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Game Information: Redskins-Giants

Posted Dec 11, 2014

Series history, broadcast information, connections and more from Sunday's Redskins-Giants 2014 Week 15 matchup at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

REGULAR SEASON WEEK 15
WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-10) vs. NEW YORK GIANTS (4-9)
Sunday, Dec. 14 — 1 p.m. ET
MetLife Stadium (82,500) — East Rutherford, N.J.

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The Washington Redskins will resume NFC East play this weekend as the team takes to the road to face the New York Giants in Week 15. Kickoff from MetLife Stadium is set for 1 p.m. ET.

Sunday’s game will represent the Redskins’ first NFC East game since tearing a 20-17 overtime win against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8. A win on Sunday would give the Redskins consecutive division wins for the first time since winning five straight NFC East contests in 2012.

The last three weeks have proven fruitful for linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, who has recorded four of his career-high 11.5 sacks this season in the last three games. Kerrigan is one of only four NFL players with at least a full sack in each of the last three weeks, joining Kansas City’s Justin Houston, St. Louis’ Aaron Donald and Baltimore’s Terrell Suggs.

Last week, Kerrigan recorded two sacks to reach 36 career sacks, sixth-most in team history. With four more sacks this season, Kerrigan —a veteran of 61 NFL games — can become the second-fastest member of the Redskins to record 40 career sacks, trailing only the franchise’s all-time sacks leader, Dexter Manley, who surpassed 40 career sacks with Washington in only 49 games once sacks became an official stat in 1982.

Series History:

— Giants lead overall series, 96-65-4 
— Giants lead regular season series, 95-64-4
— Last meeting: Sept. 25, 2014 (45-15, NYG)

Television: FOX

— Kenny Albert (play-by-play)
— Daryl Johnston (color)
— Tony Siragusa (sidelines)

Radio: Redskins Radio Network

— Larry Michael (play-by-play)
— Sonny Jurgensen (color)
— Chris Cooley (analysis)
— Rick “Doc” Walker (sidelines)

The Opponent
Head coach Tom Coughlin leads the New York Giants in 2014. The Giants currently sit third in the NFC East with a 4-9 record this season.

Quarterback Eli Manning is in his 11th year with the Giants. Manning has completed 303-of-482 passes (62.9 percent) for 3,340 yards with 23 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

Running back Rashad Jennings, a sixth-year NFL veteran in his first season in New York leads the Giants with 603 yards on 156 attempts (3.9 avg.). Rookie running back Andre Williams leads the team in carries, carrying the ball 158 times for 524 yards (3.3 avg.) with a team-high six rushing touchdowns.

Receiver Odell Beckham Jr. leads the Giants in receptions (59) and receiving yards (829) for an average of 14.1 yards per catch. His six receiving touchdowns this season are tied for the most on the team with tight end Larry Donnell, who has recorded 55 receptions for 544 receiving yards this season.

Linebacker Jameel McClain is the Giants’ leading tackler, recording 95 total tackles (60 solo) this season. Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has a team-high seven sacks, and safety Quintin Demps leads the team with four interceptions.

Josh Brown handles kicking duties for the Giants. Brown is 16-of-17 on field goal attempts this season (94.1 percent). Steve Weatherford has punted the ball 65 times for 2,976 yards in 2014 (45.8-yard average).

Beckham Jr. serves as the Giants’ punt returner and has returned 17 points 152 yards (8.9 avg.). Preston Parker has returned 14 kicks for 327 yards (23.4 avg.).

Regular Season Series
Sunday’s matchup between the Redskins and the Giants will make the 166th overall meeting between the franchises and the teams’ 164th regular season meeting. The series began in 1932 and the two have played twice a year during each regular season with the exception of the 1967 and 1969 seasons. The Giants lead the overall series, 96-65-4, and the regular season series, 95-64-4. The Redskins and Giants have clashed twice in the postseason at New York, splitting a pair of postseason games.

