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2017 Game Information: Redskins-49ers


Series history, broadcast information, connections and more from Sunday's Redskins-49ers 2017 Week 6 matchup at FedExField in Landover, Md.


Sunday, Oct. 15 | 1:00 p.m. ET

FedExField (82,000) | Landover, Md.

The Redskins will return to action in Week 6 when the team plays host to the San Francisco 49ers at FedExField. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.

The Redskins finished the first quarter of their season with a 2-2 record despite facing the league's toughest opening schedule, statistically. Including action during Washington's bye in Week 5, the Redskins' first four opponents are now a collective 14-6, including a 12-4 mark in games against teams other than Washington. The .700 collective winning percentage boasted by the Redskins' opponents represents the NFL's toughest strength of schedule of any team through five weeks.

Sunday represents the Redskins' annual Breast Cancer Awareness game, which kicks off the team's awareness efforts throughout the entire month of October. Fans on Sunday will be welcomed by Tanya Snyder, wife of Redskins owner Dan Snyder, and hundreds of Zeta Tau Alpha members distributing THINK-PINK!® ribbons and breast cancer awareness educational materials.

SERIES HISTORY--Redskins trail all-time series, 10-20-1

--Redskins trail regular season series, 9-17-1

--Last meeting: Nov. 23, 2014 (17-13, SF)

TELEVISION: FOX--Chris Myers (play-by-play)
--Daryl Johnson (color)
--Laura Okmin (sidelines) 

RADIO: Redskins Radio Network
--Larry Michael (play-by-play)
--Sonny Jurgensen (color)
--Chris Cooley (analysis)
--Rick "Doc" Walker (sidelines)


The San Francisco 49ers enter Week 6 with an 0-5 record and in fourth place in the NFC West. This season is the team's first season under the purview of Head Coach Kyle Shanahan.

Check out images of the Gameday Magazine from the 1992 American Bowl between the Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers on Aug. 16, 2016, at Wembley Stadium in London.

Brian Hoyer is the team's starter at quarterback in his ninth NFL season. This season, he has completed 115- of-194 passes (59.3 percent) for 1,211 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions. Hoyer joined the 49ers in 2017 after completing 134-of-200 passes for 1,445 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions as a member of the Chicago Bears last season.

Running back Carlos Hyde is leading the 49ers in rushing this year, having posted 332 rushing yards on 73 carries including two touchdowns. Matt Breida has also added 120 rushing yards on 30 carries.

Wide receiver Pierre Garçon leads the 49ers in receptions (28) and receiving yards (379). Marquise Goodwin has also contributed with 14 receptions for 243 yards. Four players are tied for the team lead in receiving touchdowns (one).

Linebacker NaVorro Bowman leads the 49ers with a team-high 38 tackles (22 solo) through five games. Linebacker Elvis Dumervil has a team-high 3.5 sacks, while Linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong leads the 49ers in interceptions (two).

Robbie Gould handles kicking duties for the 49ers, while Bradley Pinion handles the punting responsibilities. Gould is 14-of-14 (100 percent) on field goal attempts this season. He is also 5-of-6 on PATs. Pinion is averaging 45.3 yards per punt.

Trent Taylor has been the team's primary punt returner in 2017, while Victor Bolden Jr. has handled kick returns. Taylor has averaged 9.9 yards on 10 punt returns. Bolden Jr. is averaging 20.2 yards on 12 kick returns.  


