to be tough to go out there and get a win,” cornerback DeAngelo Hall says. “But the guys in this locker room, we’re not going to quit. We’re going to go out there and fight to get a win.”

    Here are some key matchups for this game:

    WSH cornerbacks vs. NE wide receiver Wes Welker

    Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan, defensive coordinator Jim Haslett and Hall all call Welker the best route-runner in the NFL. That’s a big reason why Welker leads the league both in catches (93) and receiving yards (1,253) and has eight touchdowns despite being only 5-foot-9. He lines up in the slot much of the time, so while Hall may find himself matched up with Welker some, a lot of the responsibility of covering him likely will fall on Kevin Barnes. The Redskins occasionally have put fellow corner Josh Wilson on the opponent’s slot receiver, however, and put Barnes on the outside. It will take a collective effort to limit Welker.

    WSH tackles Sean Locklear/Willie Smith vs. NE defensive end Andre Carter

    The Redskins haven’t yet announced Trent Williams’ replacement, but it will be either eight-year veteran Sean Locklear, who started two games this season at that spot with Williams injured, or Smith — an undrafted rookie, who boasts good athleticism and size. Carter, who spent the last five seasons with the Redskins, has revived his career after signing with New England this offseason and boasts nine sacks. He had a four-sack game against the Jets this season. Carter has long arms, great strength and explosion off the edge. Locklear or Smith must try to fend him off to give Rex Grossman time to throw. Look for Carter to have a field day today, against his former team.

    WSH safeties Oshiomogho Atogwe, Reed Doughty vs. NE tight end Rob Gronkowski

    The Redskins could be without strong safety LaRon Landry for a second straight game (groin strain), so they’ll rely heavily on Atogwe, Doughty and rookie DeJon Gomes, to try to limit Gronkowski, who leads the NFL with 13 touchdown catches. The 6-foot-6, 256-pound tight end also ranks seventh in the league with 65 catches and ninth in the NFL with 928 receiving yards. Washington’s linebackers aren’t strong in coverage, so the safeties will have to help over the top. The Redskins don’t have anyone in their secondary that has even close to the type of size that Gronkowski boasts, so Shanahan said the defensive backs will have to use their athleticism and leaping ability to try to combat Brady’s favorite red zone target. Gronk will be an extremely tough match-up for the 'Skins...as he is with practically any team the Pats' face.

    WSH running back Roy Helu vs. NE middle linebacker Brandon Spikes

    The Redskins will need another well-rounded effort from their rookie running back, who averages 4.7 yards a carry (15th in the NFL) and leads all rookie running backs with 42 receptions (third overall among NFL rookies). Washington’s offense runs best when the Redskins can put together a balanced attack that features runs from Helu and play-action passes. The Redskins in the last two weeks have started games with strong execution and game-opening touchdown drives. They couldn’t sustain that effectiveness against the Jets, however. But if Spikes and his fellow defenders can take away the run and put Washington in an early hole, it could be a long day. We all know that Spikes is out for todays' game. How is it that this columnist doesn't know that? This column was supposedly just written. The match-up will be Helu vs. Jerod Mayo. Look for Mayo to be saying hello to Helu early, and often.  

    WSH wide receiver Santana Moss vs. NE cornerback Kyle Arrington

    Santana Moss hasn’t had the impact that he has had in years past for the Redskins. Part of that has to do with the four-week injury absence, and part of it has to do with the fact that teams are able to concentrate on shutting him down because the Redskins have few threats outside of Moss. Moss (averaging a career-low 10.9 yards per catch) needs to have a big game for the Redskins to help boost their struggling offense, which now is missing Davis (59 catches, 796 yards, three touchdowns). Arrington leads the NFL with seven interceptions and will likely match up with Moss often. Jabar Gaffney (46 catches, 665 yards, three touchdowns) also needs to have an effective game for the Redskins as he faces his former team, the Patriots. The available Redskins' WRs and TEs for this game should not offer that great of a challenge, even for the pass defense challenged Pats' defense. New England should guard the middle of the field better...and keep tabs on old friend, Jabar Gaffney. Watch for the screens, and swing passes to RBs coming out of the backfield. If the Pats' "D" gives up 20 points or more to this awful offense, Pats' fans need to be extremely concerned over what lies ahead in the play-offs. 
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/football-insider/post/redskins-patriots-key-matchups-to-watch/2011/12/09/gIQAc8T3hO_blog.html

         The Pats should win this game, going away.  
     

     
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    well we get Dan Deirdorf and Bryant Gumbel doing the game today......easily the 2 worst play by play guys on TV.......and to top it off Jeff "i have no idea whats going on" Triplette will be officiating the game
     
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    Didnt Welker blow out his knee in HOUSTON on a artificial surface
     
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    In response to "Re: Redskins vs Patriots Game Thread": [QUOTE]Didnt Welker blow out his knee in HOUSTON on a artificial surface Posted by Hannahman[/QUOTE] Wasn't artificial, but it wasn't really natural. It's in a dome, so the turf sits in trays and gets taken outside to get sun by the piece. If it doesn't root when it comes back in then it's just loose sod sitting on top of dirt. There were complaints about the field before the came because of loose pieces.
     
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