INTERVIEW – TREVOR MATICH – WMAL’s Redskins Analyst — discussed Patriots beating the Redskins and the news about Redskins coach Jay Gruden getting fired.
- Patriots lead Redskins, 33-7, in fourth quarter, behind Tom Brady’s three TD passes. Final: Patriots 33, Redskins 7. New England scored 33 consecutive points after the Redskins took a 7-0 lead on a 65-yard touchdown run by rookie wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. in the first quarter. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady completed 28 of 42 passes for 348 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. The 42-year-old moved past Brett Favre and into third-place on the NFL’s all-time passing yards list with a third-quarter completion to Julian Edelman. Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy struggled in his first start since he broke his leg last December, completing 18 of 27 passes for 119 yards and an interception. McCoy also took a beating, getting sacked six times. Excluding Sims’s touchdown run, Washington, which finished with 220 total yards, averaged three yards on its 52 plays. The Redskins are 0-5 for the first time since 2001. Next up: a trip to Miami to play the 0-4 Dolphins.
- Redskins fire Coach Jay Gruden after 0-5. Washington Redskins Coach Jay Gruden has been fired, according to multiple people with knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Gruden was summoned to the team’s facility in Ashburn for a 5 a.m. meeting Monday by owner Daniel Snyder and team president Bruce Allen, who informed him of the decision. Bill Callahan, previously the team’s offensive line and assistant head coach, will take over as interim head coach, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.