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2016 Game Information: Redskins-Browns

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Series history, broadcast information, connections and more from Sunday's Redskins-Browns 2016 regular season Week 4 matchup at FedExField.


REGULAR SEASON WEEK 4WASHINGTON REDSKINS (1-2) vs. CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-3)

Sunday, Oct. 2 | 1:00 p.m. ET

FedExField (82,000) | Landover, Md.

The Washington Redskins will attempt to earn their second victory of the 2016 campaign on Sunday when the team returns home to face the Cleveland Browns. Kickoff at FedExField is scheduled for 1 p.m.

The Redskins enter Week 4 following a roller-coaster 29-27 victory against the New York Giants last week. Kicker Dustin Hopkins tied a team record with five field goals and the Redskins racked up 403 yards of offense despite a string of injuries along the offensive line. In a game that featured six lead changes (including five in the second half), the Redskins rallied back from a 14-3 first quarter deficit and eventually secured a victory when rookie Su'a Cravens picked off Eli Manning with 1:02 remaining.

The Browns come to FedExField this week holding a commanding 33-11-1 lead in the all-time series between the two franchises, but Washington has had the better of Cleveland in recent generations. The Redskins have won six of the teams' last eight meetings since 1975 and are 2-1 against Cleveland since the Browns' revival in 1999.

SERIES HISTORY--Redskins trail all-time series, 11-33-1
--Last meeting: Dec. 12, 2012 (38-21, WAS)

TELEVISION: CBS--Kevin Harlan (play-by-play)
--Rich Gannon (color)
--Stacey Dales (sidelines)

RADIO: 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

Compass Media Networks
--Chris Carrino (play-by-play)
--Brian Baldinger (color)

THE OPPONENT

The Cleveland Browns enter Week 4 with an 0-3 record after finishing their 2015 campaign with a 3-13 record and a fourthplace finish in the AFC North. This season is the team's first under Head Coach Hue Jackson.

The team has started three different quarterbacks through three games this season. Former Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III completed 12-of-26 passes for 190 yards in a 29-10 Week 1 loss to Philadelphia before being placed on the Reserve/Injured list. In Week 2, Josh McCown completed 20-of-33 passes for 260 yards with two touchdowns prior to suffering an injury. Last week, rookie Cody Kessler made his first NFL start, completing 21-of-33 passes for 244 yards in an overtime loss to Miami.

Running back Isaiah Crowell led the Browns in rushing last year with 185 carries for 706 yards and four touchdowns. Duke Johnson, Jr. is now in his second season with the Browns after posting 104 carries for 379 yards as well as 61 catches for 534 yards and two receiving touchdowns in 2015.

Tight end Gary Barnidge finished his 2015 season with 79 catches for 1,043 yards and nine receiving touchdowns. Former college quarterback Terrelle Pryor Sr. leads the Browns in receptions (14) and receiving yards (244) this season. Rookie Corey Coleman has also contributed seven receptions for 173 yards.

Defensive back Jordan Poyer leads the Browns with 23 tackles (18 solo) this season. Three players — linebacker Christian Kirksey, linebacker Corey Lemonier and defensive end Carl Nassib — are tied for the team lead in sacks with one apiece. Seventh-year defensive back Joe Haden has recorded a team-high two interceptions.

The Browns have used two kickers this season. Patrick Murray began the season 1-for-2 on field goal attempts before being placed on the Reserve/Injured list. Cody Parkey joined the team in Week 3 and was 3-for-6 on field goal attempts in his Browns debut at Miami.

