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    • Game Notes: Redskins vs. Eagles

      December 20, 2014
      FedExField

      Game Notes: Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles

      • The Washington Redskins snapped a six-game losing streak with a 27-24 victory against the Philadelphia Eagles in front of an announced crowd of 78,897 people at FedExField on Saturday.
      • The Redskins recorded their 82nd all-time win against the Eagles, their most against any opponent. The win was the Redskins’ first against the Eagles since Dec. 23, 2012.
      • Kicker Kai Forbath converted a 26-yard field goal attempt with five seconds remaining for his third game-winning field goal of the season and the fourth game-winning field goal of his career.
      • Wide receiver DeSean Jackson earned his first victory against his former team and recorded four receptions for 126 yards (31.5 avg.).
      • With a 51-yard reception on his second catch of the game, Jackson surpassed 1,000 receiving yards on the season to post the 28th 1,000-yard receiving season in team history.
      • Jackson is the fifth member of the Redskins to post 1,000 receiving yards in his first season in Washington (Bobby Mitchell in 1962, Henry Ellard in 1994, Laveranues Coles in 2003 and Santana Moss in 2005).
      • The 1,000-yard receiving season is the fourth of Jackson’s career.
      • Jackson registered his sixth 100-yard receiving game this season. His six 100-yard games in a single season by a Redskins receiver mark for the fourth time since 1960 (Bobby Mitchell, 7 in 1962 and 6 in 1963; Art Monk, 6 in 1985).
      • Jackson now has 26 career 100-yard receiving games since entering the league in 2008, tied for fifth-most in the NFL (Vincent Jackson) in that time frame.
      • The Redskins have eight 100-yard receiving performances by individuals this season (six by Jackson, one by Pierre Garçon and one by tight end Jordan Reed), the team’s most in a single season since 1999 (five by Michael Westbrook, four by Albert Connell).
      • Jackson added a 55-yard reception in the third quarter and has recorded seven receptions of 50-plus yards this season, the most by any member of the Redskins in records dating back to 2000.
      • Jackson tied Philadelphia’s Jeremy Maclin for the most receptions of 50-plus yards this season (seven). Jackson now has 29 receptions of 50-plus yards of his career since entering the league in 2008, the most in the NFL in that time frame.
      • In two games against his former team this season, Jackson caught nine passes for 243 yards (27.0 avg.) with one touchdown.
      • On the first play following Jackson’s 51-yard gain in the first quarter, running back Alfred Morris scored the 28th rushing touchdown of his career and his eighth of the season on a 28-yard scoring run.
      • Morris finished the game with 83 rushing yards on 21 carries, breaking the 1,000-yard mark on the season with the effort.
      • Morris became only the fourth player in Redskins history to post three career 1,000-yard rushing seasons with the Redskins (Clinton Portis, 4; John Riggins, 4; Stephen Davis, 3).
      • Morris joined Stephen Davis (1999-2001) as the only players in Redskins history to rush for 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. He is the only player in Redskins history to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his first three NFL seasons.
      • Morris became the second NFL player with 1,000 rushing yards in each of the last three seasons (Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch).
      • Morris’ 1,000-yard rushing season is the 25th in team history.
      • With the victory on a 20-carry night, the Redskins are now 12-7 when Morris records 20 or more rushing attempts.
      • Fullback Darrel Young, the team’s 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year, scored two rushing touchdowns and set a new career high with five total touchdowns this season. Young’s previous high was four touchdowns, set last season.
      • Young scored on two one-yard touchdown runs in the third quarter, recording his second career game with multiple rushing touchdowns and his first since a three-touchdown effort in Week 9 vs. San Diego last season.
      • Young became only the third NFL player since the 1970 merger to finish a game with two touchdowns on two carries with only two rushing yards, joining Cleveland’s Brian Sipe (Nov. 3, 1974) and Philadelphia’s Norm Snead (Nov. 23, 1970).
      • Young tied his career high with three rushing touchdowns this season among his seven career rushing touchdowns.
      • Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan ended the Eagles’ first drive on a sack/fumble that he recovered.
      • Kerrigan improved upon his career-high sack total this season to 13.5 with the sack, tying Ken Harvey (13.5 in 1994) and Dexter Manley (13.5 in 1984) for fourth in team history. Kerrigan tied Harvey for the most sacks by a Redskins linebacker in a single season.
      • Kerrigan has now notched a full sack in five consecutive games for the first time in his career, becoming the first member of the Redskins to record accomplish the feat since Fred Stokes in Weeks 1-5 of the 1991 season.
      • The forced fumble was the 15th of Kerrigan’s career, the second-most of any NFL player since he entered the league in 2011 (Charles Tillman – 17).
      • The fumble recovery was the second of Kerrigan’s career. His other career fumble recovery also came at home against Philadelphia on Nov. 18, 2012.
      • The takeaway was the Redskins’ first on an opponent’s opening drive since Nov. 7, 2013 at Minnesota.
      • The Redskins have forced turnovers on the Eagles’ first drive of the game in Philadelphia’s last three trips to FedExField (interception in 2012, fumbles in 2013 and 2014).
      • Quarterback Robert Griffin III started the game and completed 16-of-23 passes for 220 yards.
      • With his first pass attempt, Griffin III became the 11th player to record 1,000 career pass attempts with the Redskins, joining Joe Theismann (3,602), Sonny Jurgensen (3,155), Sammy Baugh (2,995), Mark Rypien (2,207), Billy Kilmer (1,791), Jason Campbell (1,637), Gus Frerotte (1,422), Eddie LeBaron (1,104), Norm Snead (1,092) and Jay Schroeder (1,017).
      • Griffin III (1,022) moved past Schroeder (1,017) into 10th in team history in career pass attempts.
      • With a 61-yard completion last week and a 51-yard completion on Sunday, Griffin III posted 50-yard completions in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 11-12 of the 2012 season.
      • Cornerback Bashaud Breeland recorded his second interception of the season, picking off Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez in the fourth quarter to set up the Redskins’ game-winning drive.
      • Linebacker Jackson Jeffcoat recorded his first career sack, dropping Sanchez for a two-yard loss in the second quarter.
      • Linebacker Trevardo Williams added his first career sack later the quarter, tackling Sanchez for a loss of five.
      • The Redskins played their 48th Saturday game of all-time and played their first Saturday game since Dec. 24, 2011.
      • The Redskins evened their all-time record in Saturday games at 24-24. They earned their first Saturday victory since a Wild Card win at Tampa Bay on Jan. 7, 2006. It was their first regular season Saturday win since defeating the New York Giants on Dec. 24, 2005.
      • The Saturday game was the fifth in the series history of the Redskins and Eagles including postseason play. The Redskins are now 3-2 in Saturday games against the Eagles.
      • The Redskins scored three rushing touchdowns, the team’s most since Week 2 vs. Jacksonville (three).
      • The Redskins had a season-low 15 penalty yards on a season-low-tying three penalties.
      This article was originally published in forum thread: Game Notes: Redskins vs. Eagles started by Boone View original post
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