What To Watch For This Week

  • The Redskins and Giants meeting for a 166th time including postseason play. The Giants are the Redskins’ most played opponent.
  • The Redskins offense gaining 352 yards to record 5,000 yards of total offense in a season for the 26th time in team history.
  • Kicker Kai Forbath maintaining the highest field goal percentage in team history among players with at least 50 field goal attempts (87.1 percent)
  • Forbath (54) making one field goal to pass Sam Baker and John Hall (54) for sole possession of sixth-most in team history.
  • Wide receiver Pierre Garçon recording two touchdown receptions to match his single-season best as a member of the Redskins (five in 2013).
  • Running back Roy Helu, Jr. registering another 30-yard reception. This season, Helu, Jr. has become the first Redskins running back in records available dating back to 1994 to record a reception of at least 30 yards in five games in a single season.
  • Helu, Jr. adding to his career high in receiving yards this season (436).
  • Wide receiver DeSean Jackson and safety Brandon Meriweather each playing in their 100th career regular season games.
  • Jackson improving upon his league-leading 20.0 yards per receptions this season.
  • Jackson registering his sixth 100-yard receiving game this season to record six 100-yard games in one season by a single Redskins receiver for the fourth time since 1960 (Bobby Mitchell, 7 in 1962 and 6 in 1963; Art Monk, 6 in 1985).
  • Jackson gaining 58 receiving yards to post the 28th 1,000-yard receiving season in team history. Jackson would become the fifth player to accomplish the feat in his first season in Washington (Bobby Mitchell in 1962, Henry Ellard in 1994, Laveranues Coles in 2003 and Santana Moss in 2005).
  • Jackson adding to his league-leading totals in total touchdowns of 50-plus yards (20), receptions of 25-plus yards (87) and receptions of 50-plus yards (27) since entering the league in 2008.
  • Jackson scoring another touchdown covering 50 yards or more to become the first member of the Redskins with four 50-yard touchdowns in a season since Santana Moss (four in 2005).
  • Jackson recording a 50-plus yard touchdown to tie Ken Burrough and Devin Hester (21) for sixth-most total touchdowns of 50 yards or more in the NFL since the 1970 merger.
  • Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan improving upon his career-high 11.5 sacks this season. Kerrigan ascending the team’s single-season sack list. His 11.5 sacks are tied for seventh in team history, one sack shy of No. 6 Marco Coleman (12.5 in 2000) and two sacks shy of Ken Harvey (13.5 in 1994) and Dexter Manley (13.5 in 1984), both of whom are tied for fourth.
  • Kerrigan notching a full sack in four consecutive games for the first time in his career.
  • Kerrigan (36.0) recording four sacks to tie Brian Orakpo (40.0) for fifth-most sacks in team history.
  • Kerrigan forcing a fumble to improve upon his 14 career forced fumbles, the most forced fumbles by a member of the Redskins since 1994.
  • Kerrigan becoming the first member of the Redskins to record a full sack in four consecutive games for the first time since Brian Orakpo did so in Weeks 10-13 last season.
  • Running back Alfred Morris maintaining the highest rushing average in team history (4.57).
  • Morris accruing 213 more rushing yards this season to become the 13th player in NFL history to rush for 4,000 yards in his first three NFL seasons.
  • Morris rushing for 101 yards to become only the fourth player in Redskins history to post three career 1,000-yard rushing seasons with the Redskins (Clinton Portis, 4; John Riggins, 4; Stephen Davis, 3).
  • Morris joining Stephen Davis (1999-2001) as the only players in Redskins history to rush for 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons.
  • Morris joining Marshawn Lynch as the second NFL player to rush for 1,000 yards in each of the last three seasons. Morris is one of eight players attempting to join Lynch in that regard in the final three weeks.
  • Morris registering his 12th career 100-yard rushing game to tie Earnest Byner, George Rogers and Terry Allen for fifth-most in team history.
  • Morris recording a multiple rushing touchdowns for a third time this season to match his career high (three multi-touchdown games in 2012).
  • Morris (829) recording 11 rushing attempts to pass Cliff Battles (839) for eighth in team history.
  • Morris improving upon his career-best 15 receptions and 136 receiving yards this season.
  • Wide receiver Santana Moss scoring a touchdown to tie former teammate Clinton Portis for ninth-most total touchdowns in team history (49).
  • Tight end Niles Paul adding to his career-high 36 receptions and 471 receiving yards this season.
  • Punter Tress Way continuing his league-leading pace of 48.1 yards per punt. If maintained, Way’s average would rank fourth in team history, trailing only Sammy Baugh’s full-season NFL record (51.4 yards per punt in 1940) and Baugh’s 1941 and 1942 campaigns (48.7 and 48.2).
  • Way recording a 60-yard punt to become the first Redskins punter to record a 60-yard punt in five games in a single season since Matt Turk (five in 1998).
  • Fullback Darrel Young tying a career high with his fourth total touchdown of the season. Young had four touchdowns a season ago (three rushing, one receiving).

