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NFL: Seattle (2-1) @ Washington (1-3) Preview

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Washington Redskins (1-3) play host to the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks (2-1) this Monday night in Week 5 of NFL Action.

Washington will be looking to rebound from a 45-14 loss to the New York Giants last week, while the Seahawks will be rested after their bye week.

With Robert Griffin III out with an ankle injury, the Redskins have turned to Kirk Cousins at quarterback. In three games this season, Cousins is 71 of 114 for 934 yards with six touchdowns and five interceptions. He will face a Seahawks defense that is ranked sixth overall in the league.

Seattle’s Russell Wilson comes into the contest with a quarterback rating 108.9.

Kickoff is slated for 8:30 p.m. eastern.

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Giants Put Away the Redskins, 45-14

Elsa/Getty Images(LANDOVER, Md.) -- The New York Giants offense was better than expected as the team took apart the Washington Redskins on Thursday night, 45-14.

Quarterback Eli Manning had his best game of the early season. Manning went 28 for 39 with 300 passing yards, throwing four touchdowns, and running for another.

Despite the big game for Manning, the star for the Giants was arguably un-drafted free agent tight end Larry Donnell. On Thursday night, he hauled in seven catches for 54 yards, including three touchdowns.

"That was the whole thing, to be able to leave here tonight and be 2-2 and 1-0 in the division. That was huge," Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said. "It's exciting to be in the hunt, and by being able to come out of here with a win, hopefully we have a chance to be."

As well as Manning played, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins struggled mightily. In his second start of the season, Cousins completed just 19 of 33 passes for 257 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions.

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Eagles Defeat Redskins in 37-34 Shootout

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA, PA.) -- The Philadelphia Eagles moved to 3-0 with a 37-34 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles tossed three touchdowns, including two to rookie wide receiver Jordan Matthews.

The game was full of hard hits, injuries and even a brawl as the teams battled back and forth. 

Washington receiver DeSean Jackson, a former Eagle, drew significant attention as he was a frequent target of Philadelphia defenders. Eagles running back LeSean McCoy briefly left the game after a stunning hit by Washington defensive back David Amerson.

Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall said after the game he believes he suffered a torn Achilles.

After an interception by Washington cornerback Bahaud Breeland (that was later overturned), Foles took a strong hit from Chris Baker.  Foles laid on the ground for several minutes as his teammates, including tackle Jason Peters, came to his defense and a brawl ensued on the Redskins sideline.  Several punches were thrown; both Baker and Peters were ejected. 

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Robert Griffin III Exits with Dislocated Ankle

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(LANDOVER, Md.) -- The Washington Redskins (1-1) dominated Jacksonville, 41-10 on Sunday, but did it without starting quarterback Robert Griffin III. The third-year signal caller was carted off the field after suffering a dislocated ankle in the first quarter.

Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins played admirably in relief, throwing for 250 yards and two touchdowns in the win over the Jaguars (0-2).

Griffin is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, but could miss the remainder of the season.

"I'm just trying to stay in a good place," said Griffin. "Our spirits are high. We're always thinking positive. We'll see what happens tomorrow and whatever information comes out, we'll know what the timetable is from there."

This marks the second time in his career that Griffin faces a potential season-ending injury. In 2012, Griffin suffered a torn ACL in his right knee, forcing him to miss the final four games of the regular season. 

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Redskins Quarterback Kirk Cousins Open to a Trade

Matt Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Even though all eyes will be on Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III this offseason, backup quarterback Kirk Cousins says he is open to a trade.

Even though Griffin and Cousins were drafted the same year, Griffin was the second overall pick, while Cousins was the 102nd player selected.

Even though Griffin is the clear-cut starter in Washington, Cousins has shown he can play at a productive level at the NFL level.

"I've wanted the same thing all along," Cousins said. "I was open to a trade from Day 1. I'm open to a trade now. After starting four games and having two years under my belt and two offseasons and having that experience, I do think I'm more prepared than I was coming out of the draft or after my first year."

Cousins has appeared in eight games during his NFL career with the injuries to Griffin. He's completed 56.2% of his passes, and has thrown eight touchdowns while tossing ten interceptions.

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ESPN: Kirk Cousins is Open to a Trade

Matt Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The NFL offseason hasn't officially begun for everyone, but the Washington Redskins are already making headlines.

