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11 Aug 2018 at 14:11
ASHBURN, Va. -- Last year, the NFC East was a debacle, with the division-winning Washington Redskins taking the lone playoff spot at 9-7.This year, it is been the best division in football so far.Every team has at least two wins, and the Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys are a combined 10-4.The first real division showdown of the season comes Sunday at FedEx Field where the Eagles (3-1) face the Redskins (3-2). The winner would find itself in first place or tied for first if Dallas (4-1) loses on the road to the Green Bay Packers.Last year, Washington swept Philadelphia, clinching the NFC East in the next-to-last week on the road at Lincoln Financial Field. However, the Redskins will see a far more cohesive Eagles team this time around, with rookie quarterback Carson Wentz and new coach Doug Pederson leading Philadelphia.The Redskins ideal scenario on defense would be bringing pressure from all over to force Wentz into youthful mistakes. However, is proving to be a good athlete capable of making plays on the move. Wentz has completed 67.4 percent of his passes.Washington, meanwhile, has struggled to generate consistent pressure through its first five games. Even so, the Redskins cant treat Wentz like an average rookie. He is making opponents who do so pay for it, and he has thrown just one interception in 135 pass attempts. He has seven touchdown passes.When teams blitz, it takes everybody, Wentz said. It takes the O-line picking up guys, getting their jobs done and then receivers winning. It takes receivers, tight ends, running backs. It takes them winning and getting open early. I think weve done a really good job of that. Were all playing on the same page, playing fast.Wentz will be without left tackle Lane Johnson, who had a 10-game suspension by the NFL upheld this week. He begins serving it and wont play. That leaves Wentzs blindside in the hands of a fellow rookie Halapoulivaati Vaitai, who played college football at Texas Christian.The Redskins likely will try to take advantage of Vaitai. They have rotated pass rushers Ryan Kerrigan, Preston Smith and Trent Murphy at outside linebacker all season, and so far Murphy has produced the most.Murphy, who gained 30 pounds at the teams request to move to defensive end, had to move back to outside linebacker in training camp after a season-ending injury to pass-rush specialist Junior Galette. Murphy has been dynamite with a team-best 4.5 sacks in his third season. He only had six total in his first two years in the NFL.Kerrigan has 2.5 sacks and is dealing with groin and elbow injuries. Smith has been a disappointment after an eight-sack rookie season. He has yet to record one sack in 2016.Better tackling helped fuel Washingtons win against the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday. That had better continue against an Eagles team that has players such as running back Darren Sproles who can punish teams for missing.Compared to the Cleveland game, I thought it was a major improvement, thats for sure, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said of his linebackers and safeties bringing Ravens players to the ground quickly and consistently. I think they took it all upon themselves to make sure they were more sound in their fundamentals as far as tackling is concerned. I got tired of hearing about it.Washington could be without star tight end Jordan Reed, who has a suspected concussion. That would be a major loss. Reed had two touchdowns in the division-clinching win Dec. 26 in Philadelphia.The Redskins need to get the ball to wide receiver DeSean Jackson, either way. He had just four catches the past two weeks. It doesnt hurt that Jackson often torches for former team. In three games against the Eagles since leaving Philadelphia after the 2013 season, Jackson has 13 catches for 283 yards and a touchdown. However, the animosity he held for former Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly, who cut him unceremoniously, is gone now.Doug Pederson is actually a good friend of mine, Jackson said. We got a good relationship when he was in Philly coaching, so I dont have no bad taste in my mouth versus him. Well just play, and hopefully well get this win. Cheap Air Max 2018 Sale. He said Tuesday thats a big reason why he is now the new coach of the Tennessee Titans. Whisenhunt said he hit it off quickly with Ruston Webster when interviewing for the job Friday night. Grey Air Max 2018. 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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Trevor Siemian got the day off but only as a precaution.Rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch ran the Denver Broncos offense at practice Wednesday with Austin Davis also getting some work in while Siemian watched from the sideline and gave his bruised left shoulder another day to heal.With what we did today, I think the other guy needed all of the reps, coach Gary Kubiak said. Trevor didnt need those reps.Siemian said he hopes to practice Thursday and certainly plans to be under center Sunday when the Broncos (4-0) host the Atlanta Falcons (3-1).Ill see how I feel in the morning, he said.Kubiak is prepared to give Lynch his first NFL start if he has to, although hes said he would be OK with giving Siemian the nod even if he isnt able to practice during the week.Id take it all the way to game day. I trust Trevor, Kubiak said. He knows exactly what were doing and hes very bright. Hes on top of everything today. Hes a part of the walk-throughs and everything that were doing so hes on top of everything. Well just see where hes at physically.Lynch was impressive in relief Sunday, throwing for 170 yards and a touchdown in sealing Denvers 27-7 win at Tampa after Siemian got hurt.Siemian, the 250th overall draft pick in 2015, has outdueled top overall picks Cam Newton, Andrew Luck and Jameis Winston along with Andy Dalton, a second-round pick, in his first month as Peyton Mannings successor .Siemian said hes seen the hit he got hurt on just before halftime but doesnt begrudge Buccaneers defensive tackle Clinton McDonald for flinging him to the turf.Hes bringing me to the ground and I just fell funny, Siemian said.Siemian said he figures hell have to work through both the pain and the physical limitations whenever he does return to the field.I feel better than I was yesterday, so I havent tried to do too much, Siemian said.Kubiak held a three-way QB competition this offseason but Siemian and veteran Mark Sanchez quickly separated themselves from Lynch, who slowly adjusted from the spread style he ran at Memphis to Kubiaks West Coast offense with is thick playbook that Lynch compared to a phone book.Hes much improved as far just handling himself, handling the huddle and those types of things, Kubiak said.dddddddddddd His confidence throwing the ball and stuff, hes always had that. Just handling all of the aspects walking in here today, getting a game plan thats different than the one he had last week. He adjusts a little quicker so I think hes just more confident in his ability each week to refocus, start over and get ready to play.Lynch said he figured hed get his shot to run the offense Wednesday.It feels good to get more reps, Lynch said. Im just doing the best that I can in case I do play on Sunday.Kubiak insisted he was preparing one game plan for whichever QB starts.You dont tweak game plans, he said. You plan to play.Running back C.J. Anderson said Lynchs growth over the last few weeks means coaches dont have to dial it down for him.You can just tell the preparation from OTAs and from training camp all the way to now that it gives us the opportunity to not go and be conservative, to go run our offense the way we want to run it, Anderson said. Thats probably the biggest area hes improved in. As far as all the intangibles, the arm strength and getting out of trouble with his feet, hes been born with those. His preparation and understanding the offense better you can actually see that.The Broncos dealt with musical chairs at quarterback on their way to winning Super Bowl 50, so this is nothing new.Were confident with anybody we got back there, Anderson said.The Broncos have won an NFL-best nine consecutive games and theyve done it while playing four QBs: Manning, Brock Osweiler, Siemian and Lynch.A great defense always helps, Anderson said, and then the 10 guys on offense doing their job to make the quarterbacks job easier. People say its a quarterback-driven league, and all our quarterbacks have played well with their opportunity. If we continue to do our job the way we know we can do it, it makes their job that much easier.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: twitter.com/arniestapleton Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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