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Alrighty fellow ESers, I'll be doing the ES coverage up in the press box at FedEx for the next two preseason games with my main man @Spaceman Spiff taking awesome pics of the action as usual! 

 

As I did last year, I'll be focusing on players (or in this case entire positions) that have intrigued us all offseason. I'll go through what I saw in the previous games and, as we journey through the preseason, who improved or regressed along the way. 

 

And what has intrigued us all more than the Dline this offseason? 

 

So, first, a quick primer as to how I've approached this. I've uploaded a bunch of videos I took of the Dline's snaps to twitter since that seems to be the easiest method to embed stuff here. 

 

The videos I took are essentially snaps that I thought either had a clear win or a clear loss by any single Dlineman or more. I judged wins/losses more off of the initial movement generated, or ground given up, from the player so as to keep it as basic as possible and avoid schematic context. The snaps that occurred where neither a win nor a loss necessarily occurred (player did nothing impactful either way) were omitted in this count. However, that only happened on a few occasions, the majority of snaps held some intrigue for us. 

 

At the end of this, I'm going to compile the number of wins and losses for each player, and then I'll continue to do this throughout the next two preseason games. Click on the videos to see the line of text detailing said wins/losses. 

 

Shall we begin? 

 

 

 

 

(Apologies for the small text size of the chart, wanted it to fit properly in a mobile format, as well)

 

 

 Player                    Wins     Losses    Snaps Accounted For*

 

63 Brandon Banks      1              1                         2

 

69 AJ Francis              7               1                         8

 

72 Anthony Lanier      8              1                         11

 

73 Ondre Pipkins        1                1                         2

 

78 Joey Mbu               0                8                        11

 

90 Ziggy Hood            0                3                          6

 

92 Stacy McGee         5                2                          7

 

95 Jonathan Allen      2                 0                        5

 

97 Terrell McClain      2                 0                        2

 

98 Matt Ioannidis        3                 1                       4

 

99 Phil Taylor             5                 0                        5

 

 

*Total snaps accounted for is just a tally of snaps where a win/loss occurred on the Dline, and not a total snap count. That being said, the number somewhat reflects total snap counts since the majority of snaps had a win/loss occur.  

 

 

So what did I learn from this? Let's go down the list. 

 

-Brandon Banks didn't play many snaps, only coming in towards the end of the game (along with Pipkins). So his competition was weak, as well. He had 1 (slight) win and 1 loss, while the 2 snaps accounted for were pretty much all that he did. 

 

-AJ Francis had a great game, tallying 7 wins to only 1 loss. He played early on and often, but mostly after the Ravens' first-stringers came off the field. That was out of 11 snaps accounted for, so only 3 of those snaps were ones where he wasn't impactful either way (again, that doesn't include other snaps where no Dlineman won or loss, but it shouldn't be much more than that). 

 

-Anthony Lanier also had an excellent game, tallying 8 wins and only 1 loss. His 1 loss came after a snap in which you could see he was clearly tired after the whistle, so it was almost expected. He played a lot, but like Francis came in after the 1st stringers for the Ravens went off the field. That was out of 11 snaps accounted for, so 3 of those snaps were ones that were neither negative nor positive along with those unaccounted for. 

 

-Ondre Pipkins, as mentioned above, came into the game late with Banks and didn't have many snaps overall. Like Banks, he had 1 win and 1 loss, though his win was certainly a better one. 

 

- Joey Mbu didn't perform well at all. It's surprising considering he opened up TC as the guy getting the most reps with the first team at NT and had a decent amount of buzz surrounding him all offseason. But you can totally see why he lost ground to both Taylor and Francis. He ended up with 8 losses and a whopping 0 wins out of the 11 snaps accounted for. He played a significant chunk of the game, but like Lanier and Francis it was mostly against the Ravens 2nd and 3rd teams.

 

- Ziggy Hood also had a poor game. 3 losses to 0 wins on 6 snaps accounted for. He played mostly against the first team of the Ravens. With Hood, there was a decent amount of snaps he played more than what was accounted for, but that only means he did nothing impactful (negative or positive) in any of them including the other 3 that were. Let's see how it goes the rest of the preseason, but overall he had more plays than not that neither were positive nor negative, and he had 3 clear losses. 

