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2017 Game Information: Redskins-Seahawks

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Series history, broadcast information, connections and more from Sunday's Redskins-Seahawks 2017 Week 8 matchup at CenturyLink Field.


REGULAR SEASON WEEK 9WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-4) at SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (5-2)

Sunday, Nov. 5 | 4:05 p.m. ET

CenturyLink Field (68,000) | Seattle, Wash.

The Washington Redskins will head west in Week 9 when the team travels to face the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Kickoff at CenturyLink Field is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET.

The Redskins enter Sunday's contest with a 2-0 record against NFC West competition this season, including a 27-20 road win against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2 and a 26-24 home victory against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6. A win on Sunday would give the Redskins three victories against their NFC counterparts from the West for the first time since 2011 (3-1).

Six of the Redskins' 20 sacks this season have come from Ryan Kerrigan, the linebacker who has been a paradigm of reliability since his selection in 2011. Kerrigan has started all 103 regular season games played by the Redskins since being drafted, the longest active streak by any NFL linebacker. With 1.5 more sacks this year, Kerrigan can reach 7.5 sacks for a seventh straight season, joining Jared Allen, Derrick Thomas, DeMarcus Ware and Reggie White as the only NFL players since 1982 to open a career with seven straight 7.5-sack seasons.

SERIES HISTORY--Redskins lead all-time series, 11-8

--Redskins lead regular season series, 11-5

--Last meeting: Oct. 6, 2014 (27-17, SEA)

TELEVISION: FOX--Kevin Burkhardt (play-by-play) 
--Charles Davis (color) 
--Pam Oliver (sidelines)

RADIO: Redskins Radio Network

A look back at some of the top images in games between the Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks.

--Larry Michael (play-by-play)
--Chris Cooley (analysis)
--Rick "Doc" Walker (sidelines)

Sports USA Media (National) 
--Larry Kahn (play-by-play)
--John Robinson (color)
--Troy West (sidelines)

THE OPPONENT

The Seattle Seahawks enter Week 9 of the regular season at 5-2 and tied for first place in the NFC West. This year is the team's eighth season under the purview of Head Coach Pete Carroll.

Russell Wilson is the team's starter at quarterback in his sixth NFL season. This season, he has completed 164-of- 258 passes (63.6 percent) for 2,008 yards with 15 touchdowns and four interceptions. Wilson's 2,008 passing yards rank fifth in the NFL.

Running back Chris Carson is leading the Seahawks in rushing this year, having posted 208 rushing yards on 49 carries. Eddie Lacy has also added 108 rushing yards on 42 carries, while Wilson ranks second on the team in rushing yards with 194 yards on 36 carries. Wilson and running back J.D. McKissic have accounted for the team's two rushing touchdowns (one each).

Wide receiver Doug Baldwin leads the Seahawks in receptions (42) and receiving yards (430). Paul Richardson leads the team in receiving touchdowns (five) and has contributed 374 yards on 22 receptions.

Linebacker Bobby Wagner has posted a team-high 61 tackles (44 solo) through seven games. Defensive end Michael Bennett has a team-leading 5.5 sacks, while cornerback Richard Sherman and safety Earl Thomas are tied for the lead in interceptions (two).

Blair Walsh handles kicking duties for the Seahawks, while Jon Ryan handles the punting responsibilities. Walsh is 12-of-13 (92.3 percent) on field goal attempts this season. He is also 17-of-18 on PATs. Ryan is averaging 44.0 yards per punt.

Tyler Lockett has been the team's primary punt returner and kick returner in 2017. Lockett has averaged 6.3 yards on 15 punt returns. He is also averaging 23.0 yards on 10 kick returns.

A WIN WOULD

.. even the Redskins' record at 4-4 this season.

... give the Redskins a .500 or better record at the midway point of the season for the first time since 2007-08.

... make the Redskins 3-0 against NFC West opponents this season and give Washington three wins against the NFC West in a single season for the first time since 2011 (3-1).

