Series history, broadcast information, connections and more from Sunday's Redskins-Eagles 2015 Week 4 matchup at FedExField.*
REGULAR SEASON WEEK 4WASHINGTON REDSKINS (1-2) vs. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (1-2)Sunday, Oct. 4 – 1 p.m.
FedExField (82,000) – Landover, Md.
The Washington Redskins will face their second divisional foe in as many weeks when the team returns home to host the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
A win Sunday would mark the Redskins' second straight victory against the Eagles, including a Week 16 win against Philadelphia last season. Helping the Redskins' cause offensively is tight end Jordan Reed, whose 19 receptions this season are the most by a Redskins tight end through three games in team history. If Reed were to maintain his current pace for 16 games, he would finish with 101 receptions for 1,285 yards, both of which would shatter franchise marks by a tight end.
The Redskins will try to maintain the stout run defense that has held each of their first three opponents to fewer than 85 rushing yards. This week, the Redskins will try to hold an opponent to 85 or fewer rushing yards for a fourth consecutive game in a single season for the first time since Weeks 12-16 of the 1989 season.
SERIES HISTORY— Redskins lead overall series, 82-73-5*— Redskins lead regular season series, 81-73-5 *— Last meeting: Dec. 20, 2014 (27-24, WAS)
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TELEVISION: FOX **— Dick Stockton (play-by-play)
— David Diehl (color)
— Kristina Pink (sidelines)
RADIO:Redskins Broadcast Network
— Larry Michael (play-by-play)
— Sonny Jurgensen (color)
— Chris Cooley (analysis)
— Rick "Doc" Walker (sidelines)
The Philadelphia Eagles enter Week 4 with a record of 1-2 after defeating the New York Jets, 24-17, last week. Last year, the Eagles finished second in the NFC East with a 10-6 record. This season is the third season under head coach Chip Kelly.
Quarterback Sam Bradford leads the Eagles in passing in his first year with the team after being acquired via trade in the offseason. Bradford has completed 73-of-117 passes for 678 yards this season with three touchdowns and four interceptions.
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Running back Ryan Mathews is the team's leading rusher in his first year in Philadelphia. Mathews has recorded a team-high 29 carries for 112 yards (3.9 avg.) with one rushing touchdown.
Second-year wide receiver Jordan Matthews leads the Eagles' receiving corps with a team-high 22 catches for a team-high 231 yards (10.5 avg.) with one touchdown.
Safety Walter Thurmond III has recorded a team-high two interceptions in addition to contributing 15 total tackles (nine solo). Cornerback Byron Maxwell leads the team with 22 total tackles (17 solo). Veteran linebacker Connor Barwin has recorded a team-high two sacks among his 12 total tackles (all solo) this season.
Second-year kicker Cody Parkey has handled kicking duties for Philadelphia and has converted three-of-four field goals and all seven extra point attempts. Veteran punter Donnie Jones has handled all punting duties through three games and has averaged 48.4 yards on 20 punts.
Running back Darren Sproles is the team's primary punt returner and has returned eight punts for 134 yards (16.8 avg.) including an 89-yard return for a touchdown last week. Sproles has also contributed 63 rushing yards on 17 carries (3.7 avg.) and 118 receiving yards on 15 receptions (7.9 avg.) on offense. Wide receiver Josh Huff (one return for 21 yards) and running back Kenjon Barner (one return for 10 yards) have split kickoff return duties through three games this year.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK
• The Redskins playing their third home game in the first four weeks of the season. The last time the Redskins had three home games in the first four weeks of a season came in the midst of a 3-1 stretch to start the 2003 season.
• The Redskins and Eagles meeting for the 161st time, including postseason play. The Eagles are the Redskins' second-most-played opponent.
• The Redskins attempting to earn home wins against the Eagles in consecutive seasons for the first time since winning three straight home contests in the series across the 1997-99 seasons.
• The Redskins improving upon their 42-35-3 all-time record in home games against the Eagles.
• The Redskins winning their third home game against Philadelphia in the last four seasons.
