Series history, broadcast information, connections and more from Sunday's Redskins-Packers 2016 regular season Week 11 matchup at FedExField in Landover, Md.
REGULAR SEASON WEEK 11WASHINGTON REDSKINS (5-3-1) vs. GREEN BAY PACKERS (4-5)
Sunday, Nov. 20 | 8:30 p.m. ET
FedExField (82,000) | Landover, Md.
The Washington Redskins will face an NFC North foe at FedExField for a second straight week when the Redskins host the Green Bay Packers in Week 11. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET.
The game will be the Redskins' first appearance on NBC's Sunday Night Football in the Jay Gruden era. A win Sunday would represent the team's first win on Sunday Night Football since a memorable divisionclinching victory against the Dallas Cowboys in the 2012 regular season finale.
The Redskins have made for must-see TV in recent weeks, as the Redskins are one of only four NFL teams (Giants, Lions and Seahawks) to have had five games decided by seven points or less since Week 5.
While the Redskins' offense has commanded attention for its Top 5 ranking in total offense (407.8 yards per game), the Redskins' defense has quietly assembled a strong pass rush that ranks tied for third in the NFC and tied for sixth in the NFL in sacks. The Redskins' 25 sacks are the third-most by a Redskins team through nine games since 2000 and the team's most through nine games since 2011 (27).
SERIES HISTORY--Packers lead all-time series, 20-14-1
--Packers lead all-time regular season series, 18-13-1
--Last meeting: Jan. 10, 2016 (35-18, GB)
TELEVISION: NBC--Mike Tirico (play-by-play)
--Cris Collinsworth (color)
--Michele Tafoya (sidelines)
Westwood One Sports
--Kevin Kugler (play-by-play)
--James Lofton (color)
The Green Bay Packers enter Week 11 following a 47-25 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 10. Head Coach Mike McCarthy in his 11th season as head coach of the Packers. Green Bay stands at 4-5 and in third place in the NFC North this season after concluding their 2015 campaign with a 10-6 record and a second-place finish in the NFC North.
Veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers is in his 12th season with the Packers after being drafted by Green Bay in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft (24th overall). Through 10 weeks this season Rodgers has completed 233-of-369 passes (63.1 percent) for 2,410 yards with 22 touchdowns.
Running back Eddie Lacy leads the Packers in rushing with 71 attempts for 360 yards. Rodgers has added 37 carries for 226 yards and all three of the team's rushing touchdowns this season.
Wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams are tied for the team lead with 50 receptions each. Nelson has gained 635 yards and eight touchdowns while Adams has added 621 yards and six touchdowns.
Linebackers Jake Ryan and Blake Martinez are the leading tacklers on the Packers' defense. Ryan has recorded 58 total tackles (40 solo), while Martinez has posted 54 total tackles (36 solo) this season. Linebacker Nick Perry leads the Green Bay defense in sacks with six. Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix ranks first among the Packers' defense in interceptions this season with two. This season, kicker Mason Crosby has made 17-of-19 field goal attempts (89.5 percent). Punter Jacob Schum has averaged 44.9 yards per punt on 28 punts.
Ty Montgomery has served as the team's primary kick returner, posting seven kick returns for 170 yards (24.3 avg.). Punt returner Trevor Davis has averaged 12.8 yards per return on nine punt returns this season.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK
- The Redskins appearing on NBC's Sunday Night Football for the first time since Dec. 1, 2013, vs. the New York Giants.
- The Redskins seeking their first win on Sunday Night Football since their NFC East-clinching 28-18 victory against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17 of the 2012 season.
- The Redskins evening their all-time Sunday Night Football record at 17-17-1 since the introduction of the broadcast package in 1987.
- The Redskins breaking their 9-9 all-time tie in home games against the Packers, including postseason play. The Redskins are 8-7 all-time in regular season home games against Green Bay.
- The Redskins playing their first regular season home contest against the Packers since defeating the eventual Super Bowlchampion Packers in overtime in 2010.
- The Redskins entering the contest having won four of their last five home regular season games against the Packers dating back to 1972.
- The Redskins defeating NFC North opponents in back-to-back weeks for the first time since divisional realignment in 2002.
- The Redskins exceeding 300 yards of offense in a 14th 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 fifth 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 holding opponents to one sack or fewer in a third consecutive game for the first time this season.
