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Stats Recap: Redskins-Vikings


A list of notes and statistics from Sunday's Redskins-Vikings game, as compiled by Redskins Public Relations.

  • The Washington Redskins snapped an eight-game home losing streak and improved to 3-3 this season with a 38-26 win against the Minnesota Vikings in front of an announced crowd of 78,476 people at FedExField.
  • The Redskins extended their consecutive home sellout streak to an NFL-high 371, including postseason games. The team has sold out all 153 preseason, regular season and postseason games at FedExField.

The win was Head Coach Mike Shanahan's 168th overall victory as an NFL head coach, which ties him with Pro Football Hall of Famer Bud Grant for 14th all-time. It was Shanahan's 160th regular season victory as an NFL head coach. Shanahan passed Grant in this category in Week 4. * Quarterback Robert Griffin III completed 17-of-22 passes for 182 yards and a touchdown. He also tied a career high in rushing attempts (13) and set a career high with 138 rushing yards with two rushing touchdowns. * Griffin III set a franchise record for single-game rushing yardage by a quarterback, surpassing his own record of 84 rushing yards from Week 2 at St. Louis. * Griffin III now has 379 rushing yards on the season, establishing the team record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a single season. His total surpasses Harry Gilmer, who had 365 rushing yards in 1952 and saw action at both quarterback and left halfback in that season. The previous high by a Redskins player who played strictly quarterback was Joe Theismann, who rushed for 314 yards in 1984. * Griffin III finished the evening with a 76-yard touchdown run. The run is the longest by a quarterback in team history and the longest by an NFL quarterback since Pittsburgh's Kordell Stewart rushed for an 80-yard touchdown against Carolina on Dec. 22, 1996. * Griffin III's 76-yard run was the longest by any Redskin since Clinton Portis had a 78-yard run vs. the Kansas City Chiefs on Oct. 18, 2009. * Griffin III now has at least one rushing touchdown and one passing touchdown in three games this season, making him only the second individual quarterback in team history since 1950 to do so three times in a season (Joe Theismann, 1980). * Griffin III joins Michael Vick as the only NFL quarterbacks since 1970 to rush for at least 130 yards and two touchdowns in a game. * The 178 points scored by the Redskins in six games this season is the highest scoring output by the Redskins since scoring 207 points from Weeks 2-8 of the 1999 season. * The 38 points by the Redskins are the second-highest total of the Shanahan era, trailing only the 40 scored by the team in Week 1 at New Orleans. * The Redskins rushed for 183 yards, marking the fifth time the Redskins have rushed for 175 yards or more under Shanahan. The Redskins have rushed for 996 yards in the last six games, the most prolific six-game rushing output for the Redskins in the Shanahan era. * The Redskins have rushed for at least 125 yards in eight consecutive games for the first time since doing so across two seasons in Weeks 12-17 of the 2006 season and Weeks 1-2 of the 2007 season. * The Redskins held the Vikings to 94 rushing yards. The Redskins have held opponents to less than 100 rushing yards in four straight games, marking the first time the team has done so in a single season since Weeks 1-5 of the 2007 season (the team had a bye in Week 4). * Griffin III threw his second interception of the season in the first quarter, ending a streak of 104 consecutive pass attempts without an interception dating back to the second quarter of the Redskins' Week 2 game at St. Louis. * Kicker Kai Forbath converted his first career field goal attempt, hitting from 50 yards to conclude a 13-play, 48-yard scoring drive. * The 13-play drive was the team's longest scoring drive by number of plays this season. * Running back Alfred Morris scored his fifth rushing touchdown of the season, scoring on a one-yard run in the second quarter to cap an 11-play, 90-yard scoring drive. * The 90-yard scoring drive tied the team's longest scoring drive by yardage this season (Week 3 vs. Cincinnati). * On the Vikings' first offensive play following the score, linebacker Lorenzo Alexander registered his first fumble recovery of the season. * On the following play, Griffin III threw his fifth touchdown pass of the season, connecting with fullback Darrel Young for an eight-yard touchdown. The touchdown reception was Young's second of his career and his first since Nov. 15, 2010 vs. Philadelphia. * Alexander and defensive end Stephen Bowen combined for a sack of Minnesota quarterback Christian Ponder on the Redskins' final defensive possession of the first half. Alexander added a fourth quarter sack and finished with a career-high 1.5 sacks. * Griffin III scored for his fifth rushing touchdown of the season on a seven-yard run on the Redskins' first drive of the second half. He added his sixth on the 76-yard run in the fourth quarter. * With touchdowns by Griffin III and Morris, the Redskins became the first team in NFL history to have two rookies each rush for five touchdowns in the first six games of a season. * Griffin III's six rushing touchdowns are the most by a Redskins quarterback in a single season in team history. He was previously tied with Joe Theismann (1979) and Eddie LeBaron (1955). * Safety Madieu Williams scored in the fourth quarter on a 24-yard interception return. It was Williams' second career interception return for touchdown and his first as a Redskin. It was his first since scoring on a 51-yard interception return as a rookie for the Cincinnati Bengals on Oct. 31, 2004. * The Redskins have now returned an interception for a touchdown in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 7-8 of the 1994 season (Darrell Green and Andre Collins). * Including interception returns for touchdowns by linebackers Ryan Kerrigan and Rob Jackson, the Redskins have three interception returns for touchdowns this season. The last time the Redskins had three interception return touchdowns in a season was 1999 (three). The Redskins now have four defensive touchdowns this season for the first time since 1999. * The Redskins have intercepted a pass in seven consecutive games, dating back to last season, for the first time since having interceptions in seven straight games from Weeks 11-17 of the 2005 season. * Including scores by Young and Williams, the Redskins now have 21 points on offensive possessions following turnovers as part of 49 points off turnovers (including four defensive touchdowns) this season. The Redskins totaled 43 points off turnovers in 16 games last season. * The Redskins were 2 in turnover margin, marking the seventh consecutive game in which the Redskins have posted either an even or positive turnover margin. This marks the first time the Redskins have done so in seven consecutive games since a seven-game stretch across two seasons in Weeks 16-17 of the 2009 season and Weeks 1-8 of the 2010 season. * The Redskins had four sacks, the team's highest total since posting four sacks vs. Dallas on Nov. 20, 2011. * Nose tackle Barry Cofield received his 100th career regular season start. This came one week after appearing in his 100th career regular season game in Week 5. * Linebacker London Fletcher appeared in his 230th consecutive game, the longest active streak in the NFL. * The victory gives the Redskins a 9-8 advantage in their regular season series against the Vikings. Including postseason games, the Redskins now have a 12-10 all-time record against Minnesota.




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