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Week 12 What To Watch For

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TK

Week 12 League Leaders

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Redskins Offense
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in percentage of 3-and-out drives (10.2%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards at catch (1982)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in percentage of first-down passing plays gaining 4+ yards (63.3%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in passing yards at catch (1980)

»» Ranks second in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in third-and-medium conversion percentage (54.1%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in percentage of first-down plays gaining 4+ yards (53.5%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in pass completions of 25+ yards (28)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in total yards per game (418.5)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in yards per play (6.39)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in average rushing yards on second down (5.29)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in average rushing yards (4.57)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in receptions per game (25.9)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in pass completions (259)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in percentage of second down plays converted for first-downs (36.0%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in pass completions of 20+ yards (41)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards (3122)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per game (301.4)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth NFL in percentage of third-down plays converted for first-downs (47.3%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in average yards gained on first down (6.32)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards per game (312.2)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in passing yards per play (7.83)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in passing first-downs (147)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average passing yards at catch (7.6)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in first downs per game (23.0)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in rushing yards (1171)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in rushing yards per game (117.1)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average yards to go on second down (7.72)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in total first downs made (230)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in passing yards per attempt (8.11)

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in 3rd-and-long conversion percentage (33.3%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in passing yards per completion (12.05)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in average receiving yards (12.1)

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in percentage of first-down rush attempts gaining 4+ yards (43.8%)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in pass attempts per game (38.5)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in pass attempts (385)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in receiving targets (378)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in targets per game (37.8)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in percentage of pass completions (67.3%)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts resulting in a first-down (24.2%)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in yards after catch (1140)
»» Ranks tied for sixth in the NFC in passing touchdowns (17)

»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in rushing first-downs (62)

»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in offensive time of possession per game (30:52)

 

Redskins Defense
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in assisted tackles (204)
»» Ranks third in the NFC sixth in the NFL in sacks (27)
»» Ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in fumbles forced (11)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in tackles for loss (53)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC sixth in the NFL in sack yards (179)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in total tackles (620)

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL sacks per pass attempt (7.32%)

»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in solo tackles (416)
»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in opponent time of possession per game (29:08)

 

Redskins Special Teams
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL for longest punt return (85)
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in field goal attempts (27)
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in field goals made (23)

»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in percentage of kickoffs for touchbacks (74.6%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (15.3)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in total punt return yards (260)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in kickoffs for touchbacks (44)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in average starting line position after kickoff (25.4)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in kickoff yards (3799)

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in average kickoff yards (64.4)

»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in average kickoff return yards (22.2)

»» Ranks tied for eighth in the NFC in field goal percentage made (85.2%)
»» Ranks tied for eighth in the NFC in total punt returns (17)

 

Redskins Players
»» Will Compton ranks second in the NFC and NFL in assisted tackles (39)

»» Kirk Cousins ranks first in the NFC and NFL in passing yards at catch (1952)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in pass completions per game (25.8)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in pass completions (258)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and NFL in passing yards (3091)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and NFL in pass completions for first-downs (146)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per game (309.1)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in pass attempts (384)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in passing yards per attempt (8.05)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in percentage of pass completions resulting in a first-down (38.0%)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in pass attempts per game (38.4)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in yards after catch amongst quarterbacks (1139)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in pass completion percentage (67.2%)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in average passing yards at catch (7.6)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in passing yards per completion (11.98)

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

»» Vernon Davis ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in average yards after catch amongst tight ends (6.5)
»» Davis ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in average receiving yards amongst tight ends (14.7)
»» Davis ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in average yards at catch amongst tight ends (8.2)

»» Dustin Hopkins ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in field goals attempted (27)
»» Hopkins ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in field goals made (23)
»» Hopkins ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in percent of kickoffs resulting in a touchback (74.6%)
»» Hopkins ranks second the NFC and third in the NFL in touchbacks on kickoffs (44)
»» Hopkins ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in total kickoffs (59)
»» Hopkins ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in total kickoff yards (3799)

»» Jones ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts resulting in a first-down (28.3%)
»» Jones ranks fifth in the NFC in percentage of rush attempts gaining 10+ yards (14.1%)
»» Jones ranks fifth in the NFC in rush attempts of 10+ yards (14)
»» Jones ranks tied for sixth in the NFC in rush attempts for first downs (28)
»» Jones ranks seventh in the NFC in average rushing yards (4.65)

»» Rob Kelley ranks third in the NFC in average rushing yards amongst rookies (5.0)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and NFL in rushing yards amongst rookies (424)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and NFL in rushing yards per game amongst rookies (47.1)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in rush attempts amongst rookies (84)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in rush attempts per game amongst rookies (9.3)
»» Kelley ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in average rushing yards (5.05)
»» Kelley ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in longest rush attempt (66)

»» Ryan Kerrigan ranks second in the NFC and NFL in tackles for loss (12)
»» Kerrigan ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in sacks (8)
»» Kerrigan ranks fifth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in sack yards (57)

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

»» Jordan Reed ranks first in the NFC and NFL in targets per game amongst tight ends (8.6)
»» Reed ranks first in the NFC and NFL in receptions per game amongst tight ends (6.1)
»» Reed ranks tied for second in the NFC and NFL in receptions amongst tight ends (49)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards per game amongst tight ends (66.9)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in targets amongst tight ends (69)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and NFL in receptions resulting in a first down amongst tight ends (30)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in receiving yards amongst tight ends (535)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in yards at catch amongst tight ends (354)
»» Reed ranks fourth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in receptions per game (6.1)
»» Reed ranks tied for fifth in the NFC and tied for ninth in the NFL in yards after catch amongst tight ends (181)

JimmiJo

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VICTORY!!!

Redskins 42 - 24 Packers

JimmiJo

Hello Brothers & Sisters, and welcome to another edition of Washington Redskins football. Tonight's episode features the Redskins hosting the Green Bay Packers.

My name is JimmiJo, and together with my partner of the ages, TheMurf, will bring you tonight's action.

The last time these teams met was in January in the the playoffs. Then, Green Bay left winners. Here's hoping it goes different tonight.

At 5-3-1, it is difficult to convince some that tonight's game is 'must-win.' But it is, given the state of the division. Despite the winning record, Washington sits at only third in the NFC East. And a win tonight will do nothing more than allow them to maintain the same position. But they must win to avoid last place and keep abreast of second-place 7-3 New York Giants. 

Meanwhile the Dallas Cowboys are running away with the division and league. Their 9-1 record is good for first in the NFC East and best in the NFL. 

The success (or lack thereof) of Washington's season rests on the next five days. Win tonight to stay three back of the Cowboys and a half-game behind the Giants; and then a chance Thursday to beat Dallas to gain a game and stop their momentum.

But no sense in looking ahead. If the Redskins don't win tonight, a victory Thursday will benefit New York as much if not more than Washington.

This is a winnable game for the Redskins. But not a definite. The Packers have been inconsistent, as their 4-5 record attests. But they can still do some damage.

Green Bay come in ranked 14th in offense, compared to Washington's 4th overall. But they own the 10th-ranked defense (meanwhile the Redskins defense ranks 21st).

The Redskins need to bring a high degree of urgency and focus to this game. It is a nationally-televised night game, which usually means disaster for the Redskins. Hopefully the home field advantage will help their cause.

We have been experiencing incredibly high winds in the region for the last 24-hours which are expected to persist until after midnight. The team that runs the ball better should have the edge. The Redskins rank 11th in rushing, better than the 19th-spot the Packers currently occupy. 

Keys to Victory

- Run Forest Run!
- Ball control that translates to long drives for scores
- Containment defense that limits the big plays by the Packers
- Pressure Aaron Rogers

We are still about 2.5 hours away from kickoff. I will share any tidbits I come across. 

Twitter @HomerMcFanboy for Murf and @Skinscast for me

 

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Murf's Take

I'm not going to lie -- as someone who has spent more than 21 years serving in and with the U.S. Army, it brings a smile to my face whenever I see an organization like the Washington Redskins go out of their way to recognize veterans and active duty service members. 

Clearly a primetime game against one of the NFL's most popular franchises was going to be a well attended game anyway, but making this game their "Salute to Service game," makes tonight's contest with the Green Bay Packers a little extra special, in my eyes at least.

And honestly, if this game didn't feel exactly like last year's 35-18 playoff loss, we'd all be thrilled to catch Aaron Rodgers and friends right now. But I was on the sidelines when a supposedly vulnerable opponent limped into town and pistol-whipped the Redskins back in January and I'm not going to fall for that act again.

So even though the Packers have looked like hot garbage for most of the season and they're giving up 35 or more points on seemingly a weekly basis now, I still refuse to underestimate them until Rodgers is no longer collecting an NFL paycheck.

That being said, even though their record during primetime games over the last decade or so is downright abysmal, it's not as if the Redskins have no chance this evening. For starters, since Week 7 last season, Kirk Cousins has outplayed Rodgers. Don't believe me? Here are the numbers:

Cousins has completed 69.5 percent of his passes while averaging 287.5 yards per game, throwing 37 touchdowns and 10 interceptions for a 106.2 quarterback rating. 

Rodgers has completed 60.1 percent of his passes while averaging 249.5 yards per game, throwing 38 touchdowns and 13 interceptions for a 87.7 quarterback rating. 

So while conventional wisdom tells you to take Rodgers over Cousins all day every day, the numbers show that Captain Kirk has been playing at an outstanding level for more than a year now. Tonight I fully expect tight end Jordan Reed to get back into the end zone too. He's been too quiet for a guy with such a ridiculous talent, so I fully expect him to get going against a beatable Green Bay defense.

This is also the type of game I'd expect to see Jamison Crowder thrive in. His speed and elusiveness give defenders fits, and the Packers are pretty mediocre on the defensive side of things, so hopefully Crowder keeps his string of solid performances going.

Finally, I'm thrilled that the Matt Jones era seems firmly behind us. Nothing that guy did ever gave me reason to believe he was anything more than "just a guy." Now that "Fat" Rob Kelley has taken over the primary running back duties, there's actually a reason for the playcallers to throw in a carry or two every now and then.

On defense I want to see what else Sua' Cravens has in store for us all. The more he's on the field, the more chances he's got to make plays. Considering how much he's been able to impact things in his limited reps, I'm truly excited to see what else he can make happen out there.

I'm also encouraged by Preston Smith's showing against Minnesota. He was too good last season to be so nonexistent this year, so it was nice to see him finally begin to make his presence felt once again. Finally, safety Duke Ihenacho has quietly been playing very well of late. I'm hoping to see his strong play rewarded with a turnover or impact play this evening. That's what I'm looking for tonight.

Now I'm headed down to the field level to go freeze my tail off in hopes of getting some halfway decent photos for you guys.
 

 

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Inactives

The Redskins declared the following players as inactive: 
o    No. 2 QB Nate Sudfeld
o    No. 19 WR Rashad Ross
o    No. 31 RB Matt Jones
o    No. 57 LS Nick Sundberg
o    No. 68 T Blaine Clausell
o    No. 74 G Arie Kouandjio
o    No. 98 DE Matt Ioannidis

On Saturday, the Redskins signed No. 59 LS Rick Lovato and waived No. 67 DL Jordan Hill. Lovato (6-2, 249) is a 24-year-old Old Dominion product who appeared in two regular season games and two postseason games for Green Bay last season.

The Packers declared the following players as inactive:
o    No. 23 CB Damarious Randall
o    No. 32 RB Christine Michael
o    No. 47 LB Jake Ryan
o    No. 70 G T.J. Lang
o    No. 73 C/G JC Tretter
o    No. 91 LB Jayrone Elliott
o    No. 99 DT Christian Ringo

 

Pregame

Interesting pregame interview of Kirk Cousins with Bob Costas. Especially the post-interview comments. Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison lavished Cousins with praise, saying he should be in Washington for a long time.

But in truth I am not sure the Redskins front office is totally sold on Cousins, even now. I get the sense they may feel there is something better on the horizon, though I am not sure what else they expect him to show, or who else is out there? I am not much on college ball so perhaps someone can tell me if the upcoming quarterback class is a good one. 

Cousins currently ranks 7th among active quarterbacks. He has thrown 14-touchdowns against only 7-interceptions. He has a 66.9-percent completion percentage on the year for a 94.8 QB rating. Best of all, they seem to win when he plays. 

Maybe it's a head game to keep Cousins grounded. But I have to believe he is the quarterback of the future here.

Here's to a good game, with no injuries. Talk to you at the half

Half

Redskins should be up big here. But thanks to early drops by DeSean Jackson and Jordan Reed they spent the first quarter punting to each other.

Also don't get the go-for-2 after the second TD. A four-point lead means they need a touchdown instead of a game-tying field goal. That said, the long snapper is out for this game so they are understandably nervous.

Washington gets the ball to start the half, A touchdown drive should signal the beginning of the end for the Packers.

And let me add - the Redskins are the better team tonight. Let's get this.

Photos

JimmiJo

Could not have been more impressed with the Redskins tonight. Every time there was anything remotely resembling controversy, the Redskins came back and put their stamp on it. The Redskins whooped some monkey-ass. Don't believe me? Look at the stats:

Kirk Cousins - 21/30 for 375-yards and 3 touchdowns for a qb rating of 145.83 (Not an misprint)
Rob Kelley -  24 carries for 137 yards and 3 touchdowns (all-star numbers)

Aaron Rogers 26/41 for 351-yards, 3 touchdowns and a QB rating of 114.9
Aaron Rogers - 3 for 33-yards and 0-touchdowns.

And let's take a broader look

Total Net Yards Redskins 515 - Packers 424
Rushing Redskins 151 - Packers 84
Passing Redskins 364 - Packers 340
First Downs Redskins 21 - Packers 19 
3rd Down Efficiency Redskins 9/14 64% - Packers 7/15 46%
Red Zone Redskins 4/5 80% - Packers 2/4 50%

The Redskins won running away with this one.

Not to say Green Bay wasn't here to play. Only that the Redskins were more than ready. What I most appreciated was Washington's refusal to capitulate to the Packers. Last year the Redskins would have folded a few times inside of this game. Instead the Redskins responded to each and every challenge.

I was super impressed with Kirk Cousins tonight. Not sure what else he needs to do to earn a long-term contract, but tonight he did a lot to help himself. He was confident and effective. Take back a couple of obvious drops and his numbers look even better. It is getting more and more difficult to argue he should not get paid. As in the big bucks,

Washington needed this win in the worst-way and they got it. But no matter how big tonight felt, it still only keeps the Redskins par with the rest of the NFC East. It does give them good momentum going to Dallas for Thanksgiving. 

