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2015 Game Information: Redskins-Buccaneers

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Series history, broadcast information, connections and more from Sunday's Redskins-Buccaneers 2015 Week 7 matchup at FedExField.*


REGULAR WEEK 7WASHINGTON REDSKINS (2-4) vs. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-3)Sunday, Oct. 25 – 1 p.m.
FedExField (82,000) – Landover, Md.

After two weeks away, the Washington Redskins will return home to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Alumni Homecoming Weekend in Week 7. Kickoff at FedExField is scheduled for 1 p.m.

At halftime, the Redskins will induct center Jeff Bostic as the 47th member of the team's Ring of Fame. Originally signed by the Redskins as a rookie free agent on Sept. 2, 1980, Bostic spent his entire 14-year NFL career in Washington from 1980-93. A founding member of "The Hogs," he appeared in 184 regular season games with 149 starts for Washington. He also started all 18 postseason games he played for the Redskins.

The Redskins' current offensive line will attempt to honor Bostic with its play, as the unit hopes to continue its strong performance in pass protection this season. Washington ranks tied for first in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in sacks allowed (seven). Prior to 2015, the last time the Redskins held opponents to seven or fewer sacks through six games was in the midst of a 5-1 start to open the 1996 campaign (seven).

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A look back at some of the top images in games between the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

SERIES HISTORY: **— Buccaneers lead overall series, 11-10
— Buccaneers lead regular season series, 10-9
— Last meeting: Nov. 16, 2014 (27-7, TB)

TELEVISION: FOX— Kenny Albert (play-by-play)
— Daryl Johnston (color)
— Laura Okmin (sidelines)

RADIO: Redskins Broadcast Network— Larry Michael (play-by-play)
— Sonny Jurgensen (color)
— Chris Cooley (analysis)
— Rick "Doc" Walker (sidelines)

THE OPPONENTThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter Week 7 with a 2-3 record following a bye in Week 6. Last year, the Buccaneers finished fourth in the NFC South with a record of 2-14.

Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston leads the Tampa Bay passing attack having completed 86-of-152 passes for 1,174 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions this season. Winston has also added 20 carries for 62 yards (3.1 avg.) with one touchdown.

Doug Martin is in his fourth season with the Buccaneers. He has  recorded 90 rushing attempts for 405 yards (4.5 avg.) with three touchdowns through five games. The Boise State product has also caught 11 passes for 94 yards (8.5 avg.) with one receiving touchdown.

Veteran wide receiver Vincent Jackson is the team's leading receiver in  receptions (20) for and receiving yards (306) with two touchdowns and an average of 15.3 yards per reception. Running back Charles Sims has also contributed 14 receptions for 193 yards (13.8 avg.) with two touchdowns.

Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (4.5 sacks) leads the Buccaneers in sacks, followed closely by defensive end Jacquies Smith (4.0). Linebacker Lavonte David is the team's leading tackler with 44 tackles (22 solo) in addition to a sack and forced fumble. Linebacker Kwon Alexander, safety Chris Conte and safety Bradley McDougald each have one interception to tie for the team lead.

The Buccaneers signed kicker Connor Barth in Week 5 and converted all three of his field goal attempts and all three extra points attempts in the team's 38-31 victory over the Jaguars in Week 5. Jacob Schum handles punting duties for Tampa Bay and has punted 19 times for an average of 42.1 yards.

Running back Bobby Rainey handles all return duties for the team and has 15 punt returns for 199 yards (13.3 avg.) as well as eight kickoff returns for 239 yards (29.9 avg.).

WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK

• The Redskins winning in Week 7 for a third consecutive year for the first time since earning victories in seven straight Week 7 contests across the 1986-92 seasons.

• The Redskins playing consecutive games against opponents coming off of a bye week for the first time since Weeks 6-7 of the 2005 season (at KC, vs. SF). The Jets (Week 5) and Buccaneers (Week 6) each had byes the week prior to facing Washington this season.

• The Redskins evening their all-time record against the Buccaneers at 11-11, including postseason play.

• The Redskins facing the team that held the No. 1 pick in the most recent draft for the sixth time in the past seven seasons.

• The Redskins notching multiple takeaways in four straight contests in a single season for the first time since Weeks 14-17 of the 2012 season.

