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    • Skins vs. Eagles 2016: Game Notes


      • The Washington Redskins earned their fourth consecutive victory with a 27-20 win against the Philadelphia Eagles in front of an announced crowd of 78,934 people at FedExField on Sunday.
      • The Redskins’ four consecutive victories represent their first four-game winning streak since the final four games of the 2015 regular season.
      • The Redskins are now 4-2 through six games for the first time since 2008.
      • The Redskins held the Eagles to 239 yards, the fewest allowed by the Redskins since holding St. Louis to 213 yards in Week 2 of the 2015 season. The Redskins also held the Eagles to 94 rushing yards, snapping a streak of five consecutive games allowing 100-plus rushing yards this season.
      • The Redskins have now held three consecutive opponents to 20 or fewer points in a single season for the first time since Weeks 3-6 of the 2011 season.
      • The Redskins held the Eagles without an offensive touchdown. The Redskins’ defense has not allowed an offensive touchdown in seven consecutive quarters and has allowed only one in its last 10 quarters of play.
      • The Redskins gained a season-high 493 yards, the team’s most since accruing 510 yards vs. New Orleans in Week 10 of the 2015 season.
      • The Redskins tallied 230 rushing yards, the team’s largest rushing total since Week 17 of the 2012 season vs. Dallas (274).
      • The Redskins have now exceeded 300 yards of offense in 10 consecutive regular season games, dating back to last season, for the first time since Weeks 1-11 in 2014.
      • The Redskins recorded five sacks, the team’s most since its last meeting with Philadelphia in Week 16 of the 2015 season.
      • Running back Matt Jones recorded a career-high 135 yards on 16 carries with one touchdown.
      • Jones tied his single-season career high (three in 2015) with his third rushing touchdown of the season on a one-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
      • Jones’ 135 rushing yards were the most by a member of the Redskins since Alfred Morris posted 139 yards at Minnesota on Nov. 7, 2013.
      • Jones sealed the victory with a career-long 57-yard run on the game’s final drive.
      • Running back Robert Kelley gained 59 rushing yards and running back Chris Thompson added 37 rushing yards.
      • Kelley recorded a career-long 45-yard run in the second quarter, which had been the Redskins’ longest run of the season until Jones’ 57-yarder later in the game.
      • Kelley’s 45-yard run was the longest by a Redskins rookie since Robert Griffin III’s 46-yard run against the New York Giants on Dec. 3, 2012.
      • Quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 18-of-34 passes for 263 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.
      • Cousins has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 21 of 22 regular season games since assuming the starting role prior to the 2015 season, including each of the last five games dating back to Week 2.
      • Wide receiver Jamison Crowder set a new single-season career high with his third receiving touchdown of the season on a 16-yard pass from Cousins.
      • Tight end Vernon Davis, a native of Washington, D.C., recorded his first receiving touchdown as a member of the Redskins on a 13-yard pass from Cousins.
      • On the touchdown to Davis, Cousins recorded his 56th career touchdown pass, passing Jason Campbell (55) for seventh-most career passing touchdowns in team history.
      • The receiving touchdown was the 56th of Davis’ career. He remains seventh on the NFL’s all-time receiving touchdowns list by tight ends.
      • The touchdown was Davis’ first since Week 1 of the 2014 season as a member of the San Francisco 49ers.
      • Davis later added a 37-yard reception in the fourth quarter, his longest since a 43-yard catch in Week 2 of the 2015 season with the 49ers.
      • Wide receiver Pierre Garçon posted a season high in receiving yards (77) on six receptions.
      • Garçon extended his streak of consecutive regular season games played with a reception to 93 (including all 64 games played with Washington), the sixth-longest active streak in the NFL.
      • Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan recorded 2.0 sacks, marking his ninth career multi-sack game and his first multi-sack game since Week 12 of the 2015 season against the New York Giants.
      • Kerrigan recorded his 86th consecutive start. He entered the game tied for third-most among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
      • Safety Will Blackmon recorded a sack of Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz on the game’s first play from scrimmage, his first sack of the season and his second as a member of the Redskins.
      • Linebacker Trent Murphy split a sack with linebacker Preston Smith. Murphy has now recorded at least half a sack in five straight contests for the first time in his career.
      • Defensive end Ricky Jean Francois posted his first full sack of the season on the Eagles’ final drive, his first since the team’s last meeting with the Eagles in Week 16 of the 2015 season.
      • The Redskins have now earned four consecutive victories against the Eagles, their first four-game winning streak in the series since the 1985-87 seasons.
      • The Redskins secured their first three-game home winning streak vs. Philadelphia since the 1997-99 seasons.
      • The Redskins are now 85-73-5 all-time against the Eagles, including an 84-73-5 mark in regular season play. The Redskins’ 85 all-time wins against the Eagles are their most against any opponent.
      • The Redskins evened their home record this season at 2-2.
      • The Redskins improved to 2-1 in NFC East play this season.
      • The Redskins outgained the Eagles in the first half, 285-41. The 244-yard differential in the first half was the Redskins’ largest in their favor in records available dating back to 1991.
      • The Redskins rushed for 126 yards in the first half, the team’s first 100-yard rushing performance in a first half since Week 10 of the 2015 season vs. New Orleans (122).
      • The Redskins ran 39 consecutive plays from scrimmage across the second and third quarters without Philadelphia running an offensive play (excluding a Wentz kneeldown to end the first half). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the first such streak of 35-plus plays (excluding kneeldowns) in the last 25 years. Prior to Sunday, the last such streak of 30-plus plays was a 34-play stretch by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Dec. 17, 2006.
      • The game marked the second straight week in which the Redskins faced a defense ranked in the Top 2 in yards per game. The Ravens entered their Week 5 game against the Redskins as the No. 1 defense in the NFL; the Eagles entered Week 6 as the league’s No. 2-ranked defense.
      This article was originally published in forum thread: Skins vs. Eagles 2016: Game Notes started by Boone View original post
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