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Redskins-Giants Monday Stats Pack

Posted Jan 1, 2018

A list of stats and notes from the Washington Redskins' Week 17 matchup with the New York Giants that took place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

A list of stats and notes from the Washington Redskins' Week 17 matchup with the New York Giants that took place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

“Redskins-Giants Monday Stats Pack” is presented by BDO by the Numbers. People who know, know BDO.


Team:

  • The Washington Redskins fell to the New York Giants, 18-10, in front of an announced crowd of 76,269 people at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
  • Official game time temperature at kickoff was 16 degrees Fahrenheit, making it the coldest game played by the Redskins since the team earned a 21-17 win against the Chicago Bears in the NFC Divisional Round on Jan. 10, 1988 (4° F).
  • The Redskins pushed their streak of consecutive games (including postseason play) with a touchdown to 52. Entering the game, Washington’s 51-game touchdown streak was the third-longest active streak in the NFL.
  • The Redskins concluded the season by limiting three straight opponents to 18 or fewer points for the first time since the final two games of the 2010 season and the 2011 season opener. The last time the Redskins held three straight teams to 18 or fewer points in a single season was in Weeks 13-15 of the 2007 season.
  • The Redskins held the Giants to 121 net passing yards and have now held three consecutive opponents to 200 or fewer passing yards for the first time since a seven-game streak in Weeks 4-11 of the 2009 season.
  • As of the conclusion of Week 17’s 1 p.m. games, the Redskins rank second in the NFL in kickoff return average allowed (18.7 yards per return). Pending the conclusion of the week, the Redskins will finish in the Top 5 in the NFL in kickoff coverage for the eighth time in the last 12 years (2006-11, 15).
  • The Redskins (448) set a team record for the fewest kickoff return yards allowed in a single season, surpassing the mark of 534 from 2016.
  • The Redskins won the toss and elected to defer. The Redskins ended the season having won the coin toss in each of their last seven contests.
  • The Redskins and Giants met for the 172nd time, including postseason play. The Giants are the Redskins’ most common opponent.
  • The Redskins dropped to 46-38-2 all-time in regular season finales.
  • The Redskins closed the regular season against an NFC East opponent for an eighth consecutive season, the longest such stretch in team history.
  • The Redskins are now 4-1 in games played in temperatures of 16° F or below since 1960 (including postseason play), according to records provided by Pro Football Reference.
  • With the conclusion of the team’s 2017 schedule, the Redskins’ 2018 opponents are now confirmed. The Redskins will host the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts at home, and will face the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans on the road.

Offense:

  • Quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 20-of-37 passes for 158 yards. He also rushed once for a 12-yard touchdown, adding to his single-season career highs in rushing attempts (49) and rushing yards (179).
  • Cousins became the first Redskins quarterback to start 16 games in three consecutive seasons since the NFL expanded to a 16-game schedule in 1978.
  • Cousins started his 48th consecutive regular season game for the Redskins, adding to the second-longest streak by a Redskins quarterback since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, trailing only Joe Theismann (60 from 1980-84).
  • During the contest, Cousins reached 4,000 passing yards on the year to record the fifth 4,000-yard passing season in team history. Cousins is responsible for three of the five 4,000-yard seasons in franchise annals.
  • Cousins has now thrown for 4,000 yards in three straight seasons, becoming only the 11th quarterback in NFL history to record a streak of at least three consecutive 4,000-yard passing seasons, joining Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford, Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Dan Fouts, Trent Green, Eli Manning and Dan Marino. (NOTE: Russell Wilson can also accomplish the feat with 238 yards this afternoon).
  • Cousins finished the season with 4,093 passing yards, passing Brad Johnson (4,005 in 1999) for fourth-most passing yards in a single season in Redskins history. Cousins is now responsible for three of the top four single-season passing yardage totals in team history.
  • During the contest, Cousins (347) broke a tie with Jason Campbell (327 in 2009) for the third-most completions in a single season in team history. Cousins now holds sole possession of the top three spots for completions in a single season in team history, including 406 in 2016 and 379 in 2015.
  • Cousins finished the season with 540 passing attempts, the fourth-most attempts in a single-season in team history.
  • Cousins scored the team’s first points of the game on a 12-yard run in the first quarter.
  • The rushing touchdown was Cousins’ fourth of the season and 13th of his career. Cousins is now four touchdowns shy of matching Joe Theismann (17) for the most career rushing touchdowns by a Redskins quarterback.
  • Cousins has now recorded at least four rushing touchdowns in each of the last three seasons. He is the only quarterback in team history to post three seasons with four or more rushing touchdowns.
  • With his second reception of the game, tight end Vernon Davis passed Jeremy Shockey (547) for ninth-most career receptions by a tight end in NFL history.
  • Running back Kapri Bibbs recorded career highs in rushing attempts (12) and receptions (eight), recording 100 combined yards from scrimmage (47 rushing, 53 receiving).
  • Bibbs’ eight receptions tied for the most by a Redskins running back in a game this season (Chris Thompson, eight vs. Dallas in Week 8).
  • Bibbs led the team in both rushing and receiving yardage, marking the second time a Redskins running back had done so in 2017 (Chris Thompson, Week 6 vs. San Francisco).

