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Week 14: Redskins (5-9) at Jaguars (8-6)


Gameday Graphic for Game on 12/26/2010

The Redskins' final road trip of the 2010 season is to Jacksonville, Fla., where they take on the Jaguars at EverBank Field on Sunday, Dec. 26. Kickoff is 1 p.m. ET.

The stadium seats 67,164. It has a natural grass surface.

It's the Redskins' first regular season visit to Jacksonville since since 2002.

The Redskins are 1-2 against the AFC South this season. They have recorded losses to the Houston Texans (30-27 in overtime in Week 2) and Indianapolis Colts (27-24 in Week 6) and a win vs. Tennessee (19-16 in Week 11).

In road games, the Redskins are 3-4 this season. At home, the Jaguars are 5-2.

The game will be televised on FOX. Sam Rosen calls the play-by-play with color commentary by Tim Ryan. Nischelle Turner reports from the sidelines.

On radio, the game will be broadcast locally on ESPN 980 and the Redskins Radio Network. Larry Michael calls the play-by-play with former Redskins and Hall of Famers Sonny Jurgensen and Sam Huff adding color commentary. Former Redskin Rick 'Doc' Walker reports from the sidelines.


WR89 Santana Moss11 Mike Sims-Walker
LT71 Trent Williams75 Eugene Monroe
LG78 Kory Lichtensteiger67 Vince Manuwai
C61 Casey Rabach63 Brad Meester
RG63 Will Montgomery77 Uche Nwaneri
RT69 Jammal Brown78 Jordan Black
TE47 Chris Cooley89 Marcedes Lewis
WR13 Anthony Armstrong80 Mike Thomas
QB8 Rex Grossman9 David Garrard
FB45 Mike Sellers33 Greg Jones
RB46 Ryan Torain32 M. Jones-Drew
DE94 Adam Carriker94 Jeremy Mincey
NT76 Anthony Bryant93 Tyson Alualu
DE64 Kedric Golston96 Terrance Knighton
OLB/DE97 Lorenzo Alexander92 Austen Lane
ILB/LB59 London Fletcher52 Daryl Smith
ILB/LB52 Rocky McIntosh55 Kirk Morrison
OLB/LB98 Brian Orakpo56 Justin Durant
LCB23 DeAngelo Hall21 Derek Cox
RCB22 Carlos Rogers27 Rashean Mathis
SS41 Kareem Moore37 Sean Considine
FS37 Reed Doughty22 Don Carey
P1 Sam Paulescu3 Adam Podlesh
K4 Graham Gano10 Josh Scobee
H1 Sam Paulescu3 Adam Podlesh
LS57 Nick Sundberg48 Jeremy Cain
KOR16 Brandon Banks35 Deji Karim
PR16 Brandon Banks80 Mike Thomas


The Redskins have played the Jaguars four times in the regular season and lead the series 3-1.

The most memorable game in the regular season series was the last matchup in 2006 at FedExField. In a hard-hitting, back-and-forth shootout, the Redskins defeated Jacksonville 36-30 in overtime.

Mark Brunell, the former Jaguars quarterback, threw a game-winning touchdown pass, a 69-yarder to Santana Moss who had to split two defenders on his way to the end zone.

It was Moss's third touchdown of the game. He finished that game with four catches for 138 yards. Clinton Portis also rushed for a season-high 112 yards on 27 carries.

Washington and Jacksonville have played three times in the preseason, with the Jaguars holding a 3-0 series lead.

Last year, the Jaguars defeated the Redskins 24-17 in Jacksonville in the 2009 preseason finale for both clubs.


Total Offense17338.4
Rushing Offense2893.9
Passing Offense9244.5

DefenseRankYards/GameTotal Defense32397.6Rushing Defense27134.4Passing Defense30263.3


Total Offense15343.0
Rushing Offense3151.4
Passing Offense27191.6

DefenseRankYards/GameTotal Defense26



Running backs coach Earnest Byner played for the Redskins from 1989-93 and totaled 3,950 rushing yards in five seasons with the team. In 2004, Byner was named Redskins running backs coach, a role he served through 2007. He coached Clinton Portis to three 1,000-yard rushing seasons and Ladell Betts to one 1,000-yard rushing season.

Offensive line coach Andy Heck played for the Redskins from 1999-2000. He was part of a 1999 offense that was ranked No. 2 in the NFL. He is also a graduate of Woodson High School in Fairfax. Va.

Practice squad linebacker Alvin Bowen spent the 2009 season on the Redskins' practice squad.

