Redskins Gameday: Washington can’t enclose Chiefs late as Redskins tumble 29-20


Josh Norman (24) and linebacker Zach Brown (53) tackle Kansas City Chiefs far-reaching receiver Chris Conley. Norman was harmed on a play and left a game. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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The Redskins entered a track that had treated them terribly and Monday was simply some-more of a same. Despite a clever bid opposite a NFL’s sole remaining undefeated team, Washington couldn’t lift of a upset.

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Game analysis

Washington was looking to build off a considerable win over a Oakland Raiders and join a Philadelphia Eagles atop a NFC East. Instead it fell usually brief of an dissapoint over a NFL’s final dominant team. Below you’ll find a relapse of a game’s biggest moments from The Washington Post’s Redskins reporters on a belligerent in Arrowhead.

On to a bye week

The Washington Redskins came close, though not tighten adequate and fell 29-20 to a Chiefs to dump to 2-2 entering their bye week.

Positives: a quarrel that Jay Gruden’s group continued to arrangement down to a wire. The negatives: 5 defensive penalties in a second half to ceaselessly give a Chiefs life.

The skip of fortify valid crippling for Washington as a Chiefs dominated time of possession in a second half.

Washington exits Arrowhead Stadium with a prolonged list of injuries, so a bye week comes during a ideal time. Josh Norman, Quinton Dunbar, Deshazor Everett, Montae Nicholson arrange among a banged-up players. — Mike Jones

Last try falls short, fail turns into Chiefs TD | Chiefs 29, Redskins 20

A recklessness pretence play resulted in a fail that a Chiefs returned for a touchdown, accounting for a final margin.

Chiefs lift forward | Chiefs 23, Redskins 20

Harrison Butker strike a 43-yard domain idea to give a Chiefs a 23-20 dilemma with 4 second remaining in a game.

More injuries as Chiefs expostulate into domain idea range

Kansas City has marched right behind down a domain following a game-tying domain idea from Washington. The Chiefs have a round on a Redskins 24-yard line with 27 seconds remaining. Meanwhile, Washington’s damage woes continued this drive.

Redskins tie it during 20 with underneath a notation to play | Redskins 20, Chiefs 20

After back-to-back red section stands by a invulnerability that reason a Chiefs to a span of domain goals instead of touchdowns, Washington’s offense responded with a 10-play, 53-yard scoring expostulate to tie a diversion during 20-20 with 47 seconds left.

What valid many conspicuous about that scoring expostulate was that Kirk Cousins carried a offense, though with his legs and not his arm. With defenders blanketing receivers, Cousins scrambled for gains of 10, 15 and 8 yards while relocating his group downfield and into scoring position.

The quarterback has talked about wanting to use his legs some-more to assistance a offense and keep defenses off-balance, and he did.

The Redskins roughly had a intensity game-winning play. Cousins, from 22 yards out, went for Josh Doctson in a behind of a finish zone. The receiver done a leaping squeeze though couldn’t hang on as he crashed to a ground. Dustin Hopkins knocked down a domain idea on a subsequent play.

Chiefs retake a lead | Chiefs 20, Redskins 17

The Redskins’ invulnerability again found itself on a domain for a prolonged volume of time. But they managed to bend down in a red section again and reason a Chiefs to a domain goal. They do, however, track 20-17 after that 14-play, 66-yard, 8-minute-10-second drive.

Another defensive chastisement gave Kansas City another chance. On third-and-four from a Washington 34, Quinton Dunbar pennyless adult a pass on a right side of a field. But Bashaud Breeland was flagged for illicit use of hands to a face on a other side of a field. That gave a invulnerability a fifth chastisement of a second half, and Kansas City a initial down. Fortunately for a Redskins, they managed to overcome a penalty. But now a offense needs a time-consuming touchdown drive. — Mike Jones

Focus spiteful Redskins on a road

When you’re personification on a road, as a Redskins are tonight, we have such a tiny domain for error. But Washington’s players have not done a good pursuit of avoiding dear errors. After a invulnerability reason Kansas City to a game-tying domain goal, a offense showed life when Josh Doctson done a diving locate for a 20-yard gain. Two plays later, Samaje Perine killed all movement when he couldn’t secure a elementary representation to a left. He had room, with blockers out in front of him, though still juggled a round mixed times, and afterwards it bounced out of bounds, assisting Washington equivocate a turnover. But Kirk Cousins overthrew Ryan Grant on a subsequent play, and Washington had to punt.

