Series history, broadcast information, connections and more from Sunday's Redskins-Packers 2015 NFC Wild Card Round matchup at FedExField in Landover, Md., presented by Cox Business.
NFC WILD CARD ROUNDWASHINGTON REDSKINS (9-7) vs. GREEN BAY PACKERS (10-6)Sunday, Jan. 10 – 4:40 p.m. ET
FedExField (82,000) – Landover, Md.
The NFC East champion Washington Redskins will open postseason play on Sunday when the team returns to FedExField to host the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Wild Card Round. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:40 p.m. ET.
](https://www.cox.com/business/home.html)By virtue of securing the NFC East title, the Redskins earned the ability to host the NFC Wild Card Round at FedExField where the team has shined this season. The Redskins posted a 6-2 mark at home in 2015, the team's best home record since 2005.
In Washington's six home wins this season, the Redskins outscored opponents, 180-113. In those six contests, quarterback Trent Williams completed 149-of-195 passes for 1,755 yards with 14 touchdowns and no interceptions for a passer rating of 127.2. He enters Sunday's contest having thrown 232 consecutive pass attempts at home without an interception dating back to Week 1 vs. Miami, the longest such home streak in team history according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
SERIES HISTORY— Redskins trail overall series, 14-19-1
— Postseason series is tied, 1-1
— Last postseason meeting: Dec. 24, 1972 (16-3, WAS)
TELEVISION: FOX— Joe Buck (play-by-play)
A look back at some of the top images in games between the Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers.
— Troy Aikman (color)
— Erin Andrews (sidelines)
— Chris Myers (sidelines)
RADIO: Redskins Broadcast Network— Larry Michael (play-by-play)
— Sonny Jurgensen (color)
— Chris Cooley (analysis)
— Rick "Doc" Walker (sidelines)
Westwood One Sports— Ian Eagle (play-by-play)
— Boomer Esiason (color)
— Tony Boselli (sidelines)
THE OPPONENTThe Green Bay Packers enter the NFC Wild Card Round with a 10-6 record following a 20-13 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17. The Packers finished second in the NFC North and earned a Wild Card berth.
Aaron Rodgers leads the Packers' offense and completed 347-of-572 passes (60.9 percent) for 3,821 yards with 31 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He finished the 2015 season with a passer rating of 92.7.
Running back Eddie Lacy leads the ground attack for Green Bay and has compiled a team-high 758 rushing yards on 187 carries with three rushing touchdowns in 2015. Fellow running back James Starks contributed 601 yards on 148 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
Randall Cobb led the Packers receiving corps in 2015 with a team-high 79 receptions for 829 yards with six touchdowns. Fellow wide receiver James Jones led the team in receiving yards, gaining 890 yards on 50 receptions. Jones tied tight end Richard Rodgers for the team lead in receiving touchdowns with eight.
Three members of the Green Bay secondary (Damarious Randall, Micah Hyde and Sam Shields) tied for the team-lead in interceptions with three each this season. Defensive end Julius Peppers posted a team-high 10.5 sacks, and recorded two forced fumbles and nine tackles for loss. Second year safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix leads the team with 99 tackles (82 solo).
Mason Crosby handles kicking duties for the Packers and converted 24-of-28 field goal attempts as well as all 36 extra point attempts during the 2015 regular season. Crosby also averaged 64.8 yards on 78 kickoffs with 41 touchbacks. Punter Tim Masthay has averaged 43.9 yards on 81 punts, including 18 downed inside the 20-yard line.
Hyde handles the punt return duties and has averaged 5.8 yards on 27 returns. Wide receiver Jeff Janis is the team's primary kick returner and has averaged 29 yards on 14 returns.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK• The Redskins competing in postseason play for the 24th time in team history.
• The Redskins playing their 42nd playoff game in team history.
• The Redskins playing their 17th home playoff game in team history, not including the 1936 NFL Championship, which was moved to Polo Grounds in New York.
• The Redskins attemping to snap a three-game playoff losing streak by earning their first playoff victory since defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Wild Card Round on Jan. 7, 2006.
Check out these photos of the Redskins' offense preparing for their Wildcard Round match up against the Green Bay Packers Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va.
• The Redskins seeking their first home playoff win since defeating the Detroit Lions, 27-13, in the NFC Wild Card Round on Jan. 8, 2000.
• The Redskins improving upon their 13-3 all-time record in home playoff games. The Redskins are 12-2 (.857) in home playoff games in the Super Bowl era, the highest winning percentage in the NFL among teams with at least 10 home postseason games played.
• The Redskins pushing their all-time record in the NFC Wild Card Round to 7-2.
• The Redskins (23) tying the New York Giants (24) for seventh-most all-time postseason victories in NFL history.
• The Redskins earning their 602nd all-time combined regular season or postseason win.
• The Redskins winning a fifth consecutive game (including regular season) for the first time since winning seven straight to close the 2012 season.
• The Redskins earning a seventh home victory this season, which would be the team's most combined regular season and postseason victories at home since 1999 (seven).
• The Redskins and Packers facing one another in postseason play for the third time in history. The teams are 1-1 against each other in postseason play.
• The Redskins scoring 30 points or more in a fourth consecutive game for the first time since the first four games of the 1991 season.
• The Redskins setting a team record with a fourth consecutive game with 400 yards of offense, surpassing three-game streaks in 1949, 1981-82, 1983 and 2013.
• The Redskins recording four sacks in a fourth consecutive game for the first time since Weeks 5-8 of the 1992 season.
• The Redskins posting a third consecutive zero-turnover game for the first time since Weeks 8-11 of the 2012 season.
