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- The Washington Redskins defeated the Buffalo Bills, 35-25, in front of an announced crowd of 80,124 people at FedExField on Sunday.
- The Redskins have now earned victories in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 7-8 last season.
- With seven wins this season, the Redskins have matched their combined win total from the 2013-14 seasons.
- The Redskins finished their regular season home slate with a 6-2 home record, the team's best since 2005 (6-2).
- The Redskins held a 21-point lead at halftime, the team's largest halftime lead since holding a 25-point advantage at Dallas on Thanksgiving Day in 2012.
- The Redskins are now 5-1 when leading after the first quarter this season and 6-3 when leading at halftime.
- The Redskins held an opponent scoreless in the first half for the fourth time this season, the team's most first-half shutouts in a single season since 1991 (five).
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The Redskins lost only six yards via penalty, the team's lowest charged penalty yardage total since Oct. 27, 2013 at Denver (five). * The win was the Redskins' first against an AFC opponent since Week 7 last season vs. Tennessee. * The Redskins earned their first victory against an AFC East opponent since Nov. 4, 2007 against the New York Jets. The win snaps an eight-game losing streak against AFC East opponents. * The game was a rematch of the Redskins' 37-24 victory in Super Bowl XXVI, one of 19 Super Bowl rematches the NFL is celebrating as part of the league's season-long celebration leading up to Super Bowl 50. * The Redskins snapped a six-game losing streak against the Bills, earning their first victory against Buffalo since Super Bowl XXVI. * The Redskins evened their all-time home record against the Bills at 3-3 and earned their first home win against Buffalo since 1990. * The Redskins now have 599 all-time victories, including postseason play.
- Quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 22-of-28 passes for 319 yards and tied his career high with four passing touchdowns. He also added a 13-yard rushing touchdown.
Cousins finished the game with a passer rating of 153.7, one-tenth of a point shy of recording a perfect passer rating for the second time this season. * The 300-yard passing game was Cousins' sixth of the season, breaking the Redskins' previous team record of five (Sonny Jurgensen in 1967, Jay Schroeder in 1986, Mark Rypien in 1989). * Cousins now has 10 career 300-yard passing games, tied with Rypien for third-most in team history. * With his 14th completion of the day – an eight-yard gain to running back Matt Jones – Cousins broke the Redskins' franchise record for pass completions in a single season (327, Jason Campbell in 2009). Cousins finishes Week 15 with 336 completions this season. * Cousins extended his career-long streak of games with a touchdown pass to 14. He is the first Redskins quarterback to open a season with a touchdown in 14 consecutive games since Pro Football Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen in 1967. * Cousins remains as one of only four NFL quarterbacks to throw a touchdown pass in every game this season (Blake Bortles, Tom Brady and Russell Wilson). * Cousins (14) is now one game shy of tying Joe Theismann (15 in 1984-85) for the second-longest streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass in team history. * Cousins became only the fourth Redskins quarterback since 1950 to record at least four passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown in a single game, joining Trent Green (Nov. 22, 1998 vs. Arizona), Rypien (Nov. 10, 1991 vs. Atlanta) and Norm Snead (Oct. 28, 1962 at the New York Giants). * With four passing touchdowns in the game, Cousins (40) tied Robert Griffin III for the 10th-most career passing touchdowns in team history. He surpassed then-No. 12 Mark Brunell (38) and then-No. 11 Jay Schroeder (39) during the contest. * Cousins is the 11th player in team history to record 40 career passing touchdowns. * Cousins became the third Redskins quarterback since the 1970 merger to record multiple games with four passing touchdowns in a single season (Rypien in 1989 and Griffin in 2012). * Cousins pushed his passing yardage total this season to 3,625, which ranks sixth in a single season in team history. * Cousins has now recorded four consecutive games with a passer rating of 100.0 or better, the longest streak of his career. He is the third Redskins quarterback since 1960 to post a streak of four or more games with a 100.0-plus passer rating (Griffin, five in 2012; Rypien, four in 1988). * Cousins finishes the regular season home slate having thrown 232 consecutive pass attempts at home without an interception dating back to Week 1 vs. Miami, the longest such home streak in team history according to the Elias Sports Bureau. *
