Redskins Vs Patriots Capsule

at FedExField on December 11, 2011 in Landover, Maryland.

WASHINGTON (3-4) at NEW ENGLAND (7-0)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE — Patriots by 13 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Redskins 3-4, Patriots 4-2-1

SERIES RECORD — Redskins lead 6-3

LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Redskins 34-27, Dec. 11, 2011

LAST WEEK — Redskins had bye, beat Buccaneers 31-30 on Oct. 25; Patriots beat Dolphins 36-7

AP PRO32 RANKING — Patriots No. 1, Redskins No. 21

REDSKINS OFFENSE — OVERALL (25), RUSH (23), PASS (18).

REDSKINS DEFENSE — OVERALL (17), RUSH (30), PASS (11).

PATRIOTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (5), RUSH (30), PASS (2).

PATRIOTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (12), RUSH (7), PASS (15).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Redskins 1-10 on road under coach Jay Gruden. … Redskins coming off largest comeback victory in franchise history, rallying from 24 points down to beat Tampa Bay before bye week. … QB Kirk Cousins threw for three TDs in that game, his only game with more than one touchdown pass this season; he also ran for score on zone-read play. … When Cousins throws interception, Redskins are 0-4; when he doesn’t, they are 3-0. … Redskins haven’t won consecutive games since midway through last season. … RB Matt Jones’ three touchdowns on ground are tied for most by rookie this season. … LB Ryan Kerrigan broke right hand against Bucs and needed surgery, but is hoping to return against New England. … Patriots are 7-0 for second time in club history; only other time was 2007, when they were 18-0 before Super Bowl loss to Giants. … QB Tom Brady leads NFL in fourth-quarter passer rating at 143.5, with seven TDs, zero INTs, 76.7 completion percentage. … Overall, Brady’s 115.8 passer rating is best in league, too; he has 20 TDs and one INT. … TE Rob Gronkowski’s seven TDs lead AFC and are tied for most in NFL. … DEChandler Jones has 8 1-2 sacks in last six games. … Fantasy Tip: Redskins TEJordan Reed has emerged as Cousins’ favorite target, especially in red zone. In his last game, Reed had career-high 11 catches, including pair of TDs. Patriots RB Dion Lewis’ 349 yards receiving rank third among NFL running backs, and he has TD in four of past five games.

 

(Capsule copy and pasted from USAToday.com)


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