Series history, broadcast information, connections and more from Sunday's Redskins-Jets 2015 Week 6 matchup in East Rutherford, N.J.*
REGULAR SEASON WEEK 6WASHINGTON REDSKINS (2-3) at NEW YORK JETS (3-1)
Sunday, Oct. 18 – 1 p.m.
MetLife Stadium (82,500) – East Rutherford, N.J.
The Washington Redskins will play their second game at MetLife Stadium in a span of four weeks in Week 6 as the team travels to face the New York Jets. Kickoff on Sunday is scheduled for 1 p.m.
After forcing only one takeaway during the team's first three games, the Redskins have recorded five takeaways in the last two games. This week, the Redskins will attempt to force multiple takeaways in a third straight game for the first time since the final three weeks of 2013. Defensive Coordinator Joe Barry — who adamantly calls the statistic "takeaways" instead of "turnovers" — said recently he knew they would come in bunches.
"I'm a firm believer too that takeaways come in droves," Barry said. "You don't know when they're going to happen, you don't know when they're going to come. But it's something that we preach every single day."
The Redskins hope to add to their dominant 8-2 all-time record against the Jets. The Redskins' .800 winning percentage against the Jets is Washington's best against any opponent with a minimum of 10 games played.
SERIES HISTORY:— Redskins lead overall series, 8-2
— Last meeting: Dec. 4, 2011 (34-19, NYJ)
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— Kenny Albert (play-by-play)
— Daryl Johnston (color)
— Holly Sonders (sidelines)
RADIO:Redskins Broadcast Network
— Larry Michael (play-by-play)
— Sonny Jurgensen (color)
— Chris Cooley (analysis)
— Rick "Doc" Walker (sidelines)
THE OPPONENTThe New York Jets enter Week 6 with a 3-1 record coming off of a bye in Week 5. Last year, the Jets finished fourth in the AFC East with a 4-12 record. This season is the team's first season under head coach Todd Bowles.
Veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick leads the Jets passing attack having completed 88-of-145 passes for 924 yards with seven touchdowns and six interceptions this season. Fitzpatrick has also contributed in the running game with 16 rushes for 52 yards (3.3 avg.)
Chris Ivory leads the Jets in rushing with 314 yards on 63 attempts (5.0 avg.) with three touchdowns. Bilal Powell has added 131 yards on 34 rushing attempts (3.9 avg.) this season as well.
Wide receiver Brandon Marshall is the team's leading receiver in his first year in New York. Marshall has a team-high 400 receiving yards on a team-high 30 receptions (13.3 avg.) with three touchdowns. Fellow wide receiver Eric Decker has also contributed 14 receptions for 180 yards with three touchdowns.
Cornerback Darrelle Revis' two interceptions are tied with fellow cornerback Marcus Williams for the team lead. Linebacker David Harris leads the Jets with 27 tackles (20 solo) in his ninth year with the team. Defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson leads the Jets' pass rush with 3.5 sacks through four games.
Kicker Nick Folk handles kicking duties for the Jets and has converted six-of-eight field goals on the year as well as all 11 extra point attempts. Punter Ryan Quigley has averaged 42.1 yards on 21 punts thus far with eight pinning opponents inside their 20-yard line.
Running back Zac Stacy is the team's primary kick returner and has returned six kicks for 127 yards (21.2 avg.) with a long of 31 yards. Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley handles punt returns for New York and has returned 13 punts for 114 yards (8.8 avg.).
WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK
• The Redskins facing the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium for the first time in regular season series history.
• The Redskins remaining undefeated in road games against the Jets. Washington is 4-0 all-time against the Jets in the New York/New Jersey area.
• The Redskins improving upon their current 8-2 all-time record against the New York Jets. The Redskins' .800 winning percentage against the Jets is Washington's best against any opponent with a minimum of 10 games played.
• The Redskins maintaining their average time of possession (34:18), which is currently tied with Tennessee for the league's longest average.
