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Redskins-Rams: Fast facts for Week 4

The Washington Redskins look to rebound today from Monday night’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys and improve to 3-1 on the season.

Washington has gotten off to a 3-1 start 24 times in the history of the franchise. Only three times has the team failed to post a winning season after opening the year with that record. Two of those times, Washington went 8-8.

The Redskins last got off to a 3-1 start in 2008 when they finished 8-8.

Other fast facts for Washington’s Week 4 matchup:

> Tight end Fred Davis enters this game tied with four players for the league lead with seven 20-plus-yard receptions. Rob Gronkowski, Andre Johnson, Steve Smith and Wes Welker are the others.

> Running back Tim Hightower needs 58 yards to surpass the 2,000 mark in his career. Hightower enters the game with 414 rushing yards in six games against the Rams.

> The Redskins’ offense enters the game ranked second in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in time of possession (33:10).

> The team ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in first downs per game (23).

> The Redskins rank fourth in the NFC and sixth in the NFL in number of plays (205).

> On defense, the Redskins rank first both in the NFC and NFL in third down efficiency, limiting opponents to a 21.8 percent success rate.

> Washington enters the game ranked third-fewest in the NFC and fifth in the NFL in points allowed (17.7).

> Punter Sav Rocca ranks first in the NFL with punts dropped inside the 20 with nine.

> Brandon Banks ranks fifth in the NFL with a punt return average of 14.2.

> Banks has returned 11 kickoffs, which ranks second in the NFL.

> Fred Davis leads all tight ends in yards per catch (17.3).

> Chris Cooley needs one catch to tie Mike Ditka for 18th on the NFL’s all-time receptions list for tight ends.

> With a win today, the Redskins would improve their record against the Rams 24-11-1.

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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