In a Redskins-Bears game where nobody seemed to be able to hold onto the football, it's only fitting that the best receiver was a defensive player. DeAngelo Hall, the self-proclaimed leader of the Redskins defense, was the catalyst today, intercepting Bears quarterback Jay Cutler four times in the second half to lead the Redskins to a 17-14 victory.
To put this into perspective, below the jump, here are five facts about Hall's four-interception afternoon.
- Hall became the 19th player to intercept four balls in a game, the most recent one being Deltha O'Neal of the Broncos in 2001. However, none of those players got all four of those interceptions in the second half of a game.
- Hall had four "receptions" in this game. Redskins receivers not named Chris Cooley or Santana Moss had five combined.
- Let's assume Hall is a fantasy player that gets two points per interception, six points for a touchdown and 10 yards per point. If so, he would have had 23.2 fantasy points today. Through the early games, only
eightnine players eclipsed that total (Kenny Britt, Roddy White, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Lee Evans, Carson Palmer, Michael Turner, David Gettis and Matt Ryan). UPDATE: As mentioned on Twitter, Cleveland's David Bowens would have had 25.4 points, thanks to two interception returns for touchdowns. So, nine players.
- If DeAngelo Hall was a wide receiver, using this scoring system, he would have 36.4 fantasy points this year. Coming into this week, the following players had fewer points than that: Ryan Matthews, Felix Jones, Marques Colston, Hines Ward, Jason Witten, Mike Sims-Walker, Steve Smith of the Panthers, Pierre Garcon, Kellen Winslow, C.J. Spiller, T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Beanie Wells.
- Only two Redskins offensive players have ever scored four touchdowns in a game: wide receiver Dick James in a 1961 game against the Cowboys and running back Larry Brown in a 1973 game against the Eagles. (This according to the Redskins' media guide). An interception isn't a touchdown, but it's certainly close to the defensive equivalent, right?