Win that one and people will be talking.

Excited for the win. Hope this carries over to Dallas. Let's go team! 

 

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TK

Week 11 League Leaders

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»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in percentage of 3-and-out drives (9.3%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in percentage of first-down passing plays gaining 4+ yards (62.4%)

»» Ranks second in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in receptions per game (26.4)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in pass completions (238)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in percentage of second down plays converted for first-downs (37.3%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in third-and-medium conversion percentage (51.6%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in percentage of first-down plays gaining 4+ yards (53.8%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in pass completions per game (26.4)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in receptions (238)
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in pass completions of 25+ yards (23)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in yards per play (6.19)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in pass completions of 20+ yards (36)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in average rushing yards on second down (4.62)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in receiving yards (2747)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per game (294.4)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in average yards gained on first down (6.52)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in first downs per game (23.2)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in percentage of first down rush attempts gaining 4+ yards (44.7%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average yards to go on second down (7.75)
»» Ranks third in the NFC in receiving yards per game (305.2)
»» Ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in pass completions for first-downs (133)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in passing air yards (1422)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in passing yards at catch (1605)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in total yards per game (407.8)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in total first downs made (209)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in pass attempts per game (39.4)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in 3rd-and-long conversion percentage (31.9%)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in average rushing yards (4.51)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth NFL in percentage of third-down plays converted for first-downs (45.2%)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in pass attempts (355)

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC in receiving targets (348)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in passing yards per attempt (7.74)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in targets per game (38.7)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in passing yards per play (7.46)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in percentage of pass completions (67.0%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts resulting in a first-down (24.8%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC in rushing yards per game (113.3)


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»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in average number of plays per scoring drive (8.52)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in offensive time of possession per game (31:00)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in yards after catch (1140)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in rushing yards (1020)

»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in rush attempts resulting in a first-down (56)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in passing yards per completion (11.5)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in average receiving yards (11.5)
»» Ranks tied for seventh in the NFC in passing touchdowns (14)


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»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in assisted tackles (186)
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in fumbles forced (10)

»» Ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in sacks (25)
»» Ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in tackles for loss (49)
»» Ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in sack yards (159)


»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in yards after catch allowed (972)

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in total tackles (565)

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in opponent time of possession per game (29:00)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL sacks per pass attempt (7.69%)

»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in passes defensed (42)


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»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (15.8)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in percentage of kickoffs for touchbacks (78.4%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in total punt return yards (252)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average kickoff yards (65.0)
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL for longest punt return (85)

»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in field goal attempts (26)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in kickoffs for touchbacks (40)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in field goals made (22)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in average starting line position after kickoff (25.4)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in kickoff yards (3317)

»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in average kickoff return yards (22.2)

 

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»» Will Compton ranks second in the NFC and NFL in assisted tackles (37)

»» Kirk Cousins ranks second in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in pass completions per game (26.3)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in pass completions (237)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in pass attempts (354)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in passing yards at catch (1577)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in passing yards (2716)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC fourth in the NFL in pass completions for first-downs (132)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per game (301.8)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in passing yards per attempt (7.67)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in pass attempts per game (39.3)
»» Cousins ranks fifth 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 and seventh in the NFL in yards after catch amongst quarterbacks (1139)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in pass completion percentage (66.9%)
»» Cousins ranks seventh in the NFC in average passing yards at catch (6.7)
»» Cousins ranks eighth in the NFC in passing yards per completion (11.41)

»» Jamison Crowder ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (16.9)
»» Crowder ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in punt return yards (236)
»» Crowder ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in longest punt return (85)

»» Vernon Davis ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in average yards after catch amongst tight ends (6.5)
»» Davis ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in average receiving yards amongst tight ends (14.7)
»» Davis ranks fourth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in average yards at catch amongst tight ends (8.2)

»» Dustin Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in percent of kickoffs resulting in a touchback (79.5%)
»» Hopkins ranks second in the NFC and NFL in field goals attempted (26)
»» Hopkins ranks second the NFC and third in the NFL in touchbacks on kickoffs (40)
»» Hopkins ranks third in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in field goals made (22)
»» Hopkins ranks fourth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in total kickoffs (51)
»» Hopkins ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in total kickoff yards (3317)

»» Matt Jones ranks tied for second in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts resulting in a first-down (28.3%)
»» Jones ranks fifth in the NFC in percentage of rush attempts gaining 10+ yards (14.1%)
»» Jones ranks fifth in the NFC in rush attempts of 10+ yards (14)
»» Jones ranks fifth in the NFC in rushing yards per game (65.7)
»» Jones ranks fifth in the NFC in average rushing yards (4.78)
»» Jones ranks tied for fifth in the NFC in rush attempts for first downs (28)
»» Jones ranks seventh in the NFC in rush attempts per game (14.1)
»» Jones ranks eighth in the NFC in total rushing yards (460)

»» Rob Kelley ranks third in the NFC in average rushing yards amongst rookies (4.8)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in rushing yards amongst rookies (287)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in rushing yards per game amongst rookies (35.9)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in rush attempts amongst rookies (60)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in rush attempts per game amongst rookies (7.5)

»» Ryan Kerrigan ranks tied for second in the NFC and NFL in tackles for loss (11)
»» Kerrigan ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for eighth in the NFL in sacks (7)
»» Kerrigan ranks sixth in the NFC and tied for 10th in the NFL in sack yards (47)

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

»» Jordan Reed ranks first in the NFC and NFL in targets per game amongst tight ends (9.0)
»» Reed ranks first in the NFC and NFL in receptions per game amongst tight ends (6.3)
»» Reed ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in receptions amongst tight ends (44)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in receiving yards per game amongst tight ends (65.1)
»» Reed ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in targets amongst tight ends (63)
»» Reed ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in receptions resulting in a first down amongst tight ends (26)
»» Reed ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in receiving yards amongst tight ends (456)
»» Reed ranks fourth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in yards after catch amongst tight ends (176)
»» Reed ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in yards at catch amongst tight ends (275

TK

Week 11 What To Watch For

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»» The Redskins appearing on NBC’s Sunday Night Football for the first time since Dec. 1, 2013, vs. the New York Giants.
»» The Redskins seeking their first win on Sunday Night Football since their NFC East-clinching 28-18 victory against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17 of the 2012 season.
»» The Redskins evening their all-time Sunday Night Football record at 17-17-1 since the introduction of the broadcast package in 1987.
»» The Redskins breaking their 9-9 all-time tie in home games against the Packers, including postseason play. The Redskins are 8-7 all-time in regular season home games against Green Bay.
»» The Redskins playing their first regular season home contest against the Packers since defeating the eventual Super Bowl champion Packers in overtime in 2010.
»» The Redskins entering the contest having won four of their last five home regular season games against the Packers dating back to 1972.
»» The Redskins defeating NFC North opponents in back-to-back weeks for the first time since divisional realignment in 2002.
»» The Redskins exceeding 300 yards of offense in a 14th consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season, for the first time since a 14-game stretch across the 2012-13 seasons.
»» The Redskins rushing for 100 yards in a fifth straight game for the first time since a five-game span across Weeks 15-17 of the 2014 season and Weeks 1-2 of the 2015 season.
»» The Redskins holding opponents to one sack or fewer in a third consecutive game for the first time this season.
»» The Redskins’ defense posting three sacks in a sixth consecutive game for the first time since a six-game stretch in Weeks 4-10 of the 2009 season.


»» 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 setting a team record with his 17th career 300-yard passing game, including postseason play. Fifteen of his 16 career 300-yard games have come in regular season play, tied with Sonny Jurgensen for the most in team history.
»» Cousins (2,716) throwing for 284 yards to become the sixth quarterback in team history to record back-to-back 3,000-yard seasons (Sonny Jurgensen, 1966-67; Joe Theismann, 1983-84; Mark Rypien, 1991-92; Jason Campbell, 2008-09; Robert Griffin III, 2012-13)
»» Cousins (two) claiming sole possession of the most career 400-yard passing games in team history with his next 400-yard effort. He is presently tied with Sonny Jurgensen and Mark Rypien.
»» Cousins becoming the first player in team history to record multiple 400-yard passing games in a single season.
»» Cousins throwing for 88 yards to become the seventh quarterback to record 10,000 career passing yards with the Redskins.


»» Wide receiver Jamison 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).


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


»» Wide receiver Pierre Garçon extending his streak of consecutive regular season games played with a reception to 96, the sixth-longest active streak in the NFL (Larry Fitzgerald, 188; Brandon Marshall, 154; Steve Smith Sr., 136; Jason Witten, 128; Michael Crabtree, 104). Sixty-seven 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 (19 with Washington) catching a touchdown pass to become the 15th player in Redskins history to post 20 touchdown receptions with the team.
»» Garçon (3,985) recording 15 receiving yards to become the 11th player to record 4,000 receiving yards with the Redskins.


»» Kicker Dustin Hopkins (47) chasing No. 9 Brett Conway (52) on the team's all-time made field goals list.
»» Hopkins (86) scoring 14 points to post the 26th 100-point season in team history. He would be the first member of the Redskins to accomplish the feat in consecutive seasons since Graham Gano in 2010-11.
»» Hopkins recording a third four-field-goal game this year to tie Mark Moseley (three in 1983) and Chip Lohmiller (three in 1990) for the most games with four field goals in a single season in team history.


»» Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (24) recording two 50-plus yard touchdowns to tie Steve Smith, Sr. (26) for fourth in total touchdowns of 50 yards or more in the NFL since the 1970 merger.
»» Jackson (20) recording a 60-plus-yard touchdown to tie Devin Hester (21) for second-most total touchdowns of 60 yards or more in NFL history.


»» Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan starting his 90th consecutive game, tied for second-most among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
»» Kerrigan recording half a sack to reach 7.5 sacks this season. He would join Jared Allen, Derrick Thomas, DeMarcus Ware and Reggie White as the only players to register at least 7.5 sacks in each of the first six seasons of an NFL career since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982.


»» Tight end Jordan Reed (226) chasing No. 15 Rod Gardner (227), No. 14 Brian Mitchell (232) and No. 13 Larry Brown (238) on the Redskins' all-time receptions list.
»» Reed (17) catching two touchdown passes to tie Clint Didier (19) for fourth-most by a tight end in Redskins history.


»» Linebacker Preston Smith picking off a pass to become the first Redskins linebacker with an interception in consecutive games in a single season since a three-game stretch by London Fletcher in Weeks 14-16 of the 2012 season.
»» Smith recording at least 2.0 sacks to become the first Redskins player with back-to-back two-sack games since Andre Carter in Weeks 5-6 of the 2009 season.

JimmiJo

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ES Coverage Redskins vs Vikings

11/13/16

VICTORY!!!

Redskins 26 - 20 Vikings

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Hello Brothers & Sisters! JimmiJo here, joined by Spaceman Spiff, and together we bring you ES coverage of today's match between the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings. The weather is picture perfect; a bright, clear fall day with temps in the high fifties. Probably low-sixties by kickoff.

I see these teams as similar in stature, though not in circumstance. Minnesota is 5-3 and leading the NFC North, by virtue of bye-week and one fewer losses in the division (Detroit is 5-4). Washington is 4-3-1 and in third place in the NFC East. But in terms of overall quality I see both as near-equal. Minnesota has better offensive and defensive lines while Washington has much better skill-position players. 

The bookies see it the same way, with the Redskins getting the obligatory 2.5-points for home field.   

At the half-way point, this is a game Washington very much needs. It is important for them to stay within shooting range of the streaking Dallas Cowboys. That said, Washington has done ok by themselves in beating both New York and Philadelphia. All the Redskins need to do is play well and they will be relevant in December.

I am hoping Washington enters this game with a high degree of urgency. Since I no longer cover the midweek open locker rooms, I cannot give you any feel I have for temperament. But they need to play as if their hair is on fire.

This is a home game and the Redskins need to take full advantage of the crowd. I was surprised walking in by the number of Minnesota jerseys at the tailgates. But there will still be more Redskins fans and the team needs to keep them in it.

 

 

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:1386: Keys to victory

- Strike early - Washington needs to first-drive score to set the tempo. If they win the toss or if the Vikings defer, they need to take advantage and put Minnesota back right-away
- Pressure - Sam Bradford is arguably the comeback player of the year so far. Washington needs to make sure he is uncomfortable from the opening whistle. Sacks. Hurries. Hits. They all work.
- Limit the big play - Defensively, the Redskins need to force the Vikings into playing small-ball and not give up the big explosive plays on defense.
- Turnovers - Get and don't give please

 

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:1386: Inactives

The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:

o   No. 2 QB Nate Sudfeld

o   No. 11 WR DeSean Jackson

o   No. 31 RB Matt Jones

o   No. 67 DL Jordan Hill

o   No. 68 T Blaine Clausell

o   No. 74 G Arie Kouandjio

o   No. 98 DE Matt Ioannidis

No. 14 Ryan Grant is expected to start in place of Jackson at wide receiver.

No. 32 Robert Kelley is expected to start in place of Jones at running back.

 

On Saturday, the Redskins activated No. 89 TE Derek Carrier from the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list and waived No. 35 CB Dashaun Phillips. Carrier (6-4, 248) is a 26-year-old fourth-year veteran out of Beloit College.

 

The Vikings declared the following players as inactive:

o   No. 6 QB Taylor Heinicke

o   No. 11 WR Laquon Treadwell

o   No. 24 CB Captain Munnerlyn

o   No. 35 CB Marcus Sherels

o   No. 64 G Willie Beavers

o   No. 67 G Zac Kerin

o   No. 73 DT Sharrif Floyd

 

Team taking the fields and wearing throwbacks. You can follow-along in-game on Twitter @Skinscast 

See you at the half...

 

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:1386: Half

Penalties, turnovers, and giving up the big play. All the things we said they had to avoid.

Let's hope the missed PAT comes back to haunt them...

 

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:1386: JimmiJo

I like the way this team does not fold when they get behind in a game. I asked Jamison Crowder how confident they were once the Vikings took the lead and he said very. There seems to be a belief about this offense that when they need a drive they can get one. That said; I'm not sure the same may be said about generating a touchdown instead of a field goal.

Washington once again jumped out to a good lead scoring two to go 14-0. But as has been the case many times this year, they became lackadaisical and allowed the opponent to score thrice to get back in the game and take the lead.  

