Series history, broadcast information, connections and more from Thursday's Redskins-Giants 2017 Week 12 matchup at FedExField in Landover, Md.
REGULAR SEASON WEEK 12WASHINGTON REDSKINS (4-6) vs. NEW YORK GIANTS (2-8)
Thursday, Nov. 23 | 8:30 p.m. ET
FedExField (82,000) | Landover, Md.
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The Washington Redskins will host the New York Giants on Thanksgiving night in Week 12. Kickoff at FedExField is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET.
Thursday night's game will be the Redskins' 1,239th combined regular season or postseason game and the 171st all-time installment of the Redskins-Giants rivalry, and yet, the contest will feature a first in Redskins history. Thursday night's contest represents the first time in the team's 85-plus-year history that the team will host a home game on Thanksgiving.
The Redskins have appeared in nine previous Thanksgiving Day games, with all nine contested on the road in either Detroit or Dallas. Including a Thanksgiving contest in Dallas last season, the 2016-17 seasons will mark the first time the Redskins have played on Thanksgiving Day in consecutive years since 1973-74.
Quarterback Trent Williams has thrown for at least 300 yards in each of the team's last two games. A third consecutive 300-yard game would tie a team record he (2015) shares with Robert Griffin III (2013).
--Redskins trail all-time series, 67-99-4
--Redskins trail regular season series, 66-98-4
--Last meeting: Jan. 1, 2017 (19-10, NYG)
--Al Michaels (play-by-play)
--Cris Collinsworth (color)
--Heather Cox (sidelines)
RADIO: Redskins Radio Network--Larry Michael (play-by-play)-
--Sonny Jurgensen (color)
--Chris Cooley (analysis)
--Rick "Doc" Walker (sidelines)
Westwood One Sports
--Ian Eagle (play-by-play)
--Mike Mayock (color)
--Laura Okmin (sidelines)
The New York Giants enter Week 12 of the regular season in fourth place in the NFC East with a 2-8 record in 2017. This season is the team's second under the purview of Head Coach Ben McAdoo.
Eli Manning is the team's starter at quarterback in his 14th NFL season. This season, he has completed 234-of- 368 passes (63.6 percent) for 2,298 yards with 14 touchdowns and six interceptions. Manning's 234 completions rank third in the NFL.
Running back Orleans Darkwa leads the Giants in rushing this year, having posted 489 rushing yards on 101 carries with two rushing touchdowns. Wayne Gallman has also added 223 rushing yards on 54 carries.
Tight end Evan Engram leads the team the team in receptions (41) and receiving touchdowns (five). Wide receiver Sterling Shepard leads the team in receiving yards (475) and has 38 receptions and one receiving touchdown. Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. ranks third on the team with 302 receiving yards despite having played in only four contests this season.
Safety Landon Collins has posted a team-high 69 tackles (49 solo). Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul leads New York with 4.5 sacks, while cornerback Janoris Jenkins and Collins are tied for the team lead in interceptions (two).
Aldrick Rosas handles kicking duties for the Giants, while Brad Wing handles the punting responsibilities. Rosas is 12-of-17 (70.6 percent) on field goal attempts this season. He is also 14-of-15 on PATs. Wing is averaging 45.0 yards per punt.
Dwayne Harris has been the team's primary punt returner and kick returner in 2017. Harris has averaged 6.9 yards on seven punt returns and 20.9 yards on nine kick returns.
A WIN WOULD
... pull the Redskins to 5-6 this season.
... level the Redskins' home record this season at 3-3.
... improve the Redskins' record against NFC opponents to 4-5 this season.
... secure the Redskins' first victory against NFC East competition this season.
... be the Redskins' 68th all-time victory against the Giants, including postseason play, their third-most against any opponent.
... represent the Redskins' third win in their last four contests against the Giants.
... give the Redskins their third all-time victory on Thanksgiving, joining victories at Detroit in 1973 and at Dallas in 2012.
... pull Washington's all-time Thursday record against the Giants to 2-3 and give the franchise its first Thursday win against the Giants since a 13-3 win on Sept. 16, 1937, in the Redskins' first game in Washington.
... represent Head Coach Jay Gruden's 26th career victory, tying him with Joe Kuharich for fifth-most coaching victories in franchise history.
