Redskins vs. Chargers: Game day notes and fast facts

DeAngelo Hall

DeAngelo Hall leads the Redskins’ defense with three touchdowns this season. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

The Washington Redskins host the San Diego Chargers today at 1 p.m. on CBS.

A week after dropping to 2-5 with a disappointing showing against the Denver Broncos, the Redskins will attempt to rebound with a victory over another AFC opponent.

San Diego enters the game with a 4-3 mark and averages 24.0 points per game while the Redskins score 24.7 per outing.

The Chargers put up 403 yards per outing (294 passing, 109 rushing); Washington, 394 (257 passing, 137 rushing).

On defense, the Chargers have the edge, limiting opponents to 20.6 points and 379 yards a game. Washington, meanwhile gives up 32.7 points and 397 yards a game.

The Redskins enter this game with a 7-3 record against San Diego but have lost three straight to the Chargers, dating back to Dec. 6, 1998.

On Friday we went over the five story lines for this game. Here are some other things to look for:

● The Redskins’ defense enters this game having scored a league-leading five touchdowns in seven games. With a touchdown today, this unit would become the fourth in team history (1971, 1973, 1984) to score six in one season.
● Washington has forced at least one turnover in 11 consecutive games dating back to last season. Another today would mark the team’s longest streak since a 12-game run that began in Week 14 of the 1999 season and extended until Week 8 of the 2000 campaign.
● Cornerback DeAngelo Hall has scored a team-record three defensive touchdowns this season (one fumble recovery, two interceptions). If Hall were to return a fumble for a touchdown today, he would become the first player in NFL history to have at least five fumble returns for touchdowns and five interceptions returned for touchdowns.
● Linebacker London Fletcher will play in his league-leading 248th consecutive regular season game – the longest record by a defensive player since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger.
● Fletcher will make his 207th consecutive regular season start and pull within a game of tying Derrick Brooks’ record of 208 consecutive starts – the most by a linebacker in NFL history.
Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan needs two sacks to match his single-season career high of 8.5. He would tie Wilber Marshall for 10th most in franchise history (24.5).
● Wide receiver Santana Moss needs two catches to pass Gary Clark (549) for third place on the team’s list of career receptions as a Redskins player.
● Moss needs one reception become the ninth active player to reach 700 for his career.
● Tight end Jordan Reed enters the game with 34 receptions and needs four more to surpass Stephen Alexander (1998) and Chris Cooley (2004) for the team record for receptions in a season by Redskins rookie.

Some connections between these teams:
● Long-snapper Kyle Nelson played for the Chargers in 2012.

● Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt played tight end for the Redskins in 1990.
● San Diego kicker Nick Novak played for Washington from 2005-06. Guard Chad Rinehart played for the Redskins from 2008-09, and cornerback Crezdon Butler had a short stint with Washington in 2012.
● Chargers secondary coach Ron Milus worked under Mike Shanahan in Denver.
● Center Will Montgomery and Chargers cornerback Richard Marshall played together for the Carolina Panthers in 2006.
● Defensive end Chris Baker and Chargers running back Ronnie Brown played together for the Miami Dolphins in 2010.
● Linebacker Darryl Tapp, Brown and Chargers tackle King Dunlap all played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011. Punter Sav Rocca (2009-10) and Redskins cornerback Jerome Murphy (2012) also played with Dunlap for the Eagles.
● Linebacker Nick Barnett, Butler (2012) and Rinehart (2011-12) all played together for the Buffalo Bills.
● Cornerback Josh Wilson and guard Chris Chester played for the Baltimore Ravens alongside Chargers linebacker Jarret Johnson and fullback Le’Ron McClain during various stints from 2006-10.
● Defensive end Stephen Bowen and Chargers defensive lineman Sean Lissemore played for the Dallas Cowboys in 2010. Bowen also played with tight end John Phillips for the Cowboys in 2009.
● Safety Brandon Meriweather, Chargers offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger and running back Danny Woodhead all played together for the New England Patriots during portions of 2009-10.
● Murphy and Chargers cornerback Johnny Patrick played together for the New Orleans Saints in 2012.
● Tackle Tyler Polumbus, Baker, guard Kory Lichtensteiger and Chargers wide receiver/return man Eddie Royal all played together for the Denver Broncos in 2008.
● Polumbus and Chargers backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst played for the Seattle Seahawks from 2010-11.
● Former Virginia Tech teammates: Wide receiver Josh Morgan (2004-07), linebacker Darryl Tapp (2004-05), Montgomery (2004-05) and the Chargers’ Royal will be reunited this weekend.
● Defensive end Jarvis Jenkins, Chargers defensive backs Butler (2007-09) and Marcus Gilchrist (2007-10) all played together at Clemson.
● Linebacker Rob Jackson, Chargers offensive lineman Jeromey Clary  and linebacker Reggie Walker all played together at Kansas State during stints from 2004-07.
● Safety Bacarri Rambo and Chargers defensive tackle Kwame Geathers played Georgia from 2010-12.
● Wilson and Novak played together at Maryland from 2003-04.
● Redskins linebacker Josh Hull and running back Evan Royster will face former Penn State teammates in Chargers offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger (2006-08) and G Johnnie Troutman.
● Linebacker Perry Riley Jr. and Chargers safety Brandon Taylor played together at LSU from 2008-09.
● Fred Davis and Chargers cornerback Shareece Wright played together at USC from 2006-07.
● Royster and Royal played together at Westfield High School in Chantilly.

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