Series history, broadcast information, connections and more from Monday's Redskins-Eagles 2017 Week 7 matchup at Lincoln Financial Field.
REGULAR SEASON WEEK 6WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-2) at PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (5-1)
Monday, Oct. 23 | 8:30 p.m. ET
Lincoln Financial Field (69,596) | Landover, Md.
A key matchup in the NFC East race will be in the national spotlight in Week 7 when the Washington Redskins face the Philadelphia Eagles on ESPN's Monday Night Football. Kickoff at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET.
The Redskins continue to benefit from the versatility of running back Chris Thompson, the rusher/receiver/pass protector whom some fans have dubbed the "Chris Army Knife." Thompson is one of six NFL players with at least 175 rushing yards and 175 receiving yards this season. While three NFL backs (Thompson, LeSean McCoy and Todd Gurley) lead teams in both rushing yards and receptions, with team highs in rushing yards (175) and receiving yards (340), Thompson is the only NFL back to lead a team in both rushing and receiving yards.
Defensively, while linebackers Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith have garnered much of the pass rush acclaim, the rapid development of second-year defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis has been noteworthy. His 3.5 sacks are already tied for the fifth-most by a Redskins defensive lineman in a season since the team's move to a 3-4 base in 2010.
SERIES HISTORY--Redskins lead all-time series, 86-74-5
--Redskins lead regular season series, 85-74-5
--Last meeting: Sept. 10, 2017 (30-17, PHI)
A look back at some of the top images in games between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles.
--Sean McDonough (play-by-play)
--Jon Gruden (color)
--Lisa Salters (sidelines)
RADIO: Redskins Radio Network
--Larry Michael (play-by-play)
--Sonny Jurgensen (color)
--Chris Cooley (analysis)
--Rick "Doc" Walker (sidelines)
Westwood One Sports (National)
--Kevin Harlan (play-by-play)
--Boomer Esiason (color)
--Ross Tucker (sidelines)
The Philadelphia Eagles enter Week 7 at 5-1 and in first place in the NFC East. This season is the team's second season under the purview of Head Coach Doug Pederson.
Carson Wentz is the team's starter at quarterback in his second NFL season. This season, he has completed 126-of- 207 passes (60.9 percent) for 1,584 yards with 13 touchdowns and three interceptions. Wentz's 13 touchdown passes are tied for second in the NFL.
Running back LeGarrette Blount leads the Eagles in rushing this year, having posted 390 rushing yards on 70 carries including one rushing touchdown. Wendell Smallwood has also added 113 rushing yards on 29 carries with one rushing touchdown.
Tight end Zach Ertz leads the Eagles in receptions (34), receiving yards (405) and is tied for the lead in receiving touchdowns (four). Nelson Agholor has also contributed with 20 receptions for 321 yards and four touchdowns.
Linebacker Nigel Bradham has posted a team-high 38 tackles (25 solo) through six games. Defensive end Brandon Graham leads Philadelphia with 4.0 sacks, while three Eagles — Rasul Douglas, Jalen Mills and Patrick Robinson — are tied for the team lead in interceptions (two each).
Jake Elliott handles kicking duties for the Eagles, while Donnie Jones handles the punting responsibilities. Elliott is 12-of-14 (85.7 percent) on field goal attempts this season. He is also 13-of-13 on PATs. Jones has averaged 45.7 yards on 23 punts.
Kenjon Barner has served as the team's primary punt returner in 2017, while Wendell Smallwood has handled kick returns. Barner has averaged 17.9 yards on seven punt returns. Smallwood has averaged 23.3 yards on four kick returns.
A WIN WOULD
... push the Redskins to 4-2 this season.
... make the Redskins 4-2 after six games in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2007-08.
... even the Redskins' record against NFC East opponents this season at 1-1. ... push the Redskins to 2-1 on the road this season.
... be the Redskins' 29th all-time victory on Monday Night Football.
... snap a four-game losing streak on Monday Night Football and give the Redskins their first Monday win since a 20-17 overtime win at Dallas on Oct. 27, 2014.
... improve the Redskins to 87-74-5 all-time against the Eagles, including postseason play.
