REGULAR SEASON WEEK 12WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-7) at SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (6-4) **
Sunday, Nov. 23 – 4:25 p.m. ET
Levi's Stadium (68,500) – Santa Clara, Calif.
The Redskins will travel to the West Coast in Week 12 for their Levi's Stadium debut against the San Francisco 49ers. Kickoff is set for 4:25 p.m. ET.
The Redskins enter the game ranked tied for seventh in the NFL in total offense (380.4 yards per game) and 10th in the league in total defense (332.9 yards allowed per game). The Redskins are one of only two teams in the NFL to rank in the Top 10 in both categories, joining the defending AFC champion Denver Broncos.
If the Redskins maintain their Top 10 ranking in both total offense and total defense, it would represent the first time the organization had done so since its Super Bowl championship season in 1991. That year, the Redskins finished the season boasting the NFL's fourth-ranked offense and the league's third-ranked defense in terms of yardage.
Sunday's game is expected to feature a matchup of two of the league's most dependable starting running backs. Redskins running back Alfred Morris has started 42 consecutive games for Washington, the second longest active streak by an NFL running behind only San Francisco's Frank Gore (54).
– Redskins trail overall series, 10-19-1**
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– Redskins trail regular season series, 9-16-1
– Last meeting: Nov. 25, 2013 (27-6, SF)
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– Rich Gannon (color)
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Head coach Jim Harbaugh leads the San Francisco 49ers in 2014. The Niners enter Week 12 with a 6-4 record and currently sit in second place in the NFC West
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has completed 194-of-318 passes (61.0 percent) this season for 2,359 yards. In 10 games, Kaepernick has recorded 14 touchdown passes and five interceptions.
Running back Frank Gore has rushed for a team-leading 648 yards on 158 carries (4.1 avg.) and two touchdowns in 2014. Kaepernick has added 322 yards on 66 carries, and running back Carlos Hyde leads the Niners with three rushing touchdowns on 63 carries.
Wide receiver Anquan Boldin leads the 49ers with 56 receptions. He has recorded 688 receiving yards (12.3 avg.) and is tied for second on the team with three receiving touchdowns. Wide receiver Michael Crabtree leads the team with four receiving touchdowns and ranks second on the team in receptions (43) and receiving yards (509).
Linebacker Chris Borland leads the team with 57 total tackles (43 solo). He has one sack in 2014. Cornerback Perrish Cox leads San Francisco with four interceptions.
Phil Dawson handles kicking duties for the Niners. Dawson is 19-of-23 on field goal attempts this season (82.6 percent). Andy Lee has punted 44 times with a 46.7-yard average this season.
Bruce Ellington serves as the return specialist for San Francisco. On kick returns, Ellington has gained 361 yards on 14 returns 25.8 avg.) and has returned 17 punts for 119 yards (7.0 avg.).
REGULAR SEASON SERIES
Sunday's matchup between the Redskins and 49ers is the 27th regular season meeting between the two teams and the 31st all-time meeting.
The 49ers hold a 10-19-1 overall series lead, including a 9-16-1 record in regular season contests.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK
- The Redskins rushing for at least 150 yards in a second consecutive game for the first time since exceeding 150 yards in three straight games for Weeks 9-11 last season.