**WHAT TO WATCH FOR THIS WEEK
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- The Redskins playing their 10th Thanksgiving Day contest in team history.
- The Redskins hosting a Thanksgiving home game for the first time in their 85-plus-year history.
- Including their Thanksgiving contest in Dallas last season, the Redskins playing on Thanksgiving Day in consecutive years for the first time since 1973-74.
- The Redskins seeking their third all-time win on Thanksgiving, including victories at Detroit in 1973 and at Dallas in 2012.
- The Redskins playing their first Thanksgiving Day contest against a team other than the Lions or Cowboys.
- The Redskins and Giants facing one another on a Thursday for the fifth time in series history. The Redskins' first game in Washington in franchise history came on a Thursday, a 13-3 victory on September 16, 1937.
- The Redskins earning their 68th all-time victory against the Giants, including postseason play, their third-most against any opponent.
- The Redskins evening their home record at 3-3 this season.
- The Redskins securing their first win in divisional play this season.
- The Redskins scoring 30 points in three consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 15-17 of the 2015 season.
- The Redskins reaching 450 yards of offense in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 11-12 last season. That also marked the team's last time reaching 400 yards in back-to-back games.
- The Redskins exceeding 375 yards of offense in three straight games for the first time since a six-game span in Weeks 6-12 of the 2016 season.
- The Redskins posting 300 or more net passing yards in three consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 1-3 of the 2016 season.
- The Redskins rushing for 150 yards in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 1-2 of the 2015 season.
- The Redskins reaching the 100-yard rushing mark in back-toback games for the first time since a three-game stretch in Weeks 2-4 this year.
- The Redskins ( 1 each of the last three weeks) winning the turnover margin in four consecutive games for the first time since a fivegame span across the final week of the 2011 season and the first four games of the 2012 season.
- The Redskins' defense picking off a pass in four straight weeks for the first time since a five -game streak in the final five games of the 2013 season.
- The Redskins scoring a touchdown in their 47th straight game (including postseason play) to add to the fourth-longest streak in team history. Washington's 46-game touchdown streak is the third-longest active streak in the NFL.
- The Redskins scoring points on their opening possession for a ninth time this season, which would represent the most opening-drive scores by the Redskins in a single season in records dating back to 1999. The Redskins' eight games this season with an opening-drive score are the most in the NFL.
- The Redskins recording a takeaway on an opponent's opening drive for a fifth time this season to record their most opening-drive takeaways in records dating back to 1999.
- Head Coach Jay Gruden winning his 26th game with the Redskins to tie Joe Kuharich for the fifth-most coaching victories in franchise history.
- Quarterback Kirk Cousins starting his 43rd consecutive regular season game for the Redskins, adding to the second-longest streak by a Redskins quarterback since the 1970 AFLNFL merger, trailing only Joe Theismann (60 from 1980-84).
- Cousins entering the game third in NFL history in completion percentage (66.0) among players with at least 1,500 career attempts.
- Cousins adding to his team records for career 300-yard passing games (24, including 23 in regular season play) and 400-yard passing games (three).
- Cousins throwing for 300 yards in three consecutive games for the second time in his career and the first time since Weeks 14-16 of the 2015 season.
- Cousins amassing 300 passing yards to tie the team record for consecutive 300-yard passing games (three, Cousins in 2015 and Robert Griffin III in 2013).
- Cousins becoming the first Redskins quarterback to post three consecutive 300-yard passing games twice in a career.
- Cousins recording his sixth 300-yard passing game of the season to pass Mark Rypien (1989), Jay Schroeder (1986) and Sonny Jurgensen (1967) for sole possession of the third-most 300-yard passing games in a single season in Redskins history. Cousins already holds the top two spots for 300-yard games in a season with seven in each of the past two years.
- Cousins throwing for 300 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in back-to-back games for the third time in his career (Weeks 15-16 in 2015 and Weeks 11-12 in 2016). Cousins and Pro Football Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen are the only Redskins quarterbacks to ever accomplish the feat, with both having recorded two such streaks.
- Cousins throwing for three touchdowns in back-to-back games for the first time since Weeks 11-12 of the 2016 season.
- Cousins throwing no interceptions in consecutive games for the first time since a three-game span in Weeks 10-12 of the 2016 season.
