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Redskins-Dolphins Monday Stats Pack

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A list of stats and notes from the Washington Redskins' 17-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins at FedExField, as compiled by Redskins Public Relations.

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](http://www.bdo.com/)The Washington Redskins lost to the Miami Dolphins, 17-10, in front of an announced crowd of 76,512 people at FedExField on Sunday.

  • The Redskins outgained the Dolphins, 349-256, including a 161-74 edge in rushing yards.
  • The game was the first of 19 games on the 2015 NFL schedule that represent Super Bowl rematches. Joe Theismann and Bob Griese served as honorary team captains for the Redskins and Dolphins, respectively.
  • The game kicked off the Redskins' 84th season in franchise history and the franchise's 79th representing Washington, D.C.
  • Including Washington's season opener at Houston last season, the opener against Miami represented the first time the Redskins had opened against AFC opponents in consecutive seasons since 1978-79 (at New England and vs. Houston).
  • The Redskins are now 40-40-4 all-time in season openers, including a 24-22 record in openers since the 1970 merger.
  • The Redskins remain 8-4 all-time in Week 1 games at FedExField.
  • The game snapped a streak of seven consecutive games won by the home team in the Redskins/Dolphins series dating back to 1987.
  • Seven Redskins rookies made their NFL debuts: guard Brandon Scherff, linebacker Preston Smith, running back Matt Jones, wide receiver Jamison Crowder, linebacker Martrell Spaight, safety Kyshoen Jarrett and linebacker Houston Bates.

Offense:

  • The Redskins recorded 161 rushing yards on 37 attempts, both the second-highest totals of the Jay Gruden era (42 carries for 191 yards vs. Jacksonville on Sept. 14, 2014).
  • The Redskins possessed the ball for 37:57, the team's longest time of possession since recording 39:01 of possession vs. Jacksonville last season.

Check out these top photos from the Washington Redskins' 2015 Week 1 matchup against the Miami Dolphins Sept. 13, 2015, at FedExField.

Running back Alfred Morris gained a game-high 121 rushing yards on 25 carries. * Morris recorded his 12th career 100-yard rushing game, tying him with Earnest Byner, Terry Allen and George Rogers for fifth-most in franchise history. * Morris became the sixth player in franchise history to reach 4,000 career rushing yards as a member of the Redskins, joining John Riggins, Clinton Portis, Larry Brown, Stephen Davis and Terry Allen. * With the 122-yard effort, Morris (4,083) now sits three yards shy of Terry Allen (4,086) for fifth-most rushing yards in Redskins history. * Morris played in his 49th consecutive regular season game, extending the longest active streak among NFC running backs. * Quarterback Kirk Cousins started and completed 21-of-31 passes for 196 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. *

Tight end Jordan Reed posted a team-high seven receptions for 63 yards with a touchdown. * Wide receiver Pierre Garçon recorded a team-high 74 receiving yards on six receptions. * The Redskins opened the scoring on a 12-play, 54-yard drive that culminated in a 45-yard field goal by kicker Kai Forbath. The Redskins have scored first in four consecutive season openers. * The Redskins scored their first touchdown of the season on a three-yard touchdown pass from Cousins to tight end Jordan Reed. * The touchdown pass was the 19th passing touchdown of Cousins' career and the fourth receiving touchdown of Reed's career. * The Redskins' first touchdown capped a 17-play drive, the team's first 17-play scoring drive since Oct. 21, 2012 against the New York Giants. * Washington recorded 25 first-half rushing attempts, their most since a 28-attempt first half at Philadelphia on Nov. 17, 2013. * Tight end Derek Carrier recorded his first reception as a member of the Redskins on a nine-yard pass from Cousins in the second quarter. * Wide receiver DeSean Jackson recorded his 100th career regular season start.


Defense:

  • Linebacker Preston Smith recorded his first career sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery on a single play in the third quarter.
  • Defensive end Jason Hatcher recorded the team's first sack of the season, giving him 33.5 for his career.
  • Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan split a sack with defensive lineman Chris Baker, pushing Kerrigan's sack career total to 38.5 putting him only 1.5 sacks shy of fifth place in team history.

Special Teams:

  • Forbath's field goal was the 60th made field goal of his* *career, moving him into sole possession of fifth place in franchise history in that category.
  • Running back Chris Thompson recorded a career-long 36-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter.

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