Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Redskins Fun By The Numbers

A little trip down memory lane......I definitely do not miss swinging gate...gate. Anyway, as we near the halfway point of the NFL season. I decided to take a look at some the stats to get an idea of how good the Skins have played, and also just some 'whaddya know' figures.
My new favorite NFL player. Notice how they talk right over his head.
  • Antwaan Randle-El is dead last in punt return average amongst players with 7 or more punt returns.
  • Donovan McNabb has the 24th best passer rating in the league, at 78.8.
  • Jason Campbell's passer ratings the last 2 seasons were 86.4 and 84.3.
  • McNabb is behind both Michael Vick and Kevin Kolb in QB rating, YPA, and interception rate.
  • FO's metrics have not been updated to account for this past weekend's games, but going into the weekend, had McNabb as the 10th best quarterback overall so far (by DYAR), and as the 12th best on a per-play basis (DVOA).
  • McNabb's performance level thusfar by metrics is similar to that of Joe Flacco and Carson Palmer last year. His mediocre performance against a bad defense indicates that his numbers will decline after the week 6 stats are included though.
For all the 'we should be 4-2' talk, the Skins have really played like a 3-3 or 2-4 team. McNabb has been mediocre, and the team has managed to stay relatively healthy; the offense would be a wasteland without Tana or D-Mac. The bright side is that 5 of our 6 remaining non-division games are against teams ranked lower than us in FO's metrics, so if we can just keep up current form and sneak out another game out of our 4 remaining divisional contests, we could be playoff bound.

(Image courtesy of washingtonpost.com)

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