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Need to Know: Notes and numbers—Redskins match 2013-14 win total

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Need to Know: Notes and numbers—Redskins match 2013-14 win total

Here is what you need to know on this Monday, December 21, five days before the Washington Redskins travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles.

Redskins vs. Bills notes and numbers

—The Redskins have seven wins this year, as many as they had in the last two seasons combined. Last night's win also ensure that they will not finish in last place in the NFC East, something they have done seven times in the last eight years.

—Kirk Cousins completed 22 passes and he has 336 completions for the season. That broke the team single-season record held by Jason Campbell in 2009 (327).

—Cousins passed for 319 yards, his sixth 300-yard passing game this season. That broke the previous single-season record for 300-yard games in a season of five, help by Sonny Jurgensen (1967), Jay Schroeder (1986), and Mark Rypien (1989

—Cousins became only the fourth Redskins quarterback to throw for at least four touchdowns and rush for a touchdown in a single game, joining Trent Green (1998), Rypien (1991) and Norm Snead (1962).

—DeSean Jackson caught a 77-yard touchdown pass from Cousins in the third quarter. It was his 33rd career reception of 50 yards or more, the most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2007.

—In the last two games Jordan Reed has been targeted 16 times and has caught 16 passes for 204 yards and three touchdowns.

—The Redskins scored touchdowns on their first three drives of the game. The last time they did that was in Week 2 of the 1999 season in a 50-21 win over the Giants, a span of 268 regular season games.

Timeline

Today’s schedule: Jay Gruden news conference 3 p.m.

Days until: Redskins @ Eagles 5; Redskins @Cowboys 13; start of NFL playoffs 19

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Report: Redskins to interview former Raiders defensive coordinator

Report: Redskins to interview former Raiders defensive coordinator

The Redskins have set up another interview with a candidate to fill their vacant defensive coordinator position.

According to the Washington Post, Jason Tarver, the defensive coordinator of the Raiders from 2012-2014, will meet with the organization. The date of the interview is not known.

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Before joining the Raiders, Tarver coached in college for five years before the 49ers hired him as a quality control coach. He worked his way up to become the outside linebackers coach, a position he held from 2005-2010. Scot McCloughan was the GM of the 49ers while Tarver was coaching there.

After a year as a defensive coordinator in the college ranks at Stanford, Tarver was hired as the Raiders’ defensive coordinator. He was a defensive assistant for the 2015 49ers and he was out of football last season.

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The Redskins have announced interviews with former Browns head coach Mike Pettine and ex-Jaguars coach Gus Bradley. It was reported earlier today that they also will meet with Rob Ryan, most recently the Bills’ defensive coordinator.

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Redskins plan to interview Rob Ryan for defensive coordinator, per report

Redskins plan to interview Rob Ryan for defensive coordinator, per report

Plenty of Redskins fans wanted the team to interview Rex Ryan for defensive coordinator.

Well, a report shows they aren't talking to Rex, but instead, his brother Rob, according to Albert Breer of MMQB

Rex Ryan's track record as a defensive coordinator is very impressive.

Rob Ryan's track record as a defensive coordinator is, uh, less impressive. 

In 12 seasons as a coordinator, first in Oakland and then with Cleveland, Dallas and New Orleans, Rob Ryan has two Top 5 finishes in yards allowed. He also has finished 31st out of 32 teams in the league in yards allowed three times.

Below is a chart from Pro Football Reference showing his defensive ranks from 2004 when he became coordinator in Oakland all the way through his last job as a coordinator in New Orleans in 2015.

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The results aren't pretty.

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It should be noted that in 2016, Rob Ryan served as assistant head coach in Buffalo on his brother Rex's staff.

That team's defense finished 19th in yards allowed. 

Gus Bradley and Mike Pettine have interviewed with the Redskins for their vacant defensive coordinator opening.

Washington is also reported to have reached out to Wade Phillips, who took the same position with the Rams, and Steve Wilks, who took the same position with the Carolina Panthers. Internally, outside linebackers coach Greg Manusky also seems to be under some consideration for the position, and a report last week linked former 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula with the Washington defense.

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