• The Redskins recording three takeaways in three consecutive games for the first time since doing so in four straight contests across Weeks 9-12 of the 2003 season.

• The Redskins finishing with a positive turnover margin in four straight games for the first time since Weeks 14-17 of the 2012 season.

• The Redskins holding a seventh consecutive opponent scoreless on their opening drive for the first time since Weeks 11-17 of the 2007 season.

• The Redskins allowing one sack or fewer for a fifth consecutive game for the first time since Weeks 9-13 of the 2006 season.

• The Redskins registering an interception in three consecutive games for the first time since recording a pick in five straight games across Weeks 13-17 of the 2013 season.

• The Redskins scoring two more two-point conversions to tie the team record for two-point conversions in a season (three in 1994).

• Defensive lineman Chris Baker adding to his career highs in sacks (3.5) and forced fumbles (2).

• Cornerback Bashaud Breeland (two) surpassing his career high for interceptions in a season (two in 2014) with his next pick.

• Breeland intercepting a pass to become the first member of the Redskins to record interceptions in three consecutive games since London Fletcher in Weeks 14-16 of the 2012 season.

• Breeland recovering a fumble to become the first Redskins defender to recover three opponent fumbles in a season since Fletcher in 2010.

• Quarterback Kirk Cousins (391) completing nine passes to become the 15th quarterback to register 400 pass completions with the Redskins.

• Cousins completing 30 passes to become the first Redskins quarterback since 1960 to post three 30-completion games in a single season. He is currently tied with Sonny Jurgensen (1967), Jason Campbell (2007) and Robert Griffin III (2013) with two.

• Cousins (24) passing for a touchdown to become the 17th quarterback to throw 25 touchdowns with the Redskins.

• Cousins extending his career-best streak of six consecutive games with a touchdown pass.

• Wide receiver Pierre Garçon (3,026) gaining 94 receiving yards to pass Roy Jefferson (3,119) for 12th most receiving yards in team history.

• Garçon (257) catching 15 passes to tie Hugh Taylor (272) for 10th in receptions in Redskins history.

• Kicker Dustin Hopkins converting a field goal attempt of 50 yards or longer to become the first Redskins kicker since the 1970 merger to make a 50-yarder in three consecutive games.

• Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (21) recording a 50-plus-yard touchdown to tie Joey Galloway (22) for fifth in total touchdowns of 50 yards or more in the NFL since the 1970 merger.

• Jackson improving upon his 30 career regular season receptions of 50 yards or more, the most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2008.

• Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (41.5) posting a sack to break a tie with Ken Harvey and take sole possession of fourth in sacks in Redskins history since the NFL made sacks an official statistic in 1982.

• Kerrigan (41.5) notching two sacks to tie Monte Coleman (43.5) for third-most sacks in Redskins history since 1982.

• Kerrigan recording two or more sacks to tie Brian Orakpo (eight) for the fourth-most games with two-plus sacks by a member of the Redskins since 1982.

• Kerrigan forcing a fumble to improve upon his 16 career forced fumbles, the most by a member of the Redskins since 1994.

• Kerrigan (16) forcing a fumble to tie Charles Tillman (17) for the most by any player since Kerrigan entered the league in 2011.

• Nose tackle Terrance Knighton playing in his 100th career regular season game.

• Running back Alfred Morris starting his 55th consecutive regular season game, the longest active streak among NFC running backs.

• Morris maintaining the highest rushing average in team history (4.43).

• Morris (961) recording 30 carries to pass Earnest Byner (990) for the sixth-most rushing attempts in team history.

• Morris registering his 13th career 100-yard rushing game to pass Byner, George Rogers and Terry Allen (12) for sole possession of fifth-most 100-yard rushing games in team history.

• Morris (28) scoring two rushing touchdowns to become the seventh player in Redskins history to record 30 career rushing touchdowns.

• Rashad Ross (one) returning a kickoff for touchdown to tie Eddie Saenz' franchise record for kickoff return touchdowns in a single season (two in 1947).

• Ross recording his second kickoff return touchdown to tie the team record for career kickoff return touchdowns. Andy Farkas (1938-44), Eddie Saenz (1946-51), Bobby Mitchell (1962-68) and Brian Mitchell (1990-99) are tied for the franchise lead with two each.

