List of Records the 2012 Redskins Broke

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With the 2012 regular season in the books, RGIII and Alfred Morris led an offense that saw many records broken.

A sampling of NFL records the Redskins set and milestones reached in 2012 provided via NFL Communications. Included are stats for team and individual player.

Team Records:

  • Won the NFC East for the first time since 1999.
  • Became the fifth team in NFL history to qualify for the playoffs after a 3-6 start.
  • MIKE SHANAHAN (175) surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famers BUD GRANT (168), PAUL BROWN (170) and JOE GIBBS (171) and MIKE HOLMGREN (174) for 11th place all-time in career victories.
  • Rookie QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III passed for 3,200 yards with 20 touchdowns versus five interceptions for a 102.4 rating and rushed for 815 yards with seven touchdowns. Griffin is Washington's first quarterback to reach 3,000 passing yards and 15 passing TDs while surrendering fewer than 10 interceptions.
  • Rookie RB ALFRED MORRIS finished second in the NFL with a team-record 1,613 rushing yards.
  • Morris (13) recorded more rushing touchdowns than any Redskins rookie. His 13 rushing TDs led the NFC and were the second-most in the NFL.
  • Griffin and Morris are the first rookie teammates with 3,000+ yards passing and 1,500+ rushing yards. The pair is also the first QB-RB combo to rush for at least 500 yards each in their rookie season.
  • Redskins became the 5th team in NFL history to qualify for playoffs after 3-6 start.

Player Records:

London Fletcher He and RONDE BARBER have the longest current streaks of consecutive games played (240).
Robert Griffin III

  • Rushed for 815 yards, the most by a rookie quarterback in NFL history (CAM NEWTON, 706 in 2011). He is one of only three quarterbacks since 1970 to reach 800 rushing yards in a single season, joining RANDALL CUNNINGHAM, BOBBY DOUGLASS, and MICHAEL VICK (two times).
  • Griffin (102.4) and RUSSELL WILSON (100) are the only qualifying rookies in NFL history with a 100+ passer rating. His 158.3 single-game passer rating in Week 11 is the highest among rookie quarterbacks (min. 15 attempts) in league annals, surpassing BEN ROETHLISBERGER's 158.0 passer rating on December 5, 2004.
  • He is the first player in NFL history with at least four 60+ yard touchdown passes and a 60+ yard rushing touchdown in a season.
  • Became the only rookie in NFL history with back-to-back four touchdown pass games (Week 11 and 12).
  • Threw for 320 yards on Kickoff Weekend, joining ANDREW LUCK (309), PEYTON MANNING (302) and Newton (422) as only rookies to throw for at least 300 yards on Kickoff Weekend. He is the only player in NFL history to pass for at least 300 yards and two touchdowns without throwing an interception in his NFL debut.
  • Completed an 88-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter of his NFL debut for his first career TD, tied with ED RUBBERT (1987) for the second-longest touchdown pass in a player's NFL debut (NEIL O'DONNELL, 89 yards, 1991).
  • In Week 6, he joined Vick (December 1, 2002) as the only quarterbacks to rush for at least 130 yards and two touchdowns in a game since 1970.
Alfred Morris
  • Broke Clinton Portis' franchise record with 1,613 rushing yards
Kai Forbath
  • Set the NFL record for consecutive field goals made to start a career with a pair of kicks in the first half of Washington's win over the Eagles (17).

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