Here is what you need to know on this Friday, September 26, 10 days before the Washington Redskins host the Seahawks on Monday night football.
Looking at the numbers, Redskins vs. Giants
17—The Redskins had just 17 rushing attempts. Unlike the situation during the first three games, it’s hard to really fault the play calling here. This one got out of hand in a hurry, forcing Kirk Cousins to take to the air.
4—The Giants smelled blood in the water when Cousins had to go back to pass time after time and they picked him off four times. He now has 15 interceptions in his 10 NFL appearances. By comparison, Robert Griffin III had just five picks as a rookie and he has 13 games with no interceptions and just two games where he has thrown two picks. Cousins brings a lot to the table but ball protection is not among his assets.
300—Eli Manning’s revival tour continued. After a dismal preseason and start of the season he has heated up in the last two games, throwing for a season-high 300 yards last night. Other impressive numbers were 4 (touchdowns) and 117.5 (passer rating).
58.3—On the plus side, Tress way averaged a booming 58.3 yards per punt. He just missed Sammy Baugh’s team record for punting average in a game (59.4 in 1940). Included in Way’s night was a 77-yard punt, tied for the third longest in team history.
9—After hauling in an 81-yard touchdown pass last week, DeSean Jackson caught just one pass for nine yards. He was targeted just four times. It’s possible that his ailing right shoulder was affected by the short rest between games but there has to be some degree of frustration on his part.
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—Today’s schedule: Jay Gruden news conference 3 p.m.
—Days until: Monday night Seahawks @ Redskins 10; Redskins @ Cardinals 17; Monday night Redskins @ Cowboys 31