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2016 Washington Redskins season
Head Coach Jay Gruden
General Manager Scot McCloughan
Home Field FedEx Field
Results
Record 8–7–1
Place 3rd NFC East
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers LB Ryan Kerrigan
TE Jordan Reed
OG Brandon Scherff
OT Trent Williams
QB Kirk Cousins
Uniform
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The 2016 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 84th season in the National Football League and the third under head coach Jay Gruden.

The season saw the Redskins play in London for the first time in franchise history, where they tied the Cincinnati Bengals 27-27.

After a loss in the final week to the New York Giants, the Redskins were eliminated from playoff contention. Despite missing the playoffs, the Redskins finished the season with a record of 8-7-1, which was the first consecutive winning seasons for the team since the 1996 and 1997 seasons. Along with the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington was the only team in 2016 that played seven regular-season games against teams that would reach the playoffs: four games combined against Dallas and the New York Giants, games against Green Bay and Detroit (as the NFC North was the only division besides the NFC East to send more than one team to the 2016 postseason) and a game against the sole AFC North 2016 playoff team (Pittsburgh); the Redskins' 2-5 record in these contests was a major reason they did not return to the playoffs.

Off-season changes Edit

Free agency Edit

All 2015 contracts expired to coincide with the beginning of the 2016 NFL League Year at 4:00 EDT on March 9, 2016. However, before that date, all teams had until March 1 to place the franchise tag on a player, and could begin negotiations with a player's agent on March 7.

Waivers and releases Edit

On March 8, the Redskins released S Dashon Goldson, DE Jason Hatcher, QB Robert Griffin III, and S Jeron Johnson.

On April 14, the Redskins waived OLB Jackson Jeffcoat.

Team re-signings/contract extensions Edit

Date Player Position Contract Type Notes
March 1 Kirk Cousins QB Franchise Tag 2016 salary worth $19.953 million
March 9 Colt McCoy QB Extension Signed 2 yr, $15m contract with $6.75m guaranteed
Duke Ihenacho S RFA
Mason Foster LB UFA Signed 2 yr, $3.5m contract with $1.8m guaranteed
Kedric Golston DE UFA
March 11 Logan Paulsen TE UFA
March 12 Tress Way P RFA Signed 5 yr, $7.59m contract with $2.95m guaranteed
March 15 Will Blackmon FS UFA
March 16 Junior Galette OLB UFA Signed 1 yr, $1.6m contract
Josh LeRibeus C UFA
March 17 Chris Thompson RB UFA

Free agency transactions Edit

Date Player Position Previous Team New Team Notes
March 9 Robert Griffin III QB Washington Redskins Cleveland Browns Signed 2 yr, $15m contract with $6.75m guaranteed
Tom Compton G Washington Redskins Atlanta Falcons
Alfred Morris RB Washington Redskins Dallas Cowboys Signed 2 yr, $3.5m contract with $1.8m guaranteed
Keenan Robinson ILB Washington Redskins New York Giants
Terrence Knighton DT Washington Redskins New England Patriots
Frank Kearse DE Washington Redskins New England Patriots
March 11 Kendall Reyes DE San Diego Chargers Washington Redskins
March 15 David Bruton SS Denver Broncos Washington Redskins Signed 3 yr, $9.15m contract with $3.4m guaranteed
March 17 Terrence Garvin ILB Pittsburgh Steelers Washington Redskins
March 31 Vernon Davis TE Denver Broncos Washington Redskins Signed 1 yr, $2.4m contract with $1.1m guaranteed
April 14 Greg Toler CB Indianapolis Colts Washington Redskins
Jackson Jeffcoat OLB/DE Washington Redskins Cleveland Browns
April 18 Cody Booth OLB Jacksonville Jaguars Washington Redskins
April 22 Josh Norman CB Carolina Panthers Washington Redskins Signed 5 yr, $75m contract with $36.5m guaranteed

2016 DraftEdit

Template:Main article The 2016 NFL Draft occurred from April 28 to April 30, 2016. Going into the draft, the Redskins had eight selections, two of which were from another team: the additional seventh-round (#232) selection from the Dashon Goldson trade in 2015 and a sixth-round selection (#187) from the New Orleans Saints (the Redskins sent their sixth-round selection to Tampa Bay as part of the Goldson trade).

