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Eagles top Redskins in feisty affair

After ejections, a long DeSean Jackson touchdown and 427 Kirk Cousins passing yards, Washington falls short, 37-34.

Redskins go down fighting

Last season’s 3-13 record was so demoralizing that a loss where first-year Coach Jay Gruden’s team shows some grit is encouraging.

Hall may have torn Achilles’

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall said the Redskins’ medical staff believes he tore his left Achilles’ tendon early in the second quarter.

Strasburg shuts down Miami

Nats trim magic number to clinch home-field advantage in the NL playoffs to four.

Washington Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg checks Miami Marlins runner Donovan Solano at first during the first inning of a baseball game in Miami, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Strasburg evolves into Nats’ ace

The Nationals aren’t about to announce their playoff rotation, but Stephen Strasburg has made clear who will pitch Game 1.

Postgame: After intense practices, Caps outlast Buffalo in preseason opener

Postgame: After intense practices, Caps outlast Buffalo in preseason opener

Prospect Andre Burakovsky’s goal provided the difference, plus notes on Alex Ovechkin, a two-man shutout and more.

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Redskins go down fighting

Redskins go down fighting

Last season’s 3-13 record was so demoralizing that a loss where first-year Coach Jay Gruden’s team shows some grit is encouraging.

Injuries mount for Redskins vs. Eagles

Injuries mount for Redskins vs. Eagles

It wasn’t quite the Body Bag Game of 1990, but the injuries mounted Sunday and Redskins emerged with uncertainty looming over a number of players.

Griffin supports teammates

Griffin supports teammates

Robert Griffin III did not travel with his teammates to their game at Lincoln Financial Field, but he offered his support via Twitter both before and after the Redskins 37-34 loss to the Eagles.

Seahawks-Broncos thriller suggests more greatness to come

Seahawks-Broncos thriller suggests more greatness to come

Sunday’s Super Bowl rematch showcased both teams’ top-tier talent.

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Offense offers plenty of positives

Offense offers plenty of positives

THE TAKEAWAY | Kirk Cousins shows he is up to the task of leading Jay Gruden’s offense. Special teams continue to be anything but.

Caps top Sabres

Caps top Sabres

Newfound depth on defense leaves many regulars from last season with no playing time in preseason opener.

Redskins NT Chris Baker defends brawl-triggering hit on Eagles QB

Redskins NT Chris Baker defends brawl-triggering hit on Eagles QB

After being ejected for leveling Eagles QB Nick Foles with a pulverizing block, Redskins NT Chris Baker defends his actions in Washington’s 37-34 loss.

The Wrap: Great start for Cousins ends in defeat

Gene Wang and Scott Allen break down what held the Redskins back in the loss to the Eagles.

Ravens rally past Browns, 23-21, on Tucker’s last-second FG

Ravens rally past Browns, 23-21, on Tucker’s last-second FG

Baltimore improves to 2-1 with Tucker’s game-winning field goal as time expired.

Orioles rest key players, drop home finale to Red Sox, 3-2

Orioles rest key players, drop home finale to Red Sox, 3-2

Locked into the postseason and heading on a seven-game road trip, the Orioles chose rest over a slugfest with the Boston Red Sox.

Advance scouting for the postseason

Advance scouting for the postseason

The group effort to gather information on the Nationals’ potential opponents started in mid-September.

Are Redskins fans already bailing on RGIII? Postgame tweets say ‘yes’

Are Redskins fans already bailing on RGIII? Postgame tweets say ‘yes’

Not that anyone is overreacting or anything, but fans are gonna be Cousining soon.

Strasburg evolves into Nats’ ace

Strasburg evolves into Nats’ ace

The Nationals aren’t about to announce their playoff rotation, but Stephen Strasburg has made clear who will pitch Game 1.

Hall may have torn Achilles’

Hall may have torn Achilles’

Cornerback DeAngelo Hall said the Redskins’ medical staff believes he tore his left Achilles’ tendon early in the second quarter.

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The Wrap: Great start for Cousins

The Wrap: Great start for Cousins

Kirk Cousins had a great opening half against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, but botched a few key passes late in the game. The Washington Post's Gene Wang and Scott Allen break down what held the Redskins back.

Red Sox beat Orioles, 3-2

Red Sox beat Orioles, 3-2

The Baltimore Orioles wrapped up their regular-season home schedule with a defeat, one that was much easier to take because of the circumstances surrounding it.

Gruden encouraged, but still disappointed, by loss.

Gruden encouraged, but still disappointed, by loss.

Postgame quotes from the Redskins coach after the 37-34 loss in Philadelphia.

Except for the loss, DeSean Jackson’s return to Philadelphia was a dancing, taunting success

Except for the loss, DeSean Jackson’s return to Philadelphia was a dancing, taunting success

In a game he had circled on his calendar, Jackson had a big day against his former team.

Maryland DE Quinton Jefferson out for season with knee injury

Maryland DE Quinton Jefferson out for season with knee injury

Jefferson to have surgery Friday, while outside linebacker Cavon Walker also lost for season with foot injury.

