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Possible Milestones That Could Be Reached Tonight

Posted by Stephen Czarda on September 25, 2014 – 4:44 pm

(AP Image)

(AP Image)

Several team and individual milestones could be reached tonight in the Washington Redskins’ Thursday Night Football game at FedExField:

(All stats courtesy Redskins Public Relations)

• The Redskins not allowing a sack in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 3-4 of the 2006 season.

• Quarterback Kirk Cousins throwing for 400 yards to become the first player in team history to record back-to-back 400-yard passing games. He would be the first NFL player to do so since San Diego’s Philip Rivers in Weeks 4-5 last season.

• Cousins passing for three touchdowns for a second consecutive game to become the first Redskins quarterback to throw at least three touchdowns in back-to-back contests since Robert Griffin III in Weeks 10-11 of the 2012 season. The performance would parallel Griffin III’s, whose back-to-back effort also featured a game against Philadelphia followed by a Thursday game against an NFC East opponent (Dallas).

• Wide receiver Pierre Garçon (138 last week) recording consecutive 100-yard receiving games for the first time since Weeks 15-16 last season.

• Defensive end Jason Hatcher recording half a sack to reach 30.0 career sacks. Hatcher was retroactively credited by the NFL with an extra sack in the team’s Week 2 win vs. Jacksonville.

• Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (117 last week) recording consecutive 100-yard receiving games for the first time since Weeks 1-2 last season.

• Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (28.5) recording a sack to pass Bruce Smith (29.0) for eighth on the Redskins’ all-time sack list.

• Kerrigan continuing to lead the NFL in sacks (as of Monday morning).

• Running back Alfred Morris (3,141) gaining 36 yards to pass Ladell Betts (3,176) for ninth on the Redskins’ all-time rushing yardage list.

• Morris (22) chasing No. 8 Cliff Battles (23) and No. 7 Earnest Byner (25) on the team’s all-time rushing touchdowns list.

• Morris rushing for 100 yards for the first time this season and the 11th time in his career.

• Wide receiver Santana Moss scoring a touchdown to tie former teammate Clinton Portis for ninth-most total touchdowns in team history (49).

• Tight end Niles Paul adding to his 18 receptions and 253 receiving yards this season, already single-season career highs.

• Linebacker Brian Orakpo (40.0) chasing No. 4 Ken Harvey (41.5) and No. 3 Monte Coleman (43.5) on the team’s all-time sack list. Orakpo retroactively had his sack total from Week 2 reduced by the NFL by 0.5 sacks.

• Punter Tress Way recording a 60-yard punt to become the first Redskins punter to record a 60-yard punt in four games in a single season since Matt Turk (five in 1998).

• Way maintaining his 51.3-yard punting average. Way’s average is one-tenth of a yard shy of the pace set by Sammy Baugh’s full-season NFL record (51.4 yards per punt in 1940).

• Fullback Darrel Young scoring a touchdown in a fourth consecutive game for the first time in his career.


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