A Redskins Win Would

…snap a five-game losing streak.

…be the Redskins’ first road win against the Giants since a 23-10 victory against the eventual Super Bowl champions at MetLife Stadium on Dec. 18, 2011.

…mark the Redskins’ 66th all-time victory against the Giants and their 65th in regular season play.

…give the Redskins consecutive wins against NFC East opponents since winning five straight divisional games during the 2012 season.

…represent the Redskins’ second win against an NFC opponent this season.

…surpass the Redskins’ win total from a season ago (three).

Notes From Last Game

  • The Washington Redskins fell to the St. Louis Rams, 24-0, in front of an announced crowd of 71,120 people at FedExField on Sunday.
  • Wide receiver Pierre Garçon recorded game highs in receptions (nine) and receiving yards (95).
  • Garçon entered the game with 394 career receptions and surpassed 400 career receptions with his nine-catch performance.
  • Garçon is one of 28 active NFL players with 400 career receptions.
  • Garcon’s nine receptions were his most since an 11-catch performance at Philadelphia in Week 3.
  • Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan improved upon his single-season career high in sacks, collecting two sacks to push his season total to 11.5.
  • Kerrigan’s 11.5 sacks this year are tied for seventh-most in a season in team history with Dave Butz (1993) and Charles Mann (1991). Kerrigan’s 2014 campaign represents the ninth time a member of the Redskins has recorded at least 11.5 sacks.
  • The multi-sack game was the sixth of Kerrigan's career and his first since a team-record-tying four-sack performance vs. Jacksonville in Week 2 this season.
  • Kerrigan became the seventh player in team history to record at least 35 career sacks with the Redskins.
  • With his second quarter sack, Kerrigan passed Andre Carter (34.0) for sole possession of seventh-most in team history. Later in the quarter, Kerrigan added another sack to pass Dave Butz (35.5) for sixth in team history.
  • On his first sack, Kerrigan forced a fumble by Rams quarterback Shaun Hill. The forced fumble was the 14th of Kerrigan's career, passing Ken Harvey (13) for most by a member of the Redskins since 1994.
  • Kerrigan has now forced a fumble in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 3-4 of the 2011 season.
  • Kerrigan has now recorded a full sack in three consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 9-11 of the 2011 season.
  • Quarterback Colt McCoy started and completed 20-of-32 passes for 199 yards. Quarterback Robert Griffin III completed three-of-four passes for 33 yards in relief.
  • Wide receiver Santana Moss set a season high in receiving yards (43) and matched his season high in receptions (three).
  • In the third quarter, defensive lineman Chris Baker recorded his first sack of the season. The sack was the second sack of his career.
  • Linebacker Trent Murphy split a sack with defensive end Jason Hatcher in the second quarter, giving Murphy 2.5 sacks for his rookie season.
  • Linebacker Will Compton earned his third career start, his first since Week 7 vs. Tennessee.
  • Compton recorded a career-high 14 tackles (nine solo), exceeding his previous high of six (four solo) set in Week 7 vs. Tennessee.
  • Linebacker Perry Riley, Jr. recorded three tackles for loss, his most since registering three tackles for loss vs. Philadelphia in Week 11 of the 2012 season.
  • Safety Phillip Thomas made his first career NFL start.
  • Defensive back Kenny Okoro made his NFL debut.
  • The Rams missed an extra point attempt following the team's touchdown early in the second quarter. It was the first extra point attempt missed by a Redskins opponent since Dec. 24, 2011 (Ryan Longwell, Minnesota Vikings).
  • The Redskins and Rams met for the eighth time in the last 10 seasons and met at FedExField for the first time since 2009.

