Series history, broadcast information, connections and more from Sunday's Redskins-Cardinals 2016 regular season Week 13 matchup at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Az.
REGULAR SEASON WEEK 13WASHINGTON REDSKINS (6-3-1) vs. ARIZONA CARDINALS (4-6-1)
Sunday Dec. 4 | 4:25 p.m. ET
University of Phoenix Stadium (65,000) | Glendale, Az.
The Washington Redskins will travel to face the Arizona Cardinals in a key NFC matchup in Week 13. Kickoff at University of Phoenix Stadium is scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET.
In each of the last two weeks, the Redskins have showcased their historically prolific offense on national stages. After a 515-yard effort vs. Green Bay on Sunday Night Football in Week 11, the Redskins gained 505 yards on short rest on Thanksgiving Day at Dallas in Week 12, marking the first time the team had posted consecutive 500-yard performances in the franchise's 85-season history. A repeat performance on Sunday would allow the Redskins to become the fourth team in NFL history to post three straight 500-yard performances, joining the 2010-11 New England Patriots (Week 17 in 2010, Weeks 1-2 in 2011), the 1998 San Francisco 49ers (Weeks 1-3) and the 1982 San Diego Chargers (Weeks 6-8).
Quarterback Trent Williams enters December following a red-hot month of November. In three games in November, Cousins averaged a league-best 362.0 yards per game and posted an 8:0 TD:INT ratio.
SERIES HISTORY--Redskins lead all-time series, 74-45-2
--Last meeting: Oct. 12, 2014 (30-20, ARI)
TELEVISION: FOX--Dick Stockton (play-by-play)
--Chris Speilman (color)
--Kristina Pink (sidelines)
Westwood One Sports
--Tom McCarthy (play-by-play)
--Mark Malone (color)
A look back at some of the top images in games between the Washington Redskins and Arizona Cardinals.
The Arizona Cardinals enter Week 13 following a 38-19 loss to the Atlanta Falcons last week. The Cardinals currently hold a 4-6-1 record and sit second in the NFC West.
Head Coach Bruce Arians is in his fourth season with Arizona. The Cardinals ended their 2015 campaign with a 13-3 record and first place finish in the NFC West.
Quarterback Carson Palmer is in his fourth season with the Cardinals after beginning his NFL career as the first overall pick by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2003 NFL Draft. Palmer completed 342-of-537 passes (63.7 percent) for 4,671 yards with 35 touchdowns last season. Through 12 weeks this season, Palmer completed 252-of-414 passes (60.9 percent) for 2,931 yards with 15 touchdowns.
In his sophomore season, running back David Johnson leads the Cardinals with 210 rushing attempts for 921 yards and 10 touchdowns. Johnson also has recorded 55 receptions for 613 yards and three touchdowns on the season. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald leads the Cardinals in receptions this season with 78 for 802 yards and five touchdowns.
Linebacker Deone Bucannon and safety Tony Jefferson are among Arizona's leaders in tackles this season. Bucannon has recorded 77 tackles (54 solo), while Jefferson has added 71 tackles (60 solo) with two sacks and 11 tackles for loss. Linebacker Chandler Jones has a team-high eight sacks, followed by linebacker Markus Golden with seven. Cornerback Marcus Cooper and safety D.J. Swearinger are tied for the team lead with three interceptions each.
Kicker Chandler Catanzaro has made 14-of-17 field goal attempts (82.4 percent) this season. Punter Drew Butler returned to the Cardinals on Nov. 15 and has averaged 41.5 yards on 24 punts this season. Josh Brown is the team's primary punt returner and has 17 returns for 119 yards (7.0 avg.) this season. Andre Ellington leads the Cardinals with 10 kick returns for 163 yards (16.3 avg.) this season.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK
- The Redskins and Cardinals facing each other for 122nd time. The 121 previous meetings represent the Redskins' third-most games played against any opponent and the most against an opponent in which the series does not include a postseason game.
