Monday, January 3, 2011;
Redskins in '11: 4 playoff opponents
As the NFL's regular season came to a conclusion with Sunday night's St. Louis-Seattle game, the Redskins' schedule of opponents is finalized. It includes five games against four teams headed to the playoffs - two against Philadelphia, home games against New England and the New York Jets, and a road games against Seattle.
Dates will be announced in the spring.
New England (14-2)
New York Jets (11-5)
New York Giants (10-6)
San Francisco (6-10)
New York Giants (10-6)
St. Louis (7-9)Cooley surgery
Tight end Chris Cooley said after Sunday's game that he is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery Monday.
Cooley had five receptions for 53 yards in Washington's 17-14 loss to the New York Giants at FedEx Field. He finished the season with 77 catches for 849 yards (an 11.0-yard average) and three touchdowns.
The seven-year veteran finished six catches short of his single-season best, set during the 2008 season. Cooley matched his career-high in yardage, also established in '08.Hall is hungry
Cornerback DeAngelo Hall is the Redskins' lone representative in the Pro Bowl. But after another performance in which he gave up a key play - the 92-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Mario Manningham that essentially decided Sunday's 17-14 loss to the New York Giants - Hall was taking a hard look at his own performance in 2010.
"One thing I don't do in the past is get beat for touchdowns," Hall said. "I made a lot of plays this season but I got beat more than I've ever got beat in my career combined. I just think the Philly game, the Colts game, this game. Gosh, was it another one? Tampa, the deep ball."
Hall finished the season with a career-high six interceptions, four of them in one game - Oct. 24, when he tied an NFL record against Chicago. But Hall said the plays he didn't make have him focused on improving in 2011.
He was asked Sunday whether he deserved to go to the Pro Bowl. His response? "Probably not."
"That's a popularity contest," Hall said. "There's been times that I've felt like I should've went, didn't go. Times I don't feel like I should go, that I go. I'm definitely happy to go, but at the same time, I left a lot of picks out there, left a lot of plays that I'm going to damn sure make next season out there. I'm going into this offseason hungry. This Pro Bowl, I'm happy. It's cool. It don't mean too much in the grand scheme of things. I still got a long way to go."
- Barry Svrluga and Jason Reid