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From the ES Photo Album 2016 Week 1: Steelers at Redskins 

(Photos by themurf)

 

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From the ES Photo Album 2016 Week 2: Cowboys at Redskins

(Photos by Spaceman Spiff)

 

 

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From the ES Photo album 2016 Week 3: Redskins at Giants

(Photos by TK)

 

 

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From the ES Photo Album 2016 Week 4: Browns at Redskins

(Photos by themurf)

 

 

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From the ES Photo Album Redskins at Ravens - Week 5

(Photos by Spaceman Spiff)

 

 

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From the ES Photo Album 2016 Week 6: Eagles at Redskins

(Photos by Spaceman Spiff)

 

 

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From the ES Photo Album 2016 Week 7: Redskins at Lions

(Photos by themurf)

 

 

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From the ES Photo Album 2016 Week 9: Vikings at Redskins

(Photos by Spaceman Spiff)

 

 

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From the ES Photo Album 2016 Week 11: Packers at Redskins

(Photos by themurf)

 

 

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From the ES Photo Album 2016 Week 12: Redskins at Cowboys

(Photos by themurf)

 

 

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From the ES Photo Album 2016 Week 13: Redskins at Cardinals

(Photos by themurf)

 

 

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From the ES Photo album 2016 Week 14 - Redskins at Eagles

(Photos by TK)

 

 

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From the ES Photo Album 2016 Week 15: Panthers at Redskins

(Photos by themurf)

 

 

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From the ES Photo Album 2016 Week 16: Redskins at Bears

(Photos by themurf)

 

 

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From the ES Photo Album Redskins vs. Giants 2016 Week 17

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JimmiJo

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DEFEAT!!!

 

Giants 19 - 10 Redskins

Redskins Out of Playoffs

 

Welcome my friend to Extremeskins coverage of the Washington Redskins versus the New York Giants. My name is JimmiJo and I am joined by my partner; Spaceman Spiff.

 

The most reasonable thing a football fan can expect and hope for is for your team to be playing meaningful games at the end of the season. Sure, there are times when you run away with the division, ala Dallas this year, but at a minimum you want to see the games late in the year have a larger significance than just the football on the day.

 

My friends, you can't ask for much more than we have in front us day today.

 

Win and you're in (barring a freak-of-nature tie between Detroit & Green Bay). That's more than than you can ask. For the second-year running the Washington Redskins can go to the playoffs (1st time in 25-years). By virtue of the tie in London the Redskins are already assured a winning season (first time since 1993).

 

So what can we expect from the team today? I expect a win. For one, Washington has everything to play for while New York are already in the playoffs and cannot help themselves with a win. History also appears to be on Washington's side. According to Rick Snider of Washington Post Express; the Redskins are 9-2 in win-and-in games since 1974.

 

There is also the fact they are playing at home against a division rival. Then too, the rumor is the Giants will yank their starters early.

 

Finally, it is not Monday Night Football.

 

So what are your thoughts? Are you feeling good about today's game?

 

Stand by for inactives...

 

Inactives

 

The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:

o   No. 2 QB Nate Sudfeld

o   No. 31 RB Matt Jones

o   No. 36 S Su’a Cravens

o   No. 45 S Josh Evans

o   No. 47 CB Quinton Dunbar

o   No. 60 OL Vinston Painter

o   No. 78 C Kory Lichtensteiger

 

 

The Giants declared the following players as inactive:

o   No. 29 S Nat Berhe

o   No. 30 CB Coty Sensabaugh

o   No. 44 RB George Winn

o   No. 68 G/T Bobby Hart

o   No. 89 TE Jerell Adams

o   No. 90 DE Jason Pierre-Paul

o   No. 97 LB Ishaq Williams

 

 

No. 73 Marshall Newhouse is expected to start in place of Hart at right tackle.

 

Keys to Victory

 

The Washington Redskins have every excuse to win and very little to lose. They have enough offense and motivation to wrap this up and then get ready for the post-season. That said, a quick punch in the mouth from the New York Giants and the expectations for the game and playoffs could change dramatically. 

 

To that end, the Redskins should jump out quickly to establish momentum. They also need to be extremely physical. Washington needs to paint the specter of potential injuries so that the Giants will pull starters.

 

Talk at the half...

 

Half

 

I will make this quick and direct; this team was not ready to play in the biggest game of the year. And I am starting to see a trend with this current squad. I tweeted something to the effect that you cannot coach things like injuries, calls by the refs, and weather. But you can sure get your team ready to play. 

 

Gruden didn't. And it is not the first time.

 

On the biggest stage Gruden tends to either fail to get the team ready or, is flat out coached.

 

This team coming out as flat as they have been in inexcusable. You thought Carolina was an aberration. Perhaps not.

 

Gruden is an offensive coach and the offense looks like crap. If my name is Daniel Snyder, Gruden has 30-minutes to prove hie deserves to keep his job.

 

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JimmiJo

 

Some losses hurt more than others. Then too, some seasons hurt worse than others. For me, this is true of both tonight and this year. 

 

Following the success of last year my expectations were that the Washington Redskins would at a minimum be better. Instead they muddled through a season most memorable for the opportunities this team gave away.

 

Following the game and setting up my question for head coach Jay Gruden, I pointed out how this team has controlled their playoff-destiny many times this year and given it up. In fact, one could argue they were knocked out of the playoffs many times this year. Even back to the tie in London.

 

My question to Gruden was, knowing they controlled their fate multiple times, is it all the more frustrating to have lost tonight? Gruden gave me a great answer where he started listing all the areas where they struggled this year; red zone offense, rushing offense, third down defense, et al. His point being that while the offense racked up a lot of yards, there were areas where the team struggled so that missing the playoffs was not too much of a surprise.

 

Liz Clarke from the Washington Post asked the best question, and the one I really wanted to ask: did Gruden feel like he had the team prepared to play today?

 

His answer was based on the results, probably not. I couldn't agree more. In fact, it seems like in the biggest games, this team is not prepared. And this speaks directly to head coach.

 

I like Gruden quite a bit, but I feel like he lacks intensity sometimes. Check that. I think he possesses plenty. I think he lacks displaying intensity sometimes.

 

I was talking to another reporter after the game who has been around since the Joe Gibbs' era. And I remarked to him how Gibbs would handle a week like this; he would be darn-near unapproachable. Gibbs would be a ball of tension before big games. And whether some of that was an act I cannot say. But I do know a Gibbs team today would have been more than ready mentally.

 

As for the game itself; Washington came out flat. The run-game never got going. Kirk Cousins had a very flat performance. And the result was an anemic offense until late in the third quarter.

 

That said, I just knew they were going to win when the score became tied at 10. The Giants had by that time gone flat and the Redskins had all the momentum.

 

Sure enough, once Washington got the ball back after tying the game and then went three-and-out, New York did what they do; let Eli Manning march the offense down to win the game with a field goal.

 

Even then there was a chance with the Redskins marching. But then Cousins decided to try and force a ball that never should have been thrown. 

 

Gruden usually tries to cover for his quarterback, but even he admitted it was a poor decision to throw the ball.

 

And just like that, the season is over.

 

I am curious to see what changes come this offseason. Today was the type of game that cost head coaches their job, IF their job is in any way on the line. I do not think this is the case with Gruden. Sure, it is a direct reflection on the coach missing the playoffs. But with this defense they weren't going far.

 

And to that end I do expect a change at defensive coordinator (or perhaps just hope for it). There are some pretty good defensive coaches available right now so I hope this is what they do.

 

As for Cousins, I expect the franchise tag again. Based on his comments post-game it does not sound like he and the team are anywhere close. To be truthful I think throws like the one that cost the game is why the team is not fully sold, at least not enough to give him the fortune he wants. On the other hand, Kirk knows someone will him so he doesn't need to settle for less.

 

The only way I do not see Cousins here next year is if the team decides both he AND Gruden are not the answer. Otherwise, I expect both back.

 

Well, it has been another fantastic year. Thanks to ES for allowing me to pose as a reporter for another season. I am looking forward to next year to hopefully do it again.

 

Peace. 

 

TK

Week 17 League Leaders

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»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in percentage of 3-and-out drives (12.3%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards at catch (2783)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in pass completions of 25+ yards (43)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average rushing yards on second- down (5.49)


»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in plays of 20+ yards (74)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in total yards per play (6.46)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards (4661)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per game (300.8)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per attempt (8.15)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in pass completions of 20+ yards (64)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in passing yards per play (7.89)


»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in percentage of first-down passing plays gaining 4+ yards (60.2%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in total yards per game (411.3)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in third-down conversion percentage (46.0%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in receptions per game (25.7)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in receptions (385)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in second-down conversion percentage (36.5%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in average receiving yards at catch (7.2)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in passing yards per completion (12.11)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in third-and-medium conversion percentage (50.9%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in average rushing yards (4.55)


»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in passing first-downs (212)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in pass attempts (572)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in pass attempts per game (38.1)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in rushing touchdowns (17)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in average yards to go on second-down (7.82)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in third-and-long conversion percentage (31.5%)


»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in average yards gained on firstdown (5.85)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in pass completion percentage (67.3%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in first-downs per game (21.9)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in total firstdowns made (329)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in offensive points scored (380)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in points per game (25.7)


»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in percentage of passing first-downs (37.1%)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in receiving targets (559)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in targets per game (37.3)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in rushing yards (1658)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in rushing yards per game (110.5)


»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in receiving yards after catch (1878)
»» Ranks tied for seventh in the NFC in passing touchdowns (24)


»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in percentage of rush attempts gaining 10+ yards (12.1%)
»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in rush attempts gaining 10+ yards (44)
»» Ranks eighth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in percentage of rushing first-downs (24.2%)

 


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»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in tackles for loss (78)


»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in total tackles (911)


»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in fumbles forced (15)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in solo tackles (644)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC in assisted tackles (267)
»» Ranks tied for fifth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in sacks (37)
»» Ranks tied for fifth in the NFC and tied for 10th in the NFL in passes defensed (73)


»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in sack yards (244)


»» Ranks eighth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in sacks per pass attempt (6.58%)

 


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»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in field goal attempts (40)
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL for longest punt return (85)
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in field goals made (33)


»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in kickoffs (89)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in kickoff yards (5565)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in kicking points (134)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in average punt return yards (12.7)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in kickoffs for touchbacks (62)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in percentage of kickoffs for touchbacks (69.7%)


»» Ranks third in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in total punt return yards (304)


»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in average kickoff yards (62.5)

 

 

Redskins Players
»» Will Compton ranks fifth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in assisted tackles (42)


»» Kirk Cousins ranks first in the NFC and NFL in passing yards at catch (2753)
»» Cousins ranks first in the NFC and NFL in passing plays of 25+ yards (42)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per game (308.7)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in pass completions per game (25.6)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in pass completions (384)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in passing yards per attempt (8.11)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and NFL in passing yards (4630)
»» Cousins ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in pass attempts (571)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and NFL in passing first-downs (211)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in average passing yards at catch (7.2)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in passing yards per completion (12.06)
»» Cousins ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in pass attempts per game (38.1)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in pass completion percentage (67.3%)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in percentage of passing first-downs (37.0%)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC in passing touchdowns (24)
»» Cousins ranks seventh in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in yards after catch by a quarterback (1877)


»» Jamison Crowder ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (13.1)
»» Crowder ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in longest punt return (85)
»» Crowder ranks second in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in punt return yards (288)
»» Crowder ranks tied for fifth in the NFC in punt returns (22)


»» Vernon Davis ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in average yards after catch amongst tight ends (5.4)
»» Davis ranks third in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in average receiving yards amongst tight ends (12.7)
»» Davis ranks sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in average yards at catch amongst tight ends (7.3)
»» Davis ranks eighth in the NFC in yards after catch amongst tight ends (226)

 

»» Dustin Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and NFL in field goals attempted (40)
»» Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in kickoffs for touchbacks (62)
»» Hopkins ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in field goals made (33)
»» Hopkins ranks second in the NFC and NFL in total kickoffs (87)
»» Hopkins ranks second in the NFC and NFL in total kickoff yards (5565)
»» Hopkins ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in kicking points (134)
»» Hopkins ranks second in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in percentage of kickoffs for touchbacks (71.3%)

 

»» DeSean Jackson ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in average receiving yards (18.0)
»» Jackson ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in receptions for 25+ yards (14)
»» Jackson ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in average receiving yards at catch (12.7)
»» Jackson ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in longest reception (80)
»» Jackson ranks seventh in the NFC in receiving yards at catch (688)

 

»» Matt Jones ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in percentage of rushing first-downs (28.3%)
»» Jones ranks third in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts gaining 10+ yards (14.1%)
»» Jones ranks fourth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in average rushing yards (4.65)

 

»» Rob Kelley ranks third in the NFC and NFL in rushing yards amongst rookies (671)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and NFL in rush attempts per game amongst rookies (11.1)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and NFL in rushing first-downs amongst rookies (28)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and NFL in rushing yards per game amongst rookies (47.9)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in rush attempts amongst rookies (156)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in longest rush attempt amongst rookies (66)
»» Kelley ranks sixth in the NFC in average rushing yards amongst rookies (4.3)

 

»» Ryan Kerrigan ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in sack yards (84)
»» Kerrigan ranks fourth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in sacks (11)
»» Kerrigan ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for fifth in NFL in tackles for loss (15)


»»Jordan Reed ranks fifth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in receiving first downs amongst tight ends (39)
»» Reed ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in percentage of receiving first-downs amongst tight ends (63.9%)
»» Reed ranks tied for fifth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in receptions amongst tight ends (61)
»» Reed ranks seventh in the NFC in receiving targets amongst tight ends (83)
»» Reed ranks seventh in the NFC in yards after catch amongst tight ends (231)

»» Reed ranks seventh in the NFC in average receiving yards amongst tight ends (10.6)
»» Reed ranks eighth in the NFC in receiving yards amongst tight ends (646)
»» Reed ranks eighth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in yards at catch amongst tight ends (415)
»» Reed ranks eighth in the NFC in average yards at catch amongst tight ends (3.8)

TK

Week 17 What To Watch For

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»» The Redskins earning their 25th postseason berth in franchise history.
»» The Redskins qualifying for postseason play in back-to-back seasons for the first time since a three-year streak from 1990-92.
»» The Redskins attempting to qualify for the playoffs after an 0-2 start for the second time in team history (1984).
»» The Redskins becoming the first team since the 2003 Philadelphia Eagles to qualify for the playoffs after opening a season 0-2 with both losses at home.
»» The Redskins winning their ninth game of the season to give the franchise nine wins in consecutive campaigns for the first time since a four-year stretch from 1989-92.
»» The Redskins recording their fifth home win this season. It would give the Redskins at least five home wins in back-to-back seasons for the first time since the 1996-97 seasons.
»» The Redskins improving to 4-2 in NFC East play this season. It would give the Redskins at least four division wins in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1996-97 (both seasons in which the team played eight divisional games). The Redskins would post divisional winning percentages of .667 or better in back-to-back years for the first time since the 1982-83 seasons.
»» The Redskins and Giants meeting for the 170th time, including postseason play. The Giants are the Redskins' most common opponent.
»» The Redskins scoring 20 points in an eighth consecutive division game, dating back to Week 16 of the 2015 season. It would be the team's first eight-game streak with 20 points or more against NFC East foes since a nine-game streak across the 1999-2000 seasons.
»» The Redskins sweeping a season series with the Giants for the first time since 2011.
»» The Redskins attempting to earn a second consecutive home victory against the Giants for the first time since winning two straight across the 2011-12 seasons.
»» The Redskins improving upon their 46-36-2 all-time in regular season finales.
»» The Redskins seeking victories in consecutive regular season finales for the first time since the 2004-05 seasons.
»» The Redskins (6,170) gaining 84 yards to break the franchise record for total net yards in a single season (6,253 in 1989).
»» The Redskins (6.46) setting a single-season team record for yards per play (6.17 in 2012). The Redskins' current yards per play average this season ranks ninth in the NFL since the 1970 merger.
»» The 2016 Redskins (411.3) attempting to become the first team in franchise history to average 400 yards per game. The Redskins can accomplish the feat with 230 more yards in Week 17.
»» The Redskins adding to their current team record by exceeding 300 yards of offense in a 20th consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season.
»» The Redskins setting a team record with their ninth 400-yard game of the season. The team's eight 400-yard games this year are currently tied with the 2013 squad for the most in a single season in team history.
»» The Redskins improving upon their team-record three 500-yard games this season.
»» The Redskins recording their fourth 500-yard game this season to tie for the sixth-most in a season in NFL history.
»» The Redskins (385) completing two passes to break the team record for completions in a single season (386 in 2015).
»» The Redskins (329) tallying 25 first downs to break the team record for total first downs in a season (353 in 1983).
»» The Redskins (212) recording six passing first downs to break the team record for passing first downs in a single season (217 in 1989).
»» The Redskins (572) attempting 40 passes to break the team record for pass attempts in a season (611 in 2013).
»» The Redskins attempting to feature multiple 1,000-yard receivers for the first time since 1999 (Albert Connell and Michael Westbrook). The Redskins have three receivers within 175 yards of the mark: DeSean Jackson (971), Pierre Garçon (945) and Jamison Crowder (831). If all three meet the mark, it would be only the second time in team history the Redskins have had three 1,000-yard receivers (Gary Clark, Art Monk and Ricky Sanders in 1989).
»» The Redskins' next 1,000-yard receiver recording the 29th 1,000-yard receiving season in team history.
»» The Redskins recording a sack in a 24th consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season. Washington's active streak ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL (Cincinnati, 28).
»» The Redskins pushing a regular season sack streak to 24 games for the first time since a 30-game span across the 2008-10 seasons.
»» The Redskins recording a sack to give the team at least one sack in every game this season, the franchise's first such accomplishment since 2009. It would mark the seventh time the team has accomplished the feat since sacks became an official statistic in 1982 (1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1996 and 2009).
»» The Redskins (37) recording three sacks to record the team's first 40-sack season since 2011.
»» The Redskins posting multiple interceptions in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 8-9 of the 2013 season.
»» The Redskins (+3) finishing back-to-back seasons with a positive turnover differential for the first time since a three-year stretch across the 1995-97 seasons. The Redskins were +5 in the category in 2015.
»» The Redskins turning the ball over zero times in back-to-back games for the second time this season (Weeks 11-12).

 

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»» Head Coach Jay Gruden becoming the first Redskins coach to guide the team to consecutive postseason berths since Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs in 1990-92.
»» Gruden joining Pro Football Hall of Famers Ray Flaherty, George Allen and Joe Gibbs as the only coaches in team history to guide the team to at least two postseason berths in the first three seasons of a head coaching tenure.
»» Gruden winning his 22nd game with the Redskins to take sole possession of eighth-most in team history.

 

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»» Safety Will Blackmon picking off a pass in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.

 

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»» Cornerback Bashaud Breeland adding to his career-high three interceptions this season.
»» Breeland intercepting a pass in back-to-back games for the first time since Weeks 5-6 of the 2015 season.
»» Breeland or Josh Norman picking off two passes to become the first member of the Redskins since Darrell Green (two in 1993) to record multiple games with two or more interceptions in a single season. He would become the first member of the Redskins to post consecutive multi-interception games since Paul Krause in Weeks 11-12 of the 1964 season.

