Here is what you need to know on this Thursday, November 6, 10 days before the Washington Redskins host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at FedEx Field.
Notes and numbers from the first nine weeks
We’re at the bye, time to take a look at what the Redskins are doing right and where the need to improve. They are doing some things well in the passing game on both sides of the ball. Here are a few numbers:
—8.1 yards per pass (1st in the NFL)—A lot of this is the combination of Griffin, McCoy, and Cousins to DeSean Jackson. But not everything goes to Jackson and the fact that the three QBs have combined to complete better than two out of three passes (67.2 percent, 3rd in the NFL) helps.
—6.2 yards per offensive play (3rd)—So the Redskins aren’t just moving the ball through the air, they are getting enough done on the ground to gain more yards per play than any team but the Saints and Broncos.
—7.7 percent sack rate on defense (9th)—This isn’t where a defense that spent over $20 million in guaranteed money on pass rushers (Brian Orakpo and Jason Hatcher) wants to be but top 10 isn’t bad.
—6.2 net yards per opponent pass attempt (9th)—This factors sacks and yards lost into the yards per pass attempt.
—Today’s schedule: No availability; bye week
—Days until: Bucs @ Redskins 10; Redskins @ 49ers 17; Redskins @ Colts 24
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