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2014 Redskins Year In Review: Team Overview

Redskins Finish 4-12; Hold No. 5 Pick In 2015 NFL Draft

Following a 4-12 campaign during the 2014 season, the Washington Redskins will enter the 2015 NFL Draft with the No. 5 overall pick and a new voice in the front office.

The Washington Redskins held a press conference to introduce Scot McCloughan as their new general manager Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va.

The 2015 NFL draft will be the Redskins' first under the purview of new General Manager Scot McCloughan, who assumed the role on Jan. 9, 2015. McCloughan joined the Redskins with an extensive track record during his more than two decades of NFL experience, as teams featuring McCloughan's acquisitions during his tenures with the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks accounted for each of the last five NFC West titles and have represented the NFC in each of the last three Super Bowls.

The roster McCloughan inherits features tackle Trent Williams and linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, the team's top draft picks in 2010 and 2011, respectively, who turned in standout performances in 2014.

Williams earned his third consecutive Pro Bowl selection in 2014, the 16th selection by a Redskins offensive tackle since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. Williams continued a tradition of excellence for the Redskins at left tackle, a position at which Redskins have been selected to seven of the last 10 Pro Bowls.

Kerrigan started 16 games for his fourth consecutive season since entering the league in 2011 and recorded 13.5 sacks, second-most in the NFC in 2014 and the fourth-most by a member of the Redskins since sacks became official in 1982. From Weeks 12-16, Kerrigan became the first member of the Redskins to record a full sack in five consecutive games since Fred Stokes in 1991.

2014 Season Notes:

• The Redskins pushed their all-time win total to 592, including postseason play, fifth-most in NFL history. Washington's 569 regular season wins also rank fifth in league annals.

Check out these photos of the Redskins' quarterbacks in action during the 2014 season.

• The Redskins' Week 1 game at Houston was the NFL head coaching debut of Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden, who began the 29th head coaching tenure in franchise history.

• Gruden and Texans Head Coach Bill O'Brien faced one another in the first NFL season opener between two first-year head coaches since Al Groh's New York Jets and Mike Sherman's Green Bay Packers faced one another in Week 1 of the 2000 season.

• The Redskins' Week 1 captains for 2014 were tackle Trent Williams (offense), cornerback DeAngelo Hall (defense) and linebacker Adam Hayward (special teams). Safety Ryan Clark was added as a permanent defensive captain later in the season in addition to rotating captains each week.

• The Redskins earned their first victory of the season in Week 2, defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars by a final margin of 41-10, snapping a nine-game losing streak dating back to 2013.

• The win was the first in the head coaching career of Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden. The victory pushed Redskins' head coaches to 16-11-1 all-time in their home debuts.

• The Redskins improved to 48-32-3 all-time in home openers, including a 30-15 record in home openers since the 1970 merger.

• The Redskins' 31-point margin of victory against the Jaguars in Week 2 was the team's largest since Oct. 7, 2007 vs. Detroit (34-3).

• The Redskins' Week 2 win pushed them to 5-1 all-time against the Jaguars.

• The Redskins opened their home slate in Week 2 for the first time since 2009. The Redskins have won their last three Week 2 home openers (2008, 2009 and 2014).

• The Redskins played on a Thursday for the 15th time in team history and hosted a Thursday game for the first time since Dec. 6, 2007 when the team hosted the New York Giants in Week 4.

• The Redskins made their 64th appearance on Monday Night Football since the program's inception in 1970 in Week 5 vs. Seattle. It marked the first Monday night matchup between the Redskins and Seahawks.

• The Redskins fell to 4-1 against defending Super Bowl champions on Monday Night Football. The Redskins had previously won Monday night games against the Dallas Cowboys in 1978, the Cowboys in 1993, the St. Louis Rams in 2000 and the New York Giants in 2012.

• With a last-second win vs. Tennessee in Week 7, the Redskins earned their first win by scoring in the final two minutes of regulation since a 45-41 victory against the Chicago Bears on Oct. 20, 2013. Running back Roy Helu, Jr. scored on a three-yard run with 45 seconds remaining in that game to give the Redskins a victory in 2013.

• The Redskins evened their all-time series record against the Titans' franchise at 6-6 with the Week 7 win. The win was the Redskins' first at home against the Titans' franchise since recording a 16-13 home win against the Houston Oilers on Nov. 3, 1991.

• With a 2-2 record against the AFC South in 2014, the Redskins are now 9-7 against AFC South opponents since divisional realignment in 2002. The team has won four of its last six contests against AFC South squads with two wins against both the Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars.

• The Redskins improved to 25-14-1 all-time in overtime games with a Week 8 overtime win at Dallas. The Redskins' 25 all-time overtime wins are tied with the Denver Broncos for the most all-time in regular season play.

• With the victories in Weeks 7-8, the Redskins won consecutive games for the first time since winning seven straight to close the 2012 season.

• The Redskins appeared on Monday Night Football for the 65th time in team history in Week 8. It was the 16th all-time meeting between the Redskins and Cowboys on Monday Night Football, the second-most played matchup in Monday Night Football history.

Check out the top photos from the Washington Redskins' Week 8 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The Redskins earned their first Monday night win against Dallas since the "Monday Night Miracle" on Sept. 19, 2005 in which the Redskins erased a 13-0 deficit with two Santana Moss touchdowns in the final four minutes for a 14-13 victory.

• The Redskins evened their all-time Monday night record against the Cowboys at 8-8 with the win.

• The victory represented the Redskins' first overtime win against Dallas since Nov. 2, 1975. In that game, quarterback Billy Kilmer's one-yard touchdown run gave the Redskins a 30-24 overtime win.

• The victory was the Redskins' first win on Monday Night Football since Dec. 3, 2012 vs. the New York Giants.

• The Week 8 win represented the Redskins' first against an NFC opponent in 2014 and their first against an NFC East opponent since Week 17 of the 2012 season (vs. Dallas).

• The Redskins now have 43 wins against the Cowboys all-time, fourthmost all-time against a single opponent including postseason play. The Redskins' 43 current wins against the Cowboys passed their 42 wins against the Steelers for fourth-most against an opponent.

• In Week 9, the Redskins and Vikings faced one another for a fifth consecutive season. This marked the third time since divisional realignment in 2002 that the Redskins have faced a non-divisional opponent in five consecutive seasons (Tampa Bay in 2003-07 and St. Louis 2008-12).

• The Redskins made their TCF Bank Stadium debut in Minnesota in Week 9. The Redskins were 1-1 against the Vikings at Metropolitan Stadium and 4-2 against the Vikings at the Metrodome.

• Head Coach Jay Gruden won his first career replay challenge in Week 12 at San Francisco when officials overturned a ball spot that would have resulted in a first down.

• The game was the Redskins' Levi's Stadium debut.

• In Week 14, the Redskins and Rams met for the eighth time in the last 10 seasons and met at FedExField for the first time since 2009.

The Redskins snapped a six-game losing streak in Week 16 with a 27-24 victory against the Philadelphia Eagles.

• The Redskins' Week 16 game vs. Philadelphia was the Redskins' 48th Saturday game of all-time and their first Saturday game since Dec. 24, 2011.

• The Redskins evened their all-time record in Saturday games at 2424 with the victory over Philadelphia. 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 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.

• The Redskins had a season-low 15 penalty yards on a season-low tying three penalties in a Week 16 win vs. Philadelphia.




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