REGULAR SEASON WEEK 5 WASHINGTON REDSKINS (1-3) VS SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (2-1)Monday, Oct. 6 – 8:30 p.m. ET
FedExField (85,000) – Landover, Md.
The Washington Redskins will make their 64th all-time appearance on Monday Night Football when the team hosts the Seattle Seahawks in Week 5. Kickoff at FedExField is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.
The Redskins have played 34 home games on Monday nights since the inception of Monday Night Football in 1970. The Redskins are 17-17 in Monday home games in that time frame and will seek their first Monday night win since a 17-16 victory against the New York Giants on Dec. 3, 2012. That 2012 game against the Giants also represents the last time the Redskins have defeated a defending Super Bowl champion.
The Redskins lead the NFC with 11 sacks and boast linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, the NFL's co-leader in sacks (5.0). The 2014 season marks the second consecutive year in which Kerrigan has recorded five sacks in the team's first four games of a season. On Monday, Kerrigan can record a half-sack to become the eighth player to register 30.0 career sacks with the Redskins (Dexter Manley, Charles Mann, Monte Coleman, Ken Harvey, Brian Orakpo, Dave Butz and Andre Carter).
– Redskins lead overall series, 11-7
– Redskins lead regular season series, 11-4
– Last overall meeting: Jan. 6, 2013 (24-14, SEA)
– Last regular season meeting: Nov. 27, 2011 (23-17, WAS)
– Mike Tirico (play-by-play)
– Jon Gruden (color)
A look back at some of the top images in games between the Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks.
– Lisa Salters (sidelines)
RADIO: Redskins Radio Network
– Larry Michael (play-by-play)
– Sonny Jurgensen (color)
– Chris Cooley (analysis)
– Rick "Doc" Walker (sidelines)
Westwood One Sports
– Kevin Harlan (play-by-play)
– Boomer Esiason (color)
– Ross Tucker (sidelines)
Head Coach Pete Carroll is in the midst of leading the Seattle Seahawks for a fifth season in 2014. The Seahawks enter Week 5 with a 2-1 record and sit second in the NFC West.
Quarterback Russell Wilson is in his third NFL season. In three games in 2014, Wilson has completed 60-of-87 passes for 651 yards. He has thrown for six touchdowns and one interception with a passer rating of 108.9. Wilson has also contributed 87 rushing yards on 18 carries (4.8 avg.).
Running back Marshawn Lynch leads the Seahawks in rushing with 234 yards on 52 carries (4.5 avg.) and three touchdowns.
Wide receiver Percy Harvin leads the Seahawks in receptions (16) and receiving yards (106). In addition, Harvin has gained 86 rushing yards on six carries (14.3 avg.) with one rushing touchdown. Wide receiver Doug Baldwin has caught 10 passes for 105 yards, ranking second on the team in both categories.
Bobby Wagner leads Seattle with 35 total tackles (19 solo) in 2014. Wagner compiled 120 tackles, five sacks and two interceptions a season ago. Safety Kam Chancello and Byron Maxwell are tied for the team lead in interceptions with one each.
Steven Hauschka handles kicking duties for Seattle. Hauschka is 4-for-5 on field goal attempts this season (80.0 percent). Jon Ryan has punted 12 times with a 48.3-yard average this season.
Harvin is Seattle's primary kickoff returner and has recorded seven kickoff returns for 141 yards (20.1 avg.). On punt returns, Bryan Walters has gained 36 yards on five returns (7.2.avg.).
REGULAR SEASON SERIES:
Sunday's game between the Redskins and the Seahawks will be the 19th meeting between the two franchises dating back to the teams' first meeting in 1976.
The Redskins hold an 11-4 advantage in the series in regular season play and are 11-7 all-time against the Seahawks including postseason play. The Redskins have won the last six regular season meetings between the two teams dating back to 2001. The Redskins' last regular season loss to the Seahawks came on Sept. 20, 1998, when the Seahawks were still members of the AFC
Included below is a list of all games contested between the two franchises. Playoff meetings are indicated with asterisks.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK:
• The Redskins appearing on Monday Night Football for the 64th time since the program's inception in 1970.
• The Redskins and Seahawks facing one another on *Monday Night Football *for the first time in series history.
• The Redskins improving to 18-17 in Monday Night Football home games.
• The Redskins winning their first Monday game since defeating the New York Giants, 17-16, on Dec. 3, 2012.
• The Redskins defeating a defending Super Bowl champion for the first time since defeating the New York Giants, 17-16, on Dec. 3, 2012. The Redskins have defeated a defending champion twice since 2000 (2000 at St. Louis, 2012 vs. NY Giants).
• The Redskins extending their regular season winning streak against the Seahawks to seven games. The Redskins' last regular season loss to the Seahawks came on Sept. 20, 1998.
• The Redskins playing their first of four games against NFC West opponents this season. The last season in which the Redskins last played all four NFC West teams was 2011; the Redskins went 3-1 in those contests.