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• The Redskins holding an opponent to 100 or fewer rushing yards for a fifth time in a six-game span for the first time since Weeks 6-12 last season.
• The Redskins allowing 100 or fewer rushing yards in five of the first six games of a season for the sixth time since the 1970 merger (1984, 1988, 1990, 2007, 2012).
• The Redskins posting three or more sacks in three consecutive games for the first time since doing so in six straight games in Weeks 4-10 of the 2009 season.
• The Redskins notching multiple takeaways in three straight contests for the first time since Weeks 15-17 of the 2013 season.
• The Redskins recording multiple interceptions in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 8-9 of the 2013 season.
• The Redskins allowing one sack or fewer for a fourth consecutive game for the first time since doing so in five straight contests from Weeks 9-13 of the 2006 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).
• Baker recording a sack in three straight games for the first time in his career.
• Cornerback Bashaud Breeland matching his career high for interceptions in a season (two in 2014) with his next pick.
• Breeland and/or safety Trenton Robinson recording interceptions in consecutive games for the first time in their careers. Either would be the first member of the Redskins to accomplish the feat since London Fletcher picked off a pass in three straight games across Weeks 14-16 of the 2012 season.
• Quarterback Kirk Cousins completing 34 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 recording a passing touchdown in a sixth consecutive game for the first time in his career.
• Cousins (126) completing 18 passes to record the most by a Redskins quarterback through the first six games of a season since the 1970 merger (143, Griffin in 2013).
• Cousins (4,254) throwing for 97 passing yards to surpass Doug Williams (4,350) and move into the Top 15 in career passing yardage with the Redskins.
• Wide receiver Pierre Garçon (2,998) gaining two receiving yards to become the 13th player in Redskins history to post 3,000 receiving yards with the team.
• Garçon (252) catching 20 passes to tie Hugh Taylor (272) for 10th in receptions in Redskins history.
• Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (21) recording a 50-plus-yard touchdown to tie Joey Galloway (22) for fifth-most 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 registering a third straight game with a sack for the first time since doing so in five consecutive games in Weeks 12-16 in 2014.
• Kerrigan forcing a fumble to improve upon his 16 career forced fumbles, the most by a member of the Redskins since 1994.
• 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 posting multiple sacks in consecutive games for the first time in his career.
• Kerrigan (16) forcing a fumble to tie Charles Tillman (17) for the most by any player since Kerrigan entered the league in 2011.
• Center Kory Lichtensteiger starting his 53rd consecutive regular season game, the most among current NFL centers.
• Running back Alfred Morris starting his 54th consecutive regular season game, the longest active streak among NFC running backs.
• Morris maintaining the highest rushing average in team history (4.46).
• Morris registering his 13th career 100-yard rushing game to pass Earnest 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.
• Punter Tress Way averaging 50.0 or more yards per punt in consecutive games for second time in his career and the first time since Weeks 3-4 of the 2014 season.
A WIN WOULD…... give the Redskins their third victory of the 2015 season.
... be the Redskins' 595th all-time victory, including postseason play.
... push the Redskins to 9-2 all-time against the Jets.
... keep the Redskins undefeated in road games against the Jets.
... snap a five-game losing streak against AFC East opponents.
... be the Redskins' first win against an AFC East team since defeating the Jets, 23-20, in overtime on Nov. 4, 2007.
... make the Redskins 3-3 against AFC opponents under Head Coach Jay Gruden.
... represent the Redskins' first road victory since Week 8 last season.
... even the Redskins' winning percentage at .500 after six games for the first time since 2012 (3-3).
REDSKINS-JETS CONNECTIONSFormer Redskins on Jets:
- Head Coach Todd Bowles (1986-90, 92-93, Safety)
- DE Stephen Bowen (2011-14)
Former Jets on Redskins:
- Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan (2008-11, Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach)
- Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica (2007-08, Quality Control; 2009-12, Asst. Special Teams; 2013, Special Teams Coordinator)
- Asst. Special Teams Coordinator Bradford Banta (2000, TE/LS)
- Quarterbacks Coach Matt Cavanaugh (2009-12)
Jets from the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- LB Erin Henderson (Aberdeen, Md.)