During the draft, the Redskins swapped first-round selections (#21 for #22) with the Houston Texans in exchange for their 2017 sixth-round selection, traded their 2016 fourth round selection (#120) to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for the Saints' fifth-round selections in 2016 (#152) and 2017, and traded their fifth-round selection (#158) to the New York Jets in exchange for their 2017 fourth-round selection.

2016 Washington Redskins Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 22 Josh Doctson WR TCU
2 53 Su'a Cravens ILB USC
3 84 Kendall Fuller CB Virginia Tech
4 120 Selection traded to the New Orleans Saints
5 152 Matt Ioannidis DL Temple
6 187 Nate Sudfeld QB Indiana
7 232 Steven Daniels LB Boston College
7 242 Keith Marshall RB Georgia

Undrafted free agents Edit

After the draft, the Redskins signed 14 undrafted college free agents to the team as part of the off season roster:[1]

Player Position College
Tevin Carter S Utah
Michael Cooper TE Indiana
Reginald Diggs WR Richmond
Ejiro Ederaine LB Fresno State
Joe Gore OT Clemson
Maurice Harris WR Cal
Dominick Jackson OT Alabama
Joe Kerridge FB Michigan
Anthony Lanier DE Alabama A&M
Geno Matias-Smith DB Alabama
Shiro Davis LB Texas
Robert Kelley RB Tulane
Valdez Showers WR Florida

StaffEdit

2016 Washington Redskins final staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2016 Washington Redskins final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 12 Inactive, 10 Practice squad

ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 11 at Atlanta L 17–23 0–1 Georgia Dome Recap
2 August 19 NY Jets W 22–18 1–1 FedEx Field Recap
3 August 26 Buffalo W 21–16 2–1 FedEx Field Recap
4 August 31Template:Efn-ua at Tampa Bay W 20–13 3–1 Raymond James Stadium Recap

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 12 Pittsburgh L 16–38 0–1 FedEx Field Recap
2 September 18 Dallas L 23–27 0–2 FedEx Field Recap
3 September 25 at NY Giants W 29–27 1–2 MetLife Stadium Recap
4 October 2 Cleveland W 31–20 2–2 FedEx Field Recap
5 October 9 at Baltimore W 16–10 3–2 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
6 October 16 Philadelphia W 27–20 4–2 FedEx Field Recap
7 October 23 at Detroit L 17–20 4–3 Ford Field Recap
8 October 30 at Cincinnati T 27–27 (OT) 4–3–1 Wembley Stadium (London) Recap
9 Bye
10 November 13 Minnesota W 26–20 5–3–1 FedEx Field Recap
11 November 20 Green Bay W 42–24 6–3–1 FedEx Field Recap
12 November 24 at Dallas L 26–31 6–4–1 AT&T Stadium Recap
13 December 4 at Arizona L 23–31 6–5–1 U of Phoenix Stadium Recap
14 December 11 at Philadelphia W 27–22 7–5–1 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
15 December 19 Carolina L 15–26 7–6–1 FedEx Field Recap
16 December 24 at Chicago W 41–21 8–6–1 Soldier Field Recap
17 January 1 NY Giants L 10–19 8–7–1 FedEx Field Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: vs. Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week One: Pittsburgh Steelers at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 14 10 14 38
Redskins 6 0 3 7 16

at FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland

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First quarter

  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 31-yard field goal, 5:56. Redskins 3–0. Drive: 9 plays, 54 yards, 3:24.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 40-yard field goal, 1:08. Redskins 6–0. Drive: 5 plays, 14 yards, 2:38.

Second quarter

  • PIT – Antonio Brown 29-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Chris Boswell kick), 10:10. Steelers 7–6. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 5:58.
  • PIT – Eli Rogers 3-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Chris Boswell kick), 0:27. Steelers 14–6. Drive: 14 plays, 67 yards, 5:52.

Third quarter

  • PIT – Chris Boswell 46-yard field goal, 11:18. Steelers 17–6. Drive: 8 plays, 47 yards, 3:42.
  • PIT – Antonio Brown 26-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Chris Boswell kick), 7:01. Steelers 24–6. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 2:04.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 34-yard field goal, 2:01. Steelers 24–9. Drive: 9 plays, 52 yards, 5:00.