• The Redskins extending their NFL-best sellout streak to 388 games, including postseason play.
• The Redskins maintaining their rankings in the Top 10 in the NFL in both yards gained per game (No. 4, 415.3) and yards allowed per game (No. 8, 324.3). The Redskins rank second in the league in yard differential per game (plus-91.0).
• The Redskins accumulating 30 first downs in a game twice in a single season for the first time in records dating back to 1991. The team had 32 first downs in Week 2 vs. Jacksonville.
• Quarterback Kirk Cousins throwing for 400 yards to become the first player in team history to record multiple 400-yard passing games in a single season.
• Cousins throwing for 400 yards to join Sonny Jurgensen (1 in 1965, 1 in 1967) and Mark Rypien (1 in 1989 and 1 in 1991) as the only quarterbacks in team history to post multiple 400-yard passing games with the Redskins in a career.
• Defensive end Jason Hatcher (29.5) recording a half-sack to reach 30.0 career sacks.
• Wide receiver DeSean Jackson adding to his league leading totals in total touchdowns of 50-plus yards (18) and receptions of 50-plus yards (23) since entering the league in 2008.
• Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (5.0) continuing to lead the NFL in sacks.
• Kerrigan (29.5) recording a half-sack to reach 30.0 career sacks.
• Running back Alfred Morris (3,204) gaining 156 rushing yards to pass Mike Thomas (3,359) for eighth on the Redskins' all-time rushing yardage list.
• Morris recording a rushing touchdown in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 8-9 of the 2013 season.
• Morris (23) rushing for one touchdown to pass Cliff Battles (23) for sole possession of eighth on the team's all-time rushing touchdowns list.
• Morris (23) rushing for two touchdowns to tie Earnest Byner (25) for seventh on the team's all-time rushing touchdowns list.
• Morris rushing for 100 yards for the first time this season and the 11th time in his career.
• 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 21 receptions and 313 receiving yards this season, already single-season career highs.
• Linebacker Brian Orakpo (40.0) chasing No. 4 Ken Harvey (41.5) and No. 3 Monte Coleman (43.5) on the team's all-time sack list.
• Wide receiver Andre Roberts recording a receiving touchdown in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 1-2 of the 2012 season.
• Roberts continuing a season in which all 10 of his receptions have resulted in a first down or a touchdown.
• Linebacker Keenan Robinson intercepting a pass to become the first Redskins linebacker with picks in consecutive games since London Fletcher did so in three consecutive games during Weeks 13-15 of the 2012 season.
• Punter Tress Way continuing his NFL record pace of 53.0 yards per punt. Way's average more than a yard and a half ahead of 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…
... represent the Redskins' second win of the season.
... be the Redskins' first against an NFC opponent this season.
... give Redskins Head Coach Jay Gruden his first career head coaching victory against an NFC opponent.
... make the Redskins 28-36 all-time on Monday Night Football.
... improve the Redskins' home record on Monday Night Football *to 18-17 all-time.*
... give the Redskins' their first win against an NFC West opponent since defeating the Seahawks in the teams' last regular season meeting (23-17 at Seattle on Nov. 27, 2011).
NOTES FROM LAST GAME:
- The Washington Redskins fell to the New York Giants, 45-14, in front of an announced crowd of 80,573 people at FedExField on Thursday.
Check out top photos from the Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants matchup Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at FedExField.
The Redskins played on a Thursday for the 15th time in team history and hosted a Thursday game for the first time since Dec. 6, 2007. * Running back Alfred Morris gained 63 yards on 12 carries. With the performance, Morris passed Ladell Betts (3,176) for ninth-most rushing yardage in franchise history (3,204). * In the third quarter, Morris scored his third rushing touchdown of the season on a 20-yard run. The rushing touchdown was the 23rd of Morris' career, tying him with Cliff Battles for eighth in franchise history. * Morris also added three receptions for 27 receiving yards, including a career-long 26-yard reception in the third quarter. Morris matched his previous career high in receptions (three) and receiving yards (27), set previously against the Giants on Dec. 1, 2013. * Running back Roy Helu, Jr. led the Redskins in receptions (five) and receiving yards (78). It marked the first time a running back led the Redskins in receiving yards since Helu, Jr. did so in Week 17 of the 2011 season at Philadelphia. * Helu, Jr. recorded a 36-yard reception in the third quarter. Including a 55-yard reception at Philadelphia last week, Helu, Jr. recorded receptions of 30-plus yards in consecutive games for the first time in his career. * In the second quarter, quarterback Kirk Cousins connected with wide receiver Andre Roberts for an 18-yard touchdown pass. * The touchdown reception was the 12th of Roberts' career and his first as a member of the Redskins. * The touchdown pass was the 14th of Cousins'career