Each week, we take a look at some of the game’s numbers to see what stands out – take a look at some of the statistics from Washington’s impressive 23-17 victory over the Eagles on Sunday:
203 – Total Yards Rushing for the Redskins. Until Sunday – the Eagles had only allowed 215 yards on the ground in the last FOUR games combined (54 yards per game).
158.3 – Antwaan Randle El’s quarterback rating after his 18-yard touchdown pass to Cooley. Randle El now has four career TD passes, two with the Redskins.
145 – Rushing yards for Clinton Portis on 29 carries. Putting up 5 yards per carry on a day he got handed the ball nearly 30 times is pretty darn impressive. Going into the Monday Night game, CP’s total on Sunday was tops in the NFL. He’s also second overall for the season (514 yards) behind only Michael Turner of the Falcons (543 yards).
109 – Yards receiving on 8 receptions for Chris Cooley – only 3 NFL receivers had more yards on Sunday. Add in his touchdown, and you have CC’s best game this year.
84 – Total yards of offense from Brian Westbrook. While it isn’t a ‘bad’ total, its certainly not the type of game breaking stats that Westbrook has hung on the Redskins in the past.
68 – Yard punt return touchdown by DeSean Jackson – one of the few ‘downers’ of the game for Washington. Of course, the refs blew a clipping call to make it happen, but the Redskins have now allowed two punt returns for touchdowns in just five games.
58 – Yards rushing allowed by a stiff Redskin defense. Considering that Jason Taylor, Shawn Springs and Marcus Washington all sat out – it was a tremendous team effort.
35 – Minutes of possession for the Redskins, compared to the Eagles 25 minutes. Washington continues to dominate the ball control game, on the back of Portis.
9 – Carries and 44 yards for Ladell Betts – great job coming off the bench and giving the Redskins a needed push.
4 – Big wins in a row to take the Redskins to 4-1.
3 – Field goals of more than 40 yards for Shaun Suisham (41, 48 and 50). Anyone who doesn’t see how ‘money’ this guy is just has unrealistic kicking expectations. Now that the kicking unit has their timing down with their new holder (Durant Brooks), Suisham is banging 50 yarders right down the center, with yards to spare, and in pressure situations – that’s as money as it gets!
0 – Offensive turnovers for the fifth game in a row.
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