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Redskins-Colts Post-Game Notes

The following is a complete recap of news and notes from the Redskins' 27-24 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, courtesy of Redskins Public Relations:

  • Wide receiver Anthony Armstrong's five catches were a career high, surpassing the three he had last week against Green Bay.
  • Brandon Banks' 44-yard kick return was a career long and the longest for the Redskins since Rock Cartwright's 87-yarder at Cincinnati on Dec. 14, 2008.
  • Linebacker H.B. Blades made his first start of the season, the sixth of his career and the first since last season's finale at San Diego.
  • Linebacker Andre Carter's third-quarter fumble recovery was his first since Oct. 28, 2007 at New England.
  • Tight end Chris Cooley's five catches gave him 371 for his career, moving him past Alge Crumpler (368, active) and tying him with Randy McMichael (371, active) for the 31st-most catches among tight ends in NFL history.
  • Cooley's 37 receiving yards moved him past Ken Dilger (4,099) into 47th place among tight ends in NFL history in receiving yards.
  • Linebacker London Fletcher played in his 198th consecutive game. He is currently tied with Indianapolis' Peyton Manning for the second-longest active streak behind Minnesota's Brett Favre (292).
  • Fletcher started his 158th straight contest. He is currently fourth among all NFL players in consecutive starts behind Favre (289), Manning (198) and Tampa Bay's Ronde Barber (173). Fletcher has the longest consecutive starts streak among active linebackers by 73 games over Dallas' Bradie James, who is second with 85.
  • Fletcher's 60 tackles (according to NFL GSIS) rank third in the NFL.
  • Safety LaRon Landry's 63 tackles (according to NFL GSIS) lead the NFL.
  • With 246 passing yards, quarterback Donovan McNabb moved past Steve DeBerg (34,241) for 18th place on the NFL's all-time passing list. McNabb now has 34,434 for his career.
  • With 29 completions, McNabb moved past Hall of Famer Troy Aikman (2,898) into 14th in NFL history in completions. He now has 2,926 for his career.
  • McNabb's 29 completions were his season single-game high, surpassing the 28 he had in Week 2 against Houston.
  • McNabb's 1,561 passing yards on the season rank sixth in the NFL.
  • With 77 receiving yards on Sunday, Santana Moss now has 5,512 in his Redskins career, which moved him past Jerry Smith (5,496) for the sixth-most receiving yards in Redskins history.
  • Moss now has 7,928 career receiving yards, which moves him past Jimmy Orr (7,914) and Jackie Smith (7,918) into 82nd on the NFL's all-time receiving yards list.
  • Moss's eight catches gave him 537 for his career, moving him past Haywood Jeffries (535) and tying him with Hall of Famer John Stallworth (537) for 93rd place on the NFL's all-time receptions list.
  • Moss ranks tied for fourth in the NFL with 37 receptions.
  • Moss ranks ninth in the NFL with 485 receiving yards.
  • Brian Orakpo's forced fumble in the third quarter was his first since Dec. 13, 2009, at Oakland.
  • five sacks on the season are tied for ninth in the NFL.
  • Carlos Rogers' nine passes defensed (according to NFL GSIS) rank tied for second in the NFL.
  • Running back Ryan Torain recorded his second and third rushing touchdowns of the season, which is a career high, surpassing the one he had in 2008 as a member of the Denver Broncos.
  • Torain's 100 rushing yards were the most by a Redskins player in 13 games, since Ladell Betts had 114 against Denver on Nov. 15, 2009.
  • Torain's 68 yards in the first half were the most for a Redskins player in a half this season, surpassing the 51 Clinton Portis had in the second half against Dallas in Week 1. It was the most for a Redskins player in a first half since Portis had 69 at Seattle on Nov. 23, 2008.
  • Torain became the first Redskins player to rush for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns in the same game since Clinton Portis on Oct. 12, 2008, against St. Louis.
  • Torain's 20 carries were a Redskins individual season high, surpassing the 18 Portis had in Week 1.
  • Rookie running back Keiland Williams scored his first career touchdown on an eight-yard pass from McNabb in the fourth quarter.
  • The three takeaways by the Redskins were their most since Sept. 14, 2008, against New Orleans (three).
  • The Redskins' three fumble recoveries were their most since the 2005 season finale at Philadelphia when they had four.
  • The Redskins have lost one fumble on the season, tied for the fewest in the NFL.
  • Over the last three games against the Eagles, Packers and Colts, the Redskins defense has held its opponents to a combined 13-of-37 (27%) on third down.
  • The 17 points the Redskins scored in the third and fourth quarters were the most they scored in a second half since Week 14 of last year at Oakland, when they also scored 17.
  • The Redskins' 12-play, 92-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter tied their season-long for scoring drives in terms of both plays and yards. Their 89-yard drive in the first quarter represents the third-longest of the season.
  • The Redskins' streak of four straight games with completions of at least 50 yards was snapped.
  • The 57-yard touchdown pass by Peyton Manning to Pierre Garcon in the first quarter was the longest pass play surrendered by the Redskins this season.
  • The Redskins sold out a home game for the 354th consecutive time, including playoffs. It was the 134th consecutive sellout at FedExField, which accounts for all regular season, postseason and preseason contests.
  • The Redskins faced the Colts for the first time since Oct. 22, 2006, at Indianapolis, in a contest the Colts won, 36-22.
  • The Redskins played the Colts at home for the first time since Oct. 27, 2002, which was also a Sunday night contest.
  • The Redskins lost at home to the Colts for the first time in six games. The Colts' last win at Washington came on Oct. 29, 1967, at D.C. Stadium.
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