Fourth quarter

  • WAS – Chris Thompson 1-yard run (Dustin Hopkins kick), 13:01. Steelers 24–16. Drive: 7 plays, 77 yards, 2:18.
  • PIT – DeAngelo Williams 15-yard run (Chris Boswell kick), 5:48. Steelers 31–16. Drive: 13 plays, 73 yards, 7:13.
  • PIT – DeAngelo Williams 6-yard run (Chris Boswell kick), 1:54. Steelers 38–16. Drive: 6 plays, 45 yards, 2:23.

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The Redskins entered this Week 1 matchup against the Steelers having lost five consecutive games against Pittsburgh dating back to 1991. They scored an average of 8.2 points per game in those five losses. The Redskins' 22-point defeat was their worst in a Week 1 game in 15 years. It was also their worst opening day home loss since 1966.[2]

The Redskins defense had a very hard time containing DeAngelo Williams as he exploded for 143 rushing yards and the Steelers explosive receiving corps of Antonio Brown and Eli Rogers who would go on to have strong performances.

Week 2: vs. Dallas CowboysEdit

Week Two: Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 10 3 7 7 27
Redskins 0 10 13 0 23

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

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First quarter

  • DAL – Dan Bailey 22-yard field goal, 9:25. Cowboys 3–0. Drive: 13 plays, 76 yards, 5:35.
  • DAL – Ezekiel Elliott 1-yard run (Dan Bailey kick), 1:39. Cowboys 10–0. Drive: 9 plays, 94 yards, 5:13.

Second quarter

  • WAS – Matt Jones 14-yard run (Dustin Hopkins kick), 13:08. Cowboys 10–7. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:31.
  • DAL – Dan Bailey 31-yard field goal, 4:34. Cowboys 13–7. Drive: 10 plays, 43 yards, 4:31.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 36-yard field goal, 0:26. Cowboys 13–10. Drive: 12 plays, 56 yards, 4:08.

Third quarter

  • WAS – Jamison Crowder 11-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 11:16. Redskins 17–13. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:44.
  • DAL – Dak Prescott 6-yard run (Dan Bailey kick), 5:41. Cowboys 20–17. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 5:35.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 29-yard field goal, 2:06. Tied 20–20. Drive: 7 plays, 27 yards, 3:35.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 22-yard field goal, 0:04. Redskins 23–20. Drive: 5 plays, 30 yards, 1:35.

Fourth quarter

  • DAL – Alfred Morris 4-yard run (Dan Bailey kick), 4:45. Cowboys 27–23. Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 5:50.

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Week 3: at New York GiantsEdit

Week Three: Washington Redskins at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 6 10 7 6 29
Giants 14 7 3 3 27

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

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First quarter

  • NYG – Shane Vereen 1-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 12:18. Giants 7–0. Drive: 3 plays, 28 yards, 1:05.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 49-yard field goal, 9:35. Giants 7–3. Drive: 7 plays, 29 yards, 2:43.
  • NYG – Sterling Shepard 23-yard pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown kick), 6:10. Giants 14–3. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:25.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 33-yard field goal, 0:25. Giants 14–6. Drive: 11 plays, 60 yards, 5:45.

Second quarter

  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 45-yard field goal, 8:34. Giants 14–9. Drive: 7 plays, 9 yards, 3:58.
  • NYG – Orleans Darkwa 2-yard run (Josh Brown kick), 4:12. Giants 21–9. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:22.
  • WAS – DeSean Jackson 44-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 3:40. Giants 21–16. Drive: 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:32.

Third quarter

  • WAS – Jamison Crowder 55-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 9:45. Redskins 23–21. Drive: 3 plays, 50 yards, 1:17.
  • NYG – Josh Brown 29-yard field goal, 6:29. Giants 24–23. Drive: 9 plays, 64 yards, 3:16.

Fourth quarter

  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 25-yard field goal, 14:57. Redskins 26–24. Drive: 15 plays, 68 yards, 6:32.
  • NYG – Josh Brown 30-yard field goal, 7:53. Giants 27–26. Drive: 9 plays, 58 yards, 3:07.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 37-yard field goal, 1:51. Redskins 29–27. Drive: 10 plays, 56 yards, 6:02.

