Redskins vs. Eagles: Game Day notes and fast facts


Brian Orakpo and the Redskins had no answers versus LeSean McCoy and the Eagles in Week 1. (Johnathan Newton/The Washington Post)

The Washington Redskins today take on the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field at 1 p.m. on FOX.

The team will attempt to avenge a 33-27 Week 1 loss to the Eagles and pick up their first NFC East victory of the season.

The Eagles own a 5-5 record and are tied for first in the division while the Redskins enter the game with a 3-6 mark.

Philadelphia has lost 10 straight at home, and the Redskins are looking to win back-to-back games in this city for the first time since the 2007 and 2008 campaigns.

The Redskins enter this game with an 81-71-5 record against Philadelphia and a 39-36-2 record against the Eagles on the road.

Here are the five story lines to follow in this game.

Now, here are some other things to look for in this game:

● This game features two of the league’s most prolific rushing attacks as Philadelphia ranks second in the league averaging 153.1 yards a game on the ground, and the Redskins rank third with 151.2. (Seattle leads the NFL with 153.4 rushing yards per outing). Eagles running back LeSean McCoy leads the NFL with 93.2 rushing yards a contest and Alfred Morris trails him with 91.7.

● Today marks the 209th consecutive start for London Fletcher. He now surpasses former Tampa Bay linebacker Derrick Brooks for the record of consecutive starts made by a linebacker. This is the 250th consecutive game Fletcher has played in, and he becomes the fourth NFL player to reach that mark, joining Jeff Feagles, Brett Favre and Jim Marshall.

● Washington’s defense enters the game having forced at least one turnover in 13 consecutive games. The franchise’s longest takeaway streak is 21 games (1995-96).

● The Redskins have intercepted a pass in seven consecutive games. The team last recorded eight straight picks during a streak from Week 17 of the 2011 season through Week 7 of the 2012 campaign.

● Washington can tie a team record with six defensive touchdowns. The mark was set in 1984.

● Wide receiver Pierre Garcon enters the game having recorded 100-yard games in back-to-back weeks. A third straight 100-yard game would mark the first of his career.

● Garcon needs 145 receiving yards to break his single-season career-high of 947 set in 2011. Garcon needs 197 receiving yards to post the 27th 1,000-yard receiving in team history.

● Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan needs two sacks to match his single-season career high (8.5) and tie Wilber Marshall for 10th-most by a Redskin.

● Morris enters the game in search of his 11th 100-yard game. Morris has rushed for 100 yards in each of the last two games. The second-year pro has yet to rush for 100 yards in three consecutive games.

● Wide receiver Santana Moss needs 36 receiving yards to become the seventh active player with 10,000 yards for his career. He would join Tony Gonzalez, Reggie Wayne, Andre Johnson, Steve Smith, Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin.

Some connections between these teams:

● Redskins punter Sav Rocca played for the Eagles from 2007-10, and linebacker Darryl Tapp played for Philadelphia from 2010-12.

● Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor held the same position with the Redskins from 2006-07.

● Cornerback DeAngelo Hall and Eagles quarterback Michael Vick played together for the Atlanta Falcons from 2004-06.

● Linebacker Nick Barnett and Eagles tackle Allen Barbre played together for the Green Bay Packers from 2007-09.

● Tackle Tyler Polumbus and Barbre played together for the Seattle Seahawks from 2010-11.

● Quarterback Rex Grossman, Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin, tight end James Casey and linebacker DeMeco Ryans all played together for the Houston Texans in 2009.

● Center Will Montgomery and Eagles guard Evan Mathis played together for the Carolina Panthers in 2006.

● Safety Brandon Meriweather and Eagles safety Patrick Chung played together for the New England Patriots from 2009-10.

● Former Bills teammates in this game: linebacker London Fletcher, Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos (2003-04) and tackle Jason Peters (2004-06).

● Cornerback Jerome Murphy, Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher and punter Donnie Jones all played together for the St. Louis Rams from 2010-11.

● Nose tackle Chris Baker and Eagles defensive end Clifton Geathers played together for the Miami Dolphins in 2010.

● Defensive end Stephen Bowen and Eagles defensive end Clifton Geathers played together for the Dallas Cowboys in 2010.

● Former Ravens teammates: Guard Chris Chester (2009-10), cornerback Josh Wilson (2010) and Eagles cornerback Cary Williams played together for the Baltimore Ravens.

● Redskins quarterbacks Coach Matt LaFleur and Eagles guard/tackle Todd Herremans played together at Saginaw Valley State from 2001-02.

● Linebacker Brian Orakpo and Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho played together at Texas in 2008.

● Cornerback Jerome Murphy and Eagles safety Nate Allen played together at South Florida from 2006-09.

● Safety Bacarri Rambo and Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin played together at Georgia from 2009-11.

● Tight end Jordan Reed and Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper played together at Florida in 2009.

● Former Iowa teammates in this game: Redskins guard Adam Gettis, Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher (2007-08), tackle Matt Tobin (2010-11) and guard Julian Vandervelde (2007-10).

● Former Nebraska teammates: Running back Roy Helu, Jr., tight end Niles Paul and Eagles kicker Alex Henery played together from 2007-10.

● Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan and Eagles tackle Dennis Kelly played together at Purdue from 2008-10.

● Cornerback David Amerson and Eagles safety Earl Wolff played together at N.C. State from 2010-12.
● Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, safety Trenton Robinson and Eagles wide receiver B.J. Cunningham all played together at Michigan State from 2008-11.

● Redskins wide receiver Joshua Morgan and Eagles cornerback Roc Carmichael played together at Virginia Tech in 2007.

For in-game updates, analysis, photos and the best of social media, plus a place to talk with fellow Redskins fans, visit our live blog, from two hours before kickoff through the post-game news conferences.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.

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Mike Jones · November 17, 2013