REGULAR SEASON – WEEK 13WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-8) at INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (7-4)
Sunday, Nov. 30 – 1 p.m. ET
Lucas Oil Stadium (63,000) – Indianapolis
The Washington Redskins will conclude their November slate on Sunday when the team faces the Indianapolis Colts in Week 13. Kickoff at Lucas Oil Stadium is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.
In the last two weeks, the Redskins have enjoyed a resurgence from running back Alfred Morris. Morris rushed for 221 combined yards in Weeks 11-12, the most of any NFC running back and third-most of any back in the NFL in that time frame.
Last week, Morris recorded his first 100-yard rushing performance of the season, gaining 125 yards on 21 attempts. With his next 100-yard rushing game, Morris will tie Earnest Byner, George Rogers and Terry Allen for the fifth-most 100-yard rushing games in team history (12).
Through two-and-a-half seasons, Morris (3,714) is one of only 17 running backs NFL history to exceed 3,700 rushing yards in his first three seasons, joining Eric Dickerson, Earl Campbell, Jamal Lewis, Chris Johnson, LaDainian Tomlinson, Adrian Peterson, Clinton Portis, Terrell Davis, Ottis Anderson, Barry Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Eddie George, Edgerrin James, Walter Payton, Curtis Martin and Jim Brown, a list that features seven Pro Football Hall of Famers.
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Head coach Chuck Pagano leads the Indianapolis Colts in 2014. The Colts enter Week 13 with a 7-4 record and in first place in the AFC South.
Quarterback Andrew Luck has completed 294-of-464 passes (63.4 percent) for 3,641 yards with 29 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. In addition, he also has 193 rushing yards on 46 attempts with two rushing touchdowns.
Running back Trent Richardson is Indianapolis' leading rusher through 12 weeks. Richardson has rushed for 433 yards on 127 carries (3.41 avg.) this season with three rushing touchdowns. Prior to being placed on Injured Reserve, running back Ahmad Bradshaw added 425 yards on 90 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
Receiver T.Y. Hilton leads the Colts in receptions (63) and receiving yards (1,083). His four receiving touchdowns rank tied for third on the team behind tight end Dwayne Allen (seven) and Bradshaw (six).
Linebacker D'Qwell Jackson leads the team with 94 tackles (55 solo). Jackson is tied with linebacker Bjoern Werner for the team with four sacks. Safety Mike Adams has posted a team-high four interceptions.
Adam Vinatieri handles kicking duties for the Colts and his 25-of-25 on field goal attempts this season. Pat McAfee has punted 42 times with a 47.5-yard average this season.
Griff Whalen serves as the Colts' return specialist. Whalen has returned 15 kickoffs for 379 yards (25.3 avg.) and returned 26 punt for 187 yards (7.2 avg.).
REGULAR SEASON SERIES
Sunday's matchup between the Redskins and Colts is the 30th meeting between the two franchises all-time dating back to their first meeting on Oct. 25, 1953. In 1950, the Redskins played and won two games against a separate franchise bearing the Baltimore Colts moniker.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK
- The Redskins rushing for at least 100 yards in a sixth consecutive game for the first time since rushing for 100 yards in 11 straight games from Weeks 2-13 last season.
- The Redskins rushing for at least 120 yards for a fifth consecutive game for the first time since accomplishing the feat in eight straight games across Weeks 9-17 of the 2012 season.
- The Redskins recording three takeaways for a second consecutive game for the first time since Weeks 11-12 of the 2012 season.
- Kicker Kai Forbath maintaining the highest field goal percentage in team history among players with at least 50 field goal attempts (86.7 percent).
- Forbath (52) making two field goals to tie or three field goals to pass Sam Baker and John Hall for sixth-most in team history (54).
Top images from Washington Redskins' practice on Nov. 26, 2014, at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va.