- The Redskins' defense posting three sacks in a sixth consecutive game for the first time since a six-game stretch in Weeks 4-10 of the 2009 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 setting a team record with his 17th career 300-yard passing game, including postseason play. Fifteen of his 16 career 300-yard games have come in regular season play, tied with Sonny Jurgensen for the most in team history. » Cousins (2,716) throwing for 284 yards to become the sixth quarterback in team history to record back-to-back 3,000-yard seasons (Sonny Jurgensen, 1966-67; Joe Theismann, 1983-84; Mark Rypien, 1991-92; Jason Campbell, 2008-09; Robert Griffin III, 2012-13)
- Cousins (two) claiming sole possession of the most career 400-yard passing games in team history with his next 400-yard effort. He is presently tied with Sonny Jurgensen and Mark Rypien. » Cousins becoming the first player in team history to record multiple 400-yard passing games in a single season.
- Cousins throwing for 88 yards to become the seventh quarterback to record 10,000 career passing yards with the Redskins.
- 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).
- Tight end Vernon Davis adding to his 57 career touchdown receptions, seventh-most of any tight end in NFL history.
- Davis catching three touchdowns to tie former Redskins great Jerry Smith (60) for sixth-most touchdowns by a tight end in NFL history.
- Davis (487) catching 13 passes to become the 12th tight end in NFL history to record 500 career receptions.
- Davis (6,223) gaining 85 receiving yards to pass Steve Jordan (6,307) for 11th-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 96, the sixth longest active streak in the NFL (Larry Fitzgerald, 188; Brandon Marshall, 154; Steve Smith Sr., 136; Jason Witten, 128; Michael Crabtree, 104). Sixty-seven 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 (3,985) recording 15 receiving yards to become the 11th player to record 4,000 receiving yards with the Redskins.
- Kicker Dustin Hopkins (47) chasing No. 9 Brett Conway (52) on the team's all-time made field goals list.
- Hopkins (86) scoring 14 points to post the 26th 100-point season in team history. He would be the first member of the Redskins to accomplish the feat in consecutive seasons since Graham Gano in 2010-11.
- Hopkins recording a third four-field-goal game this year to tie Mark Moseley (three in 1983) and Chip Lohmiller (three in 1990) for the most games with four field goals in a single season in team history.
- Wide receiver Jamison Crowder (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.
- Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan starting his 90th consecutive game, tied for second-most among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
- Kerrigan recording half a sack 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.
- Tight end Jordan Reed (226) chasing No. 15 Rod Gardner (227), No. 14 Brian Mitchell (232) and No. 13 Larry Brown (238) on the Redskins' all-time receptions list.
- Reed (17) catching two touchdown passes to tie Clint Didier (19) for fourth-most by a tight end in Redskins history.
- Linebacker Preston Smith picking off a pass to become the first Redskins linebacker with an interception in consecutive games in a single season since a three-game stretch by London Fletcher in Weeks 14-16 of the 2012 season.
- Smith recording at least 2.0 sacks to become the first Redskins player with back-to-back two-sack games since Andre Carter in Weeks 5-6 of the 2009 season.
A WIN WOULD
... improve the Redskins to 6-3-1 this season.
... give the Redskins six wins through 10 games for the first time since 2008 (6-4). At 6-3-1, the Redskins' .650 winning percentage would be the team's best through 10 games since 1996 (.700).
... represent the Redskins' fourth consecutive home victory.
... secure a home winning streak of at least four games in backto-back seasons for the Redskins the first time since 1991 (six games) and 1992 (four games). The Redskins recorded a five-game winning streak at FedExField last season.
... make the Redskins 4-2 at home this season.
... improve the Redskins to 2-1 against the NFC North in 2016.
... give the Redskins victories in five of their last six regular season home games against the Packers dating back to 1972 and would break a 9-9 tie in Redskins home games in the all-time series.
NOTABLE REDSKINS/VIKINGS CONNECTIONS
Former Packers On Redskins:
- General Manager Scot McCloughan (1994-99)
- S Will Blackmon (2006-09)
- DL Cullen Jenkins (2003-10)
Former Redskins on Packers:
- Defensive Line Coach Mike Trgovac (2000-01)
- FB Joe Kerridge (2016 offseason)
Packers from the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- Secondary – Safeties Coach Darren Perry (Norfolk, Va.)
