Here are the pertinent and painful numbers from the Redskins 23-0 loss to the Buffalo Bills at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario.
262 – Yards passing from Ryan Fitzpatrick, on an extremely efficient 20 of 27 day. He had two touchdowns, and in parts of the game, picked apart the Redskins secondary seemingly at will.
208 – Yard passing for John Beck. When you remove the yards he lost on sacks (which official net yardage results do), Beck had 152 yards. He lost 56 yards on sacks.
120 – Yards rushing for Fred Jackson, on 26 carries. He was a little below his season average of 5.7 yards per carry (4.6) and his longest was 43 yards. He tacked on an impressive 74 yards on just 3 receptions, to finish with just under 200 all purpose yards (194). Comparatively, the Redskins finished with an official net yardage total of 178 yards.
94 – Yards receiving for Fred Davis on 8 receptions. Both numbers led all Redskins in both categories, and Davis was one of the few Redskins that could not be accused of mailing it in. He continues to impress, and has become the most, if not the only, dependable option for the offense.
54 – Yards in penalties for the Redskins , on just 3 calls. The bulk of them came on a tough 34-yard pass interference call against Josh Wilson.
53.6 – Beck’s QB rating. Ouch.
26 – There was a lot of 26’s this week, as in 26th place, as it pertains to the Redskins team totals after an abysmal game against Buffalo. Washington’s 16.6 points scored per game is 26th in the NFL. Washington’s 95.3 yards rushing is 26th in the NFL. Washington’s 22 sacks allowed is 26th in the NFL.
25 – Minutes of possession for the Redskins, to the Bills 35 minutes.
20 – Tackles for London Fletcher to lead all Redskins (12 solo, 8 assists). The middle linebacker was questionable with a hamstring injury, but the ageless wonder did what he always does – toughed it out and went out and made plays. He also split a sack with Stephen Bowen.
14 – Yards rushing for Torain on 8 carries. A 1.8 yard average isn’t going to win a running back much opportunity, but at the same time, Torain has to be given an opportunity to run the ball more than 8 times to make a mark.
10 – Sacks given up by the Redskins. The statistics adjustment on Wednesday that saw the Bills’ sack total changed from 9 to 10, means that the ’91 Redskins gave up fewer sacks in the regular and post-season, in 19 games, than the Redskins allowed on Sunday. It is also a new franchise low.
10 – First downs for the Redskins. That kind of offensive efficiency won’t win you many games.
6 – Punts for Sav Rocca. Teams won’t win many games that their punter kicks 6 times, but at least he averaged 46.5 yards per kick, and also had two punts downed inside the 20.
3 – Receptions for Roy Helu, for 20 yards. The only reason that this is a notable statistic, is because it was the only place to put a Helu stat – he had no rushes at all against the Bills. Donte Stallworth had more rushes than Roy Helu.
1 – Wasted trip to Canada, for the Washington Redskins.
0 – Points scored for Washington. It’s the first time Mike Shanahan has been shutout as a head coach in his NFL career.
It doesn’t get any easier for the Redskins, as they face the 6-1 San Francisco 49ers this week.
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Edit: This blog was archived in May of 2016 from our original articles database.It was originally posted by Mark Solway