Best and worst from Redskins-Eagles

Best and worst from Redskins-Eagles

The highs and lows from Washington’s 37-34 loss in Philadelphia.

Can Giants contend in NFC East?

Can Giants contend in NFC East?

Beating the Texans was nice, but Giants will need more to challenge Eagles for divisional supremacy.

It will take more than Blake Bortles to salvage the Jaguars’ season

It will take more than Blake Bortles to salvage the Jaguars’ season

Jacksonville is 0-3 and it has been outscored 44-119 this year.

Heisman Watch: Amari Cooper in the mix

Heisman Watch: Amari Cooper in the mix

The outstanding Alabama receiver reminds us of our excruciating cultural bias against receivers.

Vikings’ offense will be much better with Teddy Bridgewater

Vikings’ offense will be much better with Teddy Bridgewater

Bridgewater’s college game translates well to the NFL level.

Eagles top Redskins in feisty affair

Eagles top Redskins in feisty affair

After ejections, a long DeSean Jackson touchdown and 427 Kirk Cousins passing yards, Washington falls short, 37-34.

Report: Refs say Kaepernick used racial slur

Report: Refs say Kaepernick used racial slur

49ers QB had denied that and is appealing his fine.

Pregame notes for Caps’ preseason opener

Pregame notes for Caps’ preseason opener

Coach Barry Trotz will start Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom on the top line, but that might look totally different by the third period.

Strasburg shuts down Miami

Strasburg shuts down Miami

Nats trim magic number to clinch home-field advantage in the NL playoffs to four.

U.S. soccer players abroad, weekend roundup

U.S. soccer players abroad, weekend roundup

Brad Guzan, Tim Howard, Jozy Altidore, Fabian Johnson, Mix Diskerud and the other national team members were in action.

Comedy Central skewers Redskins name controversy with South Park commercial

Comedy Central skewers Redskins name controversy with South Park commercial

“Dan Snyder” demands that Cartman stop referring to his company as “The Washington Redskins.“

Peterson in denial about future with Vikings

Peterson in denial about future with Vikings

A lengthy suspension is also a possibility.

Photos

Redskins vs. Eagles

Redskins vs. Eagles

With Cousins at the helm, the Redskins seek to ride on last week’s momentum for a win against the Philadelphia Eagles in the third game of the season.

Column

Gotta root for the Royals

Gotta root for the Royals

COUCH SLOUCH | The poor fans in Kansas City have endured a generation of disappointment.

Mark Wahlberg left Robert Kraft hanging in the high-five department

Mark Wahlberg left Robert Kraft hanging in the high-five department

This will probably make Tom Brady feel better.

Despite halftime lead, turnovers continue to plague the Giants

Despite halftime lead, turnovers continue to plague the Giants

Since the start of the 2013 season, New York has seen 5 percent of their 120 red-zone plays end on a turnover - the most in the NFL over that time span.

MSU’s Dillon Day stomped on two LSU players

MSU’s Dillon Day stomped on two LSU players

There was no flag on the Davon Godchaux play.

Discussion

Fantasy Football: Last minute lineup, injury tips (Sept. 21)

Gene Wang and Neil Greenberg provide late-breaking updates and advice for fantasy football domination.

Aaron Barrett making a case for postseason bullpen spot

Aaron Barrett making a case for postseason bullpen spot

Since his return from Class AAA Syracuse, the rookie right-hander hasn’t allowed an earned run in eight outings.

Ray Rice appeal of indefinite suspension will argue punishment was based on an edited tape

Ray Rice appeal of indefinite suspension will argue punishment was based on an edited tape

At issue is recording of moment when he knocked out his then-fiancee.

Discuss Nats vs. Marlins

Discuss Nats vs. Marlins

The Nationals try to extend their lead over the Dodgers for NL’s best record behind Stephen Strasburg.

No timetable for Orlov

No timetable for Orlov

“I feel good,” says Dimitry Orlov, as Capitals prepare for today’s preseason game against Buffalo.

Terry Bradshaw misses Fox pregame show after death of son-in-law Rob Bironas

Terry Bradshaw misses Fox pregame show after death of son-in-law Rob Bironas

Hall of Famer flew to Nashville to be with his daughter, Rachel.

Jackson active for Philly homecoming

Jackson active for Philly homecoming

Despite sprained left shoulder, Redskins WR DeSean Jackson eligible to play in Sunday’s NFC East opener at Eagles; Griffin, Moss among inactives.

Eagles fans welcome DeSean Jackson in true Philadelphia style

To the question, ‘How will Eagles fans welcome back DeSean Jackson?’ I answer ‘Philadelphia.’

Redskins at Eagles discussion thread

Redskins at Eagles discussion thread

From Kirk Cousins to DeSean Jackson to Brandon Meriweather, the Redskins’ NFC East opener looks intriguing. Here’s your spot to chat about it all.

Nats-Marlins lineups

Nats-Marlins lineups

The Nationals gave several regulars days off in the finale of their 11-game road trip.