 

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»» Quarterback Kirk Cousins entering the game third in NFL history in completion percentage (65.9). Cousins reached the 1,500-attempt threshold needed to qualify in Week 16 at Chicago.
»» Cousins adding to his team record 4,630 passing yards this season.
»» Cousins throwing for 370 yards to record the first 5,000-yard passing season in team history. Excluding other quarterbacks whose 2016 seasons may qualify pending the results of Week 17, it would be the ninth 5,000-yard season in NFL history.
»» Cousins (308.7) attempting to become the first quarterback in team history to average 300 passing yards per game in a season. Cousins can accomplish the feat with 170 more yards in Week 17. The previous record was 269.1, set by Mark Rypien in 1989.
»» Cousins setting a new team record with his eighth 300-yard passing game this season. Cousins holds the existing team record with seven 300-yard passing games in both 2015 and 2016.
»» Cousins adding to his team records for career 300-yard passing games (19, including 18 in regular season play) and 400-yard passing games (three).
»» Cousins (two) adding to his team record for 400-yard passing games in a single season.
»» Cousins recording his third 400-yard passing game this season to tie Philip Rivers (2013), Tony Romo (2012), Eli Manning (2011) and Dan Marino (1986) for the third-most 400-yard games in a single season in NFL history.
»» Cousins (24) throwing a touchdown pass to register the seventh 25-touchdown passing season in team history, joining Sonny Jurgensen (31 in 1967), himself (29 in 2015), Joe Theismann (29 in 1983), Jurgensen (28 in 1966), Mark Rypien (28 in 1991) and Sammy Baugh (25 in 1947).
»» Cousins starting his 16th regular season game for a second consecutive season to join Jason Campbell (2008-09), Mark Rypien (1991-92) and Joe Theismann (1983-84) as the only quarterbacks in team history to start 16 games in back-to-back seasons.
»» Cousins (nine) rushing for a touchdown to tie Joe Theismann (10) for the second-most career rushing touchdowns by a Redskins quarterback.
»» Cousins rushing for a touchdown in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 14-15 of the 2015 season.

 

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»» Wide receiver Jamison Crowder entering the game as the NFL's leader in punt return average (13.1). He will attempt to become the first member of the Redskins to lead the NFL in punt return average since Brian Mitchell in 1994 (14.1).
»» Crowder (831) accruing 169 receiving yards in 2016 to become the fourth member of the Redskins to post a 1,000-yard receiving season within the first two years of an NFL career (Gary Clark in 1986, Charlie Brown in 1983 and Rod Gardner in 2002).
»» Crowder (seven in 2016) becoming the first Redskins wide receiver with eight touchdown receptions in a single season since Santana Moss in 2012. (Tight end Jordan Reed had 11 touchdown receptions in 2015.)
»» Crowder (seven in 2016) catching two touchdowns to become the first member of the Redskins to record nine touchdown receptions in a single season within the first two years of an NFL career.
»» Crowder (nine) recording his 10th career touchdown reception to become the fifth member of the Redskins to compile 10 touchdown receptions in the first two seasons of an NFL career (Charlie Brown, 16; Chris Cooley, 13; Gary Clark, 12; Rod Gardner, 12).
»» Crowder tying a single-season team record with his second punt return touchdown of the season (Brian Mitchell in 1991 and 1994, Mike Nelms in 1981, Bert Zagers in 1957 and John Williams in 1952).

 

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»» Tight end Vernon Davis (503) chasing Dallas Clark and Frank Wycheck (505 each) for 10th on the NFL's list of career receptions by a tight end.

»» Davis adding to his 57 career touchdown receptions, eighth most of any tight end in NFL history.
»» Davis catching three touchdowns to tie former Redskins great Jerry Smith (60) for sixth-most touchdowns by a tight end in NFL history.

 

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»» Wide receiver Pierre Garçon extending his streak of consecutive regular season games played with a reception to 102, the fifth longest active streak in the NFL (Larry Fitzgerald, 194; Brandon Marshall, 159; Steve Smith Sr., 142; Michael Crabtree, 110). Seventy-three of the games in Garçon’s streak have come with Washington, the third-longest streak by a member of the Redskins since the 1970 merger.
»» Garçon (945) gaining 55 receiving yards to reach 1,000 receiving yards this season.
»» Garçon and/or DeSean Jackson posting his second 1,000-yard receiving season with the Redskins to join Gary Clark (five), Art Monk (five), Santana Moss (three), Henry Ellard (three), Ricky Sanders (two) and Bobby Mitchell (two) as the only players with multiple 1,000-yard receiving seasons in team history.
»» Garçon (21) chasing No. 11 Rod Gardner (22) and No. 10 Michael Westbrook (24) on the team's career receiving touchdowns list.

 

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»» Kicker Dustin Hopkins adding to his existing single-season career highs in field goals (33) and points (134).
»» Hopkins (33) breaking Mark Moseley's record (33 in 1983) for the most in a single season in team history with his next field goal.
»» Hopkins (134) chasing No. 3 John Riggins (144 in 1983) and No. 2 Chip Lohmiller (149) on the franchise's single-season scoring list.
»» Hopkins (248) scoring two points to become the 18th player in Redskins history (including both kickers and position players) to record 250 career points.
»» Hopkins (248) chasing No. 6. Sam Baker (253) on the franchise's list of career points by a kicker.
»» Hopkins (58) chasing No. 6 Graham Gano (59) and No. 5 Kai Forbath (60) on the team’s list for career field goals made.
»» Hopkins kicking three or more field goals in a seventh game this season to tie Mark Moseley (seven in 1983) for the most three field- goal games in a season in team history.
»» Hopkins recording a third four-field-goal game this year to tie Mark Moseley (three in 1983) and Chip Lohmiller (three in 1990) for the most games with four field goals in a single season in team history.
»» Hopkins (five) kicking his sixth career field goal of 50 yards or more to take sole possession of third-most in team history.

 

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»» Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (496) catching four passes to become the 16th active player to reach 500 career receptions.
»» Jackson (971) gaining 29 receiving yards to post the fifth 1,000-yard season of his career, including his second with Washington (2014).
»» Jackson setting a Redskins record by recording a fourth consecutive 100-yard receiving game.
»» Jackson (12) recording his 13th 100-yard receiving game with the Redskins to move past Michael Westbrook (12) for sole possession of seventh-most in team history.
»» Jackson (46) scoring four receiving touchdowns to reach 50 career receiving touchdowns.
»» Jackson (four) scoring his fifth career receiving touchdown of 80 yards or more to tie NFL records set by Derrick Alexander, Lance Alworth, Bob Hayes and Jerry Rice.
»» Jackson (22) recording a 60-plus-yard touchdown (including returns) to tie Jerry Rice (23) for the most total touchdowns of 60 yards or more in NFL history.
»» Jackson (26) recording a 50-plus-yard touchdown to tie Terrell Owens (27) for third in total touchdowns of 50 yards or more (including returns) in the NFL since the 1970 merger.

 

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»» Running back Robert Kelley (six) chasing Nos. 3 Don Bosseler and Robert Griffin III (seven each) and No. 2 Skip Hicks (eight in 1998) on the team’s list of rushing touchdowns by a rookie.
»» Kelley (671) staying atop the Redskins' leaderboard for rushing yards in 2016 to mark the third time in the last six seasons that a rookie has led the Redskins in rushing (Alfred Morris in 2012, Roy Helu Jr. in 2011).

 

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»» Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan becoming the first member of the Redskins to start all 16 games in each of the first six seasons of an NFL career since the adoption of the 16-game schedule in 1978. (Note: Jon Jansen started all 16 games in the first six seasons in which he played from 1999-2005 but missed the 2004 season with an injury).
»» Kerrigan starting his 96th consecutive game, the second-longest active streak among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
»» Kerrigan (58.5) posting 1.5 sacks to become the third member of the Redskins to record 60.0 sacks since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982 (Dexter Manley and Charles Mann).
»» Kerrigan (11.0) recording 2.5 sacks to tie his single-season career high of 13.5 sacks, set in 2014.
»» Kerrigan (11.0) chasing Nos. 8 Dave Butz (11.5 in 1983) and Charles Mann (11.5 in 1991) and No. 7 Marco Coleman (12.0 in 2000) on the team's list of sacks in single season since 1982.

 

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»» Linebacker Trent Murphy adding to his career-high 8.0 sacks this season after entering the year with 6.0 sacks in his first two NFL seasons from 2014-15.
»» Murphy (8.0) recording two sacks to give the Redskins multiple players with 10.0 sacks in a single season for the first time since 2009 (Andre Carter and Brian Orakpo, 11.0 each).

 

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»» Cornerback Josh Norman (three) tying his single-season career high with his next interception (four in 2015).
»» Norman recording an interception in back-to-back games for the first time since Weeks 3-4 of the 2015 season.
»» Norman (two) matching his single-season career high with his next forced fumble (three in 2015).

 

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»» Tight end Jordan Reed (243) catching two passes to move past Don Warren (244) in team history for third-most career receptions by a tight end and 12th-most career receptions by any player.
»» Reed (243) recording seven receptions to become the 12th player to catch 250 career passes as a member of the Redskins.
»» Reed (19) catching a touchdown to become the 16th player in team history to record 20 touchdown receptions with the Redskins.
»» Reed (19) catching a touchdown to surpass Clint Didier (19) for sole possession of fourth-most by a tight end in Redskins history.
»» Reed (19) chasing Jean Fugett (21) for third-most receiving touchdowns by a tight end in Redskins history.
»» Reed (six) scoring multiple receiving touchdowns to move past Santana Moss (six) for sole possession of the sixth-most games with multiple touchdown receptions by a member of the Redskins since 1960.

 

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»» Guard Brandon Scherff starting his 16th game this season to join Chris Samuels (2000-01) and Jon Jansen (1999-2000) as the only Redskins offensive linemen to open their careers by starting 16 games in each of their first two NFL seasons.

 

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TK

NY Header

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NEW YORK GIANTS (10-5) AT WASHINGTON REDSKINS (8-6-1)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

GIANTS

REDSKINS

SERIES LEADER

97-66-4

 

STREAKS

 

Past 2

COACHES VS. OPP.

Ben McAdoo: 0-1

Jay Gruden: 2-3

LAST WEEK

L 24-19 at Philadelphia

W 41-21 at Chicago

LAST GAME

9/25/16: Redskins 29 at Giants 27. Washington QB Kirk Cousins passes for 296 yards & 2 TDs for 106.4 rating. Redskins K Dustin Hopkins has GW 37-yard FG with 1:51 remaining.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/29/15: Redskins 20, Giants 14. Washington QB Kirk Cousins passes for 302 yards & has 2 TDs (1 passing, 1 rushing). Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan records 2 sacks.

REFEREE

Gene Steratore

BROADCAST

FOX (4:25 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter). Westwood One: John Sadak, Ross Tucker. SIRIUS: 133 (NYG), 82 (Was). XM: 234 (NYG), 82 (Was).

STATS

PASSING

Eli Manning: 360-571-3847-26-16-86.2

Kirk Cousins 384-571-4630 (2L)-24-10-98.6

RUSHING

Rashad Jennings: 163-541-3.3-2

Robert Kelley (R): 156-671-4.3-6

RECEIVING

Odell Beckham Jr.: 96 (3L)-1323 (2L)-13.8-10

Pierre Garçon: 75-945-12.6-3

OFFENSE

330.6

411.3 (3L)

TAKE/GIVE

-5

+3

DEFENSE

343.4

380.9

SACKS

Olivier Vernon: 8.5

Ryan Kerrigan: 11

INTs

Landon Collins: 5 (T2L)

Bashaud Breeland, Josh Norman: 3

PUNTING

Brad Wing: 46.3

Tress Way: 44.3

KICKING

Robbie Gould: 43 (19/22 PAT; 8/8 FG)

Dustin Hopkins: 134 (3L) (35/38 PAT; 33/40 FG)

NOTES

GIANTS: Clinched playoff berth…

QB ELI MANNING has 1,500 pass yards (300 per game) & 12 TDs for 95.7 rating in past 5 meetings. Has 3,847 pass yards & needs 153 yards for 6th season with 4,000+ pass yards, most in franchise history…

Rookie RB PAUL PERKINS had career-high 68 rush yards last week…

In 4 career meetings, WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. has 35 receptions for 485 yards (121.3 per game) & 5 TD catches. Has 13 career games with 125+ rec. yards, most in player’s 1st 3 NFL seasons.

Rookie WR STERLING SHEPARD has 8 TD catches, tied 3rd most by rookie in NYG history. Ranks 2nd among NFL rookies with 62 receptions & 653 rec. yards. 

WR VICTOR CRUZ has 32 catches for 493 yards (98.6 per game) & TD in past 5 meetings…

DE OLIVIER VERNON has 4 sacks in past 3 on road. 

DT DAMON HARRISON has 82 tackles, most by NFL DT. 

S LANDON COLLINS is only player with 5+ INTs (5) & 3+ sacks (3). Has 117 tackles, most by safety in franchise history…

REDSKINS: QB KIRK COUSINS ranks 2nd in NFL with franchise-record 4,630 pass yards, 2nd consecutive season with 4,000+ pass yards. Has 1,398 pass yards (279.6 per game) with 10 TDs & 3 INTs for 103.9 rating in past 5 at home…

RB ROBERT KELLEY ranks 3rd among NFL rookies with 671 rush yards & ties for 2nd with 6 rush TDs. 

RB MACK BROWN had career-high 82 rush yards & TD last week…

WR DE SEAN JACKSON has 327 rec. yards & TD in past 3. Aims for 3rd in row vs. division with TD catch. 

WR JAMISON CROWDER has 3 TDs in past 4 at home. Since 2015, 

TE JORDAN REED leads NFC TEs with 16 rec. TDs…

DE CHRIS BAKER aims for 3rd game in row vs. NYG with sack.

 LB RYAN KERRIGAN has 11 sacks, 2nd career season with 10+ sacks. 

CB JOSH NORMAN had 2 INTs last week. Has 48 PD since 2014, 2nd most in NFL.     

TK

Bear Huntin'

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Seasons Greetings from historic Soldier Field, where Da Bears haven't been relevant since 1985 & the Redskins are slowly starting to rumble to become relevant. Biggest keys today are  for the Defense to find a way to stop Bears rookie running back Jordan Howard & just as importantly for the Offense to not come out flat as a pancake in the first quarter. This offense has struggled to get going since the Cardinals game. 

 

 

 

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF INACTIVES

 

CHICAGO – The Washington Redskins have announced the following inactives and lineup changes for today’s game against the Chicago Bears:

 

The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:

o   No. 2 QB Nate Sudfeld

o   No. 31 RB Matt Jones

o   No. 36 S Su’a Cravens

o   No. 47 CB Quinton Dunbar

o   No. 60 OL Vinston Painter

o   No. 78 C Kory Lichtensteiger

o   No. 86 TE Jordan Reed 

 

No. 85 Vernon Davis is expected to start in place of Reed at tight end.

 

 

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While not eliminated from the Playoffs, the Redskins no longer control their own destiny after another embarrassing loss earlier this week on Monday Night. A win today over the 3 win Bears will help, but at this point if the team still comes out flat, Redskins fans will feel like they just got a lump of coal in their stocking. That said, here's to a Redskins win to brighten all our holidays.

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Da Bears win the toss & defer so now the Offense gets to start. Hopefully they come out blazing because I dont even want to think about another flat start. Stadium is about half empty here at the start. Skins start with a run followed by a Cousins scramble  they seemed committed to trying to establish the run for once, however a throwaway pass for Cousins & a missed pass to a wide open Crowder stalls out the opening drive.

Defense holds to a quick three n out. However, not sure if that's because Da Bears are that bad or if the D actually stopped them. 

Next offensive drive, Skins start with the run again but quickly turn to the fast passing game for chunks of yardage & seal off the drive returning to the run to end it with Chris Thompson in the end zone for the first score of the game. Skins up 7-0. Ho ho ho :)

Bears QB Matt Barkley starts off the Bears second drive looking rather blah. Skins D stops Howard for a loss of 8 then Barkley starts to get a little hot then the Bears fumble & the Redskins recover. A fumble gets reversed on the replay & Howard rips this defense for 23. On third down, Barkley looks lost out there, throws it out the back of the endzone. Bears go for 3 but it's blocked out of the back of the end zone & Skins takeover at the 20. 

So far, one thing is clear. The Bears need a QB upgrade. Also, my Fantasy team would love it Crowder would get involved this drive. Instead DJax with a 57 yard gain shows why someone is gonna pay him next year. On 3rd & 9 inside the 20 Cousins barely dumps it off in time to avoid a sack to Thompson. All he does is score. Skins up 14-0. And that's the end of the fist quarter. Ho ho ho :)

Start of the 2nd quarter has Breeland picking off Barkley in the end zone. After review, pick stands however the return yardage is nullified. Knee was down at the 1. Skins come out with a 99 yard March in front of them. Three plays later it's 3rd & 1 at the 38. 46 yard bomb to Garçon converts the third down & puts the Redskins in the Red Zone. Drive stalls out so the Skins take the 3. 17-0. Ho ho home. 

Its starting to look more like the Bears D is way worse then it was given credit for. The Offense so far has surprisingly been balanced. 12 runs to 14 passes. Redskins passing game has been clicking & the run game is showing it wants to be there as well.  On the flip side, for the Bears, They have Howard who is exceptional & Barkley who is, well....NOT. A penalty helps get the Bears drive to stay alive & end up with their first score. 17-7 Ho ho ehhh

Skins start off like they've been taking stupid pills. Holding on a Breeland return followed by another penalty omfor having 12 men on the field. Then Cousins overthrows DJax who had his man beat deep over the 50 yard line. Two plays later though Kirk connects with DJax for 29 yards. Another deep shot to DJax is incomplete but he gets a flag & it's an automatic first down. Skins FINALLY seem to be not playing down to the level of an inferior team. Inside the Two Minute Warning, Cousins runs it in this time from 9 yards out. It's 24-7 Skins. Ho Ho ho. 

Robert Kelley is Questionable to return with a knee injury. 

Barkley gets the moving downfield by going no huddle out of the shotgun & they get a TD with 34 seconds left in the Half. 24-14 Skins. Ho Ho ummm. 

End of the first half. 

RUSHING
ATT
YDS
AVG
LG
TD
R.Kelley
14
61
4.4
15
0
K.Cousins
2
22
11.0
13
1
C.Thompson
2
11
5.5
7
1
PASSING
ATT
CMP
CMP%
YDS
SK/YD
TD
LG
INT
RT
K.Cousins
17
11
64.7
224
0/0
1
57
0
127.7
RECEIVING
TAR
NO
YDS
AVG
LG
TD
D.Jackson
6
5
114
22.8
57
0
P.Garcon
3
3
87
29.0
46
0
C.Thompson
1
1
17
17.0
17
1
R.Kelley
3
2
6
3.0
5
0
J.Crowder
1
0
0
--
0
0
R.Grant
1
0
0
--
0
0
 

The start of the second half has Howard get injured, a Preston Smith sack on Barkley, a Bears converted fake punt, & a Josh Norman pick. Welcome to Crazy Town. 

Funny how those "DJax wouldn't rule out a Philly return" rumors were going a few weeks ago & the last 3 games he's gotten more targets. Like the one that incomplete to start the Skins opening 2nd half drive. That was his 7th current target of the game. Which at that point lead the WRs as Garçon was next with 4 targets. 

RECEIVING
TAR
REC
YDS
TD
LG
D.Jackson
7
5
114
0
57
P.Garcon
5
4
94
0
46
C.Thompson
1
1
17
1
17
R.Kelley
3
2
6
0
5
J.Crowder
1
0
0
0
0
R.Grant
1
0
0
0
0
M.Brown
1
1
-2
0
-2

 

Skins end another drive with a TD scored by Cousins on a QB sneak from the 1. Skins increase their lead to 31-14. The Bears next drive is stopped short as Breeland gets in on the INT game & picks off Barkley. Skins are rolling so hard we get a Mack Brown sighting at RB & Crowder gets a second target. Cousins doesn't connect with Davis in the end zone on 4th & 1. It's the type of ballsy call that you make when you're up by three scores. The Bears have Howard back in the game though down 17 expect them to abandon the run game. 

