By the numbers: Redskins on record-setting rushing pace

By the numbers: Redskins on record-setting rushing pace
November 12, 2012, 2:15 pm
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Here is a six pack numbers relevant to the 2012 Redskins:

3—The number of interceptions thrown by Robert Griffin III this year. Rex Grossman and John Beck combined to throw 24 last year and Grossman and Donovan McNabb threw a total of 19 in 2010. No Redskins quarterback has thrown fewer picks in the first nine games of the season since Jason Campbell threw two in 2008. Campbell finished the season with six picks.

724—The number of yards Alfred Morris would have to rush for in order to beat Clinton Portis’ team record of 1516 set in 2005. That means he would have to average a shade over 103 yards per game to break it. That seems unlikely although Portis averaged 107 yards per game over the Redskins last seven games in 2005 to set the record.

40—The number of receptions that Josh Morgan will need surpass Jabar Gaffney’s team-leading total of 68 from last year. He may be able to do that but he probably won’t gain the 639 yards he would need to surpass Gaffney’s yardage total from 2011.

19—The number of consecutive third downs the Redskins would have to convert to get their rate up to the league average. They have converted 32 of 112 third downs (29.6%) and the league average is 38.5 percent.

2632—The number of yards the Redskins are on pace to rush for. That would just break the team record of 2625 set in 1983.

615—The number of yards by which the Redskins have outrushed the opposition (1481-866). They have not gained that many more rushing yards than they have give up over a full season since 1991 when they had a 704-yard margin in rushing (2049-1345).