2020 ScheduleAll times ET

2020 Schedule
1-1, 1st in NFC East
Spears, Kimes both side with Browns vs. Washington (0:49)
22h
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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Washington corner DeAngelo Hall, Julie Donaldson and Bram Weinstein discuss the challenges of calling a game from 2,300 miles away. Hall said practicing off TV feeds in August came in handy Sunday. Mostly, they had fun doing the game no matter where it was.

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Washington Football Team broadcast crew, in only its second game together, was faced with a difficult task Sunday: Calling a game when you're 2,300 miles away. They handled it well, but there were challenges – like on Ron Rivera's challenge.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington guard Brandon Scherff will miss three to five weeks with a sprained right MCL, a source confirmed. Coach Ron Rivera had said on his zoom presser Monday that they had received good news about Scherff, but that he would still miss time. The NFL Network first reported the full details. Wes Schweitzer will replace Scherff, as he did Sunday. Schweitzer has made 36 career starts.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington played a disastrous first half. It turned the ball over twice; couldn't take advantage of a turnover that had them in position to tie the game and couldn't stop Kyler Murray. Nor could they do anything on offense. Washington has been outgained 244-96 and has converted just one of seven third downs. Their offense has a long way to go. It's about experience in some cases and talent in others.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Right guard Brandon Scherff ended the first half with an injury. His right leg was rolled up on during a pass play. Wes Schweitzer took over for Scherff. His loss would be a huge one for an offensive line that desperately needs continuity and time to develop.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington's coverage was hurt by the deep ball at times in the opener -- and it wasn't the fault of just one player. Arizona typically does not throw downfield; quarterback Kyler Murray averaged only 5.75 yards per pass attempt. But one player to watch on deep balls: receiver Christian Kirk. Murray attempted three passes of 20 yards or more last week; two went to Kirk. He was open on one, but the pass was incomplete.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington inactives: Quarterback Alex Smith, corner Kendall Fuller, running back Bryce Love, linebacker Cole Holcomb, offensive lineman David Sharpe, tackle Saahdiq Charles and receiver Isaiah Wright. With Fuller out again, Jimmy Moreland will start at corner opposite Ron Darby.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington must limit DeAndre Hopkins' big plays. Against San Francisco last week, his 33-yard catch stemmed from blown coverage turning a shallow cross into a long gain. Hopkins will get plenty of chances. Even without corner Kendall Fuller, Washington has options in the secondary thanks to safety Kamren Curl playing as a third safety. He was solid blitzing and on underneath zones. Both corners in for Fuller -- Jimmy Moreland and Fabian Moreau -- made plays last week. They need a strong game.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Keys for Washington today: Contain Kyler Murray. He's elusive and quick; they can't do it with a spy so it will depend on a disciplined pass rush and zone coverage. Beware Chandler Jones. Arizona's end is relentless and will test WFT's tackles. Get the RB's going. That means testing Arizona's linebackers in coverage with J.D. McKissic and Antonio Gibson. Rookie LB Isaiah Simmons had some struggles last week; see how he responds.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Ryan Kerrigan played only 22 snaps in his new role as a backup defensive end, but he made them count which is why he was named the NFC's Defensive Player of the Week. Kerrigan had two sacks, two tackles for a loss, two quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery. “He's a true pro,” coach Ron Rivera said. “He understands his role. He's proud; he wants to play. He also understands when I get an opportunity I want to make the most of it. He was very productive."

Team Stats

Passing Yards179.031st
Rushing Yards98.525th
Points For21.025th
Points Against23.517th

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