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    • Game Notes: Redskins at Colts

      November 30, 2014
      Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis

      Game Notes: Washington Redskins at Indianapolis Colts

      · The Washington Redskins fell to the Indianapolis Colts, 49-27, in front of an announced crowd of 65,352 people at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday.

      · Quarterback Colt McCoy started his second game of the season and completed 31-of-47 passes with a passer rating of 113.1 and set career highs in passing yards (392) and passing touchdowns (three).

      · McCoy’s 113.1 passer rating was the highest by a Redskins quarterback since Week 10 of the 2013 season (Robert Griffin III – 114.8).

      · The 300-yard passing effort was the second of McCoy’s career and his first since Oct. 2, 2011 vs. Tennessee as a member of the Cleveland Browns.

      · McCoy now has 25 career passing touchdowns, including four this season.

      · McCoy’s 31 completions were the most by a Redskins quarterback since Robert Griffin III completed 32 passes vs. Detroit in Week 3 last season.

      · Tight end Jordan Reed tied his career high in receptions (nine) and posted a season-high 123 yards. His previous career high in each category came in Week 7 last season vs. Chicago (nine receptions for 134 yards).

      · Reed recorded a season-long 29-yard gain in the third quarter, surpassing his previous long of 22 yards vs. Tennessee in Week 7. He then surpassed that with a 30-yard gain in the fourth quarter.

      · The Redskins recorded takeaways on the first two possessions of a game for the first time since recording interceptions against the Dallas Cowboys on the Cowboys’ first two drives on Dec. 30, 2012.

      · The Redskins registered three takeaways and have reached the three-takeaway mark in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 11-12 of the 2012 season.

      · The Redskins recorded three takeaways in the first half for the first time since Week 11 of the 2012 season vs. Philadelphia.

      · Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, an Indiana native, recorded a sack to establish a new single-season career high (9.5).

      · On the game’s first play from scrimmage, Kerrigan registered a sack and forced fumble on Colts quarterback Andrew Luck that was recovered by defensive end Jason Hatcher.

      · The forced fumble was the 13th of Kerrigan’s career, tying him with Ken Harvey for the most by a member of the Redskins since 1994.

      · The sack tied Kerrigan with Andre Carter for the seventh-most sacks in Redskins history (34.0).

      · Kerrigan now has sacks in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 4-5 earlier this season.

      · The fumble recovery was the fifth of Hatcher’s career and his first as a member of the Redskins.

      · The takeaway was the first by the Redskins on an opponent’s opening drive since recording an interception against the Minnesota Vikings in the teams’ Week 10 meeting last season.

      · On the Colts’ second possession, safety Ryan Clark recorded his 16th career interception and his first of the season.

      · The interception was Clark’s fourth as a member of the Redskins and his first with the team since Week 17 of the 2005 season at Philadelphia.

      · Clark later added his eighth career fumble recovery – his second of the season – in the second quarter. The fumble was forced by linebacker Perry Riley, Jr., his first of the season and the second of his career.

      · Clark recorded an interception and fumble recovery in the same game for the first time in his 173-game regular season career.

      · Clark now has at least one interception in seven straight seasons and in nine of his last 10.

      · Wide receiver Pierre Garçon surpassed 5,000 career receiving yards during the contest (5,005).

      · Wide receiver DeSean Jackson recorded his 400th career reception in the third quarter on an 18-yard pass from McCoy. Later in the quarter, he surpassed 7,000 career receiving yards on an 11-yard pass from McCoy and now has 7,059 yards for his career.

      · Jackson recorded a 42-yard touchdown reception from McCoy in the third quarter, the 37th of Jackson’s career and his fifth of the season.

      · The 40-plus-yard reception was Jackson’s NFL-best 10th of the season.

      · Running back Roy Helu, Jr. recorded his career-high second receiving touchdown of the season in the second quarter on a 21-yard pass from McCoy.

      · The Redskins now have four receiving touchdowns by backs this season (two by Helu, Jr. and two by fullback Darrel Young), the team’s most since recording five in 2010 (Keiland Williams, 2; Ryan Torain, 2; Young, 1).

      · Helu, Jr. gained 61 yards on four receptions and now has a career-high 436 receiving yards this season, surpassing the 379 receiving yards he accrued during his rookie season in 2011.

      · Tight end Logan Paulsen scored on a 16-yard touchdown reception from McCoy in the third quarter.

      · The touchdown reception was Paulsen’s sixth of his career and his first since Week 14 last season.

      · Wide receiver Santana Moss recorded his first reception of the season in the second quarter, gaining 13 yards.

      · Running back Alfred Morris caught three passes for 16 yards and added to career highs in receptions (14) and receiving yards (125) this season.

      · Linebacker Steve Beauharnais made his Redskins debut.
      This article was originally published in forum thread: Game Notes: Redskins at Colts started by Boone View original post
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