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Look at Washington Offense and Defense – First 2 games

I had done the analysis a couple of days ago but never got around to posting this.

I used info from the NFL network to do this analysis and used no other site or reference material. I looked at running plays (left, right, up the middle) and passing plays (WR, TE and RB) and sacks.

Below is a table on some stats on offense. I have highlighted the stats that seem significant:

 

Run Left

Run R

Run Mid.

pass wr

pass te

pass rb

sacked

Number of Plays

          28

        17

            15

       46

      21

      11

        5

Total Yards

        107

        71

            59

     313

     238

      74

     (50)

Average yds / play

         3.8

       4.2

           3.9

      6.8

    11.3

     6.7

  (10.0)

Completion Percentage

 

 

 

54.3%

71.4%

63.6%

 

Analysis: Seems like they favor Trent Williams side to run on. Except for 2 long runs on the left side, they have not been successful on the left side. On the passing side, look at the throws to the wide receivers (it has been pretty pedestrian, low completion percentage as well as low avg. per play). The TE throws have been very productive and the RB has been middle of the road. Moral to this story is watch out Fred Davis (TE). Not a lot of throws to the RB’s so it seems like Washington favors them.

In addition, their redzone offense looks ok. They had 11 chances in the redzone, converted 5 for TD, 3 for FG and botched the other 3 (1 blocked FG, 1 Int, 1 missed FG).

Now for the defense:

 

Run Left

Run R.

Run Middle

pass wr

pass te

pass rb

sacked

Number of Plays

            9

        12

            12

       53

        3

        5

        7

Total Yards

          39

        39

            88

     423

      41

      10

     (47)

Average

         4.3

       3.3

           7.3

      8.0

    13.7

     2.0

    (6.7)

Completion Percentage

 

 

 

56.6%

66.7%

20.0%

 

Analysis: Some of the highlights here it seems like the run middle is suspect based on the 7.3 yds per run. However, it seems like Arizona gouged them with Beanie Wells in the spread offense in the 2nd half (which in itself is an opportunity), but not sure Cowboys want to have a spread offense with Romo’s ribs they way they are. Also look at the number of targets to WR’s vs. TE / RB (87%!) as well as the average per attempt at WR (8.0 yds per attempt). This seems like defensive coordinators are targeting their CB’s with some success. Not sure why the TE attempts have not been exploited, maybe NY / Arizona kept them in for blocking.

It will be interesting to see how often Dallas goes after Washington’s CB’s with the wide receiver position the way it is, but it seems like they at least should try (especially with the gambler DeAngelo Hall).  I also think the Washington’s defense stats are skewed considering how awful the Giants were in that first game, NY should have won that one and it was very close in the Arizona game.

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