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Game Information: Redskins-Buccaneers

Sunday, Nov. 16 – 1 p.m. ET
FedExField (85,000) – Landover, Md.

Fresh off of a bye in Week 10, the Redskins will return to action on Sunday when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 11. Kickoff at FedExField is set for 1 p.m. ET.

Last time out, the Redskins received a season-best performance from running back Alfred Morris, who posted a season-high 92 rushing yards on 19 carries and matched his season high with two rushing touchdowns. Morris' 19 rushing attempts gave him 763 career carries, exceeding the 750 minimum attempts needed to qualify for the team's record for career rushing average. Morris' 4.58-yard career rushing average is more than a third of a yard higher than the 4.19-yard career average posted previous record holder, Stephen Davis.

Morris now ranks in the Top 10 in team history in rushing (No. 1 – 4.58), rushing touchdowns (No. 7 – 26) and rushing yards (No. 8 – 3,493) and is 12 attempts shy of entering the Top 10 in carries (763).

Sunday's contest will provide the Redskins a chance to break ties in their all-time series records with the Buccaneers. The Redskins are 10-10 all-time against Tampa Bay, including a 9-9 record in regular season contests.

SERIES HISTORY:– Overall series is tied, 10-10

A look back at some of the top images in games between the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

– Regular season is tied, 9-9
– Last meeting: Sept. 30, 2012 (24-22, WAS)

– Dick Stockton (play-by-play)
– Kirk Morrison (color)
– Kristina Pink (sidelines)

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– Larry Michael (play-by-play)
– Sonny Jurgensen (color)
– Chris Cooley (analysis)
– Rick "Doc" Walker (sidelines)

Head Coach Lovie Smith is in his first season leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014. The Buccaneers enter Week 11 with a 1-8 record and sit fourth in the NFC South.

Quarterback Mike Glennon is Tampa Bay's leading passer on the season, having completed 117-of-203 passes for 1,417 yards with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions in six games. Quarterback Josh McCown has appeared in four games for the Buccaneers this season, completing 70-of-111 attempts for 721 yards with four touchdowns and six interceptions.

Running back Bobby Rainey leads the Buccaneers with 388 rushing yards on 87 carries (4.46 avg.) in 2014. McCown has contributed a team-high two rushing touchdowns with 72 yards on 10 carries.

Wide receiver Vincent Jackson has posted a team-high 40 receptions this season for 518 yards (13.0 avg.) and two receiving touchdowns. Rookie wide receiver Mike Evans leads the team in receiving yards with 585 on 39 receptions (15.0 avg.) and a team-high five touchdowns.

Linebacker Lavonte David is second in the league with 103 total tackles (73 solo) and has also contributed two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Linebacker Danny Lansanah and cornerback Johnthan Banks are tied for the team lead with two interceptions each.

Patrick Murray handles kicking duties for the Buccaneers. Murray is 9-of-13 on field goal attempts this season (69.2 percent). Michael Koenen has punted 39 times with a 39.7-yard average.

Soloman Patton serves as the Buccaneers' return specialist. On kick returns, Patton has gained 393 yards on 17 returns (23.1 avg.). He has also recorded 10 punt returns for 112 yards (11.2 avg.).

REGULAR SEASON SERIESThe Redskins and Buccaneers have met 18 times in regular season play dating back to the teams' first meeting Oct. 9, 1977. The all-time series between the two teams is deadlocked at 10-10, including postseason play. The teams are 9-9 against one another all-time in regular season play.

The teams' last regular season meeting came on Sept. 30, 2012, in what became the first fourth-quarter comeback in the career of quarterback Robert Griffin III. After Tamp Bay took the lead with 1:42 remaining, Griffin III engineered a seven-play, 56-yard drive that culminated with the eventual game-winning 31-yard field goal with three seconds remaining.

A win Sunday would give the Redskins consecutive regular season wins against the Buccaneers for the first time since defeating Tampa Bay during the 1998 and 2000 seasons.


  • The Redskins playing their first game following a Week 10 bye week. Since bye weeks were instituted in 1990, the Redskins are 12-13 in games following bye weeks and can even that record with a victory Sunday.
  • The Redskins breaking ties in their all-time series with the Buccaneers. The Redskins are 9-9 all-time against the Buccaneers in regular season play and 10-10 including postseason play.
  • The Redskins winning consecutive regular season games against the Buccaneers for the first time since 1998-2000. The Redskins won the teams' last meeting, a 24-22 victory in Tampa Bay on Sept. 30, 2012.
  • The Redskins and Buccaneers potentially playing another closely contested game. The last eight matchups between the Redskins and Buccaneers have been decided by one score or less. The teams' last three meetings have been decided by an average margin of two points.
  • Kicker Kai Forbath maintaining the highest field goal percentage in team history among players with at least 50 field goal attempts (89.3 percent).