... level the Redskins' road record this season at 2-2. ... push the Redskins to 12-8 all-time against the Seahawks, including postseason play.

... improve the Redskins to 12-5 against the Seahawks all-time in regular season play.

... make the Redskins 7-1 against Seattle in regular season games since 2000.

... extend the Redskins' regular season winning streak in Seattle to four games, dating back to 2002.

... 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 evening their record at 4-4 at the halfway mark of the regular season. 
  • The Redskins reaching the midpoint of the season with a .500 or better record in back-to-back seasons for the first time since the 2007-08 campaigns. 
  • The Redskins improving upon their current 11-8 all-time against the Seahawks, including an 11-5 advantage in regular season play. 
  • The Redskins entering Sunday 6-1 against Seattle in regular season games since 2000. 
  • The Redskins attempting to extend their three-game regular season winning streak in Seattle, dating back to 2002. 
  • The Redskins and Seahawks meeting at CenturyLink Field for the first time since the Redskins scored 16 unanswered fourth-quarter points in a 23-17 win on Nov. 27, 2011. 
  • The Redskins scoring points on their opening drive for a seventh consecutive game. The team's current six-game streak is already the longest by the Redskins since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. 
  • The Redskins entering the contest ranked tied for second in the NFL this season with 30 points on first possessions. 
  • The Redskins approaching this week having only surrendered seven points on opponents' first possessions and none since Week 1. 
  • The Redskins holding their opponent without any points on their first possession for seven straight games for the first time since the final seven games of the 2007 season. 
  • The Redskins forcing a turnover on their opponent's first possession in a third straight game for the first time in records available dating back to 1999. 
  • The Redskins forcing a takeaway on their opponent's first drive for a fourth time this season, matching the 2003, 2010 and 2015 Redskins squads for the most by the team in a season since 1999. 
  • The Redskins recording a sack in a 32nd consecutive regular season game, dating back to 2015. Washington's active streak of 31 games is the longest in the NFL. 
  • The Redskins posting a sack in a 32nd straight regular season game to add to the second-longest sack streak in team history since the NFL adopted sacks as an official statistic in 1982. 
  • 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 40th 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 second in NFL history in completion percentage (66.1) among players with at least 1,500 career attempts. 
  • Cousins adding to his team records for career 300-yard passing games (22, including 21 in regular season play) and 400-yard passing games (three).
  • Cousins accruing 100 passing yards to reach 2,000 yards on the year. He would join Joe Theismann, Sonny Jurgensen, Mark Rypien, Jason Campbell, Gus Frerotte and Norm Snead as the only Redskins quarterbacks with at least three consecutive 2,000-yard passing seasons in team history. 
  • Cousins entering Week 9 with a touchdown pass in nine consecutive regular season games, tied for the third-longest active streak in the NFL. 
  • Cousins throwing a passing touchdown in a 10th consecutive regular season game. It would be the third 10-game streak of his career, behind regular season streaks of 16 games in 2015 and 12 games in 2016. 

