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2018 Game Information: Redskins-Colts

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REGULAR SEASON WEEK 2 WASHINGTON REDSKINS (1-0) VS. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (0-1)

Sunday, Sept. 16 | 1:00 p.m. ET

FedExField (82,000) | Landover, Md.

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The Washington Redskins will play their first home game of the 2018 regular season when they host the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2. Kickoff at FedExField is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET.

Sunday's matchup will be the Redskins first time hosting the Colts since 2010. A win would hand Washington its first 2-0 start in regular season play since 2011 and give Redskins Nation their fi rst win in a home opener since defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars, 41-10, on Sept. 14, 2014.

The Redskins sparked their 2018 campaign with a 24-6 victory last week on the road against the Arizona Cardinals. Running backs Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson, along with tight end Jordan Reed, found the end zone to help spotlight quarterback Alex Smith's stellar performance.

During the contest, Peterson moved to 10th all-time in NFL career rushing yards and captured his 100th career rushing touchdown.

Thompson recorded five carries for 65 yards (13.0 avg.) and six receptions for 63 yards (10.5 avg.) while Reed hauled in four passes for 48 yards.

SERIES HISTORY: Redskins trail all-time regular season series, 10-20

Last meeting: Nov. 30, 2014 (49-27, IND)

TELEVISION: CBS

Spero Dedes (play-by-play)

Adam Archuleta (color)

RADIO: Redskins Radio Network

Larry Michael (play-by-play)

Chris Cooley (analysis)

Rick “Doc” Walker (sidelines)

THE OPPONENT

The Indianapolis Colts enter the game with an 0-1 record, after dropping their season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, 34-23.

Head Coach Frank Reich leads the Colts in his first season at the helm, after serving as the offensive coordinator for the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles last season.

Quarterback Andrew Luck returns to lead the passing game after missing the entire 2017 season with a shoulder injury. Luck began his 2018 campaign completing 39-of-53 pass attempts with 319 yards passing, two touchdowns and one interception.

Rookie Jordan Wilkins made his NFL regular season debut against Cincinnati and led the team in rushing. Wilkins recorded 40 rushing yards on 14 attempts, and split rushing duties with rookie counterpart Nyheim Hines, who recorded 52 all-purpose yards.

Four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver T.Y. Hilton returned to the lineup to record five catches for 46 yards and a touchdown, while receiving passes from Andrew Luck for the first time since 2016.

The tight end position has played a key role for the Colts early on in the 2018 NFL season. Tight end Jack Doyle led the team with 60 receiving yards on seven receptions, while Eric Ebron added four catches for 51 yards and a touchdown against the Bengals.

A 2018 second round pick, Darius Leonard made his professional debut tallied a team high nine tackles, including six solo.

Defensive end Margus Hunt tallied two sacks for a total of 14 yards lost, while totaling 3 tackles for loss combined.

Safety Clayton Geathers led the way for the Colts secondary, with seven solo tackles and a forced fumble in the losing effort.

Cornerback Kenny Moore II recorded the team's first interception of the year and his career while safety Mathias Farley forced a fumble and added two tackles to his stat line.

NFL tenured kicker Adam Vinatieri started the year connecting 3-of-4 field goals, including one from 51 yards at the end of the 2nd quarter.

SERIES HISTORY

Sunday’s matchup between the Redskins and Colts is the 31st meeting between the two franchises all-time dating back to their first meeting on Oct. 25, 1953. In 1950, the Redskins played and won two games against a separate franchise bearing the Baltimore Colts moniker.

The Redskins hold a 10-20 all-time record against the Colts and have lost four of the last fi ve meetings, including three consecutive games since 2006.

The last time the Redskins defeated the Colts was at home in FedExField on Oct. 27, 2002, 26-21.

Included below are the 30 all-time games contested between the Redskins and Colts:

  • Date Game Result
  • 10/25/1953 at Baltimore 27-17 L
  • 10/31/1954 vs. Baltimore 24-21 W
  • 10/23/1955 at Baltimore 14-13 W
  • 12/23/1956 at Baltimore 19-17 L
  • 11/10/1957 vs. Baltimore 21-17 L
  • 10/26/1958 at Baltimore 35-10 L
  • 11/8/1959 vs. Baltimore 27-24 W
  • 9/25/1960 at Baltimore 20-0 L
  • 11/26/1961 vs. Baltimore 27-6 L
  • 12/8/1962 at Baltimore 34-21 L
  • 12/1/1963 vs. Baltimore 36-20 L
  • 12/13/1964 at Baltimore 45-17 L
  • 10/17/1965 vs. Baltimore 38-7 L
  • 11/6/1966 at Baltimore 37-10 L
  • 10/29/1967 vs. Baltimore 17-13 L
  • 11/2/1969 at Baltimore 41-17 L
  • 11/18/1973 vs. Baltimore 22-14 W
  • 11/7/1977 at Baltimore 10-3 L
  • 11/6/1978 at Baltimore 21-17 L
  • 12/13/1981 vs. Baltimore 38-14 W
  • 10/7/1984 at Indianapolis 35-7 W
  • 12/22/1990 at Indianapolis 35-28 L
  • 11/7/1993 vs. Indianapolis 30-24 W
  • 10/23/1994 at Indianapolis 41-27 W
  • 10/27/1996 vs. Indianapolis 31-16 W
  • 12/19/1999 at Indianapolis 24-21 L
  • 10/27/2002 vs. Indianapolis 26-21 W
  • 10/22/2006 at Indianapolis 36-22 L
  • 10/17/2010 vs. Indianapolis 27-24 L
  • 11/30/2014 at Indianapolis 27-49 L

NOTABLE REDSKINS/CARDINALSCONNECTIONS

Former Colts on Redskins:

  • Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky (2012-15) T Ty Nseshe (2012)
  •  Former Redskins on Colts: WR Ryan Grant (2014-17) RB Christine Michael (2015) WR Zach Pascal (Training Camp 2017)
  • Redskins from Indiana: LB Ryan Kerrigan (Muncie)

Colts from the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:

  • Defensive Backs/Safeties Coach Alan Williams (Norfolk, Va.) DE Tarrell Basham (Rocky Mount, Va.) CB Nate Hairston (Washington, D.C.) WR Zach Pascal (Upper Marlboro, Md.)