- The Redskins entering the game 74-45-2 all-time against the Cardinals. The Redskins' 74 wins against the Cardinals are the team's second-most against any opponent.
- The Redskins having won 10 of their last 12 games against the Cardinals dating back to 1999, including eight of the last nine contests.
- The Redskins approaching Week 13 with a 27-25-2 all-time record in road games against the Cardinals, including a 7-4-1 record against the franchise in Chicago (1932-59), a 13-12-1 record against the franchise in St. Louis (1960-87), and a 7-9 record against the franchise since its move to Arizona (1988-present).
- The Redskins reaching 500 yards of offense in three consecutive games for the first time in team history.
- The Redskins becoming the fourth team in NFL history to post three straight 500-yard performances (2010-11 Patriots, 1998 49ers and 1982 Chargers).
- The Redskins improving upon their team-record three 500- yard games this season.
- The Redskins recording their fourth 500-yard game this season to tie for the sixth-most in a season in NFL history.
- The Redskins tying a team record with a third consecutive 400-yard game. The Redskins have accomplished the feat multiple times, including most recently in Weeks 6-8 this season.
- The Redskins exceeding 300 yards of offense in a 16th consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season, for the first time since a team-record 17-game stretch across the 1987-88 seasons.
The Redskins gaining 310 yards of offense to reach 5,000 offensive yards for a 12th straight season. Only five other NFL teams entered 2016 with an active streak of 11 or more 5,000-yard seasons (Green Bay, New Orleans, New England, Philadelphia and Dallas). * The Redskins posting the 28th 5,000-yard season in team history with 310 more yards of offense. * The Redskins passing for 350 yards in three consecutive games for the first time in team history. * The Redskins posting three consecutive turnover-free games for the first time since Weeks 8-11 of the 2012 season. * The Redskins holding opponents without a sack in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 3-4 of the 2006 season. * The Redskins recording a sack in a 20th consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season. Washington's active streak ranks first in the NFC and fourth in the NFL (Denver, 28; Oakland, 25; Cincinnati, 24). * The Redskins pushing a regular season sack streak to 20 games for the first time since a 30-game span across the 2008-10 seasons. * Cornerback Bashaud Breeland (one) intercepting a pass to become the first member of the Redskins since Fred Smoot (2001- 03) to open a career with multiple interceptions in three straight seasons. * Quarterback Kirk Cousins (six) tying his own team record for 300-yard passing games in a single season (seven in 2015). * Cousins adding to his team records for career 300-yard passing games (18, including 17 in regular season play) and 400-yard passing games (three). * Cousins (two) adding to his team record for 400- yard passing games in a single season. * Cousins recording his third 400-yard passing game this season to tie Philip Rivers (2013), Tony Romo (2012), Eli Manning (2011) and Dan Marino (1986) for the third-most 400-yard games in a single season in NFL history. * Cousins exceeding 350 passing yards in a third consecutive game to become the first quarterback in Redskins history with three straight 350-yard passing games. * Cousins tying a team record with a third straight 300-yard passing game (Cousins in 2015, Robert Griffin III in 2013). * Cousins (10,736) compiling 125 passing yards to surpass Jason Campbell (10,860) for sixth on the Redskins' career passing yardage list. * Cousins (918) completing 35 passes to tie Billy Kilmer (953) for sixth-most completions in team history. * Cousins recording multiple touchdown passes in a fifth straight game for the first time in his career. It would be the first five-game multi-touchdown streak for a Redskins passer since Mark Brunell in Weeks 2-7 of the 2005 season. * Cousins throwing three touchdown passes to become the sixth quarterback in team history