Long snapper Jeremy Cain spent the 2008 offseason with the Redskins, but he was released before training camp.


-- Fletcher's An Iron Man

London Fletcher has continued to be a model of consistency in his 13th NFL season.

He has not missed a game since entering the league as an undrafted free agent with the St. Louis Rams in 1998.

With Brett Favre's consecutive games played streak having been snapped last Monday night, Fletcher is now tied with Tampa Bay's Ronde Barber and Indianapolis's Peyton Manning for the longest active streak with 206 consecutive games played.

Fletcher is third among active players with 165 consecutive starts. Manning is first with 206 consecutive starts and Barber is second at 181.

Since joining the Redskins in 2007, Fletcher has led the team in tackles in each of his three seasons with the club.

His 146 tackles this season is the 12th straight in which he has recorded at least 100 tackles. The streak dates back to 1999, when he was in his second season with the Rams. It is the longest current streak in the NFL.

-- First-Year Redskins Head Coaches

Entering Sunday's game vs. Tennessee, Mike Shanahan is 5-9 in his first season as Redskins head coach.

Looking back at Redskins head coaches in their first season, five have gone on to have winning seasons (excluding Dick Todd, who was 5-4 in taking over three games into the 1951 season.)

Twelve first-year head coaches suffered losing campaigns, including Joe Gibbs's return in 2004. Additionally Herman Ball coached the final seven games in 1949 and finished 1-4, while Terry Robiskie finished 1-2 while coaching the last three games of 2000.

Eight first-year head coaches ended their seasons with a .500 record, including Jim Zorn in 2008.

-- How the Redskins' Roster Was Built

The Redskins have 15 players on the roster that the team drafted, including 2010 first-round pick Trent Williams and 2009 supplemental draft pick Jeremy Jarmon.

Mike Sellers is the longest-tenured Redskins. He had a stint with the Redskins in 1998-2000 and rejoined the team in 2004.

Washington has used unrestricted free agency to acquire 28 players, including Casey Rabach in 2005, Andre Carter in 2006, London Fletcher in 2007, DeAngelo Hall in 2008, Albert Haynesworth in 2009 and Ma'ake Kemoeatu in 2010.

Five Redskins players were acquired as undrafted rookie free agents. This group includes offensive linemen Stephon Heyer and cornerback Byron Westbrook, both local products.

The team has five players on the roster acquired via trade: Santana Moss, Donovan McNabb, Adam Carriker, Jammal Brown and John Beck.

-- Shanahan's Moving Up

With the Redskins' Week 10 win over the Tennessee Titans, Mike Shanahan recorded his 159th career win (regular season and postseason) as a head coach.

Shanahan's career record is 159-112, a .587 winning percentage. That win total is 16th best among all-time NFL head coaches.

He needs three wins to surpass Bill Cowher, who has a 161-99-1 career record.

Among active head coaches, Shanahan's 159-112 record is second only to New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, who has a 175-99 record.

-- Going Overtime

The Redskins have played three overtime contests this season and they have a record of 2-1.

If the Redskins play a fourth overtime game this season, it would be a franchise first.

In Week 2, the Redskins lost to the Houston Texans 30-27 in overtime at FedExField. Three weeks later, they defeated the Green Bay Packers 16-13 in overtime at FedExField.

In Week 11 at Tennessee, the Redskins defeated the Titans 19-16 in overtime at LP Field in Nashville.

-- Cooley Coming On

Chris Cooley could emerge as the greatest Redskins tight end in franchise history this year.

In his 7-year career, Cooley has 410 receptions for 4,537 yards and 31 touchdowns.

He needs five catches to move past Ricky Sanders for sixth place in all-time receptions in franchise history.

Among tight ends, he is ranked second in all-time receptions in franchise history behind Jerry Smith, whose 13-year career is twice that of Cooley. Smith finished his career with 421 career receptions.

Cooley already holds the Redskins record for most receptions by a tight end in a single season with 83 in 2008.

-- Marylanders in Jacksonville

The Jaguars have several connections to the University of Maryland.

Linebackers coach Mark Duffner was the head coach of the Terrapins from 1992-96.

Punter Adam Podlesh is a former Terrapins currently on the Jaguars' roster.

And practice squad defensive tackle Dre Moore is also a former Terrapin.

-- What's Next?

The Redskins close out the 2010 regular season with a home against the New York Giants at FedExField. Kickoff is 1 p.m. ET.

The Redskins have lost five consecutive games to the Giants, including 31-7 in Week 12 at New Meadowlands Stadium.

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