- Cousins posting his 10th career game with three or more passing touchdowns and no interceptions to move past Jurgensen and Theismann (nine each) for most in team history.
- Cousins (17) throwing three touchdown passes to reach 20 touchdowns on the season and become the first quarterback in Redskins history with three consecutive 20-touchdown seasons.
- Cousins posting a passer rating of 130.0 or better in back-toback games for the first time in his career.
- Cousins (2,796) needing 204 more passing yards this season to become the first quarterback in Redskins history to record three consecutive 3,000-yard passing seasons.
- Cousins (14,909) accruing 91 passing yards to become only the fifth player in team history to throw for 15,000 career yards with the Redskins, joining Joe Theismann, Sonny Jurgensen, Sammy Baugh and Mark Rypien.
- Cousins (two rushing touchdowns in Week 10) scoring multiple rushing touchdowns to become the first member of the Redskins with two multi-touchdown games on the ground in a single season since Alfred Morris (two) in 2014.
- Cousins (1,901) entering the week 99 pass attempts away from becoming the fifth quarterback to attempt 2,000 career passes with the Redskins.
- Cousins adding to his single-season career-high 141 rushing yards this year.
- Cousins (12) chasing Joe Theismann (17) for the most career rushing touchdowns by a Redskins quarterback.
- Wide receiver 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 (6,951) gaining 49 receiving yards to become only the ninth tight end in NFL history to record 7,000 career receiving yards.
- Davis (58) chasing former Redskins great Jerry Smith (60) for seventh on the list of career touchdown receptions by a tight end in NFL history.
- Cornerback Jonathan Allen adding to his team-high-tying and career-high three interceptions this season.
- Wide receiver Ryan Grant adding to his single-season career highs in receptions (30), receiving yards (338) and receiving touchdowns (three) this season.
- Grant catching a touchdown pass in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.
- Grant or tight end Jeremy Sprinkle becoming the first member of the Redskins to catch a touchdown in back-to-back games since DeSean Jackson in Weeks 11-12 of the 2016 season.
- Safety DeAngelo Hall (five) returning a fumble for a touchdown to tie Jason Taylor (six) for the most career fumble return touchdowns in NFL history.
- Hall (three with Washington) returning another fumble for a touchdown to break the team record for career fumble return touchdowns (three by Chris Hanburger and Brad Dusek).
- Hall improving upon his 43 career interceptions, most among active NFL players.
- Hall intercepting a pass to tie Ken Houston (24) for ninth-most in team history.
- Hall entering the game tied for the lead among active NFL players in career non-offensive touchdowns (10, tied with Aqib Talib).
- Defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis adding to his career-high 3.5 sacks.
- 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.
- Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan starting his 107th consecutive regular season game, the longest active streak among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.
- Kerrigan (7.0) recording half a sack to join Jared Allen, Derrick Thomas, DeMarcus Ware and Reggie White as the only players in NFL history to record 7.5 sacks in each of the first seven seasons of a career since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982.
- Kerrigan (7.0) pushing his sack total this season to 7.5 to tie Dexter Manley for the most seasons with 7.5 or more sacks in Redskins history (seven).
- Kerrigan recording a full sack in back-to-back games for the first time since Weeks 2-3 this season.
- 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).
- Running back Samaje Perine rushing for 100 yards in back-toback games for the first time in his career.
- Perine becoming the first member of the Redskins to post consecutive 100-yard rushing games since Alfred Morris in Weeks 9-10 of the 2013 season.
- Perine becoming the first Redskins rookie with back-to-back 100-yard rushing games since Morris in Weeks 12-14 of the 2012 season.
- Perine scoring a rushing touchdown in consecutive games for the first time in his career.
- Tight end Jordan Reed entering the contest with 19 receiving touchdowns since 2015, tied for the most by any NFL tight end in that time frame.
- Reed (seven) scoring multiple receiving touchdowns to tie Gary Clark (eight) for fifth-most games with multiple touchdown receptions by a member of the Redskins since 1960.
- Reed (2,813) gaining 117 receiving yards to pass Bill Anderson (2,929) for the third-most career receiving yards by a tight end in Redskins history.