  • The Redskins earning their 14th victory in a game directly following a bye week since byes were instituted in 1990. 
  • The Redskins attempting to snap a four-game losing streak against the 49ers. 
  • The Redskins securing their first victory against the 49ers since a 52-17 victory at FedExField on Oct. 23, 2005. 
  • The Redskins evening their all-time home record against the 49ers at 8-8, including postseason play. 
  • The Redskins facing their former offensive coordinator, Kyle Shanahan. In Week 2, the Redskins defeated another former Redskins offensive coordinator, earning a 27-20 victory against Sean McVay's Los Angeles Rams. 
  • The Redskins improving to 2-0 against NFC West opponents this season. 
  • The Redskins exceeding 300 yards of offense for a fourth consecutive game. 
  • The Redskins throwing no interceptions in a fourth straight contest for the first time since a 12-game regular season stretch spanning Week 14 of the 2007 season through Week 8 of the 2008 season (the longest such streak in the NFL since the 1970 merger). 
  • The Redskins recording a sack in a 29th consecutive regular season game, dating back to 2015. Washington's active streak of 28 games ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL (Cincinnati, 34). 
  • The Redskins posting four or more sacks in three consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 15-17 of the 2015 season. 
  • The Redskins holding opponents without a sack in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 3-4 of the 2006 season. 
  • Head Coach Jay Gruden winning his 24th game with the Redskins to tie Jack Pardee and Mike Shanahan for sixth-most in franchise history. 
  • Quarterback Trent Williams starting his 37th consecutive regular season game for the Redskins, already the third-longest streak by a Redskins quarterback since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger behind Joe Theismann (60 from 1980-84) and Mark Rypien (41 from 1990-93). 
  • Cousins entering the game third in NFL history in completion percentage (65.9) among players with at least 1,500 career attempts. 
  • Cousins adding to his team records for career 300-yard passing games (20, including 19 in regular season play) and 400-yard passing games (three). 
  • Cousins finishing a third consecutive game with a passer rating of 100.0 or better for the first time since Weeks 10-12 of the 2016 season. 
  • Cousins throwing multiple touchdown passes in three consecutive games for the first time since a four-game stretch in Weeks 8-12 of the 2016 season. 
  • Cousins entering the contest having thrown 90 consecutive pass attempts without an interception, dating back to Week 1. Cousins' career-long interception-less streak is 187 attempts, set in Weeks 8-13 in 2016. 
  • Cousins throwing no interceptions in four consecutive regular season games for the first time in his career.
  • Cousins (seven in 2017) throwing three touchdown passes to make him the seventh Redskins quarterback with at least four consecutive 10-touchdown passing seasons, joining Sonny Jurgensen (seven, 1964-70), Joe Theismann (seven, 1978-84), Billy Kilmer (six, 1971-76), Mark Rypien (five, 1988-92), Jason Campbell (four, 2006- 09) and Sammy Baugh (four, twice, 1940-43 and 1947-50). 
  • Cousins (nine) rushing for a touchdown to tie Sonny Jurgensen (10) for the second-most career rushing touchdowns by a Redskins quarterback. » Cousins (77) rushing for 23 yards to give the Redskins four players with at least 100 rushing yards in a season for the first time since 2011 (Roy Helu Jr., Evan Royster, Tim Hightower and Ryan Torain). » Jamison Crowder (one) returning a punt for a touchdown to become the eighth Redskins player to record multiple career punt return touchdowns, joining Brian Mitchell, Rickie Harris, Dick Todd, Bert Zagers, Cliff Battles, Mike Nelms and Johnny Williams. 
  • Tight end Vernon Davis (6,584) gaining 158 receiving yards to move past Kellen Winslow (6,741) for the ninth-most career receiving yards by a tight end in NFL history. 
  • Davis (58) chasing former Redskins great Jerry Smith and Jimmy Graham (60 each) for sixth on the list of career touchdown receptions by a tight end in NFL history. » Linebacker Mason Foster (one) setting a single-season career high with his next fumble recovery.
  • Wide receiver Ryan Grant (two) setting a single-season career high with his next touchdown reception (two in 2015 and 2017).
  • Kicker Dustin Hopkins (five) kicking his sixth career field goal of 50 yards or more to take sole possession of third-most in team history. 
  • Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan starting his 101st consecutive regular season game, the longest active streak among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career. 
  • Kerrigan recording his fourth career interception return touchdown to take sole possession of second-most in franchise history. He is currently tied with DeAngelo Hall, Monte Coleman, Andre Collins, Brig Owens and Mike Bass (three each). 
  • Kerrigan tying a team record with his second interception return touchdown of the season (Pug Rentner, 1936; Dan Sandifer, 1948; Dale Hackbart, 1961; Vernon Dean, 1984; Andre Collins, 1994; DeAngelo Hall, 2013). 
  • Tight end Jordan Reed (20) catching a touchdown pass to tie Jean Fugett (21) for third-most career receiving touchdowns by a tight end in Redskins history.

Linebacker Preston Smith earning a sack in five consecutive games for the first time in his career.  * Smith becoming the first member of the Redskins to post a sack in five straight games since Ryan Kerrigan in Weeks 12-16 of the 2014 season.  * Smith attempting to join Charles Mann (1989) and Fred Stokes (1991) as the only Redskins to record a full sack in each of the first five games of a season since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982.  * Safety D.J. Swearinger, defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis or defensive lineman Terrell McClain recording a full sack to give them consecutive games with at least 1.0 sack for the first time in their respective careers.  * Running back Chris Thompson (235) gaining 114 receiving yards to break his single-season career high in receiving yards (349 in 2016).  * Thompson (851) accruing 149 receiving yards to become the 22nd back in Redskins history to record 1,000 career receiving yards with the team.  * Thompson (two) catching his third touchdown reception of the season to break his current single-season career high (two each in the 2015-17 seasons). * Thompson (two) becoming the first Redskins back to catch at least three touchdown passes in a season since fullback Mike Sellers (seven) in 2005.  * Thompson (seven) catching three touchdown passes to tie Joe Washington (10) for 10th-most career receiving touchdown by a back in Redskins history.

