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2016 Game Information: Redskins-Bengals

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Series history, broadcast information, connections and more from Sunday's Redskins-Lions 2016 regular season Week 8 matchup at Wembley Stadium in London.


REGULAR SEASON WEEK 8WASHINGTON REDSKINS (4-3) vs. CINCINNATI BENGALS (3-4)

Sunday, Oct. 30 | 9:30 a.m. ET

Wembley Stadium (86,000) | London, United Kingdom

The Washington Redskins will travel to London in Week 8 for a cross-conference matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals. Kickoff at Wembley Stadium is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. ET (1:30 p.m. GMT).

The contest at Wembley will mark the Redskins' European debut in regular season play and only their second regular season game outside the United States all-time. In their only other international regular season game to date, the Redskins faced the Buffalo Bills at the Rogers Centre in Toronto exactly five years earlier on Oct. 30, 2011.

The Redskins have twice appeared overseas in preseason competition, once at the former Wembley Stadium in London in 1992 and once at the Osaka Dome in Osaka, Japan in 2002.

The game will be the Redskins' first against the Bengals since hiring Head Coach Jay Gruden prior to the 2014 season. Before joining the Redskins, Gruden spent the 2011-13 seasons as the Bengals' offensive coordinator, helping guide the team to playoff appearances in all three seasons. A win on Sunday would even Gruden's all-time record against AFC opponents with the Redskins at 6-6.

SERIES HISTORY--Redskins trail all-time series, 4-5
--Last meeting: Sept. 23, 2012 (38-31, CIN)

TELEVISION: FOX--Kenny Albert (play-by-play)
--John Lynch (color)
--Pam Oliver (sidelines)

Redskins Radio Network
--Larry Michael (play-by-play)
--Sonny Jurgensen (color)
--Chris Cooley (analysis)
--Rick "Doc" Walker (sidelines)
Listen anywhere on the Redskins App for iOS or Android.

Westwood One Sports
--Tom McCarthy (play-by-play)
--Brandy Poppinga

THE OPPONENT
The Cincinnati Bengals enter Week 8 following a 31-17 win against the Cleveland Browns in Week 7. Cincinnati currently sits third in the AFC North with a 3-4 record. Head Coach Marvin Lewis is in his 14th season as head coach of the Bengals.

Quarterback Andy Dalton is in his sixth season with Cincinnati after being selected in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft (35th overall). Dalton has completed 166-of-246 pass attempts (67.5 percent) this season for 2,065 yards with eight passing touchdowns.

Running back Jeremy Hill leads the Bengals rushing with 84 carries for 439 yards and four touchdowns this season. Giovani Bernard has added 66 carries for 247 yards and one touchdown. Bernard also ranks second on the Bengals with 30 receptions, gaining 263 receiving yards.

Wide receiver A.J. Green leads the Bengals in receptions (50) and receiving yards (775) this season and has posted three receiving touchdowns. Wide receiver Brandon LaFell has recorded a team-high four receiving touchdowns.

Linebacker Karlos Dansby leads the Bengals' defense with 48 tackles (28 solo). Safety Shawn Williams ranks second on the team with 39 tackles (24 solo) as well as one sack and one interception. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap has a team-high 5.0 sacks this season. Six different Bengals have each recorded one interception in 2016.

Kicker Mike Nugent has made 14-of-18 field goal attempts (77.8 percent) this season. Punter Kevin Huber has averaged 44.2 yards per punt on 32 punts.

Wide receiver Alex Erickson serves as the Bengals' primary kickoff and punt returner. Erickson has recorded for 10 punt returns for 57 yards and five kickoff returns for 103 yards through seven weeks this season.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK

  • The Redskins making their European regular season debut.
  • The Redskins playing their second regular season game outside the United States all-time. The Redskins faced the Buffalo Bills at the Rogers Centre in Toronto on Oct. 30, 2011, in their only other international regular season game to date.
  • This Redskins earning their first regular season win outside of the United States in team history.
  • The Redskins participating in the NFL's 17th regular season game played in London since the formation of the NFL International Series in 2007.
  • The Redskins improving to 3-1 in the first four road games of a season for the first time since 2008.
  • The Redskins winning to hit the halfway mark of a season above .500 for the first time since 2008 (6-2).
  • The Redskins tying a team record by reaching 400 yards of offense for a third consecutive game. The franchise has accomplished the feat five times previously (1949, 1981-82, 1983, 2013 and 2015).
  • The Redskins exceeding 300 yards of offense in a 12th consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season, for the first time since a 14-game stretch across the 2012-13 seasons.
  • The Redskins rushing for 100 yards in a third straight game for the first time since a five-game span across Weeks 15-17 of the 2014 season and Weeks 1-2 of the 2015 season.
  • The Redskins reaching 125 rushing yards in a third straight game for the first time since Weeks 9-11 of the 2013 season.
  • The Redskins holding a fifth straight opponent to 20 points or fewer for the first time since a five-game streak in Weeks 2-6 of the 2009 season.
  • The Redskins' defense posting three sacks in a fourth consecutive game for the first time since the final four games of the 2015 season.
  • Cornerback Bashaud Breeland (one) intercepting a pass to become the first member of the Redskins since Fred Smoot (2001- 03) to open a career with multiple interceptions in three straight seasons.
  • Quarterback Trent Williams recording his 16th career 300-yard passing game, including postseason play, to tie Sonny Jurgensen for the most 300-yard passing games in team history.
  • Cousins (57) chasing No. 6 Eddie LeBaron (59) on the team's all-time passing touchdowns list.
  • Cousins throwing three touchdowns to join Sammy Baugh, Sonny Jurgensen, Joe Theismann, Billy Kilmer and Mark Rypien as the only players to throw 60 touchdown passes with the Redskins.
  • Cousins completing four passes to reach 800 career completions.
  • Cousins (9,192) accruing 578 passing yards to pass Gus Frerotte (9,769) for seventh-most passing yards in Redskins history.
  • Cousins rushing for a touchdown in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 14-15 of the 2015 season.
  • Cousins (six) rushing for two touchdowns to tie four players (eight) for fourth-most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in team history.
  • Wide receiver Jamison Crowder tying a single-season team record with his second punt return touchdown of the season (Brian Mitchell in 1991 and 1994, Mike Nelms in 1981, Bert Zagers in 1957 and John Williams in 1952).
  • Crowder exceeding 100 receiving yards to become the first member of the Redskins with consecutive 100-yard receiving games since Jamison Crowder in Weeks 8-9 of the 2014 season.
  • Crowder adding to his current single-season career high in receiving touchdowns (three this season).
  • Tight end Vernon Davis adding to his 56 career touchdown receptions, seventh-most of any tight end in NFL history.
  • Davis (6,064) gaining 80 receiving yards to pass Jeremy Shockey (6,143) for 12th-most receiving yards by a tight end in NFL history.
  • Wide receiver Rob Kelley extending his streak of consecutive regular season games played with a reception to 94, the sixthlongest active streak in the NFL (Larry Fitzgerald, 186; Brandon Marshall, 151; Steve Smith Sr., 134; Jason Witten, 125; Michael Crabtree, 102). Sixty-five of the games in Garçon's streak have come with Washington, the third-longest streak by a member of the Redskins since the 1970 merger.
  • Garçon (19 with Washington) catching a touchdown pass to become the 15th player in Redskins history to post 20 touchdown receptions with the team.
  • Garçon (3,837) gaining 94 receiving yards to pass Henry Ellard (3,930) for 11th-most receiving yards in team history.
  • Kicker Dustin Hopkins (41) making three field goals to tie Scott Blanton (44) for 10th-most field goals in team history.
  • Hopkins (177) scoring 23 points to become the 29th player in team history to record 200 career points with the Redskins.
  • Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (24) recording two 50-plusyard touchdowns to tie Steve Smith, Sr. (26) for fourth in total touchdowns of 50 yards or more in the NFL since the 1970 merger.
  • Jackson (20) recording a 60-plus-yard touchdown to tie Devin Hester (21) for second-most total touchdowns of 60 yards or more in NFL history.
  • Running back Rob Kelley (three in 2015 and 2016) setting a career high with his next rushing touchdown.
  • Jones (460) rushing for 31 yards to break his single-season career high from 2015 (490).
  • Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan starting his 88th consecutive game, tied for second-most among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
  • Kerrigan recording a sack in a fourth consecutive game for the first time since a five-game stretch in Weeks 12-16 of the 2014 season.
  • Kerrigan recording 1.5 sacks to reach 7.5 sacks this season. He would join Jared Allen, Derrick Thomas, DeMarcus Ware and Reggie White as the only players to register at least 7.5 sacks in each of the first six seasons of an NFL career since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982.
  • Linebacker Trent Murphy becoming the first member of the Redskins to post at least a half-sack in a seventh consecutive game for the first time in his career.
  • Tight end Jordan Reed (215) catching 12 passes to tie Rod Gardner for the 15th-most receptions in team history.
  • Reed (16) catching three touchdown passes to tie Clint Didier (19) for fourth-most by a tight end in Redskins history.
  • Safety Donte Whitner Sr. playing in his 150th career regular season game.