 

- Stacy McGee had a solid outing, winning 5 snaps and losing on 2 out of the 7 snaps accounted for. He got a decent amount of time in against the first team, as well. His wins weren't necessarily big time ones, but he was a net positive overall

 

- Jonathan Allen was an interesting case. The consensus opinion was that he had a good game, and I agree with that to a degree, but his plays mostly came against the 2nd team of the Ravens. He got a decent amount of snaps against their first team, but those neither ended up as wins or losses. Either way, he had 2 wins and 0 losses overall on the 5 snaps I accounted for (so you can see he had a bunch of plays where he was more inconsequential than not). Not too shabby for his first outing as a pro, either way, and he got himself one of the better "wins" of the night with a sack. He shows great awareness for a rookie, as well, which is why he's always around the ball.      

 

Terrell McClain had a solid outing. Which was a surprise because after the game it seemed like most were down on him. He didn't play against the first team of the Ravens, but he finished with 2 wins and 0 losses on the 2 snaps I accounted for with him in. One of his wins was one of the better ones of the entire night.

 

-  Matt Ioaniddis had a good outing, with 3 wins and 1 loss on the 4 snaps I accounted for with him in. He got a significant amount of reps against the first team Ravens as well as their 2nd team, and the good news is that 2 of his wins came against their first team. 

 

- Finally, Phil Taylor came in with a solid performance. He mostly played against the first team of the Ravens and finished with 5 wins and 0 losses in the 5 snaps he was accounted for. 4 wins against their first team. We might just have a Nose Tackle ladies and gentlemen. 

 

 

In summary, Hood and Mbu were the only two who clearly had bad games. Not enough for either Banks or Pipkins to go off on. The rest played really well, with Lanier and Francis having the two best individual performance (granted, against 2nd and 3rd stringers). I'm genuinely excited about the prospects of this Dline moving forward. Can't wait to continue focusing on them the next couple of weeks and finding out where they all go from here!   

JimmiJo

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ES Coverage: Redskins @ Ravens

 

08/10/17

 

DEFEAT 

Ravens 23 - 3 Redskins

 

Welcome my friends to another season of Washington Redskins Football (queue applause)!

 

I can think of no better person to kick off this season than me, JimmiJo. Along for the launch is my partner; Spaceman Spiff. In our time together we have inadvertently glanced at more NFL locker room manhood than is acceptable in polite company. 

 

All that aside, we will do our best to bring you the sights and sounds of tonight's action.

 

Story line for me is how the offense will look with new 1st and 2nd receivers, running backs, and tight end. Is this offense plug-and-play enough to swap out arguably the two most important pieces and keep on going? We will start to see tonight.

 

And then there's the defense. How will a Greg Manusky defense perform? Likely we won't see anything like a defensive game plan. All eyes will be looking to see good execution in a bland scheme.

 

Let me take this first preseason game and get this out of the way:

 

- I believe this to be Kirk Cousins. Blame it on irreconcilable differences. From afar it appears Cousins never got over what he thought a pauper-offer his first year of free agency. Can Washington throw enough money at him, or be willing to do this dance again to kick keep him? Hard to see but I am wrong all the time. Just ask my ex-wife.

- The question will then become whether you keep Jay Gruden to develop the next guy? Survey says; depends on how the season plays out.

 

Gonna be fun to watch.

 

Season record; a very generous 9-7 trying to eek into the playoffs. Most of you are smarter than me so I will look to see what you say.

 

In the meantime it is time for some free food.

 

Stand by...

 

Kickoff

 

The teams are taking the field ahead of the National Anthem and then kickoff.

 

Here's to good running, passing, scoring, tackling, and no injuries.

 

Talk to you at halftime. Follow in-game on Twitter @Skinscast. 

 

 

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Half

 

Wow that was bad. 

 

The Washington Redskins appear unprepared and uninspired. I hope the coaches see something good on tape to look at, cause from here in the press box I am not sure there was much.

 

Not that the Ravens were much better. But they did enough to keep the chains moving. Their own difficulties limited points, but did not prevent them.

 

The game's highlight was the Ravens' 59-yard field goal to end the half.

 

Baltimore 13 - 0 Washington

 

 

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JimmiJo

 

There really isn’t much to say about the game. At least, not for the Washington Redskins.

 

They came out flat, and got worse as it went.

 

In fairness the starters only played six plays. But to be precise, the Redskins offense accomplished very little between the two drives.

 

Kirk Cousins went 1-2 for 5-yards over the span. Anything he thought he was going to do was thwarted by the pressure from Baltimore.

 

After Cousins, the offensive highlight belonged to Vernon Davis, who pulled in a 31-yard grab later in the night.

 

Washington started poorly, and the second-teamers were every bit as bad. But for a single drive to start the fourth quarter that resulted in 3-points; there was very little of note.

 

Unless you count the inability to sustain drives, ill-timed turnovers and big-plays surrendered.

