REGULAR SEASON WEEK 16Washington Redskins (3-11) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (9-5)**Saturday, Dec. 20 – 4:30 p.m. ET
FedExField (85,000) – Landover, Md.
The Washington Redskins will play the first of two scheduled NFC East home games to close the 2014 regular season this Saturday when the team hosts the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 16. Kickoff from FedExField is set for 4:30 p.m. ET.
The game will represent the Redskins' first Saturday contest since Week 16 of the 2011 season. The Redskins can even their all-time Saturday record including postseason play at 24-24 with a victory this week. A win would be the Redskins' first Saturday victory since a 17-10 Wild Card win at Tampa Bay on Jan. 7, 2006 and would represent the team's first regular season win on a Saturday since Dec. 24, 2005 vs. the New York Giants.
Saturday's game will feature the NFC's two sack leaders – Philadelphia's Connor Barwin (14.5) and Washington's Ryan Kerrigan (12.5). With two weeks remaining, Kerrigan's career-high 12.5 sacks this season are already tied for sixth-most in team history. The fourth-year Purdue product has a full sack in each of the last four games, and a sack Saturday would make him the first Redskins player with a full sack in five straight games since Fred Stokes in Weeks 1-5 in 1991.
– Redskins lead overall series, 81-73-5
– Redskins lead regular season series, 80-73-5
– Last meeting: Sept. 21, 2014 (37-34, PHI)
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Head coach Chip Kelly leads the Philadelphia Eagles in his second season in 2014. The Eagles enter Week 16 with a 9-5 record, good for second place in the NFC East.
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Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez have split time at quarterback for the Eagles this season. Foles has competed 186-of-311 passes (59.8 percent) for 2,163 yards with 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions this season. Sanchez has completed 138-of-223 passes (61.9 percent) with 10 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Running back LeSean McCoy is in his sixth NFL season and has rushed for more than 1,000 yards in three of the past five years. This season, McCoy has gained 1,132 yards on 275 carries (4.1 avg.) with four rushing touchdowns. Running back Darren Sproles leads the team in rushing touchdowns with six.
Rceiver Jeremy Maclin is the team's leading receiver in every statistical category. This season, he has posted 78 receptions for 1,207 yards (15.5 avg.) with 10 touchdown receptions.
Linebacker Mychal Kendricks has a team-high 67 tackles (51 solo) in 2014. Linebacker Connor Barwin leads the Eagles and the NFC with 14.5 sacks, and safety Malcolm Jenkins has added a team-best three interceptions.
Cody Parkey handles kicking duties for the Eagles. Parkey is 29-of-31 on field goal attempts this season (93.5 percent). Donnie Jones has punted the ball 67 times for 2,967 yards in 2014 (44.3-yard average).
Darren Sproles is the team's primary punt returner and has returned 35 punts for 481 yards (13.7-yard average) with two touchdowns. Chris Polk (340 yards) and Josh Huff (13.7-yard average) have each returned 11 kickoffs this season and recorded one return touchdown.
Regular Season Series
Saturday's matchup between the Redskins and the Eagles will mark the 160th overall meeting between the division rivals. This is the 159th regular season meeting between the Redskins and Eagles' franchises, not including two meetings in 1943 when the Eagles merged with the Steelers to form the Phil-Pitt Steagles.
The Redskins lead the all-time regular season series 80-73-5. With exception of the 1943 season, the two teams have played a home-and-home series every year since 1936. Including a playoff win in 1990, the Redskins' 81 combined victories against the Eagles are their most against any opponent. This week's game will mark the fourth Saturday meeting between the teams all-time.
What To Watch For This Week
- The Redskins playing on a Saturday for the first time since Dec. 24, 2011.
- The Redskins evening their all-time Saturday record including postseason play at 24-24.
- The Redskins adding to their 81 all-time wins against the Eagles (including postseason play), their most against any opponent.
