By Rich Tandler
A few weeks ago here, we pointed out that the Redskins have had extraordinarily bad luck when it came to recovering opponents’ fumbles. We are back to report that their luck has gotten no better.
The Vikings fumbled twice in their win over the Redskins on Saturday. Both of the fumbles went out of bounds before one of a few Redskins defender who were near the ball could recover it.
Opponents have fumbled 25 times this season and the Redskins have been able to recover just seven of them. That is a recovery rate of 28 percent.
For a team struggling to find an edge anywhere it can find one, that is a lot of lost opportunity left bouncing on the turf.