 

The worst part is that no questions were answered.

 

We don’t know if the offense will function with the new receiving corps. At least, as it did with the old.

 

We don’t know if the defense is an improved with the new coordinator.

 

We don’t know if the run-game is any better.

 

Ditto play-calling. We do know what we saw was not particularly good.

 

In the old days a coach like Joe Gibbs would use a performance like this to bludgeon and then inspire the team to respond. Then again, it is only the preseason.

 

Many a rotten-egg game 1 of the preseason has turned into a more respectable affair later on.

 

That said – there just isn’t much talk about or takeaway from this one.

 

Your reporters had a terrific time however.

 

 

 

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Richmond --  Overcast rainy day here in Richmond, sprinkling right now.  75 degrees at 8am.  Today's schedule is a walkthru at 10:45 am, Jay Gruden Presser at 2:45 and practice at 3pm.  This is subject to change with the possibility of thunderstorms this afternoon.  (and me forgetting to bring my poncho)  If the weather does as forcast with heavy rain and lightning the Redskins will conduct practice at an off-site location and it will be closed to media.

 

It is just sprinkling right now so I suspect that the walk thru will be here at the Bon Secours facility.

 

This will be a short day for me I will be leaving before practice begins.

 

One thing I noticed yesterday and forgot to mention was how low to the ground Junior Galette gets in his 4 point stance, his nose is almost hitting the ground.  I'm not sure if this is why he gets such a fast jump at the snap but it was an odd stance to look at.

 

Walkthru's:

 

Yesterday Trent Williams suffered a bruise on his stomach and did not go the full practice, today at walkthru's he was there for a short period, then was replaced by Ty Nsekhe so the left side of the line was Lauvao at guard and Nsekhe at tackle.  Not sure if his bruise was still bothering him or Nsekhe was getting some reps.  Walk thru's must be really boring for linemen, they more or less just stand there after the snap.  The receivers are walking thru their routes, and no passes get thrown.  They do hand off to the running backs but its all in slow motion.  It is really difficult to determine what type of  of play it is because both the O and D line are standing up and you can't see what is going on behind the lines.

 

A new record for Breeland, he was kicked out of walkthru's for fighting, actually not a real fight but he jammed Pryor really hard and it lead to some loud words and Gruden removed him from practice.  I think this was the first time that has ever happened in a walkthru.

 

 

Jamison Crowder's presser

 

Asked how he was feeling Crowder says he is doing better, its day to day, it is frustrating not to go out and compete.

 

He doesn't feel like he is behind, since they did a lot on OTA's. 

 

What he learned from recovering from his hamstring injury last year was just getting back healthy, just to try to be back and be ready for week 1.

 

He did not feel any lingering effects from his injury after he returned.

 

He is doing nothing different this year training for a move outside.  Just daily workouts, weight room, field work, to prepare to be a better receiver

 

He says as of now he is still the return guy and he hopes he can continue to do returns.

 

The receivers have had a good camp so far.  Doctson has made a lot of catches, Pryor made a lot of catches, Ryan Grant and pretty much everyone across the board has made plays.

 

He was asked about the intensity level in one on ones between receivers and defensive backs, he stated that is just how it is in camp and it is what you want, the competition. 

You want to make each other better.

 

He does not see his role changing in the red zone this year, he is going to be in the slot if I'm healthy and can go,  with the addition of Pryor, and Docston and Quick they have height and with Jordan Reed it will help us out tremendously in the red zone

 

He mentioned that Pryor with his size and speed for his size and his route running, he has really great routes, like a small guy.  I look forward to playing alongside him.

 

 

This is the end of my coverage for today, I need to get back to Northern VA to watch my grandson's football practice.  I'll report on that tomorrow ;)

 

 

 

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Richmond -- Its a nice cool morning here in Richmond, 65 degrees at 7am, clear and sunny  The doors open for the fans at 9:30am.   There were already several fans waiting when I arrived at 7:30.  One gentleman I spoke with said he had driven an hour and a half to get here, he was first in line.

 

A walk thru is scheduled for 10:35 and practice starts at 3pm,  2pm will have NFL Officials discussing changes to the rules.  At 2:45 Jay Gruden will have his daily presser.

 

Crowd waiting to get into training camp

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The fans are now going thru security and  into the Bon Secours training camp.  Not as big a crowd as yesterday but it was lined up around the block, with people still coming from the parking areas.