In eight home games this season, Cousins completed 192-of-257 passes (74.7 percent) for 2,170 yards with 16 touchdowns and two interceptions for a passer rating of 117.0. * With the Redskins' regular season home schedule now concluded, Cousins' 117.0 passer rating in home games this season was the best by a Redskins quarterback since at least 1950, surpassing the 111.8 mark set by Jurgensen in 1970. * Tight end Jordan Reed posted a team-high seven receptions, gaining 84 yards with two receiving touchdowns. * Reed pushed his season receiving touchdown total to nine, tying Jerry Smith (nine in 1969 and 1970) and Pat Richter (nine in 1968) for second-most by a tight end in a single season in team history. * The multi-touchdown game was Reed's third of the season, as he became the first Redskins tight end to record at least three multi-touchdown games in a season since 1967 (four by Jerry Smith) * Wide receiver DeSean Jackson gained a season-high 153 receiving yards on six receptions with a touchdown. * The 100-yard receiving game was Jackson's first of the season and the 27th of his career. *
The Redskins opened the game with a 10-play, 84-yard drive culminating with a three-yard touchdown pass from Cousins to Reed. * The drive marked the second straight game in which the Redskins scored a touchdown on their opening drive. The Redskins have now scored opening-drive touchdowns in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 12-13 of the 2011 season. * The touchdown reception was the eighth of the season by Reed, tying him with Chris Cooley (eight in 2007) for the fifth-most by a tight end in a season in team history. * Reed has now scored a touchdown in consecutive games for the first time since a three-game scoring stretch in Weeks 7-10 earlier this season. * Cousins scored his fifth rushing touchdown of the season on a season-long 13-yard run in the second quarter. * With the rushing touchdown, Cousins broke a tie with Eddie LeBaron (four in 1955) and Joe Theismann (four in 1979) to take sole possession of second-most rushing touchdowns in a single season by a Redskins quarterback in team history. * Cousins has now rushed for touchdowns in consecutive games for the first time in his career. He is the first Redskins quarterback with a rushing touchdown in consecutive games since Robert Griffin III accomplished the feat in three straight contests in Weeks 2-4 of the 2012 season. *
Cousins' five rushing touchdowns this season tied Jameis Winston for second-most among NFL quarterbacks this season. * On the Redskins' third drive, Cousins connected with Reed for an 18-yard touchdown. The touchdown was Cousins' 20th of the season, marking the 22nd season with 20 passing touchdowns by a Redskins quarterback in team history. * The Redskins opened the game with touchdowns on their first three drives of a game for the first time since Sept. 19, 1999 in a 50-21 win at the New York Giants, a span of 268 regular season games. * In the third quarter, Cousins threw his third touchdown of the game, connecting with Jackson for a 77-yard touchdown. * The touchdown was Jackson's 20th career total touchdown of 60 yards or longer, tying Pro Football Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell for third-most in NFL history. * The play was Jackson's 33rd career reception of 50 yards or more, the most by any NFL player since Jackson entered the league in 2008. * The 77-yard reception was Jackson's longest of the season and his first since an 81-yard touchdown at Philadelphia in Week 2 of the 2014 season. * The touchdown was Jackson's 10th as a member of the Redskins and the 42nd of his career. * Wide receiver Pierre Garçon recorded his fourth touchdown of the season on a five-yard pass from Cousins in the fourth quarter. * Running back Alfred Morris recorded a career-long 48-yard run in the second quarter. His previous career long came in Week 6 of the 2013 season at Dallas (45 yards). * The Redskins converted 7-of-11 third downs (63.6 percent), the team's best third down conversion percentage since Nov. 3, 2013 (70.6 percent vs. San Diego).
- The Redskins recorded five sacks, their most since Week 4 vs. Philadelphia.
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Defensive end Ricky Jean Francois recorded his first sack as a member of the Redskins in the second quarter, the ninth sack of his career. * One play later, defensive end Jason Hatcher recorded a nine-yard sack, his second of the season. * Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan recorded the Redskins' third sack of the first half, giving him a team-high 8.5 sacks this season and giving him sacks in consecutive games for the third time this season (Weeks 4-5 and Weeks 11-12). * On the play, Kerrigan forced the 17th fumble of his career, second-most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2011. * Cornerback Will Blackmon recorded the third sack of his career and his first sack of the season in the third quarter. * Linebacker Preston Smith recorded the fourth sack of his rookie season in the fourth quarter.
. Punter Tress Way unleashed a season-long 64-yard punt in the second quarter, the third-longest punt of his career.
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