Start of the Fourth sees Barkley nearly picked off again in the corner end zone only to actually get picked off on the next play by Blackmon who returns it 79 yards. Skins takeover again at the Chicago 10 as Sabotage by the Beastie Boys blasts the stadium. Fitting song. :) Mack Brown gets it to the 1 where a holding penalty halts this TD attempt & forces the Skins to kick. It's good & now 34-14 Skins. HO HO HO

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Bears drive it to the 1 & Norman picks off Barkley. Again. Even though it's pretty much the equivalent of pulling the wings off a fly, this Redskins performance sure is enjoyable. :)  

 

TK

Week 16 League Leaders

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:229:Redskins Offense:229:
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards at catch (2763)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in pass completions of 25+ yards (39)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average rushing yards on second down (5.48)

 

»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in percentage of 3-and-out drives (13.2%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in plays of 20+ yards (68)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in total yards per play (6.39)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards (4391)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per game (303.0)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards per game (313.6)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in receptions (367)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in receptions per game (26.2)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in percentage of first-down passing plays gaining 4+ yards (60.7%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in passing yards per attempt (8.09)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in passing yards per play (7.81)
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and NFL in pass completions of 20+ yards (59)

 

»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in total yards per game (406.6)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in second-down conversion percentage (36.6%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in average receiving yards (12.0)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in passing yards per completion (11.96)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in third-down conversion percentage (44.8%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in average receiving yards at catch (7.5)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in pass attempts per game (38.8)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in pass attempts (543)


»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in third and medium conversion percentage (51.1%)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in passing first-downs (203)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average yards gained on first-down (5.99)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in third and long conversion percentage (51.1%)


»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in pass completion percentage (67.6%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in first-downs per game (22.0)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in total firstdowns made (308)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in points per game (24.6)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in offensive points scored (339)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in receiving targets (533)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in targets per game (38.1)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in percentage of passing firstdowns (37.4%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in average yards to go on second-down (7.83)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in percentage of first-down plays gaining 4+ yards (51.7%)

 

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in average rushing yards (4.41)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts gaining 10+ yards (12.5%)
»» Ranks tied for sixth in the NFC in rushing touchdowns (13)

»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in passing touchdowns (23)
»» Ranks tied for seventh in the NFC in rush attempts gaining 10+ yards (41)

 

»» Ranks eighth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in percentage of rushing first-downs (23.7%)

 


:229:Redskins Defense:229:
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in fumbles forced (15)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in tackles for loss (76)
»» Ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in sacks (36)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in total tackles (859)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in assisted tackles (258)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in sack yards (239)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in solo tackles (601)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in sacks per pass attempt (6.90%)

 


:229:Redskins Special Teams:229:
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in field goal attempts (38)
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL for longest punt return (85)

 

»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in field goals made (31)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in percentage of kickoffs for touchbacks (70.4%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in kicking points (123)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in average punt return yards (12.7)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in total punt return yards (304)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in kickoffs for touchbacks (57)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in kickoffs (81)

 

»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in kickoff yards (5056)


»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in average starting line position after kickoff (24.7)
»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in average kickoff yards (62.4)

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»» Will Compton ranks fourth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in assisted tackles (42)


»» Kirk Cousins ranks first in the NFC and NFL in passing yards at catch (2733)
»» Cousins ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in passing plays of 25+ yards (38)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in pass completions per game (26.1)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in pass completions (366)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in passing yards per attempt (8.04)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and NFL in passing yards (4360)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per game (311.4)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in pass attempts (542)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and NFL in passing first-downs (202)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in average passing yards at catch (7.5)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in pass attempts per game (38.7)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in passing yards per completion (11.91)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in pass completion percentage (67.5%)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in percentage of pass completions resulting in a first-down (37.3%)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC in passing touchdowns (23)
»» Cousins ranks eighth in the NFC in yards after catch by a quarterback (1627)

 

»» Jamison Crowder ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in average punt return yards (13.1)
»» Crowder ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in longest punt return (85)
»» Crowder ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in punt return yards (288)
»» Crowder ranks fourth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in punt returns (22)

 

»» Vernon Davis ranks first in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in average yards after catch amongst tight ends (5.3)
»» Davis ranks third in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in average receiving yards amongst tight ends (12.7)
»» Davis ranks fifth in the NFC in receiving yards amongst tight ends (646)
»» Davis ranks sixth in the NFC in average yards at catch amongst tight ends (7.4)
»» Davis ranks eighth in the NFC in yards after catch amongst tight ends (216)

 

»» Pierre Garcon ranks tied for eighth in the NFC in receiving firstdowns (46)

 

»» Dustin Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and NFL in field goals attempted (38)
»» Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in kickoffs for touchbacks (57)
»» Hopkins ranks second in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in percentage of kickoffs for touchbacks (72.2%)
»» Hopkins ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in field goals made (31)
»» Hopkins ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in total kickoffs (79)
»» Hopkins ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in total kickoff yards (5056)

 

»» DeSean Jackson ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in average receiving yards at catch (13.3)
»» Jackson ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in average receiving yards (17.5)
»» Jackson ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in longest reception (80)
»» Jackson ranks eighth in the NFC in receiving yards at catch (652)

 

»» Matt Jones ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in percentage of rushing first-downs (28.3%)
»» Jones ranks third in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts gaining 10+ yards (14.1%)
»» Jones ranks fifth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in average rushing yards (4.65)

 

»» Rob Kelley ranks third in the NFC and NFL in rushing yards amongst rookies (595)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and NFL in rushing yards per game amongst rookies (45.8)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in rush attempts amongst rookies (137)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in rush attempts per game amongst rookies (10.5)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in longest rush attempt amongst rookies (66)
»» Kelley ranks sixth in the NFC in average rushing yards amongst rookies (4.3)

 

»» Ryan Kerrigan ranks third in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in sacks (11)
»» Kerrigan ranks third in the NFC and NFL in sack yards (84)
»» Kerrigan ranks fourth in the NFC and tied for fourth in NFL in tackles for loss (15)

 

»» Trent Murphy ranks tied for seventh in the NFC in sacks (8)

 

»» Jordan Reed ranks first in the NFC and NFL in receptions per game amongst tight ends (5.5)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in receiving yards per game amongst tight ends (58.7)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and NFL in targets per game amongst tight ends (7.5)
»» Reed ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in receiving first-downs amongst tight ends (39)
»» Reed ranks fourth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in percentage of receptions resulting in a first-down (63.9%)
»» Reed ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in receptions amongst tight ends (61)
»» Reed ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in receiving yards amongst tight ends (646)
»» Reed ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in yards at catch amongst tight ends (416)
»» Reed ranks sixth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in targets amongst tight ends (83)
»» Reed ranks seventh in the NFC in yards after catch amongst tight ends (230)
»» Reed ranks seventh in the NFC in average receiving yards amongsttight ends (10.6)
»» Reed ranks eighth in the NFC in average yards at catch amongst tight ends (6.8)

TK

Week 16 What To Watch For

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»» The Redskins entering the game with a 25-24 all time record in Saturday games, including postseason play.
»» The Redskins seeking a third consecutive Saturday victory (including wins in 2014 and 2015) for the first time since the 2004-05 seasons (Week 15 in 2004, Week 16 and NFC Wild Card Round in 2005).
»» The Redskins riding an active six-game winning streak against the Bears. The six-game unbeaten streak is the Redskins’ longest active streak against any opponent.
»» The Redskins playing at Soldier Field in back-to-back years for the first time since 2003-04. The Redskins defeated the Bears, 24-21, at Soldier Field in 2015.
»» The Redskins seeking their first four-game road winning streak in their series history against the Bears since the 1986-97 seasons.
»» The Redskins improving upon their team-record three 500 yard games this season.
»» The Redskins recording their fourth 500-yard game this season to tie for the sixth-most in a season in NFL history.
»» The 2016 Redskins adding to their current team record by exceeding 300 yards of offense in a 19th consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season.
»» The 2016 Redskins (5,692) gaining 562 yards to break the franchise record for total net yards in a single season (6,253 in 1989).
»» The Redskins (5,692) gaining 308 yards to reach 6,000 net yards in a season for the fourth time in team history (1983, 1989 and 2012).
»» The 2016 Redskins (4,242) passing for 108 yards to break the team record for net passing yardage in a single season in team history (4,349 in 1989).
»» The Redskins recording 15 passing first downs to break the team record for passing first downs in a single season (217 in 1989).
»» The Redskins completing 20 passes to break the team record for completions in a single season (386 in 2015).
»» The Redskins recording a sack in a 23rd consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season. Washington's active streak ranks first in the NFC and fourth in the NFL (Denver, 31; Oakland, 28; Cincinnati, 27).
»» The Redskins pushing a regular season sack streak to 23 games for the first time since a 30-game span across the 2008-10 seasons.
»» The Redskins (36) recording four sacks to record the team's first 40-sack season since 2011.

 

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»» Cornerback Bashaud Breeland (one) intercepting a pass to become the first member of the Redskins since Fred Smoot (2001-03) to open a career with multiple interceptions in three straight seasons.


»» Quarterback Kirk Cousins adding to his team record 4,360 passing yards this season.
»» Cousins setting a new team record with his eighth 300-yard passing game this season. Cousins holds the existing team record with seven 300-yard passing games in both 2015 and 2016.
»» Cousins adding to his team records for career 300-yard passing games (19, including 18 in regular season play) and 400-yard passing games (three).
»» Cousins recording back-to-back 300-yard passing games for the fourth time this season (Weeks 1-2, 7-8 and 11-12).
»» Cousins (two) adding to his team record for 400-yard passing games in a single season.
»» Cousins recording his third 400-yard passing game this season to tie Philip Rivers (2013), Tony Romo (2012), Eli Manning (2011) and Dan Marino (1986) for the third-most 400-yard games in a single season in NFL history.
»» Cousins throwing eight passes to become the seventh player to reach 1,500 career attempts with the Redskins.
»» Cousins breaking his own single-season team record for passing attempts in a single season (543 in 2015) with his second pass on Saturday.
»» Cousins recording 15 completions to become the sixth player in team history with 1,000 career completions.
»» Cousins eclipsing his own team record for completions in a single season (379 in 2015) with 14 more completions.
»» Cousins throwing a touchdown pass in an 18th consecutive road game to tie Joe Theismann for the longest streak of road games with a passing touchdown (18 from 1982-85).
»» Cousins (23) throwing two touchdown passes to register the seventh 25-touchdown passing season in team history, joining Sonny Jurgensen (31 in 1967), himself (29 in 2015), Joe Theismann (29 in 1983), Jurgensen (28 in 1966), Mark Rypien (28 in 1991) and Sammy Baugh (25 in 1947).
»» Cousins (seven) rushing for a touchdown to tie Robert Griffin III, Eddie LeBaron, Mark Rypien and Norm Snead (eight each) for the fourth-most career rushing touchdowns by a Redskins quarterback

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»» Wide receiver Jamison Crowder (828) accruing 172 more receiving yards in 2016 to become the fourth member of the Redskins to post a 1,000-yard receiving season within the first two years of an NFL career (Gary Clark in 1986, Charlie Brown in 1983 and Rod Gardner in 2002).
»» Crowder (seven in 2016) becoming the first Redskins wide receiver with eight touchdown receptions in a single season since Santana Moss in 2012. (Tight end Jordan Reed had 11 touchdown receptions in 2015.)
»» Crowder (seven in 2016) catching two touchdowns to become the first member of the Redskins to record nine touchdown receptions in a single season within the first two years of an NFL career.
»» Crowder (nine) recording his 10th career touchdown reception to become the fifth member of the Redskins to compile 10 touchdown receptions in the first two seasons of an NFL career (Charlie Brown, 16; Chris Cooley, 13; Gary Clark, 12; Rod Gardner, 12).
»» Crowder tying a single-season team record with his second punt return touchdown of the season (Brian Mitchell in 1991 and 1994, Mike Nelms in 1981, Bert Zagers in 1957 and John Williams in 1952).

 

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»» Tight end Vernon Davis (502) chasing Dallas Clark and Frank Wycheck (505 each) for 10th on the NFL's list of career receptions by a tight end.
»» Davis adding to his 57 career touchdown receptions, eighth most of any tight end in NFL history.
»» Davis catching three touchdowns to tie former Redskins great Jerry Smith (60) for sixth-most touchdowns by a tight end in NFL history.

 

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»» Wide receiver Pierre Garçon extending his streak of consecutive regular season games played with a reception to 101, the fifth longest active streak in the NFL (Larry Fitzgerald, 193; Brandon Marshall, 158; Steve Smith Sr., 141; Michael Crabtree, 109). Seventytwo of the games in Garçon’s streak have come with Washington, the third-longest streak by a member of the Redskins since the 1970 merger.
»» Garçon (851) gaining 149 receiving yards to post the 29th 1,000-yard receiving season in team history.
»» Garçon posting his second 1,000-yard receiving season with the Redskins to join Gary Clark (five), Art Monk (five), Santana Moss (three), Henry Ellard (three), Ricky Sanders (two) and Bobby Mitchell (two) as the only players with multiple 1,000-yard receiving seasons in team history.
»» Garçon (21) chasing No. 11 Rod Gardner (22) and No. 10 Michael Westbrook (24) on the team's career receiving touchdowns list.

 

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»» Kicker Dustin Hopkins adding to his existing single-season career highs in field goals (31) and points (123).
»» Hopkins (31) making three field goals to break Mark Moseley's record (33 in 1983) for the most in a single season in team history.
»» Hopkins (123) chasing No. 6 Terry Allen (126 in 1996), No. 5 Chip Lohmiller (128 in 1989), No. 4 Lohmiller (131 in 1990), No. 3 John Riggins (144 in 1983) and No. 2 Lohmiller (149) on the franchise's single-season scoring list.
»» Hopkins (237) scoring 13 points to become the 18th player in Redskins history (including both kickers and position players) to record 250 career points.
»» Hopkins (237) chasing No. 6. Sam Baker (253) on the franchise's list of career points by a kicker.
»» Hopkins (56) chasing No. 6 Graham Gano (59) and No. 5 Kai Forbath (60) on the team’s list for career field goals made.
»» Hopkins kicking three or more field goals in a seventh game this season to tie Mark Moseley (seven in 1983) for the most three field goal games in a season in team history.
»» Hopkins recording a third four-field-goal game this year to tie Mark Moseley (three in 1983) and Chip Lohmiller (three in 1990) for the most games with four field goals in a single season in team history.

 

»» Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (491) catching nine passes to reach 500 career receptions.
»» Jackson (46) scoring four receiving touchdowns to reach 50 career receiving touchdowns.
»» Jackson (four) scoring his fifth career receiving touchdown of 80 yards or more to tie NFL records set by Derrick Alexander, Lance Alworth, Bob Hayes and Jerry Rice.
»» Jackson (22) recording a 60-plus-yard touchdown (including returns) to tie Jerry Rice (23) for the most total touchdowns of 60 yards or more in NFL history.
»» Jackson (26) recording a 50-plus-yard touchdown to tie Terrell Owens (27) for third in total touchdowns of 50 yards or more (including returns) in the NFL since the 1970 merger.
»» Jackson (10) recording his 12th 100-yard receiving game with the Redskins to tie Michael Westbrook (12) for seventh-most in team history.
»» Jackson tying the Redskins’ team record by recording three consecutive 100-yard games for the first time in his career.

 

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»» Running back Robert Kelley recording a rushing touchdown in three consecutive games for the first time in his career.
»» Kelley (six) chasing Nos. 3 Don Bosseler and Robert Griffin III (seven each) and No. 2 Skip Hicks (eight in 1998) on the team’s list of rushing touchdowns by a rookie.

 

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»» Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan starting his 95th consecutive game, the second-longest active streak among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
»» Kerrigan (58.5) posting 1.5 sacks to become the third member of the Redskins to record 60.0 sacks since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982 (Dexter Manley and Charles Mann).
»» Kerrigan (11.0) recording 2.5 sacks to tie his single-season career high of 13.5 sacks, set in 2014.
»» Kerrigan (11.0) chasing Nos. 8 Dave Butz (11.5 in 1983) and Charles Mann (11.5 in 1991) and No. 7 Marco Coleman (12.0 in 2000) on the team's list of sacks in single season since 1982.

 

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»» Linebacker Trent Murphy adding to his career-high 8.0 sacks this season after entering the year with 6.0 sacks in his first two NFL seasons from 2014-15.
»» Murphy (8.0) recording two sacks to give the Redskins multiple players with 10.0 sacks in a single season for the first time since 2009 (Andre Carter and Brian Orakpo, 11.0 each).

 

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»» Cornerback Josh Norman (two) matching his single-season career high with his next forced fumble (three in 2015).

 

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»» Tight end Jordan Reed (243) catching two passes to move past Don Warren (244) in team history for third-most career receptions by a tight end and 12th most career receptions by any player.
»» Reed (243) recording seven receptions to become the 12th player to catch 250 career passes as a member of the Redskins.
»» Reed (19) catching a touchdown to become the 16th player in team history to record 20 touchdown receptions with the Redskins.
»» Reed (19) catching a touchdown to surpass Clint Didier (19) for sole possession of fourth-most by a tight end in Redskins history.
»» Reed (19) chasing Jean Fugett (21) for third-most receiving touchdowns by a tight end in Redskins history.
»» Reed (six) scoring multiple receiving touchdowns to move past Santana Moss (six) for sole possession of the sixth-most games with multiple touchdown receptions by a member of the Redskins since 1960.
»» Reed continuing his strong career performance against the Bears. In two career games vs. Chicago, Reed has recorded 18 receptions on 18 targets for 254 yards with two touchdowns.

JimmiJo

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Defeat!!!

 

Panthers 26 - 15 Redskins 

 

Hello everybody, JimmiJo here. I am joined by my partner of the ages; TheMurf, and together we will bring you the goings-on for tonight's matchup featuring the Washington Redskins versus the Carolina Panthers. 

 

After a few weeks in the wilderness, the Redskins again control their destiny. As I type they are the 6th and final seed for the NFC playoffs. They need to win tonight to secure the position, at least for this week. For the record, a loss doesn't mean they cannot still get in, but it hands their fate to someone else, again.

 

The bookies have the Redskins favored by 7. And while that's encouraging in that vegas usually knows what they are doing; a voice inside reminds of Washington's dismal prime-time performances, at least since I've been covering since 2006.

 

That said I feel good about the Redskins' chances. They know how important this is. They also have a kick-ass offense. On the flip-side Carolina has had a poor season and are likely looking forward to getting it behind them in order to begin working on next. 

 

This doesn't mean they wouldn't love to shine on national TV. And there is the thing called pride. So I am not expecting a capitulation prior to kickoff. But a good punch in the mouth should be enough to convince them it's just not worth it.

 

Except for the reality that is Washington's defense. The technical term for how they are playing lately is; "sucks." But they have been opportunistic and a turnover can help put this one away.

 

Here's to a good match. 

 

Photos

 

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Audio

 

 

Inactives

 

Washington

- Nate Sudfield
- Rashad Ross
- Matt Jones
- Su'a Cravens
- Will Compton
- Vinston Painter
- Kory Lichtensteiger

Carolina
- Cameron Artis-Payne
- Jeremy Cash
- Luke Kuechly
- Daryl Williams
- Chris Manhertz
- Paul Soliai
- Charles Johnson

 

Final Pregame Thoughts

 

There is a healthy dose of skepticism towards the Redskins among the handful of beat-reporters I spoke with. These people are not haters, but are taking the poor performance of Washington's defense along with the front-seven of Carolina into consideration.

 

That said I still believe (which is not really worth much). I think the notion of controlling their own destiny is too much to let slip.

 

I guess we will see shortly.

 

Please follow-along in-game at Twitter @Skinscast. Murf is @HomerMcFanboy 

 

See you at the half...

 

Half

 

After the Cousins' pick I expected Carolina to score another TD and for the game to be over. Somehow a roughing non-call coupled with a taunting call on Cam Newton acted as the big momentum switch Washington needed to get things going. A touchdown drive later and we have a 4-point game with the Redskins getting the ball to start the 2nd half.

 

The Panthers missed a chance to put the Redskins away. Now it is anyone's game.

 

See you after...

 

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JimmiJo

 

Turnovers. Tackling. Time of possession. Sometimes it is just not your night.

 

The Washington Redskins lost to the Carolina Panthers, 26-15 to jeopardize their playoff chances with two games remaining on the season.

 

In tonight’s loss Washington struggled in the one area they have been most consistent this year; the offense. Interceptions and fumbles. Poor throws and drops. Anemic on third down and inept when rushing. It added up to an inconsistent outing.

 

But the Redskins also struggled in the one area you would expect; the defense. Whether it was giving up big runs to Jonathan Stewart, or big throws to Greg Olson and Ted Ginn. Washington allowed a 30-plus yard scamper on 3rd-and-1.