 

Walk thru is completed, Brandon Scherff walked by me coming off the field, I had to look up to see the top of his shoulders, I didn't realize how big he was. Morgan Moses is even bigger.  We are not allowed to take pictures during walk-thru's and also during practice other than warmups and drills. We also can not discuss formations etc, but there were some interesting things to see, hopefully it translates to some great plays during the season. It really seems odd to me since the media is tied, but fans can post pics and videos during practices.

 

Su'a Cravens at the podium.

He is happy to be back at safety, it aids his skill set, allows him to play the open field, to make decisions on balls in the air, ultimately to be a play-maker.

 

When asked if he did any special conditioning for safety, he stated that he conditioned hard during the off-season, his biggest thing was to change his diet.

 

On the difference between Joe Berry and Greg Manusky he said that they both were great defenses but with Manusky, we are going to be a bit more aggressive.  On 3rd and short we are going to send more pressure, before we would sit in a cover 2 or 3.

 

He feels that the college and pro games are different in a lot of ways but they are starting to get similar when it comes to the passing game.  Its all match-ups. He feels the tweener role is exactly what is needed in the NFL, and guys like him are what the NFL is looking for.

 

He said Swearinger reminds him of Dion Bailey who he played with at USC always loud, always communicating.   You could rely on him to get an energy boost.

 

Playing linebacker last year helped him to learn every ones responsibility, knowing run fits and where everyone is going to be. 

 

On getting off the the field on 3rd down, he feels this is why they are getting more aggressive on defense.  They are not going to sit back and allow the offense to take their shot.

 

 

NFL Official Presser

 

Josh Norman's Bow and Arrow celebration is illegal.  Concidered a weapon.  Group celebrations and using the ball as a prop is now legal,  other props are illegal.  Lambeau Leap is now legal.

 

No hurdling O linemen at all.

 

Ball on the 25 yard on touchback is extended for this year.

 

Attention to Low hits on the QB, no longer allowed to wrap QB below the waist.  Can grab a leg or swipe arm to bring him down, but if you wrap and shoulder gets to the leg it is a foul

 

 

Gruden's Presser

 

Gruden was asked about roughing the passer penalties and how to keep them from instinctively grabbing the QB.  Basically he said its difficult, but if your down low and crawling to the QB then you have to swipe his leg and pull it. 

 

Does game week change teams plans for practice?  No we are still in training camp and we will handle today and tomorrow as training camp.

 

How long will starters play on Thursday?  We will see how we get thru the next two practices and see where we are.

 

Does injuries around the league play a role in determining how many reps starters get?  You have to get them ready,  No substitute for playing in some preseason games, it is a risk involved in Football.

 

Areas he has told Chris Thompson to improve and if Thompson has done so.

I have seen him get better.  Chris is a pro, when you talk about Chris your talking about taking care of your body in the offseason, getting stronger and continue to work at your craft.  Which he has

 

Gruden was asked about Josh Norman's work ethic and what he brings to the defense.  Josh is finding his niche as a leader and his work ethic is rubbing off on  everybody.

 

On the steadying presence of Ryan Kerrigan.  Not a lot of people talk about Ryan anymore, he is just always there a mainstay and very productive player.  Excellent player against the run, hard to run on his side, and his pass rush is still pretty darn effective.

 

Asked about our secondary against the receivers in NFCE, Gruden said we are going to need the pass rush going effectively. How they mesh together is going to be how our defense plays.

 

A question on Robert Davis brought this response.  Robert has done some good things, not just catching the ball but blocking.  I'm impressed with him, a good physical receiver who can block, Robert has proven he can do that.

 

What kind of camp has Bashaud Breeland having?

He is doing good... He is a competitive guy, he gets in trouble sometimes he is so overly competitive, but for the most part I like what he is doing.

 

Asked about Trent Williams hosting the O line for workouts and chemistry of the line, Gruden answered, They have great chemistry.  Its getting better and better. 

 

 

Practice Notes:

Practice started with stretching excercises, once those were complete, Field #1 was devoted to Special Teams practice.  Field #2 wind sprints.

Breeland took one kick off hit a rather large hole and was gone.  Blackmon also took a Kickoff and made a good run.

 

Field #1 Running Backs drilling taking the ball and running, or faking having the ball then slipping out for a catch. 

 

Quaterbacks practicing catching bad snaps, ball to their left, right high and really low.

 

Running Backs do drill where they block, slip the block and cross for a catch.

 

Field #2 Defensive Backs doing interception Drills.

 

At the far end of the field it looks like the WR's are practicing (wait for it) fades.......

 

11 on 11

First Team

Nice run by Chris Thompson for about 20 yards.  Hard to tell if he would have gotten 20 or not since they are not tackling but never the less it was a nice fast run.

