Before the Redskins kickoff this Sunday vs. the Chicago Bears, here is a look at benchmarks to keep an eye on, as compiled by Washington Redskins Public Relations.
• The Redskins earning their second win of the season.
• The Redskins holding a third straight opponent to less than 300 offensive yards for the first time in the Mike Shanahan era and for the first time since holding four consecutive teams under 300 yards in Weeks 4-7 of the 2009 season.
• The Redskins outgaining an opponent by 200-plus yards in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 7-8 of the 1982 season.
• The Redskins forcing a turnover in their 10th straight regular season game, dating back to last year. It would be the team’s first such streak entirely under Shanahan, as last the last 10-game streak spanned two coaches across the 2009-10 seasons (Week 16 of 2009 through Week 8 of 2010).
• The Redskins scoring their fourth defensive touchdown of the season to match their 16-game total from a year ago.
• Griffin III joining Sonny Jurgensen (five in 1967), Joe Theismann (four in 1983), Jay Schroeder (five in 1986), Mark Rypien (five in 1989), and Brad Johnson (four in 1999) as the only players in team history to register at least four 300-yard passing games in a season.
• Griffin III recording his seventh career 300-yard passing game to tie Sammy Baugh and Jay Schroeder for fourth-most in team history.
• Griffin III throwing one touchdown pass to match Doug Williams for 15th-most in team history (27).
• Tight end
• Wide receiver
• Running back
• Morris rushing for 10 yards to join Mike Thomas and Larry Brown as the only Redskins to rush for 2,000 yards across their first two NFL seasons.
• Wide receiver
• Moss recording four receptions to pass Gary Clark (549) for third in team history for career receptions as a Redskin.
• Moss catching three passes to become the ninth active player to reach 700 career receptions.
• Moss amassing 71 receiving yards to become the seventh active player to reach 10,000 career receiving yards (Tony Gonzalez, Reggie Wayne, Andre Johnson, Steve Smith, Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin).
• Fletcher starting his 205th consecutive regular season game as he continues to chase Derrick Brooks for the most consecutive starts by a linebacker in NFL history (208).
• Fletcher intercepting a pass to tie Rich Milot (13) for the fourth-most interceptions by a linebacker in team history.
• Fletcher registering an interception to take sole possession of the league lead for the most interceptions by a linebacker since 2007. Fletcher and now-retired Brian Urlacher each have 12 interceptions since Fletcher joined the Redskins in 2007.
• Fletcher maintaining his status as the only active player with at least 30 career sacks (38.0) and at least 20 career interceptions (23).
• Hall intercepting a pass to give him 21 interceptions as a member of the Redskins, which would tie him with Vernon Dean and Lemar Parrish for 10th-most in franchise history.
• Hall returning a fumble for a touchdown to become the first player in NFL history with five fumble returns for touchdowns and four interception returns for touchdowns.
• 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...
… give the Redskins the lead in their all-time series record against the Bears. Including postseason play, the all-time series between the Redskins and Bears is currently locked at 23-23-1.
... even the Redskins’ regular season series with the Bears at 20-20-1.
… improve the Redskins to 13-10-1 record in regular season home games against the Bears.
… push 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 behind a six-game winning streak from 1989-99.
… represent wins in 11 of their last 13 games against the Bears since 1989.
… be the Redskins’ first win against an NFC North team this season.
… give the Redskins their first home win of the 2013 season and push them to 1-2 in home games this season.
… give Executive Vice President/Head Coach Mike Shanahan his 177th career victory as a head coach, including postseason games.
… be Shanahan’s 169th career regular season victory as a head coach.
… improve Shanahan’s career regular season record against the teams that comprise the NFC North to 10-13.