Monday, October 11, 2010, 9:13 p.m.
NFL.com's Michael Lombardi says that when it comes to Donovan McNabb, you have to throw the stats out the window. Sure, McNabb only averaged 7.3 yards on his 49 passing attempts on Sunday, but maybe the numbers don't tell the whole story.
"Stats are for losers," Lombardi writes. "McNabb just wins."
The Wizards endured a nightmare season in 2009-10, but Bleacher Report's Danny Doocker lists 10 reasons why the Wizards will make the playoffs this season.
Among the reasons listed are the addition of prized rookie John Wall, an increase in overall team depth, and the lack of competition in the Eastern Conference.
The Nationals may have finished at the bottom of the NL East standings this season, but they finished first when it came to an increase in TV ratings.
"Ratings for Nats games televised on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network surged 136.1 percent in 2010, well ahead of the 94.5 percent improvement of the Cincinnati Reds, the second best gainer in TV ratings during the year," writes Tucker Echols of Washington Business Journal.