 

Cousins to Pryor on what looked like a broken play for a touchdown in the left corner, it wasn't a fade route though.

 

2nd Team 11 on 11

Pass McCoy to Derek Carrier for a first down.

 

Matt Jones stopped in the backfield for a loss of about 5 yards

 

TD pass McCoy to Robert Davis, from the 25.

 

One more TD for 2nd team, they were looking very good against the 2nd D.

 

First Team

one min 40 sec on 50 yard line

Cousins long run to around the 25 yard line on a broken play.

Pass to Vernon Davis to the 20. 

2 seconds left after Cousins spiked the ball.

Field Goal

 

2nd Team

1min 40 Sec ball on 50.

Some players blocked my view but somehow they got to the 23 before I could move.

TD pass McCoy to Robert Davis.

Extra Point Good.

 

This ends the practice session for today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Richmond  Today is Fan Apprecaition day, a good day to collect autographs and selfies with the players and coaches,  At 7:00 fans started arriving for a 11:30 am opening.  At 1:15 Jay Gruden will have a press conference and practice will be at 1:30.

You can follow me on twitter @haphaszard.

 

The media room is starting to fill up now so things should be starting soon.

 

 

 

 

A very large crowd here today

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Something new in the Media room, free pepsi products as well as chips.  Pepsi the new Redskins Partner.

 

Jay Gruden's presser:

 

Jay discussed the NFL eliminating the cut to 75.  He is all for it, since last year they had to cut to 75 before the 4th preseason game and with guys hurt they barely had enough to play the 4th game.

 

Cornerback Fabian Moreau  and Safety Montae Nicholson He thinks they are getting closer its on the trainer and the doctor when they are cleared for full contact,

 

No updates on Jordan Reed, but he thinks Rob Kelley is good to go today.

 

Gruden is unsure if Jordan's injury will go into the season, but the doctors and trainers and Jordan he will be ready for the season.

 

Preston Smith twisted his ankle, He is in a boot.  Probably a week or two.

 

Jamison Crowder is getting close,

 

Junior Galette has been doing very well  Had a sack fumble that would have  won the game for the defense.

 

Is it possible for a coach to work an 8 hour day?  Gruden:  Yeah I think you could if you want to coach for a year,

 

 

 

For some reason I am unable to download video's to this article, so I will load the tweets with the videos.

 

 

 

 

 

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TK

 It was the mid 1990's. In the then WWF (now WWE) Razor Ramon aka Scott Hall and Diesel aka Kevin Nash had their contracts coming up for renewal. In those days, wrestling contracts weren't guaranteed. Guys were basically paid on a per show appearance. The bigger the show, like a WrestleMania, the bigger the payday. However, if you didn't land a match on that card you didn't get paid. As Scott Hall's contract was coming up he negotiated with the Number 2 wrestling company at the time, WCW. WCW was owned by Ted Turner whose goal was to displace Vince McManon's WWF at the top of the mountain. Turner had Eric Bischoff running WCW. Bischoff new he needed bigger named talent to make WCW look & grow bigger. Long story short, he started recruiting WWF wrestlers as their contracts were expiring & he started with Hall. Who then talked to his buddy Nash, telling him not only were the days he worked guaranteed but so was the money. The story goes they neither wanted to leave McManon but there was no way McManon could give them guaranteed money as it'd set a precedent to have to give guaranteed money contracts to his other big name talent. Until then guaranteed money was unheard of in pro wrestling. Hall & Nash essentially changed the business. Even though WCW is defunct, McManon now has his talent on guaranteed contracts. 

 

Cool story bro but what's this got to do with football?

 

 Well, if you're a casual fan, you most likely took the Bruce Allen statement at face value. However once you drill down a little bit into it you'll see its roughly $300,000 difference between their offer and Kirk playing on the tag the next two years. In his radio interview on 106.7 (Part 1 & Part 2) the next day Kirk commented that if you look around the League the Front Office contracts and the Coaching staff contracts are fully guaranteed and he'd like to see the players contracts fully guaranteed. Currently, playing on the Tag gives him that fully guaranteed contract. For a year. So with the Rules of the Tag, he can play on it for a total of three years for three separate guaranteed one year deals.  IF Kirk can manage to accomplish a multi year fully guaranteed contract he'll change the business. Just like Hall & Nash did 20ish years ago. 

 

TK

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

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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

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From the ES Photo Album Redskins at Ravens - Week 5

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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%)

 


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»» 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%)

 


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»» 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)

 

 

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»» 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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: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
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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.

 

 

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