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2016 Game Information: Redskins-Eagles

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Series history, broadcast information, connections and more from Sunday's Redskins-Eagles 2016 regular season Week 6 matchup at FedExField in Landover, Md.


REGULAR SEASON WEEK 6WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-2) vs. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (3-1)

Sunday, Oct. 16 | 1:00 p.m. ET

FedExField (82,000) | Landover, Md.

The Washington Redskins return to FedExField this week in search of their fourth consecutive victory, as the team hosts the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

In addition to riding a three-game winning streak in 2016, the Redskins are in the midst of a three-game winning streak in their all-time series with the Eagles, including a win against Philadelphia in December 2014 and a sweep of the Eagles in 2015. A win on Sunday would give the Redskins a fourth straight victory against Philadelphia for the first time since posting a four-game winning streak in the series across the 1985-87 seasons.

Quarterback Trent Williams has been prolific in three career games against the Eagles, averaging 360.7 passing yards per game (his most against any single opponent) and throwing eight touchdowns and only one interception.

Sunday's contest will be the Redskins' annual Breast Cancer Awareness game.

SERIES HISTORY--Redskins lead all-time series, 84-73-5
--Redskins lead all-time regular season series, 83-73-5
--Last meeting: Dec. 26, 2015 (38-24, WAS)

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

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

THE OPPONENT
The Philadelphia Eagles enter Week 6 with a 3-1 record and second-place ranking in the NFC East this season. Philadelphia finished the 2015 season with a 7-9 record and a second-place finish in the division. This is the Eagles' first season under Head Coach Doug Pederson.

Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz was selected by the Eagles in the first round (No. 2 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft last April. This season, Wentz has completed 91-of-135 pass attempts (67.4 percent) for 1,007 yards and seven touchdowns.

Running back Ryan Mathews leads the Eagles in rushing with 44 attempts for 146 yards and a team-high three rushing touchdowns on the season. Darren Sproles has added to both the rushing and receiving efforts this season, posting 24 carries for 96 yards as well as 14 receptions for 183 receiving yards with a touchdown through five weeks.

Wide receiver Jordan Matthews is in his third season with the Eagles after recording 997 receiving yards in his 2015 campaign. He leads the Eagles in every receiving category this season, posting 19 receptions for 269 yards with two touchdown receptions.

Safety Rodney McLeod is the Eagles' leading tackler this season, recording 22 tackles (21 solo) in addition to posting a teamhigh two interceptions. Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (4.0) and defensive end Brandon Graham (3.0) have combined for seven of the team's 13 sacks.

Kicker Caleb Sturgis has made 10-of-11 field goal attempts (90.9 percent) on the season after going 18-for-22 (81.8 percent) on field goals last season. Punter Donnie Jones has averaged 44.4 yards per punt on 17 punts this season.

Sproles is the team's primary punt returner and has returned seven punts for 81 yards on the season. Josh Huff leads the Eagles with three kickoff returns for 67 yards.

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WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK**

  • The Redskins recording a fourth consecutive victory to match their four-game winning streak to close the 2015 season.
  • The Redskins evening their home record this season at 2-2. » The Redskins improving to 4-2 through six games for the first time since 2008.
  • The Redskins adding to their 84 all-time wins against the Eagles, their most against any opponent.
  • The Redskins seeking a fourth straight victory against Philadelphia for the first time since posting a four-game winning streak in the series across the 1985-87 seasons.
  • The Redskins improving upon their 43-35-3 all-time record in home games against the Eagles, including home wins in three of the last four seasons.
  • The Redskins attempting to secure their first three-game home winning streak vs. Philadelphia since the 1997-99 seasons.
  • The Redskins recording a second punt return for a touchdown in a season for the first time since 1994.
  • The Redskins scoring a touchdown on a punt return in consecutive weeks for the first time since Weeks 5-6 of the 1957 season (Bert Zagers, 76 yards at New York and 56 yards at Cleveland).
  • The Redskins exceeding 300 yards of offense in a 10th consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season, for the first time since Weeks 1-11 in 2014.
  • The Redskins holding a second straight opponent to 10 points or fewer for the first time since Weeks 10-11 of the 2001 season.
  • The Redskins forcing a takeaway for an eighth consecutive regular season game, dating back to last season, for the first time since a 10-game stretch from Week 12 of the 2013 season through Week 4 of the 2014 season.
  • The Redskins forcing a fumble in an 11th straight regular season game, dating back to last season. The team's current 10-game stretch is the team's longest in records dating back to 1991.
  • The Redskins adding to their 29 defensive forced fumbles since the start of the 2015 season, most in the NFL.
  • The Redskins facing a defense ranked in the Top 2 in yards per game for a second straight week. The Ravens entered last week's game as the No. 1 defense in the NFL; the Eagles enter Sunday as the league's No. 2-ranked defense.
  • 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 Kirk Cousins 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 facing the Eagles, against whom he has averaged 360.7 yards per game and posted an 8:1 TD:INT ratio in three career games.
  • Cousins (54) chasing No. 7 Jason Campbell (55) and No. 6 Eddie LeBaron (59) on the team's all-time passing touchdowns list.
  • 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 1947 and John Williams in 1952).
  • Crowder becoming the first member of the Redskins since Zagers (Weeks 5-6 in 1957) to post punt return touchdowns in consecutive games.
  • 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 Rob Kelley extending his streak of consecutive regular season games played with a reception to 92, the sixthlongest active streak in the NFL (Larry Fitzgerald, 184; Brandon Marshall, 149; Steve Smith, 134; Jason Witten, 124; Michael Crabtree, 100). Sixty-three 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 tallying a touchdown reception in consecutive games for the first time since a three-game stretch to close the 2015 season.
  • Garçon (3,738) gaining 193 receiving yards to pass Henry Ellard (3,930) for 11th-most receving yards in team history.
  • Wide receiver Jamison Crowder (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.
  • Running back Rob Kelley (two) tying his career high (three in 2015) with his next rushing touchdown.
  • Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan starting his 86th consecutive game, tied for third-most among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
  • Linebacker Trent Murphy adding to his single-season careerhigh 4.5 sacks.
  • Murphy posting at least a half-sack in a fifth consecutive game for the first time in his career.
  • Tight end Jordan Reed adding to his 33 receptions this season, tied for the most among NFL tight ends.
  • Reed (215) catching 12 passes to tie Rod Gardner for the 15thmost 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.

