Series history, broadcast information, connections and more from Sunday's Redskins-Giants 2015 Week 12 matchup at FedExField in Landover, Md.*
REGULAR SEASON WEEK 12WASHINGTON REDSKINS (4-6) vs. NEW YORK GIANTS (5-5)Sunday, Nov. 29 – 1 p.m.
FedExField (82,000) – Landover, Md.
The Washington Redskins will return to the friendly confines of FedExField on Sunday when the team faces the New York Giants in Week 12. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
The Redskins are currently riding a four-game home winning streak. A win on Sunday would give the Redskins their first five-game regular season home winning streak in a single season for the first time since winning six straight at RFK Stadium to open a Super Bowl title campaign in 1991.
Quarterback Kirk Cousins has earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors in each of the Redskins' last two home contests. During the team's current four-game home winning streak, Cousins has completed 107-of-138 passes for 1,134 yards with nine touchdowns and zero interceptions for a passer rating of 122.6. This week, he can become the first Redskins quarterback to throw three or more touchdowns in three consecutive home games since Pro Football Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen in Weeks 10, 12 and 14 of the 1967 season.
SERIES HISTORY— Giants lead overall series, 98-65-4
A look back at some of the top images in games between the Washington Redskins and New York Giants.
— Giants lead regular season series, 97-64-4
— Last meeting: Sept. 24, 2015 (32-21, NYG)
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 New York Giants enter Week 12 with a 5-5 record following a bye in Week 11. The 2015 season is the Giants' 12th season under Head Coach Tom Coughlin.
Quarterback Eli Manning leads the Giants' passing attack, having completed 248-of-384 passes (64.6 percent) for 2,700 yards with 21 touchdowns and six interceptions. Manning has started all 16 regular season games in 10 consecutive seasons for the Gianits. Manning has also added 14 rushing attempts for 57 yards.
Running back Rashad Jennings leads the Giants in rushing in his second year with the team. Through 10 games, Jennings has recorded 105 carries for 403 yards (3.8 avg.) is tied for the team lead with two other players with one rushing touchdown.
Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. leads the Giants in all receiving categories this season, posting 63 receptions for 863 yards (13.7 avg.) with eight touchdowns. Fellow wide receiver Rueben Randle has contributed 39 catches for 475 yards (12.2 avg.) with three touchdowns.
Rookie safety Landon Collins leads the Giants' defense in tackles with 61 total tackles (44 solo). Defensive end Damontre Moore has compiled a team-high three sacks this season. Veteran cornerbacks Trumaine McBride and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie are tied for the team-lead with three interceptions.
Veteran kicker Josh Brown handles the kicking duties for the Giants in his third year with New York. Brown has converted all 23 of his field goal attempts and 26-of-27 extra points he has attempted thus far in 2015. Brown has also averaged a distance of 62.9 yards on 61 kickoffs, including 28 touchbacks. Punter Brad Wing joined the team in the offseason and has assumed punting duties, averaging 44.8 yards per punt this season.
Wide receiver Dwayne Harris is the team's primary returner. Harris has returned 21 punts for 173 yards (8.2 avg.) and 15 kickoffs for 467 yards (31.1 avg.) this season.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK• The Redskins extending a regular season home winning streak to five games for the first time since the 2004-05 seasons (Week 17 in 2004, Weeks 1-9 in 2005). It would also mark the Redskins' first five-game home winning streak in a single season since winning their first six home games in Weeks 1-11 in the team's Super Bowl title season in 1991.
• The Redskins improving to 5-1 through their first six home games in a season for the first time since 1992.
• The Redskins and Giants meeting for a 168th time, including postseason play. The Giants are the Redskins' most-played opponent.
• The Redskins ending a five-game losing streak to the Giants and earning their first win against the Giants since Dec. 3, 2012.
• The Redskins winning consecutive games against NFC East opponents for the first time since a five-game divisional winning streak in 2012.
• The Redskins pushing their record in NFC East play this season to 2-1.
• The Redskins setting a franchise record with their third kickoff return touchdown this season. The 2015 Redskins have already tied a team record with two kickoff return touchdowns (2005, 1947, 1942).