I asked head coach Jay Gruden if he ever tells the offense it would be nice to not be chewing on his nails at the end of a game. He said; "Yes, but they would find a way to make it interesting anyway."

I also asked Gruden and Crowder about the sense of urgency coming in to this game. Both suggested from here on out they need to play with a high degree of urgency. Crowder said it seemed like a playoff atmosphere for the offense and that giving this is the back-half of the season - every game is a must-win deal. 

I tweeted in-game how I was unimpressed with the Minnesota offense. That was before they went 3-for-3 on touchdown drives to end the first half. Once again, it seemed as if in-game adjustments were favoring the opponents.

But Washington appeared to make some of their own over the half and shut down the Vikings the rest of the way. The gem of a defensive effort was highlighted by Preston Smith's athletic interception of Sam Bradford late. Smith's momentum should have carried him past the ball, which was thrown behind him to a Minnesota receiver. Smith was able to reach back and tip the ball up to himself, then return the pick for 22-yards.

Smith also led the team in sacks on the day, registering 2 in addition to 2 tackles and an additional 2 assists.

Offensively, the Redskins posted another solid day.

- Kirk Cousins went 22/33 for 262-yards, 2 touchdowns and a rating of 110.9.
- Rob Kelley logged 97-yards on 22-attempts with a 4.4 yards-per-play average.
- Pierre Garcon led receivers with 6-catches for 81-yards.
- Jamison Crowder showed some skills with 4-catches for 37-yards and a touchdown.
- Veteran tight end Vernon Davis pulled in 3 for 66-yards, none more important than the 38-yard touchdown pass from Cousins

I wrote pregame I considered these to be two evenly matched teams. The statistics support this:

First downs: Redskins 23 - 22 Vikings
3rd Down Efficiency: Redskins 6-12-50% - 5-11-45% Vikings
Total Yards: Redskins 388 - 331 Vikings
Rushing: Redskins 128-yards - 47-yards Vikings
Passing: Redskins 260-yards - 284-yards Vikings
Red Zone: Redskins 1-4 25% - 2-2 100% Vikings
Time of Possession: Redskins 29:56 - 30:04 Vikings

Bottom line is this was a game the Redskins had to have to stay current with the division. The Eagles beat a very good Atlanta today and Dallas in hanging in with Pittsburgh as I type. Washington does not have the luxury of letting games slide. 

The Redskins face a struggling Green Bay Packers next Sunday in another home game they really need to win. The way Washington has been playing (and the way the Packers have been reeling) you feel like it is one the Redskins can win. But it is a night game and Washington historically has been that side struggling teams get better on.

Either way, I will once again be with you to witness the action.

Redskins win. Time to celebrate.

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:1386: POST GAME AUDIO :1386:

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TK

Week 10 What To Watch For

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»» The Redskins and Vikings meeting for the sixth time in the last seven seasons. The teams faced one another every year during the 2010-14 seasons.
»» The Redskins seeking their 13th win in a game directly following a bye week since byes were instituted in 1990.
»» The Redskins breaking a 12-12 all-time series tie against the Vikings, including postseason play.
»» The Redskins setting a team record by reaching 400 yards of offense for a fourth consecutive game. The Redskins are currently tied for the team record with three (1949, 1981-82, 1983, 2013, 2015 and 2016).
»» The Redskins exceeding 300 yards of offense in a 13th consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season, for the first time since a 14-game stretch across the 2012-13 seasons.
»» The Redskins rushing for 100 yards in a fourth straight game for the first time since a five-game span across Weeks 15-17 of the 2014 season and Weeks 1-2 of the 2015 season.
»» The Redskins’ defense posting three sacks in a fifth consecutive game for the first time since a six-game stretch in Weeks 4-10 of the 2009 season.
»» The Redskins avoiding becoming the first NFL team to tie consecutive
games since the 1971 Oakland Raiders. The Redskins will attempt to avoid the first occurrence of consecutive ties in their own franchise history since 1967 (Weeks 5-6).

»» 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.

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

»» Quarterback Kirk Cousins setting a team record with his 17th career 300-yard passing game, including postseason play.
»» Cousins (two) claiming sole possession of the most career 400-yard passing games in team history with his next 400-yard effort. He is presently tied with Sonny Jurgensen and Mark Rypien.
»» Cousins becoming the first player in team history to record multiple 400-yard passing games in a single season.
»» Cousins tallying 400 yards to become the first NFL quarterback with back-to-back 400-yard passing games since Philip Rivers Weeks 3-4 in 2013.
»» Cousins throwing a touchdown to join Sammy Baugh, Sonny Jurgensen, Joe Theismann, Billy Kilmer and Mark Rypien as the only players to throw 60 touchdown passes with the Redskins.
»» Cousins (9,650) accruing 120 passing yards to pass Gus Frerotte (9,769) for seventh-most passing yards in Redskins history.
»» Cousins throwing for 350 yards to become the seventh quarterback to record 10,000 passing yards with the Redskins.
»» Cousins completing 30 passes to become the first quarterback in team history to post three straight 30-completion games.
»» Cousins tying a team record with a third consecutive 300 yard passing game (Cousins in 2015, Robert Griffin III in 2013).

»» Wide receiver Jamison 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 exceeding 100 receiving yards to become the first member of the Redskins with three consecutive 100-yard receiving games since Santana Moss in Weeks 5-7 of the 2005 season.
»» Crowder (99) catching a pass to become the sixth member of the Redskins to record 100 receptions across the first two seasons of an NFL career (Gary Clark, Rod Gardner, Art Monk, Charlie Brown and Chris Cooley). Crowder would accomplish it in his 25th game, becoming the third-fastest in team history to catch 100 passes in the first two seasons of an NFL career (Clark, 22; Brown, 23).

»» Tight end Vernon Davis adding to his 56 career touchdown receptions, tied for seventh-most of any tight end in NFL history.
»» Davis (484) catching 16 passes to become the 12th tight end in NFL history to record 500 career receptions.

»» Wide receiver Pierre Garçon extending his streak of consecutive regular season games played with a reception to 95, the sixth-longest active streak in the NFL (Larry Fitzgerald, 187; Brandon Marshall, 153; Steve Smith Sr., 135; Jason Witten, 127; Michael Crabtree, 104). Sixty-six 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 (19 with Washington) catching a touchdown pass to become the 15th player in Redskins history to post 20 touchdown receptions with the team.
»» Garçon (3,904) gaining 27 receiving yards to pass Henry Ellard (3,930) for 11th-most receiving yards in team history.
»» Garçon (3,904) recording 96 receiving yards to become the 11th player to record 4,000 receiving yards with the Redskins.

»» Kicker Dustin Hopkins (43) chasing Scott Blanton (44) for 10th-most field goals in team history.
»» Hopkins (186) scoring 14 points to become the 29th player in team history to record 200 career points with the Redskins.

»» Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (24) recording two 50-plus yard touchdowns to tie Steve Smith, Sr. (26) for fourth in total touchdowns of 50 yards or more in the NFL since the 1970 merger.
»» Jackson (20) recording a 60-plus-yard touchdown to tie Devin Hester (21) for second-most total touchdowns of 60 yards or more in NFL history.

»» Running back Matt Jones (three in 2015 and 2016) setting a career high with his next rushing touchdown.
»» Jones (460) rushing for 31 yards to break his single-season career high from 2015 (490).

»» Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan starting his 89th consecutive game, tied for second-most among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
»» Kerrigan recording a sack in a fifth consecutive game for the first time since Weeks 12-16 of the 2014 season.
»» Kerrigan recording half a sack to reach 7.5 sacks this season. He would join Jared Allen, Derrick Thomas, DeMarcus Ware and Reggie White as the only players to register at least 7.5 sacks in each of the first six seasons of an NFL career since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982.

»» Tight end Jordan Reed (224) chasing No. 15 Rod Gardner (227), No. 14 Brian Mitchell (232) and No. 13 Larry Brown (238) on the Redskins' all-time receptions list.
»» Reed (17) catching two touchdown passes to tie Clint Didier (19) for fourth-most by a tight end in Redskins history.
»» Reed catching a touchdown pass in consecutive games for the first time since a three-game stretch in Weeks 14-16 last season.
»» Reed or Crowder catching nine passes to become the first member of the Redskins with nine receptions in consecutive games since Pro Football Hall of Famer Charley Taylor in 1966 (Weeks 10-11).

 

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... push the Redskins to 5-3-1 this season.
... improve the Redskins' home record this season to 3-2.
... give the Redskins three straight home victories.
... even the Redskins' all-time regular season record against the Vikings at 10-10 and improve the Redskins to 13-12 against Minnesota all-time including postseason play.
... make the Redskins 7-6 all-time in home games against the Vikings, including postseason play.
... represent the Redskins' first victory against the Vikings since Week 6 of the 2012 season.

TK

Week 10 League Leaders

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Redskins Offense
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in percentage of 3-and-out drives (9.2%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and the NFL in passing air yards (1422)

»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in receptions per game (27.0)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in yards per play (6.18)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in pass completions per game (27.0)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in pass completions of 25+ yards (21)
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for third NFL in pass completions of 20+ yards (34)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in percentage of second down plays converted for first downs (37.4%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in percentage of first down passing plays gaining 4+ yards (53.3%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in average rushing yards on second down (4.62)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in pass attempts per game (40.3)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in net passing yards per game (298.8)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in receiving yards (2485)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per game (310.6)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in average yards gained on first down (6.37)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in passing yards at catch (1422)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in gross passing yards per game (310.6)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in pass attempts (322)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in passing yards at catch (1422)
»» Ranks tied for third in the NFC in targets per game (39.4)
»» Ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for 10th in the NFL in receiving targets (315)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in passing yards per play (7.42)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in total first downs made (186)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in first downs per game (23.3)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in total yards per game (410.3)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in percentage of pass completions (67.1%)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth NFL in percentage of third down plays converted for first downs (44.7%)
»» Ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in pass completions for first downs (116)

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in yards after catch (1063)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts gaining 10+ yards (12.6%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in receptions (216)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in 3rd-and-long conversion percentage (32.6%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in passing yards per attempt (7.51)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and third in the NFL in percentage of first down plays gaining 4+ yards (61.2%)

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in rushing yards (892)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in rushing yards per game (111.5)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in rushing plays of 10+ yards (25)
»» Ranks tied for sixth in the NFC in pass completions resulting in a touchdown (12)

»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in percentage of first-down rush attempts gaining 4+ yards (44.4%)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in average yards to go on second down (7.75)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC and NFL in percentage of rush attempts resulting in a first down (25.3%)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in rush attempts resulting in a first down (50)

»» Ranks eighth in the NFC and NFL in average rushing yards (4.51)
»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in passing yards per completion (11.5)


Redskins Defense
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in fumbles forced (10)

»» Ranks second in the NFC in yards after catch allowed (972)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in assisted tackles (156)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in sacks (22)

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in tackles for loss (42)

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in total tackles (496)
»» Ranks tied for sixth in the NFC and tied for ninth in the NFL in sack yards (136)

»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in passes defensed (39)
»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in solo tackles (340)


Redskins Special Teams
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for first in the NFL in field goal attempts (22)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in percentage of kickoffs for touchbacks (79.5%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (17.6)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in total punt return yards (246)
»» 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 kickoffs for touchbacks (35)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in field goals made (18)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in average kickoff yards (64.8)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in average starting line position after kickoff (25.3)

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in kickoff yards (2853)
»» Ranks tied for sixth in the NFC and tied for ninth in the NFL in field goal percentage made (88.9%)

»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in average kickoff return yards (22.2)

 

Redskins Players
»» Will Compton ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in assisted tackles (29)

»» Kirk Cousins ranks second in the NFC and NFL in pass completions per game (26.9)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in pass attempts (321)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in passing yards at catch (1394)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and sixth NFL in passing yards (2454)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per game (306.8)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in pass completions (215)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC seventh in the NFL in pass completion for first downs (115)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in pass attempts per game (40.1)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in yards after catch amongst quarterbacks (1060)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in passing yards per attempt (7.64)
»» Cousins ranks tied for sixth in the NFC in pass completions resulting in a touchdown (12)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in pass completion percentage (67.0%)
»» Cousins ranks seventh in the NFC in average passing yards at catch (6.5)
»» Cousins ranks seventh in the NFC in passing yards per completion (11.41)
»» Cousins ranks eighth in the NFC in percentage of pass completions resulting in a first-down (35.8%)

»» Jamison Crowder ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (19.2)
»» Crowder ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in punt return yards (230)
»» Crowder ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in longest punt return (85)

»» Vernon Davis ranks first in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in average yards after catch amongst tight ends (6.3)
»» Davis ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average receiving yards amongst tight ends (13.7)
»» Davis ranks eighth in the NFC in average yards at catch amongst tight ends (7.4)

»» Dustin Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in percent of kickoffs resulting in a touchback (79.5%)
»» Hopkins ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in field goals attempted (22)
»» Hopkins ranks second the NFC and fourth in the NFL in touchbacks on kickoffs (35)
»» Hopkins ranks third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in field goals made (18)
»» Hopkins ranks sixth in the NFC and tied for 10th in the NFL in total kickoffs (44)
»» Hopkins ranks sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in total kickoff yards (2853)

»» Matt Jones ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts resulting in a first-down (28.3%)
»» Jones ranks tied for fourth in the NFC in rush attempts for first downs (28)
»» Jones ranks fifth in the NFC in longest rush attempt (57)
»» Jones ranks fifth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts gaining 10+ yards (14.1%)
»» Jones ranks fifth in the NFC in rush attempts of 10+ yards (14)
»» Jones ranks sixth in the NFC in total rushing yards (460)
»» Jones ranks sixth in the NFC in rushing yards per game (65.7)
»» Jones ranks seventh in the NFC in average rushing yards (4.65)
»» Jones ranks tied for seventh in the NFC in rush attempts per game (14.1)
»» Jones ranks tied for eighth in the NFC in rush attempts (99)

»» Rob Kelley ranks tied for second in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in average rushing yards amongst rookies (5.0)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in longest rush attempt amongst rookies (45)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in rushing yards amongst rookies (190)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in rushing yards per game amongst rookies (27.1)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in rush attempts amongst rookies (38)
»» Kelley ranks fourth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in rush attempts per game amongst rookies (5.4)

»» Ryan Kerrigan ranks tied for second in the NFC and NFL in tackles for loss (10)
»» Kerrigan ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in sacks (7)
»» Kerrigan ranks third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in sack yards (47)

