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Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Paul Guenther to become Bengals defensive coordinator

A potential addition to Jay Gruden’s staff instead stays in Cincinnati to replace Mike Zimmer as defensive coordinator.

By Mark Maske  |  01:50 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cincinnati Bengals, coaches, Jay Gruden, Mike Zimmer, Minnesota Vikings, Paul Guenther

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Paul Guenther a candidate for Bengals, Vikings and Redskins staffs

Paul Guenther is a man in demand, as the Vikings, Redskins and Bengals are all interested in the Cincinnati linebackers coach.

By Mark Maske  |  12:45 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cincinnati Bengals, coaches, Jay Gruden, Mike Zimmer, Minnesota Vikings, Paul Guenther

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Guenther’s status uncertain with Zimmer ‘looking good’ to land Vikings job

If Zimmer winds up with the Vikings, that likely would lead to Bengals linebackers coach Paul Guenther replacing him as Cincinnati’s defensive coordinator.

By Mike Jones  |  10:10 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Kotwica, Cincinnati Bengals, coaches, Jay Gruden, Jim Haslett, Mike Zimmer, Minnesota Vikings, Paul Guenther, Raheem Morris

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 01/02/2014

Are the Redskins the best remaining coaching opening?

POLL | There are several reasons prospective coaches might like the Redskins’ opening more than others’.

By Keith McMillan  |  12:09 PM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cleveland Browns, coaches, coaching search 2014, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Opening kick, poll

Posted at 05:05 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Why the fourth-down pass to Santana Moss against the Vikings was a good call

A corner route -- not a fade -- to Santana Moss against this particular goal-line coverage was solid, even though it didn’t work late against the Vikings.

By Mark Bullock  |  05:05 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, offensive philosophy, Redskins vs. Vikings, Santana Moss, The Outsider, Week 10

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 11/11/2013

Reed Doughty takes blame for botched fake punt

‘I shouldn’t have called it,’ safety says.

By Mark Maske  |  12:53 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Niles Paul, Redskins vs. Vikings, Reed Doughty, Sav Rocca, special teams, video, Week 10

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Redskins position-by-position review: How it started well and went wrong vs. the Vikings

A detailed look at what went well on Thursday night, and where Washington gave up the plays to Minnesota that cost them the game.

By Mark Bullock  |  10:19 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cornerbacks, defensive line, inside linenbackers, Offensive line, outside linebackers, Quarterbacks, Redskins vs. Vikings, Running backs, Safeties, The Outsider, tight ends, Week 10, Wide Receivers

Posted at 06:31 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Redskins get signals crossed on fake punt

Sav Rocca says he saw a signal for a fake, causing Redskins’ latest special teams misadventure.

By Mark Maske and Mike Jones  |  06:31 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Niles Paul, Redskins vs. Vikings, Sav Rocca, special teams, Week 10

Posted at 01:23 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Personal fouls set up Vikings for scoring drives

The Redskins commit three costly personal fouls to set up the Vikings in more favorable field position on several scoring drives.

By Mike Jones  |  01:23 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Baker, Darrel Young, penalties, Perry Riley, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 08:47 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Hundreds gather outside Mall of America Field to protest Redskins’ name

Gathering in Minneapolis is larger than similar protests this season in Green Bay and Denver.

By Mark Maske  |  08:47 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins name, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Fred Davis inactive a fifth game this season

Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis once again is on the team’s inactive list, marking the fifth time this season that the former starter will not play.

By Mike Jones  |  07:18 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brandon jenkins, Chris Neild, Chris Thompson, Fred Davis, inactives, jose gumbs, josh leribeus, Redskins vs. Vikings, Rex Grossman, Week 10

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Redskins at Vikings: Live

Join the discussion for tonight’s game between the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings.

By Gene Wang, Cindy Boren and Keith McMillan  |  06:27 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Redskins vs. Vikings: Game day notes and fast facts

The Washington Redskins aim to improve to 4-5 with a win over the Minnesota Vikings at 8:25 p.m. at Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.

By Mike Jones  |  06:08 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 11/07/2013

London Fletcher ranks Adrian Peterson alongside Marshall Faulk, LaDainian Tomlinson

Redskins linebacker says it’s ‘flip a coin’ between those three as the best running back he’s seen during his long NFL career.

By Mark Maske  |  05:35 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Brian Orakpo not worried about modest number of sacks

Outside linebacker has managed only three sacks in first half of Redskins’ season.

By Mark Maske  |  04:57 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Redskins wrap up preparations with a light practice

Jim Haslett says Mike Shanahan did a good job of allowing players to recover from Sunday’s game in preparation for playing again Thursday night.

By Mark Maske  |  04:00 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 11/06/2013

London Fletcher listed as probable on injury report

Linebacker had his knee drained, Coach Mike Shanahan said Monday, when he called Fletcher fine.

By Mark Maske  |  03:11 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, London Fletcher, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Redskins continue to believe goal-line stand could turn around season

‘All of a sudden now everybody is riding with the Redskins again,’ linebacker Brian Orakpo says.

By Mark Maske  |  01:23 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Orakpo, Redskins vs. Chargers, Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Redskins vs. Vikings: Five story lines to follow Thursday night

FIVE STORY LINES | The Redskins didn’t have much time to prep for Thursday night’s game vs. Vikings.

By Mike Jones  |  10:47 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Josh Morgan, Kai Forbath, London Fletcher, Perry Riley, Redskins vs. Vikings, Robert Griffin III, story lines, Week 10

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 11/06/2013

DeAngelo Hall: Familiarity with Ponder, Vikings’ QB instability could help Redskins

The Redskins say of the three quarterbacks the Vikings have started this season, it’s best to be facing Christian Ponder because there’s the most game video on him.