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With the win, the Redskins improved 1-2 and won at MetLife Stadium for the first time since 2011.

Week 4: vs. Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week Four: Cleveland Browns at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 17 3 0 20
Redskins 14 3 0 14 31

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

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First quarter

  • WAS – Jordan Reed 8-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 7:40. Redskins 7–0. Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 7:20.
  • WAS – Jordan Reed 9-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 0:27. Redskins 14–0. Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 4:14.

Second quarter

  • CLE – Isaiah Crowell 2-yard run (Cody Parkey kick), 9:33. Redskins 14–7. Drive: 12 plays, 81 yards, 5:54.
  • CLE – Terrelle Pryor 9-yard pass from Cody Kessler (Cody Parkey kick), 7:55. Tied 14–14. Drive: 3 plays, 12 yards, 1:25.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 49-yard field goal, 2:29. Redskins 17–14. Drive: 10 plays, 32 yards, 5:26.
  • CLE – Cody Parkey 51-yard field goal, 0:00. Tied 17–17. Drive: 7 plays, 42 yards, 2:29.

Third quarter

  • CLE – Cody Parkey 45-yard field goal, 9:25. Browns 20–17. Drive: 11 plays, 48 yards, 5:35.

Fourth quarter

  • WAS – Chris Thompson 5-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 10:39. Redskins 24–20' Drive: 10 plays, 91 yards, 5:28
  • WAS – Matt Jones 1-yard run (Dustin Hopkins kick), 4:25. Redskins 31–20. Drive: 4 plays, 39 yards, 2:03.

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Week 5: at Baltimore RavensEdit

Week Five: Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 6 0 10 0 16
Ravens 7 3 0 0 10

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information
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First quarter

Second quarter

  • BAL – Justin Tucker 43-yard field goal, 14:56. Ravens 10–6. Drive: 12 plays, 71 yards, 4:56.

Third quarter

  • WAS – Pierre Garçon 21-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 8:28. Redskins 13–10. Drive: 3 plays, 50 yards, 1:33.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 37-yard field goal, 0:14. Redskins 16–10. Drive: 11 plays, 72 yards, 5:55.

Fourth quarter

  • No scoring plays

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Week 6: vs. Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week Six: Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 14 0 6 20
Redskins 7 14 3 3 27

at FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland

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First quarter

Second quarter

  • WAS – Vernon Davis 13-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 7:48. Redskins 14–0. Drive: 9 plays, 90 yards, 5:31.
  • PHI – Wendell Smallwood 86-yard kickoff return (Caleb Sturgis kick), 7:37. Redskins 14–7. Drive: 0 plays, 0 yards, 0:11.
  • PHI – Malcolm Jenkins 62-yard interception return (Caleb Sturgis kick), 3:55. Tied 14–14.
  • WAS – Matt Jones 1-yard run (Dustin Hopkins kick), 0:06. Redskins 21–14. Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 3:49.

Third quarter

  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 32-yard field goal, 8:40. Redskins 24–14. Drive: 12 plays, 65 yards, 6:20.

Fourth quarter

  • PHI – Caleb Sturgis 38-yard field goal, 12:57. Redskins 24–17. Drive: 9 plays, 70 yards, 3:50.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 50-yard field goal, 9:43. Redskins 27–17. Drive: 7 plays, 58 yards, 3:13.
  • PHI – Caleb Sturgis 28-yard field goal, 5:20. Redskins 27–20. Drive: 8 plays, 69 yards, 4:23.

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  • PHI – Carson Wentz – 11/22, 179 yards
  • WAS – Kirk Cousins – 18/34, 263 yards, 2 TD, INT

Top rushers

  • PHI – Ryan Mathews – 9 rushes, 60 yards
  • WAS – Matt Jones – 16 rushes, 135 yards, TD

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Week 7: at Detroit LionsEdit

Week Seven: Washington Redskins at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 3 0 14 17
Lions 0 3 7 10 20

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

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First quarter

  • No scoring plays

Second quarter

  • DET – Matt Prater 43-yard field goal, 9:37. Lions 3–0. Drive: 10 plays, 55 yards, 5:43.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 38-yard field goal, 0:00. Tied 3–3. Drive: 10 plays, 51 yards, 3:17.