»» Trent Murphy ranks tied for sixth in the NFC in sacks (6)

»» Jordan Reed ranks first in the NFC and NFL in targets per game amongst tight ends (9.8)
»» Reed ranks first in the NFC and NFL in receptions per game amongst tight ends (7.0)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and second in the NFL in receptions amongst tight ends (42)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in targets amongst tight ends (59)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in receiving yards per game amongst tight ends (69.2)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in receptions resulting in a first down amongst tight ends (24)
»» Reed ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in receiving yards amongst tight ends (415)
»» Reed ranks fourth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in yards after catch amongst tight ends (176)
»» Reed ranks fifth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in yards at catch amongst tight ends (239)

TK

Free Trent Williams

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Pro Bowl Left Tackle Trent Williams had a 4 game suspension announced shortly after the Redskins managed a rare tie with the Bengals last week in London, England. The fanbase immediately errupted into pissed off comments all over the web from ES to Facebook to the Twitterverse. Nearly everyone assuming it was a weed violation, which would be his second. However it was later released that Trent actually missed a test, which per the 2016 Policy and Program on Substances of Abuse is the same as failing a test. In 2014, the NFL/NFLPA revised the Policy in part to lessen the severity of sanctions for marijuana use. The Policy spells out escalating penalties for repeated marijuana tests. Let's take a look:

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APPENDIX  G


Discipline Schedule for Positive Tests6
The following will illustrate the applicable level of discipline to be imposed for violations as set forth in Sections 1.5.2 and 1.5.3 of the Policy:

Discipline for violation following entry into Stage Two:
Positive Test for marijuana – 2-week fine
Any other Positive Test – 4-week fine

Discipline for violation following imposition of a 2-week fine:
Any Positive Test – 4-week fine

Discipline for violation following imposition of a 4-week fine:
Any Positive Test – 4-game suspension

Discipline for violation following imposition of a 4-game suspension:
Positive Test for marijuana – 10-game suspension
Any other Positive Test – banishment

Discipline for violation following imposition of a 10-game suspension:
Any Positive Test – banishment

After a first positive, a player is referred to a treatment program & tested more often. Subsequent violations result in 2 game fine, a 4 game fine, & the a 4 game suspension. Here's the problem with Trent's 4 game suspension. According to this, Trent should have only been hit with a 4 game fine, not a 4 game suspension. After the violation, an NFL PA attorney that was acting on behalf of Trent, agreed to a penalty equivalent for a third offense (4 game suspension). The NFL PA attorney took the suspension, without knowing Trent had never received the 4 week fine, which again, is what he should have received. And now, it can't be appealed or adjusted. 

 

TK
2016 Regular Season Play Direction Report for Cincinnati Bengals

Rushing Offense

Left End   Left Tackle   Left Guard   Up the Middle   Right Guard   Right Tackle   Right End
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
Plays: 24   Plays: 25   Plays: 25   Plays: 29   Plays: 37   Plays: 24   Plays: 11
NFL Rank: 9   NFL Rank: 8   NFL Rank: 11   NFL Rank: 27   NFL Rank: 1   NFL Rank: 7   NFL Rank: 28
Avg Gain: 3.00   Avg Gain: 7.48   Avg Gain: 3.96   Avg Gain: 4.83   Avg Gain: 2.73   Avg Gain: 7.96   Avg Gain: 2.45
NFL Rank: 30   NFL Rank: 2   NFL Rank: 16   NFL Rank: 5   NFL Rank: 23   NFL Rank: 1   NFL Rank: 28

 

 

 

Rushing Defense

Left End   Left Tackle   Left Guard   Up the Middle   Right Guard   Right Tackle   Right End
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
Plays: 21   Plays: 24   Plays: 19   Plays: 39   Plays: 24   Plays: 29   Plays: 17
NFL Rank: 12   NFL Rank: 7   NFL Rank: 19   NFL Rank: 20   NFL Rank: 11   NFL Rank: 2   NFL Rank: 19
Avg Gain: 5.86   Avg Gain: 4.54   Avg Gain: 4.79   Avg Gain: 3.82   Avg Gain: 5.71   Avg Gain: 5.24   Avg Gain: 4.41
NFL Rank: 23   NFL Rank: 19   NFL Rank: 26   NFL Rank: 16   NFL Rank: 32   NFL Rank: 25   NFL Rank: 16


 

 

Passing Offense

Short Left   Short Middle   Short Right   Deep Left   Deep Middle   Deep Right
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
Plays: 73   Plays: 45   Plays: 81   Plays: 10   Plays: 16   Plays: 21
NFL Rank: 13   NFL Rank: 15   NFL Rank: 13   NFL Rank: 30   NFL Rank: 5   NFL Rank: 7
Avg Gain: 5.18   Avg Gain: 6.98   Avg Gain: 6.21   Avg Gain: 21.30   Avg Gain: 20.19   Avg Gain: 15.33
NFL Rank: 29   NFL Rank: 17   NFL Rank: 10   NFL Rank: 1   NFL Rank: 4   NFL Rank: 8
Comp %: 58.90   Comp %: 77.78   Comp %: 74.07   Comp %: 60.00   Comp %: 75.00   Comp %: 47.62
NFL Rank: 32   NFL Rank: 5   NFL Rank: 3   NFL Rank: 1   NFL Rank: 7   NFL Rank: 7


 

 

Passing Defense

Short Left   Short Middle   Short Right   Deep Left   Deep Middle   Deep Right
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
Plays: 70   Plays: 42   Plays: 84   Plays: 10   Plays: 12   Plays: 7
NFL Rank: 16   NFL Rank: 22   NFL Rank: 11   NFL Rank: 31   NFL Rank: 10   NFL Rank: 31
Avg Gain: 6.66   Avg Gain: 5.38   Avg Gain: 5.37   Avg Gain: 32.70   Avg Gain: 12.08   Avg Gain: 16.43
NFL Rank: 24   NFL Rank: 4   NFL Rank: 10   NFL Rank: 32   NFL Rank: 12   NFL Rank: 25
Comp %: 71.43   Comp %: 52.38   Comp %: 64.29   Comp %: 90.00   Comp %: 50.00   Comp %: 42.86
NFL Rank: 18   NFL Rank: 1   NFL Rank: 15   NFL Rank: 32   NFL Rank: 10   NFL Rank: 20
TK

Week 8 League Leaders

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Redskins Offense
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in percentage of 3-and-out drives (8.2%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts gaining 10+ yards (14.4%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in rushing plays of 10+ yards (24)

»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in percentage of second down plays converted for first downs (37.5%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in receptions per game (25.4)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in average rushing yards (4.77)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in percentage of rush attempts resulting in a first down (28.7%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in receptions (178)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in pass completions (178)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in total yards per play (6.19)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in average rushing yards on second down (5.07)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in pass completions per game (25.4)
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for fifth NFL in pass completions of 20+ yards (27)
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in pass completions of 25+ yards (17)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in total first downs made (156)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in receiving yards (2027)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per game (277.7)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in gross passing yards (2027)
»» Ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in rush attempts resulting in a first down (48)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average yards gained on first down (6.35)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in passing yards at catch (1176)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in 3rd-and-long conversion percentage (35.3%)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in receiving targets (259)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in gross passing yards per game (289.6)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in pass attempts (266)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in receiving yards per game (289.6)

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in passing yards per attempt (7.62)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in percentage of first down passing plays gaining 4+ yards (60.4%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in percentage of first down plays gaining 4+ yards (52.2)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in percentage of pass completions (66.9%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in percentage of third down plays converted for first downs (44.2%)
»» Ranks tied for fifth in the NFC and tied for eighth in the NFL in pass completions for first downs (92)

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in average passing yards at catch (6.6)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in yards after catch (849)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in rushing yards (796)
»» Ranks tied for sixth in the NFC in pass completions resulting in a touchdown (10)

»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in average receiving yards (11.4)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in targets per game (37.0)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in total yards per game (113.7)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in percentage of rush attempts gaining 4+ yards (43.1%)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC and NFL in first downs per game (22.3)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in rushing yards per game (113.7)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in pass attempts per game (38.0)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in average yards to go on second down (7.81)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in passing yards per completion (11.39)

»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in passing yards per play (7.32)
»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in rush attempts (167)


Redskins Defense
»» Ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in assisted tackles (150)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and tied for first in the NFL in fumbles forced (9)

»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and NFL in tackles for loss (38)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in total tackles (432)

»» Ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in sacks (19)

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC in yards after catch allowed (706)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in sack yards (115)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in sacks per pass attempt (7.82%)

»» Ranks tied for sixth in the NFC in passes defensed (32)

»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in solo tackles (282)


Redskins Special Teams
»» Ranks first in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in field goals made (16)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in field goal attempts (18)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in percentage of kickoffs for touchbacks (78.9%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (18.6)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in total punt return yards (223)
»» 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 kickoff yards (2462)
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in kickoffs for touchbacks (30)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and third in the NFL in average starting line position after kickoff (26.3)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average kickoff return yards (24.3)

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average kickoff yards (64.8)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC in total kick return yards (442)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in percentage of kickoff returns for 20+ yards (66.7%)

»» Ranks tied for sixth in the NFC and tied for ninth in the NFL in field goal percentage made (88.9%)

 

Redskins Players
»» Will Compton ranks first in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in assisted tackles (27)
»» Compton ranks tied for fifth in the NFC tied for ninth in the NFL in total tackles (58)

»» Kirk Cousins ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in pass completions (177)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in pass completions per game (25.3)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in pass attempts (265)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in passing yards at catch (1148)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and sixth NFL in passing yards (1996)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in passing yards per game (285.1)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC tied for sixth in the NFL in pass completions for first downs (91)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in passing yards per attempt (7.53)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in pass attempts per game (37.9)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in yards after catch amongst quarterbacks (848)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC in pass completions resulting in a touchdown (10)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC in average passing yards at catch (6.5)
»» Cousins ranks seventh in the NFC in pass completion percentage (66.8%)

»» Jamison Crowder ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (20.7)
»» Crowder ranks first in the NFC and NFL in punt return yards (207)
»» Crowder ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in longest punt return (85)

»» Vernon Davis ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in average yards after catch amongst tight ends (5.3)
»» Davis ranks seventh in the NFC in average yards at catch amongst tight ends (7.1)

»» Dustin Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in field goals made (16)
»» Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and tied for second NFL in field goals attempted (18)
»» Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in percent of kickoffs resulting in a touchback (78.9%)
»» Hopkins ranks second the NFC and fourth in the NFL in touchbacks on kickoffs (30)
»» Hopkins ranks second in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in total kickoffs (38)
»» Hopkins ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in total kickoff yards (2462)
»» Hopkins ranks fourth in the NFC and tied for ninth in the NFL in field goal percentage (88.9%)

»» Matt Jones ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts resulting in a first-down (28.3%)
»» Jones ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for ninth in the NFL in longest rush attempt (57)
»» 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 in rush attempts of 10+ yards (14)
»» Jones ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in rush attempts for first-downs (28)
»» Jones ranks fourth in the NFC in total rushing yards (460)
»» Jones ranks sixth in the NFC in rush attempts (99)
»» Jones ranks seventh in the NFC in rushing yards per game (65.7)
»» Jones ranks seventh in the NFC in average rushing yards (4.65)

»» Rob Kelley ranks first in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average rushing yards amongst rookies (6.1)
»» Kelley ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in long rush attempt amongst rookies (45)
»» Kelley ranks fourth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in rushing yards amongst rookies (103)
»» Kelley ranks sixth in the NFC in rushing yards per game amongst rookies (17.2)
»» Kelley ranks tied for sixth in the NFC in longest rush attempt (45)
»» Kelley ranks seventh in the NFC in rush attempts amongst rookies (17)

»» Ryan Kerrigan ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in tackles for loss (9)
»» Kerrigan ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL for sacks (6)
»» Kerrigan ranks tied for sixth in the NFC and tied for ninth in the NFL in sack yards (39)

»» Trent Murphy ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in sacks (6)

»» Jordan Reed ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in receptions amongst tight ends (33)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in targets amongst tight ends (46)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in receiving yards amongst tight ends (316)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC in yards after catch amongst tight ends (121)
»» Reed ranks fourth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in yards at catch amongst tight ends (195)
»» Reed ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in receptions resulting in a first down amongst tight ends (18)
»» Reed ranks eighth in the NFC in average yards at catch amongst tight ends (5.9)
»» Reed ranks tied for eighth in the NFC in percentage of receptions resulting in a first-down amongst tight ends (54.5%)

TK

Week 8 What To Watch For

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»» The Redskins making their European regular season debut.
»» The Redskins playing their second regular season game outside the United States all-time. The Redskins faced the Buffalo Bills at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on Oct. 30, 2011, in their only other international regular season game to date.
»» This Redskins earning their first regular season win outside of the United States in team history.
»» The Redskins participating in the NFL’s 17th regular season game played in London since the formation of the NFL International Series in 2007.
»» The Redskins improving to 3-1 in the first four road games of a season for the first time since 2008.
»» The Redskins winning to hit the halfway mark of a season above .500 for the first time since 2008 (6-2).
»» The Redskins tying a team record by reaching 400 yards of offense for a third consecutive game. The franchise has accomplished the feat five times previously (1949, 1981-82, 1983, 2013 and 2015).
»» The Redskins exceeding 300 yards of offense in a 12th consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season, for the first time since a 14-game stretch across the 2012-13 seasons.
»» The Redskins rushing for 100 yards in a third straight game for the first time since a five-game span across Weeks 15-17 of the 2014 season and Weeks 1-2 of the 2015 season.
»» The Redskins reaching 125 rushing yards in a third straight game for the first time since Weeks 9-11 of the 2013 season.
»» The Redskins holding a fifth straight opponent to 20 points or fewer for the first time since a five-game streak in Weeks 2-6 of the 2009 season.
»» The Redskins’ defense posting three sacks in a fourth consecutive game for the first time since the final four games of the 2015 season.

»» 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 recording his 16th career 300-yard passing game, including postseason play, to tie Sonny Jurgensen for the most 300-yard passing games in team history.
»» Cousins (57) chasing No. 6 Eddie LeBaron (59) on the team’s all-time passing touchdowns list.
»» Cousins throwing three touchdowns to join Sammy Baugh, Sonny Jurgensen, Joe Theismann, Billy Kilmer and Mark Rypien as the only players to throw 60 touchdown passes with the Redskins.
»» Cousins completing four passes to reach 800 career completions.
»» Cousins (9,192) accruing 578 passing yards to pass Gus Frerotte (9,769) for seventh-most passing yards in Redskins history.
»» Cousins rushing for a touchdown in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 14-15 of the 2015 season.
»» Cousins (six) rushing for two touchdowns to tie four players (eight) for fourth-most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in team history.

