Here is what you need to know on this Monday, October 17, six days before the Washington Redskins travel to Detroit to play the Lions.
—Today's schedule: Jay Gruden news conference, 3 p.m., CSN and CSNmidatlantic.com
—Days until: Redskins @ Lions 6; Redskins vs. Bengals in London 13; Vikings @ Redskins 27
Redskins vs Eagles by the numbers
— The Redskins have now held three consecutive opponents to 20 or fewer points in a single season for the first time since games 3-5 of the 2011 season. The bad part about those 2011 games was that the Redskins lost two of them. The Redskins won all three of these.
—The Redskins rushed for 230 yards, the most for the team since their Week 17 win over the Cowboys in 2012 (274).
—The Redskins averaged 6.96 yards per rush. That is their best per-carry average in a game with at least 20 carries since they averaged 8.3 against the Falcons in 1985 (via Pro Football Reference). You have to go back to 1966, and their record-setting 72-41 win over the Giants to find a higher average per rush (8.7 yards)
—The last time they rushed for more yards against the Eagles was in 1984, when they had 232. John Riggins led the way with 107 yards that day.
—Ryan Kerrigan recorded two sacks, the ninth multi-sack game in his career.
—The Redskins now have four straight wins over the Eagles. The last time they won four in a row over Philly was 1985-1987.
—The Redskins outgained the Eagles in the first half 285 yards to 41. The 244-yard margin was the highest since at least 1991, when they started keeping such records. They stretched that advantage to 341-41 by driving 56 yards for a field goal on their first possession of the second half.
—The Redskins ran a stretch of 39 plays without the Eagles running a play with the exception of a kneeldown at the end of the first half. According to Elias that is the longest such stretch of plays any team has run in at least the last 25 years.
Tandler on Twitter
The #Redskins are still not an upper-echelon team but they are turning into a pretty good one. 6-2 at the bye looks realistic at this point.— Rich Tandler (@TandlerNBCS) October 16, 2016
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