Defense:

  • Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan started his 112th consecutive regular season game, the longest active streak among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
  • Kerrigan became the first player in Redskins history to start all 16 games in each of his first seven NFL seasons. He joins Brandon Carr, Deon Grant, James Laurinaitis, Tony Parrish and Patrick Peterson as the only defensive players in the NFL to accomplish the feat since the adoption of the 16-game schedule in 1978.
  • Kerrigan entered the game as one of eight NFL players (and only five non-quarterbacks) to have started every game since the start of the 2011 season (Brandon Carr, Patrick Peterson, Glover Quin, Philip Rivers, Matt Ryan, Matthew Stafford and Jason Witten).
  • Kerrigan led the Redskins in sacks for a fifth season, tying Dexter Manley for the most seasons leading the team in the category in franchise history.
  • Kerrigan recorded 2.0 sacks, pushing his season total to 13.0 and his career total to 71.5.
  • Kerrigan finished the season with 13.0 sacks, and with his 2.0 sacks in Week 17, he moved past Dave Butz (11.5 in 1983), Charles Mann (11.5 in 1991) and Marco Coleman (12.5 in 2000) for seventh on the team's leaderboard for sacks in a single season since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982.
  • Kerrigan reached 13.0 sacks in a single season for the second time in his career (13.5 in 2014), joining Dexter Manley (three) as the only players in Redskins history to record multiple seasons with 13.0 or more sacks.
  • Kerrigan has now recorded 2.0 or more sacks in back-to-back games for the first time in his career, adding to his career-high with four games with 2.0 or more sacks this season.
  • Kerrigan became the first member of the Redskins to post 2.0 or more sacks in consecutive games since Andre Carter in Weeks 5-6 of the 2009 season.
  • Kerrigan recorded a sack and forced fumble in the second quarter, his 12th sack of the season and his third forced fumble.
  • With that sack, Kerrigan joined Dexter Manley and Charles Mann as the only players in Redskins history to record 70 career sacks with the team.
  • The forced fumble was Kerrigan’s 22nd of his career, the most of any player in the NFL since Kerrigan entered the league in 2011.
  • Linebacker Preston Smith recorded his career-high second interception of the season in the first quarter, picking off Giants quarterback Eli Manning.
  • Smith became the first Redskins linebacker to record multiple interceptions in a single season since Perry Riley Jr. (two) in 2015. He is the first outside linebacker to accomplish the feat for Washington since Rob Jackson (four) in 2012.
  • Safety D.J. Swearinger recorded his first forced fumble of the season in the third quarter, the sixth of his career.

Special Teams:

  • Defensive lineman Anthony Lanier II blocked an extra point attempt by Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas in the first quarter. It was the team’s first blocked extra point attempt since Week 7 of the 2007 season vs. Arizona (Kedric Golston vs. Neil Rackers).
  • With a season-high 46 punt return yards in the game, punt returner Jamison Crowder (657) passed No. 10 Darrell Green (611), No. 9 Andy Farkas (630) and No. 8 Eddie Saenz (643) for eighth on the team’s leaderboard for career punt return yards.
  • Crowder recorded a season-long 29-yard punt return, his longest return since recording an 85-yard touchdown on a punt return in Week 5 of the 2016 season at Baltimore.
  • Punter Tress Way recorded career highs in punts (nine) and punting yards (426) and matched his career high in punts downed inside the 20 (four).
  • Way pushed his season total in punts downed inside the 20 to 33, matching Matt Turk’s mark from 1998 for the most by a member of the Redskins in records dating back to 1976.
  • Kicker Dustin Hopkins recorded a season-long 49-yard field goal on the final play of the first half.

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