with 70 career touchdown passes (Sammy Baugh, Sonny Jurgensen, Joe Theismann, Billy Kilmer and Mark Rypien). * Cousins throwing three touchdown passes in three consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 15-17 last season. * Cousins (20) throwing three touchdown passes to enter the Top 10 in team history in touchdown passes in a single season. * Cousins throwing zero interceptions in a fourth consecutive regular season start for the first time in his career. He enters Week 13 having thrown 151 consecutive pass attempts without an interception, dating back to Week 8 vs. Cincinnati in London. * Cousins (299) chasing No. 4 Jason Campbell (315 in 2008), No. 3 Brad Johnson (316 in 1999) and No. 2 Campbell (327 in 2009) on the team's list for completions in a single season. * Cousins (3,540) chasing No. 9 Mark Rypien (3,564 in 1991), No. 8 Joe Theismann (3,568 in 1981), No. 7 Jason Campbell (3,618 in 2009), No. 6 Theismann (3,714 in 1983), No. 5 Sonny Jurgensen (3,747 in 1967) and No. 4 Rypien (3,768 in 1989) on the team's list for passing yardage in a single season. * Cousins (3,540) throwing for 460 yards to post the fourth 4,000-yard passing season in team history, joining himself (4,166 in 2015), Jay Schroeder (4,109 in 1986) and Brad Johnson (4,005 in 1999). * Wide receiver Jamison Crowder (55) catching five passes to set a single-season career high in receptions (59 in 2015). His 725 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns this season are already career highs. * Crowder (114) moving past No. 3 Art Monk (114) and chasing No. 2 Rod Gardner (117) on the Redskins' list of receptions across a player's first two NFL seasons. * Crowder tying a single-season team record with his second punt return touchdown of the season (Brian Mitchell in 1991 and 1994, Mike Nelms in 1981, Bert Zagers in 1957 and John Williams in 1952). » Crowder catching another touchdown to become the first member of the Redskins to post a seven-receiving-touchdown season within the first two years of an NFL career since Chris Cooley (seven in 2005). * Tight end Vernon Davis potentially starting his 150th career regular season game. * Davis (492) chasing No. 14 Steve Jordan (498) and Nos. 12 Coates and Todd Heap (499 each) on the NFL's list of career ceptions by a tight end. * Davis (492) catching eight passes to become the 12th tight end in NFL history to record 500 career receptions. » Davis (6,291) gaining 17 receiving yards to pass Steve Jordan (6,307) for 11th-most receiving yards by a tight end in NFL history. * Davis adding to his 57 career touchdown receptions, tied for seventh-most of any tight end in NFL history. * Davis catching three touchdowns to tie former Redskins great Jerry Smith (60) for sixth-most touchdowns by a tight end in NFL history. * Wide receiver Rob Kelley extending his streak of consecutive regular season games played with a reception to 98, the sixth-longest active streak in the NFL (Larry Fitzgerald, 190; Brandon Marshall, 155; Steve Smith Sr., 138; Jason Witten, 130; Michael Crabtree, 106). Sixty-nine of the games in Garçon's streak have come with Washington, the third-longest streak by a member of the Redskins since the 1970 merger. * Garçon (4,144) gaining 137 receiving yards to pass Michael Westbrook (4,280) for 10th-most career receiving yards in team history. * Garçon (20) chasing No. 12 Jean Fugett (21) and No. 11 Rod Gardner (22) on the team's career receiving touchdowns list. * Kicker Dustin Hopkins (50) chasing No. 9 Brett Conway (52) and Nos. 7 Sam Baker and John Hall (54 each) on the team's alltime made field goals list. * Hopkins (25) setting a single-season career high with his next field goal. His 25 field goals this season are currently tied with his output from the 2015 season. * Hopkins (25) moving into the Top 10 in field goals made in a single season in team history with his next field goal. * Hopkins recording a third four-field-goal game this year to tie Mark Moseley (three in 1983) and Chip Lohmiller (three in 1990) for the most games with four field goals in a single season in team history. * Wide receiver Jamison Crowder catching