The Redskins possessing the ball for 34 minutes or more for a second consecutive game for the first time since Weeks 2-3 this year. * The Redskins making their Levi's Stadium debut. * The NFL's most dependable starting running backs facing one another. San Francisco's Frank Gore (54) and Washington's Alfred Morris (42) have the two longest active streaks for consecutive starts by NFL running backs. * Kicker Kai Forbath maintaining the highest field goal percentage in team history among players with at least 50 field goal attempts (86.2-percent). * Wide receiver Pierre Garcon recording two touchdown receptions to match his single-season best as a member of the Redskins (five in 2013). * Garcon compiling 38 receiving yards to reach 5,000 for his career. * Garcon catching 12 passes to reach 400 career receptions. * Quarterback Robert Griffin III (38) recording one touchdown to tie or two passing touchdowns to surpass Jay Schroeder (39) for 10th-most in Redskins history. * Griffin III (7,166) throwing for 280 yards to pass Jay Schroeder (7,445) for 10th-most in team history. * Griffin III scoring a rushing touchdown to tie Eddie LeBaron, Mark Rypien and Norm Snead for fourth-most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in Redskins history (eight). * Running back Roy Helu, Jr. scoring a receiving touchdown in a second consecutive game for the first time in his career and scoring a touchdown of any kind in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 12-13 of the 2011 season. * Helu, Jr. registering another 30-yard reception. This season, Helu, Jr. has become the first Redskins running back in records available dating back to 1994 to record a reception of at least 30 yards in four games in a single season. * Wide receiver DeSean Jackson improving upon his league-leading 20.5 yards per reception this season. * Jackson recording four passes and 64 receiving yards to reach 400 career receptions and 7,000 career receiving yards, respectively. * Jackson registering his sixth 100-yard receiving game this season to record six 100-yard games in one season by a single Redskins receiver for the fourth time since 1960 (Bobby Mitchell, 7 in 1962 and 6 in 1963; Art Monk, 6 in 1985). * Jackson gaining 181 receiving yards to post the 28th 1,000-yard receiving season in team history. Jackson would become the fifth player to accomplish the feat in his first season in Washington (Bobby Mitchell in 1962, Henry Ellard in 1994, Laveranues Coles in 2003 and Santana Moss in 2005). *
Jackson adding to his league-leading totals in total touchdowns of 50-plus yards (20), receptions of 25-plus yards (85) and receptions of 50-plus yards (27) since entering the league in 2008. * Jackson scoring another touchdown covering 50 yards or more to become the first member of the Redskins with four 50-yard touchdowns in a season since Santana Moss (four in 2005). * Jackson recording a 50-yard plus touchdown to tie Ken Burrough and Devin Hester (21) for sixth-most total touchdowns of 50 yards or more in the NFL since the 1970 merger. * Defensive end Frank Kearse (3.0), safety Brandon Meriweather (3.0) and linebacker Keenan Robinson (1.5) adding to their career highs in sacks this season. * Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan forcing a fumble to tie Ken Harvey (13) for the most forced fumbles by a member of the Redskins since 1994. * Kerrigan recording two sacks to tie Andre Carter for seventh-most career sacks by a member of the Redskins since sacks became an official stat in 1982. * Kerrigan recording one sack to match and/or 1.5 sacks to surpass his single-season career high (8.5) set previously in 2012 and 2013. * Running back Alfred Morris maintaining the highest rushing average in team history (4.58). * Morris recording multiple rushing touchdowns for a third this season to match his career high (three multi-touchdown games in 2012). * Morris rushing for 100 yards for the first time this season and the 11th time in his career. * Morris recording another 70-yard rushing game. His 31 games with 70 or more rushing yards are the most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2012. * Morris improving upon his career-best 104 receiving yards this season. * Wide receiver Santana Moss scoring a touchdown to tie former teammate Clinton Portis for ninth-most total touchdowns in team history (49). * Tight end Niles Paul adding to his 33 receptions and 446 receiving yards this season, already single-season career highs. * Punter Tress Way continuing his league-leading pace of 48.9 yards per punt. If maintained, Way's average would rank second in team history, trailing only Sammy Baugh's full-season NFL record (51.4 yards per punt in 1940). * Way recording a 60-yard punt to become the first Redskins punter to record a 60-yard punt in five games in a single season since Matt Turk (five in 1998). * Fullback Darrel Young tying a career high with his fourth total touchdown of the season. Young had four touchdowns a season ago (three rushing, one receiving).
A REDSKINS WIN WOULD…
…give the Redskins their second road win of the season.
…represent the Redskins' second win against an NFC opponent this season.
…surpass the Redskins' win total from a season ago (three) with their fourth victory of the season.
…be the Redskins' first victory against an NFC West opponent since a 23-17 victory against the Seattle Seahawks on Nov. 27, 2011.
