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Redskins Insider: What To Watch For, Week 6


Before the Redskins kickoff this Sunday vs. the Dallas Cowboys, here is a look at benchmarks to keep an eye on, as compiled by Washington Redskins Public Relations.



• The Redskins earning their second win of the season and their second in as many games.

• The Redskins posting 20 points for a ninth straight regular season game, dating back to last season, matching the team's longest streak of 20-point games since scoring 20 or more points in 10 consecutive regular season games across the 1990-91 seasons.

• The Redskins facing an NFC East opponent following a bye week for the fourth time in Mike Shanahan's four seasons in Washington.

• The Redskins and Cowboys renewing a series that has seen 11 of the last 12 games in Dallas be decided by seven points or less.


• Quarterback Robert Griffin III throwing for 300 yards for the fourth time in a season for the first time in his career. Griffin III has had three 300-yard passing games in both 2012 and the first four games of 2013.

• Griffin III joining Sonny Jurgensen (five in 1967), Joe Theismann (four in 1983), Jay Schroeder (five in 1986), Mark Rypien (five in 1989), and Brad Johnson (four in 1999) as the only players in team history to register at least four 300-yard passing games in a season.

• Griffin III recording his seventh career 300-yard passing game to tie Sammy Baugh and Jay Schroeder for fourth-most in team history.

• Griffin III throwing one touchdown pass to match Doug Williams for 15th-most in team history (27).

• Wide receiver Leonard Hankerson catching a touchdown pass to match his single-season career high from last season (three).

• Running back Alfred Morris posting his ninth career 100-yard game to tie Ladell Betts for ninth-most in team history.

• Wide receiver Santana Moss scoring a touchdown to tie Stephen Davis for 10th-most total touchdowns in team history (48). With two touchdowns, he can tie former teammate Clinton Portis for ninth (49).

• Moss registering 29 receiving yards to become the fourth player in team history to amass 7,500 receiving yards as a member of the Redskins (Art Monk, Charley Taylor and Gary Clark).

• Moss recording six receptions to pass Gary Clark (549) for third in team history for career receptions as a Redskin.

• Moss catching five passes to become the ninth active player to reach 700 career receptions.

• Tight end Fred Davis gaining two receiving yards to reach 2,000 for his career.


• Linebacker London Fletcher, the NFL's active Iron Man, playing his 245th consecutive regular season game, extending his record by a defensive player since the 1970 merger.

• Fletcher starting his 204th consecutive regular season game as he continues to chase Derrick Brooks for the most consecutive starts by a linebacker in NFL history (208).

• Fletcher intercepting a pass to tie Rich Milot (13) for the fourth-most interceptions by a linebacker in team history.

• Fletcher registering an interception to take sole possession of the league lead for the most interceptions by a linebacker since 2007. Fletcher and now-retired Brian Urlacher each have 12 interceptions since Fletcher joined the Redskins in 2007.

• Fletcher maintaining his status as the only active player with at least 30 career sacks (38.0) and at least 20 career interceptions (23).

• 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 intercepting a pass to give him 21 interceptions as a member of the Redskins, which would tie him with Vernon Dean and Lemar Parrish for 10th-most in franchise history.

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

• Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan recording 3.5 sacks to 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 (32.5 career sacks, seventh-most in team history) chasing Andre Carter (34.0, sixth) and Dave Butz (35.5, fifth) on the Redskins' all-time sack list.

A Win Would...

… give the Redskins' their second win of the season.

… make the Redskins 1-1 in NFC East games this season.

… result in the Redskins' first three-game winning streak against Dallas since winning four in a row across the 1986-88 seasons.

… mean consecutive road victories against the Cowboys for the first time since winning three consecutive road games against Dallas across the 1987-89 seasons.

… represent road wins in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 15-16 last season.

… improve the Redskins' 2013 road record to 2-1.

… push the Redskins' all-time record following bye weeks to 13-12.

… give the Redskins wins following the bye week in consecutive seasons for the first time since winning three consecutive post-bye games from 2005-07.

… give Executive Vice President/Head Coach Mike Shanahan his 177th career victory as a head coach, including postseason games.

… be Shanahan's 169th career regular season victory as a head coach.

… improve Shanahan's career regular season record against the teams that comprise the NFC East to 19-15.

… make the Redskins 43-62-2 against the Cowboys all-time, including postseason games.




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