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Redskins-Giants Friday Stats Pack

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*A list of stats and notes from the Washington Redskins' 32-21 loss to the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium, as compiled by Redskins Public Relations. "Redskins-Giants Friday Stats Pack" is presented by BDO by the Numbers. People who know, know BDO.
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Team:

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](http://www.bdo.com/)The Washington Redskins fell to the New York Giants, 32-21, in front of an announced crowd of 76,081 people at MetLife Stadium on Thursday. * The Redskins and Giants met for a 167th time, including postseason play. The Giants are the Redskins' most-played opponent. * The teams faced one another on a Thursday for a second straight season, marking the first time in team history the Redskins have faced a single opponent on Thursdays in back-to-back seasons. * Wide receiver Rashad Ross registered career highs in receptions (two), receiving yards (27), kickoff returns (four), kickoff return yards (158) and kickoff return touchdowns (one).


Offense:

  • Quarterback Kirk Cousins started and matched career highs in passing attempts (49) and completions (30) for 316 yards.

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The 300-yard passing game is the fifth of Cousins' career and his first since Week 6 of the 2014 season at Arizona. * Cousins (314) became the 17th quarterback in Redskins history to record 300 career completions with the team. * Running back Chris Thompson led the Redskins with eight receptions, marking the first time since Week 11 of the 2014 season that a running back has led the team in receptions in a game (Roy Helu, Jr. vs. Tampa Bay). * Thompson entered the game with seven career receptions for 37 yards. His career-high eight receptions and 57 yards more than matched his career total entering Thursday. * Thompson scored on a four-yard reception from Cousins, his second career receiving touchdown and his first of the season. The passing touchdown was Cousins' third of the season and the 21st of his career. * Last season, Thompson scored his first career touchdown on a nine-yard reception at New York. Thompson became the first member of the Redskins to record a receiving touchdown in consecutive road games against the Giants since Santana Moss across the 2011-12 seasons. * Ross recorded his first career NFL reception, gaining seven yards on a pass from Kirk Cousins in the fourth quarter. * Tight end Jordan Reed led the Redskins with 96 receiving yards on six receptions. * Reed has led the team in receiving yards in back-to-back weeks for the first time since Weeks 7-8 of his rookie season in 2013. *

Reed recorded a 20-yard reception in the second quarter. He has recorded a reception of 20 yards or more in three consecutive games for the first time in his career. * Wide receiver Jamison Crowder recorded career highs in receptions (six) and receiving yards (45) and scored the first points of his career on a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter. * The two-point conversion from Cousins to Crowder was the Redskins' first since Nov. 17, 2013 at Philadelphia, a game in which the Redskins recorded two successful two-point conversions. * The Redskins three scoring drives last 10, 13 and 12 plays, respectively. Entering the game, the Redskins were averaging 10.67 plays per scoring drive, the second-longest average in the NFL. * Wide receiver Pierre Garçon caught five passes for 64 yards. He has now recorded five or more receptions in three straight games for the first time since registering five or more receptions in all 16 games of the 2013 season. * Through three games, the Redskins have allowed only four sacks, the team's fewest through the first three games of a season since 2000 (four).


Defense:

  • Linebacker Keenan Robinson posted a game-high 13 tackles (10 solo), the second-highest total of his career (15 vs. Tennessee on Oct. 19, 2014).

Special Teams:

  • Ross scored his first career kickoff return touchdown on a 101-yard return in the fourth quarter.
  • Ross' kickoff return touchdown was the Redskins' first since Oct. 31, 2010 (Brandon Banks, 96 yards at Detroit)
  • Ross' 101-yard kickoff return tied Brian Mitchell for the second-longest in team history (vs. SD on Dec. 6, 1998).
  • Ross' 158 kickoff return yards were the most by a member of the Redskins in a single game since Dec. 8, 2013 (Niles Paul, 179).
  • Kicker Dustin Hopkins scored the Redskins' first points of the game, converting a 44-yard attempt in the second quarter.

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