 

Not to be left-out, teams contributed their own let-downs, providing poor starting field position, and allowing big returns from the Panthers’ return men.

 

These added up to Washington once again on the outside looking in for a playoff berth, needing help from someone to get back into contention.

 

Talk about a missed opportunity.

 

Dallas’ victory over Tampa Bay gave the Redskins something they sorely desired; control of their destiny. Yet they played as if they couldn’t wait to squander the chance.

 

Carolina’s first-half drives went field goal, punt, touchdown, field goal, punt, punt. The Redskins conversely, went punt, field goal, interception, punt, touchdown, punt.

 

The score was 13-9 in favor of Carolina at the half with Washington scheduled to receive the 2nd half kickoff.

 

Will Blackmon returned Washington’s ball to only their 14 to start the 3rd quarter. And on first down, Kirk Cousins was sacked with the Panthers recovering at the Redskins’ one yard-line. Two-plays later the Panthers scored their second touchdown.

 

Washington would add only another field goal to their score while Carolina added a total of 10 to bring the 4th quarter score to 23-12.

 

Worse than the score was the plays where Panther receivers were running free to big yards. Washington’s defense many times failed to account for a free receiver, or couldn’t stop Stewart running out of the backfield.

 

The Redskins did have opportunities. When Carolina kicker Graham Gano missed a field goal with just over 6-minutes to go, Washington had the ball and enough time to overcome an 11-point deficit.

 

They marched down to the Carolina 6, but an illegal use of hands against Morgan Moses put them back to the 16 on third down. Chris Thompson dropped the ensuing pass attempt, which brought out Dustin Hopkins to kick a 34-yard field goal.

 

Down 8 with 3:44 remaining, The Redskins decided to kick off and rely on their defense to provide another drive opportunity.

 

Instead Jonathan Stewart ran the 1st down hand off 34-yards to the Redskins’ 36. Two plays later, another 10-yard scamper from Stewart.

 

Ahead 23-15 and at the Washington 23-yard line, Carolina looked to put the game on-ice with a Gano field goal at the two-minute warning.

 

He did.

 

Cam Newton ended the night 21/37 for 300-yards and 2 touchdowns with a passer rating of 101.1.

 

Kirk Cousins completed 32/47 for 316-yards and 1 interception for a rating of 77.96.

 

Washington is now 7-6-1 on the season.

 

TK

Week 15 League Leaders

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:247:Redskins Offense
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in percentage of 3-and-out drives (10.9%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards at catch (2448)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in pass completions of 25+ yards (39)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in plays of 20+ yards (64)


»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in total yards per game (412.1)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in total yards per play (6.45)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in receptions per game (25.8)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards (4076)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per game (302.8)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards per game (313.5)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in receptions (335)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in percentage of first-down passing plays gaining 4+ yards (61.3%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in passing yards per attempt (8.22)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in passing yards per play (7.94)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in second-down conversion percentage (37.2%)
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and NFL in pass completions of 20+ yards (55)


»» Ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in third-and-medium conversion percentage (52.3%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in passing first-downs (189)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in average receiving yards (12.2)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in passing yards per completion (12.17)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in third-down conversion percentage (46.9%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in average receiving yards at catch (7.3)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in average rushing yards (4.50)


»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average yards gained on first-down (6.03)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in average yards to go on seconddown (7.70)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in percentage of first-down plays gaining 4+ yards (52.4%)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC in rushing yards (1421)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC in rushing yards per game (109.3)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in percentage of pass completions (67.5%)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in third-and-long conversion percentage (31.3%)


»» Ranks fifth in the NFC in yards after catch by a quarterback (1630)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC in average time of possession per game (30:08)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in first-downs per game (22.3)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in total first-downs made (290)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in pass attempts per game (38.2)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in pass attempts (496)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in points per game (25.4)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in offensive points scored (324)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in receiving targets (486)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in targets per game (37.4)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in percentage of pass completions resulting in a first-down (38.1%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in percentage of rushing plays gaining 10+ yards (12.7%)
»» Ranks tied for fifth in the NFC in passing touchdowns (23)


»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in percentage of rushing first-downs (24.1%)


»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in rushing first-downs (76)

 

 

:247:Redskins Defense
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in fumbles forced (14)


»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in tackles for loss (71)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in sacks (34)


»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in total tackles (787)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in sack yards (229)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in assisted tackles (231)


»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in solo tackles (556)


»» Ranks seventh in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in sacks per pass attempt (7.01%)

 

 

:247:Redskins Special Teams
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in field goal attempts (35)
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in field goals made (28)
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL for longest punt return (85)


»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in percentage of kickoffs for touchbacks (71.1%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in kicking points (114)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in average punt return yards (13.8)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in total punt return yards (290)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in kickoffs for touchbacks (54)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in kickoffs (76)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in kickoff yards (4731)


»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in average starting line position after kickoff (24.9)

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»» Will Compton ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in assisted tackles (42)

 

»» Kirk Cousins ranks first in the NFC and NFL in passing yards at catch (2418)
»» Cousins ranks first in the NFC and NFL in passing plays of 25+ yards (38)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in pass completions per game (25.7)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in pass completions (334)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in passing yards per attempt (8.17)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and NFL in passing first-downs (188)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and NFL in passing yards (4045)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per game (311.2)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in average passing yards at catch (7.2)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in passing yards per completion (12.11)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in pass attempts (495)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in pass completion percentage (67.5%)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in percentage of pass completions resulting in a first-down (38.0%)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in pass attempts per game (38.1)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in yards after catch by a quarterback (1627)

 

»» Jamison Crowder ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in average punt return yards (14.4)
»» Crowder ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in longest punt return (85)
»» Crowder ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in punt return yards (274)
»» Crowder ranks seventh in the NFC in yards after catch (364)

 

»» Vernon Davis ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in average yards after catch amongst tight ends (5.8)
»» Davis ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in average receiving yards amongst tight ends (13.5)
»» Davis ranks seventh in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in average yards at catch amongst tight ends (7.6)
»» Davis ranks eighth in the NFC in receiving yards amongst tight ends (497)

 

»» Dustin Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and NFL in field goals attempted (35)
»» Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in percent of kickoffs resulting in a touchback (73%)
»» Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in touchbacks on kickoffs (54)
»» Hopkins ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in field goals made (28)
»» Hopkins ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in total kickoff yards (4731)
»» Hopkins ranks second in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in total kickoffs (74)

 

»» DeSean Jackson ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in average receiving yards (17.8)
»» Jackson ranks second in the NFC and NFL in average receiving yards at catch (13.8)
»» Jackson ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in longest reception (80)

 

»» Matt Jones ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in percentage of rushing first-downs (28.3%)
»» Jones ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts gaining 10+ yards (14.1%)
»» Jones ranks fourth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in average rushing yards (4.65)


»» Rob Kelley ranks third in the NFC and NFL in rushing yards amongst rookies (587)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and NFL in rushing yards per game amongst rookies (48.9)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in rush attempts amongst rookies (128)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in rush attempts per game amongst rookies (10.7)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in longest rush attempt amongst rookies (66)
»» Kelley ranks fifth in the NFC in average rushing yards amongst rookies (4.6)

 

»» Ryan Kerrigan ranks second in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in sacks (11)
»» Kerrigan ranks third in the NFC and NFL in sack yards (84)
»» Kerrigan ranks tied for third in the NFC and NFL in tackles for loss (14)

 

»» Trent Murphy ranks tied for fifth in the NFC in sacks (8)

 

»» Jordan Reed ranks first in the NFC and NFL in targets per game amongst tight ends (8.2)

»» Reed ranks first in the NFC and NFL in receptions per game amongst tight ends (6.0)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in receiving yards per game amongst tight ends (64)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in receptions amongst tight ends (60)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in receiving first downs amongst tight ends (39)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in receiving yards amongst tight ends (640)
»» Reed ranks fifth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in yards at catch amongst tight ends (410)
»» Reed ranks fourth in the NFC in yards after catch amongst tight ends (230)
»» Reed ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in targets amongst tight ends (82)
»» Reed ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in percentage of receptions resulting in a first-down (65%)
»» Reed ranks seventh in the NFC in average receiving yards amongst tight ends (10.7)

TK

Week 15 What To Watch For

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»» The Redskins putting together a five-game home winning streak in back-to-back seasons. The Redskins won five straight home games across Weeks 2-12 last season and have won four straight home games this season dating back to Week 4.
»» The Redskins winning five home games in consecutive years for the first time since the 1996-97 seasons.
»» The Redskins playing their first home game in 29 days (Nov. 20 vs. Green Bay).
»» The Redskins improving upon their 7-5 all-time record against the Panthers, including a 5-1 series record at home.
»» The Redskins attempting to snap a four-game losing streak against the Panthers and earn their first win against Carolina since 2006.
»» The Redskins seeking their first home Monday Night Football win since Dec. 3, 2012, vs. the New York Giants.
»» The Redskins entering the game 20-19 all-time against defending NFC Champions since the formation of conferences following the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. A win would be Washington’s first against a team that represented the NFC in the most recent Super Bowl since defeating the New York Giants in 2012.
»» The Redskins improving upon their team-record three 500- yard games this season.
»» The Redskins recording their fourth 500-yard game this season to tie for the sixth-most in a season in NFL history.
»» The 2016 Redskins breaking a team record by exceeding 300 yards of offense in an 18th consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season. The team's current 17-game stretch is tied for the franchise mark set across 1987-88 seasons.
»» The 2016 Redskins (5,357) gaining 267 yards to enter the Top 10 in total yardage in a single season in team history.
»» The 2016 Redskins (3,936) passing for 414 yards to break the team record for net passing yardage in a single season in team history (4,349 in 1989).
»» The Redskins (3,936) throwing for 64 yards to reach 4,000 net passing yards in three consecutive seasons for the first time in team history.
»» The Redskins recording 29 passing first downs to break the team record for passing first downs in a single season (217 in 1989).
»» The Redskins recording a sack in a 22nd consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season. Washington's active streak ranks first in the NFC and fourth in the NFL (Denver, 30; Oakland, 27; Cincinnati, 26).
»» The Redskins pushing a regular season sack streak to 22 games for the first time since a 30-game span across the 2008-10 seasons.
»» The Redskins recording four sacks in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 15-16 of the 2015 season.
»» The Redskins (34) recording six sacks to record the team's first 40-sack season since 2011.

 

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»» Cornerback Bashaud Breeland (one) intercepting a pass to become the first member of the Redskins since Fred Smoot (2001-03) to open a career with multiple interceptions in three straight seasons.

 

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»» Quarterback Kirk Cousins improving upon his 10-4 regular season record at FedExField since assuming the starting role on a full-time basis prior to the 2015 season.
»» Cousins (4,045) throwing for 122 yards to break his own team record for passing yards in a single season (4,166 in 2015). Cousins can pass Jay Schroeder (4,109 in 1986) for second with 65 yards.
»» Cousins (six) tying his own team record for 300-yard passing games in a single season (seven in 2015).
»» Cousins adding to his team records for career 300-yard passing games (18, including 17 in regular season play) and 400-yard passing games (three).
»» Cousins (two) adding to his team record for 400- yard passing games in a single season.
»» Cousins recording his third 400-yard passing game this season to tie Philip Rivers (2013), Tony Romo (2012), Eli Manning (2011) and Dan Marino (1986) for the third-most 400-yard games in a single season in NFL history.
»» Cousins (953) attempting 47 passes to become the sixth quarterback to attempt 1,000 career passes with the Redskins.
»» Cousins (495) chasing No. 8 Joe Theismann (496 in 1981), No. 7 Jason Campbell (506 in 2008), No. 6 Campbell (507 in 2009), No. 5 Sonny Jurgensen (508 in 1967), No. 4 Trent Green (509 in 1998), No. 3 Brad Johnson (519 in 1999) and No. 2 Jay Schroeder (541 in 1986) on the team's single-season pass attempts list. Cousins holds the existing record with 543 in 2015.
»» Cousins (334) completing 46 passes to break his own team record for completions in a single season (379 in 2015).
»» Cousins (23) throwing two touchdown passes to register the seventh 25-touchdown passing season in team history, joining Sonny Jurgensen (31 in 1967), himself (29 in 2015), Joe Theismann (29 in 1983), Jurgensen (28 in 1966), Mark Rypien (28 in 1991) and Sammy Baugh (25 in 1947).
»» Cousins throwing a touchdown pass in a 13th straight game to tie for the fourth-longest streak in team history (Joe Theismann in 1984).
»» Cousins (seven) rushing for a touchdown to tie Robert Griffin III, Eddie LeBaron, Mark Rypien and Norm Snead (eight each) for the fourth-most career rushing touchdowns by a Redskins quarterback.
»» Cousins extending his career-long streak of games with a 50-plus-yard completion to five. Cousins' longest completion of each his last four contests have gone for 70, 67, 59 and 80 yards, respectively.

 

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»» Wide receiver Jamison Crowder adding to his single-season career highs in receptions (60), receiving yards (804) and receiving touchdowns (seven).
»» Crowder (804) accruing 196 more receiving yards in 2016 to become the fourth member of the Redskins to post a 1,000-yard receiving season within the first two years of an NFL career (Gary Clark in 1986, Charlie Brown in 1983 and Rod Gardner in 2002).
»» Crowder (seven in 2016) becoming the first Redskins wide receiver with eight touchdown receptions in a single season since Santana Moss in 2012. (Tight end Jordan Reed had 11 touchdown receptions in 2015.)
»» Crowder (seven in 2016) catching two touchdowns to become the first member of the Redskins to record nine touchdown receptions in a single season within the first two years of an NFL career.
»» Crowder (nine) recording his 10th career touchdown reception to become the fifth member of the Redskins to compile 10 touchdown receptions in the first two seasons of an NFL career (Charlie Brown, 16; Chris Cooley, 13; Gary Clark, 12; Rod Gardner, 12).
»» Crowder tying a single-season team record with his second punt return touchdown of the season (Brian Mitchell in 1991 and 1994, Mike Nelms in 1981, Bert Zagers in 1957 and John Williams in 1952).

 

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»» Tight end Vernon Davis (498) catching two passes to become the 12th tight end in NFL history to record 500 career receptions.
»» Davis (498) chasing Nos. 12 Ben Coates and Todd Heap (499 each) and Nos. 10 Dallas Clark and Frank Wycheck (505 each) on the NFL's list of career receptions by a tight end.
»» Davis adding to his 57 career touchdown receptions, eighth most of any tight end in NFL history.
»» Davis catching three touchdowns to tie former Redskins great Jerry Smith (60) for sixth-most touchdowns by a tight end in NFL history.


»» Wide receiver Pierre Garçon extending his streak of consecutive regular season games played with a reception to 100, the fifth longest active streak in the NFL (Larry Fitzgerald, 192; Brandon Marshall, 157; Steve Smith Sr., 140; Michael Crabtree, 108). Seventy-one of the games in Garçon’s streak have come with Washington, the third-longest streak by a member of the Redskins since the 1970 merger.
»» Garçon (64) catching a pass to tie Art Monk for the most consecutive  65-catch seasons in team history (four, 1988-91).
»» Garçon (21) chasing No. 11 Rod Gardner (22) and No. 10 Michael Westbrook (24) on the team's career receiving touchdowns list.
»» Garçon catching a touchdown pass in back-to-back games for the first time since a three-game stretch from Weeks 15-17 of the 2015 season.

 

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»» Kicker Dustin Hopkins adding to his existing single-season career high of 28 field goals.
»» Hopkins (114 in both 2015 and 2016) setting a single-season career high with his next point.
»» Hopkins (114) recording seven points to enter the Top 10 in points in a single season in franchise history (including both kickers and position players).
»» Hopkins (228) chasing No. 9. Brett Conway (234), No. 8. Graham Gano (236), No. 7. John Hall (237) and No. 6. Sam Baker (253) on the franchise's list of career points by a kicker.
»» Hopkins (228) scoring 22 points to become the 18th player in Redskins history (including both kickers and position players) to record 250 career points.
»» Hopkins (28) ascending the Top 10 list for field goals in a single season in team history. Hopkins' 28 field goals this year already rank ninth in a single season in franchise history.
»» Hopkins (28) making five field goals to tie Mark Moseley (33 in 1983) for the most in a single season in team history.
»» Hopkins (53) making two field goals to pass Sam Baker and John Hall (54 each) for seventh on the team's all-time made field goals list.
»» Hopkins kicking three or more field goals in a sixth game this season to tie Graham Gano (six in 2011) for second-most three field goal games in a season in team history.
»» Hopkins recording a third four-field-goal game this year to tie Mark Moseley (three in 1983) and Chip Lohmiller (three in 1990) for the most games with four field goals in a single season in team history.

 

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»» Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (484) catching 16 passes toreach 500 career receptions.
»» Jackson (46) scoring four receiving touchdowns to reach 50 career receiving touchdowns.
»» Jackson recording a reception of 50 yards or more in a fourth consecutive game for the first time in his career.
»» Jackson (four) scoring his fifth career receiving touchdown of 80 yards or more to tie NFL records set by Derrick Alexander, Lance Alworth, Bob Hayes and Jerry Rice.
»» Jackson (22) recording a 60-plus-yard touchdown (including returns) to tie Jerry Rice (23) for the most total touchdowns of 60 yards or more in NFL history.
»» Jackson (26) recording a 50-plus-yard touchdown to tie Terrell Owens (27) for third in total touchdowns of 50 yards or more (including returns) in the NFL since the 1970 merger.
»» Jackson (10) recording his 11th 100-yard receiving game with the Redskins to tie Ricky Sanders (11) for eighth-most in team history.
»» Jackson recording back-to-back 100-yard games for the first time since Weeks 8-9 of the 2014 season.

 

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»» Running back Robert Kelley recording a rushing touchdown in consecutive games for the first time in his career.

 

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»» Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan starting his 94th consecutive game, the second-longest active streak among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
»» Kerrigan (58.5) posting 1.5 sacks to become the third member of the Redskins to record 60.0 sacks since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982 (Dexter Manley and Charles Mann).
»» Kerrigan (11.0) entering the game ranked tied for second in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in sacks.
»» Kerrigan (11.0) recording 2.5 sacks to tie his single-season career high of 13.5 sacks, set in 2014.
»» Kerrigan (11.0) chasing Nos. 8 Dave Butz (11.5 in 1983) and Charles Mann (11.5 in 1991) and No. 7 Marco Coleman (12.0 in 2000) on the team's list of sacks in single season since 1982.
»» Kerrigan posting a sack in a fifth consecutive game for the first time since Weeks 12-16 of the 2014 season.
»» Kerrigan forcing a fumble in back-to-back games for the first time since Weeks 13-14 of the 2014 season.

 

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»» Linebacker Trent Murphy adding to his career-high 8.0 sacks this season after entering the year with 6.0 sacks in his first two NFL seasons from 2014-15.
»» Murphy (8.0) recording two sacks to give the Redskins multiple players with 10.0 sacks in a single season for the first time since 2009 (Andre Carter and Brian Orakpo, 11.0 each).

 

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»» Cornerback Josh Norman (two) matching his single-season career high with his next forced fumble (three in 2015).

 

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»» Tight end Jordan Reed (242) catching three passes to move,past Don Warren (244) in team history for third-most career receptions by a tight end and 12th most career receptions by any player.
»» Reed (242) recording eight receptions to become the 12th player to catch 250 career passes as a member of the Redskins.
»» Reed (19) catching a touchdown to become the 16th player in team history to record 20 touchdown receptions with the Redskins.
»» Reed (19) catching a touchdown to surpass Clint Didier (19) for sole possession of fourth-most by a tight end in Redskins history.
»» Reed (19) chasing Jean Fugett (21) for third-most receiving touchdowns by a tight end in Redskins history.
»» Reed (six) scoring multiple receiving touchdowns to move past Santana Moss (six) for sole possession of the sixth-most games with multiple touchdown receptions by a member of the Redskins since 1960.

 

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KDawg

Over 4,000 yards in consecutive seasons.

 

That's how I'm going to start this article.