George Atkinson III, formerly with the Oakland Raiders, is listed as the team's kickoff returner and has gained 34 yards on two returns this season. Tramon Williams, a long-time Green Bay Packer who joined the Browns in 2015, serves as the team's primary punt returner.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK

  • The Redskins defeating the Browns for a fourth time in their last five meetings and improving to 7-2 in their last nine meetings with Cleveland.
  • The Redskins, who defeated the Browns in 2008 and 2012, seeking their first three-game winning streak against Cleveland since the 1975-85 seasons.
  • The Redskins improving to 3-1 against Cleveland since the Browns' return to the NFL in 1999.
  • The Redskins facing a head coach in his first season with a team for a second consecutive week. The Redskins defeated firstyear Giants coach Ben McAdoo last week.
  • The Redskins adding to their active team record of seven consecutive regular season games with 350 yards of offense, dating back to last season.
  • 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 reaching the 400-yard mark for a sixth time in a span of seven regular season games, dating back to last season, for the first time in records dating back to the 1970 merger.
  • The Redskins rushing for 80 or more yards for a third straight game for the first time since a four-game stretch in Weeks 1-4 last season.
  • The Redskins adding to their 27 forced fumbles since the start of the 2015 season, most in the NFL. The Redskins also lead the league with 18 fumble recoveries in that span.
  • The Redskins forcing a takeaway for a sixth consecutive game, dating back to last season, for the first time since Weeks 4-10 last season.
  • Quarterback Trent Williams recording his 15th career 300-yard passing game, including postseason play, to move past Joe Theismann (14) for sole possession of second in team history.
  • Cousins (1,074) throwing 18 passes to match No. 9 Norm Snead (1,092) or 30 passes to match No. 8 Eddie LeBaron (1,104) on the team's all-time passing attempts list.
  • Cousins (698) completing two passes to become the eighth quarterback to complete 700 passes with the Redskins.
  • Cousins (8,185) passing for 122 yards to pass Norm Snead (8,306) for eighth-most passing yards in Redskins history.
  • Cousins (50) throwing five touchdown passes to tie Jason Campbell (55) for seventh-most passing touchdowns in team history.
  • Cousins throwing multiple touchdown passes in consecutive games for the first time this season and the first time since a threegame stretch to close to the 2015 season.
  • Su'a Cravens attempting to become the first Redskins rookie with an interception in back-to-back games since Carlos Rogers in Weeks 12-13 of the 2005 season.
  • Wide receiver Jamison Crowder scoring a touchdown in a third consecutive game for the first time in his career. He would be the first Redskins receiver to do so since Rob Kelley in Weeks 15-17 last season.
  • Crowder (two) setting a new single-season career high with his next receiving touchdown.
  • Tight end Vernon Davis adding to his 55 career touchdown receptions, seventh-most of any tight end in NFL history.
  • Cornerback Quinton Dunbar (one) setting a career high with his next interception. » Wide receiver Pierre Garçon (498) catching two passes to reach 500 career receptions. Garçon would join Andre Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Jason Witten, Anquan Boldin, Steve Smith Sr., Brandon Marshall, Antonio Gates, Greg Olsen, Antonio Brown and Vincent Jackson as the only active players with 500 career receptions. Jets running back Matt Forte also enters Week 4 four receptions shy of reaching the mark.
  • Garçon catching two touchdown passes to become the 15th player in Redskins history to post 20 touchdown receptions with the team.
  • Kicker Dustin Hopkins extending his career-long 15 consecutive successful field goal attempts in regular season play, dating back to last season.
  • Hopkins (15, dating back to last season) converting his next three field goal attempts to tie Kai Forbath for the second-longest streak of successful attempts in team history (18 across 2013-14).
  • Hopkins adding to his 11 field goals to start the season, the most by any Redskins kicker in the first three weeks of the season in records dating back to 1960.
  • Wide receiver Jamison Crowder scoring a touchdown in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 11-13 last season.
  • Jackson (24) recording a 50-plus-yard touchdown to tie Steve Smith, Sr. (25) 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.
  • Jackson improving upon his 33 career regular season receptions of 50 yards or more, the most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2008.
  • Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan recording 1.0 sack to become the third player in team history to reach 50 career sacks since 1982 (Dexter Manley and Charles Mann).
  • Linebacker Trent Murphy posting a sack in a third consecutive game for the first time in his career.
  • Murphy (3.0) setting a new career high with his next full sack.
  • Murphy becoming the first member of the Redskins to force a fumble in three consecutive games since LaVar Arrington in Weeks 14-16 in 2003.
  • Cornerback Josh Norman extending his streak of consecutive games with multiple passes defensed to four for the first time in his career.
  • Tight end Jordan Reed (198) catching two passes to join Chris Cooley, Jerry Smith and Don Warren as the only tight ends in team history with 200 career receptions.
  • Returner Colt McCoy recording his second career 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

... even the Redskins' record this season at 2-2.