…represent the Redskins' first road win against the 49ers since Dec. 18, 2004.
Check out the top photos from the Washington Redskins' Week 11 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at FedExField in Landover, Md.
NOTES FROM LAST GAME**
- The Redskins fell to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 27-7, in front of an announced crowd of 77,442 people at FedExField on Sunday.
- The Redskins rushed for 155 yards, their second highest rushing total this season (191 vs. Jacksonville in Week 2).
- The Redskins gained 5.0 yards per carry, the teams most since Week 1 at Houston (5.7).
- The Redskins' defense held the Buccaneers to 48 yards on 21 carries. It marked the first time since Week 2 that the Redskins have held an opponent under 50 rushing yards in a game (25 yards vs. Jacksonville).
- The Redskins have now held two separate opponents under 50 rushing yards in a single season for the first time since 2012 (Weeks 1 and 12).
- Running back Alfred Morris posted a season-high 96 rushing yards on 20 carries.
- With the performance, Morris (3,589) passed Cliff Battles (3,511) for seventh-most career rushing yards in team history.
- Morris now has 783 career carries, passing Don Bosseler (775) and Ladell Betts (776) for ninth-most rushing attempts in team history.
- Morris has posted 31 career games with at least 70 rushing yards, the most in the NFL since entering the league in 2012.
- Morris gained 69 yards in the first half, his most productive output through two quarters since rushing for 75 yards in the first half at Atlanta in Week 15 last season.
- Morris added a 24-yard reception in the second quarter, the second-longest of his career and his longest since a 26-yarder vs. the New York Giants in Week 4 this season.
- Morris posted a career-high 36 yards on two receptions. His previous single-game high was 27 yards, set twice, including most recently in Week 4 this season.
- Morris now has a career-high 104 receiving yards this season.
- Running back Roy Helu, Jr. recorded his second career receiving touchdown, scoring on a 30-yard touchdown pass from Robert Griffin III.
- The receiving touchdown was the second of Helu's career and his first since scoring via reception at Philadelphia in Week 17 of the 2011 season.
- The 30-yard reception was Helu's fourth of the season, the most by a Redskins running back in a single season in records available back to 1994.
- For Griffin III, the touchdown pass was his second of the season and the 38th of his career.
- Griffin III completed 23-of-32 passes for 207 yards with one touchdown. He also added a season-high 41 rushing yards on six carries.
- Returner Andre Roberts set career highs in kickoff returns (five) and kickoff return yardage (117).
- Fullback Darrel Young recorded his career-high second fumble recovery of the season on a muffed punt in the second quarter. It was the third fumble recovery of Young's career.
- Punter Tress Way punted four times with an average of 44.3 yards per punt. Way leads the NFL with an average of 48.4 yards per punt this season.
- Linebacker Trent Murphy registered a sack-fumble on Buccaneers quarterback Josh McCown in the first quarter, the rookie's second sack of his career and first career forced fumble.
- Defensive lineman Barry Cofield made his return off of the Reserve/Injured Designated for Return list and recorded his first sack of the season in the fourth quarter. It was his first full sack since registering two sacks at Oakland in Week 4 last season.
- Wide receiver Leonard Hankerson made his season debut, playing in his first game since sustaining an injury in Week 11 last season.
- The Redskins extended their NFL-best sellout streak to 390 games, including postseason play.
Former 49ers on Redskins:
- Offensive Line Coach Chris Foerster (2008-09)
- Assistant Offensive Line Coach Shane Day (Offensive Quality Control, 2007-09)
- S Trenton Robinson (2012)
- QB Colt McCoy (2013)
Former Redskins on 49ers:
- General Manager Trent Baalke (National Scout 2001-03, College Scouting Coordinator 2004)
- Offensive Assistant Richmond Flowers (2010-13)
49ers who went to college in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- LB Ahmad Brooks (Virginia)
- TE Vernon Davis (Maryland)
- S Antoine Bethea (Howard)
Redskins who went to college near the Bay Area:
- WR DeSean Jackson (Cal)
- LB Trent Murphy (Stanford)
- LS Nick Sundberg (Cal)
49ers from the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- Offensive Assistant Ronald Curry (Hampton, Va.)