Wide receiver Pierre Garçon recording two touchdown receptions to match his single-season best as a member of the Redskins (five in 2013). * Garçon recording nine receptions and four receiving yards to reach 400 career receptions and 5,000 career receiving yards, respectively. * Quarterback Robert Griffin III (38) recording one passing touchdown to tie or two passing touchdowns to surpass Jay Schroeder (39) for 10th-most in Redskins history. * Griffin III (968) attempting 32 passes to become the 11th quarterback in team history with 1,000 career pass attempts with the Redskins. * Griffin III (7,272) throwing for 174 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). * Defensive end Jason Hatcher recording sacks in consecutive games for the first time since doing so in three straight across Weeks 6-8 last season. * Running back Roy 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 20.4 yards per reception this season. * Jackson recording two receptions and 25 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 142 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 (33.0) recording one sack to tie Andre Carter for seventh-most career sacks by a member of the Redskins since sacks became an official stat in 1982 (34.0). * Kerrigan posting a sack to establish a new single-season career high. Last week, Kerrigan tied his previous career high of 8.5, set previously in 2012 and 2013. * Kerrigan registering a sack in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 4-5 this season. * Running back Alfred Morris maintaining the highest rushing average in team history (4.62). * Morris recording consecutive 100-yard rushing games for the first time since Weeks 9-10 last season. * Morris registering his 12th career 100-yard rushing game to tie Earnesy Byner, George Rogers and Terry Allen for fifth-most in team history. * Morris rushing for 196 yards to become only the fourth player in Redskins history to post three career 1,000-yard rushing season with the Redskins (Clinton Portis, 4; John Riggins, 4; Stephen Davis, 3). * Morris joining Stephen Davis (1999-2001) as the only players in Redskins history to rush for 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. * Morris recording multiple rushing touchdowns for a third time this season to match his career high (three multi-touchdown games in 2012). * Morris improving upon his career-best 109 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 34 receptions and 457 receiving yards this season, already single-season career highs. * Punter Tress Way continuing his league-leading pace of 48.6 yards per punt. If maintained, Way's average would rank third in team history, trailing only Sammy Baugh's full-season NFL record (51.4 yards per punt in 1940) and Baugh's 1941 campaign (48.7). * 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 a 3-1 record against AFC opponents this season.
... mark the Redskins' most wins against AFC opponents in a single season since earning three victories in cross-conference contests in 2002.
... 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.
... represent the Redskins' first win against the Colts since a 26-21 win on Oct. 27, 2002.
... be the Redskins' first in Indianapolis since overcoming a 14-point first-half deficit en route to a 41-27 victory on Oct. 23, 1994.
NOTES FROM LAST GAME
- The Washington Redskins fell to the San Francisco 49ers, 17-13, in front of an announced crowd of 70,799 people at Levi's Stadium on Sunday.
- The Redskins recorded three takeaways, their most of the season and their most since Week 17 last season against the New York Giants.
