Adrian Peterson on Redskins and playoffs: ‘We’re in the hunt’

The Washington Redskins kept their playoff hopes alive after beating the Jaguars 16-13 in Jacksonville on Sunday. With the victory, the Redskins(7-7) are one game behind the Cowboys(8-6) in the NFC East, who were shutout today by the Colts 23-0, and a 1/2 game behind the Vikings(7-6-1) for the final wild-card spot.

Next week, Washington travels to Tennessee to battle the Titans on Saturday.

“At 7-6(7-7), we’re right there. We’re in the hunt.” Redskins RB Adrian Peterson said after the game. It’s all about refocusing on Monday and getting ready for a good Titans team. On the road again, but we have the guys in the building to get it done.”

Redskins WR Jamison Crowder, who had four catches for 46 yards on Sunday, is happy to have a shot at the playoffs.

“We’ve had to overcome a lot.  At the same time, it’s football,” Crowder said. “We’re right in the mix of it.  You just have to keep going. We’re glad to be in the mix, and some teams can’t even say they’re in this position.”

While the Redskins are still in the mix, they will need some help to win the NFC East or get a wildcard spot, which TE Vernon Davis recognizes.

“Hopefully, we will get some help from other teams and keep this playoff push going,” Davis said.

The Redskins showed some fight today, but their offense with QB Josh Johnson running the show, struggled today and will probably continue to struggle. Washington last two games won’t be easy(@Titans, Eagles). Furthermore, they are going to need teams to lose if they want to make the playoffs, so while they are still alive today, it’s still an uphill battle for the Redskins moving forward.

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Marcellus Wiley on Skins: ‘They’re taking an advantage of a suppressed division right now’

After defeating the Buccaneers on Sunday, the Washington Redskins moved to 6-3 and are two games up on the Cowboys and Eagles in the NFC East.

While the Redskins are on top of the NFC East, some question how good they really are, including former NFL player and Fox Sports’ Marcellus Wiley.

“Man, I hate to be that guy. You only beat who is on the field, but it’s a suppressed division. We know that,” Wiley told TMZ Sports. 

“Dallas is trying to figure out which way is up. Obviously, Philadelphia is having a hangover from last year. And, you look at the Giants, man, Eli at the quarterback position not living up to the standard. Obviously, his best days behind him.

“Yeah, they’re taking advantage of a suppressed division right now.”

Washington’s offense is not very prolific. Led by QB Alex Smith and RB Adrian Peterson, the Skins are 27th in points per game(19.6), but their defense has played well this season. The Redskins are allowing 19.4 ppg, which is fourth best in the NFL.

We can question the Skins all we want, but it’s all about wins and losses, and at this point, Washington has beaten the teams they needed to beat. Four of the Redskins’ six wins have come against teams with losing records. However, next Sunday, Washington have a tough test against the AFC South leading Houston Texas at FedEX Field, which will help us learn a little bit more about this team

I believe Philly has the most talent in the NFC East, and we will find out how true that is as Washington has to play the Eagles two times in their final seven games. They also have to play the Cowboys again, who they beat back in October.

In the end, those games will probably determine who will win the NFC East.

Saints trade Adrian Peterson to Cardinals

Adrian Peterson’s time in New Orleans did not last very long.  Peterson was sent to the Arizona Cardinals for a 2018 sixth-round pick, according to Adam Schefter.

The Cardinals hope Peterson will be able to replace injured RB David Johnson(wrist).

Peterson has been on record as being unhappy with his role with the Saints. He had this to say after Week 1:  “I didn’t sign up for nine snaps, though.”

Peterson, 32, has rushed for 81 yards in only 27 carries with New Orleans.

In order to add Peterson, the Cardinals waived RB Chris Johnson.

 

 

Adrian Peterson to the Saints?

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, former Vikings’ RB Adrian Peterson is close to a deal with the New Orleans Saints.  The deal, according to Rapoport, could be for more than three million dollars in 2017.

Peterson, 32, missed 13 games in 2016 due to injury.

Peterson to visit Patriots on Monday

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, former Vikings’ RB Adrian Peterson will be visiting the Patriots on Monday. Peterson, 32, previously visited the Seattle Seahawks. The Patriots have had a dream off-season (Cooks, Gilmore, Allen); signing Peterson would be the cherry on top.