• Head Coach Jay Gruden becoming the fourth head coach in Redskins history to win his postseason debut with the team (Dutch Bergman in 1943, Joe Gibbs in 1982 and Norv Turner in 1999).
• Quarterback Kirk Cousins earning his first career postseason start after posting team records in attempts (543), completions (379), passing yards (4,166) and 300-yard passing games (seven) in 2015.
• Cousins extending his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass to 17. His active 16-game streak is already the second-longest in team history.
• Cousins entering the playoffs as one of only two NFL quarterbacks to have thrown a touchdown pass in all 16 games this season (Russell Wilson).
• Wide receiver Jamison Crowder (59 receptions in 2015) appearing in his first playoff game after passing Pro Football Hall of Famer Art Monk (58 in 1980) for most receptions by a rookie in team history.
• Crowder catching a touchdown pass in consecutive games for the first time in his career.
• Wide receiver Rob Kelley scoring a receiving touchdown in a fourth consecutive game for the first time in his career.
• Wide receivers Ryan Grant and/or Colt McCoy recording a receiving touchdown in back-to-back games for the first time in their careers.
• Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (9.5) entering the postseason as one of only five NFL players since sacks became an official statistic in 1982 to record at least 7.5 sacks in each of his first five seasons (Jared Allen, Derrick Thomas, DeMarcus Ware and Reggie White).
• Running back Trent Williams registering consecutive 100-yard rushing games for the first time since Weeks 9-10 of the 2013 season.
• Tight end Jordan Reed making his playoff debut after setting team records for a tight end in receptions (87) and receiving yards (952). He posted a team-high 11 receiving touchdowns in 2015.
SERIES HISTORYThe Redskins are 14-19-1 against the Packers all-time, including a 1-1 record in postseason play.
The teams last met in postseason play on Dec. 24, 1972 in the NFC Divisional Round. That day, George Allen's Redskins defeated Dan Devine's Packers, 16-3, in front of an announced crowd of 53,140 people at RFK Stadium. NFL Most Valuable Player Larry Brown rushed 25 times for 101 yards and wide receiver Roy Jefferson caught a 32-yard touchdown pass as the Redskins marched on toward their first NFC Championship game and their first Super Bowl berth in Super Bowl VII.
REDSKINS-PACKERS CONNECTIONSFormer Packers on Redskins:
- General Manager Scot McCloughan (Scout, 1994-99)
- Asst. Strength and Conditioning/Skill Development Coach Joe Kim (Pass Rush Consultant, 2005)
- CB Will Blackmon (2006-09)
Former Redskins on Packers:
- Defensive Line Coach Mike Trgovac (2000-01)
- Packers from the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- Safeties Coach Darren Perry (Norfolk, Va.)
- T Don Barclay (Newport News, Va.)
Packers who went to college in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- LS Rick Lovato (Old Dominion)
Redskins who went to college in Wisconsin:
- Defensive Quality Control Coach Aubrey Pleasant (Wisconsin)
Notable Pro Connections:
S Dashon Goldson (2007-12), DE Ricky Jean Francois (2009-12), and Packers QB Scott Tolzien (2011-12) played together in San Francisco from 2011-12. * Quarterbacks Coach Matt Cavanaugh (2013-14), Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Mike Clark (2013-14) coached Packers LB Julius Peppers (2010-13) in Chicago in 2013. Cavanaugh served in the same capacity and Clark served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach during their time there. Also, Assistant Offensive Line/Offensive Quality Control Coach Shane Day (2010-11) coached Peppers in Chicago from 2010-11. Day served as the Quarterbacks Coach during his time in Chicago.
Notable College Connections:
- DL Chris Baker (2006-07) and Packers TE Andrew Quarless (2006-09) played together at Penn State from 2006-07.
- CB Will Blackmon (2002-05) and Packers DT B.J. Raji (2004-07) played together at Boston College from 2004-05.
- C Brian de la Puente (2003-07) and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (2003-04) played together at the University of California, Berkeley from 2003-04.
- QB Trent Williams (2008-11) and Packers CB Demetri Goodson (2011-13) played together at Baylor in 2011.
- TE Marcel Jensen (2009-13) and Packers WR Davante Adams (2011-13) played together at Fresno State from 2011-13.
- LB Ryan Kerrigan (2007-10) and Packers LB Mike Neal (2005-09) played at Purdue from 2007-09.
- G Arie Kouandjio (2010-14), Packers RB Eddie Lacy (2009-12) and Packers S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (2011-13) played together at Alabama from 2011-12.
- C/G Josh LeRibeus (2007-10) and Packers S Chris Banjo (2008-11) played together at SMU from 2008-10.
- G Brandon Scherff (2011-14), Packers DT Mike Daniels (2007-11) and Packers DB Micah Hyde (2009-12) played together at Iowa in 2011.
- P Tress Way (2008-12) and Packers FB Aaron Ripkowski (2011-14) played together at Oklahoma from 2011-12.
- Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard (WR, 1994-96) was coached by Packers Special Teams Coordinator Ron Zook (1991-95) at Florida from 1994-95. Zook served in various capacities during his time there.
- RB Pierre Thomas (2003-06) was also coached by Zook (2005-11) at Illinois from 2005-06. Zook served as the Head Coach during his time there.
- Quarterbacks Coach Matt Cavanaugh (2005-08) and Scott McCurley (2003-05) worked together at Pittsburgh in 2005. Cavanaugh served as the Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach while McCurley served as a Graduate Assistant during their time there.
- Defensive Quality Control Coach Aubrey Pleasant (2011-12) and Packers Defensive Front Assistant Jerry Montgomery (2011-12) worked together at Michigan from 2011-12. Pleasant served as a Defensive Assistant while Montgomery served as the Defensive Line Coach.