The Redskins finished the game with a plus-2 turnover differential, the team's best since recording the same margin in Week 4 last season at Oakland. * The Redskins recovered two fumbles for a second time this season (Week 8 at Dallas). * The Redskins rushed for 136 yards and have reached the 100-yard rushing mark in each of their last five games. * Running back Alfred Morris recorded a season-high 125 rushing yards on 21 carries with one rushing touchdown. His 125 yards in the game were the fourth-most in a single game in his career. * The 100-yard rushing game was Morris' first of the season and the 11th of his career. It was his first 100-yard rushing performance since Week 10 of the 2013 season at Minnesota. * Morris' averaged 5.95 yards per carry, his highest average since posting an average of 6.50 yards per carry in Week 1 at Houston. It marked the fifth time in Morris' career that he has reached at least 5.90 yards per carry in a single game. * Morris scored his 27th career rushing touchdown on a one-yard run in the second quarter. It was his seventh of the season, tying his output from a season ago. * Morris' touchdown was the culmination of a 10-play, 61-yard drive. It marked the Redskins' 14th scoring drive of 10 or more plays this season. *
Morris recorded a season-long 30-yard run in the third quarter. It was Morris' longest rush since a 37-yard run at Atlanta in Week 15 last season. * Morris also caught one pass for five yards, matching his single-season career high in receptions (11) and adding to his single-season career high in receiving yards (109). * Rookie cornerback Greg Ducre saw his first career action on defense after appearing solely on special teams in two games earlier this season. In the third quarter, he registered his first career interception, picking off San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick. * Ducre's interception snapped a streak of 129 consecutive pass attempts without an interception for Kaepernick. * Including the interception by Ducre and cornerback Bashaud Breeland's interception vs. Tennessee in Week 7, the Redskins have now had two rookies record their first career interceptions in a single season for the first time since 2005 (Carlos Rogers and Dimitri Patterson). * Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan recorded a second-quarter sack to give him 8.5 for the season, matching his career high set in both 2012 and 2013. * In the second quarter, safety Brandon Meriweather recorded his ninth career forced fumble. It was Meriweather's fourth forced fumble with Washington and his third this season, a single-season career high. * The fumble was recovered by safety Ryan Clark, his seventh career fumble recovery and his first in two stints with the Redskins. * Safety Phillip Thomas recorded his first career fumble recovery in the fourth quarter. The fumble was forced by rookie linebacker Trent Murphy, his second of the season. * Wide receiver DeSean Jackson recorded his first punt return as a member of the Redskins in the fourth quarter. * Punter Tress Way matched career highs in punts (eight) and punts downed inside the 20 (three), accumulating 373 yards for an average of 46.6 yards per punt. * Way had two punts downed at the 5-yard line, marking the first time a Redskins punter had multiple punts downed at the opponent's 5-yard line or closer in a single game since Ryan Plackemeier accomplished the feat vs. Philadelphia on Dec. 21, 2008 (two). * Defensive end Jason Hatcher notched his fifth sack of the season, dropping Kaepernick in the fourth quarter. * Head Coach Jay Gruden won his first career replay challenge in the fourth quarter when officials overturned a ball spot that would have resulted in a first down. * The Redskins held the 49ers to 66 rushing yards. The team has now held opponents under 70 rushing yards in consecutive games twice this season (Weeks 2-3 and Weeks 11-12). * The game was the Redskins' Levi's Stadium debut.
Former Colts on Redskins:
- WR Pierre Garçon (2008-11)
- Offensive Line Coach Chris Foerster (Tight Ends, 2002-03)
- Assistant Special Teams Coach Bradford Banta (LS, 1994-99)
Former Redskins on Colts:
- S LaRon Landry (2007-11)
- T Xavier Nixon (Practice Squad 2013)
- Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky (Linebackers, 2001)
- Offensive Coordinator Pep Hamilton (Summer Coaching Intern, 2001)
- Linebackers Coach Jeff Fitzgerald (Defensive Assistant/Linebackers, 1998-99)
Colts who went to college in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- LB D'Qwell Jackson (Maryland)
- Offensive Coordinator Pep Hamilton (Howard)
- Safeties Coach Roy Anderson (Howard)
Redskins who went to college in Indiana:
- LB Ryan Kerrigan (Purdue)
- CB Tracy Porter (Indiana)
Redskins from Indiana:
- LB Ryan Kerrigan (Muncie)
Notable Pro Connections:
- Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica was the Assistant Special Teams Coach for the New York Jets when Colts S LaRon Landry played there in 2012.
- G Chris Chester (2006-10) played in Baltimore with Colts DE Arthur Jones (2010-13) and DE Cory Redding (2010-11) when Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano was the Secondary Coach (2008-10) there.
- Offensive Line Coach Chris Foerster held the same position in San Francisco from 2008-09 when Assistant Offensive Line Coach Shane Day was the Offensive Quality Control Coach there and Colts Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky was the Defensive Coordinator.