and his sixth of the season. * The Redskins' touchdown drives covered 80 and 83 yards, respectively. The Redskins have six scoring drives of 80 yards or more in their last two games. * Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan recorded his league-leading fifth sack of the season, dropping Giants quarterback Eli Manning for a five-yard loss in the second quarter. * The sack moved Kerrigan past Bruce Smith (29.0) into eighth on the Redskins all-time sack list (29.5). * Linebacker Keenan Robinson recorded his first career interception in the third quarter, picking off Manning in the end zone. * Robinson also added a career-high 13 tackles. * Tight end Niles Paul recorded three receptions for 60 yards before exiting the game with an injury. He became the first Redskins tight end to record at least 60 receiving yards in four consecutive games since Chris Cooley in Weeks 11-14 of the 2007 season. * Punter Tress Wayaveraged a career-high 58.3 yards per punt on four punts, falling 1.1 yards shy of matching Pro Football Hall of Famer Sammy Baugh's team record for punting average in a single game (59.4 at Detroit on Oct. 27, 1940). * Way's58.3-yard punting average and 55.5-yard net punting average were both the most by an NFL punter this season. * Way recorded a career-long 77-yard punt in the third quarter, tying Steve Cox for the third-longest punt in franchise history (Nov. 1, 1987 at Buffalo). * Way became the first Redskins punter since Matt Turk to record a punt of 60 yards or more in four games in a single season. Turk recorded a 60-yard punt in five games during the 1998 season. * Safety Ryan Clark recorded a career-high 14 tackles, surpassing his previous career high of 13 tackles, set vs. Tennessee on Sept. 8, 2013. * Safety Brandon Meriweatherrecorded a career-high 13 tackles. His previous career high was 11, set vs. the New York Jets on Nov. 13, 2008. * Guard Josh LeRibeus earned his first career start. * The Redskins extended their NFL-best sellout streak to 387 games, including postseason play. * The Redskins and Giants faced one another for the 165th time. The Giants are the Redskins' most common opponent.
Former Seahawks on Redskins:
- DE Clifton Geathers (2010)
- T Tyler Polumbus (2010-11)
Former Redskins on Seahawks:
- General Manager John Schneider (Vice President of Player Personnel, 2001)
- Assistant Offensive Line Coach Chris Morgan (2011-13)
- Running Backs Coach Sherman Smith (Offensive Coordinator, 2008-09)
Here's an exclusive look from the Washington Redskins' sideline during their Week 4 game with the New York Giants.
Seahawks from the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:**
- S Kam Chancellor (Norfolk, Va.)
- WR Percy Harvin (Virginia Beach, Va.)
- QB Russell Wilson (Richmond, Va.)
Redskins from Washington:
- Assistant Offensive Line Coach Shane Day (Auburn, Wash.)
Seahawks who went to college in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- S Kam Chancellor (Virginia Tech)
Notable Pro Connections:
- T Tyler Polumbus, DE Clifton Geathers and Seahawks K Steven Hauschka all played together in 2010 at Denver.
- Defensive Backs Coach Raheem Morris (2002-11), CB E.J. Biggers (2009-12), LB Adam Hayward (2007-13) and Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (2009-12) all worked together at Tampa Bay.
- G Chris Chester and Seahawks K Steven Hauschka played together from 2008-09 at Baltimore.
- WR Andre Roberts and Seahawks DE O'Brien Schofield played together from 2010-12 at Arizona.
- DE Clifton Geathers, DE Chris Baker and Seahawks DT Tony McDaniel all played together in 2010 at Miami.
- Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard, DE Frank Kearse and Seahawks DT Tony McDaniel worked together in 2011 at Miami.
- G/C Kory Lichtensteiger (2009), Seahawks Offensive Coordinator Darrell Bevell (2006-10) Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson (2006-10), Seahawks DT Kevin Williams (2003-13) and Seahawks WR Percy Harvin (2009-12) all worked together at Minnesota.
Notable College Connections:
- QB Colt McCoy (2006-09), LB Brian Orakpo (2004-08), LB Keenan Robinson (2007-11) and Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (2007-09) played together at Texas.
- CB David Amerson (2010-12), Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (2007-10) and Seahawks G J.R. Sweezy (2007-11) played together at North Carolina State.
- DE Jarvis Jenkins (2007-10) and CB Bashaud Breeland (2010-13) played with Byron Maxwell (2006-10) at Clemson.
- LS Nick Sundberg (2005-08), WR DeSean Jackson (2005-07), Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (2004-06) and Seahawks DT Brandon Mebane (2003-06) all played together at California.
- G Shawn Lauvao and Seahawks TE Zach Miller played together from 2005-06 at Arizona State.
- TE Logan Paulsen (2005-09) and K Kai Forbath (2006-10) played with Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman (2008-11) and DE Cassius Marsh (2010-13) at UCLA.
- RB Silas Redd, Jr. and Seahawks T Garry Gilliam played together at Penn State in 2010.
- QB Kirk Cousins (Michigan State) and Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (Wisconsin) were the two starting quarterbacks in an October 2011 game culminating in a game-winning 44-yard Hail Mary by Cousins.