Redskins rookie running back Matt Jones hit pay dirt on Sunday.
No, not on his 78-yard touchdown catch-and-run in Washington's 47-14 victory over the New Orleans Saints at FedExField — Jones said he saw some cash sitting on the field during the game.
Jones told reporters from ESPN.com and the Washington Post that he noticed $15 on the ground between plays and he pointed it out to receiver Pierre Garcon, who scooped up the money. Garcon stuffed it in his uniform, then handed the bills to someone on the sideline when he got a chance.
Later, Jones said, he made sure he got a cut.
It wasn't clear how the money made its way onto the playing surface.
•PREDICTABLE POINTS: The Patriots set an NFL record Sunday when they scored points in a 32nd consecutive quarter. New England marched 80 yards with the opening kickoff to Scott Chandler's 1-yard touchdown reception to surpass the St. Louis Rams of 1999-2000 — you know, the Greatest Show on Turf — and the 2005 Indianapolis Colts led by Peyton Manning for the longest such streak in NFL history. They went on to score in all four quarters of their 27-26 victory over the New York Giants. The last period in which the Patriots didn't score was the opening quarter of the season against Pittsburgh. They have been making up for it ever since.
•WRONG END ZONE AGAIN: The much-maligned Dolphins tied a record of a dubious sort. They surrendered a safety for the third consecutive game Sunday, in the first quarter of a 20-19 victory over the Eagles. That tied the 1980 Seahawks for the NFL record for most consecutive games with a safety allowed.
•HISTORIC COMPANY: Kirk Cousins, after throwing for 324 yards and four touchdowns and having a perfect passer rating of 158.3 against the Saints on Sunday, is the first Redskins quarterback with a game of at least 300 yards passing and a passer rating above 150 since Sammy Baugh in 1948.