»» Wide receiver Jamison 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 exceeding 100 receiving yards to become the first member of the Redskins with consecutive 100-yard receiving games since DeSean Jackson in Weeks 8-9 of the 2014 season.
»» Crowder adding to his current single-season career high in receiving touchdowns (three this season).

»» Tight end Vernon Davis adding to his 56 career touchdown receptions, seventh-most of any tight end in NFL history.
»» Davis (6,064) gaining 80 receiving yards to pass Jeremy Shockey (6,143) for 12th-most receiving yards by a tight end in NFL history.

»» Wide receiver Pierre Garçon extending his streak of consecutive regular season games played with a reception to 94, the sixthlongest active streak in the NFL (Larry Fitzgerald, 186; Brandon Marshall, 151; Steve Smith Sr., 134; Jason Witten, 125; Michael Crabtree, 102). Sixty-five 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 (19 with Washington) catching a touchdown pass to become the 15th player in Redskins history to post 20 touchdown receptions with the team.
»» Garçon (3,837) gaining 94 receiving yards to pass Henry Ellard (3,930) for 11th-most receiving yards in team history.

»» Kicker Dustin Hopkins (41) making three field goals to tie Scott Blanton (44) for 10th-most field goals in team history.
»» Hopkins (177) scoring 23 points to become the 29th player in team history to record 200 career points with the Redskins.

»» Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (24) recording two 50-plusyard touchdowns to tie Steve Smith, Sr. (26) for fourth in total touchdowns of 50 yards or more in the NFL since the 1970 merger.
»» Jackson (20) recording a 60-plus-yard touchdown to tie Devin Hester (21) for second-most total touchdowns of 60 yards or more in NFL history.

»» Running back Matt Jones (three in 2015 and 2016) setting a career high with his next rushing touchdown.
»» Jones (460) rushing for 31 yards to break his single-season career high from 2015 (490).

»» Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan starting his 88th consecutive game, tied for second-most among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
»» Kerrigan recording a sack in a fourth consecutive game for the first time since a five-game stretch in Weeks 12-16 of the 2014 season.
»» Kerrigan recording 1.5 sacks to reach 7.5 sacks this season. He would join Jared Allen, Derrick Thomas, DeMarcus Ware and Reggie White as the only players to register at least 7.5 sacks in each of the first six seasons of an NFL career since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982.

»» Linebacker Trent Murphy becoming the first member of the Redskins to post at least a half-sack in a seventh consecutive game for the first time in his career.

»» Tight end Jordan Reed (215) catching 12 passes to tie Rod Gardner for the 15th-most receptions in team history.
»» Reed (16) catching three touchdown passes to tie Clint Didier (19) for fourth-most by a tight end in Redskins history.

»» Safety Donte Whitner Sr. playing in his 150th career regular season game.

TK

Both Jackson & Garcon entered this season in contract years. Fans had expected at least one of them to put up huge numbers this year, even in an Offense that is stacked with other weapons like Reed, Crowder, & recently IR'd first round Draft pick Doctson. While it's seemed like neither has had their number called very much. Jackson had his biggest game in Week 3 against the Giants. Jackson caught 5 of 8 targets for 96 yards & a touchdown.

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Garcon's biggest game isn't as black & white to pick out. He caught 5 of 7 for 59 yards in the same game against the Giants. Against the Ravens he was 5 out of 7 for 56 yards & his only touchdown of the season. Though his most yardage came against the Eagles catching 54.5% of his targets (6 of 11) for 77 yards. Only against the Steelers did he catch everything thrown his way going 6 for 6 for 51 yards.

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After all of that & seven games later they're evenly matched. Jackson has been targeted 49 times, made 27 catches for 318 yards & 1 touchdown. Garcon has been  targeted 48 times, made 30 catches for 329 yards & 1 touchdown. 

 

Week 1 Pittsburgh

RECEIVING
TAR
REC
YDS
TD
LG
D.Jackson
10
6
102
0
33
J.Reed
11
7
64
0
14
J.Crowder
10
6
58
0
16
P.Garcon
6
6
51
0
19
V.Davis
1
1
20
0
20
C.Thompson
2
2
16
0
11
M.Jones
1
1
9
0
9
J.Doctson
1
1
9
0
9
R.Grant
1
0
0
0
0

 

Week 2 Dallas

RECEIVING
TAR
REC
YDS
TD
LG
J.Reed
7
5
70
0
25
C.Thompson
4
3
57
0
38
J.Doctson
5
1
57
0
57
V.Davis
5
5
51
0
32
D.Jackson
5
3
40
0
28
J.Crowder
8
6
39
1
11
P.Garcon
7
2
25
0
16
N.Paul
1
1
16
0
16
R.Grant
1
1
5
0
5
M.Jones
1
1
4
0
4

 

Week 3 NY Giants

RECEIVING
TAR
REC
YDS
TD
LG
D.Jackson
8
5
96
1
44
J.Crowder
7
4
78
1
55
P.Garcon
7
5
59
0
20
J.Reed
7
4
56
0
24
Q.Dunbar
1
1
31
0
31
M.Jones
2
2
14
0
8
R.Grant
1
0
0
0
0
C.Thompson
2
1
-7
0
-7

 

Week 4 Cleveland 

RECEIVING
TAR
REC
YDS
TD
LG
J.Reed
10
9
73
2
26
P.Garcon
5
4
39
0
23
J.Crowder
3
2
21
0
15
M.Jones
2
2
21
0
16
C.Thompson
4
2
16
1
11
V.Davis
1
1
8
0
8
D.Jackson
2
1
5
0
5

 

Week 5 Baltimore

RECEIVING
TAR
REC
YDS
TD
LG
P.Garcon
7
5
56
1
21
J.Reed
11
8
53
0
16
D.Jackson
7
3
35
0
27
J.Crowder
3
3
35
0
23
C.Thompson
4
4
33
0
10
M.Jones
2
2
25
0
13
V.Davis
4
3
15
0
6
R.Ross
1
1
8
0
8

 

Week 6 Philadelphia

RECEIVING
TAR
REC
YDS
TD
LG
P.Garcon
11
6
77
0
22
D.Jackson
9
4
55
0
35
J.Crowder
4
3
52
1
21
V.Davis
4
2
50
1
37
C.Thompson
3
3
29
0
13
R.Grant
1
0
0
0
0

 

Week 7 Detroit

RECEIVING
TAR
REC
YDS
TD
LG
J.Crowder
9
7
108
0
26
V.Davis
6
6
79
0
27
C.Thompson
7
7
40
0
11
D.Jackson
8
5
35
0
12
P.Garcon
5
2
22
0
17
N.Paul
1
1
11
0
11
R.Grant
2
1
5
0
5
R.Kelley
1
1
1
1
1

 

 

TK

Big Game Hunting

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Greetings Humaniods. :)

This week we're in either Motown, Detroit Rock City, or the Motor City depending on your tastes.  Today your 4-2 Washington Redskins, Defenders of the NFC East come to town to bag the 3-3 Detroit Lions. Unfortunately, due to the airlines moving my flight back tonight up two hours, this will probably be short, sweet, & incomplete as there's a travel delay warning from road construction back to the airport as well. So my halftime adjustment will be getting out of downtown Detroit so I can make it home tonight. 

 

TARGET ACQUIRED 

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ANNOUNCEMENT OF INACTIVES

 

DETROIT – The Washington Redskins have announced the following inactives and lineup changes for today’s game against the Detroit Lions:

 

The Redskins declared the following players as inactive: 

o   No. 2 QB Nate Sudfeld

o   No. 19 WR Rashad Ross

o   No. 35 CB Dashaun Phillips

o   No. 45 S Josh Evans

o   No. 60 OL Vinston Painter

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.

 

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The biggest shocker there is Harris is active at WR at expense of Ross. Harris was activated from the Practice Squad earlier this week.

Based off of the analysis & stats I had posted earlier this week here on the Blog, I expect the Lions to come out trying to establish the run while mixing in a few short passes on 2nd down or 3rd & long situations. They don't really throw deep a lot with Megatron retired nowadays. And they really haven't been able to get Golden Tate going out of the stable. 

 

Today, I'm expecting a win. And I'm expecting Cousins to ball the eff out here in front of his friends & family. Don't get me wrong, I'm not fully sipping the Kool Aide yet. But I am close. A win here today will having me taking another swig of it though. Also, making their undefeated on the road return are the Championship White jersey & Burgundy pant combo. 

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And now, here's some words from Murf. 

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From 1968-2008, the Washington Redskins dominated the Lions -- winning 22 out of 24 games against Detroit. Unfortunately, the last three times these two franchises have done battle, the Redskins failed to bring home a victory.


And the last time the Redskins traveled to Detroit, it was especially embarrassing -- quarterback Donovan McNabb got benched in favor of Rex Grossman, which marked the beginning of the end for the mediocre quarterback's tenure in Washington.

I was on the sidelines that day and everything about that game was awful. No one ever considered me a member of the Donovan McNabb fan club, but his benching made it clear that he wasn't going to be around much longer. It also meant the team's quarterback situation was about to get even uglier, because Grossman was never going to be the answer.

The mood in the post-game locker room that afternoon was especially somber, with defensive players not really excited to talk about giving up four passing touchdowns and the offense having nothing to say about the change at quarterback. 

Fast forward six seasons later and the Redskins seem much more settled at the quarterback position. Sure, there are games where Kirk Cousins is his own worst enemy, but he's already done much more to justify his place in the starting lineup than McNabb or Grossman ever did in Washington.

In related news, the mood around this team is much more positive these days -- which tends to happen during a four-game winning streak. While Cousins has slowly worked his way out of an early-season slump, last week's win over Philadelphia had much more to do with the ground game.

Specifically, the Redskins were able to stick with the rushing attack while keeping the Eagles from doing any real damage on the ground. I'm still not sure how good Matt Jones is, but last week he definitely got the job done. Same goes for rookie Rob Kelley. The Redskins rushed 33 times for 230 yards against Philly, which makes life so much easier when your quarterback doesn't have to drop back and throw every single down.
 
And yet, I wouldn't be surprised if the story of today's game is Washington's passing game. No team in football has given up more passing touchdowns than Detroit's 17. Their defense isn't very good to begin with, but it's especially vulnerable in the secondary. Even without tight end Jordan Reed, who is missing a second-straight game as he recovers from a concussion, the Redskins should be able to move the ball up and down the field.
 

On defense, I'm planning on focusing my attention on the pass rushers. Ryan Kerrigan finally showed signs of life last week, picking up two sacks. Was that because he was playing against a rookie offensive lineman in over his head or is Kerrigan actually heating up? And what about Preston Smith (who currently has one more sack than I do this season)? Can he start to get more pressure on the quarterback as well? Those two and Trent Murphy will likely have a say in who leaves Ford Field victorious this afternoon.

 

 

TK

Why We Will Win

This is simple. They can't even manage to tp the team hotel correctly. :ols:

 

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One strand. Are you kidding me? And it looks like they even used paper towels instead of toilet paper. Clearly Screaming A called the wrong fan base losers. :)

TK

So about this hotel...

Murf & I arrived here at the hotel a few hours ago. We immediately noticed this one was a bit different then what we've grown accustomed to. No, it wasn't smooth sailing at check as that never happens. Today's check in didn't have Murf down to be in the room. Usually that happens to me. I suggested the chick at the front desk just check me in & hand me an extra room key. I think that was to much for her to process. She still had to check with someone. Anyways, we finally got checked in & headed to the room to drop off our gear before heading out for a couple of breweries. 

Stepping off the elevator we're greeted by a framed & autographed Marino jersey. OK. That's different. Especially considering we're nowhere near Miami. Then there's an Ali picture hanging in the hallway. Makes sense with Joe Louis Areana being here. Then there's some some more Ali pics up, a Randy Moss signed Vikings jersey, a Joe Namath autographed photo & well, see for yourself. There's just a really cool sports vibe to this floor. I might have to start up a GoFundMe for the Ali/Beatles pic. :) 

 

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TK
2016 Regular Season Play Direction Report for Detroit Lions

 

 

Rushing Offense

Left End   Left Tackle   Left Guard   Up the Middle   Right Guard   Right Tackle   Right End
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
Plays: 19   Plays: 15   Plays: 7   Plays: 40   Plays: 10   Plays: 20   Plays: 25
NFL Rank: 11   NFL Rank: 18   NFL Rank: 29   NFL Rank: 15   NFL Rank: 26   NFL Rank: 8   NFL Rank: 5
Avg Gain: 3.89   Avg Gain: 5.07   Avg Gain: 3.86   Avg Gain: 4.35   Avg Gain: 1.10   Avg Gain: 3.80   Avg Gain: 5.16
NFL Rank: 24   NFL Rank: 15   NFL Rank: 18   NFL Rank: 14   NFL Rank: 31   NFL Rank: 15   NFL Rank: 12

 

 

 

Rushing Defense

Left End   Left Tackle   Left Guard   Up the Middle   Right Guard   Right Tackle   Right End
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
                         
Plays: 14   Plays: 30   Plays: 6   Plays: 36   Plays: 7   Plays: 14   Plays: 24
NFL Rank: 24   NFL Rank: 2   NFL Rank: 31   NFL Rank: 19   NFL Rank: 30   NFL Rank: 24   NFL Rank: 3
Avg Gain: 5.21   Avg Gain: 5.37   Avg Gain: 1.67   Avg Gain: 4.83   Avg Gain: 5.43   Avg Gain: 4.93   Avg Gain: 4.21
NFL Rank: 14   NFL Rank: 23   NFL Rank: 1   NFL Rank: 27   NFL Rank: 31   NFL Rank: 25   NFL Rank: 15

 

 