- The Redskins' offense improving upon its 5,020 yards of offense this season, the 26th 5,000-yard season in team history. The team's 10 straight 5,000-yard seasons from 2005-14 represent the longest streak in team history, beating a nine-year streak from 1983-91.
- Kicker Kai Forbath maintaining the highest field goal percentage in team history among players with at least 50 field goal attempts (87.5 percent).
- Forbath (56) making three field goals to tie or four field goals to pass Graham Gano (59) for fifth-most in team history.
- Wide receiver Pierre Garcon recording two touchdown receptions to match his single-season best as a member of the Redskins (five in 2013).
- Quarterback Robert Griffin III attempting his 1,000th career pass with his next attempt. He would become the 11th player to register 1,000 pass attempts as a member of the Redskins.
- Griffin III (39) throwing a touchdown pass to join Sammy Baugh, Sonny Jurgensen, Joe Theismann, Billy Kilmer
, Mark Rypine, Eddie LeBaron, Jason Campbell, Gus Frerotte and Nor Snead as the only players to throw at least 40 touchdowns as a member of the Redskins. * Griffin III scoring a rushing touchdown to tie Eddie LeBaron, Mark Rypine and Norm Snead for fourth-most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in Redskins history (eight). * 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 five games in a single season. * Helu Jr. adding to his career high in receiving yards this season (436). * Wide receiver DeSean Jackson improving upon his league-leading 19.1 yards per reception this season. * 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 43 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 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. * Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan improving upon his career-high 12.5 sacks this season. * Kerrigan ascending the team's single-season sack list. His 12.5 sacks are tied with Marco Coleman (12.5 in 2000) for sixth in team history. He sits one sacks shy of Ken Harvey (13.5 in 1994) and Dexter Manley (13.5 in 1984), but of whom are tied for fourth, and two sacks shy of Charles Mann for third (14.5 in 1985). * Kerrigan notching a full sack in five consecutive games for the first time in his career. * Kerrigan becoming the first member of the Redskins to record a full sack in five consecutive games since Fred Stokes in Weeks 1-5 of the 1991 season. * Kerrigan (37.0) recording three sacks to tie Brian Orakpo (40.0) for fifth-most sacks in team history. * Kerrigan forcing a fumble to improve upon his 14 career forced fumbles, the most forced fumbles by a member of the Redskins since 1994. * Safety Brandon Meriweather playing in his 100th career regular season game. * Running back Alfred Morris maintaining the highest rushing average in team history (4.55). * Morris accruing 164 more rushing yards this season to become the 13th player in NFL history to rush for 4,000 yards in his first three NFL seasons. * Morris rushing for 52 yards to become only the fourth player in Redskins history to post three career 1,000-yard rushing seasons 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 joining Marshawn Lynch as the second NFL player to rush for 1,000 yards in each of the last three seasons. *
Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan has recorded a career-high 11.5 sacks this season, and counting. Lets take a look back at some notable QB sacks from his four years in the league.
Morris registering his 12th career 100-yard rushing game to tie Earnest Byner, George Rogers and Terry Allen for fifth-most in team history. * Morris (3,836) gaining 115 yards to pass Earnest Byner (3,950) for sixth on the Redskins' all-time rushing list. * Morris improving upon his career-best 15 receptions and 136 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 career-high 37 receptions and 488 receiving yards this season. * Punter Tress Way continuing his league-leading pace of 47.9 yards per punt. If maintained, Way's average would rank fourth in team history, trailing only Sammy Baugh's full-season NFL record (51.4 yards per punt in 1940) and Baugh's 1941 and 1942 campaigns (48.7 and 48.2). * 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…
… snap a six-game losing streak.
… be the Redskins' first win against the Eagles since Dec. 23, 2012.
… mark the Redskins' 82nd all-time win against the Eagles, their most against any opponent.
… even the Redskins all-time Saturday record including postseason play at 24-24.
… represent the Redskins' second win against an NFC opponent this season and their second in NFC East play.
