Despite losing their best player to a terrible knee injury, and despite playing on the road vs. a team on a seven-game winning streak, and despite making crucial mistakes including a major blunder at the end of the first half, at one point, the Redskins had more than a 99 percent chance of beating the Saints Sunday.
And, well, you know what happened.
After a holding penalty on the Saints' fourth quarter drive that followed a Kirk Cousins to Jeremy Sprinkle touchdown pass, Washington's odds of winning the matchup were set at 99.6 percent.
In case simply reading that number isn't painful enough, here's a graph that'll make it painful-er:
Following the flag, all the Saints would do is go on to score on that drive, score on their next drive, convert on the two-point conversion, hold the Redskins twice and then kick the game-winning field goal in overtime, a sequence of events that, according to ESPN, had a less than 1/100 chance of happening.
Since we're talking about numbers, here's another one for you: As of this post, the Redskins have 99 hours until they have to turn around and play the Giants on Thanksgiving. So that's nice.