- Reed (2,813) gaining 187 receiving yards to join Jerry Smith and Chris Cooley as the only tight ends to record 3,000 career receiving yards as a member of the Redskins.
- Linebacker Preston Smith adding to his 4.5 sacks this season. Smith has already matched his full-season output from 2016. » Safety D.J. Swearinger (three) breaking his single-season career high (three in 2016) with his next interception.
- Swearinger intercepting a pass in three consecutive games for the first time in his career.
- Swearinger attempting to become the first member of the Redskins to record an interception in three consecutive games since linebacker London Fletcher in Weeks 14-16 of the 2012 season.
- Swearinger (two in Week 10) recording multiple interceptions to become the first member of the Redskins since Darrell Green (two in 1993) to record multiple games with two or more interceptions in a single season.
- Punter Tress Way (239) punting 11 more times this season to qualify for the 250-punt career threshold to qualify for team records for net punting average since 1976. Way's current 39.5-yard net average would exceed the 38.3-yard mark set by Matt Turk, currently the top career net average by a member of the Redskins since 1976.
NOTABLE REDSKINS/GIANTS CONNECTIONS
Former Giants on Redskins:
- Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh (1990-91)
- Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard (1997-2004)
Former Redskins on Giants:
- LB Keenan Robinson (2012-15)
- DT Robert Thomas (2014)
Giants from the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- LB Curtis Grant (Richmond, Va.)
- DE Kerry Wynn (Louisa County, Va.)
Redskins from the New York/New Jersey area:
- LB Junior Galette (Montvale, N.J.)
- DL Matt Ioannidis (Flemington, N.J.)
- T Ty Nsekhe (Rochester, N.Y.)
Giants who went to college in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia area:
- DE Kerry Wynn (Richmond)
Redskins who went to college in the New York/New Jersey area:
- Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky (Colgate)
- Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica (West Point)
- DL Caraun Reid (Princeton)
Notable Pro Connections:
- Head Coach Jay Gruden worked with Giants Assistant Special Teams Coach Dwayne Stukes for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2006-08.
- Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard played on the Bucs during that time.
- Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh worked with Giants Offensive Line Coach Mike Solari for the San Francisco 49ers in 1996.
- Defensive Coordinator Greg Manusky played on the Kansas City Chiefs when Solari worked there from 1997-99.
- Giants Quarterbacks Coach Frank Cignetti Jr. also worked for the Chiefs in 1999.
- Manusky (2007-10) and Defensive Line Coach Jim Tomsula (2007- 15) worked with Mike Solari (2010-14), Frank Cignetti Jr. (2007) and Wide Receivers Coach Adam Henry (2015) for the San Francisco 49ers.
- Assistant Special Teams Coach Bret Munsey worked with Giants Linebackers Coach Bill McGovern for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013.
- O'Connell played on the New England Patriots when Giants Defensive Line Coach Patrick Graham worked there in 2009.
- Assistant Offensive Line Coach Kevin Carberry played on the Berlin Thunder when Dwayne Stukes worked there in 2006.
- Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Bill Callahan and Tight Ends Coach Wes Phillips worked with Dwayne Stukes for the Dallas Cowboys in 2012.
- Cavanaugh worked with Dwayne Stukes for the Chicago Bears from 2013-14.
- Outside Linebackers Coach Chad Grimm worked for the San Diego Chargers when Giants G D.J. Fluker played there from 2013-14.
- Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica (2007-13), Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Kavan Latham (2014-16) and Cavanaugh (2009-12) worked for the New York Jets when Giants DT Damon Harrison (2012-15) and QB Geno Smith (2013-16) played there.
- Hilliard worked for the Miami Dolphins when Giants G John Jerry played there in 2011. O'Connell also played on the Dolphins in 2011.
- Offensive Quality Control Coach Chris O'Hara worked for the Jacksonville Jaguars when Giants WR Tavarres King played there in 2014.
- Grimm worked for the Arizona Cardinals when Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie played there from 2009-10.
- Defensive Quality Control Coach Cannon Matthews worked for the Buffalo Bills when Giants MLB Kelvin Sheppard played there in 2011.
- Manusky worked for the Indianapolis Colts when Sheppard played there in 2013.
