As they host the New York Giants tonight, the Washington Redskins aim to pick up their third consecutive victory. It would mark the first three-game winning streak the Redskins have managed since 2008. A victory over the Giants also would mark the first time since 2005 that Washington has beaten three NFC East opponents in consecutive order.
Monday Night Football hasnâ€™t been kind to the Redskins, however. Washington hasnâ€™t won on Monday night since Sept. 17, 2007, when the Redskins topped Philadelphia 20-12. Since then, Washington has suffered five consecutive losses on Monday nights.
Here are some other things to look out for in this game:
- The Redskins have a chance to produce their ninth 150-yard rushing performance of the season. The teamâ€™s eight 150-yard games are most in the NFL.
- The Redskins enter this game having rushed for at least 100 yards in 11 straight games (also an NFL high).
- A 30-plus-point outing would give the Redskins their sixth of the season â€“ the most the team has recorded since 1996.
- The Redskins have posted multiple interceptions in each of their past two games, and a total of six times this season. Thatâ€™s the most they have recorded since 2007 (also a total of six).
- The defense enters this game in search of their fifth defensive touchdown of the season, a total the Redskins havenâ€™t recorded since 1994.
- Linebacker London Fletcher is listed as questionable, but if he plays (which appears likely), he would extend his league-leading consecutive games-played streak to 236.
- Kicker Kai Forbath enters the game having made 10 consecutive field goals, the most by a Redskins kicker to open his career.
- Quarterback Robert Griffin III is coming off back-to-back four-touchdown outings. A third such performance would make him the first player to do so in three straight games since Drew Brees in 2011.
- In three NFC East games, Grififn has completed 75.7 percent of his passes (50 for 70) for 762 yards, 10 touchdowns and just two interceptions.
- Cornerback DeAngelo Hall needs an interception to reach 40 for his career. Just five other active players have 40 career interceptions.
- Running back Alfred Morris needs 18 yards to become the first 1,000-yard Redskins back since Clinton Portis in 2008, and the 23rd 1,000-yard back in franchise history. He would become just the second Redskins rookie to rush for 1,000 yards.
- Morris needs 82 yards to break Reggie Brooksâ€™ rookie rushing record of 1,063 yards, which was set in 1993.
- Morris has rushed for 100 yards in four games this season (including a career-high 120 yards against the Giants earlier this season. He could become the first Redskin to record five 100-yard games since Portis did so in 2008.
- Morris and Griffin each need two rushing touchdowns to tie Skip Hicksâ€™ rookie touchdown record of eight, which was set in 1998.
- Santana Moss needs two touchdown catches to give him nine on the season, matching his best season as a Redskin (2005).
Some connections between these teams:
- Redskins nose tackle Barry Cofield played for New York from 2006 to 2010.
- Redskins receivers coach Ike Hilliard played for the Giants from 1997 to 2004.
- Giants offensive line coach Pat Flaherty served as tight ends coach for the Redskins in 2000.
- Redskins from the state of New York: Defensive end Stephen Bowen (Dix Hills), fullback Darrel Young (Amityville), defensive end Doug Worthington (Athol Springs).
- Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw is from Bluefield, Va.
- Giants linebacker Michael Boley played with Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall for the Falcons from 2005-07.
- Giants receivers coach Kevin Gilbride and defensive coordinator Perry Fewell and Redskins special teams coach Danny Smith were members of the same Buffalo Bills coaching staff at various points from 2001-03.
- Gilbride and Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett coached together for the Steelers during the 1999 season.
- Flaherty and Redskins linebackers coach Bob Slowik coached together at Rutgers from 1984-89.
- Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara played at Nebraska with Redskins tight end Niles Paul, running back Roy Helu Jr. and safety DeJon Gomes.
- Giants safety Antrel Rolle played at Miami with Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather.
- New York safety Kenny Phillips and Redskins receiver Leonard Hankerson were teammates at Miami as well.
- Giants tight end Martellus Bennett and Redskins safety Jordan Pugh played together at Texas A&M. Giants center Jim Cordle and Worthington played together at Ohio State.
- Giants defensive back Tyler Sash and Redskins Adam Gettis and Jordan Bernstine were teammates at Iowa.
- Redskins linebacker Perry Riley and New York receiver Ruben Randle were teammates at LSU.
- Giants defensive end Justin Tuck and Redskins offensive lineman Jordan Black were teammates at Notre Dame.