A WIN WOULD…... give the Redskins their third victory of the 2015 season.

... be the Redskins' 595th all-time victory, including postseason play.

... make the Redskins 3-1 at home this season.

... represent three consecutive home victories for the Redskins for the first time since winning four straight at FedExField across Weeks 11-17 of the 2012 season.

... even the Redskins' all-time series with the Buccaneers at 11-11, including postseason play.

... level the Redskins' regular season series with the Buccaneers at 10-10 all-time.

... be the Redskins' first win against an NFC South opponent winning 24-22 at Tampa Bay on Sept. 30, 2012.

... improve the Redskins to 5-1 against teams coached by Lovie Smith.

... mark Week 7 wins in three consecutive seasons for the first time since earning victories seven straight Week 7 contests across the 1986-92 seasons.

... give the Redskins 11 wins in games directly preceding a bye week since the NFL instituted byes in 1990.

REDSKINS-BUCCANEERS CONNECTIONSFormer Redskins on Buccaneers:

  • Tight Ends Coach Jon Embree (2010)

Former Buccaneers on Redskins:

  • President Bruce Allen (General Manager, 2004-08)
  • Head Coach Jay Gruden (Offensive Assistant, 2002-08)
  • Offensive Coordinator Sean McVay (Coaching Assistant, 2008)
  • Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard (WR, 2005-08)
  • Director of Football Operations Paul Kelly (2004-08)
  • LB Mason Foster (2011-14)
  • S Dashon Goldson (2013-14)

Redskins from Florida:

  • Special Projects/Asst. Special Teams Coach Bret Munsey (Winter Park)
  • CB Quinton Dunbar (Miami)
  • WR Pierre Garçon (Greenacres)
  • DE Ricky Jean Francois (Carol City)
  • RB Matt Jones (Seffner)
  • RB Alfred Morris (Pensacola)
  • RB Chris Thompson (Madison)

Buccaneers from the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:

  • QB Mike Glennon (Chantilly, Va.)
  • LS Andrew DePaola (Parkton, Md.)
  • DE Howard Jones (Woodbridge, Va.)

Notable Pro Connections:

  • DE Stephen Paea (2011-14), Buccaneers DT Henry Melton (2010-13), Buccaneers CB Tim Jennings (2010-14), Buccaneers S Chris Conte (2011-14) and Buccaneers S Major Wright (2010-2013) played together in Chicago from 2011-13 when Buccaneers Head Coach Lovie Smith was the Head Coach there (2004-12), Buccaneers Special Teams Coordinator Kevin O'Dea was the Assistant Special Teams Coach (2011-12), Buccaneers Cornerbacks Coach Gill Byrd was the Assistant Defensive Backs/Safeties Coach (2008-12), Buccaneers Safeties Coach Mikal Smith was the Defensive Quality Control Coach (2010-11), Buccaneers Wide Receivers Coach Andrew Hayes-Stoker was the Offensive Quality Control Coach (2010-11), Running Backs Coach Tim Spencer held the same position (2004-12) and Assistant Offensive Line/Offensive Quality Control Coach Shane Day was the Quarterbacks Coach (2010-11).

A countdown of the top-10 images of wide receiver Pierre Garcon during the 2014 season.

