REDSKINS-CHIEFS GAME NOTES

· The Washington Redskins fell to the Kansas City Chiefs, 29-20, in front of an announced crowd of 74,587 people at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday.

· The game evened the Redskins’ record this season at 2-2 and leveled their record against AFC competition this year at 1-1.

· The Redskins recorded four sacks and have now posted four or more sacks in consecutive games for the first time since a three-game span in Weeks 15-17 of the 2015 season.

· The Redskins recorded a sack on the Chiefs’ first play from scrimmage. The Redskins have recorded a sack in 28 consecutive regular season games, dating back to 2015. Washington’s active streak of 28 games ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL (Cincinnati, 33).

· The Redskins now have 12 sacks this season, tied for the most in the NFC. The 12 sacks are the team’s most in a season through four games since 2013 (15).

· The Redskins’ offense held the Chiefs without a sack. It marked the Redskins’ first game holding an opponent without a sack since Week 16 of the 2016 season at Chicago.

· The Redskins rushed for 111 yards and have now eclipsed 100 rushing yards in three consecutive games for the first time since a five-game stretch in Weeks 6-11 of the 2016 season.

· Quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 14-of-24 passes for 220 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a passer rating of 116.7.

· Cousins also set career highs in rushing attempts (seven) and rushing yards (38).

· Cousins has now thrown zero interceptions in three consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 10-12 of the 2016 season.

· Cousins has now thrown 90 consecutive pass attempts without an interception, dating back to Week 1.

· Including a 150.7 rating last week, Cousins has now exceeded a 115.0 passer rating in consecutive contests for the first time since Weeks 11-12 of the 2016 season.

· Cousins started his 36th consecutive regular season game for the Redskins, already the third-longest streak by a Redskins quarterback since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger behind Joe Theismann (60 from 1980-84) and Mark Rypien (41 from 1990-93).

· Cousins connected with wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr. on a 44-yard touchdown pass on the game’s opening drive.

· The receiving touchdown was the fifth of Pryor’s career and his first as a member of the Redskins.

· The receiving touchdown was the longest of Pryor’s career and his longest touchdown of any kind since a 93-yard rushing touchdown on Oct. 27, 2013, as quarterback of the Oakland Raiders.

· With the touchdown pass from Cousins to Pryor, the Redskins have now scored an opening-drive touchdown in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 8-10 of the 2016 season (including a bye in Week 9).

· Tight end Vernon Davis gained 89 yards on two receptions. His 89 receiving yards were his second-most in a game since joining the Redskins in 2016, trailing only a 93-yard effort in an overtime contest vs. Cincinnati last year.

· On a 69-yard pass from Cousins in the third quarter, Davis moved past Heath Miller (6,569) for the 10th-most career receiving yards by a tight end in NFL history.

· The 69-yard reception was the second-longest of Davis’ career, trailing only a 73-yard reception on Jan. 3, 2010, as a member of the San Francisco 49ers.

· In the third quarter, wide receiver Ryan Grant recorded his second receiving touchdown of the season on a three-yard pass from Cousins.

· Grant has now tied his single-season career high in receiving touchdowns (two in 2015).

· Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan made both his 100th career regular season appearance and his 100th career regular season start.

· Kerrigan became the first member of the Redskins since the 1970 merger to open a career with 100 consecutive starts, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

· Kerrigan’s 100 consecutive regular season starts remain the longest active streak among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.

· Linebacker Preston Smith registered a sack on the Chiefs’ first play from scrimmage.

· Smith has now recorded a sack in four consecutive games for the first time in his career.

· Smith became the first member of the Redskins to post a sack in four straight games since Ryan Kerrigan in Weeks 11-14 of the 2016 season.

· Smith joined Dexter Manley (1985), Charles Mann (1989) and Fred Stokes (1991) as the only Redskins to record a full sack in each of the first four games of a season since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982.

· Defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis was credited with a full sack in the second quarter. Ioannidis has now recorded at least half a sack in three of the Redskins’ first four games.

· Safety D.J. Swearinger was credited with his first sack as a member of the Redskins in the third quarter. The sack was the fourth of Swearinger’s career.

· Defensive lineman Terrell McClain recorded his first sack as a member of the Redskins in the fourth quarter.

· One week after appearing in his 100th career regular season game, tackle Trent Williams earned his 100th career regular season start.

· Kicker Dustin Hopkins converted both of his field goal attempts, making field goals from 19 and 40 yards. Hopkins is now 7-of-9 this season, with his lone two misses coming from 50 or more yards.

· The Redskins made their first of two appearances on ESPN’s Monday Night Football in 2017.

· The Redskins logged their 69th appearance on Monday Night Football since the introduction of the broadcast package in 1970. Entering 2017, the Redskins’ 68 previous appearances were tied for the fifth-most of any franchise.

· The Redskins have now appeared on Monday Night Football in 14 straight seasons, adding to the longest such streak in team history. Entering the year, the Redskins’ 13-season streak of Monday Night Football appearances trailed only the Green Bay Packers (24), Philadelphia Eagles (16) and Dallas Cowboys (14) among active streaks.

· The Redskins and Chiefs faced one another on Monday Night Football for the first time in series history.

· Including facing the Oakland Raiders a week earlier, the Redskins faced AFC West opponents in consecutive weeks for the first time since facing the Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers in back-to-back games in Weeks 8-9 of the 2013 season.





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