Third quarter

  • DET – Zach Zenner 1-yard run (Matt Prater kick), 7:20. Lions 10–3. Drive: 7 plays, 86 yards, 2:53.

Fourth quarter

  • DET – Matt Prater 27-yard field goal, 13:10. Lions 13–3. Drive: 10 plays, 53 yards, 5:12.
  • WAS – Robert Kelley 1-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 8:20. Lions 13–10. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 4:50.
  • WAS – Kirk Cousins 19-yard run (Dustin Hopkins kick), 1:05. Redskins 17–13. Drive: 9 plays, 76 yards, 4:15.
  • DET – Anquan Boldin 18-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Matt Prater kick), 0:16. Lions 20–17. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 0:49.

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The Redskins rallied with a late touchdown run by Cousins, but the Lions responded with Matthew Stafford throwing the game winner to Anquan Boldin, thus ending the Redskins winning streak.

Week 8: at Cincinnati BengalsEdit

NFL International Series

Week Eight: Washington Redskins at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 7 3 7 10 27
Bengals 7 0 13 7 27

at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom

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Second quarter

  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 20-yard field goal, 8:16. Redskins 10–7. Drive: 9 plays, 77 yards, 4:04.

Third quarter

  • CIN – Tyler Eifert 15-yard pass from Andy Dalton (kick failed, wide left), 10:42. Bengals 13–10. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 4:18.
  • CIN – Andy Dalton 1-yard run (Mike Nugent kick), 5:15. Bengals 20–10. Drive: 10 plays, 64 yards, 3:58.
  • WAS – Jordan Reed 23-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 3:02. Bengals 20–17. Drive: 5 plays, 91 yards, 2:13.

Fourth quarter

  • WAS – Jamison Crowder 33-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 9:30. Redskins 24–20. Drive: 7 plays, 83 yards, 4:18.
  • CIN – Jeremy Hill 1-yard run (Mike Nugent kick), 6:54. Bengals 27–24. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:36.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 40-yard field goal, 1:07. Tied 27–27. Drive: 10 plays, 45 yards, 2:08.

Overtime

  • No scoring plays

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Hoping to rebound from their loss to the Detroit Lions, the Redskins played in the third and final game of the year in London against the Cincinnati Bengals. With a few minutes left in overtime, Dustin Hopkins missed a game-winning field goal and allowed the Bengals to take over. After that, Bengals' Andy Dalton fumbled and allowed the Redskins to take back the ball. A Hail Mary attempt failed, making the Redskins tie for the first time since 1997 when they tied 7–7 against the Giants.

Week 10: vs. Minnesota VikingsEdit

Week Ten: Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins – Game Summer
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 20 0 0 20
Redskins 7 7 6 6 26

at FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland

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First quarter

Second quarter

  • WAS – Vernon Davis 38-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 14:18. Redskins 14–0. Drive: 9 plays, 91 yards, 4:58.
  • MIN – Matt Asiata 1-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 5:39. Redskins 14–7. Drive: 8 plays, 67 yards, 3:52.
  • MIN – Kyle Rudolph 20-yard pass from Sam Bradford (Blair Walsh kick), 0:58. Tied 14–14. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 2:40.
  • MIN – Adam Thielen 3-yard pass from Sam Bradford (kick wide right), 0:00. Vikings 20–14. Drive: 4 plays, 33 yards, 0:50.

Third quarter

  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 30-yard field goal, 8:53. Vikings 20–17. Drive: 12 plays, 55 yards, 6:07.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 37-yard field goal, 0:38. Tied 20–20. Drive: 11 plays, 49 yards, 5:16.

Fourth quarter

  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 50-yard field goal, 9:33. Redskins 23–20. Drive: 7 plays, 60 yards, 3:21.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 28-yard field goal, 2:31. Redskins 26–20. Drive: 8 plays, 32 yards, 3:13.

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After their tie against the Bengals and their bye week, the Redskins came back home to host the Minnesota Vikings on Homecoming Weekend. After allowing the Vikings to score 20 unanswered points to end the first half, the Redskins shut out the Vikings 12-0 in the second half, improving to 5-3-1 on the season.

