A list of notes and stats from the Washington Redskins' 45-41 victory over the Chicago Bears at FedExField, presented by BDO by the Numbers, as compiled by Redskins Public Relations.
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- The Redskins earned their second win of the season in comeback fashion on Sunday, scoring in the final minute to complete a 45-41 win against the Chicago Bears. The game was played in front of an announced crowd of 83,147 people at FedExField.
- The Redskins pushed their NFL-best home sellout streak to 380 games, including both regular season and postseason games.
- The fourth-quarter comeback win was the Redskins’ first since overcoming an eight-point fourth quarter deficit vs. Baltimore in Week 14 last year.
- The win broke a stalemate in the all-time series between the Redskins and Bears. Including postseason play, the Redskins now hold a 24-23-1 all-time record against the Bears.
- The Redskins evened their all-time regular season series with the Bears at 20-20-1. Washington improved to 13-10-1 record in regular season home games against the Bears.
- The win pushed the Redskins’ current winning streak against the Bears to five games, the team’s second-longest regular season streak in their 81-year series with the Bears, trailing only a six-game winning streak from 1989-99. The Redskins have won 11 of their last 13 games against the Bears since 1989.
- The Redskins reached the 45-point mark for the 16th time in a regular season game in team history. Washington is now 15-1 all-time when scoring 45 points in a regular season game.
- The 45-point performance was the Redskins’ most in the Shanahan era and the team’s most since scoring 52 points vs. San Francisco on Oct. 23, 2005, a span of 128 regular season games.
- Executive Vice President/Head Coach Mike Shanahan earned his 177th career victory as a head coach, including postseason games.
- The victory was Shanahan’s 169th career regular season victory as a head coach.
- Shanahan is now 10-13 for his career in regular season games against the teams that comprise the NFC North.
- Washington outgained Chicago in the first half, 249-46. The Redskins’ 203-yard advantage in the first half was the team’s biggest since outgaining the San Francisco 49ers by 234 yards in the first half of a game on Oct. 23, 2005.
- The Redskins led the Bears at halftime, 24-17. It was the Redskins’ first halftime lead of the year and their first in a regular season game since leading the Philadelphia Eagles, 13-10, in Week 16 last season.
- Washington’s 24 first-half points were the team’s most since scoring 28 first-half points at Dallas in Week 12 last year.
- The victory was Washington’s first against the NFC North this season.
- The win was Washington’s first at home this season.
- The points on the opening drive gave Washington points on the first drive in each of its last two games. The last time the Redskins scored on their opening drives in consecutive games were in Weeks 9-11 of last season (the team had a bye in Week 10).
- Washington gained 499 yards offensively, the team’s most since posting 511 yards vs. San Francisco on Dec. 26, 1999, a game which went into overtime. The last time the Redskins posted at least 499 yards in a game that ended in regulation was on Nov. 10, 1991 vs. Atlanta.
- With 86 combined points, the game was the sixth-highest-scoring game in Redskins history. The 86 combined points were the most in a Redskins game since Washington and Philadelphia combined for 87 points on Nov. 15, 2010.
- The Redskins rushed for 209 yards. Washington has six 200-yard rushing games across the 2012-13 seasons, the most in the NFL in that span.
- Washington broke the 200-yard rushing mark in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 4-5 of the 1984 season.
- The Redskins had 43 rushing attempts, their most since rushing 43 times at New Orleans in Week 1 last season.
Washington had three players ( Alfred Morris, 19; Robert Griffin III, 11; Roy Helu, Jr., 11) register 11 carries. This marked only the third time in Redskins history the team has had three players with 11 or more carries and the first time since Dec. 7, 2003 against the New York Giants (Trung Canidate, Chad Morton and Rock Cartwright).
- Rookie tight end
Jordan Reedset career highs in receptions (nine) and receiving yards (134).
- Reed set the Redskins’ mark for receiving yards in a game by a rookie tight end. The record was previously held by Jerry Smith, who registered 78 receiving yards on six catches vs. Dallas on Nov. 28, 1965.