A WIN WOULD

... push the Redskins' record this season to 4-2.

... give the Redskins a 4-2 record through six games for the first time since 2008.

... represent the Redskins' first four-game winning streak since a four-game stretch to close the 2015 season.

... even the Redskins' home record this season at 2-2. ... make the Redskins 85-73-5 all-time against the Eagles.

... mark the Redskins' fourth consecutive victory against the Eagles and give the Redskins their first four-game winning streak in the series since the 1985-87 seasons.

... improve the Redskins to 2-1 in NFC East play this season.
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NOTABLE REDSKINS/EAGLES CONNECTIONS

Former Eagles On Redskins

  • Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan (1995-97)
  • Quarterbacks Coach Matt Cavanaugh (1986-89)
  • Special Projects/Assistant Special Teams Bret Munsey (2013)
  • WR DeSean Jackson (2008-13)
  • DL Cullen Jenkins (2011-12)

Former Redskins on Eagles:

  • Defensive Quality Control/Asst. Defensive Line Coach Phillip Daniels (Played from 2004-10, Served as Director of Player Development in 2012)

Redskins from Pennsylvania:

  • Outside Linebackers Coach Greg Manusky (Dallas)

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

  • Defensive Coordinator Jim Schwartz (Halethorpe, Md.)
  • Assistant Offensive Line/Tight Ends/Run Game Coach Eugene Chung (Vienna, Va.)
  • Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Keith Gray (Stuart, Va.)
  • S Rodney McLeod (Clinton, Md.)
  • RB Wendell Smallwood (Elkton, Md.)

Redskins who went to college in Pennsylvania:

  • DE Chris Baker (Started collegiate career at Penn State)

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

  • Offensive Coordinator Frank Reich (Maryland)
  • Defensive Coordinator Jim Schwartz (Georgetown)
  • Asst. Offensive Line/Tight Ends/Run Game Coach Eugene Chung (Virginia Tech)
  • Quarterbacks Coach John DeFilippo (James Madison)
  • Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Keith Gray (Virginia Tech)
  • CB Nolan Carroll (Maryland) S Rodney McLeod (Virginia)

Notable Pro Connections:

  • DL Cullen Jenkins played with Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson for the Green Bay Packers. from 2003-04.
  • WR Colt McCoy worked with Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013. Pederson served as the Offensive Coordinator.
  • WR Pierre Garçon worked with Eagles Offensive Coordinator Frank Reich for the Indianapolis Colts from 2008-11. Reich served in multiple positions including Wide Receivers Coach (2011).
  • Defensive Coordinator Joe Barry and Defensive Quality Control Chad Grimm worked with Eagles Offensive Coordinator Frank Reich for the San Diego Chargers from 2013-14.
  • Defensive Quality Control Chad Grimm and CB Greg Toler worked with Eagles Offensive Coordinator Frank Reich for the Arizona Cardinals in 2012.
  • Assistant Special Teams Coach Bradford Banta worked with Eagles Defensive Coordinator Jim Schwartz for the Detroit Lions from 2009- 13.
  • Outside Linebackers Coach Greg Manusky (2008-10), TE Vernon Davis (2008-10) and DE Ricky Jean Francois (2009-10) worked with Eagles Special Teams Coordinator Dave Fipp for the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Running Backs Coach Randy Jordan played with Eagles Assistant Offensive Line/Tight Ends/Run Game Coach Eugene Chung for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1995.
  • Assistant Special Teams Coach Bradford Banta played with Eagles Assistant Offensive Line/Tight Ends/Run Game Coach Eugene Chung for the Indianapolis Colts in 1997.
  • Outside Linebackers Coach Greg Manusky played with Eagles Assistant Offensive Line/Tight Ends/Run Game Coach Eugene Chung for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1998-99.
  • Assistant Special Teams Coach Bradford Banta played with Eagles Safeties Coach Tim Hauck for the Indianapolis Colts in 1998.
  • TE Vernon Davis, DE Ricky Jean Francois and S Donte Whitner played with Eagles Tight Ends Coach Justin Peelle for the San Francisco 49ers in 2011.
  • S Will Blackmon and DL Cullen Jenkins played with Eagles G/T Allen Barbre for the Green Bay Packers from 2007-09.
  • WR Rashad Ross played with Eagles QB Chase Daniel for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013.
  • LB Mason Foster played with Eagles LB Najee Goode for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012.
  • K Dustin Hopkins played with Eagles LB Nigel Bradham and CB Ron Brooks for the Buffalo Bills in 2013.
  • DE Chris Baker played with Eagles CB Nolan Carroll for the Miami Dolphins in 2010.
  • T Ty Nsekhe played with Eagles S Rodney McLeod for the St. Louis Rams from 2012-13.
  • LB Mason Foster played with Eagles DE Steven Means for Tampa Bay from 2013-14.
  • S Donte Whitner played with Eagles T Jason Peters for the Buffalo Bills from 2006-08.
  • S Josh Evans and DE Ziggy Hood played with Eagles C/G Stefen Wisniewski for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2015.

Notable College Connections:

  • Inside Linebackers Coach Kirk Olivadotti worked with Eagles Defensive Line Coach Chris Wilson for Georgia in 2013.
  • LB Will Compton (2009-11), G/C Spencer Long (2009-11) and TE Niles Paul (2009-10) worked with Eagles Strength and Conditioning Coach Josh Hingst at Nebraska.
  • G Arie Kouandjio worked with Eagles Offensive Line Coach Jeff Stoutland at Alabama from 2011-12.
  • Tight Ends Coach Wes Phillips played with Eagles LS Jon Dorenbos for UTEP from 1999-01.
  • S/LB Su'a Cravens worked with Eagles Defensive Line Coach Chris Wilson for USC from 2014-15.
  • S/LB Su'a Cravens played with Eagles WR Nelson Agholor for USC from 2013-14.
  • RB Chris Thompson and K Dustin Hopkins played with Eagles LB Nigel Bradham for Florida State from 2009-11 and with Eagles S Terrence Brooks from 2010-12.
  • DE Ricky Jean Francois played with Eagles CB Ron Brooks at LSU from 2007-08.
  • RB Matt Jones (2012-13), TE Jordan Reed (2010-12), CB Quinton Dunbar (2011-13) and S Josh Evans (2010-12) played with Eagles TE Trey Burton for Florida.
  • CB Quinton Dunbar (2011-12), S Josh Evans (2009-12), RB Matt Jones (2012) and TE Jordan Reed (2009-12) played with Eagles K Caleb Sturgis for Florida.
  • CB Quinton Dunbar (2011-13), S Josh Evans (2010-12), RB Matt Jones (2012-13) and TE Jordan Reed (2010-12) played with Eagles S Jaylen Watkins for Florida.
  • TE Vernon Davis played with Eagles CB Nolan Carroll for Maryland in 2005.
  • LB Preston Smith played with Eagles DT Fletcher Cox for Mississippi State in 2011.
  • LB Trent Murphy played with Eagles TE Zach Ertz for Stanford from 2010-12.
  • LB Terence Garvin played with Eagles LB Najee Goode for West Virginia from 2009-11.
  • S Donte Whitner Sr. played with Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins for Ohio State in 2005.
  • T Trent Williams (2009) and P Tress Way (2009-12) played with Eagles T Lane Johnson for Oklahoma.
  • LS Nick Sundberg played with Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks for Cal in 2008.
  • Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Aubrey Pleasant played with Eagles S Chris Maragos for Wisconsin from 2007-08.
  • T Morgan Moses played with Eagles S Rodney McLeod for Virginia from 2009-11.
  • G Brandon Scherff played with Eagles G/T Matt Tobin for Iowa from 2011-12.
  • WR Josh Doctson played with Eagles T Halapoulivaati Vaitai for TCU from 2012-15. DE Chris Baker played with Eagles C/G Stefen Wisniewski for Penn State in 2007.
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