Week 11: vs. Green Bay PackersEdit

Week Eleven: Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 10 0 14 24
Redskins 7 6 9 20 42

at FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland

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Second quarter

  • GB – Jordy Nelson 13-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 9:34. Tied 7–7. Drive: 17 plays, 75 yards, 8:29.
  • GB – Mason Crosby 36-yard field goal, 3:41. Packers 10–7. Drive: 9 plays, 38 yards, 5:22.
  • WAS – Robert Kelley 6-yard run (run failed), 0:45. Redskins 13–10. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 2:58.

Third quarter

  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 37-yard field goal, 9:28. Redskins 16–10. Drive: 9 plays, 53 yards, 5:37.
  • WAS – Jamison Crowder 44-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (run failed), 2:07. Redskins 22–10. Drive: 7 plays, 74 yards, 3:34.

Fourth quarter

  • GB – James Starks 31-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 15:00. Redskins 22–17. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:09.
  • WAS – Pierre Garçon 70-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 14:36. Redskins 29–17. Drive: 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:26.
  • GB – Jared Cook 6-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 10:08. Redskins 29–24. Drive: 8 plays, 82 yards, 4:21.
  • WAS – Robert Kelley 1-yard run (kick failed, hit right upright), 3:59. Redskins 35–24. Drive: 11 plays, 81 yards, 6:10.
  • WAS – Robert Kelley 4-yard run (Dustin Hopkins kick), 2:30. Redskins 42–24. Drive: 3 plays, 72 yards, 0:33.

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The Redskins avenged their 35–18 loss to the Packers in the wildcard round of last season's playoffs by beating them 42–24. They also were the last team to beat the Packers, as they went on a 6-game winning streak to finish the season.

Week 12: at Dallas CowboysEdit

Thanksgiving Day game

Week Twelve: Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 6 0 20 26
Cowboys 7 10 0 14 31

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 4:30 p.m. EST/3:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 93,099
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Chris Myers
  • Recap, Gamebook
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First quarter

  • DAL – Ezekiel Elliott 4-yard run (Dan Bailey kick), 11:09. Cowboys 7–0. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:51.

Second quarter

  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 24-yard field goal, 14:04. Cowboys 7–3. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:10.
  • DAL – Dan Bailey 46-yard field goal, 7:57. Cowboys 10–3. Drive: 12 plays, 47 yards, 6:07.
  • DAL – Terrance Williams 10-yard pass from Dak Prescott (Dan Bailey kick), 1:45. Cowboys 17–3. Drive: 6 plays, 55 yards, 2:06.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 20-yard field goal, 0:03. Cowboys 17–6. Drive: 11 plays, 73 yards, 1:43.

Third quarter

  • None

Fourth quarter

  • WAS – Jordan Reed 5-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (pass failed), 14:54. Cowboys 17–12. Drive: 14 plays, 90 yards, 7:55.
  • DAL – Dak Prescott 6-yard run (Dan Bailey kick), 10:49. Cowboys 24–12. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 4:05.
  • WAS – DeSean Jackson 67-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 9:22. Cowboys 24–19. Drive: 3 plays, 75 yards, 1:27.
  • DAL – Ezekiel Elliott 1-yard run (Dan Bailey kick), 6:29. Cowboys 31–19. Drive: 8 plays, 53 yards, 2:53.
  • WAS – Jordan Reed 8-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 1:53. Cowboys 31–26. Drive: 15 plays, 75 yards, 4:36.

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An attempted rally by the offense did not pay off. The Redskins dropped to 6–4–1 and were swept by the Cowboys for the first time since 2013.

Week 13: at Arizona CardinalsEdit

Week Thirteen: Washington Redskins at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 6 14 3 23
Cardinals 7 3 7 14 31

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

  • Date: December 4
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST/2:25 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 64,939
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (Fox): Dick Stockton, Chris Spielman and Kristina Pink
  • Recap, Gamebook
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Second quarter

  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 47-yard field goal, 9:48. Cardinals 7–3. Drive: 7 plays, 40 yards, 3:33.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 20-yard field goal, 1:52. Cardinals 7–6. Drive: 11 plays, 47 yards, 5:26.
  • ARI – Chandler Catanzaro 28-yard field goal, 0:07. Cardinals 10–6. Drive: 12 plays, 65 yards, 1:45.