Redskins who went to college in Indiana:

  • Inside Linebackers Coach Kirk Olivadotti (Purdue) LB Ryan Kerrigan (Purdue)

Colts who went to college in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:

  • Head Coach Frank Reich (Maryland) Defensive Backs/Safeties Coach Alan Williams (William & Mary) WR Zach Pascal (Old Dominion) LS Luke Rhodes (William & Mary)

Notable Pro Connections:

  • Head Coach Jay Gruden (2002-08) and Director of Football Operations Paul Kelly (04-08) worked with Colts Defensive Line Coach Mike Phair (02-04) for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Gruden served as the Offensive Assistant Coach, Kelly as Director of Football Operations and Phair as an Area Scout.
  • Gruden (2011-13) worked for the Cincinnati Bengals when Colts DT Margus Hunt (13-16) played there. Gruden served as Offensive Coordinator.
  • Director of Player Development Malcolm Blacken (2001-09) worked with Colts Running Backs Coach Tom Rathman (03-05) for the Detroit Lions. Blacken served as Strength and Conditioning Coach and Rathman as Running Backs Coach.
  • Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan (2008- 11), Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh (09-12) and Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica (07-13) and Colts Offensive Line Coach Dave DeGuglielmo (12) and C/G Matt Slauson (09-12) were all members of the New York Jets. Callahan served as Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach, Cavanaugh as Quarterbacks Coach, Kotwica as Quality Control Coach (07-08)/Assistant Special Teams (09-12)/Special Teams Coordinator (13) and DeGuglielmo as Offensive Line Coach.
  • Callahan (2012-14) and Tight Ends Coach Wes Phillips (07-13) worked with Colts Defensive Coordinator Matt Eberfl us (11-17) and Linebackers Coach Dave Borgonzi (11-13) for the Dallas Cowboys. Callahan served as Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach, Phillips as Assistant Offensive Line Coach (11-12)/Tight Ends Coach (13), Eberfl us as Linebackers Coach (11-15) and Borgonzi as Offensive/Defensive Assistant.
  • Cavanaugh (2013-14) worked with Colts Mike Phair (11-13) for the Chicago Bears. Cavanaugh served as Quarterbacks Coach and Phair as Defensive Line Coach.
  • Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky (2007-10), TE Vernon Davis (06-15) and QB Alex Smith (05-12) and Colts Tom Rathman (09- 16) were all members of the San Francisco 49ers. Manusky served as Defensive Coordinator and Rathman as Running Backs Coach.
  • Defensive Line Coach Jim Tomsula (2007-15), Davis and QB Colt McCoy (13) were also members of the 49ers when Colts Tom Rathman and Special Teams Coordinator Bubba Ventrone (Player, 13-14) were there. Tomsula served as the Defensive Line Coach at the time.
  • Passing Game Coordinator Kevin O’Connell (2016) also worked with Tom Rathman for the 49ers. O’Connell served as Special Projects Coach.
  • O’Connell (2015) worked for the Cleveland Browns when Colts CB Pierre Desir (14-15) played there. O’Connell served as Quarterbacks Coach.
  • Defensive Backs Coach Torrian Gray (2004-05) worked with Colts Director of Sports Performance Rusty Jones (05-07) for the Chicago Bears. Gray served as Assistant Defensive Backs Coach and Jones as Strength and Conditioning Coordinator.
  • Outside Linebackers Coach Chad Grimm (2009-12) worked with Colts Head Coach Frank Reich (12) for the Arizona Cardinals. Grimm served as Offensive Quality Control Coach and Reich as Wide Receivers Coach.
  • Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard (2011) worked with Colts Dave DeGuglielmo (09-11) for the Miami Dolphins. Hilliard served as Assistant Wide Receivers Coach and DeGuglielmo as Offensive Line Coach.
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Kavan Latham (2014-16) worked with Colts Wide Receivers Coach Kevin Patullo (15-16) for the New York Jets. Latham served as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the time and Patullo as Quarterbacks Coach.

Pro Player Connections:

  • LB Mason Foster (2011-14) played with Colts LB Najee Good (12) on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Colts Dave Borgonzi (14-17) and Mike Phair (14) worked there. Borgonzi served as Defensive Quality Control Coach and Phair as Assistant Defensive Line Coach.
  • S D.J. Swearinger Sr. (15) also played for the Buccaneers when Colts Dave Borgonzi worked there.
  • RB Adrian Peterson (2007-16) and Colts Jonathan Gannon (14- 17), Defensive Backs/Safeties Coach Alan Williams (12-13) and T J'Marcus Webb (13-14) were all members of the Minnesota Vikings. Gannon served as Assistant Defensive Backs/Quality Control Coach and Williams as Defensive Coordinator.
  • Peterson and Colts DE Al-Quadin Muhammad both played on the New Orleans Saints in 2017.
  •  WR Paul Richardson Jr. (2014-17) played with Colts G Mark Glowinski (15-17) and RB Christine Michael (13-14) on the Seattle Seahawks.

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