By Mike Jones  |  10:02 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeAngelo Hall, Minnesota Vikings, Redskins vs. Vikings, video, Week 10

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Kai Forbath moves on from Sunday’s blocked kicks

Redskins kicker says it’s not ‘something that I’m worried about that’s gonna continue to happen.’

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kai Forbath, Redskins vs. Vikings, special teams

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Griffin looking to post consecutive good games for first time this season

Coming off his best game of the season, Robert Griffin III will try to carry that success over into Thursday’s game.

By Mike Jones  |  05:13 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Vikings, Robert Griffin III, Week 10

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Leslie Frazier sees Griffin ‘looking more and more like the Robert from a season ago’

Vikings coach says Adrian Peterson ‘really hit his stride’ in November last season in his return from knee injury.

By Mark Maske  |  01:39 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Vikings, Robert Griffin III, Week 10

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 11/04/2013

Little time for Redskins to enjoy win over Chargers

It’s back to work Monday with a Thursday night game at Minnesota looming.

By Mark Maske  |  03:04 PM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins vs. Vikings, Week 10

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 11/01/2013

Who’s second-worst in the NFL?

The Jaguars are without a doubt the worst team in the NFL, but who is second-worst? The answer may not be so obvious.

By Desmond Bieler  |  07:02 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AFC West, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, NFC East, Redskins vs. Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Was Calvin Johnson’s game the best NFL performance of all-time?

Was Calvin Johnson’s 329-yard receiving game the best individual performance in NFL history? If not, what was?

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:02 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Detrot Lions, history, Minnesota Vikings, Opening kick

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 09/27/2013

The NFL in London: Would you watch the Redskins play there?

As the Steelers and Vikings get set to play in London, Des Bieler ponders the future of the NFL in the U.K.

By Des Bieler  |  08:03 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, NFL in London, Pittsburgh Steelers, Week 4

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 06/18/2013

The Other 31: Vikings make bid to give Peterson enough help

Trio of first-round picks make Minnesota a team to watch closely.

By Mark Maske  |  07:02 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Minnesota Vikings, NFC North, The Other 31

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Redskins defense’s goal line stands were the difference in Sunday’s game, Shanahan says

Coaches want LB Lorenzo Alexander more involved in the defense.

By Lenny Bernstein  |  03:41 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mike Shanahan, Pierre Garcon, Redskins-Vikings, Washington Redskins

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Five observations from the Redskins’ victory over the Vikings

The Washington Redskins get a day to savor their dramatic victory.

By Mike Jones  |  11:29 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five observations, Redskins-Vikings

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Five observations from the Redskins' victory over the Vikings

The Washington Redskins get a day to savor their dramatic victory.

By Mike Jones  |  11:29 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five observations, Redskins-Vikings

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/15/2012

So was that Griffin’s best highlight so far or what?

In a short time, Robert Griffin III has won the hearts of Redskins fans. Was Sunday's 76-yard run the best moment yet?

By Keith McMillan  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Opening kick, Redskins vs. Vikings, Redskins-Vikings, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Vikings vs. Redskins

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 10/14/2012

Robert Griffin III to start as expected, Pierre Garcon out with foot injury

But top wide receiver Pierre Garcon will not play

By Mike Jones  |  03:12 PM ET, 10/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins inactives, Redskins-Vikings

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 10/14/2012

Redskins-Vikings game day notes

The Washington Redskins host the Minnesota Vikings this afternoon, aiming to improve to 3-3 on the season and snap an eight-game home losing streak.

By Mike Jones  |  11:22 AM ET, 10/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Game day notes, Redskins-Vikings

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 10/13/2012

Trent Williams looking forward to challenge of slowing Jared Allen

A week after going toe-to-toe with the NFL’s active sacks leader in Atlanta’s John Abraham, Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams braces for another tough task in Minnesota’s Jared Allen.

By Mike Jones  |  02:55 PM ET, 10/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Vikings, Trent Williams

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Redskins-Vikings: Five story lines to follow

The Redskins on Sunday host the 4-1 Minnesota Vikings and will try again to earn their first win at FedEx Field since Week 2 of the 2011 season.

By Mike Jones  |  12:51 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Five storylines, Kai Forbath, Kyle Shanahan, Redskins play calling, Redskins-Vikings, Robert Griffin III concussion

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 10/12/2012

One last look at the Vikings, and your Friday foresight

Ivan Carter watches both the Redskins and Vikings -- on purpose -- and gives us a little insight on Minnesota.

By Keith McMillan  |  08:15 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christian Ponder, Minnesota, Redskins vs. Vikings, RGIII, Robert Griffin III, Vikings, Week 5

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Adrian Peterson returns to FedEx Field 10 months after tearing ACL here

RB has nearly to full strength, long before expected.

By Mike Jones  |  04:25 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adrian Peterson, Redskins-Vikings

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Vikings defensive player to watch: DE Jared Allen

Minnesota's top pass rusher is off to a slow start by his standards.

By Mark Maske  |  02:16 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins-Vikings, Washington Redskins

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 10/10/2012

How do you feel about the Redskins’ FedEx Field blues?

No NFL team has been recently as unsuccessful at home as the Redskins, who host the Vikings on Sunday.

By Keith McMillan  |  07:37 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field, home field advantage, Minnesota Vikings, Opening kick, Vikings vs. Redskins, Week 6