... give the Redskins a 43-38-2 all-time record against the Eagles in Philadelphia, including a victory in the NFC Wild Card Round on Jan. 5, 1991.
... secure the Redskins' first three-game winning streak in Philadelphia since winning seven straight road games against the Eagles across the 1968-74 seasons.
... snap the Redskins' three-game losing streak in Monday night games against the Eagles and give Washington its first Monday win against Philadelphia since Sept. 17, 2007.
... give Head Coach Jay Gruden his 25th career win and sole possession of the sixth-most coaching victories in team history
WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK
- The Redskins improving to 4-2 through six games for a second straight season. It would give the Redskins a 4-2 record after six games in back-to-back years for the first time since 2007-08.
- The Redskins making their second of two appearances on ESPN's Monday Night Football in 2017.
- The Redskins logging their 70th appearance on Monday Night Football since the introduction of the broadcast package in 1970. The appearance will tie the Redskins with the Denver Broncos for fourthmost by any team in the program's history.
- The Redskins and Eagles facing one another on Monday Night Football for the ninth time in series history.
- The Redskins snapping a four-game losing streak on Monday Night Football and earning their first Monday win since a 20-17 overtime victory against the Dallas Cowboys in 2014.
- The Redskins attempting to snap a three-game losing streak in Monday night games against the Eagles and earn their first win against Philadelphia on Monday Night Football since Sept. 17, 2007.
- The Redskins securing their first three-game winning streak in Philadelphia since winning seven straight road games against the Eagles across the 1968-74 seasons. The Redskins earned 38-24 and 27-22 victories in Philadelphia in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
Take a look back at some of the top sacks in Redskins-Eagles history.
The Redskins earning their 87th all-time victory against the Eagles. The Redskins are currently 86-74-5 all-time against the Eagles, including postseason play, and their 86 all-time wins against Philadelphia are their most against any franchise. * The Redskins adding to their 42 all-time road wins against the Eagles (including postseason play), their most against any opponent. * The Redskins exceeding 400 yards in back-to-back weeks for the first time since Weeks 11-12 of the 2016 season. * The Redskins hitting the 325-yard mark on offense in a fifth straight game for the first time since a 10-game stretch in Weeks 6-16 of the 2016 season. * The Redskins reaching 300 yards of offense for a fifth consecutive game. * The Redskins reaching 90 rushing yards in a fifth straight game for the first time since Weeks 6-11 of the 2016 season. * The Redskins scoring an opening-drive touchdown in a fourth consecutive game for the first time in records available dating back to 1991. * The Redskins recording a sack in a 30th consecutive regular season game, dating back to 2015. Washington's active streak of 29 games ranks first in the NFC and second in the NFL (Cincinnati, 34). * The Redskins posting a sack in a 30th straight regular season game to tie for the second-longest sack streak in team history (Weeks 15 in 2008 through Week 12 in 2010) since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982. * The Redskins posting three or more sacks in four consecutive games for the first time since a five-game stretch in Weeks 5-10 of the 2016 season. * The Redskins holding their opponent to one sack or fewer in a fourth straight game for the first time since a six-game span in Weeks 3-9 of the 2015 season. * Head Coach Jay Gruden winning his 25th game with the Redskins to pass Jack Pardee and Mike Shanahan for sole possession of sixth-most coaching victories in franchise history. * Quarterback Trent Williams starting his 38th consecutive regular season game for the Redskins, already the third-longest streak by a Redskins quarterback since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger behind Joe Theismann (60 from 1980-84) and Mark Rypien (41 from 1990-93). * Cousins entering the game third in NFL history in completion percentage (65.9) among players with at least 1,500 career attempts. * Cousins adding to his team records for career 300-yard passing games (21, including 20 in regular season play) and 400-yard passing games (three). * Cousins throwing for 300 yards in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 11-12 of the 2016 season. * Cousins finishing a fourth consecutive game with a passer rating of 100.0 or better for the first time since a six-game regular season streak in Weeks 12-17 of the 2015 season. * Cousins (nine in 2017) throwing a touchdown pass to make him the seventh Redskins quarterback with at least four consecutive 10-touchdown passing seasons, joining Sonny Jurgensen (seven, 1964-70), Joe Theismann (seven, 1978-84), Billy Kilmer (six, 1971- 76), Mark Rypien (five, 1988-92), Jason Campbell (four, 2006-09) and Sammy Baugh (four, twice, 1940-43 and 1947-50). * Cousins