• The Redskins returning a kickoff for a touchdown in consecutive games for the first time in franchise history.
• The Redskins recording a kickoff return or punt return for touchdown to give them their third combined special teams return for touchdown in a season for the first time since 1955 (two punt return touchdowns, one kick return touchdown).
• The Redskins adding to their five multiple-takeaway games this season, the team's most through the first 10 games of a season since 2012 (seven).
• The Redskins remaining as one of only two NFL teams not to have allowed a 300-yard passer this season (Denver).
• The Redskins maintaining their 17 sacks allowed through 10 games, the team's fewest in the first 10 games of a season since 2007 (15).
• The Redskins throwing for 300 yards in a third consecutive home game for the first time since the 1970 merger.
• 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 (4.0), forced fumbles (two) and fumble recoveries (one).
• Cornerback Bashaud Breeland (two) surpassing his career high for interceptions in a season (two in 2014) with his next pick.
• Breeland recovering a fumble to become the first Redskins defender to recover three opponent fumbles in a season since linebacker London Fletcher in 2010.
• Quarterback Kirk Cousins becoming the first Redskins quarterback in records available back to 1960 to throw for 300 yards in three consecutive regular season home games.
• Cousins adding another 300-yard passing performance to his career-high three 300-yard games this season.
• Cousins throwing for 300 yards to become the first Redskins quarterback to record four 300-yard passing games in a season since Brad Johnson (four) in 1999.
• Cousins joining Sonny Jurgensen (two) as the only Redskins quarterbacks since 1960 to record multiple career games with a passer rating of 140.0 or better on 20-plus attempts.
• Cousins engineering another fourth-quarter comeback victory to become the first Redskins quarterback with three such victories in a season since Robert Griffin III in 2012.
• Cousins (33) chasing No. 14 Patrick Ramsey (34) and No. 13 Brad Johnson (35) on the team's all-time leaderboard for passing touchdowns.
• Cousins becoming the first Redskins quarterback to throw three or more touchdowns in three consecutive home games since Pro Football Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen (Weeks 10, 12, 14 in 1967).
• Cousins extending his career-best streak of 10 consecutive games with a touchdown pass.
• Cousins throwing a touchdown to become the first Redskins quarterback to record a touchdown pass in each of the first 11 games of a season since Jurgensen in 1967.
• Cousins completing 30 passes to add to his team record for 30-completion games in a season (three).
• Cousins (488) completing 12 passes to become the 14th player all-time to complete 500 passes as a member of the Redskins.
• Wide receiver Jamison Crowder becoming the first Redskins wide receiver since Rod Gardner (four in 2001) to record multple receiving touchdowns as a rookie (does not include backs and tight ends).
• Wide receiver Pierre Garçon (271) chasing No. 10 Hugh Taylor (272) and No. 9 Michael Westbrook (277) on the team's all-time receptions list.
• Safety Dashon Goldson returning another interception for a touchdown to become the seventh member of the Redskins to record two interception return touchdowns in a single season (DeAngelo Hall in 2013, Andre Collins in 1994, Vernon Dean in 1984, Dale Hackbart in 1961, Dan Sandifer in 1948 and Pug Rentner in 1936).
• Cornerback DeAngelo Hall intercepting a pass to give him 24 interceptions as a member of the Redskins, which would tie him with Ken Houston for ninth-most in team history.
• Hall (43) picking off two passes to join Charles Woodson as the only active players to reach 45 career interceptions.
• Hall returning a fumble for a touchdown to tie Jessie Tuggle for the second-most in NFL history (five). Hall's four career fumble return touchdowns are currently tied for third in NFL history with Bill Thompson, Derrick Thomas, Keith Bulluck and Ronde Barber.
• Hall returning a fumble for a touchdown to become the first player in NFL history with five fumble returns for touchdowns and five interception returns for touchdowns.
• Kicker Dustin Hopkins converting a field goal attempt of 50 yards or longer to become the seventh Redskins kicker since the 1970 merger to record three 50-plus-yard field goals in a single season and the first since Graham Gano (four) in 2011.