Redskins from the New York/New Jersey area:
- Darrel Young (Amityville, N.Y.)
Jets who went to college in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- T D'Brickashaw Ferguson (Virginia)
- LB Erin Henderson (Maryland)
- CB Dexter McDougle (Maryland)
Notable Pro Connections:
- General Manager Scot McCloughan and Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles worked together in Green Bay from 1995-96.
Personnel Executive Doug Williams and Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles won Super Bowl XXII together as members of the Washington Redskins in 1987. * Tight Ends Coach Wes Phillips (2007-13) and Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles (2005-07) worked together in Dallas in 2007. Phillips served as Offensive Quality Control/Offensive Assistant Coach while Bowles served as Defensive Backs Coach. * Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard (2011) and Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles (2008-11) worked together in Miami in 2011. Hilliard served as Assistant Wide Receivers Coach and Bowles served as Secondary Coach, Assistant Head Coach and Interim Head Coach during that time. Also, Bowles coached DL Chris Baker and Jets WR Brandon Marshall in Miami in 2010. * C Kory Lichtensteiger (2008), DL Chris Baker (2009) and Jets WR Brandon Marshall (2006-09) were all members of the Denver Broncos at some point during 2006-09. * Defensive Backs Coach Perry Fewell coached in Buffalo while Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick was with the organization in 2009. * DE Jason Hatcher, Jets K Nick Folk and Jets DE Stephen Bowen played together in Dallas from 2007-09. * S Jeron Johnson (2011-14), TE Anthony McCoy (2010-15), LB Jackson Jeffcoat (2014), Jets G James Carpenter (2011-14), Jets T Breno Giacomini (2010-13) and Jets TE Kellen Davis (2013) were all members of the Seattle Seahawks at some point during 2010-15. * DE Stephen Paea (2011-14), Jets WR Brandon Marshall (2012-14) and Jets TE Kellen Davis (2008-12) were all members of the Chicago Bears at some point during 2008-14. * CB Will Blackmon and Jets T Breno Giacomini played together in Green Bay from 2008-09. * NT Terrance Knighton and Jets DT Leger Douzable played together in Jacksonville from 2010-11. * WR DeSean Jackson (2008-13), TE Derek Carrier (2012-13) and Jets S Jaiquawn Jarrett (2011-12) were all members of the Philadelphia Eagles at some point during 2008-13. * S Dashon Goldson, LB Mason Foster and Jets CB Darrelle Revis played together in Tampa Bay in 2013. * QB Colt McCoy and Jets CB Buster Skrine played together in Cleveland in 2011-12. * T Ty Nsekhe and Jets RB Zac Stacy played together in St. Louis in 2013.
Notable College Connections:
- Personnel Executive Doug Williams and Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles worked together at Morehouse College (1997) and Grambling State (1998-99).
- QB Kirk Cousins and Jets TE Kellen Davis played together at Michigan State in 2007.
- QB Robert Griffin III and Jets QB Bryce Petty played together at Baylor from 2010-11.
- FB Darrel Young and Jets T Ben Ijalana played together at Villanova from 2007-08.
- CB Bashaud Breeland and S Marcus Gilchrist played together at Clemson from 2009-10.
- G Arie Kouandjio and Jets G James Carpenter played together at Alabama in 2010.
- NT Terrance Knighton, Jets DL Muhammad Wilkerson and Jets S Jaiquawn Jarrett played together at Temple in 2008.
- CB Deshazor Everett and Jets OL Jarvis Harrison played together at Texas A&M from 2011-14.
- LB Trent Murphy and Jets WR Chris Owusu played together at Stanford from 2009-11.