REGULAR SEASON WEEK 7 WASHINGTON REDSKINS (1-5) vs. TENNESSEE TITANS (2-4)
Sunday, Oct. 19 – 1 p.m. ET
FedExField (85,000) – Landover, Md.
The Washington Redskins will host their annual Alumni Homecoming celebration in Week 7, culminating with the team's game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Oct. 19. Kickoff at FedExField is schedule for 1 p.m. ET.
At halftime on Sunday, the Redskins will honor former quarterback Mark Rypien, who will be inducted as the 46th member of the team's Ring of Fame. Rypien spent eight seasons in Washington from 1986-93, securing Super Bowl MVP honors in helping the Redskins win their world championship in franchise history in Super Bowl XXVI. Rypien's induction will be part of the team's larger Alumni Homecoming celebration in which the Redskins will welcome home former players and coaches responsibility for the team's championship legacy.
In his first season in Washington, wide receiver DeSean Jackson is creating a legacy of his own in burgundy and gold. Jackson has four receptions of 50 yards or more this season, the most in the NFL. Jackson is the first member of the Redskins to record four receptions for 50 or more yards in a single season since Anthony Armstrong in 2010.
– Redskins trail overall series, 5-6
– Redskins trail regular season series, 5-6
A look back at some of the top images in games between the Washington Redskins and Tennessee Titans.
– Last meeting: Nov. 21, 2010 (19-16 OT, WAS)
– Kevin Harlan (play-by-play)
– Rich Gannon (color)
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– Larry Michael (play-by-play)
– Sonny Jurgensen (color)
– Chris Cooley (analysis)
– Rick "Doc" Walker (sidelines)
Ken Whisenhunt leads the Tennessee Titans in his first year at the helm of the organization in 2014. The Titans are 2-4 this season and sit third in the AFC South standings.
Quarterback Jake Locker is in his fourth season with the Titans. In four games in 2014, Locker has completed 65-of-112 passes (58.0 percent) for 764 yards. He has thrown four touchdowns and four interceptions this season. Locker has also added 107 rushing yards on 18 carries with a rushing touchdown.
Running back Bishop Sankey leads the titan sin the ground game with 211 yards on 50 attempts (4.2 avg.). Sankey's one rushing touchdown is tied with Locker and running back Shonn Greene for the team lead this year.
Tight end Delanie Walker leads the Titans in receiving in his second season in Tennessee. Walker has caught 29 passes for 421 yards (14.5 avg.) with three touchdowns. Walker and wide receiver Kendall Wright are tired for the team lead in touchdowns with three.
Safety Michael Griffin, who has played for the team since entering the league in 2007, leads the Titans with 40 tackles (30 solo) in six games. Griffin is tied with cornerback Jason McCourty for the team lead in interceptions (two). Defensive end Jurrell Casey leads Tennessee with four sacks.
Ryan Succop handles kicking duties for Arizona. Succop is 9-of-11 on field goal attempts this season (81.8 percent). Brett Kern has punted 30 times with a 45.7-yard average this season.
Leon Washington is the team's primary kick returner. He has returned 10 kicks for 206 yards (20.6 avg.). Newly acquired punt returner Dexter McCluster has gained 38 yards on 10 returns (3.8 avg.).
REGULAR SEASON SERIES
Sunday's game between the Redskins and the Titans will be the 12th meeting between the two franchises, dating back to the Titans' originally joining the NFL in 1970 as the Houston Oilers following 10 seasons in the AFL.
With a win on Sunday, the redskins can even the all-time series between the two teams at 6-6. The team's most recent meeting came in 2010 when the Redskins converted a 48-yard field goal in overtime to earn a 19-16 win in Nashville.
Sunday will mark the Titan's first trip to FedExField since 2006 and only their third trip to Washington since the franchise's relocation prior to the 1997 season.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK
• The Redskins recording 400 yards of total offense in consecutive games for a second time this season (Weeks 2-3).
• Quarterback Kirk Cousins throwing for 300 yards in consecutive games for the first time in his career.
Top images from the Washington Redskins' practice on Oct. 16, 2014, at Redskins Park in Loudoun County, Va.
• Cousins becoming the first Redskins quarterback to throw for 300 yards in consecutive games since Robert Griffin III accomplished the feat in three straight games to open the 2013 season.
• Cousins throwing two touchdown passes to become the 19th player to throw at least 20 career touchdowns as a member of the Redskins.
• Cousins completing 20 passes to become the 19th player to record 250 career completions as a member of the Redskins.
• Cousins throwing for 109 yards to become the 20th player to throw for 3,000 career yards as a member of the Redskins.
• 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.
• 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 recording a third consecutive 100-yard receiving game for the first time in his career. Jackson has posted consecutive 100-yard games six times in his career but has never done so in three straight contests.
• Jackson scoring a receiving touchdown in a third consecutive game for the first time since doing so in Weeks 13-15 of the 2009 season. Jackson scored in three straight games in which he appeared across Weeks 6-10 of the 2010 season but was inactive for a game in Week 7.