 

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins became the first man in team history to not only post two 4,000 yard seasons, but he also did that consecutively. That's quite the feat. Cousins only needs 122 yards to best his franchise record 4,155 yards on a season, and he's just 955 yards short of a 5,000 yard season. Obviously, that would be the first in team history. In order to do so, he'd need to average just shy of 320 yards per game. Daunting, but possible. 

 

To be clear, Kirk couldn't do it without his weapons. Pierre Garcon has quietly turned in a pretty good season. He's posted 64 receptions and leads the team. Crowder leads the team in yards with just over 800 and possesses a team high 7 touchdowns. And that's not been mentioning the third down prowess of Jordan Reed and the deep ball threat of Desean Jackson. 

 

So where's the controversy? Why am I coining this team escape artists?

 

Because as good as this offense has been, the defense has been quite the opposite. The team lacks a true anchor to hold opposing offensive linemen at the line of scrimmage. The linebackers seem to be in a conflict. They don't want to get beat by anything crossing behind them, so they gain depth quickly, but that also leaves them much less aggressive in filling their running lanes. And I'm not sure this franchise has covered the flats much, if at all, this season.

 

So who is to blame? The easy target is Barry. McCloughan is probably the next target. Gruden comes to mind. 

 

But I'm not sure we can really be sure that any of them are to blame... 

 

Barry is easy to blame, especially given the lack of flats coverage. But Joe Barry doesn't coach guys to break contain or let an opposing quarterback who is completely wrapped up escape the clutches of a defender. My question, though, is what say has he had over personnel? Has he had a ton? Some? None? To what level is he to blame, or not to blame, for the defensive maneuvers.

 

McCloughan is another guy that's not all that easy to pin down. Can we really chastise a guy who has shored up the offense to the point that he has and not believe he's got the same plan for the defense coming down the road? Is he doing all the grocery shopping, or do the coaches have any say?

 

I am not sure. I'm not in the film room breaking down countless hours of film and watching it ad nauseum. I'm not the one scouting the free agent wire and grading guys and pouring over every inch of game film I can get my hands on for hundreds of free agents. It would be irresponsible for me to blame anyone.

 

But that doesn't change the feeling I get when watching this Washington Redskin team.

 

We won yesterday. We all should have been elated. We're alive in the playoff race. But for some reason, it didn't feel like a win. It felt like an escape. It felt like we were beaten but somehow grasped victory from the jaws of defeat. And let's be honest, there's something to say for a team that does that as consistently as the Redskins do. They play with heart. Very rarely do they find themselves in a situation that they can't win the game in the waning moments. That is a testament to the team the guys mentioned above have put together. 

 

But it's also a sign that improvements need to be made. I'm quite sure the front office brass knows that. There is a lack of talent, especially on the defensive side of the ball. But there is certainly no shortage of heart. That's where I hang my hat. The Redskins show up to play, and play with a sense of pride. That's not a hallmark of the recent tradition in regards to the franchise.

 

There is an upward trend in many ways. So while there are holes, and heart palpitations, and frustration, there is also hope. There are good people leading the charge.

 

But for the love of all that is good... Fix the defense. Please.

KDawg

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Hello humanoids. @TK and I will be live from the Linc today.

 

This blog is meant to be an interactive experience. That means we need you... the people... This isn't going to JUST be an info thread. You'll get that, of course... but witty banter will be bandied about like chocolate in Willy Wonka's factory. So what does this mean? Post. What can you post? Anything. Ask questions. Ask about the food, the Wooly Mammoth (where the rally was, and as @superozman would "it was lit ???"), ask about Theismann's hair (he's not here but ask anyways, I'm sure it's wonderful)... Ask about a specific player... Ask about anything. Literally. I'll even tell you what I ate for breakfast.

 

Check back here for more...

 

Some tidbits: 

 

Scherff, according to a birdie, is likely to play.

 

Reed is likely to play.

 

Joe Barry had a sweet hoodie on last night at the hotel

 

TK couldn't get his crowbar through security (not sure why he wanted me to relay this info... weird, right?)

 

Philadelphia was a nightmare to drive in last night, but our Uber driver was badass. She had a Mike Tyson style tattoo and she drove with an aggressiveness that rivaled anyone. She bobbed and wove like Ali in his prime. Shout out to her.

 

Follow me on the Twitter @KDawg_ES

 

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im not sure "in position" means what they think it means.

 

11:39 AM: Sundberg is warming up. We're wearing white on burgundy. Love that look.

 

11:42 AM: Inactives: Sudfield, Ross, Jones, Blackmon, Long, Lauvao, Lanier

 

Sullivan starting at C, Kouandjio starting at LG, Ihenacho starting for Blackmon at safety.

 

Noon: Way punting 55-60 yards from LOS in warm ups. Perfect spirals. WAY to Punt! Get it? Way to punt?

 

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TK found a ride while he takes pics. What's with the hoodie though, man?

 

12:22 PM: The referees mic is working. File that under, "things you didn't know you cared about..." but I know you do and I have your backs.

 

12:36 PM: Cousins needs just 356 yards to break the single season passing record that he owns. Has four games to do it. Needs around 1,200 for 5000. Would need to average ~300/game. Doable.

 

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its 10 minutes before kickoff. Where is everyone? Place looks like their trophy case.

 

First D drive: Linebackers are concerning me. Slow to fill on run, too deep on passes. Tells me they are nervous about getting beat behind them.

 

First O drive: second down draw an iffy ar best call. Probably had a tendency they were trying to bust and out thought ourselves. Crowder ran his route short of the chains.

 

2nd O Drive: Eagles watching Crowder like a hawk. Need Garçon to keep coming through.

 

End of the 1st quarter: Skins look sloppy and ill prepared. Eagles taking away Crowder and attacking Dunbar. Skins need to shore that up immediately.

 

Defensive issues: Inside backers struggling to expand on flat routes. OLB/DEs rushing means someone has to get to flat. Safeties being run off. That's also why our ILBs are so deep on passes and hesitant to fill on run. ILB is a large issue.

 

Touchdown Drive: Great job mixing it up and keeping the running game involved. Good play calling and execution there. Important. McCloughan, Santos et al should be proud of that one.

 

Norman anticipated a short pass and got beat deep on a 3rd down play. It's what you get with him. Important to note, Kerrigan played man to man on TE to flats on the second third down attempt on that drive. Good adjustment.

 

Halftime thoughts: Need to adjust coverage scheme. Part of the issue is cornerback being a barren wasteland of talent. We can't leave the flats open all game. LBs need to trust instincts and be more aggressive. Offense needs to keep Kelley involved and find Garcon. He is the x-factor for the O. They are more worried about Crowder and Jackson. He has to get targets. 

 

Jackson TD: They had been setting that up all game long. Great play. Desean's burst is a huge asset to this offense.

 

That TD to Garcon should have put Cousins over 4000 yards on the season.

 

The personal foul on Sproles was a personal foul by rule. But in no way was it dirty. Hard football play that timed out wrong for Everett.

 

 

TK

Week 14 League Leaders

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»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in percentage of 3-and-out drives (9.5%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards at catch (2280)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in passing yards at catch (2278)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in pass completions of 25+ yards (37)

 

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»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in percentage of first-down passing plays gaining 4+ yards (61.8%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in third-and-medium conversion percentage (54.8%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in total yards per game (418.6)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in total yards per play (6.41)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in receptions per game (26.8)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards (3842)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per game (309.1)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards per game (320.2)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in passing first-downs (37.7)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in receptions (321)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average rushing yards (4.48)
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and NFL in plays of 20+ yards (59)


»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per attempt (8.09)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in percentage of second-down plays converted for first-downs (36.7%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in pass completions of 20+ yards (52)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per play (7.81)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in percentage of third-down plays converted for first-downs (47.7%)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average passing yards at catch (7.1)

 

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in average yards gained on first down (6.13)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in pass attempts per game (39.6)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in pass attempts (475)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in receiving targets (465)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in targets per game (38.8)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in points per game (25.3)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and tied for eighth in the NFL in offensive points scored (297)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in average yards to go on second down (7.67)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in percentage of first-down plays gaining 4+ yards (52.9%)

 

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»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in average receiving yards (12.0)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in percentage of pass completions (67.6%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in third-and-long conversion percentage (31.7%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in first-downs per game (22.8)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in total first-downs made (274)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC in rushing yards (1314)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC in rushing yards per game (109.5)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in percentage of pass completions resulting in a first-down (37.7%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in passing yards per completion (11.97)

 

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in percentage of rushing plays gaining 10+ yards (12.3%)
»» Ranks tied for sixth in the NFC in passing touchdowns (21)

 

»» Ranks seventh in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts resulting in a first-down (24.2%)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in yards after catch by a quarterback (1564)
»» Ranks tied for seventh in the NFC in rushing first-downs (71)

 

»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in percentage of first-down rush attempts gaining 4+ yards (43.4%)
»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in offensive time of possession per game (30:42)

 

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»» Ranks third in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in assisted tackles (224)
»» Ranks tied for third the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in fumbles forced (12)

 

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in tackles for loss (63)

 

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»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in total tackles (721)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in sack yards (203)
»» Ranks tied for fifth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in sacks (30)

 

»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in solo tackles (497)

 

»» Ranks eighth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in sacks per pass attempt (6.83%)

 


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»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in field goal attempts (34)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and tied for first in the NFL in field goals made (28)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in percentage of kickoffs for touchbacks (74.6%)
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL for longest punt return (85)

 

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»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in kicking points (111)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (14.6)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in total punt return yards (277)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in kickoffs for touchbacks (53)
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in kickoffs (71)

 

»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in kickoff yards (4424)

 

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in average starting line position after kickoff (25.1)

 

»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in longest kickoff return (45)

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»» Will Compton ranks second in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in assisted tackles (41)
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»» Kirk Cousins ranks first in the NFC and NFL in passing yards at catch (2250)
»» Cousins ranks first in the NFC and NFL in passing plays of 25+ yards (36)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in pass completions per game (26.7)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in pass completions (320)
»» Cousins ranks tied for second in the NFC and NFL in pass completions for first-downs (178)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and NFL in passing yards (3811)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per game (317.6)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in pass attempts (474)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in passing yards per attempt (8.04)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in pass attempts per game (39.5)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in percentage of pass completions resulting in a first-down (37.6%)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in pass completion percentage (67.5%)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in average passing yards at catch (7.0)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC in passing yards per completion (11.91)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in yards after catch by a quarterback (1561)

 

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»» Jamison Crowder ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (15.4)
»» Crowder ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in punt return yards (261)
»» Crowder ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in longest punt return (85)
»» Crowder ranks tied for fifth in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in receiving touchdowns (7)
»» Crowder ranks seventh in the NFC in yards after catch (364)

 

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»» Vernon Davis ranks second in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average yards after catch amongst tight ends (6.0)
»» Davis ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in average receiving yards amongst tight ends (13.8)
»» Davis ranks tied for sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in average yards at catch amongst tight ends (8.2)
»» Davis ranks eighth in the NFC in receiving yards amongst tight ends (497)

 

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»» Dustin Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and NFL in field goals attempted (34)
»» Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and tied for first in the NFL in field goals made (28)
»» Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in percent of kickoffs resulting in a touchback (76.8%)
»» Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in touchbacks on kickoffs (53)
»» Hopkins ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in total kickoff yards (4424)
»» Hopkins ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in total kickoffs (69)

 

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»» DeSean Jackson ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in average receiving yards at catch (12.2)
»» Jackson ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in average receiving yards (16.5)

 

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»» Matt Jones ranks third in the NFC and NFL in percentage of rush attempts resulting in a first-down (28.3%)
»» Jones ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts gaining 10+ yards (14.1%)
»» Jones ranks fourth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in average rushing yards (4.65)

 

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»» Rob Kelley ranks third in the NFC and NFL in rushing yards amongst rookies (524)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and NFL in rushing yards per game amongst rookies (47.6)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in rush attempts amongst rookies (112)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in rush attempts per game amongst rookies (10.2)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in longest rush attempt amongst rookies (66)
»» Kelley ranks fifth in the NFC in average rushing yards amongst rookies (4.7)

 

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»» Ryan Kerrigan ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in sacks (10)
»» Kerrigan ranks third in the NFC and NFL in tackles for loss (14)
»» Kerrigan ranks third in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in sack yards (71)

 

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»» Trent Murphy ranks tied for fifth in the NFC in sacks (8)

 

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»» Jordan Reed ranks first in the NFC and NFL in targets per game amongst tight ends (9.0)
»» Reed ranks first in the NFC and NFL in receptions per game amongst tight ends (6.6)
»» Reed ranks first in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards per game amongst tight ends (70)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in receptions amongst tight ends (59)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in targets amongst tight ends (81)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in receiving firstdowns amongst tight ends (38)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in receiving yards amongst tight ends (630)
»» Reed ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in yards at catch amongst tight ends (400)
»» Reed ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in yards after catch amongst tight ends (230)
»» Reed ranks fourth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in percentage of receptions resulting in a first-down (64.4%)
»» Reed ranks eighth in the NFC in average receiving yards amongst tight ends (10.7)

 

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Week 14 What To Watch For

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»» The Redskins attempting to earn a fifth straight victory against the Eagles for the first time since a six game winning streak in the series across the 1981-84 seasons.
»» The Redskins seeking consecutive road wins against the Eagles for the first time since the 2007-08 seasons.
»» The Redskins entering the 164th meeting between the Redskins and Eagles with an 85-73-5 record in the all-time series. Washington's 85 wins against Philadelphia are their most against any opponent.
»» The Redskins improving upon their 41-38-2 all-time record against the Eagles in Philadelphia, including postseason play. The Redskins’ 41 road wins against the Eagles are their most against any opponent.
»» The Redskins scoring 30 points in Philadelphia in three straight seasons for the first time in series history. The Redskins have scored 34 and 38 points in their last two trips to Lincoln Financial Field.
»» The Redskins playing the third game of their first three-game road stretch since Weeks 9-11 of the 2002 season.
»» The Redskins improving upon their team-record three 500- yard games this season.
»» The Redskins recording their fourth 500-yard game this season to tie for the sixth-most in a season in NFL history.
»» The Redskins tying a team record by exceeding 300 yards of offense in a 17th consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season, for the first time since the 1987-88 seasons.
»» The 2016 Redskins entering the Top 10 in net passing yardage in a single season in team history. The squad's 3,709 net passing yards currently rank 11th in franchise annals.
»» The Redskins (3,709) throwing for 291 yards to reach 4,000 net passing yards in three consecutive seasons for the first time in team history.
»» The Redskins recording a sack in a 21st consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season. Washington's active streak ranks first in the NFC and fourth in the NFL (Denver, 29; Oakland, 26; Cincinnati, 25).
»» The Redskins pushing a regular season sack streak to 21 games for the first time since a 30-game span across the 2008-10 seasons.

 

»» Cornerback Bashaud Breeland (one) intercepting a pass to become the first member of the Redskins since Fred Smoot (2001-03) to open a career with multiple interceptions in three straight seasons.


»» Quarterback Kirk Cousins continuing his strong career performance against the Philadelphia Eagles. In four career games vs. Philadelphia, Cousins has completed 110-of-174 for 1,345 yards with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions. His 336.3 passing yards per game against the Eagles mark the highest career average against the Eagles of any quarterback (min. two games played) in NFL history.
»» Cousins (3,811) throwing for 356 yards to break his own team record for passing yards in a single season (4,166 in 2015). Cousins can pass Brad Johnson (4,005 in 1999) for third with 195 yards and can move past Jay Schroeder (4,109 in 1986) with 299 yards.
»» Cousins (3,811) throwing for 189 yards to post the fourth 4,000-yard passing season in team history, joining himself (4,166 in 2015), Schroeder (4,109 in 1986) and Johnson (4,005 in 1999). Cousins would become the first player in team history with multiple 4,000-yard passing seasons.
»» Cousins (320) completing eight passes to move past Jason Campbell (327 in 2009) for second-most completions in a single season in team history.
»» Cousins (21) throwing two touchdown passes to enter the Top 10 in team history in touchdown passes in a single season.
»» Cousins (six) tying his own team record for 300- yard passing games in a single season (seven in 2015).
»» Cousins adding to his team records for career 300-yard passing games (18, including 17 in regular season play) and 400-yard passing games (three).
»» Cousins (two) adding to his team record for 400-yard passing games in a single season.
»» Cousins recording his third 400-yard passing game this season to tie Philip Rivers (2013), Tony Romo (2012), Eli Manning (2011) and Dan Marino (1986) for the third-most 400-yard games in a single season in NFL history.
»» Cousins (939) completing 15 passes to pass Billy Kilmer (953) for sixth-most completions in team history.
»» Cousins throwing a touchdown pass in a 12th straight game to tie for the fifth-longest streak in team history.
»» Cousins throwing a touchdown pass in a 17th consecutive road game. His 16-game road streak is already the second-longest in team history.
»» Cousins entering the game having thrown a touchdown pass in every road game since earning the starting role prior to the 2015 season.
»» Cousins rushing for a touchdown in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 14-15 of the 2015 season.
»» Cousins (seven) rushing for a touchdown to tie Robert Griffin III, Eddie LeBaron, Mark Rypien and Norm Snead (eight each) for the fourth-most career rushing touchdowns by a Redskins quarterback.


»» Wide receiver Jamison Crowder (58) catching two passes to set a single-season career high in receptions (59 in 2015). His 767 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns this season are already career highs.
»» Crowder (117) moving past Rod Gardner (117) for sole possession of second-most receptions by a member of the Redskins during a player's first two NFL seasons.
»» Crowder (nine) recording his 10th career touchdown reception to become the fifth member of the Redskins to compile 10 touchdown receptions in the first two seasons of an NFL career (Charlie Brown, 16; Chris Cooley, 13; Gary Clark, 12; Rod Gardner, 12).
»» Crowder (seven in 2016) becoming the first Redskins wide receiver with eight touchdown receptions since Santana Moss in 2012. (Tight end Jordan Reed had 11 touchdown receptions in 2015.)
»» Crowder (seven in 2016) catching two touchdowns to become the first member of the Redskins to record nine touchdown receptions in a single season within the first two years of an NFL career.
»» Crowder tying a single-season team record with his second punt return touchdown of the season (Brian Mitchell in 1991 and 1994, Mike Nelms in 1981, Bert Zagers in 1957 and John Williams in 1952).
»» Crowder entering the game leading the league in punt return average (15.4). Crowder is attempting to become the first member of the Redskins to lead the NFL in punt return average since Brian Mitchell in 1994 (14.1).


»» Tight end Vernon Davis (497) catching three passes to become the 12th tight end in NFL history to record 500 career receptions.


»» Davis (497) chasing No. 14 Steve Jordan (498), Nos. 12 Ben Coates and Todd Heap (499 each) and Nos. 10 Dallas Clark and Frank Wycheck (505 each) on the NFL's list of career receptions by a tight end.
»» Davis adding to his 57 career touchdown receptions, eighth most of any tight end in NFL history.
»» Davis catching three touchdowns to tie former Redskins great Jerry Smith (60) for sixth-most touchdowns by a tight end in NFL history.

 

»» Wide receiver Pierre Garçon extending his streak of consecutive regular season games played with a reception to 99, the fifth longest active streak in the NFL (Larry Fitzgerald, 191; Brandon Marshall, 156; Steve Smith Sr., 139; Michael Crabtree, 107). Seventy of the games in Garçon’s streak have come with Washington, the third-longest streak by a member of the Redskins since the 1970 merger.
»» Garçon (59) catching six passes to tie Art Monk for the most consecutive 65-catch seasons in team history (four, 1988-91).
»» Garçon (4,222) gaining 59 receiving yards to pass Michael Westbrook (4,280) for 10th-most career receiving yards in team history.
»» Garçon (20) chasing No. 12 Jean Fugett (21) and No. 11 Rod Gardner (22) on the team's career receiving touchdowns list.