throwing multiple touchdown passes in four consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 8-12 of the 2016 season. * Cousins (10) rushing for a touchdown to pass Sonny Jurgensen (10) for sole possession of the second-most career rushing touchdowns by a Redskins quarterback. * Cousins adding to his single-season career-high 103 rushing yards this year. * Jamison Crowder (one) returning a punt for a touchdown to become the eighth Redskins player to record multiple career punt return touchdowns, joining Brian Mitchell, Rickie Harris, Dick Todd, Bert Zagers, Cliff Battles, Mike Nelms and Johnny Williams. * Tight end Vernon Davis (6,649) gaining 93 receiving yards to move past Kellen Winslow (6,741) for the ninth-most career receiving yards by a tight end in NFL history. * Davis (58) chasing former Redskins great Jerry Smith and Jimmy Graham (60 each) for sixth on the list of career touchdown receptions by a tight end in NFL history. * Davis recording a reception of 50 or more yards in three consecutive games for the first time in his 12-year career. * Linebacker Mason Foster (one) setting a single-season career high with his next fumble recovery. * Cornerback Jonathan Allen intercepting a pass in back-to-back games for the first time in his career. * Fuller attempting to become the first member of the Redskins with an interception in back-to-back games since Bashaud Breeland in Weeks 5-6 of the 2015 season. * Wide receiver Ryan Grant (two) setting a single-season career high with his next touchdown reception (two in 2015 and 2017). * Kicker Dustin Hopkins (five) kicking his sixth career field goal of 50 yards or more to take sole possession of third-most in team history. * Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan starting his 102nd consecutive regular season game, the longest active streak among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career. * Kerrigan posting a sack in back-to-back games for a second time this season (Weeks 2-3). * Kerrigan recording his fourth career interception return touchdown to take sole possession of second-most in franchise history. He is currently tied with DeAngelo Hall, Monte Coleman, Andre Collins, Brig Owens and Mike Bass (three each). * Kerrigan tying a team record with his second interception return touchdown of the season (Pug Rentner, 1936; Dan Sandifer, 1948; Dale Hackbart, 1961; Vernon Dean, 1984; Andre Collins, 1994; DeAngelo Hall, 2013). * Defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis adding to his career-high 3.5 sacks. » Ioannidis recording 1.0 or more sacks in a third straight game for the first time in his career. * Ioannidis attempting to become the first member of the Redskins to post at least 1.5 sacks in back-to-back games since Brian Orakpo in Weeks 9-10 of the 2009 season. * Ioannidis (3.5) recording 2.5 sacks to tie Chris Baker (6.0 in 2015) and Stephen Bowen (6.0 in 2011) for the most sacks in a season by a Redskins defensive lineman since the team's transition to a 3-4 base in 2010. * Running back Samaje Perine scoring a touchdown in consecutive games for the first time in his career. * Tight end Jordan Reed (20) catching a touchdown pass to tie Jean Fugett (21) for third-most career receiving touchdowns by a tight end in Redskins history. * Linebacker Preston Smith adding to his 4.5 sacks this season. Through five games, Smith has already matched his full-season output from 2016. * Smith earning at least a half-sack in six consecutive games for the first time in his career. * Smith attempting to join Marco Coleman (2000) as the only Redskins to record at least half a sack in each of the first six games of a season since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982. * Smith (17.0) recording three sacks to become the 19th member of the Redskins to record 20 career sacks since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982. * Running back Chris Thompson (two in 2017) attempting to break a tie for the most 100-yard receiving games by a Redskins running back in a season in records dating back to 1960 (Dick James, two in 1962). * Thompson (two) breaking a tie with Dick James, Craig McEwen and Larry Brown (two each) for the most career 100-yard receiving games by a Redskins running back in records dating back to 1960. » Thompson becoming the first Redskins running back to post consecutive games with at least 100 receiving yards in records dating back to 1960. * Thompson (340) gaining 10 receiving yards to break his singleseason career high in receiving yards (349 in 2016). * Thompson (956) accruing 46 receiving yards to become the 22nd back in Redskins history to record 1,000 career receiving yards with the team. * Thompson (two) catching his third touchdown reception of the season to break his current single-season career high (two each in the 2015-17 seasons). * Thompson (two) becoming the first Redskins back to catch at least three touchdown passes in a season since fullback Mike Sellers (seven) in 2005. * Thompson (seven) catching three touchdown passes to tie Joe Washington (10) for 10th-most career receiving touchdown by a back in Redskins history.