Cousins joining Sonny Jurgensen (three) as the only players in team history to record three separate 10-game streaks with a passing touchdown in regular season play.  * 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 (1,186) completing 14 passes to become the fifth player to complete 1,200 career passes with the Redskins (Joe Theismann, Sonny Jurgensen, Sammy Baugh and Mark Rypien).  * Cousins adding to his single-season career-high 121 rushing yards this year.  * Wide receiver Jamison Crowder recording back-to-back 100- yard receiving games for the second time in his career and the first time since Weeks 7-8 of the 2016 season.  * Crowder becoming the first member of the Redskins to record consecutive 100-yard receiving games since DeSean Jackson's three-game stretch in Weeks 14-16 of the 2016 season.  * 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 (6,736) gaining six 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 (60) for seventh on the list of career touchdown receptions by a tight end in NFL history.  * Wide receiver Josh Doctson scoring a touchdown in consecutive games for the first time in his career.  * Wide receiver Ryan Grant (two) setting a single-season career high with his next touchdown reception (two in 2015 and 2017).  * Running back Rob Kelley scoring a rushing touchdown in back-to-back games for the first time since Weeks 14-15 of the 2016 season.  * Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan starting his 104th consecutive regular season game, the longest active streak among active NFL linebackers. Kerrigan has not missed a start in his NFL career.  * Kerrigan recording 2.0 or more sacks in consecutive games for the first time in his career. * Kerrigan attempting to become the first member of the Redskins to post at least 1.5 sacks in back-to-back games for the first time since Brian Orakpo in Weeks 9-10 of the 2009 season. * Kerrigan (6.0) recording 1.5 sacks 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 (6.0) 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 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 (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.  * Cornerback Josh Norman recovering a fumble in back-to-back 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. Through seven games, Smith has already matched his full-season output from 2016.  * Running back Chris Thompson entering the game as the only player in the NFL to lead a team in both rushing yards (231) and receiving yards (442) this season.  * Thompson entering the game with 442 receiving yards, the third-most by an NFL running back through the first seven games of a season since 1999.  * Thompson adding to his career highs in receiving yards (442) and receiving touchdowns (three) this season.  * Thompson (442) gaining 53 receiving yards to enter the Top 10 on the list of receiving yards in a single season by a Redskins running back.  * Thompson (442) chasing Steve Bagarus' single-season team record for receiving yards by a Redskins running back (617 in 1945).  * 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 (three) becoming the first Redskins back to catch at least four touchdown passes in a season since fullback Mike Sellers (seven) in 2005.  * Thompson (eight) catching two touchdown passes to tie Joe Washington (10) for 10th-most career receiving touchdown by a back in Redskins history

NOTABLE REDSKINS/SEAHAWKS CONNECTIONS

Former Seahawks on Redskins:

  • WR Terrelle Pryor Sr. (2014 offseason)

Former Redskins on Seahawks:

  • Asst. Head Coach/Defense/LB Coach Michael Barrow (2004) 
  • LB Terence Garvin (2016)

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

  • Defensive backs Coach Andre Curtis (Beaverdam, Va.) 
  • QB Russell Wilson (Richmond, Va.) 
  • SS Kam Chancellor (Norfolk, Va.) 
  • RB C.J. Prosise (Petersburg, Va.) 
  • LB Terence Garvin (Upper Marlboro, Md.)

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

  • Defensive Backs Coach Andre Curtis (Virginia Military Institute) 
  • Secondary Coach Nick Sorensen (Virginia Tech) 
  • SS Kam Chancellor (Virginia Tech) 
  • G/T Oday Aboushi (Virginia) 
  • DE Quinton Jefferson (Maryland) Notable Pro Connections:

Offensive Coordinator Matt Cavanaugh worked with Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll and Tight Ends Coach Pat McPherson for the San Francisco 49ers in 1996. Cavanaugh played with Seahawks Assistant Defensive Line Coach Dwaine Board on the San Francisco 49ers from 1983-86. Cavanaugh worked with Seahawks Defensive Line Coach Clint Hurtt for the Chicago Bears in 2014. 

Wide Receivers Coach Ike Hilliard played with Seahawks Assistant Head Coach/Defense/Linebackers Coach Michael Barrow on the New York Giants from 2000-03. 

Director of Player Development Malcolm Blacken worked with Seahawks Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Mondray Gee from with the Detroit Lions from 2001-07. 

Assistant Offensive Line Coach Kevin Carberry played on the Lions in 2005. 

Defensive Line Coach Jim Tomsula (2007-15) and Quarterbacks Coach Kevin O'Connell (2016) worked for the 49ers when Seahawks DT Garrison Smith (2015-16) and LB Michael Wilhoite (2011-15) played there. O'Connell (2015) and Defensive Quality Control Cannon Matthews (2016) worked for the Cleveland Browns when Seahawks QB Austin Davis (2015-16) played there. 