• The Redskins maintaining their league lead in average time of possession (34:43). The game features the league's No. 1 (Redskins, 34:43) and No. 32 (Eagles, 24:06) ranked teams in terms of time of possession, an average difference of 10:37 per game.
• The Redskins featuring the NFC's top-ranked total defense (277.3 yards per game), second only to Denver in the NFL.
• The Redskins holding an opponent to 85 or fewer rushing yards for a fourth consecutive game in a single season for the first time since Weeks 12-16 of the 1989 season. The team most recently managed the feat across multiple seasons in Week 17 of 2003 through Weeks 1-3 of 2004.
• The Redskins allowing 85 or fewer rushing yards in each of the first four games of a season for the first time in records available dating back to 1940.
• The Redskins recording 150 rushing yards three times in a four-game span for the first time since Weeks 9-12 of the 2013 season.
• The Redskins improving upon their 15,905 rushing yards and 145 all-time rushing touchdowns against the Eagles in regular season play since 1950, the most of any Eagles' opponent in that timeframe.
• The Redskins returning a kickoff for a touchdown in consecutive games for the first time in franchise history.
• The Redskins recording two more two-point conversions to tie the team record for two-point conversions in a season (three in 1994).
• Quarterback Kirk Cousins accruing 300 passing yards to register back-to-back 300-yard passing performances for the first time in his career.
• Cousins throwing for 255 yards to become the 17th quarterback in Redskins history to record 4,000 passing yards with the team.
• Wide receiver Pierre Garçon catching a touchdown to reach 30 career touchdown receptions.
• Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (21) recording a 50-plus-yard touchdown to tie Joey Galloway (22) for fifth-most total touchdowns of 50 yards or more in the NFL since the 1970 merger.
• Jackson improving upon his 30 career regular season receptions of 50 yards or more, the most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2008.
• Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (38.5) recording 1.5 sacks to tie Brian Orakpo (40.0) for fifth-most sacks in team history.
• Kerrigan forcing a fumble to improve upon his 16 career forced fumbles, the most by a member of the Redskins since 1994.
• Kerrigan (16) forcing a fumble to tie Charles Tillman (17) for the most by any player since Kerrigan entered the league in 2011.
• Running back Alfred Morris starting his 52nd consecutive regular season game, the longest active streak among NFC running backs.
• Morris maintaining the highest rushing average in team history (4.50).
• Morris registering his 13th career 100-yard rushing game to pass Earnest Byner, George Rogers and Terry Allen (12) for sole possession of fifth-most 100-yard rushing games in team history.
• Morris (28) scoring two rushing touchdowns to become the seventh player in Redskins history to record 30 career rushing touchdowns.
• Tight end Jordan Reed adding to his 19 receptions, the most by a Redskins tight end through three games in team history.
• Rashad Ross returning a kickoff for a touchdown to become the first player in team history to record kickoff return touchdowns in consecutive games.
• Ross (one) returning a kickoff for touchdown to tie Eddie Saenz' franchise record for kickoff return touchdowns in a single season (two in 1947).
• Ross recording his second kickoff return touchdown to tie the team record for career kickoff return touchdowns. Andy Farkas (1938-44), Eddie Saenz (1946-51), Bobby Mitchell (1962-68) and Brian Mitchell (1990-99) are tied for the franchise lead with two each.
• Ross becoming the first member of the Redskins since Tony Green to record a special teams return touchdown in consecutive games. Green accomplished the feat in 1978, scoring on an 80-yard punt return in Week 2 and a 99-yard kickoff return in Week 3.
• Running back Chris Thompson recording a touchdown in consecutive weeks for the first time in his career.
• Thompson becoming the first Redskins back to record receiving touchdowns in consecutive games since fullback Darrel Young in Weeks 2-3 last season.
A WIN WOULD…... give the Redskins their second victory of the 2015 season.
... be the Redskins' 594th all-time victory, including postseason play.
... improve the Redskins' home record to 2-1 this season.
... even the Redskins at 1-1 in NFC East play in 2015.
... be the third divisional win of Jay Gruden's tenure in Washington.
... mark the Redskins' 83rd all-time win against the Eagles, their most against any opponent.
... represent consecutive victories for the Redskins against the Eagles for the first time since 2012.