• Hopkins extending his career-long active streak of 10 consecutive successful field goal attempts.
• Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (22) recording a 50-plus-yard touchdown to break a tie with Joey Galloway (22) for sole possession of fifth in total touchdowns of 50 yards or more in the NFL since the 1970 merger.
• Jackson improving upon his 31 career regular season receptions of 50 yards or more, the most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2008.
• Jackson recording a 50-yard touchdown in consecutive weeks for the first time since Weeks 5-6 last season.
• Running back Matt Jones becoming the first Redskins running back to record two 100-yard receiving performances in a single season since Dick James in 1962.
• Jones (one) joining James (two), Craig McEwen (two) and Larry Brown (two) as the only Redskins running backs since 1950 with multiple 100-yard receiving games in their Redskins careers.
• Jones scoring another receiving touchdown to become the first Redskins running back with two receiving touchdowns during his rookie season since Keiland Williams (two) in 2010.
• Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (42.5) posting one sack to tie or two sacks to pass Monte Coleman (43.5) for third-most sacks in Redskins history since sacks became official in 1982.
• Kerrigan recording a sack in consecutive games for the second time this season (Weeks 4-5).
• 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 two fumbles to tie Charles Tillman (18) for the most by any player since Kerrigan entered the league in 2011.
• Running back Alfred Morris (988) recording three carries to pass Earnest Byner (990) for the sixth-most rushing attempts in team history.
• Morris (988) registering 12 carries to join John Riggins, Clinton Portis, Larry Brown, Stephen Davis and Terry Allen as the only players to record 1,000 rushing attempts with the Redskins.
• 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.
• Linebacker Trent Murphy (1.5) recording a sack to match his career high (2.5 in 2014).
• Tight end Jordan Reed adding to his career-high six receiving touchdowns.
• Reed (47) catching four passes to surpass his career high for receptions in a season (50 in 2014).
• Reed (443) gaining 57 receiving yards to surpass his career high for receiving yards in a season (499 in 2013).
• Reed becoming the first member of the Redskins to catch multiple touchdown passes in three consecutive home games since Pro Football Hall of Famer Charley Taylor (Weeks 10, 12, 14 in 1966).
• Reed posting his third game with multiple touchdown receptions to become the first Redskins tight end since Jerry Smith (four in 1967) to record two or more touchdowns in at least three games in a season.
• Andre Roberts or Rashad Ross (one each) returning a kickoff for touchdown to tie Eddie Saenz' franchise record for kickoff return touchdowns in a single season (two in 1947).
• Roberts or 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.
• Roberts returning a kickoff for a touchdown to become the first player in team history to record kickoff return touchdowns in consecutive games.
• Roberts becoming the first member of the Redskins since Tony Green to record a special teams return touchdown in consecutive games. Green accomplished the feat in 1978, scoring on an 80-yard punt return in Week 2 and a 99-yard kickoff return in Week 3.
• Rookie linebacker Preston Smith recording a sack in consecutive games for the first time in his career.
A WIN WOULD…... surpass the Redskins' win total from a year ago (four).
... be the Redskins' 597th all-time victory, including postseason play.
... improve the Redskins to 5-1 at home this season, which would be their first 5-1 record through six home games in a season for the first time since 1992.
... extend the Redskins' regular season home winning streak to five games for the first time since 2004-05 seasons (Week 17 in 2004, Weeks 1-9 in 2005).
... mark the Redskins' first five-game home winning streak in a single season since winning their first six home games in Weeks 1-11 in the team's most recent Super Bowl title season in 1991.
... improve the Redskins to 2-1 in NFC East play this season.
... represent wins against consecutive NFC East opponents for the first time since 2012.
... accrue the fourth divisional win of Jay Gruden's tenure in Washington.
... be the Redskins' 66th all-time victory against the Giants, including postseason play. The team's 65 all-time wins against the Giants are currently the third-most against any opponent in franchise history.
... snap a five-game losing streak against the Giants.
