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.