Latest Ron Rivera News

Washington rides winning recipe into NFC playoff contention

Nov. 30, 2021 17:39 PM EST

After four consecutive losses going into the bye week, Ron Rivera recalculated how Washington could win games. The recipe involved running the ball, controlling the clock and shortening games. The result has been a three-game winning streak to move into the final playoff...

Seahawks' Green makes history with blocked extra-point score

Nov. 30, 2021 01:14 AM EST

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Rasheem Green broke through Washington's front to block an extra-point attempt, recovered the ball and rumbled all the way to the end zone. It was good for two Seattle Seahawks points and a little bit of NFL history. Green...

Washington beats Wilson, Seahawks 17-15 for 3rd win in a row

Nov. 30, 2021 00:50 AM EST

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Ron Rivera was left adrift without a kicker and felt like he had to go for it in every situation. The final roll of the dice by “Riverboat Ron” on fourth and goal opened the door for some heroics by Russell Wilson, but Kendall Fuller's...

Washington could get Samuel back against banged-up Seahawks

Nov. 28, 2021 14:23 PM EST

Curtis Samuel did not know much about groin injuries until this year, when the shifty receiver figured out it’s just about the worst thing that could throw him off his game. Samuel is expected to return for Washington on Monday night against the Seattle Seahawks after...

Next goal for Washington's Heinicke? 'Beat Russell Wilson'

Nov. 26, 2021 12:09 PM EST

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Taylor Heinicke saw what Russell Wilson was doing in college and the NFL and wanted to emulate him as a mobile quarterback. What's next on Heinicke's list of childhood goals? “Beat Russell Wilson,” he said. ...

Wilson, struggling Seahawks visit Washington on Monday night

Nov. 24, 2021 15:50 PM EST

SEATTLE (3-7) at WASHINGTON (4-6) Monday, 8:15 p.m. EST, ESPN BETTING LINE: Washington by 1, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Seahawks 5-5; Washington 3-7. SERIES RECORD: Washington leads...

McLaurin keeps making improvements and impact for Washington

Nov. 22, 2021 16:01 PM EST

Terry McLaurin has already been Washington's best skill position player for his three seasons in the NFL. McLaurin has shown in back-to-back victories that he's still getting better. Making five catches for 103 yards and a touchdown in a win at the Carolina Panthers was...

Newton stays positive after loss on 'resurrection day'

Nov. 21, 2021 19:36 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, Nov. 21 will always be his personal “resurrection day.” It was on this day 13 years ago that Newton was arrested while at the University of Florida. He was charged with felony counts of burglary,...

Heinicke, Washington spoil Newton's homecoming 27-21

Nov. 21, 2021 18:31 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Taylor Heinicke was by far the lesser-known of the two quarterbacks making their return to Charlotte on Sunday. But it was Heinicke who upstaged Cam Newton by throwing for 206 yards and three touchdowns against the league’s top-ranked pass...

NFL Notes: Jets QB Flacco still a 'cool' presence in huddle

Nov. 19, 2021 15:19 PM EST

Joe Flacco is still Joe Cool — or Cool Joe — to his New York Jets teammates. The 36-year-old veteran quarterback will make his first start this season when the Jets host the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Flacco is taking over for Mike White, who started the last three...