- OL Ty Nsekhe (2012) and WR Brian Quick (2012-16) played on the St. Louis Rams when Frank Cignetti Jr. (2012-15), CB Janoris Jenkins (2012-15) and Tim Walton (2013) worked there.
- WR Terrelle Pryor Sr. (2011-13) and S DeAngelo Hall (2008) played on the Oakland Raiders when Giants Wide Reecivers Coach Adam Henry (2007-11) worked there.
- TE Vernon Davis played on the San Francisco 49ers when Adam Henry worked there in 2015.
- LB Junior Galette played on the New Orleans Saints when Giants Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo worked there in 2012.
- Giants LB Jonathan Casillas also played on the Saints in 2012.
- CB Josh Norman played with Giants WR Tavarres King on the Carolina Panthers in 2013. DL Ziggy Hood also played with King on the Jaguars in 2014.
- LB Zach Vigil played with Giants MLB Kelvin Sheppard, DT Robert Thomas and DE Olivier Vernon on the Miami Dolphins in 2015.
- DL Caraun Reid played with Giants DE Devin Taylor on the Detroit Lions from 2014-15.
- Reid also played with Giants G D.J. Fluker on the San Diego Chargers in 2016.
- DL Terrell McClain played with Giants RB Shane Vereen on the New England Patriots in 2012.
- DL Terrell McClain played with Giants WR Ed Eagan on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.
- LB Zach Brown also played with Eagan on the Buffalo Bills in 2016.
Notable College Connections:
- Assistant Offensive Line Coach Kevin Carberry worked with Giants Offensive Coordinator Mike Sullivan at Ohio University in 2001.
- Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica played at Army when Mike Sullivan worked there from 1995-96.
- Offensive Quality Control Chris O'Hara worked with Giants Tight ends Coach Kevin Gilbride at Temple in 2009.
- O'Hara (2011-13) worked at Miami when Giants T Ereck Flowers (2012-14) and DE Olivier Vernon (2009-11) played there.
- Inside Linebackers Coach Kirk Olivadotti worked at Georgia when Giants WR Tavarres King played there from 2011-12.
- LS Nick Sundberg played at California when Frank Cignetti Jr. worked there in 2008.
- Giants RB Shane Vereen also played at California in 2008.
- LB Junior Galette played at Temple when Kevin Gilbride and Offensive Assistant Ryan Roeder worked there from 2007-08.
- DL Caraun Reid played at Princeton when Ryan Roeder worked there from 2010-12.
- RB Chris Thompson played at Florida State when Giants Performance Manager Joe Danos worked there from 2010-12.
- S D.J. Swearinger (2009-12) played with Giants TE Jerell Adams (2012-15) and DE Devin Taylor (2009-12) at South Carolina.
- WR Jamison Crowder played with Giants CB Ross Cockrell at Duke from 2011-13.
- LB Ryan Anderson (2013-16) played with Giants S Landon Collins (2012-14) and DT Dalvin Tomlinson (2012-16) at Alabama.
- WR Ryan Grant played with Giants RB Orleans Darkwa at Tulane from 2010-13.
- CB Bashaud Breeland (2009-13) played with Giants RB Wayne Gallman (2013-16) and LB B.J. Goodson (2011-15) at Clemson.
- CB Quinton Dunbar (2011-14) and TE Jordan Reed (2009-12) played with Giants G Jon Halapio (2009-13) at Florida.
- RB Chris Thompson played with Giants T Bobby Hart at Florida State from 2011-12.
- LB Josh Harvey-Clemons played with Giants WR Tavarres King at Georgia in 2012.
- C Spencer Long played with Giants DE Avery Moss at Nebraska from 2012-13.
- CB Fabian Moreau played with Giants RB Paul Perkins at UCLA from 2013-15.
- DL Terrell McClain played with Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul at USF in 2009.
- QB Colt McCoy played with Giants LB Keenan Robinson at Texas from 2008-09.
- LB Preston Smith played with Giants LB Deontae Skinner at Mississippi from 2011-13.
- LB Martrell Spaight and TE Jeremy Sprinkle played with Giants DT Robert Thomas at Arkansas in 2013.
- DL Stacy McGee (2009-12), RB Samaje Perine (2014-16) and P Tress Way (2008-12) played with Giants WR Sterling Shepard (2012- 15 at Oklahoma.