... be the Redskins' first home victory this season.

... level the Redskins' record against AFC opponents this season at 1-1.

... represent the Redskins' first victory against an AFC North opponent since defeating the Browns in Week 15 of the 2012 season.

... give the Redskins three consecutive victories against the Browns for the first time since the 1975-85 seasons.

... make the Redskins 3-1 against Cleveland since the Browns returned to the NFL in 1999.**

  • QB Colt McCoy (2010-12)
  • G Shawn Lauvao (2010-13)

Former Redskins on Browns:

  • Head Coach Hue Jackson (1995, 01-03)
  • Defensive Coordinator Ray Horton (1994-96)
  • Sr. Offensive Asst./Wide Receivers Coach Al Saunders (2006-07)
  • Defensive Line Coach Robert Nunn (2003)
  • Running Backs/Run Game Coordinator Kirby Wilson (2000)
  • Offensive Quality Control/Asst. Wide Receivers Coach Bob Saunders (2006-07)
  • Offensive Quality Control/Asst. Running Backs Coach Rock Cartwright (2002-09)
  • Strength and Conditioning/Skill Development Joe Kim (2015)
  • DL Stephen Paea (2015-16)
  • C Austin Reiter (2015-16)

Redskins from Ohio:

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

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

  • DB Marcus Burley (Richmond, Va.)
  • CB Joe Haden (Fort Washington, Md.)

Redskins who went to college in Ohio:

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

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

  • Associate Head Coach – Offense Pep Hamilton (Howard)
  • OL Austin Pasztor (Virginia)

Notable Pro Connections: (Extensive connections with former Redskins coaches excluded)

