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Redskins-Bengals Week 3 Game Notes

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A list of notes and statistics from Sunday's Redskins-Bengals game, as compiled by Redskins Public Relations.

  • The Washington Redskins fell to the Cincinnati Bengals, 38-31, in front of an announced crowd of 80,060 at FedExField on Sunday.
  • The Redskins extended their consecutive games home sellout streak to an NFL-high 369, including postseason games. The team has sold out all 151 preseason, regular season and postseason games at FedExField.
  • The Redskins rushed for 213 yards, the highest rushing total of the Mike Shanahan era. The previous rushing yardage high for a Shanahan-coached Redskins team was 196, set in Week 4 at St. Louis last season.
  • The 213 rushing yards are the most for the Redskins since compiling 296 rushing yards at the New York Jets on Nov. 4, 2007, a span of 74 regular season games.
  • With the 213-yard effort, the Redskins have rushed for 150 or more yards in three consecutive games for the first time since posting four 150-yard rushing games from Weeks 4-7 of the 2008 season.
  • Sunday marked the 49th time since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger that the Redskins have rushed for 200 or more yards in a regular season game.
  • The Redskins have now scored 99 points in the last three games, the team's best three-game scoring output since the final three games of the 2005 season, when the team scored 101 points.
  • The Redskins scored 21 points in the second half. Including both halves of the season opener at New Orleans and the first half at St. Louis last week, the Redskins have now scored 20 or more points in a half in three consecutive games for the first time since the final three weeks of the 2005 season (28-point first half vs. Dallas on Dec. 18, 2005; 21-point first half vs. New York Giants on Dec. 24, 2005; 21-point second half at Philadelphia on Jan. 1, 2006).
  • The Redskins forced two turnovers, and dating back to last season, the Redskins have now forced multiple turnovers in four consecutive games. This is the Redskins' longest streak of consecutive multi-turnover games since a six-game streak in Weeks 3-8 of the 2010 season.
  • Punter Sav Rocca had his first punt downed at the Bengals' one-yard line. Among punters with a minimum of 40 punts, Rocca led the NFL in percentage of punts downed inside the 20-yard line last season (42.42 percent).
  • On the ensuing drive, linebacker Rob Jackson, who made his first career start, intercepted a pass in the Bengals' end zone for the first interception and first touchdown of his career.
  • The interception return for touchdown was the Redskins' first since Sept. 11, 2011, when linebacker Ryan Kerrigan scored on a nine-yard interception return.
  • Including Josh Wilson's fumble recovery for touchdown at St. Louis last week, the Redskins have scored defensive touchdowns in consecutive weeks for the first time since 1994. The team accomplished the feat twice that season, first in Weeks 7-8 (Darrell Green interception return vs. Arizona on Oct. 16 and Andre Collins interception return at Indianapolis on Oct. 23) and again in Weeks 13-14 (Martin Bayless fumble return vs. NY Giants on Nov. 27 and Andre Collins interception return at Tampa Bay on Dec. 4).
  • Washington now has non-offensive touchdowns in consecutive games for the first time since 2010, when DeAngelo Hall (interception return at Chicago, Oct. 24) and Brandon Banks (kick return at Detroit, Oct. 31) accomplished the feat.
  • Kerrigan registered a half-sack of Andy Dalton in the first quarter, giving him 10 sacks for his career. The sack was split with linebacker Chris Wilson.
  • Linebacker Perry Riley registered his first sack of the season in the second quarter.
  • Brandon Banks recorded a season-long 55-yard kick return in the second quarter, his longest kick return since posting a 65-yard return vs. Minnesota on Nov. 28, 2010.
  • Billy Cundiff capped the first half with a 36-yard field goal. Cundiff remains perfect on field goal attempts shorter than 60 yards this season (5-of-5).
  • Alfred Morris scored the third rushing touchdown of his rookie season on the Redskins' first drive of the second half, finishing a nine-play, 65-yard drive with a seven-yard touchdown run.
  • Morris became the first Redskin since Ray McDonald (1967) to rush for three touchdowns in the first three weeks of a rookie season.
  • Later in the third quarter, Banks took a pitch and ran for a 21-yard gain, the longest run of his career. Banks finished the game with career highs in carries (three) and rushing yards (29).
  • The Redskins tied the game at 24-24 in the third quarter with a three-yard touchdown pass from Robert Griffin III to Santana Moss, capping a 10-play, 86-yard drive.
  • The touchdown reception was Moss' first of the season, 57th of his career, and his 38th as a member of the Redskins. Moss' 57 receiving touchdowns rank eighth among active NFL players.
  • On the Bengals' ensuing drive, the Redskins forced a fumble of Cincinnati running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis, the first fumble forced against Green-Ellis in 590 career touches. The fumble was recovered by Josh Wilson, who tied a single-season career high with his second fumble recovery of the season.
  • The fumble recovery gives Josh Wilson recoveries in consecutive games for the first time in his career.
  • Griffin III ran for his third rushing touchdown of the season with a one-yard plunge in the fourth quarter. The touchdown ties him with Al Dorow (3 in 1954) and Norm Snead (three in 1961) for most rushing touchdowns by a Redskins quarterback in a rookie season.
  • Griffin III became the first Redskins quarterback to throw and rush for a touchdown in consecutive games since Joe Theismann in Weeks 2-3 in 1980.
  • Tight end Fred Davis registered season highs in receptions (seven) and receiving yards (90).
  • Morris finished the game with 78 yards on 17 carries, becoming the seventh Redskins running back since the merger to open a season with three consecutive 75-yard rushing performances in the first three weeks of a season. He is the first to do so since Stephen Davis in 1999.
  • The game snaps the Redskins' five-game winning streak in home openers.
  • The Redskins are now 47-31-3 in home openers all-time and have won nine of their last 11 home openers.
  • The Redskins are now 11-5 in home openers at FedExField.

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