A list of notes and stats from the Washington Redskins' 27-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on the road, as compiled by Redskins Public Relations.
- The Washington Redskins improved to 9-6 on the season with a 27-20 win against the Philadelphia Eagles in front of an announced crowd of 69,144 people at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Sunday.
The win means the Redskins can clinch their first NFC East title since 1999 and their first playoff berth since 2007 with a win next week.
- The Redskins have now won six consecutive games and have their first six-game winning streak since the final five weeks and the NFC Wild Card Round of the 2005 season.
- The six-game winning streak is the Redskins’ first six-game regular season winning streak since winning seven in a row in Weeks 2-9 of the 1996 season.
- The Redskins’ nine wins this season are the team’s highest total since 2007. It is the 23rd season of nine or more wins in team history.
- At 9-6 this season, the Redskins are at least three games above .500 after 15 games for the first time since being 10-6 after the final week of the 2005 season.
Kicker Kai Forbathconverted field goal attempts of 45 and 42 yards in the second quarter, improving him to 17-for-17 this season and breaking Garrett Hartley’s NFL record for consecutive field goals made to start a career (16).
Robert Griffin IIIreturned to the starting lineup and completed 16-of-24 passes for 198 yards with two touchdowns.
- Griffin III now has 3,100 passing yards this season, marking the 20th time in Redskins history that a player has thrown for 3,000 yards in a season.
- Running back
Alfred Morrisstarted and gained 91 yards on 22 carries with one rushing touchdown.
- Morris now has 1,413 rushing yards this season, the fourth-highest total by a Redskin in a single season. His total marks the fifth time in team history that a player has rushed for at least 1,400 yards in a season (Clinton Portis and Stephen Davis each accomplished the feat in two seasons).
- Morris needs 104 rushing yards next week to break Clinton Portis’ team record for rushing yards in a season (1,516 in 2005).
Morris (1,413) and Griffin III (752) have combined for 2,165 rushing yards this season, the most by a pair of teammates in a season in Redskins history.
- With 22 carries, Morris now has 302 rushing attempts this season. Morris is the Redskins’ first 300-carry player since Clinton Portis in 2007 (325).
- Washington finished the game with five sacks, a season high and the team’s most since registering seven sacks at St. Louis in Week 4 last season.
- With two takeaways and one turnover, the Redskins are 14 in turnover differential this year. If Washington maintained its current differential, it would be the team’s best since posting a 18 differential in 1991.
- Executive Vice President/Head Coach Mike Shanahan earned his 174th overall victory as an NFL head coach, tying Mike Holmgren for 11th all-time in NFL history.
- The Eagles opened the scoring with a 27-yard touchdown pass on their opening drive. However, with a win on Sunday, Washington is now 6-2 this season in games in which its opponents have scored first.
- Wide receiver
Santana Mosshad a 12-yard run in the first quarter, his longest rush since recording a 28-yard rush vs. New Orleans in Week 2 of the 2008 season.
Perry Rileyregistered a sack of Nick Foles in the first quarter, improving on his single-season career high, giving him 3.5 sacks on the season.
- One play later, linebacker
Ryan Kerriganregistered a sack-fumble on Foles.
- The forced fumble was Kerrigan’s second of the season and sixth of his career. Kerrigan set a Redskins rookie record a season ago with four forced fumbles in 2011.
- The fumble was recovered by cornerback
Richard Crawford, his first career fumble recovery.
- Morris had a 17-yard reception in the second quarter, his longest since registering a 20-yard reception vs. Atlanta in Week 5.
- Kerrigan added a second quarter sack of Foles, giving him a single-season career high of 8.5 sacks this season.
London Fletcherregistered an interception of Foles in the second quarter. It was his 23rd career interception, giving him sole possession of second-most by an active linebacker (Ray Lewis – 31).
- It was Fletcher’s fifth interception of the season, a single-season career high. It was his 12th career interception with the Redskins, tying him with Sam Huff and Wilber Marshall for fifth-most by a Redskins linebacker.
- It marked Fletcher’s third straight game with an interception, the first time in his career with at least one interception in three consecutive contests.
- The interception was the ninth by a Redskins linebacker this season, the most by the unit since registering nine interceptions in 1991.
On the ensuing drive, the Redskins took their first lead of the game on an 11-yard pass from Griffin III to wide receiver Joshua Morgan.
- The touchdown pass was the 19th of the season for Griffin III, improving on his existing Redskins rookie record. The touchdown reception was Morgan’s second of the season and the 11th of his career.
- The reception pushed Morgan over 500 receiving yards for the season. The Redskins have four players with at least 500 receiving yards this season (
Pierre Garçon– 587; Santana Moss – 551; Leonard Hankerson– 531; Morgan - 510), the team’s most since having five players reach 500 yards during the 2000 season.
- The Redskins scored 10 points off turnovers, giving them 106 points off turnovers this season, the most since scoring 111 points off turnovers in 1997.
- Washington entered the halftime break with a 13-10 lead. The Redskins are now 6-1 this season when leading at halftime.
On the Redskins’ first drive of the second half, Morris registered his 10th rushing touchdown of the season with a 10-yard touchdown run.
- With the touchdown, Morris tied Pro Football Hall of Famer Charley Taylor for the Redskins’ rookie record for total touchdowns in a season (10 in 1964). Morris already held the team rookie record for rushing touchdowns.
- Morris’ 10 touchdowns this season mark the 12th double-digit rushing touchdown season in team history and the first since Clinton Portis in 2007 (11).
Madieu Williamsdropped Foles in the third quarter for his first sack as a member of the Redskins. He now has 5.5 sacks for his career. It was his first full sack since Week 14 of the 2007 season as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals.
- On fourth down in the third quarter, linebacker
Lorenzo Alexanderdropped Foles for a sack, giving him a single-season career high of 2.5 sacks this season.
- On the following drive, Griffin III threw his 20th touchdown pass of the season on a 22-yard pass to Santana Moss.
- The touchdown was Moss’ 45th as a member of the Redskins. Moss is one of only seven Redskins to catch 45 touchdowns with the organization.
- The touchdown reception was Moss’ eighth of the season, a team high. He is one receiving touchdown shy of matching his best single-season total as a Redskin (nine in 2005).
- Tight end
Chris Cooleyregistered his first reception of the season, gaining eight yards on a fourth-quarter pass. The catch was Cooley’s first since Week 6 of the 2011 season vs. Philadelphia.
- The win in Philadelphia was Washington’s fifth road win of the season, the most by the team since winning seven road games in 1991.
- Washington is now 4-1 against NFC East opponents, the team’s most wins against divisional opponents since winning five games against the NFC East in 2005.
- The Redskins completed their first season sweep of the Eagles since 2008.