Third quarter

  • WAS – Kirk Cousins 1-yard run (Dustin Hopkins kick), 12:36. Redskins 13–10. Drive: 5 plays, 74 yards, 2:24.
  • ARI – Michael Floyd 6-yard pass from Carson Palmer (Chandler Catanzaro kick), 4:10. Cardinals 17–13. Drive: 3 plays, 10 yards, 0:51.
  • WAS – Jamison Crowder 26-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 1:06. Redskins 20–17. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:04.

Fourth quarter

  • ARI – David Johnson 25-yard pass from Carson Palmer (Chandler Catanzaro kick), 11:09. Cardinals 24–20. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:57.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 53-yard field goal, 6:01. Cardinals 24–23. Drive: 10 plays, 40 yards, 5:08.
  • ARI – J. J. Nelson 42-yard pass from Carson Palmer (Chandler Catanzaro kick), 1:56. Cardinals 31–23. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:05.

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  • WAS – Pierre Garçon – 7 receptions, 78 yards
  • ARI – David Johnson – 9 receptions, 91 yards, TD

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Kirk Cousins attempted to drive down the field but was intercepted by Patrick Peterson to seal the second straight loss for the Redskins. With the loss, the 'Skins dropped to 6-5-1 and allowed the Cowboys to clinch a playoff spot by virtue of the loss.

Week 14: at Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week Fourteen: Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 0 7 14 6 27
Eagles 3 10 0 9 22

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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First quarter

  • PHI – Caleb Sturgis 45-yard field goal, 9:46. Eagles 3–0. Drive: 10 plays, 46 yards, 5:14.

Second quarter

  • PHI – Caleb Sturgis 36-yard field goal, 10:29. Eagles 6–0. Drive: 10 plays, 53 yards, 5:36.
  • WAS – Robert Kelley 22-yard run (Dustin Hopkins kick), 4:11. Redskins 7–6. Drive: 10 plays, 69 yards, 6:18.
  • PHI – Darren Sproles 4-yard pass from Carson Wentz (Caleb Sturgis kick), 0:28. Eagles 13–7. Drive: 12 plays, 77 yards, 3:43.

Third quarter

  • WAS – DeSean Jackson 80-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 9:14. Redskins 14–13. Drive: 2 plays, 81 yards, 0:43.
  • WAS – Pierre Garçon 15-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 0:07. Redskins 21–13. Drive: 6 plays, 54 yards, 3:14.

Fourth quarter

  • PHI – Leodis McKelvin 29-yard interception return (pass failed), 13:11. Redskins 21–19.
  • PHI – Caleb Sturgis 41-yard field goal, 4:59. Eagles 22–21. Drive: 11 plays, 37 yards, 6:28.
  • WAS – Chris Thompson 25-yard run (pass failed), 1:53. Redskins 27–22. Drive: 8 plays, 77 yards, 3:06.

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The Redskins rebounded from a disappointing loss at Arizona to break their two-game losing streak. Chris Thompson scored the game-winning touchdown, while Ryan Kerrigan sealed the game with a strip sack of Carson Wentz.

Week 15: vs. Carolina PanthersEdit

Week Fifteen: Carolina Panthers at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 10 3 10 3 26
Redskins 3 6 0 6 15

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

  • Date: December 19
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Template:Convert/F, clear
  • Game attendance: 76,689
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden and Lisa Salters
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First quarter

  • CAR – Graham Gano 35-yard field goal, 12:40. Panthers 3–0. Drive: 7 plays, 58 yards, 2:20.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 43-yard field goal, 6:18. Tied 3–3. Drive: 8 plays, 38 yards, 3:52.
  • CAR – Ted Ginn Jr. 30-yard pass from Cam Newton (Graham Gano kick), 1:50. Panthers 10–3. Drive: 8 plays, 84 yards, 4:28.

Second quarter

  • CAR – Graham Gano 23-yard field goal, 12:21. Panthers 13–3. Drive: 6 plays, 19 yards, 3:07.
  • WAS – Robert Kelley 5-yard run (kick failed, wide left), 3:43. Panthers 13–9. Drive: 7 plays, 89 yards, 4:54.