Special Teams Coordinator Ben Kotwica (2007-13) and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Kavan Latham (2014-16) worked for the New York Jets when Seahawks G/T Oday Aboushi (2013-15) and DT Sheldon Richardson (2013-16) played there. 

Offensive Quality Control Chris O'Hara worked for the Jacksonville Jaguars when Seahawks G/T Luke Joeckel played there from 2014-16. 

Assistant Special Teams Bret Munsey worked for the Philadelphia Eagles when Seahawks T Matt Tobin played there in 2013. 

G Shawn Lauvao (2010-13) and QB Colt McCoy (2010-12) played on the Cleveland Browns when Dwaine Board (2011-12) and Seahawks Quarterbacks Coach Carl Smith (2009-10) worked there. 

LB Junior Galette (2010-14) played on the New Orleans Saints when Seahawks Defensive Backs Coach Andre Curtis (2012-14) and Senior Defensive Assistant Travis Jones (2008-12) worked there. Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham also played on the Saints from 2010-15. 

DL Ziggy Hood played on the Chicago Bears when Clint Hurtt worked there in 2015. Hood and LB Chris Carter played with Seahawks LB Terence Garvin on the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2013. 

WR Brian Quick (2012-16) played with Seahawks T Isaiah Battle (2015-16) and QB Austin Davis (2013-15) on the St. Louis Rams. 

WR Terrelle Pryor Sr. also played with Davis on the Cleveland Browns from 2015-16. 

DL Stacy McGee (2013-16) and OL Tony Bergstrom (2012-15) played with Seahawks DE Branden Jackson (2016) and CB Neiko Thorpe (2014-16) on the Oakland Raiders. 

S D.J. Swearinger played with Seahawks FS Bradley McDougald on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2015. 

T T.J. Clemmings played with Seahawks K Blair Walsh on the Minnesota Vikings from 2015-16.

Notable College Connections:

  • Offensive Quality Control Coach Chris O'Hara worked with Seahawks Assistant Head Coach/Defense/Linebackers Coach Michael Barrow and Assistant Offensive Line Coach Brennan Carroll at Miami from 2011-13. 
  • Defensive Backs Coach Torrian Gray worked at Virginia Tech when Seahawks SS Kam Chancellor played there from 2008-09. 
  • Running Backs Coach Randy Jordan (2008-11) worked at Texas A&M when Seahawks DE Michael Bennett (2005-08) and G/T Luke Joeckel (2010-12) played there. 
  • Assistant Offensive Line Coach Kevin Carberry worked at Kansas when Seahawks FS Bradley McDougald played there from 2009-11. 
  • Director of Player Development Malcolm Blacken worked at Colorado when Seahawks WR Paul Richardson played there from 2011-12. 
  • Inside Linebackers Coach Kirk Olivadotti (2011-13) worked at Georgia when Seahawks DT Garrison Smith (2010-13) and K Blair Walsh (2008- 11) played there. LB Josh Harvey-Clemons also played at Georgia from 2012-13. 
  • CB Fabian Moreau played at UCLA when Seahawks Quality Control/ Defense Coach Tom Donatell worked there from 2015-16. 
  • QB Colt McCoy played at Texas when Seahawks Assistant Quarterbacks Coach Will Harriger worked there in 2008. Seahawks FS Earl Thomas also played at Texas in 2008. 
  • CB Quinton Dunbar and TE Jordan Reed played at Florida when Will Harriger worked there in 2012. 
  • T Morgan Moses played with Seahawks G/T Oday Aboushi at Virginia from 2009-12. 
  • CB Bashaud Breeland played with Seahawks T Isaiah Battle at Clemson from 2012-13. 
  • S Deshazor Everett (2011-14) played with Seahawks G/T Germain Ifedi (2012-15) and G/T Luke Joeckel (2010-12) at Texas A&M. 
  • LB Ryan Anderson played with Seahawks DT Jarran Reed at Alabama from 2014-15. 
  • G Brandon Scherff played with Seahawks T Matt Tobin at Iowa in 2011.
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