- Reed’s 100-yard receiving game was the Redskins’ first by a rookie at any position since wide receiver
Leonard Hankersonregistered 106 receiving yards at Miami on Nov. 13, 2011. His 134 receiving yards were the most by a Redskins rookie since wide receiver Rod Gardner’s 208-yard effort vs. Carolina on Oct. 21, 2001. Reed caught his second career touchdown, pulling in a three-yard touchdown pass from Griffin III in the second quarter.
- Reed was targeted nine times and caught all nine passes. In records available starting in 1991, Reed is the first Redskin to be targeted at least nine times and catch every pass.
- Running back Roy Helu, Jr. rushed 11 times for 41 yards (3.7 avg.) and tied a team record with three rushing touchdowns. Helu, Jr. became the first player to score three rushing touchdowns for Washington since Alfred Morris vs. Dallas in Week 17 last season.
- Running back Alfred Morris registered a season high and game high in carries (19) and gained a game-high 95 rushing yards.
- Quarterback Robert Griffin III completed 18-of-29 passes for 298 yards and two touchdowns. He also posted season highs in rushing attempts (11) and rushing yards (84).
- Griffin III engineered the fourth quarter comeback, his first in its entirety since leading the Redskins to a fourth quarter comeback win in Week 13 vs. the New York Giants last season. Griffin III and
Kirk Cousinscombined for a fourth quarter comeback the following week vs. Baltimore. Griffin III has been a part of four fourth quarter comebacks, three in their entirety.
- Griffin III’s two passing touchdowns give him 28 for his career, surpassing Doug Williams (27) for 15th most in team history.
- Griffin III posted his fifth career game of 200-plus passing yards and 75-plus rushing yards, his second in as many weeks. He is one shy of matching Randall Cunningham and Michael Vick, both of whom are each responsible for six career games with 200 passing yards and 75 rushing yards.
- Griffin III added a 23-yard rush in the first quarter. Including a 26-yard rush last week at Dallas, Griffin III recorded runs of 20 yards or more in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 6-7 last year.
- Griffin III had five completions of 25 yards or more, the most in a single game in his career. It was the first time a Redskins quarterback accomplished the feat since Patrick Ramsey on Sept. 21, 2003 against the New York Giants (five).
- Wide receiver
Aldrick Robinsoncaught two passes for a career-high 75 yards, including his first touchdown of the season on a 45-yard pass in the fourth quarter.
- The 45-yard touchdown pass to Robinson was Griffin III’s longest completion of the year, surpassing a 44-yard reception to
Pierre Garçonin Week 2.
- The Redskins held the Bears to 22 first-half passing yards. It was the fewest allowed by the Redskins in a first half since holding Cleveland to 17 first-half passing yards on Oct. 19, 2008. Washington allowed 46 total first-half yards, the fewest first half-yards allowed by the team since holding Detroit to 39 on Oct. 7, 2007.
- Washington forced a three-and-out on the first drive by Chicago, the Redskins’ first defensive three-and-out on an opponent’s opening drive this season.
On the first play from scrimmage following Helu, Jr.’s first touchdown, linebacker Brian Orakpointercepted Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown.
- The interception and the defensive touchdowns were both career firsts for Orakpo. According to Orakpo, the interception was the first of his life at any level.
- The defensive touchdown was the Redskins’ fourth of the season, matching their full-season total from a year ago.
- The Redskins had a season-high 28 first downs (13 passing, 13 rushing and two via penalty). Washington also posted a season high in third down conversion percentage (53.8), converting on 7-of-17 opportunities.
London Fletcherplayed in his 246th consecutive regular season game, extending his record for the most by a defensive player since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.
- Fletcher started his 205th consecutive regular season game, second-most by an NFL linebacker all-time (Derrick Brooks, 208).
- Defensive lineman
Chris Bakerregistered his first career sack in the second quarter. Nose tackle Barry Cofieldadded his third sack of the season in the fourth quarter.
- The Redskins scored on their opening drive, as kicker
Kai Forbathconverted a 38-yard field goal attempt to culminate a seven-play, 60-yard drive.
Josh Hull, long snapper Kyle Nelsonand safety Trenton Robinson, all signed by the team on Tuesday, made their debuts with Washington.