Third quarter

  • CAR – Mike Tolbert 1-yard pass from Cam Newton (Graham Gano kick), 13:58. Panthers 20–9. Drive: 2 plays, 1 yard, 0:49.
  • CAR – Graham Gano 23-yard field goal, 5:07. Panthers 23–9. Drive: 8 plays, 65 yards, 3:57.

Fourth quarter

  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 26-yard field goal, 14:08. Panthers 23–12. Drive: 13 plays, 67 yards, 5:59.
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 34-yard field goal, 3:44. Panthers 23–15. Drive: 9 plays, 56 yards, 1:53.
  • CAR – Graham Gano 41-yard field goal, 1:07. Panthers 26–15. Drive: 7 plays, 48 yards, 2:37.

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  • CAR – Jonathan Stewart – 25 rushes, 132 yards
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Josh Norman's revenge against his former team came up short in an abysmal Monday Night performance by the Redskins.

Week 16: at Chicago BearsEdit

Week Sixteen: Washington Redskins at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 14 10 7 10 41
Bears 0 14 0 7 21

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

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First quarter

  • WAS – Chris Thompson 7-yard run (Dustin Hopkins kick), 7:43. Redskins 7–0. Drive: 8 plays, 65 yards, 3:35.
  • WAS – Chris Thompson 17-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 0:57. Redskins 14–0. Drive: 5 plays, 80 yards, 2:35.

Second quarter

  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 29-yard field goal, 10:07. Redskins 17–0. Drive: 9 plays, 88 yards, 4:40.
  • CHI – Jeremy Langford 1-yard run (Connor Barth kick), 6:20. Redskins 17–7. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:47.
  • WAS – Kirk Cousins 9-yard run (Dustin Hopkins kick), 1:41. Redskins 24–7. Drive: 9 plays, 91 yards, 4:39.
  • CHI – Cameron Meredith 21-yard pass from Matt Barkley (Connor Barth kick), 0:34. Redskins 24–14. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 1:07.

Third quarter

  • WAS – Kirk Cousins 1-yard run (Dustin Hopkins kick), 3:05. Redskins 31–14. Drive: 13 plays, 55 yards, 6:37.

Fourth quarter

  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 20-yard field goal, 12:53. Redskins 34–14. Drive: 4 plays, 8 yards, 1:43.
  • CHI – Deonte Thompson 3-yard pass from Matt Barkley (Connor Barth kick), 1:21. Redskins 34–21. Drive: 11 plays, 85 yards, 5:05.
  • WAS – Mack Brown 61-yard run (Dustin Hopkins kick), 0:57. Redskins 41–21. Drive: 3 plays, 67 yards, 0:24.

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Week 17: vs. New York GiantsEdit

Week Seventeen: New York Giants at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 3 7 0 9 19
Redskins 0 0 3 7 10

at FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland

  • Date: January 1, 2017
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Sunny, Template:Convert/F
  • Game attendance: 79,471
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
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First quarter

  • NYG – Robbie Gould 22-yard field goal, 2:12. Giants 3–0. Drive: 13 plays, 56 yards, 6:40.

Second quarter

  • NYG – Rashad Jennings 2-yard run (Robbie Gould kick), 9:29. Giants 10–0. Drive: 11 plays, 74 yards, 5:40.

Third quarter

  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 32-yard field goal, 0:25. Giants 10–3. Drive: 5 plays, 33 yards, 2:11.

Fourth quarter

  • WAS – Jordan Reed 1-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Dustin Hopkins kick), 8:13. Tied 10–10. Drive: 11 plays, 76 yards, 5:14.
  • NYG – Robbie Gould 40-yard field goal, 2:12. Giants 13–10. Drive: 8 plays, 58 yards, 3:49.
  • NYG – Trevin Wade 11-yard fumble return (run failed), 0:00. Giants 19–10.

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With their playoff hopes on the line, the Redskins hosted the 10-5 New York Giants. The Redskins were pressured all day and two picks by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie made the Redskins miss out on the playoffs.

This was also the last game seeing Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson in Redskins uniforms.

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