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Redskins-Rams: A Different Look

The Washington Redskins on Sunday take on the St. Louis Rams at FedExField. With a look at a few interesting nuggets from Sunday's matchup, Redskins.com's Andrew Walker brings you this week's "Redskins-Rams: A Different Look," presented by *Kaplan University, the Exclusive Higher Education Partner of the Washington Redskins.*


TURNOVER TYRANTS
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](http://www.kaplanuniversity.com/)Sunday's game will feature two of the league's top takeaway producers during the last two weeks. The Rams led all NFL teams with eight takeaways in Weeks 12-13, followed by the Redskins and three other teams with six.

The Redskins registered three takeaways in each of the last two games, doing so in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 11-12 of the 2012 season.

On Sunday, the Redskins will attempt to record three-plus takeaways for a third consecutive game for the first time since doing so in four straight games across Weeks 9-12 of the 2003 season.

RANKINGS UPDATE
The Redskins rank very highly in several league statistical categories, both as a team and individually. Here's some of the highlights:

Offense:

  • Ranks first in the NFL in yards after catch (1,942)
  • Ranks first in the NFL in average yards after catch (7.0)
  • Ranks first in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in 25 yard passes (29)
  • Ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in longest pass reception (81 yards)

Defense:

Ranks first in the NFL in lowest pass attempts allowed per game (31.6) * Ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in least yards allowed on first-down plays (1,508) * Ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in least yards allowed per first-down play (4.83) * Ranks first in the NFC and third in the NFL in lowest 10 yard rushes percentage allowed (7.7 percent)

Special teams:

  • Ranks first in the NFL in punting average (47.5)
  • Ranks first in the NFL in longest punt (77 yards)

Players:

  • Kirk Cousins ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in passing yards per completion (13.57)
  • Cousins ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in longest pass completion (81t)
  • Roy Helu Jr. ranks first in the NFL in yards after catch average (12.7)
  • Helu Jr. ranks first in the NFL among running backs in yards per reception (11.5)
  • Helu Jr. ranks first in the NFC and tied for first in the NFL among running backs in 25 yards receptions (6)
  • DeSean Jackson ranks first in the NFL in yards per reception (20.0)
  • Jackson ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for second in the NFL in 25 yard receptions (12)
  • Jackson ranks tied in for first in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in longest reception (81t)
  • Andre Roberts ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL in percentage of receptions caught for first downs (83.3 percent)
  • Tress Way ranks first in the NFL in punting average (48.3)
  • Way ranks first in the NFL in longest punt (77)

ON THIS DATE
The Redskins will play on Dec. 7 for the 12th time in team history on Sunday when the team faces the St. Louis Rams. The Redskins are 7-3-1 all-time in games contested on Dec. 7.

A look back at top images in games between the Washington Redskins and St. Louis Rams.

Sunday's game will mark the first Dec. 7 meeting between the Redskins and Rams. A win Sunday would give the Redskins six wins in their last Dec. 7 meetings.

Here are all 11 of the Redskins' previous games contested on Dec. 7 (Date/Game/Result):

  • 12-7-1941/vs. Philadelphia/20-14 W
  • 12-7-1947/at NY Giants/35-10 L
  • 12-7-1952/at NY Giants/27-17 W
  • 12-7-1958/vs. Pittsburgh/14-14 T
  • 12-7-1969/at Philadelphia/34-29 W
  • 12-7-1975/at Atlanta/30-27 W
  • 12-7-1980/vs. San Diego/40-17 W
  • 12-7-1986/vs. NY Giants/24-14 L
  • 12-7-1997/at Arizona/38-38 W
  • 12-7-2003/at NY Giants/20-7 W
  • 12-7-2008/at Baltimore/24-10 L

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