 

»» Kicker Dustin Hopkins adding to his existing single-season career high of 28 field goals.
»» Hopkins making a field goal in a 16th consecutive game (including postseason play) to tie Mark Moseley for the second-longest streak in team history (16 games from 1976-77).
»» Hopkins (28) ascending the Top 10 list for field goals in a single season in team history. Hopkins' 28 field goals this year already rank ninth in a single season in franchise history.
»» Hopkins (28) making five field goals to tie Mark Moseley (33 in 1983) for the most in a single season in team history.
»» Hopkins (53) making two field goals to pass Sam Baker an John Hall (54 each) for seventh on the team's all-time made field goals list.
»» Hopkins kicking three or more field goals in a sixth game this season to tie Graham Gano (six in 2011) for second-most three field- goal games in a season in team history.
»» Hopkins recording a third four-field-goal game this year to tie Mark Moseley (three in 1983) and Chip Lohmiller (three in 1990) for the most games with four field goals in a single season in team history.
»» Hopkins (225) chasing No. 9. Brett Conway (234), No. 8. Graham Gano (236), No. 7. John Hall (237) and No. 6. Sam Baker (253) on the franchise's list of career points by a kicker.
»» Hopkins (225) scoring 25 points to become the 18th player in Redskins history (including both kickers and position players) to record 250 career points.
»» Hopkins (111 in 2016) recording seven points to enter the Top 10 in points in a single season in franchise history (including both kickers and position players).

 

»» Wide receiver DeSean Jackson recording a reception of 50 yards or more in a third consecutive game for the first time since Weeks 6-8 of the 2009 season as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

»» Jackson and/or Garçon (nine each) recording their 10th 100- yard receiving game to tie Henry Ellard (10) for ninth-most in team history.
»» Jackson (21) recording a 60-plus-yard touchdown to move past Devin Hester (21) for sole possession of second-most total touchdowns of 60 yards or more in NFL history. Jackson is two shy of Jerry Rice (23) for the all-time record.
»» Jackson (25) recording a 50-plus-yard touchdown to tie Steve Smith, Sr. (26) for fourth in total touchdowns of 50 yards or more in the NFL since the 1970 merger.

 

»» Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan starting his 93rd consecutive game, tied for second-most among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
»» Kerrigan (10.0) entering the game 0.5 sacks shy of the NFC lead (10.5, Atlanta's Vic Beasley Jr.).
»» Kerrigan (10.0) chasing his single-season career high of 13.5 sacks, set in 2014.
»» Kerrigan (10.0) recording a sack to enter the Top 10 in sacks in a single season in team history.
»» Kerrigan posting a sack in a fourth consecutive game for the second time this season (Weeks 5-8).

 

»» Linebacker Trent Murphy adding to his career-high 8.0 sacks this season after entering the year with 6.0 sacks in his first two NFL seasons from 2014-15.
»» Murphy recording a full sack in back-to-back games for the first time since Weeks 3-4.
»» Murphy (8.0) recording two sacks to give the Redskins multiple players with 10.0 sacks in a single season for the first time since 2009 (Andre Carter and Brian Orakpo, 11.0 each).

 

»» Cornerback Josh Norman (two) matching his single-season career high with his next forced fumble (three in 2015).

 

»» Tight end Jordan Reed (231) chasing No. 14 Brian Mitchell (232) and No. 13 Larry Brown (238) on the Redskins' all-time receptions list.

 

»» Reed (241) catching four passes to move past Don Warren (244) for third-most career receptions by a tight end in team history.
»» Reed (241) recording nine receptions to become the 12th player to catch 250 career passes as a member of the Redskins.
»» Reed (19) catching a touchdown to become the 16th player in team history to record 20 touchdown receptions with the Redskins.
»» Reed (19) catching a touchdown to surpass Clint Didier (19) for sole possession of fourth-most by a tight end in Redskins history.
»» Reed (19) chasing Jean Fugett (21) for third-most receiving touchdowns by a tight end in Redskins history.
»» Reed (six) scoring multiple receiving touchdowns to move past Santana Moss (six) for sole possession of the sixth-most games with multiple touchdown receptions by a member of the Redskins since 1960.
»» Safety Donte Whitner Sr. starting his 150th career regular season game.

 

 

A WIN WOULD
... improve the Redskins to 7-5-1 this season, including a 3-3-1 mark on the road in 2016.
... mark five straight victories against the Eagles for the Redskins for the first time since a six-game winning streak in the series across the 1981-84 seasons.
... give the Redskins consecutive road wins against the Eagles for the first time since the 2007-08 seasons.
... make the Redskins 86-73-5 all-time against the Eagles, including postseason play. The Redskins' 85 all-time wins against the Eagles are their most against any opponent.
... push the Redskins to 42-38-2 all-time against the Eagles in Philadelphia, including postseason play. The Redskins’ 41 all-time road wins against the Eagles are their most against any opponent.
... be Head Coach Jay Gruden's 20th victory with the Redskins. He would be the ninth coach in team history to reach 20 wins, joining
Joe Gibbs (171), George Allen (79), Ray Flaherty (56), Norv Turner (50) Joe Kuharich (26), Jack Pardee (24), Mike Shanahan (24) and Bill McPeak (21).

TK

House of Cards

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Greetings humanoids from the desert where today Kirk Cousins & the Redskins look to avenge a disgusting loss from two years ago. Some of you may remember when the Cards were still in the NFC East, which was a glorious time as it was them who were always guarandamnteed to finish last in the Division. Times have changed though, & not only are they no longer in the East, they also no longer play at Sun Devil. Sun Devil was always a cool looking stadium on the tv & breathtaking in person as it was carved into the rock. Now, they have one of the best domed stadiums in the League. Everything here is clean, staff is exceptionally polite, the landscaping around the stadium is immaculate. And their tailgating setup is the absolute best I've seen at any stadium. I've said it before & I'll say it again now: When Dan builds his new stadium I really hope it incorporates some of the things they have here.

 

 

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF INACTIVES

 

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Washington Redskins have announced the following inactives and lineup changes for today’s game against the Arizona Cardinals:

 

The Redskins declared the following players as inactive: 

o   No. 2 QB Nate Sudfeld

o   No. 19 WR Rashad Ross

o   No. 31 RB Matt Jones

o   No. 35 CB Dashaun Phillips

o   No. 69 DL A.J. Francis

o   No. 72 DE Anthony Lanier II

o   No. 86 TE Jordan Reed

 

No. 85 Vernon Davis is expected to start in place of Reed at tight end.

 

:1386: What I'm Watching For

 

With Jordan Reed out today, the first instinct is to watch for Vernon Davis to have great day. However, the Cards Defense has been shutting down TEs. Therefore I'm looking for Crowder to continue to ascend by picking up Reeds targets & possibly have a career day.  I'm also looking for the offense to hit that damn fade route again this week simply because they finally hit it last week against Dallas. That alone is why I fully expect to see it again. On Defense, I'm looking to see if Barry moves Norman into the Slot depending on the WR. And on Special Teams all I want to see is Hopkins simply not miss. That's not to much to ask for but given his last two games...

 

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It it takes forever to get there but the roof is open today.

 

:1386: Quick Notes

 

As you can see above, the roof is open today. It's 70 degrees here in Glendale. Beautiful weather for football. It reminds me of of September game at FedEx. Tons & I mean TONS of Redskins fans here today. There were so many last night at the Rally that the Tilted Kilt was at capacity about an hour before the event even began. The Burgundy & Gold is well represented here in the desert at FedEx West.

 

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Redskins Rally at Tilted Kilt

 

:1386: FIRST QUARTER

 

Redskins win the coin toss & defer. Cards start off feeding the Beast, David Johnson. Even with small gains n yardage, the Cards have managed to move to midfield. For the Defense, Nacho is making tackles, though Cravens failed at a pass defense for Johnson. Kerrigan deflects a pass intended for Floyd. Next play, Johnson gashes the Defense up the middle, thankfully fumbles (caused by Nacho) but Cards recover. Cards in the Red Zone. RJF tips a pass. Scotty Mac, sitting two seats down from me is saying we had had two missed turnovers on this drive. After a stop by Kerrigan, Johnson finds the end zone for the games first touchdown. Kick is good, Cards go 15 plays in 8 minutes for 75 yards & the score.

 

DEFENSE
TK
AS
CM
S/YD
INT
B.Breeland
3
0
3
0.0/0
0
D.Ihenacho
2
0
2
0.0/0
0
E.Hood
2
0
2
0.0/0
0
M.Foster
1
0
1
0.0/0
0
R.Kerrigan
1
0
1
0.0/0
0
W.Compton
1
0
1
0.0/0
0
D.Whitner
0
1
1
0.0/0
0
T.Murphy
0
1
1
0.0/0
0
R.Jean Francois
1
0
1
0.0/0
0

 

Skins offense takes the field & the crowd gets LOUD in cheering for them. Just like FedEx. Kirk to Garçon for 9 followed by a stupid false start penalty on Carrier. Followed by a false start on Lauvao. A certain GM is shaking his head. He's not alone. Kirk incomplete to DJax & then sacked for a loss of 10. 4th & 21. UGLY first attempted drive. Defense stops the Cards quick & Cards are forced to punt so the Offense gets to try to get their ish together now. Carrier in at TE & im trying to figure out how he jumped over Vernon Davis at TE. Rob Kelley up the middle for a nice gain. Kirk feeds two passes to Garçon & the Offense is starting to get in a groove. Annnnnd Kirk gets a pass deflected & nearly picked off. Press Box let's out a sigh of relief. Kirk incomplete to Crowder & Skins forced to pun. Cards called for holding during the punt. And the Cards are called for a penalty. It's 2nd & 10 on their 8. Defense turns it up & smothers Johnson after a 1 yard gain. 

 

RUSHING
ATT
YDS
AVG
LG
TD
R.Kelley
1
13
13.0
13
0
 
PASSING
ATT
CMP
CMP%
YDS
SK/YD
TD
LG
INT
RT
K.Cousins
8
3
37.5
26
1/10
0
11
0
46.9
RECEIVING
TAR
NO
YDS
AVG
LG
TD
P.Garcon
3
2
20
10.0
11
0
D.Carrier
1
1
6
6.0
6
0
D.Jackson
1
0
0
--
0
0
R.Kelley
1
0
0
--
0
0
J.Crowder
1
0
0
--
0
0

 

:1386: SECOND QUARTER

 

Defensively, Cravens pretty much ended the Cards drive. The kid is simply fun to watch. Redskins run game has evidently decided to show up now. Thompson with a speedy Westbrook like gain on the right side & the Kelly up the middle. Followed by a pitch to Fat Rob for 4. And then Lauvao is called for a fals start. AGAIN. This drive stalls out & Hopkins in to kick. It's good & its 7-3 Cards. 

 

ATT
YDS
TD
LG
R.Kelley
5
37
0
19
 
PASSING
CM/AT
YDS
TD
INT
RT
K.Cousins
4/10
47
0
0
55.0
RECEIVING
TAR
REC
YDS
TD
LG
C.Thompson
2
1
21
0
21
P.Garcon
3
2
20
0
11
D.Carrier
1
1
6
0
6
D.Jackson
1
0
0
0
0
R.Kelley
1
0
0
0
0
J.Crowder
1
0
0
0
0

Josh Norman just stuffed the hell outta Johnson for a loss of 5. Damn that was fun to watch. The Defense stepped up this drive & stops the Cards  before they can cross mid field. Redskins will start this drive at the 48. Time to put 7 on that board.  Instead they start with ANOTHER false start this one on Scherff. Skins finally convert a third down. They're now 1-4 on third down conversions. Here we go, Skins back in the Red Zone. Time to get 7 & take the lead. Ryan Grant getting into the mix now. Two passes & he's at the 1. Fat Rob drops a pass wide open in the end zone. Offense also called for an illegal shift & is backed up 5 yards. Kirk to Davis who picks up 5 & is back to the 1. Fat Rob up the middle for no gain. 

 

:1386: TWO MINUTE WARNING

 

Spencer Long is questionable for a return with a shoulder injury. Kick is good & it's Redskins down 7-6 to the Cards with 1:52 left in the half. Norman with a beautiful breakup on a pass to Floyd in the corner endzone right below us. Redskins down 10-6. 

 

:1386: HALFTIME THOUGHTS

 

The Defense has surprisingly stepped up & limited any big plays except for the shot downfield to Fitzgerald & a 22 yard chunk to Johnson inside the two minute warning. The bigger issue so far is the damn offense. First the can't get it going then every time they do, they get stupid holding penalties that negate any positive momentum they get going. They've had some questionable personnel decisions like Carrier at TE to start over Davis, & Grant in over Maurice Harris who had seemed to jump Grant in the lineup the last two games. 

 

 

TEAM STATS
REDSKINS
CARDINALS
Total First Downs
7
11
By Rushing
2
4
By Passing
5
7
By Penalty
0
0
Efficiency
 
 
Third Down
1-5-20%
5-9-56%
Fourth Down
0-0-0%
0-0-0%
Red Zone
0-1-0%
1-2-50%
Goal to Go
0-1-0%
1-1-100%
Total Net Yards
131
170
Offensive Plays
27
38
Average Gain
4.9
4.5
Rushing Net
 
 
Yards
52
44
Plays/Avg
10/5.2
14/3.1
Tackles for Loss/Yards
0/0
2/-7
Passing Net
 
 
Yards
79
126
Sacks/Yards
1/10
1/9
Gross Yards
89
135
Att-Comp-Int
16-9-0
23-13-0
Average
4.6
5.3
TEAM STATS
REDSKINS
CARDINALS
Kickoffs
 
 
Num-Endzone-Touchbacks
3-3-3
2-1-0
Punts
2
3
Had Blocked
0
0
Gross Punting Average
44.5
39.7
Net Punting Average
38.0
34.0
FGs-PATs Blocked
0-0
0-0
Return Yards
 
 
Punts/Yards
2/17
1/13
Kickoffs/Yards
2/26
0/0
Interceptions/Yards
0/0
0/0
Touchdowns
0
1
Rush-Pass-Other
0-0-0
1-0-0
Penalties-Yards
5-25
3-21
Fumbles-Lost
1-0
1-0
Extra Points Made-Atts
0-0
1-1
1 Point Tries
0-0
1-1
2 Point Tries
0-0
0-0
FGs Made-Attempts
2-2
1-1
Safeties
0
0
Timeouts Remaining
3
3
Time of Possession
13:50
16:10

 

 

:1386: THIRD QUARTER 

 

Looks like they found the Offense during the half. A deep shot to DJax & a few plays later Kirk on a keeper into the end zone from the 1 for the go ahead TD. 13-10 Redskins. Spencer Long now out with a concussion. And it seems we left the Defense in the locker room at the half. They haven't been able to stop anything this drive except for a touchdown pass in the corner endzone that Dunbar broke up. And the Murphy sacks Palmer into an early grave. VICIOUS HIT. Me likey. :) Cards miss a 50+ field goal attempt & it's Redskins ball at the 43. Annnd Kirk gets hit, fumbles, Cards recover for 20 yards & only Thompson saves it from being a touchdown. Jeebus. Palmer has a thing for his right corner end zone. Every time he throws one there we break it up.  Palmer to Floyd over the middle for the touchdown. So much for having a lead. 17-13 Cards. After nearly 3 quarters, gets his first catch for a gain of 2. At this point, Garçon is still the feature WR this game having gone 6 of 8 for 75 yards. Crowder FINALLY hits the end zone where my FF team says it's about time & its 20-17 Redskins. Dear sweet little baby Jesus please let this D hold. Ok so Palmer overthrows Floyd & Breeland was a step away from the pick 2nd down. Cards gain 7. 3rd & 3. Palmer to Fitz over the middle for the First Down. End of the 3rd.

 

:1386: FOURTH QUARTER

 

1st & 10 at theit 35. Cards ball. Here we go...Cards pass for 3. 2nd & 7.... pass incomplete FLAG holding on their TE, 2nd & 17....1st & 10....1st & 10....1st & 10....2nd & 5....Will Blackmon is down....And Johnson bull rushes into the end zone on a pass from Palmer for 25 yards & the TD. 24-20 Cards  with 11:09 left on the clock. At least the Steelers are whuppin some Giants ass right now.  Skins come out running it for 10 yards then Cousins has to throw it away. Finally back to Crowder as the Cards D has even preoccupied with trying to defend Garçon. Fat Rob stopped for a loss of 3. There's a Harris sighting. Watch this kid as he can ball. Cousins incomplete to Crowder which would have been short of First Down anyways. Hopkins nails a 53 yarder. & its 24-23 Cards.  6:01 left to go. Defense held them to a 4th &1 & Cards went for it, Johnson gashes the **** outta the D &his sto

pped rom scoring by Norman. 2:11 left on the clock....Norman then called for holding gives the Cards. 1st down at the 42. ...2nd & 10 at the 42... The roof is still open & it's getting considerably darker in here. And the Cards score a TD. 31-23 Cards.

 

:1386: TWO MINUTE WARNING

 

Skins are now forced to not only score a TD but a 2 point conversion as well just to tie it & head to overtime. Kirk to Garçon who is keyed in on immediately. Gain of 3. Back to Crowder, incomplete but AZ called for a 15 yard roughing the passer penalty for a free First Down. Kirk incomplete to Crowder again on the sideline. Same play complete to Grant, flag is out, Hands to the face called on AZ, another free First Down. :)  Kirk to Davis over the middle for 18. Complete to Davis again. Incomplete to DJax...Kirk to Crowder INTERCEPTED with 41 ticks left on the clock. And with a Tampa win, as of now Paloffs are next year.

 

 

:1386: POST GAME AUDIO :1386:

 

 

TK

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WASHINGTON REDSKINS (6-4-1) AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (4-6-1)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

REDSKINS

CARDINALS

SERIES LEADER

74-45-2

 

STREAKS

8 of past 9

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Jay Gruden: 0-1

Bruce Arians: 1-0

LAST WEEK

L 31-26 at Dallas

L 38-19 at Atlanta

LAST GAME

10/12/14: Redskins 20 at Cardinals 30. Arizona WR Larry Fitzgerald has 6 catches for 98 yards & TD. Cardinals S Rashad Johnson has 2 INTs, including 28-yard INT-TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/12/14

REFEREE

Walt Anderson

BROADCAST

FOX (4:25 PM ET): Dick Stockton, Chris Spielman, Kristina Pink (Field reporter). Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 108 (Was), 83 (Ari). XM: 229 (Was), 226 (Ari).

STATS

PASSING

Kirk Cousins: 299-437-3540 (2L)-20-7-101.4

Carson Palmer: 252-414-2931-15-11-83.3

RUSHING

Robert Kelley (R): 98-461-4.7-4

David Johnson: 210-921 (3L)-4.4-10 (3L)

RECEIVING

Jordan Reed (TE): 59-630-10.7-5

Larry Fitzgerald: 78 (2L)-802-10.3-5

OFFENSE

426.4 (2L)

369.1

TAKE/GIVE

+2

-1

DEFENSE

369.6

294.0 (1L)

SACKS

Ryan Kerrigan: 9

Chandler Jones: 8

INTs

7 tied: 1

Marcus Cooper, D.J. Swearinger: 3

PUNTING

Tress Way: 43.5

Drew Butler: 41.5

KICKING

Dustin Hopkins: 100 (2L) (25/27 PAT; 25/31 FG)

Chandler Catanzaro: 67 (25/26 PAT; 14/17 FG)

NOTES

REDSKINS:

QB KIRK COUSINS has completed 84 of 116 (72.4 pct.) for 1,086 pass yards (362 per game) & 8 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 124.4 rating in past 3. Aims for 3rd in row on road with 400+ pass yards. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 3,540 pass yards…

RB ROBERT KELLEY ranks 3rd among NFC rookies with 461 rush yards & 4 TDs…In past 5, 

WR JAMISON CROWDER has 31 receptions for 442 yards (88.4 per game) & 3 TDs. Is averaging 8 receptions & 101 yards per game in past 3 on road. 

WR PIERRE GARÇON aims for 3rd game in row vs. Az. with TD catch. 

WR DE SEAN JACKSON aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. Had 115 rec. yards & TD in last meeting. 

TE JORDAN REED had 10 receptions for 95 yards & 2 TDs in Week 12. Has 16 TD catches since 2015, most among NFL TEs…

LB WILL COMPTON leads team with 89 tackles. 