... represent the Redskins' first victory against the Giants since Dec. 3, 2012.
REDSKINS-GIANTS CONNECTIONSFormer Giants on Redskins:
- Defensive Backs Coach Perry Fewell (2010-14, Defensive Coordinator)
- Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard (1997-2004, WR)
- Quarterbacks Coach Matt Cavanaugh (1990-91, QB)
- CB Will Blackmon (2010-11)
Former Redskins on Giants:
- Offensive Line Coach Pat Flaherty (2000, Tight Ends Coach)
- Defensive Line Coach Robert Nunn (2003)
S Brandon Meriweather (2012-14)
Redskins from New York:
- FB Darrel Young (Amityville)
Giants from the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- RB Rashad Jennings (Lynchburg, Va.)
- DE Kerry Wynn (Louisa, Va.)
Giants who went to college in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- RB Rashad Jennings (Liberty)
- CB Jayron Hosley (Virginia Tech)
- DE Kerry Wynn (Richmond)
Notable Pro Connections:
- Running Back Coach Randy Jordan played running back in Jacksonville from 1995-97 when Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin was the Head Coach there.
- NT Terrance Knighton, Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Giants DE Robert Ayers played together in Denver in 2013. Knighton played together with Giants DE Geroge Selvie and Giants CB Trumaine McBride played together in Jacksonville in 2011.
- DE Jason Hatcher, Giants WR Dwayne Harris and Selvie played together in Dallas in 2013.
- WR DeSean Jackson, TE Derek Carrier, Giants DT Cullen Jenkins and Rodgers-Cromartie played together in Philadelphia in 2012. In addition, Rodgers-Cromartie played with WR Andre Roberts in Arizona in 2010.
- In addition to that, Roberts and Giants LB Jasper Brinkley played together in Arizona in 2013.
- DL Chris Baker and Giants DE Robert Ayers played together in Denver in 2009. Baker also played with Giants G John Jerry in Miami in 2010. In addition to that, Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard was the Assistant Wide Receivers Coach in Miami in 2011 when Jerry played there.
- CB Justin Rogers and Jerry played together in Miami in 2013.
DE Stephen Paea and Giants S Brandon Meriweather played together in Chicago in 2011. Paea and Giants LB J.T. Thomas played together in Chicago in 2012. * WR Rashad Ross and Giants G Geoff Schwartz played together in Kansas City in 2013. Also, Schwartz and DL Frank Kearse played together in Carolina in 2010. * CB Will Blackmon and Thomas played together in Jacksonville from 2013-14. Blackmon and Jenkins played together in Green Bay from 2006-09. * QB Colt McCoy and Giants DB Trevin Wade played together in Cleveland in 2012. * S Dashon Goldson and Giants LB Jonathan Casillas played together in Tampa Bay from 2013-14. * CB Chris Culliver, McCoy, Carrier and Giants FS Craig Dahl played together in San Francisco in 2013. Dahl and T Ty Nsekhe played together in St. Louis in 2012. * DE Ricky Jean Francois and Giants WR Hakeem Nicks played together in Indianapolis in 2014.
Notable College Connections:
- LB Will Compton, G Spencer Long and Giants CB Prince Amukamara played together at Nebraska from 2009-10.
- LB Perry Riley Jr. and Giants WR Reuben Randle played together at LSU in 2009 when Giants Assistant Offensive Line Coach Lunda Wells was an Offensive Line Assistant.
- WR Ryan Grant and Giants RB Orleans Darkwa played together in Tulane from 2010-13.
- CB Chris Culliver and Giants LB Jasper Brinkley played together at South Carolina in 2007.
- K Dustin Hopkins, RB Chris Thompson and Giants G Bobby Hart played together at Florida State from 2011-12.
- S Kyshoen Jarrett and Giants CB Jayron Hosley played together at Virginia Tech in 2011.
- G Arie Kouandjio and S Landon Collins played together at Alabama from 2012-14.
- TE Anthony McCoy and Giants LB Devon Kennard played together at USC in 2009.
- CB Justin Rogers and DE Kerry Wynn played together at Richmond in 2010.