Before the Redskins kickoff this Sunday Night vs. the New York Giants, here is a look at benchmarks to keep an eye on, as compiled by Washington Redskins Public Relations.
• The Redskins rushing for 200 yards in a game for the fourth time this season, matching last year’s total. The Redskins and Eagles are tied for the NFL lead with three 200-yard games each this season.
• The Redskins rushing for 100 yards in an 11th consecutive game, which would represent the second longest streak of the Shanahan era (13).
• The Redskins forcing a turnover in a 11th game this season.
• The Redskins tying a team record by scoring their sixth defensive touchdown in a season for the first time since 1984. That season, Washington received defensive scores from Vernon Dean (two interception returns), Monte Coleman (interception return), Darrell Green (interception return), Darryl Grant (fumble return) and Curtis Jordan (fumble return). The team also had six defensive touchdowns in 1971 and 1973.
• The Redskins returning a fifth interception for touchdown this season to tie the team record (five in 1971).
• Wide receiver
• Garçon gaining 29 receiving yards to break his single-season career high (947 in 2011).
• Garçon amassing 81 receiving yards to post the 27th 1,000-yard receiving season in team history.
• Griffin III reaching 3,000 passing yards this season to become the fourth NFL player since the 1970 NFL merger to throw for 3,000 yards in each of his first two NFL seasons, joining Peyton Manning (1998-99), Cam Newton (2011-12) and Andy Dalton (2011-12).
• Griffin III amassing 359 passing yards to match his total from a season ago (3,200).
• Griffin III completing 19 passes to match his completions total from a season ago (258).
• Griffin III throwing a touchdown pass to become the 13th quarterback in team history with 35 career touchdowns as a Redskin.
• Running back
• Morris becoming the first Redskin since Clinton Portis (2007-08) to post consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons..
• Morris rushing for 100 yards for the 11th time in his career.
• Morris scoring three rushing touchdowns to give him 21 for his career and tie him with Andy Farkas and Gerald Riggs for 10th-most in team history.
• Wide receiver
• Tight end
• Reed gaining 100 receiving yards to join Jerry Smith (3 in 1967, 2 in 1968) as the only Redskins tight ends with multiple 100-yard games in a single season.
• Fletcher starting his 211th consecutive regular season game, extending his record for most consecutive starts by a linebacker in NFL history.
• Hall returning a fumble for a touchdown to become the first player in NFL history with five fumble returns for touchdowns and five interception returns for touchdowns.
• Hall intercepting two passes to give him 24 interceptions as a member of the Redskins, which would tie him with Ken Houston for ninthmost in team history.
• Hall scoring a defensive touchdown to improve upon his team-record three defensive touchdowns this season (two via interception return, one via fumble return).
• Kerrigan returning an interception for a touchdown to become the first linebacker in team history to have an interception return for touchdown in three consecutive seasons.
A Win Would...
… snap a three-game losing streak.
… even the Redskins’ home record in 2012 at 3-3.
… secure a fourth win in the last five regular season games between the Redskins and Giants.
… be the Redskins’ third straight win against the Giants at FedExField, which would be their first three-game home winning streak against the Giants since a four-game streak from 1982-85.
… give the Redskins their first divisional win this season.
… represent the Redskins’ 65th regular season victory against the Giants all-time.
… give Executive Vice President/Head Coach Mike Shanahan his 179th career victory as a head coach, including postseason games.
… be Shanahan’s 171st career regular season victory as a head coach.