Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Game Notes: Washington Redskins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

·          The Redskins earned their first victory of the season on Sunday, defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars by a final margin of 41-10 in front of an announced crowd of 80,037 people at FedExField.
·         The victory snapped a nine-game losing streak dating back to last season.
·         The win was the first in the head coaching career of Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden.
·         The victory pushed Redskins’ head coaches to 16-11-1 all-time in their home debuts.
·         The Redskins’ 31-point margin of victory was the team’s largest since Oct. 7, 2007 vs. Detroit (34-3).
·         The Redskins scored 41 points for the first time since a 45-41 victory against the Chicago Bears on Oct. 20, 2013 last season. The Redskins also held an opponent to 10 points or less for the first time since holding the Philadelphia Eagles to 10 points on Nov. 18, 2012.
·         The Redskins held the Jaguars to 148 net offensive yards, the lowest total by a Redskins’ opponent since Washington held Dallas to Dec. 30, 2007. The Redskins held the Jaguars to 25 rushing yards, the fewest since the Redskins held the Cowboys to one rushing yard in the 2007 game reference above.
·         The Redskins held the Jaguars to 61 net yards in the second half, the fewest second half yards allowed by the team since holding the Oakland Raiders to 39 yards in the second half on Dec. 13, 2009.

·         The Redskins tied a team record with 10 sacks, set previously on Oct. 9, 1977. The 10 sacks are the most by the Redskins in a game since the NFL made sacks an official stat in 1982.
·         The game marked the seventh time since the turn of the century that an NFL team has recorded at least 10 sacks in a game.
·         The Redskins had seven players record at least half a sack for the first time since eight players registered sacks on Sept. 23, 1990 vs. Dallas.
·         Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan tied a team record with four sacks, tying Phillip Daniels (12/18/2005), Ken Harvey (11/23/1997), Dexter Manley (10/2/1988) and Brian Orakpo (12/13/2009).
·         The multi-sack game was the fifth of Kerrigan’s career.
·         Kerrigan eclipsed 25 career sacks with his first sack, dropping Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne in the second quarter.
·         Kerrigan now has 28.5 career sacks, pushing him past Darryl Grant (27) for ninth on the Redskins’ all-time sack list since the stat became official in 1982.
·         With a half-sack in the first quarter, linebacker Brian Orakpo became the fifth member of the Redskins to record 40 career sacks, joining Dexter Manley, Charles Mann, Monte Coleman and Ken Harvey.
·         Defensive end Jason Hatcher recorded his first official sack as a member of the Redskins and finished the game with 1.5 sacks. Hatcher was credited with a sack at Houston in Week 1 that was later ruled by the NFL as a tackle on an aborted play.
·         Linebacker Perry Riley, Jr. posted a career-high 1.5 sacks, the first multi-sack game of his career.
·         Safety Ryan Clark recorded his first partial sack with the Redskins since Nov. 27, 2005 at San Diego, a span of 3,213 days. On the play, linebacker Keenan Robinson also recorded his career first partial sack.
·         Defensive end Frank Kearse recorded his first sack since Dec. 9, 2012 as a member of the Carolina Panthers.
·         Quarterback Kirk Cousins entered in relief and completed 22-of-33 passes of 250 yards with two touchdowns and a 109.4 passer rating. 
·         Cousins completed his first 12 passes, the longest consecutive completion streak of his career. Cousins’ longest career streak for consecutive completions prior to Sunday came in Week 16 last season when he completed 10 consecutive passes vs. Dallas.
·         Running back Alfred Morris rushed for 85 yards on 22 carries. Morris eclipsed the 3,000-yard career rushing mark with his performance, accomplishing the feat in his 34th career game, the fastest in team history. The franchise’s all-time leading rusher, John Riggins, did not break the 3,000-yard mark with Washington until his 38th game with the Redskins.
·         In the second quarter, Morris scored the 21st rushing touchdown of his career. He scored his second rushing touchdown of the day later in the quarter, the 22nd of his career, tying him with Don Bosseler for ninth-most in team history.
·         The multi-touchdown game was the fourth of Morris’ career and his first since Dec. 30, 2012.
·         Morris’ second touchdown was the culmination of a 92-yard drive, the Redskins’ longest scoring drive since a 95-yard scoring drive at Denver on Oct. 27 last season.
·         Tight end Niles Paul caught a two-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter in the midst of recording career highs in receptions (eight) and receiving yards (99).
·         Fullback Darrel Young scored the fifth receiving touchdown of his career and his first of the season on a 20-yard pass from Cousins.
·         The touchdown reception was his first since a 62-yard touchdown reception at Philadelphia on Nov. 17, 2013 last season.
·         The touchdown was the second in as many weeks for Young, who had a one-yard rushing touchdown in Week 1 at Houston. Young has now scored a touchdown in consecutive games for the first time in his career.
·         Wide receiver Andre Roberts recorded a career-long 19-yard rush in the second quarter, beating his previous high of 15 set in 2012 as a member of the Arizona Cardinals.
·         Roberts added a career-long 37-yard punt return in the third quarter. His previous long was 25 yards, set in both the 2010 (Arizona) and 2014 (Washington) seasons.
·         Roberts became the first member of the Redskins since 1999 to post a rush of 15-plus yards, a reception of 15-plus yards and a punt return of 15-plus yards in the same game. Brian Mitchell accomplished the feat on Dec. 5, 1999 at Detroit.
·         Roberts’ seven punt returns in the game were the most since Eric Metcalf vs. Denver on Nov. 18, 2001 (seven).
·         Wide receiver Ryan Grant recorded his first career NFL catch in the first quarter, catching a three-yard pass from Cousins.
·         Grant finished the game with five receptions for 57 receiving yards.
·         Running back Silas Redd, Jr. scored the first rushing touchdown of his career on a 14-yard run in the fourth quarter.
·         Safety Trenton Robinson recorded his first career interception, picking of Henne in the fourth quarter.
·         Kicker Kai Forbath notched his 15th and 16th consecutive successful field goal attempts, converting a 36-yard attempt in the third quarter and a 42-yard attempt in the fourth quarter.
·         Punter Tress Way matched his career high with a 61-yard punt in the first quarter, set last week at Houston in his NFL debut.
·         Way recorded his first career kickoff in the first quarter.
·         The Redskins did not turn the ball over in a game for the first time since Week 17 of the 2012 season vs. Dallas.
·         The Redskins scored 21 first-half points, their most since recording 24 points in the first half at Minnesota last season. In those two quarters, the Redskins recorded 308 net yards, the team’s most in a first half since Week 15 last season at Atlanta (320).
·         The Redskins’ 21-point lead in the second quarter was the team’s largest first-half lead since leading the Dallas Cowboys, 28-3 (25 points), on Thanksgiving Day in 2012.
·         The Redskins extended their NFL-best sellout streak to 386 games, including postseason play. The Redskins have sold out all 139 regular season and postseason games at FedExField.
·         The Redskins improved to 48-32-3 all-time in home openers, including a 30-15 record in home openers since the 1970 merger.
·         The Redskins are now 5-1 all-time against the Jaguars.
·         The win improved the Redskins to 1-1 against the AFC South this season. The Redskins are 8-6 against AFC South opponents since divisional realignment in 2002.
·         The Redskins are now 5-3 against AFC squads in their last eight meetings.
·         The Redskins opened their home slate in Week 2 for the first time since 2009. The Redskins have won their last three Week 2 home openers (2008, 2009 and 2014).

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