… surpass the Redskins' win total from a season ago (three).
Notes From Last Game
- The Washington Redskins fell to the New York Giants, 24-13, in front of an announced crowd of 77,628 people at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
- Quarterback Colt McCoy started for Washington and completed 4-of-7 passes for 39 yards and rushed twice for 24 yards before exiting the game with an injury.
- McCoy recorded a 19-yard run in the first quarter, his longest rush since posting a career-long 20-yarder as a member of the Cleveland Browns on Nov. 27, 2011.
- Quarterback Robert Griffin III played in relief and completed 18-of-27 passes for 236 yards with one touchdown. Griffin III also added 46 rushing yards on five carries.
- With 236 passing yards on the day, Griffin III (7,541) passed Jay Schroeder (7,445) for 10th-most passing yards in team history.
- The Redskins rushed for 144 yards on 27 attempts. The team's 5.33-yards-per-carry average was its highest since Week 1 at Houston (5.70).
- The Redskins had seven different players record a rushing attempt in the game (Morris, Griffin III, McCoy, Thompson, Young, Redd, Jr. and DeSean Jackson). It marked the first time seven different members of the Redskins had registered a carry in a single game since Nov. 4, 2012 vs. Carolina.
- With 14 carries on the day, running back Alfred Morris (843) passed Cliff Battles (839) for the eighth-most rushing attempts in team history.
- Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan pushed his career-high sack total this season to 12.5 with a sack of Eli Manning in the third quarter.
- Kerrigan tied Marco Coleman (12.5 in 2000) for the sixth-most sacks in a single season in team history.
- Kerrigan has recorded at least a full sack in four consecutive games for the first time in his career. He is the first member of the Redskins with at least 1.0 sack in four straight games since Brian Orakpo in Weeks 10-13 last season.
- Running back Chris Thompson made his season debut, appearing in his first game action since Week 4 last season.
- In the second quarter, Thompson scored a touchdown on the first reception of his career on a nine-yard pass from Griffin III.
- Thompson became the first member of the Redskins to score a touchdown on his first career reception since Darrel Young vs. Philadelphia on Nov. 15, 2010.
Thompson finished the day with three rushes for 12 yards and three receptions for 22 yards. * The touchdown pass was the third of the season for Griffin III and the 39th of his career. With the touchdown, Griffin III tied Schroeder for 10th-most passing touchdowns in team history. * Griffin III gained 23 yards on a third-quarter run, his longest of the season and his longest since a 23-yard rush vs. Chicago on Oct. 20, 2013. * Wide receiver Andre Roberts gained a season-high 81 receiving yards, his most since gaining 97 yards on eight receptions as a member of the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1 last season. * Roberts registered a season-long 61-yard reception from Griffin III in the third quarter. The reception was Roberts' longest since a 74-yard touchdown reception in Week 16 of the 2010 season as a member of the Cardinals. * The pass was Griffin III's longest since a 62-yard touchdown pass to fullback Darrel Young at Philadelphia on Nov. 17, 2013. * The play was the Redskins' ninth passing play of 50 or more yards this season. The Redskins entered the game trailing only Green Bay and Philadelphia (nine each) in 50-yard pass plays this season. * The Redskins scored a field goal on the team's first possession of the game, marking the sixth time this season the team has scored on its opening possession. * The drive lasted 13 plays, the team's longest scoring drive by number of plays since a 13-play scoring drive to open the team's Week 9 game at Minnesota. * The 35-yard field goal by Kai Forbath on the opening drive was the 55th made field goal of Forbath's career, passing Sam Baker and John Hall to give him sole possession of sixth-most in team history. * Running back Silas Redd, Jr. recorded a then-career-long 17-yard reception in the first quarter. He later surpassed it with a 37-yard reception in the second quarter. * Redd, Jr. recorded career highs with three receptions for 62 yards. * Safety Trenton Robinson recorded his first career fumble recovery, recovering a muffed punt in the fourth quarter. * Wide receiver DeSean Jackson appeared in his 100th career NFL regular season game. * Linebacker Trevardo Williams made his NFL debut. * Linebacker Ja'Gared Davis and cornerback Justin Rogers made their Redskins debuts.