NOTABLE REDSKINS/EAGLES CONNECTIONS
Former Eagles on Redskins:
- Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan (1995-97)
- Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh (1986-89)
- Assistant Special Teams Coach Bret Munsey (2013)
Former Redskins on Eagles:
- Defensive Quality Control/Assistant Defensive Line Coach Phillip Daniels (2004-10, 2012)
- LS Rick Lovato (2016)
Redskins from Pennsylvannia:
- S Montae Nicholson (Gateway)
- WR Terrelle Pryor Sr. (Jeannette)
Eagles from the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- CB Ronald Darby (Oxon Hill, Md.)
- WR Mack Hollins (Rockville, Md.)
- S Rodney McLeod (Clinton, Md.)
- RB Wendell Smallwood (Elkton, Md.)
- WR Torrey Smith (Richmond, Va.)
Redskins who went to college in Pennsylvania:
- DL Matt Ioannidis (Temple)
- OL T.J. Clemmings (Pittsburgh)
Eagles who went to college in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- DE Chris Long (Virginia)
- LS Rick Lovato (Old Dominion)
- CB Dexter McDougle (Maryland)
- S Rodney McLeod (Virginia)
- WR Torrey Smith (Maryland) Notable Pro Connections:
Outside Linebackers Coach Chad Grimm worked with Eagles Offensive Coordinator Frank Reich for the Arizona Cardinals in 2012. Grimm also worked with Reich for the San Diego Chargers from 2013-14.
Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky (2007-10) and Defensive Line Coach Jim Tomsula (2007-15) worked with Eagles Special Teams Coordinator Dave Fipp (2008-10) for the San Francisco 49ers. Manusky played with Eagles Assistant Offensive Line/Tight Ends Coach Eugene Chung on the Kansas City Chiefs from 1998-99.
Running backs Coach Randy Jordan also played with Chung on the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1995.
Manusky and Tomsula worked for the San Francisco 49ers while Eagles S Chris Maragos played there in 2010.
Quarterbacks Coach Kevin O'Connell (2016) and Tomsula (2015) worked for the 49ers while Eagles WR Torrey Smith (2015-16) played there.
Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard worked with Eagles Special Teams Coordinator Dave Fipp for the Miami Dolphins in 2011. Hilliard worked for the Buffalo Bills while Eagles LB Nigel Bradham and CB Ron Brooks played there in 2013.
Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica, Assistant Head Coach/ Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan and Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh worked with Eagles Quarterbacks Coach John DeFilippo for the New York Jets in 2009.
Quarterbacks Coach Kevin O'Connell worked with Eagles Quarterbacks Coach John DeFilippo for the Cleveland Browns in 2015.
Defensive Quality Control Cannon Matthews (2013) and O'Connell (2015) worked together with Eagles Linebackers Coach Ken Flajole (2013-15) for the Cleveland Browns. Matthews also worked for the Tennessee Titans while Eagles G Chance Warmack played there from 2014-15.
Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh worked with Eagles Wide Receivers Coach Mike Groh for the Chicago Bears from 2013-14. Cavanaugh worked for the Chicago Bears while Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery played there from 2013-14.
Offensive Quality Control Chris O'Hara worked for the Jacksonville Jaguars while Eagles G/C Stefen Wisniewski played there in 2015.
WR Terrelle Pryor Sr. and DL Stacy McGee played under Eagles Quarterbacks Coach John DeFilippo on the Raiders in 2013.