That fail of Perine’s along with a 6 called penalties on a invulnerability (four were accepted) will dawn large. Good teams play with fortify and courtesy to detail, though Washington has run brief on both tonight. — Mike Jones

Dunbar hurt, Nicholson hurt, everybody’s hurt

Josh Norman’s deputy during dilemma left a diversion quickly as well. Fabian Moreau has came on to reinstate him.

Then a rubbing continued as linebacker Zach Brown and reserve Montae Nicholson also came adult harm as a Chiefs continued their expostulate in a fourth quarter. Brown returned to play.

Chiefs tie it adult on domain idea | Redskins 17, Chiefs 17

Just before a finish of a third quarter, Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker capped off a 13-play, 68-yard expostulate with a 26-yard domain idea to tangle a measure during 17.

The Chiefs tied a diversion during 17-17 with a second left in a third quarter, though that red section mount by a Redskins seems key. Kansas City had converted 7 true third downs for initial downs until Quinton Dunbar ran Charcandrick West out of finish 3 yards bashful of a first-down marker. By tying a Chiefs to a domain goal, Washington now is tied instead of trailing. Now a invulnerability can regroup on a sideline, and wish that a offense can reason a round for an extended apportionment of time to give defenders a breather. — Mike Jones

Redskins answer in a precipitate | Redskins 17, Chiefs 14

The invulnerability might have stumbled behind onto a domain to start a second half, though Washington’s offense regained it’s rhythm, responding with a three-play, 75-yard scoring expostulate capped by a three-yard Kirk Cousins-to-Ryan Grant touchdown pass to put a group adult 17-14. Cousins strike parsimonious finish Vernon Davis down a core of a domain for a 69-yard benefit that saw Davis weaving by trade and into scoring range. A three-yard Perine run followed, afterwards a strike to Grant on a channel route.

What stands out about that play is a engorgement of weapons that Washington has during a disposal. Sure, we know there’s Jordan Reed and Jamison Crowder (although Crowder doesn’t have a aim this game), and Terrelle Pryor and Josh Doctson are starting to emerge. And there’s Chris Thompson out of a backfield. But Davis and Grant can’t go ignored given both can harm a invulnerability as well. — Mike Jones

Defense slips to start second half

Washington’s invulnerability came out of a locker room looking totally out of sorts. They committed 3 penalties (a equine collar tackle by Bashaud Breeland, roughing a passer on Junior Galette and a neutral section infringement by Preston Smith) and gave adult cube gains while vouchsafing a Chiefs impetus 79 yards on 10 plays to measure on a Alex Smith 1-yard keeper. After holding a Chiefs to usually 3 third-down conversions for initial downs in a initial half, Washington authorised Kansas City to go 2-for-2 on third downs. The Chiefs took their initial lead of a diversion 14-10 with a Smith run. — Mike Jones

Another pivotal third-down chastisement helps Chiefs take a lead | Chiefs 14, Redskins 10

Preston Smith lined adult in a neutral zone, negating a third-down stop by a Redskins invulnerability and giving a Chiefs another shot from a one-yard line. Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith calculated a handoff afterwards took a round into a finish section himself to give Kansas City it’s initial lead of a game.

Report: Josh Norman potentially out mixed weeks

Cornerback Josh Norman has been ruled out for a residue of a diversion with a rib injury, and manager Jay Gruden told ESPN’s Lisa Salters that Norman will expected skip several weeks with a injury. Meanwhile, regulating behind Rob Kelley has been downgraded to puzzled with a ankle damage that forced him out of a second quarter. Quinton Dunbar is personification in place of Norman and Samaje Perine in place of Kelley.

