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    • Game Notes: Skins vs. Giants 2015

      Game Notes: Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants

      • The Washington Redskins defeated the New York Giants, 20-14, in front of an announced crowd of 77,367 people at FedExField on Sunday.
      • With five regular season games remaining, the Redskins have already surpassed their win total from a season ago (four).
      • The Redskins extended their home winning streak to five games for the first time since 2004-05 seasons (Week 17 in 2004, Weeks 1-9 in 2005). The five-game regular season home winning streak is the team’s first in a single season since winning their first six home games in Weeks 1-11 in the team’s most recent Super Bowl title season in 1991.
      • The Redskins improved to 5-1 at home this season, solidifying a 5-1 record through the first six home games of a season for the first time since 1992.
      • The Redskins improved to 2-1 in NFC East play this season and have won against consecutive NFC East opponents (Week 4 vs. Philadelphia, Week 12 vs. New York) for the first time since 2012.
      • The Redskins held a 17-0 halftime lead, marking the third time this season the Redskins had held an opponent scoreless in the first half (Week 2 vs. St. Louis and Week 4 vs. Philadelphia). The last time the Redskins held opponents scoreless in the first halves of three games in a single season was during the team’s 1991 Super Bowl-winning campaign.
      • The Redskins recorded three takeaways, their sixth multi-takeaway game this season.
      • All three takeaways came on interceptions of Giants quarterback Eli Manning. Prior to Sunday, Manning had been intercepted only six times through 10 games this season.
      • The Redskins registered their first three-interception game since Oct. 27, 2013 at Denver.
      • Quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 20-of-29 passes for 302 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions for a passer rating of 114.4.
      • During the Redskins’ current five-game home winning streak, Cousins has completed 127-of-167 passes (76.0 percent) for 1,436 yards with 10 touchdowns and zero interceptions for a passer rating of 121.2.
      • Cousins extended his career-high number of 300-yard passing games this season to four, becoming the first Redskins quarterback with four 300-yard passing performances in a season since Brad Johnson in 1999.
      • Including 300-yard performances at home vs. Tampa Bay in Week 7 and vs. New Orleans in Week 10, Cousins became the first Redskins quarterback since at least 1960 to record 300-yard passing performances in three consecutive home games.
      • In the second quarter, Cousins connected with wide receiver DeSean Jackson for a 63-yard touchdown pass.
      • Cousins’ extended his career-best streak of games with a touchdown pass this season to 11 games. He is the first Redskins quarterback to open a season with a touchdown pass in 11 consecutive games since Pro Football Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen in 1967.
      • The passing touchdown was Cousins’ 16th of the season and the 34th of his career.
      • With the touchdown, Cousins tied Patrick Ramsey (34) for 14th on the team’s list for career passing touchdowns.
      • The receiving touchdown was the second of the season for Jackson and 40th of his career. Jackson became the 28th active player to reach 40 career touchdown receptions.
      • With the touchdown, Jackson (23) moved past Joey Galloway (22) into sole possession of fifth-most total touchdowns of 50 yards or more since the 1970 merger.
      • The touchdown was Jackson’s 19th career total touchdown of 60 yards or more, tied with Lance Alworth for fourth-most all-time. He now trails only Jerry Rice (23), Devin Hester (20) and Bobby Mitchell (20) in total touchdowns of 60 yards or more all-time.
      • Jackson now has 32 career receptions of 50 yards or more, the most by any NFL receiver since he entered the league in 2008.
      • Jackson has now recorded a touchdown of 50 yards or more in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 5-6 last season.
      • The 63-yard touchdown pass from Cousins to Jackson was the entirety of a one-play, 63-yard scoring drive. It was the Redskins’ first one-play touchdown drive since Cousins and Jackson connected for an 81-yard touchdown in Week 3 at Philadelphia last season.
      • Cousins’ recorded his third rushing touchdown of the season and his career on a one-yard plunge in the second quarter. It was his first rushing touchdown since Week 7 vs. Tampa Bay.
      • With 12 completions in the first half, Cousins became the 14th quarterback to record 500 career completions with the Redskins.
      • With a 10-yard reception in the second quarter, wide receiver Pierre Garçon recorded his 273rd all-time reception as a member of the Redskins, moving him past Hugh Taylor (272) into the Top 10 in career receptions in team history.
