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  • The Redskins fell to 3-4 on the season with a 27-23 loss to the New York Giants in front of announced crowd of 81,352 people at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
  • Washington rushed for 248 yards, the most yards gained by the Redskins on the ground since rushing for 296 yards against the New York Jets on Nov. 4, 2007.

The Redskins have now rushed for 1,244 yards this season, the most the team has ever rushed for in the first seven games of a season since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. The previous high was 1,235, set by the 1984 team. * The Redskins are now averaging 177.7 rushing yards per game, the highest average in the NFL. * The Redskins amassed a season-high 480 yards of total offense, the team's highest total since compiling 481 yards of offense vs. Jacksonville on Oct. 1, 2006. * The Redskins have now posted 125 rushing yards or more in nine straight games, marking the first time the team has done so in nine consecutive games since accomplishing the feat in 10 consecutive games from Weeks 13-17 of the 1990 season and Weeks 1-5 of the 1991 season. * The Redskins have now scored 201 points this season, marking the fourth time since the 1970 merger that the team has reached 200 points in its first seven games. * Running back Alfred Morris rushed 22 times for a career-high 120 yards. Morris now has 658 rushing yards, the most in the NFC and one yard shy of Arian Foster for the league lead as of the conclusion of Sunday's 1 p.m. games. * The game was the third 100-yard rushing game of Morris' career. The Redskins' last nine 100-yard rushers have all been rookies. * The Redskins have rushed for at least 100 yards in each of their last 13 games. The second-longest such streak in the league is three games by the St. Louis Rams. * Quarterback Robert Griffin III completed 20-of-28 passes for 258 yards with two touchdowns. He added 89 rushing yards on nine carries. * The Redskins opened the scoring with a 20-yard field goal by Kai Forbath. The field goal was the culmination of a 17-play, 88-yard drive by the Redskins that lasted 9:11. * The 17-play scoring drive was the Redskins' longest scoring drive since ending an 18-play scoring drive with a 33-yard John Hall field goal vs. Tampa Bay on Oct. 12, 2003, 144 regular season games ago. * The drive marked the second time this season the Redskins have scored on an opening drive and the first time the team has done so since Billy Cundiff hit a 37-yard field goal on the first drive of the team's season opener at New Orleans in Week 1. * Forbath finished the game 3-for-3 on field goal attempts, converting from 20, 43 and 45 yards. * Wide receiver Santana Moss finished the game with three receptions for 67 yards and two touchdowns. * Moss scored his third touchdown of the season, scoring on a screen pass covering 26 yards in the second quarter. * Griffin III and Moss combined for a 30-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter. The touchdown reception was the 60th in Moss' career (including his time with the New York Jets), making him the 70th player in NFL history with 60 receiving touchdowns. * The touchdown receptions were Moss' 40th and 41st as a member of the Redskins. He remains seventh in career receiving touchdowns in team history. * Moss now has eight career games with two or more receiving touchdowns. Sunday marked his first game with multiple receiving touchdowns since Dec. 19, 2010 at Dallas. * The Redskins rushed for 146 yards in the first half, the team's highest first-half total since posting 174 rushing yards in the first half vs. Tampa Bay on Dec. 12, 2010. * Morris rushed 13 times for 94 yards in the first half, the most rushing yardage he's had in a half in his career. His previous single-half best was 75, set in the second half at New Orleans in Week 1. * Morris rushed 10 times for 46 yards in the first quarter, the second-most carries he's had in a quarter this season behind his 11-carry fourth quarter at New Orleans in Week 1. * Cornerback Josh Wilson intercepted Giants quarterback Eli Manning in the third quarter, the first interception of the season for Wilson. It was his first interception since intercepting Manning at MetLife Stadium in Week 15 last year. * The Redskins now have an interception in eight consecutive games, dating back to last season. This marks the first time the Redskins have done so since intercepting a pass in nine consecutive games from Weeks 16-17 of the 1995 season through Weeks 1-8 of the 1996 season. * The Redskins are the only team in the NFL with an interception in each of the first seven weeks of the 2012 season. * Wide receiver Aldrick Robinson had his first career rushing attempt, carrying 14 yards for a first down in the third quarter. * Tight end Logan Paulsen set career highs in receptions (four) and receiving yards (76). His 76 receiving yards were a team high. * Paulsen had a season-long 23-yard catch in the third quarter. * Fullback Darrel Young set career highs in rushes (five) and rushing yards (26). * The Redskins were 3-for-3 on fourth down conversions and are now 6-for-6 on fourth downs this season. * Linebacker Rob Jackson intercepted his second pass of the season and of his career, picking off Manning in the fourth quarter. * The Redskins scored three points on a Forbath field goal following the interception, giving the Redskins 52 points off turnovers (including defensive touchdowns) this season. The Redskins totaled 43 points off turnovers in 16 games last season. * Jackson and nose tackle Barry Cofield split a fourth quarter sack on Manning. The sack was the first on Manning allowed by the Giants in 16 quarters of play. * Washington held the Giants to 64 rushing yards. The Redskins entered Sunday's action as one of six NFL teams to have not allowed a 100-yard rusher this season.




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