Wide receiver Pierre Garçon recording two touchdown receptions to match his single-season best as a member of the Redskins (five in 2013). * Quarterback Robert Griffin III (37) recording three passing touchdowns to pass Jay Schroeder (39) for 10th-most in Redskins 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). * Griffin III (6,959) throwing for 486 yards to match Jay Schroeder (7,445) for 10th in passing yards in franchise history. * Running back Roy Helu, Jr. registering another 30-yard reception. In Weeks 1-6, Helu, Jr. became the first Redskins running back in records available dating back to 1994 to record a reception of at least 30 yards in three games in a single season. * Wide receiver DeSean Jackson improving upon his league-leading 21.8 yards per reception this season. If maintained, his 21.8-yard average would rank second in team history for a single season (23.4, Hugh Taylor in 1952). * Jackson recording a third consecutive 100-yard receiving performance for the first time in his career. * Jackson gaining 100 receiving yards to post the eighth streak of three consecutive 100-yard receiving games in team history (Santana Moss in 2005, Laveranues Coles in 2003, Michael Westbrook in 1998, Gary Clark in 1987, Art Monk twice in 1985 and Bobby Mitchell in 1962). * Jackson registering his sixth 100-yard receiving game this season to record six 100-yard games in one season by a single receiver for the fourth time since 1960 (Bobby Mitchell, 7 in 1962 and 6 in 1963; Art Monk, 6 in 1985). * Jackson gaining 216 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-plus yard 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 reached the 750-attempt minimum necessary to qualify in Week 9 at Minnesota. *

Morris (3,401) gaining 19 rushing yards to pass Cliff Battles (3,511) for seventh on the Redskins' all-time rushing yardage list. * Morris (763) entering the Top 10 in rushing attempts in team history, recording 13 carries to pass No. 10 Don Bosseler (775) and 14 carries to pass Ladell Betts (776). * Morris rushing for a touchdown in three consecutive games for the first time since scoring in five straight regular season games in Weeks 14-17 of the 2012 season through Week 1 of the 2013 season. * Morris recording multiple rushing touchdowns in consecutive games for the first time in his career. Morris would become the first Redskins running back to do so since Stephen Davis in the first three weeks of the 1999 season. * Morris rushing for 100 yards for the first time this season and the 11th time in his career. * Morris starting his 42nd consecutive regular season game, the second-longest active streak by an NFL running back (Frank Gore). * 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 30 receptions and 429 receiving yards this season, already single-season career highs. * Punter Tress Way continuing his pace of 49.4 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).

... even the Redskins' record after bye weeks at 13-13 since 1990.

... give the Redskins consecutive home wins for the first time since Weeks 7 and 9 last 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.

... break deadlocks in the Redskins' all-time overall series (10-10) and regular season series (9-9) against the Buccaneers.


  • The Washington Redskins fell to the Minnesota Vikings, 29-26, in front of an announced crowd of 52,252 people at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sunday.
  • Quarterback Robert Griffin III made his first start since Week 2 and completed 18-of-28 passes for 251 yards and one touchdown. He also added 24 rushing yards on seven carries.

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson recorded a game-high 120 receiving yards on four receptions and caught one receiving touchdown. * As of the conclusion of Sunday's 1 p.m. games, Jackson leads the league with five 100-yard receiving games this season. He is the first member of the Redskins to record five 100-yard receiving games in the first nine games of a season since Pro Football Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell in 1962. * Jackson has recorded consecutive 100-yard receiving games for the second time this season and has now recorded four in a five-game span for the first time in his career. * Jackson recorded receptions of 45 yards and 56 yards. They were his eighth and ninth 40-yard receptions of the season, the most in the NFL. His nine receptions of 40-plus yards this season are the most by a member of the Redskins since Santana Moss in 2005 (10). * The 56-yard reception by Jacksonin the third quarter*was his fifth reception of 50 yards or more this season. He is the first member of the Redskins with five 50-yard receptions in a single season since Moss in 2005. * *Jacksonaveraged 30.0 yards per catch on four receptions, marking the third time in this season he has averaged at least 30 yards per reception with a minimum of three receptions. He entered the game responsible for two of the seven such previous games this season and entered as the only player in the league to accomplish the feat multiple times this season. * Through nine games, the Redskins have nine pass plays of 50 yards or more, one shy of their full-season output from the 2012 season (10). * In the third quarter, Jacksoncaught his fourth touchdown of the season on a 13-yard pass fromGriffin III. * The touchdown pass wasGriffin III's37th of his career, his first of the season and his first since Week 14 last season. * Running backAlfred Morris *gained a season-high 92 yards on 19 carries and matched his season high with two rushing touchdowns. * The multi-touchdown game was the fifth ofMorris'career and his second of the season, joining his two-touchdown effort vs. Jacksonville in Week 2. * *Morrisscored his fifth rushing touchdown of the season on a 14-yard run in the second quarter. The rushing touchdown was the 25th ofMorris'career, tying him temporarily with Earnest Byner for seventh in team history. * *Morris *later passed Byner for sole possession of seventh with his sixth rushing touchdown of the season and 26th rushing touchdown of his career on a two-yard fourth quarter touchdown run. * I