- Foerster was the Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach in Baltimore from 2005-07 when G Chris Chester played there, Colts Safeties Coach Roy Anderson was a Player Personnel Assistant there and Colts Linebackers Coach Jeff Fitzgerald held the same position.
Top images from Washington Redskins' practice on Nov. 26, 2014, at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va.
Head Coach Jay Gruden was the Offensive Coordinator in Cincinnati (2011-13) when Fitzgerald held the same position (2008-11) there. * WR Santana Moss played for the New York Jets from 2001-04 when Colts Offensive Coordinator Pep Hamilton was the Offensive Quality Control Coach (2003) and Offensive Assistant/Quarterbacks Coach (2004-05) there and Offensive Assistant Tim Berbenich was an Offensive Assistant (2003-04). * Head Coach Jay Gruden was an Offensive Assistant (2002-08), Offensive Coordinator Sean McVay was an Offensive Assistant (2008), Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard played WR (2005-08) and Defensive Backs Coach Raheem Morris was the Defensive Backs Coach (2007-08) and Head Coach (2009-11) when Berbenich held various offensive coaching positions (2006-11) and Tight Ends Coach Alfredo Roberts held the same position (2009-11) in Tampa Bay. * NT Barry Cofield played for the New York Giants with WR Hakeem Nicks when Colts Assistant Special Teams Coach Brant Boyer was a Training Camp Coaching Intern there in 2010. * G Shawn Lauvao played in Cleveland in 2013 when Outside Linebackers Coach Brian Baker held the same position and Colts Special Assistant to the Head Coach Rob Chudzinski was the Head Coach there. * Lauvao (2010-13) played in Cleveland with Colts S Mike Adams (2010-11) and LB D'Qwell Jackson (2010-13). * Baker was the Defensive Line Coach from 2009-10 in Carolina when Colts Secondary Coach Mike Gillhamer held the same position there. * Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard played WR for the New York Giants when Gillhamer was an Offensive Assistant (1997-99) and Running Backs Coach (2000) there. * Hilliard was the Assistant Wide Receivers Coach in Miami in 2011 when DE Frank Kearse and Colts CB Vontae Davis played there. * WR DeSean Jackson played in Philadelphia with Colts S Colt Anderson from 2010-13. * C Kory Lichtensteiger played in Minnesota with Anderson in 2009. * Assistant Special Teams Coach Brad Banta held the same position in Detroit from 2008-11 when Colts T Gosder Cherilus played there. * Banta played long snapper in Detroit in 2003 when Colts DE Cory Redding was drafted there. * T Tyler Polumbus played in Seattle with Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck in 2010. * Head Coach Jay Gruden was the Offensive Coordinator for the Florida Tuskers (UFL) in 2009 when Colts LS Matt Overton played there.
Notable College Connections:
- WR Santana Moss played with Colts WR Reggie Wayne at Miami (Fla.) in 2000 when Head Coach Chuck Pagano was the Secondary/Special Teams Coach, Special Assistant to the Head Coach Rob Chudzinski was the Tight Ends Coach and Offensive Quality Control Coach Frank Guifre was a Graduate Assistant.
- LB Trent Murphy played at Stanford (2009-13) with Colts TE Coby Fleener (2007-11), QB Andrew Luck (2008-11) when Offensive Coordinator Pep Hamilton was the Wide Receiver Coach (2010) and Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach (2011-12) there.
- DE Jarvis Jenkins (2007-10) and CB Bashaud Breeland (2010-13) played with Colts TE Dwayne Allen (2008-11) at Clemson.
- TE Jordan Reed (2009-12) played with Colts C Jonotthan Harrison (2009-13) and CB Loucheiz Purifoy (2011-13) at Florida.
- LB Perry Riley, Jr. (2006-09) played with Colts DT Ricky Jean Francois (2006-08) at Louisiana State.
- CB E.J. Biggers played with Colts G Joe Reitz at Western Michigan from 2005-08.