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Redskins Insider: What To Watch For, Week 9


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


• The Redskins forcing a turnover in their 12th straight regular season game, dating back to last year. The Redskins' current 11-game streak is their longest under Shanahan. A 12th straight game would be the Redskins' longest takeaway streak since a 12-game regular season streak from Weeks 14- 17 of the 1999 season through Weeks 1-8 of the 2000 season.

• The Redskins intercepting a pass in a sixth straight game for the first time since recording a pick in eight straight games from Week 17 of the 2011 season through Weeks 1-7 of the 2012 season.

• The Redskins recording three interceptions in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 3-4 of the 1996 season (four at NYG in Week 3, three at STL in Week 4).

• 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).

• The Redskins rushing for 100 yards in a seventh consecutive game.

• The Redskins scoring a rushing touchdowns in a sixth consecutive regular season game for the first time since rushing for a touchdown in eight straight games across the 2006-07 seasons (Weeks 16-17 in 2006 and Weeks 1-7 in 2007).


• 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 a touchdown to become the 15th quarterback in team history with 30 career touchdowns as a Redskin.

• Griffin III (five) throwing for 200 yards and rushing for 75 yards to tie Randall Cunningham and Michael Vick (six) for the most games in NFL history with at least 200 passing yards and at least 75 rushing yards.

• Wide receiver Leonard Hankerson catching a fourth touchdown pass this season to set a new single-season career high.

• Running back Roy Helu, Jr. improving upon his career-high four rushing touchdowns this season.

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

• Morris rushing for a touchdown in consecutive games for the first time this season.

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

• Moss catching one pass to become the ninth active player to reach 700 career receptions.

• Moss amassing 51 receiving yards to become the seventh active player to reach 10,000 career receiving yards (Tony Gonzalez, Reggie Wayne, Andre Johnson, Steve Smith, Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin).

• Tight end Jordan Reed (34 receptions) catching four passes to surpass Stephen Alexander (37 in 1998) and Chris Cooley (37 in 2004) for most receptions in a season by a Redskins rookie tight end. Reed's 388 yards are already the team record for receiving yards by a rookie tight end.

• Reed gaining 100 receiving yards to join Jerry Smith (3 in 1967, 2 in 1968) as the only Redskins tight ends with multiple 100-yard games in a single season.


• Linebacker London Fletcher, the NFL's active Iron Man, playing his 248th consecutive regular season game, extending his record by a defensive player since the 1970 merger.

• Fletcher starting his 207th 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 them 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 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 ninth-most 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).

• Hall returning an interception for a touchdown in consecutive games for the first time in his career and adding to his career-high two interception return touchdowns this season.

• Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan recording two sacks 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 (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...

… even the Redskins' home record at 2-2 this season.

… push the Redskins to 7-3 all-time against the Chargers.

… snap a three-game losing streak to San Diego and give Washingtonits first win against the Chargers since Dec. 6, 1998.

… make the Redskins 5-1 in home games against San Diego all-time.

… improve the Redskins to 2-1 against the AFC West this season.

… give Executive Vice President/Head Coach Mike Shanahan his178th career victory as a head coach, including postseason games.

… be Shanahan's 170th career regular season victory as a head coach.




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