Redskins by the numbers: Morris getting close to record

Redskins by the numbers: Morris getting close to record
December 21, 2012, 10:00 am

Here our weekly look at some interesting numbers:

--Alfred Morris needs 195 rushing yards to break the team record of 1516 held by Clinton Portis. He set that record during the Redskins’ playoff run in 2005. Morris needs to average 97.5 yards per game to get the record, just above his season average of 94 yards per game.

--The Redskins have scored 381 points in 14 games. Just once since their 1991 Super Bowl season have they put up more points than that for a full 16 game season. That was in 1999 when they scored 443. If the Redskins can average 32 points in their last two games they will push past that 1999 total and become the highest-scoring Redskins team in over 20 years.

--It is likely after Josh Morgan and Pierre Garçon catch their first passes on Sunday the each will move over 500 receiving yards on the year. They would join Santana Moss and Leonard Hankerson to give the Redskinsplayers with over 500 yards in a season since 2000.

--Kory Lichtensteiger has committed 11 accepted penalties this year, by far the most on the team. He has six false starts, three holding calls, and has been hit for unnecessary roughness and for being an ineligible receiver downfield once each. DeAngelo Hall, Logan Paulsen, and Josh Wilson are tied for second with seven apiece.

--The Redskins were plus one in turnovers against the Browns, intercepting two passes and throwing one pick. That pushes the Redskins up to +13 in turnover ratio on the season. If they can finish the season with at least that margin or better it will be their best performance in that category since 1991 when they were +30. The team and NFL record was produced by the 1983 Redskins who were an astounding +46. The Redskins two remaining opponents are a combined minus-31 on year (Eagles -22, Cowboys -9).

--The Redskins are in the top five in eight of the 18 major offensive statistics that the NFL tracks: yards/game (ranked no. 4), yards/play (1), rushing yards/game (1), rushing yards/play (3), passing yards/play (1), interception rate (3), 4th down percentage (2), goal to go percentage (3), and points/game (5). In addition to those categories, they are top 10 in first downs/game (8), red zone percentage (10), and average time of possession (tied for 9). 

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