The Redskins have been starting games well but finishing them poorly.
In aggregate they have outscored their opponents in each of the first three quarters of their five games. The Redskins have scored 38 points in the first quarter to 27 for the other team, have a 41-40 advantage in the second period and have come out of the locker room and doubled up the other team 34-17 in the third quarter. That is a 113-84 edge in the first 45 minutes of play.
But in the fourth quarter things fall apart. They have been outscored 63-27 in the final 15 minutes of play. The fourth quarter woes are why the Redskins are 2-3 instead of having a better record.
They have been outscored in the fourth quarter each game.
New Orleans WAS led 30-17 through 3 outscored 15-10
Rams WAS led 28-23 through 3 outscored 8-0
Bengals tied 24-24 through 3 outscored 14-7
TB WAS led 21-13 through 3 outscored 9-3
ATL WAS led 10-7 through 3 outscored 17-7