JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Josh Johnson's Madden rating should get a bump after his first NFL start in seven years.
Johnson, who played Madden NFL 19 to learn his new teammates' names, led Washington on two scoring drives in the fourth quarter to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 16-13 on Sunday.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Washington yielded 501 yards and forced Tampa Bay to punt once all day.
Sounds like a blueprint for a lopsided loss, yet there the Redskins were in the visiting locker room Sunday celebrating a 16-3 victory that kept them alone atop the NFC East.
That's what four takeaways, three of them foiling scoring opportunities, will do for a team that struggles to score points.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Kicker Dustin Hopkins has re-signed with the Washington Redskins, and backup offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe was given a second-round tender worth about $2.9 million.
The Redskins announced both moves Monday.
Hopkins has made 73 of 87 field-goal attempts in three seasons, putting him at 83.9 percent, which ranks second in franchise history among kickers with at least 50 tries. His career-long kick is 54 yards.
He's also made 94.9 percent of extra points, going 93 of 98.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Rookie defensive lineman Jonathan Allen isn't returning to the Washington Redskins lineup any time soon, a blow to their revamped defense but one they believe they can survive.
The team put the first-round pick on injured reserve Thursday after he underwent surgery to repair a Lisfranc sprain in his left foot. Coach Jay Gruden said there's "absolutely" a chance Allen can return this season despite the usually long timeframe to get back from this kind of operation.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have put kicker Dustin Hopkins on injured reserve with a strained hip muscle and signed free agent Nick Rose to replace him.
The team announced the moves Wednesday.
Rose's NFL debut will come Monday night in Washington's game at the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles.
He played college football at Texas, finishing his career there in 2015. He made 27 of 38 field goals and 71 of 74 extra points for the Longhorns.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins rookie defensive lineman Jonathan Allen has a Lisfranc sprain in his foot and will miss some time, according to coach Jay Gruden.
Allen could miss three or four weeks, Gruden said while providing injury updates Monday. Gruden said kicker Dustin Hopkins has a hip injury that could also cause him to miss the Redskins' upcoming game at the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles and that they'll work out some free agent kickers this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden defended some of the decisions that left him open to second guessing in his team's loss to the NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys.
One by one during a conference call with reporters on Friday, Gruden went over some of the key moments of a 31-26 road defeat, ending a two-game winning streak for the Redskins (6-4-1).
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So now it's a dirty dozen.
A record 12th failed extra-point attempt Sunday came at night, when Washington Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins put one off the right upright in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers.
There had never before been more than 10 blown PATs in a single NFL week during the Super Bowl era until this one day of pulls, hooks and blocks.
Nobody wants to see the outcome of an NFL game determined by a kicker.
The "real" football players fight for 60 minutes, only to have the smallest guy on the field decide the winner. But it happens every week and often doesn't end well.
Midway through this season, seven teams have failed to win games because a kicker missed a field goal in the final 30 seconds or in overtime. Kickers also have missed 30 extra points.
LONDON (AP) — The Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals played to a 27-27 draw Sunday in London as the NFL got its second tied game in a season for the first time since 1997.
The sold-out crowd of 84,488 at Wembley Stadium left deflated and even puzzled as the regulation-time shootout between Kirk Cousins and Andy Dalton turned into an overtime comedy of errors.
LONDON (AP) — The Bengals and Redskins both leave London feeling like losers after a strange shootout of a tie that satisfies nobody.
Washington (4-3-1) needed to gain ground vs. Dallas and Philadelphia above it in the competitive NFC East, while Cincinnati (3-4-1) simply hoped to get back to .500 in the weaker AFC North. Instead, both head into their bye weeks with that unlikely No. 1 tacked on to their records like an irritating footnote.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State sputtered offensively through the first half and lost another quarterback to injury in the second.
Good thing the Sun Devils have the most prolific kicker in college football history.
Zane Gonzalez kicked three field goals to become the NCAA's all-time leader and Arizona State grinded out a 23-20 victory over UCLA Saturday night despite losing back-up quarterback Brady White to a right leg injury.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — All the Washington Redskins needed to avoid a dreaded 0-3 start was a couple of fourth-quarter interceptions by backups and five field goals from a guy who had never made that many in a game.
Dustin Hopkins kicked a 37-yard field goal with 1:51 to play and the defending NFC East champion Redskins got a much-needed 29-27 win over the penalty- and error-prone New York Giants (2-1) on Sunday.
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