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Redskins Insider: What To Watch For, Week 16



• The Redskins gaining 633 yards in the final two games of the 2013 season to post consecutive 6,000-yard offensive seasons for the first time in team history.

• The Redskins posting the fourth 6,000-yard offensive season in team history (2012, 1989, 1983).

• The Redskins amassing 434 yards of offense to give them 11,932 yards in the last two seasons, matching the best two year total in team history (1988-89).

• The Redskins accumulating 200 rushing yards in a game for the fourth time this season, matching last year's total.

• The Redskins rushing for 27 yards to break the 2,000-yard rushing mark in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2005-06.

• The Redskins completing 34 passes to tie the team record for completions in a season (349 in 2010).

• The Redskins tying a team record by scoring their sixth defensive touchdown in a season for the first time since 1984. That season, Washington received defensive scores from Vernon Dean (two interception returns), Monte Coleman (interception return), Darrell Green (interception return), Darryl Grant (fumble return) and Curtis Jordan (fumble return). The team also had six defensive touchdowns in 1971 and 1973.

• The Redskins returning a fifth interception for touchdown this season to tie the team record (five in 1971).



• Quarterback Kirk Cousins throwing for his third career 300-yard passing game in his third career start.

• Cousins amassing 417 passing yards to match Jay Schroeder for the most passing yards by a Redskins quarterback in a two-game span in the Super Bowl era (798, Weeks 7-8 in 1986).

• Tight end Fred Davis (161) catching seven passes to match Bill Anderson (168) for fourth-most career receptions by a Redskins tight end in team history.

• Wide receiver Pierre Garçon improving upon his single-season career highs in receptions (96) and receiving yards (1,146).

• Garçon catching 11 passes to break Pro Football Hall of Famer Art Monk's team record for receptions in a season (106 in 1984).

• Garçon catching four passes to become only the second Redskin to register a 100-reception season.

• Garçon maintaining his streak as one of only two players in the NFL with at least five receptions in every game this season (Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown).

• Garçon, the NFC's current receptions leader, staying on pace to become the first Redskin to lead the conference in receptions since Monk in 1984.

• Running back Alfred Morris rushing for 100 yards for the 11th time in his career.

• Morris scoring two rushing touchdowns to give him 21 for his career and tie him with Andy Farkas and Gerald Riggs for 10th-most in team history.

• Morris (2,738 yards from 2012-13) chasing No. 11 Billy Sims (2,740 from 1980-81), No. 10 Eddie George (2,767 from 1996-97) and No. 9 Barry Sanders (2,774 from 1989-90) on the NFL's all-time list for rushing yards in a player's first two NFL seasons.

• Wide receiver Santana Moss scoring a touchdown to tie former teammate Clinton Portis for ninth-most total touchdowns in team history (49).



• Linebacker London Fletcher, the NFL's active Iron Man, playing his 255th consecutive regular season game. Fletcher is one of only four players in NFL history to reach 250 consecutive games played (Jeff Feagles, Brett Favre and Jim Marshall).

• Fletcher starting his 214th consecutive regular season game, extending his record for most consecutive starts by a linebacker in NFL history.

• Cornerback DeAngelo Hall returning a fumble for a touchdown to tie Jessie Tuggle for the second-most in NFL history (five). Hall's four career fumble return touchdowns are currently tied for third in NFL history with Bill Thompson, Derrick Thomas, Keith Bulluck and Ronde Barber.

• Hall returning a fumble for a touchdown to become the first player in NFL history with five fumble returns for touchdowns and five interception returns for touchdowns.

• Hall intercepting two passes to give him 24 interceptions as a member of the Redskins, which would tie him with Ken Houston for ninthmost in team history.

• Hall scoring a defensive touchdown to improve upon his team-record three defensive touchdowns this season (two via interception return, one via fumble return).

• Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan recording one sack to match his singleseason career high (8.5) and tie Wilber Marshall for the 10th-most career sacks by a Redskin (24.5).

• Kerrigan returning an interception for a touchdown to become the first linebacker in team history to have an interception return for touchdown in three consecutive seasons.

• Linebacker Brian Orakpo notching two sacks to tie Ken Harvey (41.5) for fourth on the team's all-time sack list.

• Orakpo posting one sack to match his single-season career high (11.0 in 2009).

• Orakpo recording half a sack to become the fifth player in team history to register 40 sacks with the Redskins (Dexter Manley, Charles Mann, Monte Coleman and Ken Harvey).


A Win Would...

… snap a six-game losing streak.

… represent Washington's third win at FedExField this season.

… give the Redskins wins in three of the their last four meetings with Dallas for the first time since 2006-08.

… be Washington's first win against a divisional opponent this season.

… mean victories over the Cowboys at FedExField in consecutive seasons for the first time since winning three straight home games against Dallas from 2005-07.

… make the Redskins 29-27 in home games against the Cowboys, including postseason play.

… give Executive Vice President/Head Coach Mike Shanahan his 179th career victory as a head coach, including postseason games.

… be Shanahan's 171st career regular season victory as a head coach.

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