Reporting Chuck Carroll
LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — After lying dormant through much of the first three games of the season, the Washington Redskins defense sprung to life Sunday against the Oakland Raiders en route to their first win of the year.
Here are eight facts about the performance of Jim Haslett’s following the win.
1.) Matt Flynn was sacked seven times. It was the most sacks in a single game by the Redskins defense since Week 4 of the 2011 season (31-game span) when they recorded seven against the St. Louis Rams.
2.) The last time the Redskins had at least three defenders with multiple sacks in a single game was Dec. 19, 1993 against the Atlanta Falcons when Monte Coleman, Al Noga and Sterling Palmer got to the quarterback.
3.) The same game in 1993 was also the last time the Redskins had seven or more sacks a pick six in the single game.
4.) It was the fourth time since 1982 that Washington has accomplished the seven-sack, pick six combo in a single game.
5.) In two career games against the Oakland Raiders, Brian Orakpo has recorded a total of six sacks.
6.) Washington has already tied last season’s total number of games with three or more sacks. They’ve recorded a trifecta (or more) in three of the first four games this season.
7.) The Redskins have recorded pick sixes on consecutive weeks (DeAngelo Hall vs. Lions and David Amerson vs. Raiders) for the first time since Weeks 5 and 6 last season when Ryan Kerrigan and Madieu Williams accomplished the feat.
8.) Amerson’s 45-yard interception return for a touchdown was the longest by a Redskins rookie since Champ Bailey’s 59-yard pick six against the Arizona Cardinals on Oct. 17, 1999.