Passing Offense

Short Left   Short Middle   Short Right   Deep Left   Deep Middle   Deep Right
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
Plays: 76   Plays: 35   Plays: 72   Plays: 9   Plays: 5   Plays: 15
NFL Rank: 2   NFL Rank: 18   NFL Rank: 10   NFL Rank: 29   NFL Rank: 27   NFL Rank: 13
Avg Gain: 6.46   Avg Gain: 8.51   Avg Gain: 6.11   Avg Gain: 12.78   Avg Gain: 13.60   Avg Gain: 15.80
NFL Rank: 14   NFL Rank: 8   NFL Rank: 12   NFL Rank: 12   NFL Rank: 17   NFL Rank: 8
Comp %: 73.68   Comp %: 80.00   Comp %: 68.06   Comp %: 33.33   Comp %: 60.00   Comp %: 46.67
NFL Rank: 9   NFL Rank: 4   NFL Rank: 16   NFL Rank: 19   NFL Rank: 14   NFL Rank: 8

 

 


Passing Defense

Short Left   Short Middle   Short Right   Deep Left   Deep Middle   Deep Right
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
Plays: 53   Plays: 40   Plays: 72   Plays: 13   Plays: 11   Plays: 16
NFL Rank: 22   NFL Rank: 14   NFL Rank: 13   NFL Rank: 19   NFL Rank: 8   NFL Rank: 8
Avg Gain: 6.79   Avg Gain: 7.13   Avg Gain: 5.51   Avg Gain: 15.77   Avg Gain: 17.36   Avg Gain: 16.63
NFL Rank: 26   NFL Rank: 15   NFL Rank: 14   NFL Rank: 25   NFL Rank: 26   NFL Rank: 26
Comp %: 77.36   Comp %: 77.50   Comp %: 79.17   Comp %: 46.15   Comp %: 54.55   Comp %: 62.50
NFL Rank: 29   NFL Rank: 26   NFL Rank: 31   NFL Rank: 20   NFL Rank: 12   NFL Rank: 30
TK

Week 7 League Leaders

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Redskins Offense
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in percentage of 3-and-out drives (9.4%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in average rushing yards per play (4.80)

»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in percentage of second down plays converted for first downs (38.0%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and third NFL in pass completions of 20+ yards (24)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in total yards per play (6.23)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in percentage of rushes gaining 10+ yards (14.5%)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in percentage of rushes gaining 4+ yards (45.9%)
»» Ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in total first downs made (137)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average yards gained on first down (6.42)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in passing yards at catch (992)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in 3rd-and-long conversion percentage (37.9%)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in pass completions (148)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in pass completions per game (24.7)

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and tied for fifth in passing yards per game (387.2)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in percentage of first down passing plays gaining 4+ yards (60.4%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in percentage of first-down plays gaining 4+ yards (52.6)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC tied for eighth in the NFL in pass attempts (227)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC in passing yards per game (276.8)

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in receiving targets (220)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in yards after catch (734)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in receiving yards (1726)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in receiving yards per game (287.7)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC in rushing yards (662)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and NFL in first downs per game (21.7)
»» Ranks tied for sixth in the NFC and tied for eighth in the NFL in pass completions for first downs (80)

»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in rushing yards per game (110.3)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in pass attempts per game (37.8)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in receiving targets per game (36.7)

»» Ranks eighth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in average yards to go on second down (7.81)
»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in percentage of pass completions (65.2%)
»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in passing yards per play (7.32)

 


Redskins Defense
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for first in the NFL in fumbles forced (8)
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for first in the NFL in tackles for loss (35)

»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in total tackles (385)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in assisted tackles (133)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in yards after catch allowed (645)

»» Ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in sacks (16)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in sack yards (99)

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and tied for seventh NFL in solo tackles (252)

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in sacks per pass attempt (7.48%)
»» Ranks tied for sixth in the NFC in passes defensed (26)

»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in longest interception return (26)
»» Ranks eighth in the NFC in interception rate (2.08%)


Redskins Special Teams
»» Ranks first in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in field goals made (15)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and tied for first in the NFL in field goal attempts (16)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and second NFL in percentage of kickoffs for touchbacks (77.1%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (18.8)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in total punt return yards (207)
»» Ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL for longest punt return (85)

»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in kickoffs for touchbacks (27)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in kickoff yards (2267)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and third in the NFL in average starting line position after kickoff (26.5)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average kickoff return yards (24.3)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in field goal percentage made (93.8%)

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in average kickoff yards (64.8)

»» Ranks tied for eighth in the NFC and NFL in percentage of kickoff returns for 20+ yards (66.7%)

 

Redskins Players
»» Will Compton ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in assisted tackles (24)
»» Compton ranks tied for seventh in the NFC in total tackles (50)

»» Kirk Cousins ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL for pass completions resulting in a first-down (68)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in pass attempts (226)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in passing yards at catch (964)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in pass completions (147)
»» Cousins ranks tied for third in the NFC tied for sixth in the NFL in pass completions for first downs (79)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth NFL in passing yards (1695)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and tied for eighth in the NFL in pass completions per game (24.5)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in passing yards per game (282.5)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC in pass attempts per game (37.7)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in yards after catch amongst quarterbacks (731)
»» Cousins ranks tied for fifth in the NFC in pass completions resulting in a touchdown (9)
»» Cousins ranks sixth in the NFC in average passing yards at catch (6.6)
»» Cousins ranks eighth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in pass completion percentage (65.0%)

»» Jamison Crowder ranks first in the NFC and first in the NFL in average punt return yards (20.7)
»» Crowder ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in longest punt return (85)
»» Crowder ranks first in the NFC and first in the NFL in punt return yards (207)

»» Vernon Davis ranks first in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in average yards after catch amongst tight ends (6.5)
»» Davis ranks fourth in the NFC in average receiving yards amongst tight ends (12.0)

»» Dustin Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and tied for first NFL in field goals made (15)
»» Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and tied for first NFL in field goals attempted (16)
»» Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in percent of kickoffs resulting in a touchback (77.1%)
»» Hopkins ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in touchbacks on kickoffs (27)
»» Hopkins ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in total kickoffs (35)
»» Hopkins ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in total kickoff yards (2267)
»» Hopkins ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in field goal percentage (93.8%)

»» Matt Jones ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts for 10+ yards (15.7%)
»» Jones ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in rush attempts of 10+ yards (14)
»» Jones ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for eighth in the NFL in longest rush attempt (57)
»» Jones ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in rushing attempts for first-downs (24)
»» Jones ranks fourth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in total rushing yards (433)
»» Jones ranks fourth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in rushing yards per game (72.2)
»» Jones ranks sixth in the NFC in rushing attempts (89)
»» Jones ranks seventh in the NFC in rush attempts per game (14.8)
»» Jones ranks sixth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in percentage of rush attempts resulting in a first-down (27.0%)
»» Jones ranks sixth in the NFC in average rushing yards (4.87)

»» Rob Kelley ranks tied for fifth in the NFC in longest rush attempt (45)
»» Kelley ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in average rushing yards amongst rookies (6.8)

»» Ryan Kerrigan ranks tied for first in the NFL and first in the NFC in tackles for loss (8)
»» Kerrigan ranks tied for fifth in the NFC and tied for 10th in the NFL for sacks (4.5)
»» Kerrigan ranks fifth in the NFC in sack yards (29)

»» Trent Murphy ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in sacks (5)

»» Josh Norman ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in passes defensed (8)

»» Jordan Reed ranks first in the NFC and NFL in receptions per game amongst tight ends (6.6)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in receptions amongst tight ends (33)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in targets amongst tight ends (46)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and NFL in targets per game amongst tight ends (9.2)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and NFL in receptions resulting in a first down amongst tight ends (18)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and NFL in first-down receptions amongst tight ends (18)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and NFL in targets per game amongst tight ends (9.2)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in receiving yards amongst tight ends (316)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in yards after catch amongst tight ends (121)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards per game amongst tight ends (63.2)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in yards at catch amongst tight ends (195)
»» Reed ranks sixth in the NFC in average yards after catch amongst tight ends (3.7)
»» Reed ranks eighth in the NFC in percentage of receptions resulting in a first-down amongst tight ends (54.5%)
»» Reed ranks eighth in the NFC in average yards at catch amongst tight ends (5.9)
 

TK

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Down Analysis Report for Detroit Lions

Offensive Down Analysis Report for Detroit Lions

 

First Down
Rushes Passes Scrambles
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 3 (4) -3 (20) -1.00 0 (16) 0.00%
2
3
4
5 3 (3) 8 (7) 2.67 1 (4) 33.33%
6 1 (3) -2 (7) -2.00 0 (3) 0.00%
7
8 1 (5) 3 (5) 3.00 0 (4) 0.00%
9
10 69 (14) 246 (20) 3.57 8 (13) 11.59%
11-15 1 (11) -3 (23) -3.00 0 (4) 0.00%
16+ 2 (5) 47 (1) 23.50 1 (1) 50.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1
2
3
4 1 (5) 2 (7) 2.00 0 (7) 0.00%
5
6 1 (3) 5 (6) 5.00 0 (6) 0.00%
7 1 (3) 7 (1) 7.00 1 (1) 100.00%
8
9 1 (2) 8 (3) 8.00 0 (3) 0.00%
10 71 (21) 451 (24) 6.35 19 (17) 26.76%
11-15 3 (5) 12 (11) 4.00 0 (7) 0.00%
16+ 5 (1) 12 (13) 2.40 0 (8) 0.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 2 (12) 11 (16) 5.50 0 (9) 0.00%
Second Down
Rushes Passes Scrambles
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 6 (4) 3 (28) 0.50 3 (14) 50.00%
2 4 (9) 13 (12) 3.25 2 (10) 50.00%
3 6 (2) 32 (2) 5.33 4 (1) 66.67%
4 1 (29) 7 (19) 7.00 1 (14) 100.00%
5 1 (29) -6 (32) -6.00 0 (22) 0.00%
6 2 (24) 10 (21) 5.00 1 (10) 50.00%
7 3 (14) 13 (13) 4.33 1 (8) 33.33%
8 3 (10) 3 (26) 1.00 0 (9) 0.00%
9 1 (22) 2 (18) 2.00 0 (4) 0.00%
10 11 (9) 52 (11) 4.73 2 (4) 18.18%
11-15 1 (25) 5 (20) 5.00 0 (10) 0.00%
16+ 1 (18) 7 (14) 7.00 0 (1) 0.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 7 (1) 42 (4) 6.00 5 (1) 71.43%
2 3 (9) 44 (3) 14.67 2 (4) 66.67%
3 3 (14) 34 (7) 11.33 1 (16) 33.33%
4 8 (3) 56 (6) 7.00 5 (3) 62.50%
5 4 (15) 61 (7) 15.25 3 (7) 75.00%
6 6 (9) 41 (9) 6.83 4 (3) 66.67%
7 3 (27) 18 (25) 6.00 1 (24) 33.33%
8 3 (26) 93 (2) 31.00 3 (8) 100.00%
9 10 (2) 27 (20) 2.70 2 (9) 20.00%
10 12 (27) 19 (32) 1.58 1 (29) 8.33%
11-15 15 (1) 80 (11) 5.33 2 (11) 13.33%
16+ 10 (1) 78 (2) 7.80 1 (4) 10.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1
2
3
4
5
6 1 (2) 2 (8) 2.00 0 (6) 0.00%
7
8
9
10
11-15 1 (2) 29 (1) 29.00 1 (1) 100.00%
16+ 1 (3) 4 (5) 4.00 0 (1) 0.00%
Third Down
Rushes Passes Scrambles
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 5 (17) 3 (28) 0.60 2 (26) 40.00%
2 1 (19) -1 (26) -1.00 0 (18) 0.00%
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11-15
16+ 1 (11) 2 (16) 2.00 0 (3) 0.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 3 (11) 24 (9) 8.00 2 (5) 66.67%
2 6 (5) 23 (13) 3.83 4 (3) 66.67%
3 2 (22) 6 (22) 3.00 1 (19) 50.00%
4 5 (16) 46 (7) 9.20 3 (9) 60.00%
5 3 (27) 14 (25) 4.67 2 (18) 66.67%
6 5 (11) 7 (24) 1.40 2 (6) 40.00%
7 1 (32) -9 (32) -9.00 0 (31) 0.00%
8 1 (30) 17 (17) 17.00 1 (14) 100.00%
9 10 (1) 83 (3) 8.30 4 (1) 40.00%
10 6 (14) 31 (14) 5.17 2 (11) 33.33%
11-15 9 (7) 166 (1) 18.44 5 (1) 55.56%
16+ 7 (3) 54 (6) 7.71 1 (1) 14.29%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1
2
3 1 (2) 6 (3) 6.00 1 (1) 100.00%
4 1 (2) 5 (4) 5.00 1 (2) 100.00%
5
6
7
8 2 (1) 19 (3) 9.50 0 (4) 0.00%
9
10
11-15 2 (1) 39 (1) 19.50 2 (1) 100.00%
Fourth Down
Rushes Passes Scrambles
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 3 (4) 6 (8) 2.00 3 (3) 100.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1
2 2 (1) 4 (7) 2.00 2 (1) 100.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %

League rank listed in parantheses.