The team has made it clear that Robert Griffin III will be their starting quarterback moving forward, which doesn't sit too well with backup Kirk Cousins.  According to ESPN, Cousins is open to being traded to another team.

Cousins believes he is ready to be a starting quarterback and has already voiced this to the organization.  He is not eligible to be traded until March 11, but quarterback-needy NFL teams will certainly be calling the Redskins to try and put together a deal.

During his first two NFL seasons with the Redskins, Cousins has appeared in eight games, starting four of them. He has passed for 1,320 yards and eight touchdowns with 10 interceptions.

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Redskins' Mike Shanahan Considering Sitting RG3 Rest of the Season

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(ASHBURN, Va.) -- With the Washington Redskins falling further and further down the standings, head coach Mike Shanahan is considering sitting quarterback Robert Griffin III for the rest of the season to avoid an injury.

"I've got to do what's best for the organization," Shanahan said. "If we feel the best thing for the organization is doing that for Robert, then hopefully Robert will understand why we're doing it."

"We're doing it because he's a franchise quarterback and we want him to be able to go into the offseason and get full preparation and be ready for next year rather than playing one of the next three games and all the sudden he sets himself back with a possible injury, whatever that may be," he continued.

After 14 weeks, the Redskins sit at 3-10 and are in last place in the NFC East. Last season, they went 10-6 and won their division.

With more and more crticism being hurled at the team, Griffin has struggled in his sophomore season after coming back from a torn ACL.

Kirk Cousins would start for Griffin if Shanahan decides to bench him.

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Redskins' Quarterback Kirk Cousins Suffers Foot Sprain

Larry French/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As the Washington Redskins wait for starting quarterback Robert Griffin III to get healthy, they now have to worry about backup quarterback Kirk Cousins. Cousins suffered a foot sprain in Monday night's preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Redskins could actually be letting go a sigh of relief as the injury could have been much worse. The X-rays came back negative, and a Lisfranc injury is being ruled out for now.

The sophomore quarterback suffered the injury while scrambling off a bootleg. He was dragged down on the sidelines by Lawrence Timmons. He tried to continue playing before he couldn't stand anymore and had to sit down on the field.

But he isn't expected to miss an extended time.

"Most guys would be in the hospital in intensive care," Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said. "But he's able to talk to you guys so it gives you an idea of how tough he is. He'll be able to play through it."

Cousins filled in very well for Griffin last season in limited action. He completed 68.8% of his passes while throwing for 466 yards and four touchdowns.

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Seahawks Soar Past RGIII, Redskins 24-14 

Al Bello/Getty Images(LANDOVER, MD) -- The Seattle Seahawks traveled across the country and defeated the Washington Redskins 24-14 in the NFC wild-card round at FedEx Field.

The Redskins (10-7) lost quarterback Robert Griffin III to another knee injury in the fourth quarter.  He was replaced by fellow rookie Kirk Cousins but the Seahawks (12-5) already had the game in hand.

Griffin led the team to two first quarter touchdowns and a 14-0 lead before Seattle countered with 13 in the second quarter to get to within one at halftime.

Russell Wilson completed 15 passes for 187 yards and a touchdown, but more impressively threw a huge downfield block that led to running back Marshawn Lynch scoring the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter.  Seattle would take the lead for good after a two-point conversion made it 21-14.

Lynch rushed 20 times for 132 yards and a touchdown.

The Seahawks (12-5) are one of just three teams in NFL history to win a postseason game after trailing by 14 or more points at the end of the first quarter.

They advance to face the Atlanta Falcons in the divisional round.

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Redskins Top Browns, Move Into First Place

Matt Sullivan/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- No starting quarterback, no problem for the Washington Redskins.

Backup Kirk Cousins threw three touchdowns and the Redskins moved into first place in the NFC East with a 38-21 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Cousins, a rookie filling in for fellow rookie Robert Griffin III, threw for 329 yards.

However, Griffin was not happy about being held out of the game to rest his injured right knee. "That's the decision they went with and I respect that. It doesn't mean I have to necessarily like it. I feel like I could have played this week, next week, the week after. But that's not my decision," Griffin said.

Cleveland (5-9) led 14-10 at halftime after a Trent Richardson rushing touchdown, but Washington took over after the break. 

The Redskins (8-6) got two rushing touchdowns from Alfred Morris, and can win the NFC East if they win their next two games.

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