WR Pierre Garçon (2008-11) played with Buccaneers CB Tim Jennings (2006-09) in Indianapolis from 2008-09. * Defensive Backs Coach Perry Fewell and Buccaneers Head Coach Lovie Smith worked together in St. Louis in 2003. Fewell served in the same capacity (2003-04) and Smith served as Defensive Coordinator (2001-03). * C Kory Lichtensteiger played in Minnesota in 2009 when Buccaneers Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier was the Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator there. * Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica (2007-13) worked with Buccaneers Special Teams Coordinator Kevin O'Dea (2008-09) in New York from 2008-09. Kotwica held various Special Teams positions for the New York Jets while O'Dea served in the same capacity. * DE Jason Hatcher (2006-13), Buccaneers CB Mike Jenkins (2008-12), Buccaneers LB Bruce Carter (2011-14), Buccaneers CB Sterling Moore (2012-14), Buccaneers LB Drie Lemon (2012-13), Melton (2014) and Buccaneers Assistant Special Teams Coach Carlos Polk (2008, LB), Tight Ends Coach Wes Phillips was the Assistant Offensive Line Coach (2011-12) and Tight Ends Coach (2013), Buccaneers Defensive Quality Control Coach Dave Borgonzi was the Offensive/Defensive Assistant (2011-13) and Buccaneers Safeties Coach Mikal Smith was the Nickelbacks Coach (2013) were members of the Dallas Cowboys at some point from 2006-14. * Running Backs Coach Randy Jordan (running back) played with Buccaneers Offensive Quality Control Coach Ben Steele (tight end) in Oakland in 2002. * Assistant Offensive Line/Offensive Quality Control Coach Shane Day worked with Buccaneers Offensive Line George Warhop in San Francisco in 2007-09. * NT Terrance Knighton (2013-14) and Buccaneers K Connor Barth (2014) played together in Denver in 2014. * DE Ricky Jean Francois and T Gosder Cherilus played together in Indianapolis from 2013-14. * DL Frank Kearse (2010-13) and Buccaneers WR Louis Murphy (2012) played together in Carolina in 2012. * TE Derek Carrier (2012) and Buccaneers TE Brandon Myers (2009-12) played together in Oakland in 2012. * S Jeron Johnson (2011-14), TE Anthony McCoy (2010-14), Buccaneers DT Clinton McDonald (2011-13), Buccaneers C Evan Smith (2010) and Buccaneers DT Tony McDaniel (2013-14) were members of the Seattle Seahawks at various times from 2010-14. * CB Will Blackmon (2006-09) and Smith (2009; 2010-13) played together in Green Bay in 2009. * DL Chris Baker (2010) and McDaniel (2009-12) played together in Miami in 2010.

Notable College Connections:

  • QB Kirk Cousins (2007-11), S Trenton Robinson (2008-11) and Buccaneers DE William Gholston (2010-12) played together at Michigan State from 2010-11.
  • LB Will Compton (2008-12), G Spencer Long (2009-13) and Buccaneers LB Lavonte David (2010-11) played together at Nebraska from 2010-11.
  • T Trent Williams (2006-09), P Tress Way (2008-12) and Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy (2006-09) played together at Oklahoma from 2008-09.
  • LB Perry Riley, Jr. and Buccaneers WR Russell Shepard played together at Louisiana State in 2009.
  • LB Ryan Kerrigan (2007-10) and Buccaneers T Kevin Pamphile (2009-13) played together at Purdue from 2009-10.
  • CB Will Blackmon (2002-05) and Buccaneers T Gosder Cherilus (2004-07) played together at Boston College from 2004-05.
  • CB Chris Culliver (2007-2010) and Buccaneers S D.J. Swearinger (2009-12) played together at South Carolina from 2009-10.

K Dustin Hopkins (2009-12), RB Chris Thompson (2009-12) played at Florida State during Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston's (2012-14) redshirt year in 2012. * TE Jordan Reed (2009-12) and Buccaneers S Major Wright (2007-09) played together at Florida in 2009. * CB Deshazor Everett (2011-14) and Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (2011-13) played together at Texas A&M from 2011-13. * DE Kedric Golston (2002-05) and Buccaneers CB Tim Jennings (2002-05) played together at Georgia from 2002-05. * WR Ryan Grant (2009-13) and Buccaneers QB Ryan Griffin (2008-12) played together at Tulane from 2009-12. * WR DeSean Jackson (2005-07), LS Nick Sundberg (2005-08) and Buccaneers S Chris Conte (2007-10) played together at California in 2007. * QB Colt McCoy (2006-09), LB Keenan Robinson (2008-11), Buccaneers DT Henry Melton (2005-08) played together at Texas in 2008. * S Jeron Johnson (2007-10) and RB Doug Martin (2007-2011) played together at Boise State from 2007-10. * LB Preston Smith (2011-14) and CB Johnthan Banks (2009-11) played together at Mississippi State in 2011. * T Trent Williams (2006-09), P Tress Way (2008-12) and Buccaneers Gerald McCoy (2006-09) played together at Oklahoma from 2008-09.

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