  • Head Coach Jay Gruden worked with Browns Head Coach Hue Jackson for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2012-13. Gruden served as the Offensive Coordinator while Jackson served the Secondary/Assistant Special Teams Coach (2012) and the Running Backs Coach (2013).
  • Head Coach Jay Gruden worked with Browns WR Andrew Hawkins for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2011-13. Gruden served as the Offensive Coordinator.
  • Quarterbacks Coach Matt Cavanaugh worked with Browns Associate Head Coach – Offense Pep Hamilton for the Baltimore Ravens in 2002. Cavanaugh served the Offensive Coordinator while Hamilton served as a Pro Personnel Intern.
  • TE Vernon Davis worked with Browns Associate Head Coach – Offense Pep Hamilton for the San Francisco 49ers in 2006. Hamilton served as the Offensive Assistant/Quarterbacks Coach.
  • Outside Linebackers Coach Greg Manusky (2013-15), DE Ricky Jean Francois (2013-13) and CB Greg Toler (2013-15) worked with Browns Associate Head Coach – Offense Pep Hamilton and Browns Offensive Line Coach Hal Hunter for the Indianapolis Colts.
  • Outside Linebackers Coach Greg Manusky worked with Browns Senior Offensive Assistant/Wide Receivers Coach Al Saunders for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1994-98. Manusky played linebacker while Saunders served as Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers.
  • Defensive Line Coach Robb Akey worked with Browns Running Backs/Running Game Coordinator Kirby Wilson for the Minnesota Vikings in 2014. Akey served as the Assistant Defensive Line Coach while Wilson served as the Running Backs Coach.
  • Defensive Coordinator Joe Barry (2012), Outside Linebackers Coach Greg Manusky (2006, 11) and DE Kendall Reyes (2012) worked with Browns Offensive Line Coach Hal Hunter for the San Diego Chargers.
  • Special Projects/Assistant Special Teams Coach Bret Munsey worked with Browns Offensive Quality Control/Assistant Wide Receivers Coach Bob Saunders for the Virginia Destroyers of the UFL from 2011-12. Munsey served as the Director of Personnel while Saunders served as the Wide Receivers Coach.
  • Defensive Quality Control Chad Grimm worked with Browns Defensive Coordinator Ray Horton for the Arizona Cardinals from 2011- 12. Grimm served as Offensive Quality Control while Horton served in the same position. Grimm also worked with Browns Defensive Backs Coach Louie Cioffi for the Arizona Cardinals from 2011-12. Grimm served as Offensive Quality Control while Cioffi served in the same position.
  • Defensive Backs Coach Perry Fewell worked with Browns Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Cannon Matthews for the Buffalo Bills from 2008-09. Fewell served as the Defensive Coordinator and Interim Head Coach while Matthews served as the Defensive/Special Teams Assistant.
  • S Will Blackmon and DL Cullen Jenkins worked with Browns Defensive Line Coach Robert Nunn for the Packers from 2006-08. Nunn served as the Defensive Tackles Coach.
  • Defensive Backs Coach Perry Fewell (2010-14), DL Cullen Jenkins (2013-15) and S Will Blackmon (2010-11) worked with Browns Defensive Line Coach Robert Nunn for the New York Giants. Fewell served as the Defensive Coordinator while Nunn served in the same position.
  • CB Josh Norman played with Browns TE Gary Barnidge for the Carolina Panthers in 2012.
  • S Will Blackmon played with Browns DB Marcus Burley for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013.
  • S Will Blackmon (2006-09) and DL Cullen Jenkins (2006-10) played with Browns CB Tramon Williams Sr. for the Green Bay Packers.
  • S David Bruton Jr. (2010-15), TE Vernon Davis (2015) and S Duke Ihenacho (2012-14) played with Browns P Britton Colquitt for the Denver Broncos.
  • TE Vernon Davis (2013-15) and QB Colt McCoy (2013) played with Browns LB Corey Lemonier for the San Francisco 49ers.
  • LB Mason Foster played with Browns QB Josh McCown for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014.
  • S Will Blackmon (2013-14) and DE Ziggy Hood (2014) played with Browns OL Austin Pasztor for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • WR DeSean Jackson played with Browns DB Jordan Poyer for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013.

Notable College Connections:

  • LB/S Su'a Cravens played with Browns QB Cody Kessler for USC from 2013-15.
  • WR Josh Doctson played with Browns DB Derrick Kindred for TCU from 2012-15.
  • G Brandon Scherff played with Browns LB Christian Kirksey for Iowa from 2011-13. LB/S Su'a Cravens played with Browns TE Randall Telfer for USC from 2013-14.
  • LB Martrell Spaight played with Browns DB Briean Boddy-Calhoun at Coffeyville Community College in 2011.
  • K Dustin Hopkins and RB Chris Thompson played with Browns OL Cameron Erving for Florida State from 2010-12.
  • TE Jordan Reed played with Browns CB Joe Haden for Florida in 2009.
  • LB Preston Smith played with Browns FB Malcolm Johnson for Mississippi State from 2011-14.
  • Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Aubrey Pleasant played with Browns T Joe Thomas for Wisconsin from 2005-06.
  • WR Pierre Garçon worked with Browns Special Teams Quality Control Stan Watson at Mount Union in 2004 when Watson served as the Defensive Line Coach.
  • LB Trent Murphy worked with Browns Offensive Coordinator Pep Hamilton for Stanford from 2010-12. Hamilton served as the Wide Receivers Coach (2010) and Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach (2011-12).
  • WR Ryan Grant (2009-11) and RB Rob Kelley (2011) worked with Browns Assistant Offensive Line Coach Mark Hutson for Tulane. Hutson served in a variety of positions including Interim Head Coach.
  • WR DeSean Jackson and LS Nick Sundberg worked with Browns Assistant Defensive Line Coach Ken Delgado for Cal from 2005-07. when Delgado served as the Defensive Line Coach.
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