... give Washington wins in consecutive home games against the Eagles for the first time since winning three straight home contests against Philadelphia across the 1997-99 seasons.
REDSKINS-EAGLES CONNECTIONSFormer Redskins on Eagles:
- CB E.J. Biggers (2013-14)
Former Eagles on Redskins:
- Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan (1995-97)
- Quarterbacks Coach Matt Cavanaugh (1996-99, QB)
- Special Projects/Asst. Special Teams Coach Bret Munsey (2013, Scout)
- WR DeSean Jackson (2008-13)
- TE Derek Carrier (2012-13)
Eagles from the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- DB Jerome Couplin (Upper Marlboro, Md.)
Redskins from Pennsylvania:
- S Kyshoen Jarrett (East Stroudsburg)
Eagles who went to college in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- CB Nolan Carroll (Maryland)
- DB Jerome Couplin (William & Mary)
Redskins who went to college in Pennsylvania:
- FB Darrel Young (Villanova)
Notable Pro Connections:
- G Shawn Lauvao, QB Colt McCoy played together in Cleveland from 2011-12 when Eagles Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur and Eagles Defensive Coordinator Bill Davis were coaching there. Shurmur served as the Head Coach and Davis served as the Linebackers Coach.
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WR Andre Roberts played in Arizona in 2010 when Davis served as the Defensive Coordinator there. * Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard played wide receiver for the New York Giants in 2004 when Davis was the Linebackers Coach there. * Hilliard worked with Eagles Special Teams Coordinator Dave Fipp in Miami in 2011. Hilliard served as the Assistant Wide Receivers Coach and Fipp served as the Assistant Special Teams Coach. They both coached Eagles CB Nolan Carroll while he was there. Also, Carroll and DL Chris Baker played together in Miami in 2010. Carroll and CB Justin Rogers played together in Miami in 2013 as well. * Assistant Offensive Line Coach Shane Day and Fipp worked together in San Francisco from 2008-09. Day was the Offensive Quality Control Coach and Fipp was the Assistant Special Teams Coach. * Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica coached Eagles QB Mark Sanchez when both were with the New York Jets from 2009-13. Kotwica served in various special teams coaching positions. * DE Jason Hatcher, Eagles RB DeMarco Murray and Eagles WR Miles Austin played together in Dallas from 2011-13. * K Dustin Hopkins, Rogers and Eagles LB Kiko Alonso played together in Buffalo in 2013. * Rogers, Eagles T Andrew Gardner and Eagles LB Bryan Braman played together in Houston in 2013. * S Jeron Johnson, TE Anthony McCoy, Eagles CB Byron Maxwell, Eagles DB Walter Thurmond III, Eagles S Chris Maragos and Eagles G/T Allen Barbre played together in Seattle in 2011. * Allen, Eagles LB Brad Jones and CB Will Blackmon played together in Green Bay in 2009. * Maragos, S Dashon Goldson and DE Ricky Jean Francois played together in San Francisco in 2010. * TE Derek Carrier and Eagles DE Brandon Bair played together in Oakland in 2012. * T Ty Nsekhe and Eagles QB Sam Bradford played together in St. Louis from 2012-13.
Notable College Connections:
- LS Nick Sundberg and Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks played together at California in 2008.
- P Tress Way, T Trent Williams and Eagles T Lane Johnson played together at Oklahoma in 2009.
- LB Perry Riley Jr. and Eagles DT Bennie Logan played together at LSU in 2009.
- TE Jordan Reed, RB Matt Jones and Eagles TE Trey Burton played together at Florida in 2012.
- LB Ryan Kerrigan and Eagles T Dennis Kelly played together at Purdue from 2008-10.
- LB Trent Murphy and Eagles TE Zach Ertz played together at Stanford from 2009-12.
- CB Bashaud Breeland and Eagles CB Byron Maxwell played together at Clemson in 2009.
- LB Keenan Robinson, LB Jackson Jeffcoat and Eagles LB Jordan Hicks played together at Texas from 2010-11.
- G/T Brandon Scherff and Eagles T Matt Tobin played together at Iowa in 2011.