 

 

 

Defensive Down Analysis Report for Detroit Lions

 

First Down
Rushes Passes Scrambles
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1
2
3 1 (4) 2 (10) 2.00 0 (9) 0.00%
4
5 2 (9) 2 (18) 1.00 0 (14) 0.00%
6
7
8
9 1 (5) -6 (16) -6.00 0 (3) 0.00%
10 62 (26) 318 (9) 5.13 6 (21) 9.68%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 1 (3) 1 (1) 1.00 1 (1) 100.00%
2 2 (1) 2 (1) 1.00 1 (1) 50.00%
3
4 1 (5) 4 (2) 4.00 1 (2) 100.00%
5
6
7
8
9 1 (2) -10 (10) -10.00 0 (4) 0.00%
10 88 (4) 738 (3) 8.39 29 (7) 32.95%
11-15 2 (10) 0 (23) 0.00 0 (7) 0.00%
16+ 3 (8) -6 (29) -2.00 0 (8) 0.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 1 (1) 1 (1) 1.00 1 (1) 100.00%
Second Down
Rushes Passes Scrambles
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 6 (8) 34 (5) 5.67 6 (6) 100.00%
2 5 (4) 7 (16) 1.40 2 (12) 40.00%
3 4 (11) 22 (6) 5.50 2 (7) 50.00%
4 3 (16) 6 (23) 2.00 0 (25) 0.00%
5 5 (6) 26 (6) 5.20 3 (2) 60.00%
6 4 (13) 21 (8) 5.25 1 (9) 25.00%
7 1 (27) 9 (17) 9.00 1 (9) 100.00%
8 2 (21) 5 (23) 2.50 0 (10) 0.00%
9 1 (24) 10 (8) 10.00 1 (1) 100.00%
10 15 (2) 59 (9) 3.93 2 (5) 13.33%
11-15 5 (4) 7 (14) 1.40 0 (9) 0.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 1 (19) 1 (17) 1.00 1 (11) 100.00%
2 4 (4) 34 (5) 8.50 3 (2) 75.00%
3 2 (14) -1 (28) -0.50 1 (13) 50.00%
4 3 (23) 38 (13) 12.67 3 (11) 100.00%
5 6 (7) 62 (7) 10.33 3 (9) 50.00%
6 8 (2) 45 (8) 5.63 3 (7) 37.50%
7 5 (17) 44 (13) 8.80 3 (8) 60.00%
8 3 (30) 0 (32) 0.00 0 (29) 0.00%
9 2 (30) 12 (25) 6.00 0 (28) 0.00%
10 16 (15) 76 (25) 4.75 2 (27) 12.50%
11-15 10 (13) 109 (3) 10.90 2 (9) 20.00%
16+ 6 (10) 82 (2) 13.67 2 (1) 33.33%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1
2
3
4
5
6 1 (1) 9 (3) 9.00 1 (1) 100.00%
Third Down
Rushes Passes Scrambles
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 4 (24) 12 (14) 3.00 4 (14) 100.00%
2 3 (2) 20 (1) 6.67 2 (2) 66.67%
3
4
5
6
7 1 (3) 3 (7) 3.00 0 (5) 0.00%
8
9
10
11-15 4 (1) 2 (14) 0.50 0 (3) 0.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 2 (16) 20 (10) 10.00 1 (12) 50.00%
2 4 (14) 43 (7) 10.75 4 (5) 100.00%
3 4 (11) 23 (11) 5.75 2 (9) 50.00%
4 6 (11) 48 (6) 8.00 5 (3) 83.33%
5 8 (5) 26 (17) 3.25 4 (7) 50.00%
6 2 (29) 10 (20) 5.00 1 (15) 50.00%
7 7 (5) 48 (9) 6.86 4 (2) 57.14%
8 8 (1) 51 (7) 6.38 2 (7) 25.00%
9 1 (29) 8 (26) 8.00 0 (26) 0.00%
10 3 (31) 0 (30) 0.00 1 (21) 33.33%
11-15 5 (25) 80 (8) 16.00 1 (21) 20.00%
16+ 3 (23) 46 (10) 15.33 0 (8) 0.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 2 (1) 18 (1) 9.00 2 (1) 100.00%
2
3
4
5
6 1 (1) 6 (5) 6.00 1 (1) 100.00%
7
8 1 (2) 11 (5) 11.00 1 (1) 100.00%
9
10
11-15 1 (4) 10 (6) 10.00 0 (4) 0.00%
16+ 1 (1) 14 (3) 14.00 0 (3) 0.00%
Fourth Down
Rushes Passes Scrambles
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1 2 (5) -3 (25) -1.50 0 (21) 0.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %
1
2
3
4 1 (1) 9 (4) 9.00 1 (1) 100.00%
Distance Plays   Yards   Avg 1st Downs   Conversion %

League rank listed in parantheses.

TK

Week 7 What To Watch For

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»» The Redskins recording a fifth consecutive victory for the first time since a seven-game winning streak to close the 2012 season.
»» The Redskins improving to 3-0 on the road. It would mark the first time the Redskins have opened a season 3-0 on the road since 1999.
»» The Redskins winning a sixth consecutive road game (dating back to last season) for the first time since winning the first seven road games of the 1991 season.
»» The Redskins improving to 5-2 through seven games for the first time since 2008.
»» The Redskins reaching 450 yards of offense in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 3-4 of the 2006 season.
»» The Redskins exceeding 300 yards of offense in a 11th consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season, for the first time since a 14-game stretch across the 2012-13 seasons.
»» The Redskins rushing for 200 yards in a second straight game for the first time since Weeks 6-7 of the 2013 season.
»» The Redskins’ defense adding to its active streak of seven consecutive quarters without allowing an offensive touchdown.
»» The Redskins limiting consecutive opponents below 250 yards of offense for the first time since Weeks 4-5 of the 2009 season.
»» The Redskins holding a fourth straight opponent to 20 points or fewer for the first time since a five-game streak in Weeks 2-6 of the 2009 season.
»» The Redskins’ defense posting five sacks in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 15-16 of the 2015 season.
»» The Redskins’ offense allowing zero sacks in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 3-4 of the 2006 season.
»» The Redskins playing their only guaranteed indoor game of the season. Including postseason play, the Redskins are 32-25 alltime in games played indoors, including games contested in stadiums with closed retractable roofs.

»» 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 recording his 15th career 300-yard passing game, including postseason play, to move past Joe Theismann (14) for sole possession of second in team history.
»» Cousins (56) chasing No. 6 Eddie LeBaron (59) on the team’s all-time passing touchdowns list.
»» Cousins evening his regular season record as a starter at 16- 16.

»» Wide receiver Jamison 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 adding to his current single-season career high in receiving touchdowns (three this season).
»» Crowder scoring a receiving touchdown in consecutive games for the second time in his career (Weeks 2-3 this season).

»» Tight end Vernon Davis adding to his 56 career touchdown receptions, seventh-most of any tight end in NFL history.
»» Davis scoring a receiving touchdown in back-to-back games for the first time since Week 17 of 2013 and Week 1 of 2014.
»» Davis (5,985) gaining 15 receiving yards to become the 13th tight end in NFL history to record 6,000 career receiving yards.

»» Cornerback Quinton Dunbar (one) setting a career high with his next interception.

»» Wide receiver Pierre Garçon extending his streak of consecutive regular season games played with a reception to 93, the sixth-longest active streak in the NFL (Larry Fitzgerald, 185; Brandon Marshall, 150; Steve Smith, 134; Jason Witten, 125; Michael Crabtree, 101). Sixty-four 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 (19 with Washington) catching a touchdown pass to become the 15th player in Redskins history to post 20 touchdown receptions with the team.
»» Garçon (3,815) gaining 116 receiving yards to pass Henry Ellard (3,930) for 11th-most receiving yards in team history.

»» Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (24) recording two 50-plus yard touchdowns to tie Steve Smith, Sr. (26) for fourth in total touchdowns of 50 yards or more in the NFL since the 1970 merger.
»» Jackson (20) recording a 60-plus-yard touchdown to tie Devin Hester (21) for second-most total touchdowns of 60 yards or more in NFL history.

»» Defensive end Ricky Jean Francois playing in his 100th career regular season game.

»» Defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins playing in his 175th career regular season game.

»» Running back Matt Jones scoring a rushing touchdown in consecutive games for the first time in his career.
»» Jones becoming the first member of the Redskins to record consecutive 100-yard rushing performances since Alfred Morris in Weeks 9-10 of the 2013 season.
»» Jones (three in 2015 and 2016) setting a career high with his next rushing touchdown.
»» Jones (433) rushing for 58 yards to break his single-season career high from 2015 (490).

»» Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan starting his 87th consecutive game, tied for second-most among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
»» Kerrigan recording back-to-back multi-sack games for the first time in his career.
»» Kerrigan recording 3.0 sacks to reach 7.5 sacks this season. He would join Jared Allen, Derrick Thomas, DeMarcus Ware and Reggie White as the only players to register at least 7.5 sacks in each of the first six seasons of an NFL career since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982.

»» Linebacker Trent Murphy adding to his single-season career high 5.0 sacks.

»» Murphy posting at least a half-sack in a sixth consecutive game for the first time in his career.

»» Tight end Jordan Reed (215) catching 12 passes to tie Rod Gardner for the 15th-most receptions in team history.
»» Reed (16) catching three touchdown passes to tie Clint Didier (19) for fourth-most by a tight end in Redskins history.
 

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VICTORY!!!

 

 

:1386: Welcome everyone to your week 6 ExtremeSkins coverage, I'm TSO here in the pressbox with my man Spaceman Spiff (who will be covering the team on the sidelines) ready to provide you the best damn coverage on the planet!  

 

      This isn't your one year old baby brother's NFC Least now, is it?

    At 3-2, the Redskins find themselves holding third place in the division, looking up at the Eagles and Cowboys. The Cowboys have won 4 straight, starting with their win against the Skins in week 2. The Eagles had won 3 straight, only to fall to Detroit last week after coming off of their bye in a tight game. The Giants started off strong at 2-0, but have lost 3 straight starting with a Skins loss in week 3. Suffice to say, the first month and a half of the regular season has seen a division heavily lauded as the worst in the NFL last year suddenly look like the finest. 

     Going into the year, the Eagles looked to be rebuilding as they got rid of many players from the Chip Kelly era. They traded Bradford away, the safer bet at QB, and decided to get their rookie QB reps right away. And while many recognized they had a lot of solid pieces on defense, few expected them to play well in all three phases of the game. They've been disciplined, balanced and seemingly well-coached. And while it seemed like they were riding an easy schedule to start the season, they've got a big win against a dominant team in the Steelers showing this might not just be a fluke. 

     Meanwhile the Skins are winning games they shouldn't be winning. After a terrible start to the season that saw them humiliated against the Steelers and then dropping a game that included too many missed opportunities to the Cowboys, they've reeled off three straight wins to claw their way back into the picture. The wins have come in all shapes and sizes, with the only consistency between them being the resiliency of the team. 

    Today, they're going to need that.

    Many expected a loss in New York, as has been so often the case in recent history. The Skins just don't win there. But, they did.

    And while many thought it should be an easy win against the lowly Browns at home, there were equally as many saying it'd be "so Redskins" to lose that game. For almost the entire 2nd and 3rd quarters, it seemed that way, too. You could hear the collective "here we go, again" coming out of Redskin fan's mouths. But, again, they showed their resiliency and came out with the win.

   Going against the Ravens in Baltimore? Ahh, forget it! The Skins never win there! They'll run all over our porous defense and they'll be able to stifle our offense with their number one ranked defense. But... yup, the Skins pulled out yet another scrappy win, this time doing it unlike any other game this year; defensively. 

    So, three straight wins and yet it feels like they're supposed to lose this game. Why? We fans have been so battered we simply expect the worse at this point. When other teams win close games against us, it's because "...that's what winners do, they just find a way". When we do the same, welp, it's just luck. This team has continuously shown us that they're fighters. They won't lay down. Penalties? Missed Opportunities? Injuries? They overcome.          

    Now, they need to overcome the Eagles.

    Offensively, Carson Wentz is playing as well as anyone can expect a rookie QB to play. What's worse, he seems to favor attacking the intermediate middle of the field, which is arguably the area with our greatest deficiency personnel-wise. But that's not all... they're also an excellent rushing offense, which we all know has been our biggest weakness thus far. We're going to need great games from our ILB and Safety corps. In particular; Will Compton, Mason Foster, Blackmon and Ihenacho. With Su'a Cravens out, look for Terrence Garvin to play a significant role. Let's hope we see more of this: 

 

       Defensively, the Eagles are playing extremely well under their new coordinator Jim Schwartz. In reality, it all starts up front with the Eagles, specifically right in the middle with their DTs Fletcher Cox and Bennie Logan. Their outstanding play has made it easy on everyone else, furthermore, now that Chip Kelly's gone and their defense is playing a normal amount of snaps per game, everyone has benefited.

 

     If our Oline, particularly Long, Sherff and Lauvao can handle Cox and Logan, it'll go a long way in allowing our offense to excel. Matt Jones/Kelley/Thompson and Kirk Cousins having good games will be the key, but our WR corps should have more of a chance to shine now, as well. Losing Reed is big, but the depth at TE has been said to be excellent with Vernon Davis and Niles Paul backing him up, so we'll learn quite a bit regarding just how accurate that claim is today.  

    The Lions have put out some good stuff on tape to emulate against their defense, so hopefully we see things like this: 

     

       Suffice to say, this is a huge game. It's got season-long implications. Though fans should be satisfied with the three game-winning streak, as it's not often Redskin fans have been treated to such delights, the wins have been generally ugly and have allowed the doubts to remain. A win today will give fans something to really celebrate, will put the Redskins right up top of the division with the Cowboys, and everything in their hands moving forward. A loss? Well, this is a Redskin fan blog, I'd rather not discuss that. ;) 

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The Redskins declared the following players as inactive:

o   No. 2 QB Nate Sudfeld

o   No. 18 WR Josh Doctson

o   No. 35 CB Dashaun Phillips

o   No. 36 S Su’a Cravens

o   No. 60 OL Vinston Painter

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.

 

The Eagles declared the following players as inactive:

o   No. 16 WR Bryce Treggs

o   No. 21 CB Leodis McKelvin

o   No. 37 CB C.J. Smith

o   No. 51 DE Steven Means

o   No. 68 C/G Josh Andrews

o   No. 69 G Dillon Gordon

o   No. 73 G Isaac Seumalo

 

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:1386:BATTLE OF THE TRENCHES:1386:

Decided to focus on the trenches since I know most of you will be watching the ball. Here's what I saw: 

Oline 1st Half

1st drive for the O. First snap, Logan (or Cox?) does a good job pushing Long back into Cousins forcing incompletion. Second snap, not much push from the Oline on the left side, Eagles stop Thompson for one yard gain. 3rd down, Oline does a great job pass blocking all around, Long getting pushed back a little bit but holds up enough to give Cousins space to complete pass for first down. 2nd snap after that, Nsekhe (we seem to be using him as a 3rd TE initially) does a good job holding the edge at first, but then loses his block, costing Matt Jones only a two yard gain.   

2nd drive. Morgan Moses holds on first snap, lost his block either way. Second snap, Oline does a good job pass blocking, Cousins probably could've held onto it longer. 3rd snap, Sherff loses his block against Cox, stopping a Thompson draw play. 

3rd drive. Excellent pass protection off of Play Action, big play to DJax. 2nd snap, Lauvao does an excellent job getting to 2nd level and shielding off LBer, 16 yard gain for Matt Jones. Great pass protection all around on ensuing snap, though Long and Lauvao got pushed back a little, TD to Crowder!  

4th drive. Eagles Dline does an excellent job moving inside right before the snap and stuffing Matt Jones. Next two plays, Oline does a great job pass blocking in general. Again, a little push on the inside with Lauvao, but still good. Excellent run blocking on the ensuing snap, huge gain for Ryan Kelley. Next snap, Long does a great job getting to the 2nd level, allowing Kelley another good gain. Next snap, Trent Williams with an absolute sick block pulling on the left edge for Thompson to get a big gain.  Snap after the next one, Eagles overload and stop the run, not necessarily the Oline's fault, though Long and Lauvao got pushed back. Next snap, Morgan Moses almost pushed back right into Cousins, but he got rid of it quickly for a TD to Vernon Davis! 

