By Rich Tandler
In 2011, the Redskins were not on the winning side in the giveaway-takeaway ratio for the sixth straight year. Their minus-14 ratio was their worst since 2002, when they also turned the ball over 14 more times than they took it away. But being on the bad side of the ratio has been where the Redskins have lived most of the time since 2000.
In 1999, the Redskins were plus-12 in turnovers. That is the last time they had a double-digit positive ratio, something that anywhere from five to seven teams accomplish every year. That also was the last time the Redskins won a division title.
Since then, the best the Redskins have done is a +6 in 2001, when they finished 8-8. They were plus-2 in 2003 and plus-1 in 2006. In the other nine seasons since 2000, they have either been even (2000 and 2008) or in negative territory.
Their cumulative turnover ratio from 2000-2011 is minus-45.
Here is their turnover ratio and the team’s record year by year since 2000.