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Two Sides of Third Down

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Friday, September 21, 2007

A look at the Redskins' success on both sides of the ball this season on third down:

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DEFENSE

27.6

Percentage of third-down conversions allowed by the Redskins' defense (8 of 29) to lead the NFL. The league average is 41.3 percent. Last year, opponents were successful 43.7 percent of the time against the Redskins' defense.

OFFENSE

51.7

Percentage of third downs converted by the Redskins' offense over two games this year -- 15 of 29 -- fourth-best in the NFL. Last season, the Redskins' offense made good on just 37.4 percent of its third-down chances.


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