Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE
Redskins rank good and bad in categories, but the real dagger is the Redskins lead the league in penalties, which has a major affect of why they have the NFL's worst 3rd down conversion percentage.
- The Redskins are 0-2 after a BYE with Shanahan. Both of those losses were at Fedex Field vs the Eagles. One was the Monday Night Massacre and other they lost by one score.
The Eagles lost Todd Herremans for the season. The Eagles promoted Guard, Julian Vandervelde from their practice squad to fill Herremans' roster spot.
- Through eight games, the porous Philadelphia Eagles offensive line has allowed 27 sacks and a league-worst 71 quarterback hits.
- The Redskins rank 1st in NFL (yards per carry) when rushing on either end of the Tackle. 25th up the middle.
- Redskins #2 in NFL for rushing yards per game (164.6)
- Redskins rank 13th in time of possession averaging 30:59 per game. What makes this stat useless is the woeful Kansas City Chiefs have the 3rd best time of possession at 32:38.
- As Rich Campbell pointed out, Santana Moss has 5 TDs. All the other Redskins WRs...none have more than 1.
- The Redskins have the 8th best turnover ratio at +7. Teams directly above them are the Pats, Falcons, Ravens. The teams directly below then are the Packers and 49ers. The Redskins' defense has not forced a turnover in over 2 games going back to the 4th quarter vs Giants.
- Redskins rank dead last in 3rd down percentage at 32%. The top 4 teams are 47% or better (PIT, NE, ATL, DEN).
- Redskins have most penalties (75) for most yards (649) in the NFL. Next closest team is Baltimore with 66.
Although having a high turnover ratio margin usually relates to a great win record, it's clear as day that the ridiculous number of penalties have forced too many 3rd and long situations, which is essentially a turnover. This healthy, Redskins OLine worked together last year and all camp. There's no excuses for these penalties. Next week I'll post a breakdown of every player and their penalty totals.