Halftime analysis: About that late-second entertain fizzle

Washington’s invulnerability finally had a dear relapse and it gave a Chiefs life and eventually a touchdown. On third-and-8 from a Kansas City 41, Preston Smith jumped offsides, creation it third-and-3. The Chiefs capitalized with a nine-yard pass play. Three plays later, Travis Kelce scored on a 17-yard pass from Alex Smith.

Until a first-down pickup on that third-and-3 play, a Chiefs were 1-for-4 on third downs.

Washington’s offense has mislaid it’s effectiveness. Rob Kelley has an ankle damage and hasn’t played given a initial quarter. Meanwhile, Kirk Cousins seems to have mislaid his touch, blank open receivers. So after a 51-second possession, a Redskins punted. The Chiefs changed into domain idea operation after several defensive breakdowns (Martrell Spaight reason adult instead of rebellious Alex Smith along a sideline and a soothing cover 2 enabled a execution that changed a round into domain idea range). But Kansas City missed a 46-yard domain idea to tie a diversion with 6 seconds left in a quarter, and Washington stays adult 10-7 during halftime.

Bright spots from a initial half: The pass rush. The Redskins are again removing home essentially with four-man rushes. They did send a dilemma shell once, and Spaight as a fifth rusher on another play. The play-calling and execution on a initial dual descent security was really effective as a Redskins outgained a chiefs 120-36 in a initial half, averaging 3.7 yards per rushing try and 15.8 yards per pass attempt.

The blemishes: Second-quarter play on both sides of a ball. Washington managed usually 59 yards and went 1-for-4 on third down.

Meanwhile, a Redskins gave adult 164 yards of offense to Kansas City, and enabled them to modify dual of 3 third downs for initial downs.

Chiefs skip domain idea to finish half | Redskins 10, Chiefs 7

Kansas City took 7 plays to expostulate into domain idea operation during a Redskins’ 28, though couldn’t capitalize, with rookie kicker Harrison Butker pulling his initial NFL domain idea try far-reaching left.

Travis Kelce puts Chiefs on a house | Redskins 10, Chiefs 7

Just when a Redskins seemed like they could keep a Chiefs contained for a initial half, Kansas City struck on a 17-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith to parsimonious finish Travis Kelce, capping a seven-play, 73-yard drive.

Trent Williams returns, Josh Norman exits

After withdrawal on a prior series, left tackle Trent Williams is behind on a domain with a Washington offense.

On a indirect defensive possession, Josh Norman went to a sideline after creation a tackle and after to a team’s locker room. His lapse is controversial with what is being called a rib injury.

Rob Kelley, Trent Williams both leave with injuries

The Redskins’ third expostulate constructed no points, though distant some-more concerning was a detriment of left tackle Trent Williams who seemed to harm his right knee. He is controversial to return. T.J. Clemmings transposed him during left tackle.

Running behind Rob Kelley, already battling bruise ribs, is also controversial to lapse with a feet injury.

Redskins pouch takes Chiefs out of domain idea range

On third-and-7 from a Washington 31-yard line, Matt Ioannidis finished off a pouch of Alex Smith after a whole Redskins’ defensive line brought good pressure, led by rookie Jonathan Allen. The pouch pushed a round behind to a Washington 39-yard line, forcing a Chiefs to punt and preserving a shutout for now.

The Redskins invulnerability gets off a domain on another essential third down. After vouchsafing a Chiefs out of a shade of their possess idea line when they gave adult a 32-yard pass to parsimonious finish Travis Kelce, Washington buckled down again.

