Here are the pertinent numbers and statistics from the Washington Redskins 34-19 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday:
304 – Total yards for the Redskins, to the Jets 266 yards. Washington led in many of the offensive statistics, but got clobbered on the one that counts – the score. The Redskins ran 71 offensive plays, and the Jets ran 62; they both averaged
221 – Yards passing for Rex Grossman, on an extremely unimpressive 19 for 46 day. He threw his obligatory interception to stretch his personal streak to 15 straight games, and showed very few signs of the quarterback that battled the week before. His 47.5 quarterback rating says it all.
165 – Yards passing for Mark Sanchez. Somehow, despite the low yardage, and the very average 19 of 32 completion percentage, he out-quarterbacked Rex Grossman.
100 – Yards rushing for Roy Helu, on 23 carries. Not a penny more, not a penny less. The rookie was a major factor in the first half, posting 63 of his yards on 11 carries. In the second half, Grossman’s struggles allowed the Jets to focus on Helu making yardage much tougher to come by, but Helu’s biggest faux pas was a fumble on the Redskins’ own 29-yard line. Luckily for the rookie, the defense held, forced a fumble that the Jets missed, and Helu dodged a bit of a bullet.
99 – Yards receiving by Fred Davis, on 6 receptions. They are significant numbers, because Davis has since received a four-game suspension for substance abuse, and they will be his last of the season. They could conceivably be his last as a Redskin, as he is a free agent at year’s end.
91 – Yards receiving combined for Plaxico Burress and Santonio Holmes. DeAngelo Hall and Josh Wilson actually did a good job of keeping them in check.
42 – Yards receiving for Santana Moss; unfortunately that led all Redskins wide recievers.
37 – yard punt average for Sav Rocca. It’s his second tough outing in a row, though Sunday’s performance was also attributable to hit he took during the game. Inexplicably the penalty was only called a ‘running into the kicker’ as opposed to a ‘roughing the kicker’ despite the fact that the tackler clearly hit Rocca’s exposed plant leg. Rocca did pin the Jets inside the 20 on 4 of his 6 punts, so some of the low total had to do with field position.
32 – Minutes of ball possession for the Jets, to the Redskins’ 28 minutes (32:12 v 27:48). Washington is now a perfect 0-8 in the 8 games that they have lost the time of possession battle.
17 – Tackles for the venerable London Fletcher. That moved him into sole possession of the NFL’s tackling lead with 124 tackles – at 36 years old – the man is a machine.
12 – complete misses by Grossman. He was 19 of 46, which means that he had 27 incompletions; the Jets had 15 passes defended, which leaves 12 times that Rex just missed the mark – that’s more than 1/4 of the time.
8 – Losses on the season for Washington. They aren’t likely to win out, so it’s another losing season for the Redskins and Redskins Nation.
6 – Punts for Rocca. A significant statistic as it indicates how much trouble the Redskins had moving the ball.
4 – Field goals for Graham Gano, on 4 attempts. There seems to be muddled information as to whether or not his short kickoff was intentional or not, but other than that, Gano had a good day hitting from 33, 23, 46, and 43 yards. Credit where credit is due, a kicker’s psyche can be very delicate, but Gano bounced back this week after a terrible outing last week.
3 – Lost turnovers for the Redskins – 2 fumbles and an interception. Banks also had a fumble that the Redskins recovered (Riley), but Helu and Grossman’s fumbles were recovered by the Jets. It was the Redskins’ 26th straight game with a turnover.
3 – Rushing touchdowns for Jets running Back Shonn Greene. Dagger. He had 88 yards on 22 carries.
The New England Patriots are up next for the Redskins. There could be some pretty big numbers next week.
Edit: This blog was archived in May of 2016 from our original articles database.It was originally posted by Mark Solway