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2016 Game Information: Redskins-Vikings

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Series history, broadcast information, connections and more from Sunday's Redskins-Vikings 2016 regular season Week 10 matchup at FedExField in Landover, Md.


REGULAR SEASON WEEK 10WASHINGTON REDSKINS (4-3-1) vs. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (5-3)

Sunday, Nov. 13 | 1 p.m. ET

FedExField (82,000) | Landover, Md.

The Washington Redskins will return to action in Week 10 when the team hosts the Minnesota Vikings at FedExField. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.

The game will be the centerpiece of the Redskins' annual Alumni Homecoming Weekend. At halftime, the Redskins will formally induct former General Manager Bobby Beathard as the 49th member of the team's Ring of Fame.

Beathard's illustrious career as an NFL executive included 11 seasons as General Manager of the Redskins from 1978-88. In Beathard's 11 seasons as General Manager, no team posted a better postseason winning percentage than the Redskins, who went 11-3 (.786) in postseason play and made three Super Bowl appearances.

Meanwhile, current General Manager Scot McCloughan and Head Coach Jay Gruden have constructed an offense that ranks fourth in the NFL in yards per game this season. The Redskins are averaging 410.3 yards per game, nearly 20 more yards than the franchise's team record of 390.8 yards per game established in 1989.

SERIES HISTORY--All-time series is tied, 12-12
--Vikings lead all-time regular season series, 10-9
--Last meeting: Nov. 2, 2014 (29-26, MIN)

TELEVISION: FOX--Dick Stockton (play-by-play)
--Chris Spielman (color)
--Kristina Pink (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)
--Ross Tucker (color)

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Check out these photos of the Redskins' offense preparing for their Week 10 game against the Minnesota Vikings Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, at the Inova Sports Performance Center at Redskins Park.

THE OPPONENT**
The Minnesota Vikings enter Week 10 with a 5-3 record and a first-place rank in the NFC North this season. The Vikings ended their 2015 campaign with an 11-5 record and an NFC North title. This is the Vikings' third season under Head Coach Mike Zimmer. Minnesota is coming off of a 22-16 overtime loss to Detroit in Week 9.

Quarterback Sam Bradford entered the NFL with the St. Louis Rams as the No. 1 overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft. He earned the starting role in Minnesota after being traded to the Vikings from the Eagles following an injury to quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. In his first season with Minnesota, Bradford has completed 166-of-243 pass attempts (68.3 percent) for 1,715 yards and nine touchdowns.

Running back Jerick McKinnon leads the Vikings in rushing attempts (75), recording 225 rushing yards and one touchdown. Matt Asiata has posted a team-high 227 yards and two touchdowns on 71 carries.

Wide receiver Stefon Diggs is in his second season with the Vikings and leads the receiving corps with 48 receptions for 546 yards with two touchdowns this season. Tight end Kyle Rudolph has added 32 receptions for 323 yards and four touchdowns.

Safety Harrison Smith leads the Vikings in tackles. Smith has recorded 56 tackles (42 solo), followed by linebacker Eric Kendricks with 54 tackles (36 solo). Defensive end Everson Griffen leads the defense in sacks with six. Kicker Blair Walsh has made 12-of-16 field goal attempts on the season (75.0 percent) after converting 34-for-39 field goals (87.2 percent) last season. Punter Jeff Locke has averaged 43.2 yards per punt on 43 punts this season.

Punt returner Marcus Sherels has returned 14 punts for 192 yards with two touchdowns. Cordarelle Patterson has returned 12 kickoffs for 332 yards.

WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK

  • The Redskins and Vikings meeting for the sixth time in the last seven seasons. The teams faced one another every year during the 2010-14 seasons. 
  • The Redskins seeking their 13th win in a game directly following a bye week since byes were instituted in 1990. 
  • The Redskins breaking a 12-12 all-time series tie against the Vikings, including postseason play. 
  • The Redskins setting a team record by reaching 400 yards of offense for a fourth consecutive game. The Redskins are currently tied for the team record with three (1949, 1981-82, 1983, 2013, 2015 and 2016).
  • The Redskins exceeding 300 yards of offense in a 13th 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 fourth 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' defense posting three sacks in a fifth consecutive game for the first time since a six-game stretch in Weeks 4-10 of the 2009 season.
  • The Redskins avoiding becoming the first NFL team to tie consecutive games since the 1971 Oakland Raiders. The Redskins will attempt to avoid the first occurence of consecutive ties in their own franchise history since 1967 (Weeks 5-6). 
  • 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. 
  • Linebacker Will Compton 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. 
  • Quarterback Trent Williams setting a team record with his 17th career 300-yard passing game, including postseason play. 
  • 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 tallying 400 yards to become the first NFL quarterback with back-to-back 400-yard passing games since Philip Rivers Weeks 3-4 in 2013. 
  • Cousins throwing a touchdown 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 (9,650) accruing 120 passing yards to pass Gus Frerotte (9,769) for seventh-most passing yards in Redskins history. 
  • Cousins throwing for 350 yards to become the seventh quarterback to record 10,000 passing yards with the Redskins. 
  • Cousins completing 30 passes to become the first quarterback in team history to post three straight 30-completion games. 
  • Cousins tying a team record with a third consecutive 300- yard passing game (Cousins in 2015, Robert Griffin III in 2013). 
  • 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 three consecutive 100-yard receiving games since Santana Moss in Weeks 5-7 of the 2005 season.
  • Crowder (99) catching a pass to become the sixth member of the Redskins to record 100 receptions across the first two seasons of an NFL career (Gary Clark, Rod Gardner, Art Monk, Charlie Brown and Chris Cooley). Crowder would accomplish it in his 25th game, becoming the third-fastest in team history to catch 100 passes in the first two seasons of an NFL career (Clark, 22; Brown, 23). 
  • Tight end Vernon Davis adding to his 56 career touchdown receptions, tied for seventh-most of any tight end in NFL history. 
  • Davis (484) catching 16 passes to become the 12th tight end in NFL history to record 500 career receptions. 
  • Wide receiver Rob Kelley extending his streak of consecutive regular season games played with a reception to 95, the sixth-longest active streak in the NFL (Larry Fitzgerald, 187; Brandon Marshall, 153; Steve Smith Sr., 135; Jason Witten, 127; Michael Crabtree, 104). Sixty-six 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 (3,904) gaining 27 receiving yards to pass Henry Ellard (3,930) for 11th-most receiving yards in team history. 
  • Garçon (3,904) recording 96 receiving yards to become the 11th player to record 4,000 receiving yards with the Redskins. 
  • Kicker Dustin Hopkins (43) chasing Scott Blanton (44) for 10th-most field goals in team history. 
  • Hopkins (186) scoring 14 points to become the 29th player in team history to record 200 career points with the Redskins. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 89th 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 fifth consecutive game for the first time since Weeks 12-16 of the 2014 season. 
  • 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 (224) 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. 
  • Reed catching a touchdown pass in consecutive games for the first time since a three-game stretch in Weeks 14-16 last season. 
  • Reed or Crowder catching nine passes to become the first member of the Redskins with nine receptions in consecutive games since Pro Football Hall of Famer Charley Taylor in 1966 (Weeks 10- 11)

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A WIN WOULD**

... push the Redskins to 5-3-1 this season.

... improve the Redskins' home record this season to 3-2.

... give the Redskins three straight home victories.

... even the Redskins' all-time regular season record against the Vikings at 10-10 and improve the Redskins to 13-12 against Minnesota all-time including postseason play.

... make the Redskins 7-6 all-time in home games against the Vikings, including postseason play.

... represent the Redskins' first victory against the Vikings since Week 6 of the 2012 season.

NOTABLE REDSKINS/VIKINGS CONNECTIONS

Former Vikings On Redskins:

  • Defensive Line Coach Robb Akey (2014) 
  • Outside Linebackers Coach Greg Manusky (1991-93) 
  • C John Sullivan (2008-15)

Former Redskins on Vikings:

  • Defensive Coordinator George Edwards (2002-03) 
  • Defensive Backs Coach Jerry Gray (2006-09) 
  • Offensive Line Coach Tony Sparano (2001)

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

  • Assistant Offensive Line Coach Hank Fraley (Gaithersburg, Md.) 
  • Quarterbacks Coach Scott Turner (Vienna, Va.) 
  • WR Stefon Diggs (Gaithersburg, Md.) 
  • S Anthony Harris (Richmond, Va.)

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

  • Special Teams Coordinator Mike Priefer (U.S. Naval Academy) 
  • WR Stefon Diggs (Maryland) 
  • S Anthony Harris (Virginia) 
  • QB Shaun Hill (Maryland)

Notable Pro Connections:

  • Head Coach Jay Gruden worked with Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2011-13. Gruden served as the Offensive Coordinator while Zimmer served as the Defensive Coordinator. 
  • Head Coach Jay Gruden worked with Vikings Linebackers Coach Adam Zimmer for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2013. 
  • Head Coach Jay Gruden worked with Vikings LB Emmanuel Lamur for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2012-13. 
  • Head Coach Jay Gruden worked with Vikings CB Terence Newman for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2012-13. 
  • Tight Ends Coach Wes Phillips worked with Vikings CB Terence Newman for the Dallas Cowboys from 2007-11. 
  • Tight Ends Coach Wes Phillips worked with Vikings S Andrew Sendejo for the Dallas Cowboys in 2010. 
  • Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica, Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan and Quarterbacks Coach Matt Cavanaugh worked with Vikings S Andrew Sendejo for the New York Jets in 2011.
  • Defensive Coordinator Joe Barry and Defensive Quality Control Chad Grimm worked with Vikings T Jeremiah Sirles for the San Diego Chargers in 2014. 
  • Defensive Backs Coach Perry Fewell (2010-13), S Will Blackmon (2010-11) and DT Cullen Jenkins (2013) worked with Vikings DT Linval Joseph for the New York Giants. 
  • Defensive Backs Coach Perry Fewell (2011, 2013), S Will Blackmon (2011) and DT Cullen Jenkins (2013) worked with Vikings DE Justin Trattou for the New York Giants. 
  • Outside Linebackers Coach Greg Manusky (2010), TE Vernon Davis (2010-15), DE Ricky Jean Francois (2010-12), QB Colt McCoy (2013) and S Donte Whitner (2011-13) worked with Vikings G Alex Boone for the San Francisco 49ers. 
  • Outside Linebackers Coach Greg Manusky (2007-09), TE Vernon Davis (2006-09) and DE Ricky Jean Francois (2009) worked with Vikings QB Shaun Hill for the San Francisco 49ers. 
  • Assistant Special Teams Coach Bradford Banta worked with Vikings QB Shaun Hill for the Detroit Lions from 2010-13. 
  • Tight Ends Coach Wes Phillips worked with Vikings G Joe Berger for the Dallas Cowboys from 2007-08. S Donte Whitner Sr. worked with Vikings Defensive Coordinator George Edwards for the Buffalo Bills in 2010. 
  • TE Vernon Davis played with Vikings C Nick Easton for the San Francisco 49ers in 2015. 
  • TE Vernon Davis (2015) and S Duke Ihenacho (2012-14) played with Vikings RB Ronnie Hillman for the Denver Broncos. N
  • TE Vernon Davis, QB Colt McCoy and S Donte Whitner Sr. played with Vikings LS Kevin McDermott for the San Francisco 49ers in 2013. 
  • DE Chris Baker (2010) and Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard (2011) worked with Vikings T Jake Long for the Miami Dolphins. 
  • DE Chris Baker played with Vikings G Joe Berger for the Miami Dolphins in 2010. 
  • T Ty Nsekhe played with QB Sam Bradford for the St. Louis Rams from 2012-13.
  • T Ty Nsekhe played with Vikings T Jake Long for the St. Louis Rams in 2013. 
  • G Shawn Lauvao played with Vikings WR Charles Johnson for the Cleveland Browns in 2013. 
  • CB Josh Norman played with Vikings CB Captain Munnerlyn for the Carolina Panthers from 2012-13.

Notable College Connections:

  • Defensive Line Coach Robb Akey worked with Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer for Weber State from 1984-88. Akey played defensive end/tight end/linebacker (1984-87) and served as the Assistant Defensive Line Coach (1988) while Zimmer served as the Inside Linebackers Coach (1984) and the Defensive Backs Coach (1985-88).
  • Quarterbacks Coach Matt Cavanaugh worked with Vikings Offensive Quality Control Coach Andrew Janocko for Pittsburgh from 2006-08. Cavanaugh served as the Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach while Janocko played quarterback. 
  • Quarterbacks Coach Matt Cavanaugh worked with Vikings Quarterbacks Coach Scott Turner for Pittsburgh in 2008. Cavanaugh served as the Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach while Turner served as the Offensive Assistant. 
  • Defensive Line Coach Robb Akey worked with Vikings Defensive Line Coach Andre Patterson in 1988. Akey served as the Assistant Defensive Line Coach while Patterson served as the Defensive Line Coach. 
  • Tight Ends Coach Wes Phillips worked with Vikings Assistant Defensive Line Coach Robert Rodriguez for UTEP in 2001 and 2003. Phillips played quarterback (2001) and served as a Student Assistant (2003) while Rodriguez played linebacker. 
  • CB Bashaud Breeland played with Vikings CB Mackensie Alexander and Vikings S Jayron Kearse for Clemson in 2013. 
  • S Donte Whitner played with Vikings G Alex Boone for Ohio State in 2005. 
  • P Tress Way played with Vikings QB Sam Bradford for Oklahoma from 2008-09. 
  • CB Quinton Dunbar (2011-12), RB Matt Jones (2012) and TE Jordan Reed (2010-12) played with Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd for Florida. 
  • T Morgan Moses played with Vikings S Anthony Harris for Virginia from 2011-13. 
  • K Dustin Hopkins and RB Chris Thompson played with Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes for Florida State from 2009-12. 
  • QB Colt McCoy played with Vikings DE Brian Robinson for Texas from 2005-06. 
  • LB Will Compton (2009-12), C/G Spencer Long (2009-13) and TE Niles Paul (2009-10) played with Vikings T Jeremiah Sirles for Nebraska. 
  • TE Jordan Reed played with Vikings DE Justin Trattou for Florida from 2009-10. 
  • Inside Linebackers Coach Kirk Olivadotti worked with Vikings K Blair Walsh for Georgia in 2011. Olivadotti served in the same position. 
  • QB Kirk Cousins played with Vikings CB Trae Waynes for Michigan State in 2011.
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