• Jackson adding to his league-leading totals in total touchdowns of 50-plus yards (20) and receptions of 50-plus yards (26) 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.
• Jackson registering a reception of 50 yards or more in three straight games for the first time since Weeks 6-8 of the 2009 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.
• Running back Alfred Morris (3,274) gaining 86 rushing yards to pass Mike Thomas (3,359) for eighth on the Redskins' all-time rushing yardage list.
• 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.
• Morris starting his 39th 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 23 receptions and 326 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.
• Tight end Jordan Reed catching at least eight passes in consecutive games for the second time in his career (Weeks 7-8 last season).
• Wide receiver Andre Roberts recording at least five receptions in a third consecutive game for the first time in his career.
• Punter Tress Way continuing his pace of 51.2 yards per punt. Way's average is 0.2 yards shy 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.
… even the all-time series record between the two franchises at 6-6.
… snap a four-game losing streak.
… be the Redskins' first home win against the Titans' franchise since Nov. 3, 1991, a 16-13 win over the Houston Oilers.
… improve the Redskins to 2-1 against the AFC opponents this season.
… give the Redskins at least two victories against AFC opponents for a third straight season.
… pull the Redskins' home record in 2014 to 2-3.
NOTES FROM LAST GAME
- The Washington Redskins fell to the Arizona Cardinals by a final score of 30-20 in front of an announced crowd of 61,159 people at University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday.
- Despite the defeat, the Redskins remain 74-45-2 all-time against the Cardinals. The Redskins' 74 wins against the Cardinals remain the team's second-most against any opponent (Philadelphia – 81).
Wide receiver DeSean Jackson led the Redskins with 115 receiver yards on three receptions (38.3 avg.) with a touchdown. * The 100-yard receiving game was the 23rd of Jackson's career and his third as a member of the Redskins. Jackson now has consecutive 100-yard receiving games for the first time since Weeks 1-2 last season. * Jackson's 38.3-yard receiving average was the highest by a member of the Redskins with at least three receptions since Gary Clark on Dec. 15, 1991 (43.0 vs. the New York Giants). * Quarterback Kirk Cousins started and completed 24-of-38 passes for 354 yards with two touchdowns. * Cousins now has four career 300-yard passing games, including two this season. * The multi-touchdown game was Cousins' fourth of the season and the sixth of his career. * Cousins' two touchdowns give him 10 for the season, marking the first time in his career he has thrown for double figures in touchdowns in a single season. Cousins now has 18 career touchdown passes. * In the first quarter, Cousins connected with Jackson for a 64-yard touchdown. * Jackson now has 20 total touchdowns covering 50 yards or more since entering the league in 2008, the most in the NFL. * Jackson joined Jerry Rice, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, Steve Smith, Joey Galloway, Ken Burrough, Devin Hester, Mel gray and Stanley Morgan as the only players to score 20 total touchdowns of 50 yards or more since the merger. * Jackson became the first member of the Redskins to record three 50-plus-yard total touchdowns in a season since Moss in 2008. * Jackson's touchdown was his third of the season and 35th receiving touchdown of his career. * Jackson has recorded 26 receptions of 50 yards or more since 2008, the most in the NFL. * Including a 60-yard touchdown last week, Jackson has now scored touchdowns covering 50 yards or more in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 6-7 of the 2009 season. It also gave Jackson 50-yard receptions in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 9-10 of the last season. * Jackson recorded 104 receiving yards in the first half, the second-most in his career and his most since gaining 117 first-half receiving yards vs. Kansas City on Sept. 27, 2009. Jackson's 100-yard first half receiving was the first by a member of the Redskins since Week 16 vs. Dallas last season (Pierre Garcon). * Tight end Jordan Reed – playing in his first game since Week 1 at Houston – led the Redskins in receptions with eight. Reed's eight receptions were one shy of matching his career high. *
Wide receiver Pierre Garcon caught a five-yard touchdown pass from Cousins in the fourth quarter. The receiving touchdown was Garcon's second of the season and the 27th of his career. * Wide receiver Andre Roberts recorded five receptions for 55 yards in his first game against his former team. Roberts entered the league with Arizona and played for the Cardinals from 2010-13. * Running back Roy Helu, Jr. recorded a 33-yard reception in the second quarter. 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. * Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan and defensive end Jason Hatcher split a sack in the fourth quarter. Kerrigan has 6.5 sacks on the season and sits half a sack shy of the league lead as of the conclusion of Sunday afternoon's games. The half-sack gave Hatcher 30.0 career sacks. * Kerrigan finished the game with nine total tackles (seven solo), a career high. * Kicker Kai Forbath converted field goal attempts of 28 and 43 yards and is now 7-of-8 on field goal attempts this season. * Linebacker Akeem Jordan played in his 100th career NFL game. * Linebacker Will Compton and safety Trenton Robinson earned their first career starts.