      • Tight end Jordan Reed established new career highs for receptions (55) and receiving yards (541) in a single season after compiling team highs in receptions (eight) and receiving yards (98) on Sunday.
      • With a second quarter sack of Manning, linebacker Ryan Kerrigan moved into a tie for third place in sacks in franchise history since the NFL made sacks an official statistic in 1982 (43.5, Monte Coleman). He later moved into sole possession of third place with a third-quarter sack of Manning.
      • Kerrigan now has two games this season with 2.0 or more sacks (Week 5 at Atlanta). He has eight career games with 2.0 or more sacks, tied for fourth-most by a member of the Redskins since 1982.
      • Linebacker Perry Riley, Jr. recorded his career-high second interception of the season, picking off Manning on New York’s opening drive.
      • Riley’s interception marked the second time this season the Redskins have recorded an interception on an opponent’s opening drive (Trenton Robinson, Week 5 at Atlanta).
      • On the Giants’ second possession, cornerback Will Blackmon intercepted Manning, recording his first interception as a member of the Redskins. It marked the second interception of his career.
      • The Redskins recorded two first-quarter interceptions for the first time since Dec. 30, 2012 vs. Dallas. That game also marked the last time the Redskins had recorded interceptions on their opponent’s first two possessions in a game (Richard Crawford and Josh Wilson).
      • The Redskins recorded takeaways on an opponent’s first two possessions for the first time since Nov. 30, 2014 at Indianapolis (Ryan Kerrigan fumble recovery and Ryan Clark interception).
      • Rookie cornerback Quinton Dunbar recorded his first career interception, picking off Manning in the end zone in the third quarter. Dunbar transitioned to cornerback in training camp after signing with the team as a college free agent receiver out of Florida.
      • Dunbar registered a career-high three passes defensed.
      • Cornerback Bashaud Breeland tied his career high with four passes defensed, marking the second time this season and the third time in his career Breeland has notched four passes defensed in a single game.
      • Running back Alfred Morris recorded 78 rushing yards on 23 carries. With the effort, Morris (1,011) moved past Earnest Byner (990) for sixth-most rushing attempts in team history.
      • In the second half, Morris surpassed 1,000 career rushing attempts, becoming only the sixth player to record 1,000 carries with the Redskins (John Riggins, Clinton Portis, Larry Brown, Stephen Davis and Terry Allen).
      • Running back Matt Jones recorded a 45-yard reception in the second quarter. Including a 78-yard touchdown reception in Week 10, Jones is the first Redskins running back since at least 1994 to record a reception of 45 yards or more in multiple games in a single season.
      • With the long gains by Jackson and Jones, the Redskins posted multiple receptions of 45 yards or more in a single game for the first time since Week 17 vs. Dallas last season.
      • Defensive lineman Chris Baker increased his career-high sack total this season to five with a sack of Manning in the fourth quarter.
      • The Redskins opened the game’s scoring with a 42-yard field goal by Dustin Hopkins in the second quarter, marking the seventh time in 11 games this season the Redskins have scored first. The Redskins are now 4-3 this season when scoring first.
      • Punter Tress Way recorded a 60-yard punt in the third quarter, his longest since a 63-yarder in Week 4 vs. Philadelphia.
      • Way had three punts downed inside the 20 and has now had three punts downed inside the 20 in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 12-13 last season.
      • Wide receiver Jamison Crowder recorded a career-long 16-yard punt return in the third quarter.
      • The Redskins allowed a 300-yard passer for the first time this season. They entered Week 12 as one of only two NFL teams to have not allowed a 300-yard passer this year.
      • The Redskins possessed the ball for 36:00 of gameplay, the team’s longest time of possession since Week 4 vs. Philadelphia (41:08). Washington has held the ball for 36 minutes or more in four games this season.
      • The Redskins won a replay challenge in the first quarter, improving the Redskins to 3-of-4 on challenges this season.
      • The win marked the Redskins’ 597th all-time victory, including postseason play.
      • The victory was the Redskins’ 66th all-time win against the Giants, including postseason play. The team’s 66 all-time wins against the Giants are the third-most against any opponent in franchise history.
      • The Redskins snapped a five-game losing streak against the Giants and earned their first victory against the Giants since Dec. 3, 2012.
      • The game was the 168th overall meeting between the Redskins and Giants. The Giants are the Redskins’ most-played opponent.


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