The Redskins are an NFL-worst 0-5 on the road this season and have lost nine straight away from FedEx Field dating to last season.
And if Kirk Cousins and Co. don’t end their drought against the Bears on Sunday, they’ll set a new franchise record for road futility.
The Redskins have lost nine straight on the road four times in team history—2014-15, 2013-14, 2008-09, 1960-61—but they have never lost 10 road games in succession.
Washington’s current nine-game road losing streak is the longest active streak in the league.
“We understand our struggles on the road and we have to address them,” Coach Jay Gruden said this week. “We have to address them head on and go compete against Chicago.”
Among the statistical disparities between the Redskins' performances at home vs. the road, a few numbers really stand out:
- They’ve turned the ball over only six times at home but 14 times on the road.
- They’ve averaged 24.4 points per game at home but only 17.2 points on the road.
- They’ve rushed for an average of 129.6 yards at home but just 44.8 on the road.
“We just have to be composed," offensive captain Trent Williams said. "We can’t beat ourselves. When you go on the road, this team is all we have. We don’t have a crowd cheering us on. You can’t give [the opponent] an upper hand by committing penalties and shooting ourselves in the foot.”
“You can’t just put your finger on a particular thing,” Williams added, “because if that was the case, it would have been fixed. It’s always something different.”
Interestingly, the Bears are almost as bad at home as the Redskins are on the road. They’re 1-5 at Soldier Field this season and 1-8 there dating to last season.