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Need to Know: Garçon on record pace

Oct 12, 2013, 6:04 AM EDT


Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, October 12, one day before the Washington Redskins visit the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night football.

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Five numbers that matter for the Redskins

-21: The Redskins’ net point differential this year (minus-5.2 point/game). In 2012 they outscored the opposition by 48 points (plus-3 points/game).

30.8: According to Football Outsiders, the number of yards the Redskins gain in an average offensive drive. By comparison, the Broncos are the best in the NFL here with 43.4 yards per drive and Jaguars are the worst with 18.3.

2: The number of interceptions the Redskins have through four games this year. Last year they had five through their first four games (at least one in every game) and 21 for the season.

12: The number of plays of 20 yards or more by the Redskins this year. Through four games last year they had 21

29: The number of receptions Pierre Garçon has this season. That is the most receptions for a Redskins receiver through four games since at least 1960.

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—Days until: Redskins @ Cowboys 1; Bears @ Redskins 8; Redskins @ Broncos 15

—Today’s schedule: No availability; team will have a walkthrough in the morning and then leave for Dallas this afternoon

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  1. rahwayhomey - Oct 12, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Garcon truly has developed into elite WR in NFL. His ability to catch off target balls has shined this year. The man is a beast to to tackle & only wish he wouldn’t jaw so much w/ D, risking that 15 yd penalty. Would much rather have him than Dez Bryant as Bryant is always 1 minute away from suspension. Women, Police, behavioral issues, J Jones probably has 24hr security on him, kind of a Pac Man Jones wanna be? LOL. Garcon’s toe injury last yr left question marks of if he could provide consistant dominating performances, which have now been answered. Great pick up for Shanny’s & 1st place is on horizon w/ win tomorrow.

    • polofourme - Oct 12, 2013 at 11:29 AM

      I have to respectfully disagree with your view that Garcon is a true No1 receiver…I will remind you no Redskins WR had even close to 1000 yards receiving last year..and yes I understand Garcon was injured. But the reason IMO he has the number catches he has this year is that, he is the best of the worst of a very average group of WRs…he gets a lot of balls thrown his way and the rest, well just look at their numbers. Not very impressive. I would not describe Garcon as elite, not even close. He is about the only O weapon we have aside from Morris. I truly wish we had a No1 WR…a big, fast possession go to kind of player that can dominate a game and make the players around him better. That’s not Garcon and never will be. Archives

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