... push the Redskins to 3-2 this season.

... make the Redskins 2-1 at home this season.

... improve the Redskins to 2-0 against NFC West competition this season.

... give the Redskins two straight wins against NFC West opponents for the first time since defeating the Cardinals and Rams in Weeks 2 and 4, respectively, of the 2011 season.

... be the Redskins' 14th victory in games directly following a bye since byes were instituted in 1990.

... snap a four-game losing streak to the 49ers.

... represent the Redskins' first win against the 49ers since a 52- 17 victory at FedExField on Oct. 23, 2005.

... even the Redskins' all-time home record against the 49ers at 8-8, including postseason play.

... push the Redskins to 2-0 against former Redskins offensive coordinators this season.


Former 49ers on Redskins:

Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky (2007-10)  * Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh (1983-96)  * Defensive Line Coach Jim Tomsula (2007-15)  * Quarterbacks Coach Kevin O'Connell (2016)  * TE Vernon Davis (2006-15)  * QB Colt McCoy (2013)

Former Redskins on 49ers:

  • Head Coach Kyle Shanahan (2010-13) 
  • Assistant Head Coach/Tight Ends Coach Jon Embree (2010) 
  • Special Teams Coordinator Richard Hightower (2010-13) 
  • Running Backs Coach Robert Turner Jr. (2010-13) 
  • Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Ray Wright (1997-99, 2010-14) 
  • Run Game Specialist Mike McDaniel (2011-13) 
  • Defensive Quality Control Bobby Slowik (2010-13) 
  • WR Pierre Garçon (2012-16) 
  • TE Logan Paulsen (2010-15) 
  • WR Aldrick Robinson (2011-14) 
  • TE/LS Kyle Nelson (2013)

Redskins from California:

  • LB Chris Carter (Fontana) 
  • LB Mason Foster (Seaside) 
  • S Stefan McClure (Vista)

49ers from the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:

  • LB NaVorro Bowman (Forestville, Md.) 
  • LB Eli Harold (Virginia Beach, Va.)

Redskins who went to college in California:

  • Quarterbacks Coach Kevin O'Connell (San Diego State) 
  • LB Chris Carter (Fresno State) 
  • S Stefan McClure (California) 
  • CB Fabian Moreau (UCLA) 
  • LS Nick Sundberg (California)

49ers who went to college in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:

  • LB Eli Harold (Virginia)

Notable Pro Connections: (Extensive connections with former Redskins coaches excluded)

