Nov. 27, 2011
CenturyLink Field – Seattle


Game Notes: Washington Redskins at Seattle Seahawks

• The Redskins snapped a six-game losing streak with a 23-17 win against the Seattle Seahawks.

• Rookie running back Roy Helu established career highs in carries, rushing yards and touchdowns, rushing 23 times for 108 yards with a touchdown. Helu – who entered the game leading the NFL in receptions by a rookie running back – also had 54 receiving yards on a team-high seven receptions.

• Helu’s 108-yard day was the Redskins’ second 100-yard rushing performance of the season (Ryan Torain – 135 yards at St. Louis in Week 4). The Redskins are 2-0 this season when producing a 100-yard rusher.

• Helu scored the first touchdown of his career on a 28-yard run in the fourth quarter. On the play, he established the longest run of his career and pushed him past his previous single-game career high in rushing yardage (74 vs. Arizona in Week 2).

• Helu’s touchdown was the first rushing touchdown scored on the Seahawks since the second quarter of their Week 4 game against Atlanta, more than 29 quarters ago.

• Quarterback Rex Grossman finished the game with a season-high 314 passing yards, the fifth 300-yard passing effort of his career and his first since posting 305 yards in the season opener vs. the New York Giants on Sept. 11.

• Grossman connected with tight end Fred Davis for a two-yard touchdown pass on the Redskins’ opening drive. The touchdown was the team’s first on an opening drive this season. The Redskins’ most recent opening drive touchdown had been on Nov. 28, 2010, when Davis caught a 10-yard touchdown on the team’s opening drive against Minnesota in Week 12 last season.

• The touchdown reception was Davis’ third of the season and 12th of his career. Grossman completed 8-of-9 passes for 79 yards on the drive.

• The touchdown drive took 14 plays, tied for the team’s longest scoring drive of the season. The Redskins had a 14-play drive vs. Arizona in Week 2 that culminated in a 26-yard field goal from Graham Gano.

• Grossman threw for two touchdowns on the day, giving him 10 for the season and the 50 for his career.

• Grossman completed 16-of-19 passes for 175 yards in the first half. His 84.2 completion percentage in the first half was the highest first-half total of his career, beating his previous high of 81.8 percent, set vs. San Francisco on Oct. 29, 2006, as a member of the Chicago Bears.

• Anthony Armstrong caught his second touchdown of the season on the 50th reception of his career, hauling in a 50-yard go-ahead touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.

• The Redskins held the edge in time of possession, 33:20-26:40. The Redskins are 4-0 this season when winning the time of possession battle.

• The Redskins netted 416 yards on offense, their second-highest total of the season (455 – Week 2 vs. Arizona). The Redskins are 2-0 this season when posting at least 400 net yards of offense.

• The Redskins outgained the Seahawks in net yardage, 172-23, in the first quarter. The 149-yard first quarter advantage for the Redskins was the team’s biggest since outgaining the Chicago Bears by 149 yards in the first quarter of the team’s Week 7 game last season.

• The Redskins scored 16 points in the fourth quarter. It was the fourth time since 2000 the Redskins have scored at least 16 fourth-quarter points and the first time the Redskins have done so in a come-from-behind victory.

• Safety LaRon Landry recorded his first full sack of season. He now has 1.5 for the season and 5.5 for his career.

• Fullback Mike Sellers caught his first pass of the season, recording a 15-yard reception in the fourth quarter.

• Punter Sav Rocca’s first punt of the game went into the end zone for a touchback, his first of the season, snapping a streak of 44 punts without a touchback since joining the Redskins.

• Rocca had one punt downed inside the 20, giving him 21 on the season and tying him with St. Louis’ Donnie Jones for second-most in the NFC.

• Linebacker Brian Orakpo and defensive end Stephen Bowen combined for a key fourth-quarter sack that resulted in a turnover on downs with less than three minutes remaining. Orakpo is now tied with linebacker Ryan Kerrigan for the team lead with 6.0 sacks. Bowen added to his career-high single-season total in sacks and now has 5.0 for the season.

• Cornerback DeAngelo Hall recorded the 34th interception of his career, tying him with Nate Clements for seventh-most among active players.

• Linebacker London Fletcher played in his 219th consecutive game, which is tied with Tampa Bay CB Ronde Barber for the most among active non-specialists. Fletcher and Barber have now passed Clyde Simmons (1987-2000) for the fourth-longest consecutive games played streak by a defensive player since 1970.

• Rookie running back Evan Royster played in his first career NFL game and rushed once for three yards.

• With Royster’s appearance, 10 of the Redskins’ 12 draft picks from the 2011 NFL Draft have played this season. The Redskins are the only NFL team to have 10 picks from the 2011 NFL Draft play this season.

• Head Coach Mike Shanahan earned his 156th regular season win as an NFL head coach.

• The win improved the Redskins to 3-1 against NFC West opponents this season, including wins against Seattle, St. Louis and Arizona. The Redskins have now won their last six regular season meetings with the Seahawks.