Sunday will be the fifth meeting between the Jaguars and Redskins and the first since 2006. The Redskins have won three of the four games in the series including a 36-30 overtime win on October 1, 2006 at Washington. The Jaguars own an 18-13 mark against the NFC under head coach Jack Del Rio including a 12-3 mark at home.
Jaguars/Redskins series highlights
- September 28, 1997 - Mike Hollis connected on four field goals but the Jaguars managed only 204 total yards in the Jaguars' first meeting with the Redskins. The 24-12 road loss snapped an eight-game winning streak dating back to 1996.
- October 22, 2000 - The Jaguars turned the ball over four times and failed to score in the second half in their fifth straight loss, 35-16 at home. Fred Taylor rushed for 124 yards but the defense allowed three touchdowns and 211 yards receiving (most ever by a Jaguars opponent) to Redskins WR Albert Connell.
- November 10, 2002 - Tim Seder connected on all four field goal attempts and the Jaguars outrushed the Redskins 142 to 68 to post a 26-7 home win. The Redskins were shut out the rest of the game after scoring on their first possession.
- October 1, 2006 - The Jaguars erased a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to force overtime, but Washington scored on the opening possession of the extra period on a 68-yard touchdown reception by Santana Moss to claim a 36-30 win at FedExField. The game featured seven touchdowns, six field goals and nearly 900 yards of total offense. There are just nine players on the Jaguars' current roster who played in that game.
The Jaguars and Redskins have played six common opponents in 2010. Here's the list:
|JACKSONVILLE (4-4)||WASHINGTON (3-5)|
|Dallas||W, 35-17 (road)||W, 13-7 (home)|
|L, 30-33 (road)|
|Houston||W, 31-24 (home)||L, 27-30 (home)|
|Philadelphia||L, 3-28 (home)||W, 17-12 (road)|
|L, 28-59 (home)|
|Indianapolis||W, 31-28 (home)||L, 24-27 (home)|
|L, 24-34 (road)|
|Tennessee||L, 3-30 (home)||W, 19-16 (road)|
|W, 17-6 (road)|
|N.Y. Giants||L, 20-24 (road)||L, 7-31 (road)|
Redskins wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell played six seasons for the Jaguars from 1996-2001 and still ranks among the franchise's leaders in several categories. McCardell's career receiving totals with the Jaguars included 499 receptions for 6,393 yards and 30 touchdowns, the second-most touchdowns in franchise history. He played in the Jaguars' first eight playoff games.
Redskins coaching assistant Richmond Flowers was drafted by the Jaguars in the seventh round in 2001 and spent training camp in Jacksonville before being on the Jaguars' practice squad in the early part of the regular season.
- Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio was on the Baltimore coaching staff in 2001 while Redskins center Casey Rabach played there.
- Jaguars offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter was the head coach at Arizona State in 2006 when Redskins running back Ryan Torain played there.
- Jaguars tight ends coach Rob Boras was at Chicago with Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman from 2004-08.
- Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew and Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis played at UCLA while Redskins tight ends coach Jon Embree (2003-05) and Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan (2003) coached there.
- Jaguars defensive tackle Tyson Alualu and Redskins long snapper Nick Sundberg were teammates at California.
- Jaguars defensive tackle Leger Douzable and Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker were teammates at St. Louis.
Maryland/Virginia connections on Jaguars roster
The Jaguars have eight players with ties to Maryland/Virginia: defensive back Don Carey (Norfolk, Booker T. Washington High, Norfolk State), defensive tackle Nate Collins (Univ. of Virginia), CB Derek Cox (William & Mary), linebacker Justin Durant (Hampton Univ.), defensive end Derrick Harvey (Greenbelt, Eleanor Roosevelt High), running back Rashad Jennings (Forest, Liberty Christian Academy, Liberty Univ.), offensive tackle Eugene Monroe (Univ. of Virginia) and punter Adam Podlesh (Univ. of Maryland).
Linebackers coach Mark Duffner grew up in Annandale, Va., played at William & Mary and later was the head coach at the University of Maryland from 1992-96. Assistant defensive line coach Ben Albert (1997-2000), defensive line coach Joe Cullen (1992-98) and offensive staff assistant Matt Griffin (1994) all coached at Richmond. Offensive line coach Andy Heck served as tight ends coach at the University of Virginia from 2001-03.
Sunshine State ties on Redskins roster
The Redskins have six players with ties to Florida: linebacker H.B. Blades (Plantation, Plantation High), cornerback Phillip Buchanon (Fort Myers, Lehigh High, Univ. of Miami), kicker Graham Gano (Cantonment, JM Tate High, Florida State), quarterback Rex Grossman (Univ. of Florida), linebacker Rocky McIntosh (Univ. of Miami) and wide receiver Santana Moss (Miami, Carol City High, Univ. of Miami).
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David Garrard will play against his 30th NFL team on Sunday in the Redskins. He enters Sunday's game having never played against New Orleans or Washington.
The game will be broadcast regionally on FOX, locally on WAWS (Ch. 30 cable). Sam Rosen will handle play-by-play duties with Tim Ryan providing analysis. This will be the Jaguars' ninth consecutive home game without a blackout dating to the 2009 home finale.
Sunday's game will be broadcast on the Jaguars Radio Network which extends to 10 affiliates in Florida and Georgia. The Jaguars' flagship stations are WOKV AM & FM (690, 106.5). Brian Sexton (play-by-play) and former Jaguars defensive end Jeff Lageman (analyst) are in their eighth season together calling all Jaguars games.