LOS ANGELES—Here is what you need to know on this Monday, September 18, six days before the Washington Redskins play the Raiders at FedEx Field.
Today’s schedule: Jay Gruden conference call 3 p.m.
—Sunday night Raiders @ Redskins (9/24) 6
—Monday night Redskins @ Chiefs (10/2) 14
—Cowboys @ Redskins (10/29) 41
Redskins vs. Rams by the numbers
—The Redskins rushed for 229 yards against the Rams, the second-most under Jay Gruden. They just missed having the best rushing game with Gruden, falling a yard short of the 230 yards they got against the Eagles in Week 6 last year.
—They got 167 rushing yards in the first half, the most the team has compiled in the first half of a game since they got 174 in the first half against the Bucs on December 12, 2010.
—Robert Kelley rushed for 79 yards, Chris Thompson gained 77 on the ground and Samaje Perine got 67. The Redskins have not had three backs gain 65 yards or more in a game since December 1, 1957, when Ed Sutton (72), Jim Podoley (71) and Don Bosseler (68) did it.
—Kelley rushed for 63 yards in the first quarter. That’s the most in the opening quarter since Alfred Morris gained 70 in Week 14 of 2012.
—Thompson’s 77 yards came on just three carries. His average of 25.7 yards per carry was the best ever for a Redskin who had at least three carries in a game.
—Vernon Davis’ 18-yard catch in the third quarter was career catch No. 596, moving him into 10th place all-time in tight end receptions.
— Kirk Cousins started his 34th consecutive regular season game for the Redskins, already the third-longest streak by a Redskins quarterback since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger behind Joe Theismann (60 from 1980-84) and Mark Rypien (41 from 1990-93).
Tandler on Twitter
This tweet went out after the Rams game-tying field goal as the Redskins were getting ready to start what would be the game-winning drive.
#Redskins have 75 yards of offense and zero points this half. They’ll need to score to come off with a win.— Rich Tandler (@TandlerNBCS) September 17, 2017
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- Mason Foster explains fixing his own dislocated shoulder
- Reed exits Rams game with chest injury
- Thompson goes the distance for 61-yard TD
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