Former Redskins on Titans:
- Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt (TE, 1989-90)
- Defensive Coordinator Ray Horton (Defensive Assistant, 1994; Assistant Defensive Backs, 1995-96)
- Assistant Tight Ends Coach Arthur Smith (Defensive Assistant/Quality Control, 2007-08)
- Linebackers Coach Lou Spanos (Linebackers, 2010-11)
Titans from the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- WR Justin Hunter (Virginia Beach, Va.)
Redskins from Tennessee:
- Defensive Line Coach Jacob Burney (Chattanooga)
Titans who went to college in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- LB James Anderson (Virginia Tech)
Redskins who went to college in Tennessee:
- Defensive Line Coach Jacob Burney (Tennessee-Chattanooga)
Notable Pro Connections:
- Defensive Coordinator Jim Haslett held the same position in Pittsburgh (1997-99) when Titans Linebackers Coach Lou Spanos was a Defensive Assistant (1995-09) and Tight Ends Coach Mike Mularkey was the Tight Ends Coach (1996-00).
Outside Linebackers Coach Brian Baker was the Defensive Line Coach in Detroit when Titans Running Backs Coach Sylvester Croom was the Offensive Coordinator there from 1997-00. Baker was also the Defensive Line Coach in San Diego in 1996 when Croom held the same position there. * Defensive Line Coach Jacob Burney held the same position in Denver when Titans Assistant Defensive Line Coach Nick Eason was drafted there as a defensive lineman in 2003. * President and General Manager Bruce Allen was the General Manager in Tampa Bay from 2004-08 when Titans Executive Vice President/General Manager Ruston Webber was the Director of College Scouting (2001-04) and Director of Player Personnel (2005) there. In addition, Defensive Backs Coach Raheem Morris held various defensive coaching positions there from 2002-05 and 2007-11, Offensive Line Coach Chris Foerster held the same position in 2001, Head Coach Jay Gruden was an Offensive Assistant from 2002-08 and Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard held the same position from 2005-08. * S Ryan Clark played in Pittsburgh (2006-13) when Titans Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt was the Offensive Coordinator (2004-06), Defensive Coordinator Ray Horton was the Defensive Backs Coach (2007-10) and Linebackers Coach Lou Spanos was a Defensive Assistant there (1995-09). * G Shawn Lauvao played in Cleveland in 2013 when Titans Assistant Offensive Line Coach Mike Sullivan was the Offensive Line Coach there, both Horton and Defensive Backs Coach Louie Cioffi held the same positions and Assistant Defensive Line Coach Nick Eason and Defensive Quality Control Coordinator Cannon Matthews were coaching interns. * WR Andre Roberts played for Arizona (2010-13) when Whisenhunt was the Head Coach (2007-12), Quarterbacks Coach John McNulty was the Wide Receivers Coach (2009-11) and Quarterbacks Coach (2012) and Horton and Cioffi held the same positions (2011-12). * Assistant Special Teams Coach Brad Banta played tight end and long snapper for the New York Jets when Whisenhunt was the Tight Ends Coach there in 2000. * S Trenton Robinson played with Titans TE Delanie Walker in San Francisco in 2012. * S Brandon Meriweather and Titans G Chris Spencer played together in Chicago in 2011. * T Tyler Polumbus and Spencer played together in Seattle in 2010. * G Chris Chester played with Titans S Bernard Pollard in Baltimore in 2010. * Polumbus and G Kory Lichtensteiger played with Titans P Brett Kern in Denver in 2008.
Notable College Connections:
WR DeSean Jackson, LS Nick Sundberg and Titans TE Craig Stevens played together at California from 2005-07. * K Kai Forbath (2006-10) and TE Logan Paulsen (2005-09) played with Titans LB Akeem Ayers (2007-10) at UCLA. * T Trent Williams (2006-09) and P Tress Way (2008-12) played with Titans C Gabe Ikard (2009-13) at Oklahoma. * LB Perry Riley, Jr. played with Titans DL Al Woods at LSU from 2006-09. * DE Jarvis Jenkins (2007-10) and CB Bashaud Breeland (2010-13) played with Titans CB Coty Sensabaugh (2007-11) at Clemson. * S Brandon Meriweather played with Titans LB Colin McCarthy at Miami (Fla.) in 2006. * WR Leonard Hankerson played with Titans CB Brandon Harris at Miami (Fla) from 2008-10. * WR Santana Moss played at Miami (Fla.) when Titans Assistant Offensive Line Coach Mike Sullivan was a Graduate Assistant there in 2000. * LB Will Compton and G Spencer Long played with Titans S Daimion Stafford at Nebraska from 2011-12. * WR Aldrick Robinson (2007-10) and G Josh LeRibeus (2007-11) all played with Titans TE Taylor Thompson (2008-11) at SMU. * LB Brian Orakpo and QB Colt McCoy played with Titans S Michael Griffin at Texas in 2006. * DE Clifton Geathers and Titans K Ryan Succop played together at South Carolina from 2007-08. * Defensive Assistant Aubrey Pleasant played at Wisconsin while Titans Offensive Line Coach Bob Bostad held various offensive coaching positions there, including Tight Ends Coach from 2006-07 and Offensive Line Coach in 2008.