  • Head Coach Jay Gruden (2002-08) worked with 49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan (2004-05) for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 
  • Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard played on the Bucs from 2005-08. 
  • Offensive Quality Control Coach Chris O'Hara worked with 49ers Defensive Coordinator Robert Saleh and Offensive Line Coach John Benton for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2015-16. 49ers Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Daniel Bullocks also worked for the Jaguars in 2016. 49ers G Zane Beadles played on the Jaguars from 2014-15. 
  • Defensive Quality Control Coach Cannon Matthews (2013, 2016) and O'Connell (2015) worked with 49ers Tight Ends/Assistant Head Coach Jon Embree (2013), Defensive backs Coach Jeff Hafley (2014- 15) and Johnny Holland (2016) for the Cleveland Browns. 49ers QB Brian Hoyer (2013-14), RB Raheem Mostert (2015), DL Xavier Cooper (2015-16) and CB K'Waun Williams (2014-15) played on the Browns. 
  • Assistant Special Teams Coach Bret Munsey worked for the Philadelphia Eagles when 49ers Defensive Quality Control Coach DeMeco Ryans played there in 2013. 
  • Hilliard worked for the Buffalo Bills when 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin played there in 2013. 
  • Defensive Backs Coach Torrian Gray (2004-05) and Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh (2013-14) worked for the Chicago Bears when 49ers K Robbie Gould played there from 2005-15. 
  • O'Connell played with QB Brian Hoyer on the New England Patriots in 2009. 
  • Outside Linebackers Coach Chad Grimm worked for the Arizona Cardinals when QB Brian Hoyer played there in 2012. 
  • O'Hara worked for the Jacksonville Jaguars when 49ers LB Dekoda Watson played there in 2014. Carberry and Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan worked for the Dallas Cowboys when DL Terrell McClain and LB Dekoda Watson played there in 2014. 
  • DL Ziggy Hood played with G Zane Beadles on the Jacksonville Jaguars when Robert Saleh worked there in 2014. Hood played with 49ers K Robbie Gould on the Chicago Bears in 2015. 
  • DL Terrell McClain and S D.J. Swearinger played on the Houston Texans when John Benton and Defensive Line Coach Jeff Zgonina worked there in 2013. 
  • LB Mason Foster (2011-14) and S D.J. Swearinger (2015) played on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when Jon Embree (2014-16), Jeff Hafley (2012-13) and Defensive Quality Control Coach Tim Lukabu (2012-13) worked there. 49ers LB Dekoda Watson played on the Bucs from 2011- 13. 
  • WR Terrelle Pryor Sr. (2011-13) and DL Stacy McGee (2013-16) played on the Oakland Raiders when Johnny Holland (2012) and Senior Defensive Assistant Jason Tarver (2012-14) worked there. 
  • WR Brian Quick played with 49ers LB Ray-Ray Armstrong on the St. Louis Rams from 2013-14. DL Stacy McGee also played with Armstrong on the Oakland Raiders in 2014. 
  • LB Chris Carter played with 49ers CB Asa Jackson on the Cincinnati Bengals in 2015. Carter also played with Jackson, LB Elvis Dumervil and FB Kyle Juszczyk on the Baltimore Ravens in 2016. 
  • OL T.J. Clemmings played with 49ers OL Brandon Fusco on the Minnesota Vikings from 2015-16. 
  • LB Zach Brown (2016) and K Dustin Hopkins (2013) played with 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin (2013-16) on the Buffalo Bills. 
  • DL Ziggy Hood and G Shawn Lauvao played with 49ers QB Brian Hoyer on the Cleveland Browns in 2013. 
  • S D.J. Swearinger played with 49ers CB Asa Jackson on the Arizona Cardinals in 2016. 
  • DL Terrell McClain played with 49ers NT Earl Mitchell on the Houston Texans from 2012-13.

Notable College Connections:

  • Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan and Running backs Coach Randy Jordan worked at Nebraska when 49ers Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Daniel Bullocks played there from 2004-05. 
  • Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh worked with 49ers Defensive backs Coach Jeff Hafley at Pittsburgh from 2006-08. Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Kavan Latham also worked with Hafley and Defensive Quality Control Coach Tem Lukabu at Rutgers in 2011. Latham worked with 49ers Wide Receivers Coach Mike LaFleur at St. Joseph's in 2012. 
  • Linebackers Coach Kirk Olivadotti played at Purdue when 49ers Running Backs Coach Robert Turner Jr. worked there from 1993-94. 
  • WR Jamison Crowder (2011-14) played at Duke when 49ers Assistant Defensive Line Coach Vince Oghobaase (2011-12) worked there. 49ers OL Laken Tomlinson played at Duke from 2011-14. 
  • OL Brandon Scherff played with 49ers QB C.J. Beathard at Iowa from 2012-14. 49ers TE George Kittle also played at Iowa from 2013-16. 
  • RB Chris Thompson (2009-12) and K Dustin Hopkins (2009-12) played with 49ers DL Tank Carradine (2011-12) and LB Dekoda Watson (2006-10) at Florida State. 
  • QB Kirk Cousins played with 49ers TE Garrett Celek at Michigan State from 2007-11. 49ers QB Brian Hoyer also played at Michigan State from 2005-08. 
  • LB Ryan Anderson and DL Jonathan Allen played with 49ers LB Reuben Foster at Alabama from 2013-16. 
  • OL Morgan Moses played with 49ers LB Eli Harold at Virginia from 2012-13. WR Terrelle Pryor Sr. played with 49ers RB Carlos Hyde at Ohio State in 2010. 
  • WR Brian Quick played with 49ers C Daniel Kilgore at Appalachian State from 2007-09. 
  • DL Terrell McClain played with 49ers LB Aaron Lynch at USF from 2010-11. 
  • CB Bashaud Breeland played with 49ers P Bradley Pinion at Clemson from 2012-13. 
  • OL T.J. Clemmings played with 49ers CB K'Waun Williams at Pittsburgh from 2011-13.
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