LB RYAN KERRIGAN has 7.5 sacks in past 7 games. Has 1.5 sacks & FF in 2 career meetings. 

LB TRENT MURPHY has 7 sacks & 3 FFs in past 10...

 

CARDINALS:

QB CARSON PALMER passed for 250 yards & 2 TDs for 93.9 rating in last meeting. Aims for 3rd game in row at home with 300+ pass yards…

RB DAVID JOHNSON leads NFL with 1,534 scrimmage yards (921 rush, 613 rec.) & 13 TDs (10 rush, 3 rec.). Has 100+ scrimmage yards in all 11 games in 2016. Aims for 4th in row with TD catch…

WR LARRY FITZGERALD has 20 receptions for 340 yards (113.3 per game) & 3 TDs in past 3 vs. Was. Since 2004, leads NFL in receptions (1,096) & rec. yards (14,168). 

WR MICHAEL FLOYD had rec. TD in last meeting. 

TE JERMAINE GRESHAM had TD catch in Week 12. Had rec. TD in only career meeting (9/23/12 with Cin.)…

LB CHANDLER JONES has 6 sacks & 2 FFs in 6 home games with Az. Had sack in only career meeting (11/8/15 with NE). LB ALEX OKAFOR had 2 sacks in last meeting. 

CB MARCUS COOPER had career-high 9 tackles last week. S D.J. SWEARINGER had sack & FF in only career meeting (9/7/14 with Hou.). Had INT in Week 12.   

TK

Week 13 League Leaders

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:229: Redskins Offense :229:
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in percentage of 3-and-out drives (9.5%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards at catch (2126)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in passing yards at catch (2124)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in pass completions of 25+ yards (34)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in average rushing yards on second down (5.20)

 

»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in percentage of first-down passing plays gaining 4+ yards (62.9%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in third-and medium conversion percentage (53.8%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in total yards per game (426.4)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in total yards per play (6.45)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in receptions per game (27.3)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in pass completions (300)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards (3571)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per game (314.8)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards per game (324.6)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in passing first-downs (167)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in pass completions per game (27.3)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in plays of 20+ yards (55)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in receptions (300)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in receiving first-downs (167)

 

»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in passing yards per attempt (8.15)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in percentage of first-down plays gaining 4+ yards (53.6%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in average rushing yards (4.46)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in percentage of second down plays converted for first-downs (36.7%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in pass completions of 20+ yards (48)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in passing yards per play (7.91)
»» Ranks tied for third in the NFC and NFL in first downs per game (23.2)
»» Ranks tied for third in the NFC and NFL in total first downs made (255)

 

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in percentage of third-down plays converted for first-downs (47.9%)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in average yards gained on first down (6.11)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in 3rd-and-long conversion percentage (32.8%)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in pass attempts per game (39.8)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in pass attempts (438)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in receiving targets (431)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in targets per game (39.2)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in percentage of pass completions (68.5%)
»» Ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for eighth in the NFL in offensive points scored (274)

 

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in average passing yards at catch (7.1)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in rushing yards (1227)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC in rushing yards per game (111.5)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in average yards to go on second down (7.68)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in average receiving yards (11.9)

»» Ranks tied for fifth in the NFC in passing touchdowns (20)


»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in percentage of first-down rush attempts gaining 4+ yards (43.6%)


»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in percentage of rush attempts resulting in a first-down (24.0%)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in rushing first-downs (66)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in offensive time of possession per game (31:05)

 

 

:229: Redskins Defense :229:
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in assisted tackles (217)
»» Ranks tied for third the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in fumbles forced (11)

 

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in tackles for loss (56)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in total tackles (666)
»» Ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in sacks (28)

 

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL sacks per pass attempt (7.12%)

 

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in sack yards (184)


 

:229: Redskins Special Teams :229:
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in field goal attempts (31)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (15.3)
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL for longest punt return (85)
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in field goals made (25)


»» Ranks second in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in total punt return yards (260)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in kickoffs for touchbacks (47)


»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in percentage of kickoffs for touchbacks (72.3%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in kickoff yards (4034)
»» Ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in kickoffs (65)


»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in average starting line position after kickoff (25.2)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in average kickoff return yards (22.2)


»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in longest kickoff return (45)

 

 

:229: Redskins Players :229:
»» Will Compton ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in assisted tackles (41)

 

»» Kirk Cousins ranks first in the NFC and NFL in passing yards at catch (2096)
»» Cousins ranks first in the NFC and NFL in passing plays of 25+ yards (33)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and NFL in pass completions per game (27.2)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and NFL in pass completions (299)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and NFL in passing yards (3540)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and NFL in pass completions for first-downs (166)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per game (321.8)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in pass attempts (437)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in passing yards per attempt (8.10)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in percentage of pass completions resulting in a first-down (38.0%)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in pass attempts per game (39.7)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in pass completion percentage (68.4%)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in yards after catch amongst quarterbacks (1444)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in average passing yards at catch (7.0)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC in passing yards per completion (11.84)

 

»» Jamison Crowder ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (16.3)
»» Crowder ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in longest punt return (85)
»» Crowder ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in punt return yards (244)

 

»» Vernon Davis ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in average yards after catch amongst tight ends (6.5)
»» Davis ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in average receiving yards amongst tight ends (14.5)
»» Davis ranks tied for fifth in the NFC and tied for eighth in the NFL in average yards at catch amongst tight ends (8.0)

 

»» Dustin Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and NFL in field goals attempted (31)
»» Hopkins ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in field goals made (25)
»» Hopkins ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in percent of kickoffs resulting in a touchback (74.6%)
»» Hopkins ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in touchbacks on kickoffs (47)
»» Hopkins ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in total kickoff yards (4034)
»» Hopkins ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in total kickoffs (63)
»» Jones ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts resulting in a first-down (28.3%)
»» Jones ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts gaining 10+ yards (14.1%)
»» Jones ranks sixth in the NFC in average rushing yards (4.65)
»» Jones ranks tied for seventh in the NFC in rush attempts of 10+ yards (14)

 

»» Rob Kelley ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in rushing yards amongst rookies (461)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and NFL in rushing yards per game amongst rookies (46.1)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in rush attempts amongst rookies (98)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in rush attempts per game amongst rookies (9.8)
»» Kelley ranks fourth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in longest rush attempt (66)
»» Kelley ranks fifth in the NFC in average rushing yards amongst rookies (4.7)
»» Ryan Kerrigan ranks second in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in tackles for loss (13)
»» Kerrigan ranks third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in sack yards (62)
»» Kerrigan ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in sacks (9)

 

»» Trent Murphy ranks tied for eighth in the NFC in sacks (7)

 

»» Jordan Reed ranks first in the NFC and NFL in targets per game amongst tight ends (9.0)
»» Reed ranks first in the NFC and NFL in receptions per game amongst tight ends (6.6)
»» Reed ranks first in the NFC and NFL in receptions amongst tight ends (59)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards per game amongst tight ends (70)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in targets amongst tight ends (81)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in receptions resulting in a first-down amongst tight ends (38)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in receiving yards amongst tight ends (630)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in yards at catch amongst tight ends (400)
»» Reed ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in yards after catch amongst tight ends (230)

 

 

TK

Week 13 What To Watch For

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»» The Redskins and Cardinals facing each other for the 122nd time. The 121 previous meetings represent the Redskins’ third-most games played against any opponent and the most against an opponent in which the series does not include a postseason game.
»» The Redskins entering the game 74-45-2 all-time against the Cardinals. The Redskins’ 74 wins against the Cardinals are the team’s second-most against any opponent.
»» The Redskins having won 10 of their last 12 games against the Cardinals dating back to 1999, including eight of the last nine contests.
»» The Redskins approaching Week 13 with a 27-25-2 all-time record in road games against the Cardinals, including a 7-4-1 record against the franchise in Chicago (1932-59), a 13-12-1 record against the franchise in St. Louis (1960-87), and a 7-9 record against the franchise since its move to Arizona (1988-present).
»» The Redskins reaching 500 yards of offense in three consecutive games for the first time in team history.
»» The Redskins becoming the fourth team in NFL history to post three straight 500-yard performances (2010-11 Patriots, 1998 49ers and 1982 Chargers).
»» The Redskins improving upon their team-record three 500- yard games this season.
»» The Redskins recording their fourth 500-yard game this season to tie for the sixth-most in a season in NFL history.
»» The Redskins tying a team record with a third consecutive 400-yard game. The Redskins have accomplished the feat multiple times, including most recently in Weeks 6-8 this season.
»» The Redskins exceeding 300 yards of offense in a 16th consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season, for the first time since a team-record 17-game stretch across the 1987-88 seasons.
»» The Redskins gaining 310 yards of offense to reach 5,000 offensive yards for a 12th straight season. Only five other NFL teams entered 2016 with an active streak of 11 or more 5,000-yard seasons (Green Bay, New Orleans, New England, Philadelphia and Dallas).
»» The Redskins posting the 28th 5,000-yard season in team history with 310 more yards of offense.
»» The Redskins passing for 350 yards in three consecutive games for the first time in team history.
»» The Redskins posting three consecutive turnover-free games for the first time since Weeks 8-11 of the 2012 season.
»» The Redskins holding opponents without a sack in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 3-4 of the 2006 season.
»» The Redskins recording a sack in a 20th consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season. Washington's active streak ranks first in the NFC and fourth in the NFL (Denver, 28; Oakland, 25; Cincinnati, 24).
»» The Redskins pushing a regular season sack streak to 20 games for the first time since a 30-game span across the 2008-10 seasons.

 

»» Cornerback Bashaud Breeland (one) intercepting a pass to become the first member of the Redskins since Fred Smoot (2001-03) to open a career with multiple interceptions in three straight seasons.

 

»» Quarterback Kirk Cousins (six) tying his own team record for 300-yard passing games in a single season (seven in 2015).
»» Cousins adding to his team records for career 300-yard passing games (18, including 17 in regular season play) and 400-yard passing games (three).
»» Cousins (two) adding to his team record for 400- yard passing games in a single season.
»» Cousins recording his third 400-yard passing game this season to tie Philip Rivers (2013), Tony Romo (2012), Eli Manning (2011) and Dan Marino (1986) for the third most 400-yard games in a single season in NFL history.
»» Cousins exceeding 350 passing yards in a third consecutive game to become the first quarterback in Redskins history with three straight 350-yard passing games.
»» Cousins tying a team record with a third straight 300-yard passing game (Cousins in 2015, Robert Griffin III in 2013).
»» Cousins (10,736) compiling 125 passing yards to surpass Jason Campbell (10,860) for sixth on the Redskins' career passing yardage list.
»» Cousins (918) completing 35 passes to tie Billy Kilmer (953) for sixth-most completions in team history.
»» Cousins recording multiple touchdown passes in a fifth straight game for the first time in his career. It would be the first five-game multi-touchdown streak for a Redskins passer since Mark Brunell in Weeks 2-7 of the 2005 season.

 

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Redskins Franchised Tagged Quarterback Kirk Cousins has been

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»» Cousins throwing three touchdown passes to become the sixth quarterback in team history with 70 career touchdown passes (Sammy Baugh, Sonny Jurgensen, Joe Theismann, Billy Kilmer and Mark Rypien).
»» Cousins throwing three touchdown passes in three consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 15-17 last season.
»» Cousins (20) throwing three touchdown passes to enter the Top 10 in team history in touchdown passes in a single season.
»» Cousins throwing zero interceptions in a fourth consecutive regular season start for the first time in his career. He enters Week 13 having thrown 151 consecutive pass attempts without an interception, dating back to Week 8 vs. Cincinnati in London.
»» Cousins (299) chasing No. 4 Jason Campbell (315 in 2008), No. 3 Brad Johnson (316 in 1999) and No. 2 Campbell (327 in 2009) on the team's list for completions in a single season.
»» Cousins (3,540) chasing No. 9 Mark Rypien (3,564 in 1991), No. 8 Joe Theismann (3,568 in 1981), No. 7 Jason Campbell (3,618 in 2009), No. 6 Theismann (3,714 in 1983), No. 5 Sonny Jurgensen (3,747 in 1967) and No. 4 Rypien (3,768 in 1989) on the team's list for passing yardage in a single season.
»» Cousins (3,540) throwing for 460 yards to post the fourth 4,000-yard passing season in team history, joining himself (4,166 in 2015), Jay Schroeder (4,109 in 1986) and Brad Johnson (4,005 in 1999).

 

»» Wide receiver Jamison Crowder (55) catching five passes to set a single-season career high in receptions (59 in 2015). His 725 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns this season are already career highs.
»» Crowder (114) moving past No. 3 Art Monk (114) and chasing No. 2 Rod Gardner (117) on the Redskins' list of receptions across a player's first two NFL seasons.
»» Crowder tying a single-season team record with his second punt return touchdown of the season (Brian Mitchell in 1991 and 1994, Mike Nelms in 1981, Bert Zagers in 1957 and John Williams in 1952).
»» Crowder catching another touchdown to become the first member of the Redskins to post a seven-receiving-touchdown season within the first two years of an NFL career since Chris Cooley (seven in 2005).

 

»» Tight end Vernon Davis potentially starting his 150th career regular season game.

»» Davis (492) chasing No. 14 Steve Jordan (498) and Nos. 12 Ben Coates and Todd Heap (499 each) on the NFL's list of career ceptions by a tight end.
»» Davis (492) catching eight passes to become the 12th tight end in NFL history to record 500 career receptions.
»» Davis (6,291) gaining 17 receiving yards to pass Steve Jordan (6,307) for 11th-most receiving yards by a tight end in NFL history.
»» Davis adding to his 57 career touchdown receptions, tied for seventh-most of any tight end in NFL history.
»» Davis catching three touchdowns to tie former Redskins great Jerry Smith (60) for sixth-most touchdowns by a tight end in NFL history.

 

»» Wide receiver Pierre Garçon extending his streak of consecutive regular season games played with a reception to 98, the
sixth-longest active streak in the NFL (Larry Fitzgerald, 190; Brandon Marshall, 155; Steve Smith Sr., 138; Jason Witten, 130; Michael Crabtree, 106). Sixty-nine of the games in Garçon’s streak have come with Washington, the third-longest streak by a member of the Redskins since the 1970 merger.
»» Garçon (4,144) gaining 137 receiving yards to pass Michael Westbrook (4,280) for 10th-most career receiving yards in team history.
»» Garçon (20) chasing No. 12 Jean Fugett (21) and No. 11 Rod Gardner (22) on the team's career receiving touchdowns list.

 

»» Kicker Dustin Hopkins (50) chasing No. 9 Brett Conway (52) and Nos. 7 Sam Baker and John Hall (54 each) on the team's alltime made field goals list.
»» Hopkins (25) setting a single-season career high with his next field goal. His 25 field goals this season are currently tied with his output from the 2015 season.
»» Hopkins (25) moving into the Top 10 in field goals made in a single season in team history with his next field goal.
»» Hopkins recording a third four-field-goal game this year to tie Mark Moseley (three in 1983) and Chip Lohmiller (three in 1990) for the most games with four field goals in a single season in team history.

 

»» Wide receiver DeSean Jackson catching a touchdown pass in a third straight game for the first time since Weeks 11-13 of the 2015 season.
»» Jackson compiling 100 receiving yards in back-to-back games for the first time since Weeks 8-9 of the 2014 season.
»» Jackson and/or Garçon (nine each) recording their 10th 100-yard receiving game to tie Henry Ellard (10) for ninth-most in team history.
»» Jackson (21) recording a 60-plus-yard touchdown to move past Devin Hester (21) for sole possession of second-most total touchdowns of 60 yards or more in NFL history. Jackson is two shy of Jerry Rice (23) for the all-time record.
»» Jackson (25) recording a 50-plus-yard touchdown to tie Steve Smith, Sr. (26) for fourth in total touchdowns of 50 yards or more in the NFL since the 1970 merger.
»» Jackson recording a touchdown of 50 yards or more in back-to-back weeks for the first time since Weeks 10-11 of the 2015 season. If a touchdown covers 60 yards, it would be his first stretch of back-to-back games with a 60-yard touchdown since Weeks 5-6 of the 2014 season.

 

»» Running back Robert Kelley rushing for 100 yards to become the first Redskins rookie with multiple 100-yard rushing games since Alfred Morris (seven) in 2012.
»» Kelley rushing for three touchdowns to become the first member of the Redskins with multiple three-touchdown rushing games in a single season since 1999 (Stephen Davis, two).

 

»» Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan starting his 92nd consecutive game, tied for second-most among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
»» Kerrigan (9.0) recording a sack to become the fifth member of the Redskins (Dexter Manley, 4; Charles Mann, 4; Andre Carter, 2; Brian Orakpo, 2) to post multiple 10-sack seasons since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982.
»» Kerrigan (9.0) recording 2.0 sacks to enter the Top 10 in sacks in a single season in team history.
»» Kerrigan posting a sack in a third consecutive game for the second time this season, including a four-game stretch in Weeks 5-8.

 

»» Cornerback Josh Norman (two) matching his single-season career high with his next forced fumble (three in 2015).

 

»» Tight end Jordan Reed (231) chasing No. 14 Brian Mitchell (232) and No. 13 Larry Brown (238) on the Redskins' all-time receptions list.
»» Reed (241) catching four passes to move past Don Warren (244) for third-most career receptions by a tight end in team history.
»» Reed (241) recording nine receptions to become the 12th player to catch 250 career passes as a member of the Redskins.
»» Reed (19) catching a touchdown to become the 16th player in team history to record 20 touchdown receptions with the Redskins.
»» Reed (19) catching a touchdown to surpass Clint Didier (19) for sole possession of fourth-most by a tight end in Redskins history.
»» Reed (19) chasing Jean Fugett (21) for third-most receiving touchdowns by a tight end in Redskins history.
»» Reed registering multiple touchdown receptions in back-to-back games for the second time in his career and the first time since Weeks 15-16 in 2015.
»» Reed (six) scoring multiple receiving touchdowns to move past Santana Moss (six) for sole possession of the sixth-most games with multiple touchdown receptions by a member of the Redskins since 1960.

TK

Skinsgiving

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:1386: Happy Thanksgiving from deep in enemy territory. The Redskins continue to sport the Championship uniform off the white jersey/burgundy pant combo on the road. Meanwhile, the Cowboys are departing from their normal throwback uniform to wearing their bad luck blue jersey. Here's to their continued back luck wearing it today. 

 

:1386: ANNOUNCEMENT OF INACTIVES

 The Redskins declared the following players as inactive: 

o   No. 2 QB Nate Sudfeld

o   No. 19 WR Rashad Ross

o   No. 31 RB Matt Jones

o   No. 57 LS Nick Sundberg

o   No. 68 T Blaine Clausell

o   No. 74 G Arie Kouandjio

o   No. 98 DE Matt Ioannidis

 

:1386: KEYS TO VICTORY 

The Defense must stop Beasley. Joe Barry didn't have an answer for him back in Week 2. Let's hope he's learned from that.

Feed Reed. To many times Reed will get off to a decent start only to have the offense go away from him after a quarter.

Control the clock. Dallas is currently ranked 3rd at T.O.P.  The Redskins can pretty much score at will once they get their rather going, however, the the best defense is an offense that keeps them off the field. 

 

One thing I have to do though is give props to the Cowboys organization. They put out one heck of a Thanksgiving Day spread for those of us that are here covering this game instead of being home with families. 

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End of Pre Game

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:1386: First Quarter 

The Skins miss the coin toss but Dallas chooses to receive. Which works for us because we tend to defer to the second half anyways. 

Opening play the Defense is burned on a 15 yard end around play. Elliot destroys them for a gain of 20 on the third play. Had space for days & a hole you could sail a battleship though. UGLY starting drive for the Defense. Elliot stopped up the middle after a gain of seven on the Red Zone & he scores on the next play. Gonna be a long day at the office. 