Redskins-Giants Connections

Former Gians on Redskins:

Former Redskins on Giants:

  • Offensive Line Coach Pat Flaherty (Tight Ends, 2000)
  • Defensive Line Coach Robert Nunn (2003)
  • C J.D. Walton (2013)

Giants who went to college in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:

  • RB Rashad Jennings (Liberty)
  • DE Kerry Wynn (Richmond)
  • WR Kevin Ogletree (Virginia)

Redskins who went to college in New York:

  • Defensive Backs Coach Raheem Morris (Hofstra)
  • DE Stephen Bowen (Hofstra)

Giants from the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:

  • RB Rashad Jennings (Lynchburg, Va.)
  • DE Kerry Wynn (Louisa, Va.)
  • CB Chandley Fenner (Virginia Beach, Va.)

Redskins from New York:

  • FB Darrel Young (Amityville)
  • DE Stephen Bowen (Dix Hills)

Notable Pro Connections:

  • DL Chris Baker played in Denver with Giants DE Robert Ayers and C J.D. Walton in 2010.
  • Offensive Line Coach Chris Foerster was the Offensive Coordinator in Miami in 2004 when Giants Defensive Line Coach Robert Nunn was a Special Assistant there.
  • Running Back Coach Randy Jordan played running back in Jacksonville from 1995-97 when Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin was the Head Coach there.
  • Defensive Coordinator Jim Haslett was the Head Coach in New Orleans (2000-05) when Giants Offensive Ben McAdoo was an Offensive Assistant (2004) and Quarterbacks Coach Danny Langsdorf held various offensive coaching positions (2002-04).
  • Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica played linebacker at Army from 1992-94 when Giants Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell was the Defensive Line Coach there.
  • Kotwica was the Quality Control Coach for the New York Jets from 2007-08 when Lineabckers Coach Jim Herrmann held the same position there.
  • DL Chris Baker played in Miami with Giants G John Jerry in 2010.
  • Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard was the Assistant Wide Receivers Coach in Miami in 2011 when Giants G John Jerry played there.
  • CB E.J. Biggers played in Tampa Bay when Giants Defensive Live Coach Robert Nunn held the same position there in 2009.
  • Biggers played in Tampa Bay with Giants WR Preston Parker from 2010-12 when Defensive Backs Coach Raheem Morris was the Head Coach there (2009-11).
  • G Chris Chester (2006-10) played in Baltimore with Giants LB Jameel McClain (2008-13).
  • WR Pierre Garçon played in Indianapolis with Giants S Stevie Brown in 2011.
  • WR DeSean Jackson (2008-13) played in Philadelphia with Giants DT Cullen Jenkins (2011-12), Giants DT Mike Patterson (2005-12) and Giants CB Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie (2011-12).
  • WR Santana Moss played for the New York Jets when Giants Secondary/Safeties Coach David Merritt, Sr. held various defensive coaching positions there from 2001-03.

Notable College Connections:

  • LB Will Compton (2008-12), RB Roy Helu Jr. (2007-10), TE Niles Paul (2007-10) and G Spencer Long (2009-13) played with Giants CB Prince Amukamara (2007-10) at Nebraska).
  • LB Perry Riley, Jr. played with Giants WR Rueben Randle at LSU in 2009 when Giants Assistant Offensive Line Coach Lunda Wells was an Offensive Line Assistant.
  • S Brandon Meriweather played with Giants S Antrel Rolle at Miami (Fl.) from 2003-04.
  • CB David Amerson played with Giants DT Markus Kuhn from 2010-11 at North Carolina State when Giants Defensive Assistant Rob Leonard was a Graduate Assistant there from 2010-12.
  • QB Colt McCoy (2005-09) and LB Keenan Robinson (2007-11) played with Giants CB Chykie Brown (2006-10) and RB Chris Ogbonnaya (2004-08) at Texas.
  • WR Ryan Grant played with Giants RB Orleans Darkwa from 2010-13 at Tulane.
  • QB Robert Griffin III and Giants C J.D. Walton played together in 2009 at Baylor.
  • RB Silas Redd, Jr. and Giants LB Devon Kennard played together from 2012-13 at USC.

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