LB Junior Galette played under Eagles Linebackers Coach Ken Flajole on the New Orleans Saints in 2012.
DL Ziggy Hood played under Mike Groh on the Chicago Bears in 2015. WR Brian Quick also played under Groh on the Los Angeles Rams in 2016.
WR Brian Quick also played under Eagles Wide Receivers Coach Mike Groh on the Los Angeles Rams in 2016.
G Shawn Lauvao and QB Colt McCoy played under Eagles Safeties Coach Tim Hauck on the Cleveland Browns in 2012.
LB Mason Foster (2011-14) played with Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount (2010-12), DE Steven Means (2013-14) and LB Najee Goode (2012) on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
K Dustin Hopkins played with Eagles LB Nigel Bradham and CB Ron Brooks on the Buffalo Bills in 2013.
DL Terrell McClain (2012-13) played with Eagles G Brandon Brooks (2012-15) and P Donnie Jones (2012) on the Houston Texans.
S D.J Swearinger (2013-14) also played with Brooks (2012-15) and CB Ronald Darby (2014-15) on the Houston Texans.
WR Brian Quick played with Eagles QB Nick Foles on the St. Louis Rams in 2015.
LB Zach Brown played with Eagles S Corey Graham on the Buffalo Bills in 2016.
DL Ziggy Hood played with Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery on the Chicago Bears in 2015.
LB Junior Galette played with Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins, RB Darren Sproles and CB Patrick Robinson on the New Orleans Saints from 2011-13.
LB Chris Carter played with Eagles DT Tim Jernigan and DE Steven Means on the Baltimore Ravens from 2015-16. Carter also played with Eagles CB Patrick Robinson on the Indianapolis Colts in 2016.
T Ty Nsekhe (2012) and WR Brian Quick (2012-16) played with Eagles DE Chris Long (2008-15) and S Rodney McLeod (2012-15) on the St. Louis Rams.
TE Vernon Davis played with Eagles S Chris Maragos on the San Francisco 49ers in 2010. Davis also played with WR Torrey Smith on the 49ers in 2015.
Notable College Connections:
- Director of Player Development Malcolm Blacken played with Eagles Assistant Offensive Line/Tight Ends Coach Eugene Chung at Virginia Tech from 1987-88.
- Defensive Backs Coach Torrian Gray played with Eagles Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Keith Gray at Virginia Tech from 1992- 94.
- Inside Linebackers Coach Kirk Olivadotti worked with Eagles Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Keith Gray at Georgia from 2011-12. Olivadotti also worked with Eagles Defensive Line Coach Chris Wilson at Indiana State from 1998-99.
- LB Will Compton, C Spencer Long and TE Niles Paul played at Nebraska when Eagles Strength & Conditioning Coach Josh Hingst worked there from 2009-10.
- DL Stacy McGee (2009), P Tress Way (2008-09) and T Trent Williams (2006-09) played at Oklahoma when Eagles Defensive Line Coach Chris Wilson (2005-09) worked there and T Lane Johnson (2009-12) played there.
- LB Preston Smith played at Mississippi State when Wilson worked there from 2011-12. Smith also played with Eagles DT Fletcher Cox there in 2011.
- K Dustin Hopkins and RB Chris Thompson played with Eagles LB Nigel Bradham at Florida State from 2009-11. Hopkins and Thompson also played with Eagles CB Ronald Darby and DT Tim Jernigan at FSU in 2012.
- S D.J Swearinger played with WR Alshon Jeffery at South Carolina from 2010-11.
- S Stefan McClure (2011) and LS Nick Sundberg (2008) played with Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks (2008-11) at California.
- T Morgan Moses played with Eagles S Rodney McLeod at Virginia from 2009-11.
- WR Josh Doctson played with Eagles T Halapoulivaati Vaitai at TCU from 2012-15.
- QB Kirk Cousins played with Eagles CB Mitchell White at Michigan State from 2008-11.
- CB Quinton Dunbar (2011-14), RB Mack Brown (2010-14 and TE Jordan Reed (2009-12) played with Eagles TE Trey Burton (2010-13), K Caleb Sturgis (2008-12) and S Jaylen Watkins (2010-13) at Florida.