Redskins get lots of 'firsts' in win against Chicago

Washington's 24-21 win over the Chicago Bearsat Soldier Field on Sunday saw a lot of 'firsts' for the 6-7 football team.  Most notably, the team earned their first road victory this season. The team went from, "We definitely need to win on the road" to "feeling good" about the road win.

Said quarterback Kirk Cousins, "It definitely feels good."

Jordan Reed makes a catch as Chicago's Shae McClellin trys to defend.  Photo/

Here are a few more firsts (courtesy of Redskins Public Relations).

Kirk Cousins

·      Cousins extended his career-long streak of games with a touchdown pass to 13. He is the first Redskins quarterback to open a season with a touchdown in 13 consecutive games since Pro Football Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen in 1967.
·      Cousins has now recorded a passer rating of 100.0 or better in three consecutive games for the first time in his career.
Jordan Reed (TE)
The 100-yard receiving game was the third of Reed’s career and his first of the season. It was the first 100-yard receiving game by a non-running back for the Redskins since Week 16 last season (DeSean Jackson vs. Philadelphia). 
·       Reed led the Redskins with nine receptions for 120 yards with a touchdown.
·       In two career games against Chicago, Reed has now caught 18 passes for 254 yards with two touchdowns, exceeding the 100-yard mark in both contests.
·        Reed scored on a five-yard touchdown pass from Cousins in the third quarter. The touchdown   was Reed’s seventh of the season and 10th of his career.
Alfred Morris (RB)
·         The touchdown was Morris’ first of the season and the 29th of his career.
Terrance Knighton (NT)
·     Knighton registered his first full sack as a member of the Redskins, dropping Bears quarterback Jay Cutler for a seven-yard loss in the first quarter.
Trent Murphy  (LB)
·      Murphy pushed his sack total to a career-high 3.5 sacks this season. On the play, he forced and recovered a fumble, his first forced fumble of the season and his second fumble recovery of the season.
Touchdown Drives
·      The Redskins scored a touchdown on both their opening drive of the game and their opening drive of the second half, marking the first time the team had scored an opening-drive touchdown in both halves since Nov. 29, 2009 at Philadelphia.
Also noteworthy
·       Cousins has recorded a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown in a single game on four occasions this season. Entering Sunday, Cousins was tied for second-most such games among NFL players this season, trailing only Carolina’s Cam Newton (six, entering Sunday).
·       Cousins added a three-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, his fourth rushing touchdown of the season and of his career.
·         The Redskins opened the game with a 15-play, 80-yard scoring drive, culminating in a one-yard touchdown plunge by Morris.
·         Cousins (314) exceeded the 300-completion mark for the season, the fourth 300-completion season in team history, joining Jason Campbell (315 in 2008 and 327 in 2009) and Brad Johnson (316 in 1999).
·        The Redskins gained seven first downs on their opening drive alone. In the previous 12 games, the Redskins had only gained seven or more first downs in the entire first quarter once (eight vs. New Orleans).
·      Washington’s 11 first-quarter first downs were the most by the team in an opening quarter in records available dating back to 1991.