Redskins from Wisconsin:
- TE Derek Carrier (Edgerton)
Redskins who went to college in Wisconsin:
- Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Aubrey Pleasant (Wisconsin)
- TE Derek Carrier (Beloit)
Notable Pro Connections:
- General Manager Scot McCloughan worked with Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy for the San Francisco 49ers in 2005. McCloughan served as the Vice President of Player Personnel while McCarthy served as the Offensive Coordinator.
- Defensive Backs Coach Perry Fewell worked with Packers Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 1999-00. Fewell and Capers served in the same positions.
- Outside Linebackers Coach Greg Manusky worked with Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1994- 98. Manusky played linebacker while McCarthy served as the Offensive Quality Control Coordinator (1994) and Quarterbacks Coach (1995-98).
- Assistant Special Teams Coach Bradford Banta worked with Packers Associate Head Coach/Offense Tom Clements for the Buffalo Bills in 2004. Banta played long snapper while Clements served as the Offensive Coordinator.
- Quarterbacks Coach Matt Cavanaugh worked with Packers Offensive Coordinator Edgar Bennett for the Chicago Bears in 1998. Cavanaugh served as the Offensive Coordinator while Bennett played running back.
- Defensive Backs Coach Perry Fewell and S Donte Whitner Sr. worked with Packers Quarterbacks Coach Alex Van Pelt for the Buffalo Bills from 2006-09. Fewell served as the Defensive Coordinator (2006-09) and the Interim Head Coach (2009) while Van Pelt served in multiple positions.
- Running Backs Coach Randy Jordan worked with Packers Associate Head Coach/Linebackers Coach Winston Moss for the Los Angeles Raiders in 1993. Jordan played running back while Moss played linebacker.
- Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan worked with Packers Defensive Line Coach Mike Trgovac for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1995-97. Callahan and Trgovac served in the same positions.
- TE Derek Carrier (2013-15), TE Vernon Davis (2011-15), DE Ricky Jean Francois (2011-12), QB Colt McCoy (2013) and S Donte Whitner Sr. (2011-13) worked with Green Bay Packers Defensive Quality Control Coach Ejiro Evero for the San Francisco 49ers. Evero served as a Quality Control Coach (2011), Offensive Assistant (2012-13) and Defensive Assistant (2014-15).
- T Ty Nsekhe played with Packers TE Jared Cook for the St. Louis Rams in 2013.
- C John Sullivan played with Packers DT Letroy Guion for the Minnesota Vikings from 2008-13.
- Quarterbacks Coach Matt Cavanaugh and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Mike Clark worked with Packers LB Julius Peppers for the Chicago Bears in 2013. Cavanaugh served in the same position while Clark served as the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator.
Notable College Connections:
- Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Aubrey Pleasant worked with Packers Defensive Front Assistant Jerry Montgomery for Michigan from 2011-12.
- Quarterbacks Coach Matt Cavanaugh worked with Packers Tight Ends Coach Brian Angelichio for Pittsburgh from 2006-08. Cavanaugh served as the Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach while Angelichio served as Offensive Assistant/Tight Ends Coach (2006) and Tight Ends Coach (2007-08).
- Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard worked with Packers Special Teams Coordinator Ron Zook for Florida from 1993-95. Hilliard played wide receiver during Zook's tenure as an assistant coach.
- Defensive Coordinator Joe Barry worked with Packers LB Nick Perry for USC from 2010-11. Barry served as the Linebackers Coach.
- Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Aubrey Pleasant worked with Packers LB Jake Ryan and FB Joe Kerridge for Michigan from 2011- 12.
- G Brandon Scherff worked with Packers Assistant Offensive Line Coach David Raih for Iowa from 2011-12.
- LB Houston Bates played for Packers Special Teams Coordinator Ron Zook for Illinois from 2010-11. Zook served as the Head Coach.
- LB Terence Garvin played with Packers T/G Don Barclay for West Virginia from 2009-11.
- G Arie Kouandjio played with Packers S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix at Alabama from 2011-13.
- G Brandon Scherff played with Packers DT Mike Daniels for Iowa in 2011.
- WR Maurice Harris played with Packers WR Trevor Davis (2013- 15) and Packers TE Richard Rodgers (2011-13) for Cal.
- G Brandon Scherff played with Packers DB Micah Hyde for Iowa from 2011-12.
- LB/DE Trent Murphy played with Packers WR Ty Montgomery (2011-13), Packers T Kyle Murphy (2012-13) and Packers LB Blake Martinez (2012-13) at Stanford.
- QB Nate Sudfeld played with Packers T Jason Spriggs for Indiana from 2012-15.