Interesting adjustment: The deputy of Mason Foster with Martrell Spaight to get some-more speed on a domain in nickel packages. Then on third-and-7 from a Washington 31, Matt Ioannidis and Jonathan Allen sum for a pouch for a detriment of eight, that took a Chiefs out of domain idea range. Kansas City is now 1-of-3 on third downs. — Mike Jones

First entertain stat recap

The Redskins had 120 sum yards to a Chiefs’ 36. Washington gained 6 initial downs and reason a round for 10:47 while a Chiefs manged usually dual initial downs and had a time of possession of 4:13. The Redskins have run a round 11 times and thrown it 8 times. — Mike Jones

Redskins’ second expostulate ends with a domain idea | Redskins 10, Chiefs 0

The Redskins extended their lead to 10-0 with 2:47 left in a initial entertain regulating a 14-play, 50-yard expostulate and a 19-yard Dustin Hopkins domain goal. The expostulate bogged down inside a red section when after a first-down locate by Jordan Reed put a round during a 7 (originally it was called a fail before a examination showed his knee was down), and a Rob Kelley run changed a round to a 2. Washington attempted dual some-more runs and no shots to a finish zone, that was curious. On a final play before a domain goal, Kirk Cousins rolled out to his left and afterwards attempted to spin behind and run a round over a idea line usually to be strike and stopped short. But they did shake another 7 mins off a time and by a finish of a expostulate had run 20 plays to a Chiefs’ three. — Mike Jones

Gruden goes for it

On a fourth-and-1 from a Chiefs’ 29-yard, Kirk Cousins took a illicit out to a left to collect adult a initial down and keep Washington’s second expostulate alive.

Washington comes out hot

The Redskins put together an considerable game-opening drive, regulating both calm and change to impetus 75 yards down domain in 6 plays.

Sticking with a recipe that has paved a approach for success in a final dual victories, Jay Gruden committed to substantiating a run on 3 of a initial 4 plays, and Rob Kelley responded with gains of four, 12 and 3 yards. With a Chiefs afterwards keying on a run, Cousins went to Josh Doctson for a chain-moving quip route, and afterwards used a play-action pass to Terrelle Pryor for a 44-yard touchdown pass. The Cousins pass forsaken in over cornerback Marcus Peters, who attempted to collect off a pass rather than hang with Pryor. The wideout wrapped adult a round with both arms and fell behind into a finish section for his initial touchdown as a Redskin.

Washington’s invulnerability afterwards responded by forcing a Chiefs three-and-out. On initial down, Ryan Kerrigan available a pressure, and Preston Smith a sack. — Mike Jones

Pryor elevates over Peters for opening touchdown | Redskins 7, Chiefs 0

For a second week in a row, a Redskins scored on their opening expostulate of a game. This time it was Terrelle Pryor outleaping cornerback Marcus Peters for a 44-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins.

Rob Kelley gets rolling early

Rob Kelley, controversial streamer into a diversion due to his rib injury, got a round or a aim on Washington’s initial 4 plays from scrimmage. Kelley carried on a initial play for a benefit of 9 yards. After dropping a pitch pass from Kirk Cousins on second down, Kelley picked adult a initial down with a 12-yard run. A three-yard run on a indirect initial down capped his work for a initial drive.

Redskins mount for anthem, while dual Chiefs sit

A week after several members of a Redskins took a knee during a personification of a inhabitant anthem, all players stood Monday night.


Washington Redskins players couple hands during a personification of a inhabitant anthem. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

On a other sideline, cornerback Marcus Peters and linebacker Ukeme Eligwe sat by a anthem, while some Chiefs players stood by themselves or in tiny groups.


Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston (50) kneels and linebacker Ukeme Eligwe (45) sits on a dais during a inhabitant anthem. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)


Injury news and inactives

The Redskins sojourn a small banged adult streamer into Week 4’s final game. Five Redskins were listed as controversial forward of Monday’s game: reserve D.J. Swearinger, parsimonious finish Jordan Reed, regulating behind Rob Kelley, far-reaching receiver Jamison Crowder and linebackers Mason Foster and Will Compton.

It looks like all will be active Monday night however, as they were absent from a team’s central dead list, below.

With Jeremy Sprinkle active, a Redskins could be hedging their gamble about Reed’s ability to play a full game, however.

You can read some-more on any damage and intensity impact here.

Washington Redskins (2-1) at Kansas City Chiefs (3-0)
Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. ET, Arrowhead Stadium
TV: ESPN
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Line: Chiefs by 7, o/u 48
Box score: Updates any 60 seconds here
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