a touchdown pass in a third straight game for the first time since Weeks 11-13 of the 2015 season. * Jackson compiling 100 receiving yards in back-to-back games for the first time since Weeks 8-9 of the 2014 season. * Jackson and/or Garçon (nine each) recording their 10th 100- yard receiving game to tie Henry Ellard (10) for ninth-most in team history. * Jackson (21) recording a 60-plus-yard touchdown to move past Devin Hester (21) for sole possession of second-most total touchdowns of 60 yards or more in NFL history. Jackson is two shy of Jerry Rice (23) for the all-time record. * Jackson (25) recording a 50-plus-yard touchdown to tie Steve Smith, Sr. (26) for fourth in total touchdowns of 50 yards or more in the NFL since the 1970 merger. * Jackson recording a touchdown of 50 yards or more in back-to-back weeks for the first time since Weeks 10-11 of the 2015 season. If a touchdown covers 60 yards, it would be his first stretch of back-to-back games with a 60-yard touchdown since Weeks 5-6 of the 2014 season. * Running back Rob Kelley rushing for 100 yards to become the first Redskins rookie with multiple 100-yard rushing games since Alfred Morris (seven) in 2012. * Kelley rushing for three touchdowns to become the first member of the Redskins with multiple three-touchdown rushing games in a single season since 1999 (Stephen Davis, two). * Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan starting his 92nd consecutive game, tied for second-most among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career. * Kerrigan (9.0) recording a sack to become the fifth member of the Redskins (Dexter Manley, 4; Charles Mann, 4; Andre Carter, 2; Brian Orakpo, 2) to post multiple 10-sack seasons since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982. * Kerrigan (9.0) recording 2.0 sacks to enter the Top 10 in sacks in a single season in team history. * Kerrigan posting a sack in a third consecutive game for the second time this season, including a four-game stretch in Weeks 5-8. * Cornerback Josh Norman (two) matching his single-season career high with his next forced fumble (three in 2015). * Tight end Jordan Reed (231) chasing No. 14 Brian Mitchell (232) and No. 13 Larry Brown (238) on the Redskins' all-time receptions list. * Reed (241) catching four passes to move past Don Warren (244) for third-most career receptions by a tight end in team history. * Reed (241) recording nine receptions to become the 12th player to catch 250 career passes as a member of the Redskins. * Reed (19) catching a touchdown to become the 16th player in team history to record 20 touchdown receptions with the Redskins. * Reed (19) catching a touchdown to surpass Clint Didier (19) for sole possession of fourth-most by a tight end in Redskins history. * Reed (19) chasing Jean Fugett (21) for third-most receiving touchdowns by a tight end in Redskins history. * Reed registering multiple touchdown receptions in back-to-back games for the second time in his career and the first time since Weeks 15-16 in 2015. * Reed (six) scoring multiple receiving touchdowns to move past Santana Moss (six) for sole possession of the sixth-most games with multiple touchdown receptions by a member of the Redskins since 1960.
A WIN WOULD
... improve the Redskins to 7-4-1 this season.
... make the Redskins 3-2-1 on the road this season.
... push the Redskins to 6-2-1 in their last nine road games, dating back to 2015.
... give the Redskins a win in their lone game against NFC West competition this season.
... be Gruden's 20th victory with the Redskins. He would be the ninth coach in team history to reach 20 wins, joining Joe Gibbs (171), George Allen (79), Ray Flaherty (56), Norv Turner (50) Joe Kuharich (26), Jack Pardee (24), Mike Shanahan (24) and Bill McPeak (21).
... improve the Redskins to 75-45-2 against the Cardinals alltime. The Redskins' current 74 all-time wins against the Cardinals are their second-most against any franchise.
... represent victories for the Redskins in nine of their last 10 games against the Cardinals, dating back to 2000.
... be the Redskins' first win in Arizona since Dec. 11, 2005.
