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Redskins vs Eagles Red Zone Review

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This post is sponsored by Comcast's NFL RedZone Channel, which allows you to see all the action from inside the 20 for every NFL game.

It's never fun reviewing stats like these when your team is averaging 13.2 points a game (holy moly, the Rams are only averaging 9!). Last week against the Chiefs, the Skins only red zone opportunity was the first down after the 73-yard by Portis, and well, the Skins never gained a single yard on that drive after that run. Someone, anyone needs to step up and make a play. The Eagles D, which is great at creating turnovers (+7 this year) seems to sputter when defending the red zone. Sherm Lewis hopefully can figure it out.

Redskins Red Zone Statistics 2009
  Redskins Offense  Opponent's Offense 
@Giants 2-3 0-3
Rams 0-5 1-3
@Lions 1-2 1-3
Buccaneers  1-3 1-1
@Panthers 2-3 2-3
Chiefs 0-1 0-2
Total 6-17 5-15

 

The Birds red zone statistics are a little misleading since they score so many long TDs. The Eagles are tied for 1st in the NFL with seven 40+ passing yard plays, so Monday will be a HUGE test for Laron Landry. We all know Laron has been playing really far off the line of scrimmage, so presumably, we shouldn't see Landry chasing DeSean Jackson or Maclin from behind.

Eagles Red Zone Statistics 2009
  Eagles Offense  Opponent's Offense
@Panthers  3-3 1-3
Saints 1-5 4-6
Chiefs 2-3 2-2
BYE - -
Buccaneers  1-1 2-4
@Raiders 0-1 0-1
Total 7-13 9-16