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2018 Schedule
6-4, 1st in NFC East
Schefter: Sanchez acquistion 'made a lot of sense' for Skins (0:59)
Gruden cites Sanchez's experience for signing him (0:59)
Smith's injury draws Theismann comparisons (1:25)

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins also will bring in Kellen Clemens and Josh Johnson to work out Monday, per source. They'll join Mark Sanchez, T.J. Yates and E.J. Manuel. The Redskins lost Alex Smith for the season Sunday with a broken leg.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Adrian Peterson on passing John Riggins for sixth place on the all-time touchdown rushing list: "It's a great accomplishment. What are the odds I'm here and pass him at home? But it's bittersweet when you lose Alex [Smith] and you lose a close game like this. But hands down to be able to pass a Washington Redskins legend, it feels good."

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Redskins needing another quarterback after Alex Smith's injury, there are a handful available. Among the quarterbacks who have worked out for Washington this season: Kyle Allen (currently on Carolina's practice squad), Paxton Lynch, Connor Jessup and Josh Woodrum. Other quarterbacks currently available: E.J. Manuel, Nathan Peterman, Sam Bradford, Kellen Clemens, T.J. Yates, Matt Moore and Colin Kaepernick.

McCoy on chemistry with 1st team: "We'll see" (1:03)
Gruden says Smith fractured tibia, fibula (0:29)

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington QB Colt McCoy addressed the team in the locker room briefly after the game and told his teammates, "You're in good hands with me."

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

I am told Washington QB Alex Smith's injury is a compound fracture and will require surgery. Awful and eerie, 33 years to the day after Joe Theismann.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Alex Smith broke his tibia and fibia and will require immediate surgery.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins rallied from a deficit, but couldn't do enough to win as Dustin Hopkins' 63-yard field goal attempt fell about 10 yards short. It was a wild day: Alex Smith exited in the second half with a bad ankle injury (there's no update yet) and Colt McCoy led the Redskins to two touchdown drives. The Redskins did a lot right, forcing three turnovers. But one of their own turned out to be the biggest play of the game as it resulted in a pick-six of 101 yards. Washington still has the lead in the NFC East, but it's now down to one game over Dallas -- and it must find another quarterback to go along with McCoy. They did view Sam Bradford as one option in the offseason before trading for Smith and considering he's free, that could be a strong option.

Peterson vaults past Riggins with 2 rush TDs (0:40)
Smith carted off following gruesome leg injury (0:22)

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson touchdown in Sunday's game vs. the Houston Texans gave him 105 rushing touchdowns for his career, moving past former Redskin running back John Riggins. Riggins happened to be at the game as part of the Redskins' alumni weekend. Peterson now sits one touchdown behind Jim Brown for fifth place.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins are fortunate to have Colt McCoy in this situation. He's been in Jay Gruden's system for five years now and has consistently prepared as if he's a starter. Before today, he had not thrown a pass since the final game of the 2015 season as Kirk Cousins never left the field. But McCoy likes playing here because he's long felt that the system suits his strengths. Gruden, and the organization, has long liked him.

Texans extend lead on 101-yard pick-6 (0:41)
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Redskins' Smith has Theismann-like broken leg

Alex Smith broke both the fibula and tibia in his right leg on a third-quarter sack, in a play that brought back memories of Joe Theismann's career-ending injury 33 years ago to the day.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins have done a lot of what they needed -- and yet they're losing by 10 at halftime. They've controlled the ball for 17 minutes, 53 seconds; they've forced a turnover and started two possessions at their own 40 or better. The defense has applied pressure on quarterback DeShaun Watson. This game should be tied at the least. But a 101-yard interception return for a touchdown made it 17-7 and changed the game. The Redskins' strength offensively, besides the run game, was not turning it over. They've done so twice in the first half and it's put them in a bad spot.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Smith's second interception makes this his first multi-pick game since Week 11 of the 2017 season. It's his sixth such game since the 2013 season, but four of those took place from 2013-15.

Team Stats

Passing Yards210.0
Rushing Yards121.5
Points For19.7
Points Against19.8