A WIN WOULD

... represent the Redskins' first regular season victory outside of the United States.

... even the Redskins' all-time record against the Bengals at 5-.

... be the Redskins' first victory against the Bengals since 1991.

... allow the Redskins to enter halfway point of a season above .500 for the first time since 2008 (6-2).

... make the Redskins 3-1 on the road through the first four games of a season for the first time since 2008.

... give Head Coach Jay Gruden a victory in his first game against his former team and even his all-time record against the AFC at 6-6.
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NOTABLE REDSKINS/LIONS CONNECTIONS

Former Bengals On Redskins:

  • Head Coach Jay Gruden (2011-13)

Former Redskins on Bengals:

  • Head Coach Marvin Lewis (2002)
  • Defensive Coordinator Paul Guenther (2002-03)
  • Defensive Line Coach Jacob Burney (2010-14)
  • Linebackers Coach Jim Haslett (2010-14)
  • Quarterbacks Coach Bill Lazor (2004-07)
  • Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Chip Morton (2002)

Redskins from Ohio:

  • Head Coach Jay Gruden (Tiffin)
  • Quarterbacks Coach Matt Cavanaugh (Youngstown)

Redskins who went to college in Ohio:

  • Offensive Coordinator Sean McVay (Miami)
  • Assistant Offensive Line Coach Kevin Carberry (Ohio)
  • WR Pierre Garçon (Mount Union)

Bengals who went to college in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:

  • Secondary Coach Robert Livingston (William & Mary)
  • Wide Receivers Coach James Urban (Washington & Lee)

Notable Pro Connections:

  • Quarterbacks Coach Matt Cavanaugh worked with Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis for the Baltimore Ravens from 1999-01. Cavanaugh served as the Offensive Coordinator while Lewis served as the Defensive Coordinator.
  • Head Coach Jay Gruden, Offensive Coordinator Sean McVay, Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard, Special Projects/Assistant Special Teams Coach Bret Munsey and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Chad Englehart worked with Bengals Linebackers Coach Jim Haslett for the Florida Tuskers of the UFL in 2009. Gruden served as the Offensive Coordinator, McVay served as the Tight Ends Coach, Hilliard served as a Volunteer Coach, Munsey served as the Director of Player Personnel, Englehart served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach while Haslett served as the Head Coach.
  • Running Backs Coach Randy Jordan worked with Bengals Linebackers Coach Jim Haslett for the Los Angeles Raiders in 1993. Jordan was a running back while Haslett served as an Assistant Coach.
  • General Manager Scot McCloughan worked with Bengals Offensive Coordinator Ken Zampese for the Green Bay Packers in 1999. McCloughan served as a Scout while Zampese served as an Offensive Assistant.
  • Defensive Backs Coach Perry Fewell and DL Cullen Jenkins worked with Bengals CB Chykie Brown for the New York Giants in 2014. Fewell served as the Defensive Coordinator.
  • Defensive Quality Control Chad Grimm and CB Greg Toler worked with Bengals LB Karlos Dansby for the Arizona Cardinals in 2009.
  • Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard (2011) and DE Chris Baker (2010) worked with Bengals LB Karlos Dansby for the Miami Dolphins.
  • S Donte Whitner Sr. played with Bengals LB Karlos Dansby for the Cleveland Browns from 2014-15.
  • LB Mason Foster played with Bengals DE Michael Johnson for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014.
  • Tight Ends Coach Wes Phillips worked with Bengals CB Adam Jones for the Dallas Cowboys in 2008.
  • CB Josh Norman worked with Bengals WR Brandon LaFell for the Carolina Panthers from 2012-13.
  • Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica (2007-08) worked with Bengals K Mike Nugent for the New York Jets.
  • CB Greg Toler worked with Bengals K Mike Nugent for the Arizona Cardinals in 2009
  • Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Mike Clark worked with Bengals G Eric Winston for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012. Clark served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Notable College Connections:

  • Defensive Coordinator Joe Barry (1991) and Assistant Special Teams Coach Bradford Banta (1990-91) worked with Bengals Offensive Coordinator Ken Zampese for USC. Barry was a linebacker, Banta was a tight end and long snapper while Zampese served as a Graduate Assistant.
  • Offensive Coordinator Sean McVay played with Bengals Assistant Special Teams/Defensive Quality Control Brayden Coombs at Miami University from 2005-07.
  • Defensive Backs Coach Perry Fewell worked with Bengals Offensive Quality Control/Offensive Line Coach Robert Couch for Vanderbilt in 1995. Fewell served in the same position while Couch played on the offensive line.
  • T Morgan Moses worked with Bengals Quarterbacks Coach Bill Lazor for Virginia from 2010-12. Lazor served as the Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach.
  • Running Backs Coach Randy Jordan coached Bengals RB Giovani Bernard at North Carolina in 2012.
  • QB Colt McCoy played with Bengals CB Chykie Brown for Texas from 2007-09. G Shawn Lauvao (2009) and WR Colt McCoy (2011) played with Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict for Arizona State.
  • LB Will Compton (2009-12), C/G Spencer Long (2009-12) and TE Niles Paul (2009-10) played with Bengals HB Rex Burkhead for Nebraska.
  • LB Terence Garvin played with Bengals DE Will Clarke for West Virginia from 2009-12.
  • QB Kirk Cousins played with Bengals CB Darqueze Dennard for Michigan State from 2010-11.
  • CB Quinton Dunbar (2011-14), S Josh Evans (2011-12), RB Matt Jones (2012-14) and TE Jordan Reed (2011-12) played with Bengals QB Jeff Driskel for Florida.
  • S Josh Evans and TE Jordan Reed played with Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap for Florida in 2009.
  • LB Houston Bates played with Bengals S Clayton Fejedelem for Illinois in 2013.
  • LB Trent Murphy played with Bengals HB Ryan Hewitt for Stanford from 2010-13.
  • G Arie Kouandjio played with Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick for Alabama from 2010-11.
  • DE Ricky Jean Francois played with Bengals WR Brandon LaFell for LSU from 2006-08.
  • Assistant Special Teams Coach Bradford Banta worked with Bengals CB Chris Lewis-Harris at Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2007.
  • G Arie Kouandjio played with Bengals QB AJ McCarron for Alabama from 2010-13.
  • S Donte Whitner Sr. played with Bengals K Mike Nugent for Ohio State from 2003-04.
  • Running Backs Coach Randy Jordan (2011) and S Deshazor Everett (2011-14) worked with Bengals OT Cedric Ogbuehi for Texas A&M.
  • S/LB Su'a Cravens played with Bengals CB Josh Shaw for USC from 2013-14.
  • DE Ricky Jean Francois played with Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth for LSU in 2005.
  • CB Bashaud Breeland played with Bengals DT DeShawn Williams for Clemson from 2011-13.
  • Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Aubrey Pleasant played with Bengals G Kevin Zeitler for Wisconsin in 2008.
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