Before the Redskins kickoff this Sunday afternoon vs. the Kansas City Chiefs, here is a look at benchmarks to keep an eye on, as compiled by Washington Redskins Public Relations.
• The Redskins gaining 366 yards to break 5,000 yards in a season for the ninth consecutive year. A ninth-straight 5,000- yard year would match the team’s longest streak in team history, accomplished previously across the 1983-91 seasons.
• The Redskins posting the 25th 5,000-yard season in team history.
• The Redskins’ league-leading rushing attack accumulating 200 rushing 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 195 yards to break the 2,000-yard rushing mark in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2005-06.
• The Redskins rushing for 100 yards in a 12th consecutive game, the second longest streak of the Shanahan era (13).
• The Redskins passing for 171 yards to break the 3,000-yard mark in net passing yardage for the ninth consecutive season. The team’s current eight-season streak is already the longest in team history.
• The Redskins forcing a turnover in a 12th 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 amassing 20 receiving yards to post the 27th 1,000-yard receiving season in team history.
• Griffin III throwing four touchdown passes to tie Jay Schroeder (39) for 10th-most in team history.
• 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 two rushing touchdowns to give him 21 for his career
and tie him with Andy Farkas and Gerald Riggs for 10th-most in team history.
• Morris (2,609 yards from 2012-13) chasing No. 14 Curtis Martin (2,639 in 1995-96) and No. 13 Terrell Davis (2,655 in 1995-96) on the NFL’s all-time list for rushing yards in a player’s first two NFL seasons.
• 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 212nd 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 four-game losing streak.
… push the Redskins’ home record in 2013 to 3-4.
… be the Redskins’ second win all-time against Kansas City.
… give the Redskins their most wins against the AFC West in a season (three) since divisional realignment in 2002.
… 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.