- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

WASHINGTON (3-4) at NEW ENGLAND (7-0)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Patriots by 13 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Redskins 3-4, Patriots 4-2-1

SERIES RECORD - Redskins lead 6-3

LAST MEETING - Patriots beat Redskins 34-27, Dec. 11, 2011

LAST WEEK - Redskins had bye, beat Buccaneers 31-30 on Oct. 25; Patriots beat Dolphins 36-7

AP PRO32 RANKING - Patriots No. 1, Redskins No. 21

REDSKINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (23), PASS (18).

REDSKINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (30), PASS (11).

PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (30), PASS (2).

PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (7), PASS (15).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Redskins 1-10 on road under coach Jay Gruden. … Redskins coming off largest comeback victory in franchise history, rallying from 24 points down to beat Tampa Bay before bye week. … QB Kirk Cousins threw for three TDs in that game, his only game with more than one touchdown pass this season; he also ran for score on zone-read play. … When Cousins throws interception, Redskins are 0-4; when he doesn’t, they are 3-0. … Redskins haven’t won consecutive games since midway through last season. … RB Matt Jones’ three touchdowns on ground are tied for most by rookie this season. … LB Ryan Kerrigan broke right hand against Bucs and needed surgery, but is hoping to return against New England. … Patriots are 7-0 for second time in club history; only other time was 2007, when they were 18-0 before Super Bowl loss to Giants. … QB Tom Brady leads NFL in fourth-quarter passer rating at 143.5, with seven TDs, zero INTs, 76.7 completion percentage. … Overall, Brady’s 115.8 passer rating is best in league, too; he has 20 TDs and one INT. … TE Rob Gronkowski’s seven TDs lead AFC and are tied for second-most in NFL. … DE Chandler Jones has 8 1-2 sacks in last six games. … Fantasy Tip: Redskins TE Jordan Reed has emerged as Cousins’ favorite target, especially in red zone. In his last game, Reed had career-high 11 catches, including pair of TDs. Patriots RB Dion Lewis’ 349 yards receiving rank third among NFL running backs, and he has TD in four of past five games.

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