RUSHING
ATT
YDS
TD
LG
E.Elliott
5
38
1
20
L.Whitehead
1
15
0
15
PASSING
CM/AT
YDS
TD
INT
RT
D.Prescott
2/2
17
0
0
102.1
RECEIVING
TAR
REC
YDS
TD
LG
C.Beasley
1
1
13
0
13
E.Elliott
1
1
4
0
4
 
 
 

Redskins offense feeds Vernon Davis for a short gain to open, then converts with a Fat Rob catch. Rob grinds for three. Cousins on the run connects to DJax for 19. Great play by Kirk. Fat Rob to the left for no gain. Kirk connects to Reed for 3 yards. Third down with a LOUD crowd that Jordan Reed shuts up with a 12 yard gain. Kirk incomplete pass but Dallas is called for holding. Thompson stopped for a loss of three. Kirk under pressure throws it incomplete to avoid a sack & the OL is called for holding. 2nd & 23. Thompson up the middle for 3. Dumb call as it says we're gonna play for the field goal. Kirk connects with Crowder for 1 yard. 4th & 16. Hopkins on for a 43 yard FG attempt. Redskins take a time out. Kick is wide left & no good which is weird because Hopkins was nailing 40-50 yard kicks in warm ups.

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RUSHING
ATT
YDS
TD
LG
R.Kelley
2
3
0
3
C.Thompson
2
3
0
6
PASSING
CM/AT
YDS
TD
INT
RT
K.Cousins
6/6
49
0
0
100.7
RECEIVING
TAR
REC
YDS
TD
LG
D.Jackson
1
1
19
0
19
J.Reed
2
2
15
0
12
R.Kelley
1
1
8
0
8
V.Davis
1
1
6
0
6
J.Crowder
1
1
1
0
1

:1386: SECOND QUARTER

Redskins start the 2nd quarter in the Red Zone. They go three & out & Jordan Reed is Down in the back of the End Zone. Reed is helped up & walks off on his own. I exhale the breath I'd been holding. Hopkins in for the field goal & its good from 24 yards out. Redskins have got to start getting into the end zone if they're gonna pull out the upset here. Reed is questionable with a left shoulder injury. 

Redskins Defense seems to have tightened up some. Dallas is no longer running for huge chunks of yardage. Mid drive the Defense gets a sack & Dallas is called for holding. 3rd & 14. Defense gets torched by Beasley. I was worried about Fuller being on him & he got toasted for a gain of 18. Barry needs to make an adjustment here pronto. Prescott overthrows Butler in the end zone. 3rd down again. Norman drops a defected Pass to Dez.  Cowboys take the field goal & its 10-3 in a game that feels like it should probably already be tied up at 21. 

TEAM STATS
WAS
DAL
First Downs
7
8
3rd Down
2-4
2-4
Total Net Yards
130
117
Off Plays
19
21
Avg Gain
6.8
5.6
Rushing Net
16
60
Passing Net
114
57
Penalties (Yds)
1 (10)
1 (5)
Turnovers
0
0
Punts (Avg)
0 (--)
1 (53.0)
TDs
0
1
FGs
1-2
1-1
TO Remain
2
3
Time of Poss.
10:55
11:08

 

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:1386: AT THE HALF

After each team's opening drive of the Second Quarter, both offenses seem evenly matched. The only big difference is Dallas is getting the bulk of their yards on the ground while the Redskins are getting theirs through the air.  The big story here so far is the Redskins inability to get into the end zone. Three drives in the first half & they settle for field goals, where they missed 2 out of 3 of them. Leaving points on the field, on the road, against a Divional rival is completely unacceptable. The Defense got carved up on the opening drive, but tightened up after that. They still allowed several chunk yardage plays, but they kept them more limited on completing those after the opening drive where they were gutted at will. Then the Two Minute Warning happened & they unloaded the next play for a touchdown to take a 17-3 lead with 1:45 on the clock. Skins best bet is to play the sidelines for chunks, put the ball in the end zone for 7 & run out the clock, going to the locker room down only by 7 since they get the ball to start the 2nd half. Almost. They managed everything but the touchdown & again settle for a field goal. At least they managed to make that one. It's 17-6 Dallas at the half.

RUSHING
ATT
YDS
AVG
LG
TD
R.Kelley
6
18
3.0
8
0
C.Thompson
3
6
2.0
6
0
 
 
PASSING
ATT
CMP
CMP%
YDS
SK/YD
TD
LG
INT
RT
K.Cousins
26
18
69.2
216
0/0
0
38
0
94.4
RECEIVING
TAR
NO
YDS
AVG
LG
TD
J.Crowder
6
4
60
15.0
38
0
D.Jackson
4
2
45
22.5
26
0
V.Davis
5
3
40
13.3
22
0
P.Garcon
3
3
40
13.3
27
0
J.Reed
3
2
15
7.5
12
0
M.Harris
2
2
11
5.5
6
0
R.Kelley
2
2
5
2.5
8
0
C.Thompson
1
0
0
--
0
0
RUSHING
ATT
YDS
AVG
LG
TD
E.Elliott
9
45
5.0
20
1
D.Prescott
2
16
8.0
18
0
L.Whitehead
1
15
15.0
15
0
A.Morris
1
12
12.0
12
0
PASSING
ATT
CMP
CMP%
YDS
SK/YD
TD
LG
INT
RT
D.Prescott
14
9
64.3
87
1/5
1
18
0
105.4
RECEIVING
TAR
NO
YDS
AVG
LG
TD
C.Beasley
4
3
36
12.0
18
0
D.Bryant
4
3
33
11.0
14
0
T.Williams
1
1
10
10.0
10
1
E.Elliott
1
1
4
4.0
4
0
J.Witten
1
1
4
4.0
4
0
B.Butler
2
0
0
--
0
0
 
 

:1386: THIRD QUARTER 

Redskins can't get anything going to open this half. However, Jordan Reed is returning to the game. On the Cowboys first drive, the Defense leaves a gaping hole underneath & Witten makes them pay for it. Dallas starts picking up 9 & 10 yard chunks again. A holding call backs them up to their 46 & its 1st & 20. Written picks 8 & the Redskins burn their first time out. A turnover would help. Skins need some kind of spark to get back into this. Only down by 11, this offense can overcome that if they can get into a good rhythm. Down, 18, that's a different story. Bree land breaks up a deep sideline shot to Williams on 3rd down. Dallas forced to punt with Crowder back to receive. Fair catch, Skins at the 10. HAVE to get 7 here. Skins get to midfield, hit a 4th & 2, convert it, continue to march into field goal range & chew up the clock. Kirk hits the fade to Reed for a first down at the 3. A touchdown here & it's a football game. A field goal & it could be the season. Skins have chewed up over 10 minutes in this quarter.

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:1386: FOURTH QUARTER

TOUCHDOWN JORDAN REED!!! We got a football game now. Skins down by 5 go for 2. The attempt is picked off by Sean Lee. It's 17-12 Dallas with 14:54 left. Elliot gets a 21 yard chunk of burnage followed by a catch for 19 yards & Dallas is at the 35 in two plays. Elliot finally stopped for a gain of 1. Beasley burns the D for 12. Dallas scrambles, knocked out of bounds by Breeland. Dez over the middle, tackled by Norman after a gain of 13. Ball at the 6. Day runs it in for the touchdown. Dallas struck quick & efficiently in answer to the Redskins time consuming last drive. 75 yards in under 5 minutes to the the Skins 90 yard 10 minute drive. 24-12 Dallas. 10:49 left on the clock.

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DJAX ****es!!! Helluva throw by Cousins 67 yards down the sideline touchdown DJax, kick is good & Skins are back to being down by 5. Skins just went 3 plays 75 yards in under 2 minutes for that score. Skins with the onsides kick, Dallas recovers.

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9:21 on the clock. If there was ever time for a Norman pick six, this would be it. Instead Dallas runs it to keep the clock running. They pick up a personal foul penalty & two plays later, Elliot is in the end zone, but wait, Dallas gets called for holding.  2nd & 10. Foster with the duplex takedown on Elliot, no penalty & the Dallas media behind me is crying about it. And then Elliot is in the end zone again two plays later. It's 31-19 Dallas with 6:29 left. Skins are forced to do what they do best now. Throw it. The Crowder/Reed show gets them across mid field, only thing stopping them was a false start penalty. A Reed strip fumble recovered for a Dallas TD is ruled incomplete pass. Next pass is to Crowder for 10. Skins convert a 4th & 1. Ball at the Dallas 29. 3:32 on the clock. Cousins hits Crowder again for 9. Cousins incomplete to Grant in double coverage in the end zone. Cousins keeps it up the middle 1st down. Cousins to Thompson gain of 3. Cousins to Reed, 1st & goal at the 8. 2 minute warning. Touchdown Jordan Reed, his second for the day. Kick is good, it's 31-26 Dallas with 1:53 left. Beasley back for Dallas as the Skins go for the onsides kick again. Ball goes out of bounds, Dallas ball at the 47. Ugh. 1:51 left on the clock. Joe Barry needs to dial up a turnover here because this down by 5, down by 12 back n forth scoring bit has gotten old. Instead Dallas comes out running the ball to kill clock, skins burn a timeout. Beasley with an 8 yard catch, Elliot up the middle, clocking running, Skins call a 30 second timeout. 2nd & 8 with 55 ticks left on the clock. Prescott takes a knee 3rd & 9. Clock runs out. Game over.

TEAM STATS
REDSKINS
COWBOYS
Total First Downs
25
24
By Rushing
4
12
By Passing
20
11
By Penalty
1
1
Efficiency
 
 
Third Down
8-15-53%
4-8-50%
Fourth Down
2-2-100%
0-0-0%
Red Zone
2-5-40%
4-4-100%
Goal to Go
2-4-50%
3-3-100%
Total Net Yards
505
353
Offensive Plays
72
55
Average Gain
7.0
6.4
Rushing Net
 
 
Yards
56
163
Plays/Avg
19/2.9
30/5.4
Tackles for Loss/Yards
4/-8
2/-7
Passing Net
 
 
Yards
449
190
Sacks/Yards
0/0
1/5
Gross Yards
449
195
Att-Comp-Int
53-41-0
24-17-0
Average
8.5
7.6
 
TEAM STATS
REDSKINS
COWBOYS
Kickoffs
 
 
Num-Endzone-Touchbacks
6-3-3
6-6-6
Punts
1
2
Had Blocked
0
0
Gross Punting Average
39.0
44.0
Net Punting Average
39.0
44.0
FGs-PATs Blocked
0-0
0-0
Return Yards
 
 
Punts/Yards
0/0
0/0
Kickoffs/Yards
0/0
1/0
Interceptions/Yards
0/0
0/0
Touchdowns
3
4
Rush-Pass-Other
0-3-0
3-1-0
Penalties-Yards
3-30
3-25
Fumbles-Lost
1-0
0-0
Extra Points Made-Atts
2-3
4-4
1 Point Tries
2-3
4-4
2 Point Tries
0-1
0-0
FGs Made-Attempts
2-4
1-1
Safeties
0
0
Timeouts Remaining
0
3
Time of Possession
33:24
26:36

 

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:1386: FINAL THOUGHTS

One, Cousins ain't going anywhere. He's gonna get paid.

Secondly, we need to quit paying Joe Barry. He's had more then enough time to scheme up answers for guys like Elliot & Beasley. At times, the defense could hold Elliot for short gains but they couldn't effectively take him out of the game. 

Play calling was questionable today & deservedly so. The run up the middle on 3rd & long, the 2 point conversions, the first onsides kick...The points left out on the field. Jeebus. That one kills me. It's a problem this offense has had going back to last offseason when the starters could never get a touchdown. Don't get me wrong, this is a VERY talented offense & coaching staff. It's kinda reminds me of the knock Kyle Shanahan had here, that whole "gets to smart for his own good" rep. Two seasons in & it's like they're still trying to figure out how to put together continuous complete games. But I'm telling you, when can do that, & have a top defense, this is team is gonna be really, really, good. They're close. They're not there just yet, but they've been knocking on the door of greatness, they just don't have the password to get in yet. 

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Post Game Audio

Photos

TK

Week 12 What To Watch For

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»» The Redskins entering the contest with an .813 winning percentage in their last eight contests (6-1-1), the team's best eight-game stretch since a 7-1 (.875) mark to close the 2012 season.
»» The Redskins riding a 10-5-1 record (.656) in their last 16 games (including postseason play), the team's best 16-game stretch since an 11-5 run (.688) from Week 13 in 2007 through Week 11 in 2008.
»» The Redskins reaching seven wins through 11 games for the first time since 2008 (7-4) with a victory on Sunday.
»» The Redskins earning a third Thanksgiving Day win all-time. Including a victory in their most recent Thanksgiving game in 2012, a win would give the Redskins victories in consecutive Thanksgiving contests for the first time in team history.
»» The Redskins earning victories in North Texas in three consecutive seasons for the first time since the 1987-89 seasons.
»» The Redskins reaching 500 yards of offense in consecutive games for the first time in team history.
»» The Redskins setting a team record by recording a third 500 yard game this season. The 2016 Redskins are currently tied with the 1950, 1981, 1989 and 1999 teams with two.
»» The Redskins exceeding 300 yards of offense in a 15th consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season, for the first time since a team-record 17-game stretch across the 1987-88 seasons.
»» The Redskins rushing for 100 yards in a sixth straight game for the first time since an 11-game span across Weeks 2-13 of the 2013 season.
»» The Redskins reaching 150 rushing yards in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 1-2 of the 2015 season.
»» The Redskins turning the ball over zero times in a second straight game for the first time since Weeks 16-17 last season.
»» The Redskins recording a sack in a 19th consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season. Washington's active streak ranks second in the NFC and fifth in the NFL. (Note: The Oakland Raiders rank third with 23 and will be subject to the results of Monday Night Football following publication of these notes.)
»» The Redskins recording at least 2.0 sacks in a seventh straight contest. Washington's current six-game streak with 2.0 sacks is the second-longest active streak in the NFL (Seattle, 7).

»» Cornerback Bashaud Breeland (one) intercepting a pass to become the first member of the Redskins since Fred Smoot (2001-03) to open a career with multiple interceptions in three straight seasons.

»» Quarterback Kirk Cousins (10,287) chasing Jason Campbell (10,860) for sixth on the Redskins' career passing yardage list.
»» Cousins adding to his team-record 17 career 300-yard games (including 16 in regular season play).
»» Cousins (two) claiming sole possession of the most career 400-yard passing games in team history with his next 400-yard effort. He is presently tied with Sonny Jurgensen and Mark Rypien.
»» Cousins becoming the first player in team history to record multiple 400-yard passing games in a single season.
»» Cousins (17) recording three touchdown passes to post the fifth instance of a quarterback producing back-to-back 20-touchdown seasons in team history (Joe Theismann in 1983-84, Sonny Jurgensen in 1966-67 and 1969-70, and Sammy Baugh in 1947-48).
»» Cousins throwing three touchdown passes in consecutive games for the first time since a three-game stretch in Weeks 15-17 last season.
»» Cousins exceeding 350 passing yards in consecutive games for the first time in his career. He would be the first Redskins quarterback to accomplish the feat since Jay Schroeder in Weeks 8-9 of the 1986 season.
»» Cousins (3,091) throwing for 362 yards to place his 2016 passing yardage among the Top 10 in team history.

»» Wide receiver Jamison Crowder recording a touchdown in a fourth consecutive game for the first time in his career. He would be the first member of the Redskins to do so since Fred Davis in Weeks 12-15 of the 2009 season.
»» Crowder recording back-to-back 100-yard games for the second time this season (Weeks 7-8).
»» Crowder tying a single-season team record with his second punt return touchdown of the season (Brian Mitchell in 1991 and 1994, Mike Nelms in 1981, Bert Zagers in 1957 and John Williams in 1952).
»» Crowder (47) catching 12 passes to match his single-season career high for receptions (59 in 2015). Crowder has already set career highs in receiving yards (637) and receiving touchdowns (six) this season.
»» Crowder (106) chasing No. 5 Chris Cooley (108), No. 4 Charlie Brown (110) and No. 3 Art Monk (114) on the Redskins' list of receptions across a player's first two NFL seasons.
»» Crowder catching another touchdown to become the first member of the Redskins to post a seven-receiving-touchdown season within the first two years of an NFL career since Chris Cooley (seven in 2005).

»» Tight end Vernon Davis adding to his 57 career touchdown receptions, tied for seventh-most of any tight end in NFL history.
»» Davis catching three touchdowns to tie former Redskins great Jerry Smith (60) for sixth-most touchdowns by a tight end in NFL history.                                                 »» Davis (487) catching 13 passes to become the 12th tight end in NFL history to record 500 career receptions.
»» Davis (6,223) gaining 85 receiving yards to pass Steve Jordan (6,307) for 11th-most receiving yards by a tight end in NFL history.

»» Wide receiver Pierre Garçon extending his streak of consecutive regular season games played with a reception to 97, the sixth-longest active streak in the NFL (Larry Fitzgerald, 189; Brandon Marshall, 154; Steve Smith Sr., 137; Jason Witten, 129; Michael Crabtree, 104). Sixty-eight of the games in Garçon’s streak have come with Washington, the third-longest streak by a member of the Redskins since the 1970 merger.
»» Garçon posting a second straight 100-yard receiving game for the first time since Weeks 15-16 of the 2013 season.
»» Garçon catching a touchdown in back-to-back games for the first time since the final three contests of the 2015 regular season.
»» Garçon (20) chasing No. 12 Jean Fugett (21) and No. 11 Rod Gardner (22) on the team's career receiving touchdowns list.

»» Kicker Dustin Hopkins (48) chasing No. 9 Brett Conway (52) on the team's all-time made field goals list.
»» Hopkins (92) scoring eight points to post the 26th 100-point season in team history. He would be the first member of the Redskins to accomplish the feat in consecutive seasons since Graham Gano in 2010-11.
»» Hopkins recording a third four-field-goal game this year to tie Mark Moseley (three in 1983) and Chip Lohmiller (three in 1990) for the most games with four field goals in a single season in team history.

»» Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (24) recording two 50-plusyard touchdowns to tie Steve Smith, Sr. (26) for fourth in total touchdowns of 50 yards or more in the NFL since the 1970 merger.
»» Jackson (20) recording a 60-plus-yard touchdown to tie Devin Hester (21) for second-most total touchdowns of 60 yards or more in NFL history.
»» Jackson catching a touchdown pass in a second straight game for the first time since a three-game stretch in Weeks 11-13 of the 2015 season.

»» Running back Robert Kelley rushing for 100 yards in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.
»» Kelley becoming the first Redskins running back to post consecutive 100-yard rushing games since Alfred Morris in Weeks 8-9
of the 2013 season. He would be the first Redskins rookie to accomplish the feat since Morris in Weeks 11-13 of the 2012 season.
»» Kelley rushing for three touchdowns to become the first member of the Redskins with multiple three-touchdown rushing games in a single season since 1999 (Stephen Davis, two).
»» Kelley posting three rushing touchdowns to become the first NFL running back with back-to-back three-rushing-touchdown games since Atlanta's Devonta Freeman in Weeks 3-4 of the 2015 season.

»» Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan starting his 91st consecutive game, tied for second-most among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
»» Kerrigan (8.0) reaching 10.0 sacks this season to become the fifth member of the Redskins (Dexter Manley, 4; Charles Mann, 4;
Andre Carter, 2; Brian Orakpo, 2) to post multiple 10-sack seasons since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982.

»» Cornerback Josh Norman forcing a fumble in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.
»» Norman (two) matching his single-season career high with his next forced fumble (three in 2015).

»» Tight end Jordan Reed (231) chasing No. 14 Brian Mitchell (232) and No. 13 Larry Brown (238) on the Redskins' all-time receptions list.
»» Reed (231) catching 13 passes to tie Don Warren (244) for third-most career receptions by a tight end in team history.
»» Reed (2,451) gaining 86 yards to pass Don Warren (2,536) for fourth-most career receiving yards by a tight end in team history.
»» Reed (17) catching two touchdown passes to tie Clint Didier (19) for fourth-most by a tight end in Redskins history.

»» Linebacker Martrell Spaight picking off a pass to become the first Redskins linebacker with an interception in consecutive games in a single season since a three-game stretch by London Fletcher in Weeks 14-16 of the 2012 season.

 

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