It’s wild-card weekend. Perhaps the 2015 playoffs will provide games that can be added to lists of the greatest ever. Before the ball is kicked off at 4:35 p.m. Saturday in Houston, let’s take a look at the greatest wild-card games in NFL history up to this point. Comebacks, lead changes and plays so memorable […]
There’s no greater stage in the NFL than the postseason, where the lights shine bright and every play can be the difference between advancing and going home. Here are eight rookies with an opportunity to solidify themselves as emerging stars in the playoffs: WR Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks Lockett finished third in the NFL in […]
“Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen rescued the salary cap from disorder. McCloughan seeded the team with a nucleus of developing talent already contributing to the team.
“Doggonit if the Redskins aren’t operating like a real NFL club with genuine football intelligence.”
~ Hog Heaven, from here.
The Washington Redskins already had their first NFC East division title wrapped up when heading into Week 17, but even with not much to play for, they remained sharp against the Dallas Cowboys winning 34-23 on the road. Quarterback Kirk Cousins remained hot, completing 12-of-15 passes with three touchdowns and no interceptions. In Cousins’ last […]
The Washington Redskins are set to host the Green Bay Packers in Sunday’s Wild Card game at FedEx Field, and the team came up with a smart idea to pump up its fans before the playoff matchup. While some NFL fans may already be sick of hearing “You like that?!” on loop over and over, Redskins fans can’t […]
According to a pair of reports, Johnny Manziel and Robert Griffin III—two Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks from schools in Texas—desire to return home and play for the Dallas Cowboys. Over a series of Tweets this past Sunday, Peter King of MMQB
The winners of playoff games in the NFL are often times determined by the team with the best quarterback, or the team with the quarterback playing the best down the stretch. No position impacts the game more, especially when talent level is mostly even among the league’s 12 playoff participants. Here is a look at the […]
It’s a new year, which means it’s time for weeks and weeks of 2015 entertainment awards shows. The NFL holds its own NFL Honors ceremony the night before the Super Bowl, and here are the players who should be taking home the hardware. MVP: Cam Newton Cam Newton is like a sleek sports car that seats […]
The 2015 NFL playoffs begin this week, with a pair of Wild Card Round matchups in both the NFC and AFC kicking off the action. Here are 10 players that could make-or-break this year’s postseason: QB AJ McCarron, Cincinnati Bengals Barring a miraculous recovery from Andy Dalton (broken thumb), McCarron will start Cincinnati’s first round […]
Click the links to see Redskins linemen Morgan Moses, Ty Nsekhe and Brandon Scherff in action. h/t to Emmanual Benton for the cut-ups. Image credit: Redskins.com
The Redskins announced that S Kyshoen Jarrett is OUT for the Packers playoff game. That comes as bad news to fans…about a player most never heard of, really. Jarrett and CB Dashaun Phillips left the Cowboys game after both collided with RB Darren McFadden. Their head-to-head blows knocked them out of the game with deep […]
With the NFC playoff field set, here is a look at the biggest hurdle for all six teams on the road to the Super Bowl: 1. Carolina Panthers: Secondary Depth The Panthers are beat up in the secondary, with Charles Tillman dealing with a partially torn ACL and Bene Benwikere out for the season with […]
With the NFL’s postseason field set, here’s a look at how all 12 teams fared against playoff competition this season: AFC 1. Denver Broncos (5-2) The Broncos beat three of the five other AFC playoff teams, while also notching wins against the Packers and Vikings from the NFC field. Among postseason participants, only the Chiefs […]
The Panthers, Cardinals, Broncos and Patriots secured the coveted first-round byes in the 2015 NFL playoffs. Those teams have to win two games to get to the Super Bowl, the other eight playoff teams have to win three. Theoretically, the top two seeds in each conference will have the easiest path to Super Bowl 50. […]
For 20 NFL teams, the 2015 season is over. But for the lucky 12 postseason participants, the beat marches on for at least one more game. Eight of the 12 clubs will start preparing to play during the NFL’s Wild Card round next weekend. Here is a brief rundown that ranks the best matchups in the […]
If Tony Romo misses extended time with an injury again next year, these two Cowboys fans have made it clear who they want to step in at quarterback. We were not expecting to see RGIII COWBOYS jerseys today in Dallas. (via
Two of the Top 5 (most read) stories on Redskins Hog Heaven were written by Native American fans in defense of the team name. No. 1 – The Letter from a Navajo Redskins fan The Washington Post does not want you to read. Redskins Hog Heaven published a letter by Mark Yellowhorse Beaseley that The […]
There still is one playoff spot up for grabs and a few seeding positions to sort out in Week 17 of the NFL season. There’s a good chance that an upset in one of those games will affect the playoff brackets. These are the Sports Book Review consensus point spreads as of Wednesday night. Steelers […]
After all of the quarterback turmoil the Washington Redskins have gone through over the years, it seems that the organization has finally found their guy in Kirk Cousins, who put in another terrific performance as Washington clinched the NFC East division title with their Saturday night win over the Philadelphia Eagles on the road. Cousins […]
My pappy said, “Never miss an opportunity to troll ‘Johnny Manziel’ and ‘Robert Griffin III’ in the same headline.” Potboiler Mike Florio is boiling the pot that Johnny Football is conniving to be bounced from Cleveland to land in Dallas. Dallas is where a lot of Redskins fans hope RGIII lands if the Redskins release […]
“Whatever the specifics of how he handles it are, Gruden did make clear the priorities that will guide him in making his Week 17 strategy. Beating the Cowboys is secondary.
“‘We have to make sure, number one we check the health of our football team and we’ll go from there,’ he said.”
~ Rich Tandler, How Gruden may handle the starter dilemma vs. Dallas.
Week 16 of the 2015 NFL season saw the New York Jets dispatch a rival foe, the Atlanta Falcons give a perfect team the taste of defeat and the NFC East crown a champion. The week also gave us another chapter in the Green Bay Packers’ tailspin, a blown opportunity in Baltimore and meltdowns in both […]
Washington’s win over the Philadelphia Eagles, was not simply a win that clinched a playoff berth. It had notable milestones: The victory was the Redskins’ 600th in team history, including postseason play. Washington is the fifth NFL franchise to reach the 600-win mark (Bears, Packers, Giants and Steelers). The Redskins clinched their 15th division title […]
A Letter Sent to the Washington Post’s Editorial Board December 24, 2015 As the NFL’s Redskins and your editorial board close out 2015, a comparative analysis between the two organizations seemed overdue. While your board “scored points” in articulating the Supreme Court’s due process and equal protection logic in forcing states accept a wider definition […]