Stats: Redskins Rank NFL Best in Time of Possession through 2 games

I thought after two weeks of solid play, I'd collect all the Redskins stats and take a litmus test to measure how we compare with the other teams in the league. It's about what one would expect: Middle of the pack. However a few stats jump out including the Redskins ranking #1 in time of possession 35:33. That's how you win games!

Redskins

Giants/Cardinals

1st Downs

49

31

Time of Possession Average

35:33

24:24

Turnovers

3

3

Penalties

6/40

18/160

Red Zone

5-11

3-4

3rd down efficiency

11-31

4-19

4th down efficiency

2-2

0-1

Total yards

787

639

Rushing yards

246

168

Passing Yards

541

471

Fumbles/Lost

1/1

3/1

Yards per rush

4.0

4.8

QB rating

90.6

81.3

Touchdowns

6 (4 passing, 1 rushing, 1 ST)

5 (3 rushing, 2 passing)

 

  • In both games the Redskins trailed 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Redskins are outscoring their opponent 24-7 in the 2nd quarter.
  • The Redskins defense ranks bottom 3 in rushes up the middle & left middle - allowing almost 10 yards a carry on 7 carries.
  • Redskins have run the ball a NFL leading 22 times to the left end (behind Trent) for a 4.68 average (20th).
  • Redskins rank 6th in first downs with 49.
  • Redskins rank 1st (tied with SAN) for most plays from scrimmage.
  • Redskins rank #1 in NFL time of possession: 35:33
  • Redskins rank 17th in yards per play (5.5)
  • Last season, Grossman completed 57.7 pct of his short passes, which was second worst in the league among passers with at least 90 attempts.
  • Redskins are outscoring opponents 19-7 in 4th quarter 
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