ncluding a rushing touchdown at Dallas last week, Morris has recorded rushing touchdowns in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 8-9 of the 2013 season. * The Redskins rushed for 122 yards. The Redskins have now rushed for 100 yards or more in three consecutive games since rushing for 100-plus yards in 11 straight games from Weeks 2-13 last season. * The Redskins converted an opening drive field goal for a third consecutive game when kicker Kai Forbathrecorded a 36-yard field goal to cap a 13-play, 62-yard drive on the team's opening possession. * The 13-play drive was the Redskins' longest scoring drive by number of plays this season, exceeding two 12-play scoring drives recorded by the team in Week 3 at Philadelphia. * Forbath finished the game two-for-two on field goals, pushing his streak of consecutive made field goal attempts to 11. * The Redskins forced a three-and-out on the Vikings' opening drive. It represented the first opening drive three-and-out forced by the Redskins since Week 2 vs. Jacksonville. * Linebacker Trent Murphy recorded his first career sack, dropping Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater for a nine-yard loss in the first quarter. * In the second quarter, defensive end Jason Hatcher added his fourth sack of the season, the 31st of his career. * Cornerback Bashaud Breeland notched two passes defensed and has compiled six passes defensed in the last two weeks, the most in the NFL in that time frame as of the completion of Sunday's 1 p.m. games. * Andre Roberts recorded a season-long 45-yard kickoff return in the third quarter. It was Roberts' longest since a 47-yard return at Carolina on Dec. 19, 2010 as a member of the Arizona Cardinals. * Running back Roy Helu, Jr. caught four passes, marking the third time this season he has caught at least four passes. * Safety Phillip Thomas made his NFL debut. * The Redskins and Vikings faced one another for a fifth consecutive season. This marks the third time since divisional realignment in 2002 that the Redskins have faced a non-divisional opponent in five consecutive seasons (Tampa Bay in 2003-07 and St. Louis 2008-12). * The all-time series between the Redskins and Vikings is now tied at 12-12, including postseason play. The Redskins made their TCF Bank Stadium debut. The Redskins were 1-1 against the Vikings at Metropolitan Stadium and 4-2 against the Vikings at the Metrodome.


Former Buccaneers on Redskins:

  • CB E.J. Biggers (2009-12)
  • LB Adam Hayward (2007-13)
  • President/General Manager Bruce Allen (GM, 2004-08)
  • Head Coach Jay Gruden (Offensive Asst., 2002-08)
  • Offensive Coordinator Sean McVay (Coaching Asst., 2008)
  • Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard (WR, 2005-08)
  • Offensive Line Coach Chris Foerster (1996-01)
  • Defensive Backs Coach Raheem Morris (Defensive Quality Control, 2002; Defensive Assistant, 2003; Assistant Defensive Backs Coach, 2004-05; Defensive Backs Coach, 2007-08; Head Coach, 2009-11)
  • Director of Football Operations Paul Kelly (2004-08)

Former Redskins on Buccaneers:

  • Tight Ends Coach Jon Embree (2010)

Buccaneers from the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:

  • LS Andrew DePaola (Parkton, Md.)
  • QB Mike Glennon (Chantilly, Va.)

Redskins from Florida:

  • CB E.J. Biggers (North Miami Beach)
  • WR Pierre Garçon (Greenacres)
  • WR Leonard Hankerson (Ft. Lauderdale)
  • S Brandon Meriweather (Apopka)
  • RB Alfred Morris (Pensacola)
  • WR Santana Moss (Carol City)

Redskins who went to college in Florida:

  • LB Everette Brown (Florida State)
  • WR Leonard Hankerson (Miami)
  • S Brandon Meriweather (Miami)
  • RB Alfred Morris (Florida Atlantic)
  • WR Santana Moss (Miami)
  • TE Jordan Reed (Florida)

Notable Pro Connections:

  • S Brandon Meriweather played with Bucaneers S Major Wright (2010-13) in Chicago in 2011 when Buccaneers Head Coach Lovie Smith was the Head Coach there (2004-10), Special Teams Coordinator Kevin O'Dea was the Assistant Special Teams Coach (2011-12), Cornerbacks Coach Gill Byrd was the Assistant Defensive Backs/Safeties

Top images from Washington Redskins' practice on Nov. 12, 2014 at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va.