NOTABLE REDSKINS/COWBOYS CONNECTIONS
Former Cardinals on Redskins:
- Quarterbacks Coach Matt Cavanaugh (1994-95)
- Defensive Quality Control Coach Chad Grimm (2009-12)
- CB Greg Toler (2009-12)
Former Redskins on Cardinals:
- Wide Receivers Coach Darryl Drake (1979)
- Running Backs Coach Stump Mitchell (2008-09)
Redskins from Arizona:
- LB Trent Murphy (Phoenix)
- LS Nick Sundberg (Phoenix)
Cardinals who went to college in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- Head Coach Bruce Arians (Virginia Tech)
- Defensive Backs Coach Nick Rapone (Virginia Tech)
- G Earl Watford (James Madison)
Redskins who went to college in Arizona:
- G Shawn Lauvao (Arizona State)
- WR Colt McCoy (Arizona State)
Notable Pro Connections:
- Head Coach Jay Gruden worked with Cardinals TE Jermaine Gresham (2011-13) and Cardinals DT Frostee Rucker (2011) for the Cincinnati Bengals.
- Outside Linebackers Coach Greg Manusky and T Ty Nsekhe worked with Cardinals Head Coach Bruce Arians, Cardinals Offensive Coordinator Harold Goodwin and Cardinals Defensive Coordinator James Bettcher for the Indianapolis Colts in 2012.
- Outside Linebackers Coach Greg Manusky worked with Cardinals Pass Rush Specialist Tom Pratt for the Kanas City Chiefs in 1994. Manusky played linebacker while Pratt served as the Defensive Line Coach.
- Outside Linebackers Coach Greg Manusky played with Cardinals Cornerbacks Coach Kevin Ross for the Kanas City Chiefs in 1997. Manusky played linebacker while Ross played cornerback.
- Outside Linebacker Coach Greg Manusky (2012,14), T Ty Nsekhe (2012), DE Ricky Jean Francois (2014) and CB Greg Toler (2014) worked with Cardinals C A.Q. Shipley for the Indianapolis Colts.
- Outside Linebackers Coach Greg Manusky and T Ty Nsekhe worked with Cardinals QB Drew Stanton for the Indianapolis Colts in 2012. Manusky served as the Defensive Coordinator.
- Outside Linebackers Coach Greg Manusky, CB Greg Toler and Ricky Jean Francois worked with Cardinals RB Kerwynn Williams for the Indianapolis Colts in 2013.
- Assistant Special Teams Coach Bradford Banta worked with Cardinals Head Coach Bruce Arians for the Indianapolis Colts from 1998-99.
- Assistant Special Teams Coach Bradford Banta (1998-99) and WR Pierre Garçon (2008-10) worked with Cardinals Assistant Head Coach/Offense Tom Moore for the Indianapolis Colts.
- Assistant Special Teams Coach Bradford Banta worked with Cardinals Inside Linebackers Coach Larry Foote for the Detroit Lions in 2009. Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica, Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan and Quarterbacks Coach Matt Cavanaugh worked with Cardinals Assistant Head Coach/Offense Tom Moore for the New York Jets in 2011.
- Defensive Backs Coach Perry Fewell worked with Cardinals Offensive Coordinator Harold Goodwin for the Chicago Bears in 2005. Defensive Backs Coach Perry Fewell worked with Cardinals Wide Receivers Coach Darryl Drake for the Chicago Bears in 2005.
- Defensive Coordinator Joe Barry worked with Cardinals Defensive Line Coach Brentson Buckner for the San Francisco 49ers in 2000.
- DL Ziggy Hood worked with Cardinals Head Coach Bruce Arians, Cardinals Offensive Coordinator Harold Goodwin and Special Teams Coordinator Amos Jones for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2009-11.
- DL Ziggy Hood worked with Cardinals Defensive Line Coach Brentson Buckner for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2010-12. DL Ziggy Hood (2010-13) and LB Terence Garvin (2013) played with Cardinals Inside Linebackers Coach Larry Foote for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- DL Ziggy Hood played with Cardinals P Drew Butler for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012.
