• In this photo taken Oct. 4, 2015, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Landover, Md. After six last-place finishes in the past seven seasons, spending a week atop the NFC East, even at only 2-2, and even tied with two other clubs, is a big deal to the Washington Redskins.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Perennial losers, Redskins tied for 1st in NFC East at 2-2

    After six last-place finishes in the past seven seasons, spending a week atop the NFC East — even at only 2-2, and tied with two other clubs — is a big deal to the Washington Redskins.

  • In this photo taken Sept. 21, 2015, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, skates with the puck during the third period of an NHL preseason hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Washington. Alex Ovechkin has heard enough. Enough speculation about windows of opportunity being wide open, or starting to close, for his Washington Capitals. Enough bold proclamations about how this is the season they're going to set aside their pattern of playoff pratfalls. Enough chatter about why things went wrong in the past but won't this time around.  (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Ovechkin says it’s time for Capitals to ‘take a big step’

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin has heard enough.

  • ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, OCT. 4 AND THEREAFTER - In  this photo taken Sept. 30, 2015, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly speaks with members of the media at the NFL football team's practice facility in Philadelphia. It's a common lament heard around the Washington Redskins these days: The team is simply not coming up with big plays _ the forced turnover, the long touchdown pass, the momentum-swingers that can make a difference and mask other problems. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    ICYMI in NFL’s Week 4: At 1-3, Chip Kelly’s Eagles in a hole

    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — There’s been a fascination with so much of what Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly has done since arriving in the NFL from Oregon. Now that the last-place Eagles are 1-3 and DeMarco Murray is not hiding his unhappiness, the attention will only grow.

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) celebrates the winning touchdown pass to wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88) as Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin (98) walks past during the second half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md., Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. The Redskins defeated the Eagles 23-20. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)

    Kirk Cousins’ late TD pass lifts Redskins past Eagles 23-20

    LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — First, Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden picked Kirk Cousins over Robert Griffin III as his starting quarterback. Then, Gruden stuck with Cousins despite a pair of two-interception games in the first three weeks, repeatedly saying he had confidence in his QB.