Former Eagles on Redskins:
- WR DeSean Jackson (2008-13)
Former Redskins on Eagles:
- Quarterbacks Coach Bill Musgrave (2005)
Redskins who went to college in Philadelphia:
- FB Darrel Young (Villanova)
Eagles who went to college in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- CB Nolan Carroll II (Maryland)
- DB Jerome Couplin III (William & Mary)
Notable Pro Connections:
- Defensive Line Coach Jacob Burney held the same position in Carolina (1999-01) when Eagles Quarterbacks Coach Bill Musgrave was the Quarterbacks Coach (1999) and Offensive Coordinator (2000) there.
- Offensive Quality Control Coach Jake Peetz was a Scouting Assistant in Jacksonville when Eagles Assistant Offensive coach Tra Thomas played offensive tackle there in 2009.
- Assistant Special Teams Coach Bradford Banta played tight end/long snapper in Detroit (2001-03) when Eagles Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Todd Lyght played corner back (2001-02) there.
- G Chris Chester played in Baltimore with Eagles CB Cary Williams from 2009-10.
- S Ryan Clark played in Pittsburgh (2006-13) when Eagles Running Backs Coach Duce Staley played running back there from 2004-06.
- G Shawn Lauvao (2010-13) and QB Colt McCoy (2010-13) played in Cleveland with Eagles LB Emmanuel Acho (2013) when Eagles Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur (2011-12) was the Head Coach there and Eagles Defensive Coordinator Bill Davis was the Linebackers Coach (2011-12).
- WR Andre Roberts played in Arizona in 2010 when Davis was the Defensive Coordinator there.
- Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard played wide receiver for the New York Giants when Davis was the Linebackers Coach there in 2004.
DE Frank Kearse played in Miami with Nolan Carroll II in 2011 when Hilliard was the Assistant Wide Receivers Coach there and Eagles Special Teams Coordinator Dave Fipp was the Assistant Special Teams Coach. * Assistant Offensive Line Coach Shane Day was the Offensive Quality Control Coach in San Francisco (2007-09) and Offensive Line Coach Chris Foerster held the same position (2008-09) when Fipp was the Assistant Special Teams Coach (2008-10) there. * T Tyler Polumbus played in Seattle with Eagles S Chris Maragos in 2011. * Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica (2007-13) held various special teams coaching positions with the New York Jets when Eagles QB Mark Sanchez (2009-13) and Eagles WR Brad Smith (2006-10) played there.
Notable College Connections:
- WR Leonard Hankerson played at Miami (Fla.) from 2007-10 when Eagles Defensive Backs Coach John Lovett was the Defensive Coordinator there.
- LS Nick Sundberg played with Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks in 2008 at California.
- P Tress Way (2008-12) and T Trent Williams (2006-09) played with Eagles T Lane Johnson (2009-12) at Oklahoma.
- LB Keenan Robinson (2007-11) and QB Colt McCoy (2005-09) played with Eagles LB Emmanuel Acho (2008-11) at Texas.
- S Ryan Clark and Eagles P Donnie Jones played together at LSU from 2000-01.
- LB Perry Riley, Jr. played with Eagles DT Bennie Logan in 2009 at LSU.
- RB Silas Redd, Jr. (2010-13) played with Eagles QB Matt Barkley (2009-12) and Eagles T Kevin Graf (2009-13) at Southern California.
- TE Jordan Reed played with Eagles TE Trey Burton and Eagles CB Jaylen Watkins from 2010-12 at Florida.
- LB Ryan Kerrigan played with Eagles T Dennis Kelly from 2008-10 at Purdue.
- LB Trent Murphy played with Eagles TE Zach Ertz 2009-12 at Stanford.