- DL Cullen Jenkins (2005-08) and S Will Blackmon (2006-08) worked with Cardinals Linebackers Coach Bob Sanders for the Green Bay Packers.
- Defensive Backs Coach Perry Fewell (2009) and S Donte Whitner Sr. (2009-10) worked with Cardinals Linebackers Coach Bob Sanders for the Buffalo Bills.
- S Donte Whitner Sr. worked with Cardinals Assistant Offensive Line Coach Larry Zierlein for the Buffalo Bills in 2006.
- Quarterbacks Coach Matt Cavanaugh (2013-14), Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Mike Clark (2013-14) and WR Rashad Ross (2014) worked with Cardinals C Taylor Boggs for the Chicago Bears.
- S Duke Ihenacho (2012-14) and TE Vernon Davis (2015) worked with Cardinals LS Aaron Brewer for the Denver Broncos.
- WR Rashad Ross played with Cardinals CB Marcus Cooper for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013.
- WR Rashad Ross played with Cardinals LB Zaviar Gooden for the Tennessee Titans in 2013.
- Outside Linebackers Coach Greg Manusky (2010), TE Derek Carrier (2013-14), TE Vernon Davis (2010-14), DE Ricky Jean Francois (2010- 12), QB Colt McCoy (2013) and S Donte Whitner Sr. (2011-13) worked with Cardinals G Mike Iupati for the San Francisco 49ers.
- QB Colt McCoy and G Shawn Lauvao played with Cardinals DT Frostee Rucker for the Cleveland Browns in 2012.
Notable College Connections:
- Defensive Line Coach Robb Akey worked with Cardinals G Mike Iupati for Idaho from 2007-09. Akey served as the Head Coach.
- Quarterbacks Coach Matt Cavanaugh worked with Cardinals Strength and Conditioning Coach Buddy Morris for Pittsburgh from 2007-08. Cavanaugh served as the Quarterbacks Coach/Offensive Coordinator while Morris served in the same position.
- Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard worked with Cardinals Linebackers Coach Bob Sanders for Florida from 1993-96. Hilliard played wide receiver while Sanders served as the Assistant Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Ends Coach.
- Inside Linebackers Coach Kirk Olivadotti worked with Cardinals P Drew Butler for Georgia in 2011.
- Running Backs Coach Randy Jordan worked with Cardinals LB Kareem Martin for North Carolina from 2012-13.
- G Arie Kouandjio worked with Cardinals Offensive Assistant Kevin Garver for Alabama from 2010-12.
- G Arie Kouandjio played with Cardinals DT Ed Stinson for Alabama from 2010-13. DL Cullen Jenkins worked with Cardinals Offensive Coordinator Harold Goodwin for Central Michigan from 2000-02.
- T Ty Nsekhe played with Cardinals ILB Joplo Bartu for Texas State from 2008-09.
- CB Bashaud Breeland played with Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (2009-12) and Cardinals K Chandler Catanzaro (2009-13) at Clemson.
- P Tress Way played with Cardinals TE Jermaine Gresham (2008- 09) and Cardinals S Tony Jefferson (2010-12) at Oklahoma.
- TE Jordan Reed (2012), RB Mack Brown (2012-14), CB Quinton Dunbar (2012-14) and RB Rob Kelley (2012-14) played with Cardinals T D.J. Humphries at Florida.
- LB Trent Murphy played with Cardinals DT Josh Mauro for Stanford from 2010-13.
- QB Colt McCoy played with Cardinals LB Alex Okafor for Texas in 2009.
- DE Ricky Jean Francois played with Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson for LSU in 2008.
- DE Chris Baker played with Cardinals C A.Q. Shipley for Penn State from 2005-07.
- LB Trent Murphy played with Cardinals RB Stepfan Taylor for Stanford from 2010-12.
- S Deshazor Everett played with Cardinals CB Brandon Williams for Texas A&M from 2012-14.