5th drive. 2nd snap, Lauvao does a great job one on one with Cox, holds his ground. 3rd down, Oline does a great job all around pass blocking. After the loss on the end around that shouldn't have been, Oline does another great job pass blocking, allows Kirk to extend the play for a first to Crowder. 

6th Drive. Left side of Trent and Lauvao do a good job run blocking, Matt Jones for a gain of 3. Next snap, another good job on the left side, especially Lauvao, helping Matt Jones to a gain of 22. Ensuing snap, Eagles are able to penetrate this time on the left side, but Kelley does a great job flipping the field and gains 5. Next play after 2 min warning, left side getting pushed back a little now, Thompson does a good job anyway for gain of 5. 3rd down, left side (Trent and Lauvao) both get shoved back into Cousins, who completes to Garcon for big conversion. Ensuing play, Oline does a good job pass blocking, Moses eventually loses his block. Final play of this drive, Oline (left side, once again, including Niles Paul) does a great job sealing the edge, Matt Jones walks in for a TD.

Oline 2nd Half

1st Drive. Long gets pushed back into Matt Jones, 4 yard loss. Ensuing snap, Oline does a good job pass blocking, Trent eventually gives up a pressure but Cousins throws it away. 3rd down, Sherff does a great job riding out his guy, Cousins steps up for big conversion to Garcon. Next play, Long does a great job getting out on screen, but doesn't finish well. Play after that, Long does a great job pulling on a toss to Thompson and holds his block long enough to allow Thompson to get outside. Play after the next snap, Oline does a good job run blocking again, Eagles have no answer except to cheat with LBers., Crowder gets an illegal block in the back. Ensuing play, Fletcher Cox beats Long (I think?) coming off a stunt, gets pressure on Cousins who completes to Garcon. Next snap, Long snaps it high, Sherff pulls and gets no push, ending in a no gainer. Play after the next, Sherff loses on a nice spin move, gives up a pressure, forcing us to settle for FG.     

2nd drive. 3rd snap, nice job run blocking on the right side by Long, Sherff and Moses. Ensuing play, Oline does a good job overall pass blocking, but Moses gets slightly beat by the edge rush, still, Cousins gets it off on time for a nice gain to Thompson.

 3rd drive. 1st snap, great job all around run blocking from the Oline, especially Long and Lauvao to open a hole for Matt Jones, who gets the first and more. Play after the next, Morgan Moses does an awesome job pulling and getting an edge block to spring Thompson on a toss, showed great speed for a big guy.  After a couple penalties, Oline does a great job run blocking but Matt Jones bounces outside unnecessarily. Play after the next snap, Long gives up immediate pressure, Cousins sees it and panics, throws early to Garcon on the outside, incomplete.  

4th drive. Left side doesn't get any push, Kelley for only one yard behind Lauvao and Trent. Next play, Sherff and Long pushed back into Cousins, but hold their blocks enough. 3rd down, Cox pushes Long back into Cousins, who escapes the pocket but can't find anyone. Tough three plays at a bad time, 3 and out.  

5th and final drive. Oline does a great job on 3rd down opening up a gaping hole for Matt, specifically Sherff and Moses. Way to finish a great game overall!! 

Dline 1st Half

1st drive against the D. RJF, Hood and Baker are the starting Dline. Hood at RDE. First snap, sack by Kerrigan and Blackmon! Second and third snaps, Eagles get to the edge too easily, Baker and Hood penetrate but straight up the field and give up gaps, been a problem in our one-gap defense for a long time, they need to recognize when Oline going horizontally. 4th snap right after that, RJF does a great job on the edge, forces RB to lose a yard. Another Kerrigan sack on the next snap! Nice start for the front.    

2nd drive. Baker does a great job after play action with immediate pressure, forcing Wentz to throw inaccurately. Next snap, Hood does a great job, as does Kerrigan, beating his man immediately and getting a TFL. 3rd down, Baker and Kerrigan stunting, do a great job getting pressure on Wentz who does well to get the ball off, but incomplete out of bounds. 

3rd Drive. Jenkins out there with Hood and RJF. First snap, RJF in the middle, lot of space there for Matthews, but Foster cleans up. Still, a 4 yard gain, Eagles won up front. 2nd snap, better penetration from the front, but they still gain 3 yards. Jenkins with the tackle. Trent Murphy with a terrible neutral zone infraction. Snap right after that, Kerrigan getting a ton of attention, both RG and RT went to block him. Snap after that, 4 yard run from Matthews... but Dline did a good job not getting pushed back. 3rd down, front gets very good pressure all around.   

4th drive. Ioannidis in the middle, does a good job, but run goes to the right for 5 yards. After the 2nd snap that went to Matthews for the 1st, Kerrigan talking a lot to the Dline right now during TV timeout. Next snap, bootleg, entire front got fooled. Kerrigan with immediate pressure, another snack on the ensuing snap. Just destroying their RT. 3rd down, Kerrigan stunts to the middle, gets pressure again. We're very exotic in terms of blitzing today, a bit surprising considering Wentz came into the game having some of the best numbers against the blitz in the league.  

Dline 2nd Half

1st drive. Baker, Hood and RJF come out to start again. Murphy out there with Kerrigan. 1st snap, RJF up the field quick and forces Sproles to cut, but he gets past LOS anyway for a 7 yard gain. Play after the next one, Kerrigan once again with the quick pressure, but Wentz gets it off for a big gain. Next play, Eagles Oline handles our front and convert a third and short. Next play, Chris Baker does a great job shielding off his block, finding the RB and making a tackle for no gain. 3rd down, they get great pressure on Wentz again who makes an awesome play... but it gets called back for illegal block in the back. 

2nd drive. Jenkins, Ioannidis and RJF out there to start. Preston Smith and Trent Murphy outside. Kerrigan getting a breather, hopefully the Eagles don't take advantage as he's been absolutely killing it. 1st snap, Dline does a decent job not getting pushed back, but no penetration either allowing a 5 yard gain. Next snap, Ioannidis gets double teamed and destroyed, Matthews gets the 1st. Next play, Ioannidis takes a bad angle to rush, gets washed out of the play easy. Not good back to back from Iaonnidis, who's had a good game thus far. Ensuing play, no one gets pressure, Wentz goes deep for huge play on 3rd and 20 to Matthews. Play after the next, Hood does a great job reading Wentz and deflecting the pass.   

3rd drive. Only two linemen, Jenkins and RJF out there. And, of course, 22 yard gain for Matthews. Ensuing play, they do a great job and make me eat my words :ols: . Especially RJF, forcing Matthews back inside and Jenkins also generating a holding call. Next two plays, they're getting pressure but Wentz finding guys in the middle of defense. Next play, Dline does a good job penetrating but Sproles makes it to the edge for another first down. Ensuing play, not a good pass rush from Hood, Baker, Kerrigan and Smith, but Ertz drops the pass. Eagles settle for FG.    

4th drive. On 3rd play, Murphy does an awesome job spinning and getting to Wentz, forcing an inaccurate pass. Next play, Hood and Kerrigan do a good job winning their matchups and stopping the run. Huge 3rd down, Baker does a great job and gets quick pressure, but Wentz makes him miss and hits Matthews for a huge conversion. Next play, RJF gets held so embarrassingly bad and STILL sacks Wentz. Huge play, but what the refs? No call!?

Big 3rd down and 15. My man Preston Smith with the initial pressure and sack off an inside stunt! Murphy with the assist! Love to see our two young'ns finish the game that way! 

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:1386:Photos (by Spaceman Spiff):1386:

 

TK

Week 6 League Leaders

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Redskins Offense
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in percentage of 3-and-out drives (7.5%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in total pass completions (130)

»» Ranks second in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in pass completions per game (26.0)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and NFL in percentage of second down plays converted for first downs (40.0%)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in receptions per game (26.0)
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in pass completions of 20+ yards (19)

»» Ranks third in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in receiving targets (188)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth NFL in yards per pass attempt (7.91)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in receiving yards (1463)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in percentage of rushes gaining 10+ yards (12.9%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in percentage of rushes gaining 4+ yards (45.9%)
»» Ranks third in the NFC and third in the NFL in percentage of first down passing plays gaining 4+ yards (62.0%)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average yards gained on first down (6.28)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in receiving yards per game (292.6)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in passing yards per game (287.0)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC in receiving targets per game (37.6)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in total yards per play (5.98)
»» Ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in pass completions for first downs (57)
»» Ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in percentage of rushes resulting in a first down (25.9%)
»» Ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for eighth in the NFL in pass attempts per game (38.6)
»» Ranks tied for fourth in NFC and NFL in pass completions for first downs made (69)
»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and NFL in average yards to go on second down (7.57)

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and NFL in percentage of first down plays gaining 4+ yards (53.5%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in percentage of receptions for first downs (56.4%)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in average receiving yards at catch (9.1)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in yards after catch (635)
»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in passing yards at catch (828)
»» Ranks tied for fifth in the NFC tied for fifth in the NFL in pass attempts (193)

»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in 3rd-and-long conversion percentage (40.0%)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in percentage of pass completions (67.4%)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in percentage of pass completions resulting in a first down (67.4%)
»» Ranks sixth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in air yards (669)

»» Ranks seventh in the NFC in average rushing yards per play (4.11)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC and NFL in passing yards per play (7.24)

»» Ranks eighth in the NFC and passing yards per attempt (7.58)
»» Ranks seventh in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in percentage of 3rd-and-10+ conversions (28.6%)
»» Ranks eighth in the NFC and NFL in percentage of 3rd-and-long conversions (33.3%)


Redskins Defense
 »» Ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in total tackles (334)
 »» Ranks first in the NFC and tied for first in the NFL in fumbles forced (8)

 »» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in assisted tackles (109)
 »» Ranks second in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in average yards after catch allowed per reception (6.4)
 »» Ranks second in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in yards after catch allowed (453)                                                                                                                                    »» Ranks tied for second in percentage of opponent 3rd-and-medium conversions (25.0%)

 »» Ranks third in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in tackles for loss (29)
 »» Ranks tied for third in the NFC and NFL in solo tackles (225)

 »» Ranks fifth in the NFC in passes defensed (24)
 »» Ranks tied for fifth in the NFC and ninth in the NFL in sacks per pass attempt (7.46)

 »» Ranks eighth in the NFC in longest interception return (26)
 »» Ranks eighth in the NFC in interception rate (2.08%)
 »» Ranks eighth in the NFC in interception yards (29)


Redskins Special Teams
»» Ranks first in the NFC and tied for first in the NFL in field goals made (13)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and tied for first in the NFL in field goal attempts (14)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and third NFL in percentage of kickoffs for touchbacks (79.3%)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (24.3)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average starting line position after kickoff (27.6)
»» Ranks first in the NFC and NFL in total punt return yards (194)

»» Ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in kickoffs for touchbacks (23)
»» Ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in kickoff yards (1872)
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and NFL for longest punt return (85)
»» Ranks tied for second in the NFC and first in the NFL in percentage of kickoff returns for 20+ yards (83.3%)

»» Ranks fourth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in average starting field position (30.3)

»» Ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in field goal percentage made (92.9%)

»» Ranks eighth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in average kickoff return yards (64.6)

Redskins Players
»» Will Compton ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in assisted tackles (22)
»» Compton ranks tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for eighth in the NFL in total tackles (45)

»» Kirk Cousins ranks first in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in pass completions (129)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC fourth in the NFL in pass completions for first downs (68)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and sixth NFL in passing yards (1432)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in passing yards (1432)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in pass completions per game (25.8)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL for pass completions resulting in a first-down (68)
»» Cousins ranks second in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in pass attempts (192)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC sixth in the NFL for pass completions of 25+ yards (12)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in passing yards at catch (800)
»» Cousins ranks third in the NFC and tied for eighth in the NFL in pass attempts per game (38.4)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in yards after catch by a QB (632)
»» Cousins ranks fourth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in passing yards per game (286.4)
»» Cousins ranks fifth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in passing yards per game (286.4)
»» Cousins ranks seventh in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in pass completion percentage (67.2%)

»» Jamison Crowder ranks first in the NFC and NFL in average punt return yards (27.7)
»» Crowder ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in longest punt return (85)
»» Crowder ranks first in the NFC and NFL in punt return yards (194)

»» Vernon Davis ranks second in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in average yards after catch amongst tight ends (6.2)
»» Davis ranks eighth in the NFC in longest reception amongst tight ends (32)

»» Mason Foster ranks tied for eighth in the NFC in total tackles (41)

»» Dustin Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and tied for first NFL in field goals made (13)
»» Hopkins ranks first in the NFC and tied for first NFL in field goals attempted (14)
»» Hopkins ranks second in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in touchbacks on kickoffs (28)
»» Hopkins ranks fifth in the NFC and seventh in the NFL in field goal percentage (92.9%)

»» DeSean Jackson ranks tied for second in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in 25+ yard receptions (6)

»» Matt Jones ranks fifth in the NFC in total rushing yards (298)
»» Jones ranks sixth in the NFC in rushing attempts (73)
»» Jones ranks seventh in the NFC in rush attempts per game (14.6)

»» Trent Murphy ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in sacks (4.5)

»» Josh Norman ranks second in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in passes defensed (8)

»» Jordan Reed ranks first in the NFC and NFL in receptions amongst tight ends (33)
»» Reed ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in receptions (33)
»» Reed ranks tied first in the NFC and tied for fifth in the NFL in receptions per game (6.6)
»» Reed ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL in receptions per game amongst tight ends (6.6)
»» Reed ranks tied for first in the NFC and NFL for receptions resulting in a first down amongst tight ends (16)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards amongst tight ends (316)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and NFL in targets amongst tight ends (46)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and NFL in targets per game amongst tight ends (10.6)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and third in the NFL in yards after catch amongst tight ends (121)
»» Reed ranks second in the NFC and NFL in receptions resulting in a first down amongst tight ends (18)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and NFL in receiving yards per game amongst tight ends (63.2)
»» Reed ranks third in the NFC and NFL in yards at catch amongst tight ends (195)
»» Reed ranks tied for third in the NFC and NFL in first-down receptions amongst tight ends (7)
»» Reed ranks fifth in the NFC in receiving targets (46)

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