- LB Ahmad Brooks (Woodbridge, Va.)
- TE Vernon Davis (Washington, D.C.)
- S Antoine Bethea (Newport News, Va.)
Redskins from the Bay Area:
- RB Roy Helu, Jr. (Danville)
Notable Pro Connections:
- G Shawn Lauvao played in Cleveland in 2010 when 49ers Special Teams Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach Brad Seely held the same position, Tight Ends Coach Eric Mangini was the Head Coach and Special Teams Assistant Tracy Smith held the same position.
- S Brandon Meriweather and 49ers S Bubba Ventrone played for the New England Patriots when Seely was the Special Teams Coordinator there from 2007-08.
- G Chris Chester played in Baltimore (2006-10) when Offensive Line Coach Chris Foerster was the Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach (2005-07) there, 49ers Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio was a Special Assistant to the Head Coach (2006-09) and Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman was the Assistant Offensive Line Coach (2006-07).
Here's an exclusive look from the Washington Redskins' sideline during their Week 11 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Nov. 16, 2014, at FedExField in Landover, Md.
G Chris Chester played in Baltimore with 49ers WR Anquan Boldin in 2010. * Defensive Line Coach Jacob Burney held the same position in Baltimore in 1996 when 49ers Tight Ends Coach Eric Mangini was the Offensive Assistant/Quality Control Coach there. * Burney held the same position in Carolina (1999-01) when Roman was the Offensive Assistant (1999-00) and Assistant Offensive Line Coach (2001) and 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh was a quarterback there (2001). * Director of Football Operations Paul Kelly was the Assistant to the Head Coach in Oakland from 2002-03 when 49ers Offensive Assistant Roland Curry played wide receiver there. * T Tyler Polumbus (2008-09) and DL Chris Baker (2010) played in Denver with 49ers CB Perrish Cox (2010) when 49ers Secondary Coach Ed Donatell held the same position there from 2009-10. * Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica was the Quality Control Coach (2007-08) for the New York Jets when Donatell was a Special Assistant (2007) and Tight Ends Coach Eric Mangini was the Head Coach there (2006-08). * Defensive Backs Coach Raheem Morris was the Defensive Backs Coach (2007-08) and Head Coach (2009-11) in Tampa when Head Coach Jay Gruden (2002-08) and Offensive Coordinator Sean McVay (2008) were both Offensive Assistants, Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard played wide receiver and 49ers Offensive Assistant Ejiro Evero was the Defensive Quality Control Coach from 2007-09. * Defensive Coordinator Jim Haslett held the same position in New Orleans in 1996 when 49ers Assistant Secondary Coach Greg Jackson played safety there. * Assistant Special Teams Coach Brad Banta played long snapper in Detroit (2002-03) when 49ers Running Backs Coach Tom Rathman held the same position there (2001-05). * T Tyler Polumbus played in Seattle when 49ers Special Teams Assistant Tracy Smith was a Coaching Assistant there in 2011. * NT Barry Cofield played for the New York Giants with 49ers S Craig Dahl from 2007-08. * WR Pierre Garcon played in Indianapolis with 49ers S Antoine Bethea from 2008-11.
Notable College Connections:
- Offensive Line Coach Chris Foerster played at Colorado State when 49ers Special Teams Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach Brad Seely was the Offensive Line Coach there from 1979-80.
- LB Trent Murphy (2009-13) played at Stanford with 49ers T Jonathan Martin (2008-11) and LB Chase Thomas (2009-12) when 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh (2007-10) and Defensive Coordinator Vic Fangio held the same position there (2010) and Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman held various offensive coaching positions there (2009-10).
- S Brandon Meriweather played with 49ers RB Frank Gore at Miami from 2002-04.
- CB David Amerson played with 49ers CB Dontae Johnson at North Carolina State from 2010-12.
- RB Silas Redd played with 49ers C Marcus Martin at USC from 2012-13.