Redskins by the numbers Week 17

Redskins by the numbers Week 17
December 27, 2012, 12:45 pm
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Here is a look at some of the numbers

—The Redskins have at least two takeaways in 12 of their 15 games this year. They have one in one game (@ Bucs) and none in three games (@ Steelers, Panthers, Giants). They are 1-2 when they have no takeaways and 8-4 when they have at least one.

—Alfred Morris has been remarkably consistent this year. His low game in rushing yardage came against the Vikings when he had 47. The rookie rushed for 59 against the Steelers. Other than those two, his high game has been 120 yards and his low has been 78. His consistency could get him the team rushing record for a single season. He needs 104 yards to break Clinton Portis’ record of 1516 yards. Morris has rushed for more than 104 yards in six games this year.

—Robert Griffin III is averaging 8.3 yards per pass attempt. If he can stay at eight per attempt or more through Sunday’s game he will be the first rookie quarterback ever to crack the 8.0 yards per attempt mark. Cam Newton has the highest yards per attempt for a rookie with 7.6, a record he set last year.

—The Redskins are likely to have split receiving leaders this year. Josh Morgan will almost certainly lead the team in catches; he has 48, seven more than Pierre Garçon. But Morgan is actually fourth on the team in receiving yards with 510. Garçon (587), Santana Moss (551) and Leonard Hankerson (531) all have more. Since Garçon has 36 yards more than Moss it seems likely that he will end up leading the team for the season.

—London Fletcher leads the Redskins in interceptions with five. If he remains the team leader he will be the first linebacker to lead the team in interceptions since Lemar Marshall led the tem with four in 207. No linebacker has led the team with five interceptions since Wilber Marshall in 1991. 

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