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Redskins-Giants: A Different Look


The Washington Redskins on Thursday play host to the New York Giants in an NFC East battle at FedExField. With a look at a few interesting nuggets from Thursday's matchup,'s Andrew Walker brings you this week's "Redskins-Giants: A Different Look," presented by Kaplan University, the Exclusive Higher Education Partner of the Washington Redskins.*



]( three weeks, the Washington Redskins continue to rank highly in various National Football League statistical categories, including:

  • First in the NFL in yards per first-down play (6.67)
  • First in the NFL in total yards on first-down plays (680)
  • First in the NFL in longest pass reception (81 yards)
  • Tied for first in the NFL in rushing touchdowns (5)
  • First in the NFL in highest sacked per passing play percentage (9.9%)
  • First in the NFL in lowest red zone touchdown percentage allowed (28.6%)
  • First in the NFL in least yards allowed per play on first-down plays (3.31)
  • First in the NFL in least yards allowed on first-down plays (232)
  • First in the NFL in lowest first downs rushing percentage allowed (14.5%)

Here's some factoids you might've never thought about when it comes to the Redskins' roster, as of Sept. 22:

  • Tallest Players: Defensive lineman Clifton Geathers and offensive lineman Tyler Polumbus, who each are 6-foot-8
  • Average Height: 6'1.7"
  • Heaviest Player: Offensive lineman Trent Williams (337 pounds)
  • Lightest Player: Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (178 pounds)
  • Average Weight: 247.5 pounds
  • Oldest Player: Wide receiver Santana Moss (35)
  • Youngest Player: Running back Silas Redd (22 years, 6 months, 22 days)
  • Average Age: 26.5 years old

Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins earned his first start of the 2014 season Sunday in

Philadelphia, and finished the game having completed 30-of-48 passes for 427 yards with three touchdowns and a passer rating of 103.4.

Cousins' 427 passing yards were the fourth-most by a Redskins quarterback in a regular-season game since 1970, and fifth-most in team history.

Single-game passing yardage (Redskins history):

  1. Brad Johnson (471 yards, 12/26/99 at SF)
    1. Sammy Baugh (446 yards. 10/31/48 vs. BOS)
    2. Mark Rypien (442 yards, 11/10/91 vs. ATL)
    3. Doug Williams (430 yards, 9/11/88 vs. PIT)
      5. Kirk Cousins (427 yards, 9/21/14 at PHI)
    4. Donovan McNabb (426 yards, 9/19/10 vs. HOU)

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