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Behind Enemy Lines: Redskins



LAST TIME OUT: The Redskins offense totaled a season-high 463 yards against the Patriots, but missed a late opportunity deep in New England territory to tie the game. Santana Moss, after being called for offensive passing interference on a touchdown catch two plays earlier, tipped a Rex Grossman pass into the hands of linebacker Jarod Mayo at the five-yard line. Tom Brady took a knee with 20 seconds remaining as Washington fell, 34-27. RECORD: 4-9, 2-4 road. STREAK: Lost 2 (eight in nine games). HEAD COACH: Mike Shanahan, 18th year (164-122 overall). REDSKINS/GIANTS CONNECTIONS:      - Offensive line coach Pat Flaherty (Redskins TE coach in 2000).
     - Defensive line coach Robert Nunn (same position with the Redskins in 2003).
     - TE coach Michael Pope (worked with Washington's tight ends from 1997-99).
     - WR Devin Thomas (Redskins' 2nd round draft choice in 2008, played in 34 games).
     - Redskins DT Barry Cofield (Giants' 4th round draft choice in 2006, played from 2006-10).
FRANCHISE VS. FRANCHISE: The Giants lead the series, 91-62-4. The two teams have played two postseason games, and the series is tied, 1-1. Head Coach Tom Coughlin is 12-6 against the Redskins in his career (11-4 with the Giants). DID YOU KNOW: Grossman threw his fourth red zone interception of the season Sunday, tying him for the league lead in that category (Michael Vick, Josh Freeman). PASSING: 237.9 YDS/G (12th in NFL). OPP. PASSING: 219.8 (13th). RUSHING: 93.8 (31st). OPP. RUSHING: 113.6 (17th). **

PTS/G:17.6 (27th).OPP. PTS/G:22.3 (10th). * *



BACK IN ASHBURN, VA.: "You're playing for that opportunity to come back and be a part of the football team, especially when you don't have a shot at the playoffs," Shanahan said on Monday. "Everybody's playing for jobs and coaching for jobs."

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