Coach (2008-12), Safeties Coach Mikal Smith was the Defensive Quality Control Coach (2010-11), Wide Receivers Coach Andrew Hayes-Stoker was the Offensive Quality Control Coach (2010-11), Running Backs Coach Tim Spencer held the same position (2004-12) and Redskins Assistant Offensive Line Coach Shane Day was the Quarterbacks Coach (2010-11).  * Meriweather played with LB Dane Fletcher in New England in 2010. * C Kory Lichtensteiger played in Minnesota in 2009 when Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier was the Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator there. * Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica was the New York Jets Defensive/Special Teams Quality Control Coach (2007-08) and Assistant Special Teams Coach (2009-12) when Buccaneers Special Teams Coordinator Kevin O'Dea held the same position there (2008-09). * DE Jason Hatcher played in Dallas (2006-13) when Buccaneers Defensive Quality Control Coach Dave Borgonzi was the Offensive/Defensive Assistant (2011-13), Safeties Coach Mikal Smith was the Nickelbacks Coach (2013), Assistant Special Teams Coach Carlos Polk played linebacker (2008), Redskins Outside Linebackers Coach Brian Baker was the Defensive Line Coach (2011-12) and Tight Ends Coach West Phillips was the Assistant Offensive Line Coach (2011-12) and Tight Ends Coach (2013). * Baker held the same position in Cleveland in 2013 when Buccaneers Defensive Line Coach Joe Cullen and Offensive Line Coach George Warhop also held the same positions. * Baker was the Linebackers Coach (2002-03) and Defensive Line Coach (2004-05) in Minnesota when Buccaneers Offensive Quality Control Coach Ben Steele played there (2003-04). * Running Backs Coach Randy Jordan played with Steele in Oakland in 2002. * Offensive Quality Control Coach Jake Peetz was an Offensive Assistant in Jacksonville in 2012 when Cullen was the Defensive Line Coach there. * CB Tracy Porter played in Oakland in 2013 when Buccaneers Senior Defensive Assistant Coach Larry Marmie was a Pro Scout there. * T Tyler Polumbus played in Seattle when Buccaneers Assistant Defensive Line Coach Mike Phair was a Defensive Assistant there in 2010. * Assistant Offensive Line Coach Shane Day was the Offensive Quality Control Coach in San Francisco (2007-09) when Buccaneers Offensive Line Coach George Warhop held the same position there (2005-09). * CB Tracy Porter played with Buccaneers LB Jonathan Casillas in New Orleans from 2009-11. * S Trenton Robinson played with Buccaneers S Dashon Goldson in San Francisco in 2012. * Head Coach Jay Gruden was the Offensive Coordinator in Cincinnati (2011-13) when Buccaneers DE Michael Johnson played there. * WR DeSean Jackson played in Philadelphia with Buccaneers QB Mike Kafka in 2011.

Notable College Connections:

  • Defensive Line Coach Jacob Burney held the same position at Tennessee in 1993 when Buccaneers Head Coach Lovie Smith was the Defensive Backs coach and Senior Defensive Assistant Coach Larry Marmie was the Defensive Coordinator there.
  • LS Nick Sundberg (2005-08) and WR DeSean Jackson (2005-07) played at California when Offensive Coordinator Jeff Tedford was the Head Coach there (2002-12).
  • TE Logan Paulsen (2005-09) and K Kai Forbath (2006-10) played with Buccaneers CB AlterraunVerner (2006-09) at UCLA with when Buccaneers Tight Ends Coach Jon Embree was the Assistant Head Coach/Tight Ends Coach (2004-05).
  • G Shawn Lauvao played with Buccaneers LB Brandon Magee at Arizona State from 2008-09.
  • LB Will Compton (2008-12), RB Roy Helu, Jr. (2007-10) and TE Niles Paul (2007-10) played with Buccaneers LB Lavonte David (2010-11) at Nebraska.
  • CB David Amerson played with Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon at North Carolina State from 2010-12.
  • WR Leonard Hankerson played with Buccaneers RB Mike James at Miami (Fl.) from 2009-10.
  • T Trent Williams (2006-09) and P Tress Way (2008-12) played with Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy (2006-09) at Oklahoma.
  • LB Perry Riley, Jr. played with Buccaneers WR Russell Shepard at Louisiana State in 2009.
  • QB Kirk Cousins (2007-11) and S Trenton Robinson (2008-11) played with Buccaneers DE William Gholston (2010-12) at Michigan State.
  • LB Ryan Kerrigan (2007-10) played with Buccaneers T Kevin Pamphile (2009-13) at Purdue.
  • CB Greg Ducre played with Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins at Washington in 2013.




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